Visual novels are quite a passive game to play. That isn’t a criticism, it’s a fact. Lotus Reverie: First Nexus on Xbox though is different as it combines a visual novel with strategy elements and a battle mode too.
There’s a fantastic Lost-like quality to Crimson Spires, the latest visual novel from Eastasiasoft. There’s a hulking great mystery at its centre, and it’s hard to tell whether it’s man-made, supernatural or something else entirely. You are stuck in a town that’s cut off from the rest of the world, surrounded by deadly, glowing towers that encircle it. As newly transferred sheriff Erika Wright, your job - among others - is to find out what these towers are.
If there's one genre that is sure to stoke up a debate amongst gamers, it's that of the visual novel. However, should you side with what they deliver and are happy to immerse yourself into some deep tales, you'll find a host of opportunities out there. The latest is that of Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies as it launches on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.
Ever wanted to take in a mysterious visual novel on Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch in which the main thrust of the tale is fully focused on cops against vampires? Cross the Moon is that visual novel.
Ratalaika Games already have a number of visual novels in their gaming catalogue, including the likes of How to Take Off Your Mask Remastered and Autumn’s Journey, but now they’ve released another. There are a lot of mysterious goings on where we’re heading to next though. So, prepare to be whisked away to a dragon realm for this one as Angels with Scaly Wings lands on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Ratalaika Games are building a rather extensive collection of visual novels under their publishing wing, with Syrup and The Ultimate Sweet, Roommates, Nicole, and more releasing on consoles this year. Now, Autumn’s Journey is another of its kind joining the mix to tell the tale of a wannabe knight and her two new dragon pals on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and - very shortly - Nintendo Switch.
Following the recent release of Nicole, Ratalaika Games are back with another visual novel from developers Winter Wolves in the form of Roommates. Prepare to share your dorm life with a few potential love interests and maybe have a chuckle along the way.
As the dust settles following the Xbox Games Showcase, our team of gaming fanatics are ready to not only discuss the fallout from that, but also other game-related news emerging recently. In fact, TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 41 is brimming with gaming chatter, for a change. So prepare for visual novels, dating sims and murder mysteries in this episode too!
Visual novels are fast becoming a regular feature on the various digital stores that hold our gaming goodies, with multiple offerings having arrived over recent weeks and months. Today it's the turn of another in the genre, mixing a romantic theme into the usual chatty ways as Arcade Spirits launches on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.