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Grisaia Kickstarter and Steins;Gate News

Grisaia no Rakuen

Lots of big news for visual novel fans lately. The Grisaia trilogy kickstarter launched hours earlier and is already, at time of writing, at $69k of it’s $160k goal. So, while not a powerhouse title like CLANNAD (whose kickstarter is still going and is 210% 1 completed), it’ll likely be completely funded within a few days. Not more than a week, I’m sure.

I can’t say I’m too terribly interested in Grisaia as a whole because I’ve heard such mixed things about it. Normally I go for the main heroine but this one isn’t very interesting to me. Michiru seems really interesting so if I did play I’d like to play for her. Still, none of the girls scream out to me so I’m really ambivalent about the whole thing.

However I’m pretty dang hype about the Steins;Gate news. PQube (a company I’m honestly not that familiar with) is bringing the visual novel to both the PS3 and Vita in 2015. I think I may get a Vita just for this. I’m just not big on playing VNs on my computer so heck, getting it on the PS3 might even be okay.

That being said, Grisaia has a stretch goal for platform releases. From my understanding, it was only released on PSP and Vita so I really hope it makes it to that point too because then I would play the series for sure. Hey, if it reaches that goal I’ll toss in a couple bucks to secure my copy too. I welcome the new age of handheld visual novels though I should probably work on getting a Vita before these come out.

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  1. at time of writing

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That being said, I’m really glad I did play this. I would have ignored it entirely but the trailer with This Silence is Mine won me over so hard that I excited about this game for months. So even though this game was frustrating, tedious and a chore a lot of the time, I still think the end result was totally worth the headache.

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