“Your Dry Delight” is an indie BL visual novel released on August 17, 2018. Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s in Cleveland, Ohio, you play as Detective Richter while you try to unravel Cleveland’s liquor industry (Summary from Steam). Depending on what you choose, you can get either Leslie Clark’s or Meyer Eastman’s route- however, both are needed to unlock the true ending.
I actually downloaded the game thinking that it was going to be more of a mystery game since I typed in “detective” on Steam. While playing, I learned that it wasn’t much of a mystery, but a BL story. One of the impressive aspects of this visual, however, is the amount of historical research done. It is evident within the actual plot and setting itself, but what’s even more impressive is the vocabulary of that era used. The glossary goes into detail with when and how certain words/slang was used along with other fun facts.
The plot is rather interesting as well since it takes place in an actual time in history, which was the alcohol prohibition period (1920-1933). It is also a time where mafia/mob bosses were a major thing- so I’m glad that they included that while making this visual novel. I actually looked up Eastman in the 1920s, and I even screamed when I saw that the “Eastman Gang” actually existed. The amount of research they did in making this, absolutely blows my mind.
My only complaint is being how easy you can get Meyer’s route, with Leslie’s route, you need to answer everything correctly in the beginning, otherwise, you’ll end up getting Meyer’s route. I confess, I kinda had to cheat and look up Leslie’s answers to get his route, because I didn’t know which were the right answers to get it after countless attempts and getting Meyer’s route. The true ending was still pretty satisfying since both Meyer and Leslie tease you as you all negotiate the end of the prohibition of selling alcoholic beverages.
With that being said, I give “Your Dry Delight” 4 pairs of paws out of five 🐾🐾🐾🐾 . If you guys love historical fiction and BL, I highly recommend this. I loved playing every minute of it. It’s also free so anyone and everyone can play it. Anyways, see you all next time. Until then, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾