Games

When Night Comes- Visual Novel Review

Title: When The Night Comes

Company: Lunaris Games

Genre: Visual Novel

Release Date: April 3, 2019 (updated version coming soon)

Rating: R18 (harsh language and scenes of violence)

Synopsis: “When The Night Comes is a queer, narrative-driven, supernatural visual novel. You are a renowned Hunter, a demon slayer who has been called to the quiet town of Lunaris to assist the local Enforcers with an investigation into a series of unsettling and unexplained supernatural murders” (synopsis taken from Wtncgame.com).

I did mention this game briefly in my “Pride Month’s Favorites” post. I found out about this game from a friend of mine. The art is absolutely beautiful. Right before you start the game, it asks you the usual questions of your name and such, but it also asks you what your pronouns are. It also includes different kinds of relationships (6 monogamous and 2 polyamorous) with people of different pronoun identities (4 men, 1 woman, and 1 nonbinary).

Since it’s a visual novel and not really a dating sim, there’s not really a lot of change in the story (plot-wise at least) when you choose a route; however, the things that do change are the romance and the scenery in certain events (such as the characters’ homes). You can also tell that different artists worked on the game since the images of the characters tend to show differences in art style (not that that’s a bad thing. In fact, I like knowing that there are different art styles). This could confuse someone a bit; however, it doesn’t take away from the essence of the game itself. Also, as I was looking up the synopsis for the game, I saw that Lunaris Games announced that they had released 2 new mini-stories for When The Night Comes and that they also plan on updating the game with new art and new additions to it. I’m really excited.

With that being said, I give When the Night Comes 4 paws out of five 🐾🐾🐾🐾. I really did enjoy it. Even with Pride Month being over, I still think this would be a good visual novel anyone can enjoy. I can’t wait for the update to the game (which is said to be by the end of 2020) and I plan on playing the mini-stories once I finish this post. That’s it for today. I hope you all enjoyed reading this. Until then, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya!

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