Console ADVs are nice because I get less distracted than if I was on the computer.
In a fictional country that was once threatened by low birth rates and an aging population, a law was passed to enforce marriage at the age of 18. Failure to comply results in the death penalty — if you don’t get married by the day of high school graduation where marriage ceremonies are held nationwide, you are taken to the Bachelor Jail and executed. 結婚主義国家 is a collection of 8 short stories surrounding 16 teenagers who live under this law, in a country where “love” and “romance” are glorified to the point of brainwashing and marriage is a matter of life and death.
Was going to write a legit GOTY post until I realized that most of the games I played this year were not from this year. There are a bunch of games that I intend to but haven’t played yet, so this post is probably pointless anyway. Overall it was a pretty good year, could have been a lot worse.
No repeat “winners” for different categories because the point of this post is to spare me from writing a bunch of other posts.
Marvelous took the リア充爆発しろ (riajuu go explode) meme and made an actual game out of it. A game where you have arguments against Twitter celebrities, Ace Attorney style.
An all-ages ADV about nine people trapped in the underground part of a lab with a nuclear reactor melting down in the center. Explosions happened simultaneously, the security system malfunctioned, areas are on fire, staircases are destroyed, and the gate that leads to the ground floor is tightly shut. Furthermore, the nuclear radiation level is rising by the minute and the drug that protects users from exposure to radiation is in short supply and has to be re-taken every hour. There are nine hours until the gate is scheduled to open.
Capcom tries new things for the Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney) series, with an entirely new setting and characters. The end result brings something similar to the Layton vs. Phoenix Wright crossover, since we’re now in England in a time period where familiar technology in the main series hasn’t even been invented yet.