Cross-posting something I put somewhere else because you guys might be interested too.Everlasting Summerhttp://store.steampowered.com/app/331470692 positive reviews / 60 negative reviewsWhat is this?
A free Russian VN that popped up on Steam through Greenlight this week.
With the latest patch from yesterday, the game features in-game achievements and Steam achievements.
Everlasting Summer resembles Katawa Shoujo in the sense that it was made by people who originate from the defunct Russian 2-chan.
Also similar to Katawa Shoujo, the game is free and of very good quality.
There are meme and anime/internet related jokes that are hidden well enough to not break the game's world while still being visible enough that anime/internet connoisseurs will pick up on them.
It is considered mature (which puzzles the entire Steam community on how it was accepted) but the option is OFF by default.
Adult content needs to be activated in the options menu (DON'T DO IT KIDS!)
As far as the adult content goes, it does show nude male and females although there are no visible genitalia (convenient censorship).
It does depict sexually suggestive images.
Don't judge me ;_;Story:
Overall good (Miku path is the exception)
Central theme reminds me of Ever17Graphics
There's a strong fluctuation in the graphics. I think there were different artists involved and their level of skill varied. Some of the CGs look wonderful while some other look pretty bad. Still a pretty big game when you consider that there are 140 CG & 115 BG.Audio
The music is very good. That's pretty surprising given that usually free games cut cost/effort on the audio.
While the songs are good (there are 66 of them !) I think the ambiance noise is also very good (though I think most of it is from freesounds.com).Conclusion
Anyone who plays VN should play this one.
Quality-wise, it's better than most of the 10$ ones on Steam.
I heavily suggest this guide if you can't find the special paths (main reason why my game time is ludicrous):http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=344263349