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Norn 9 Var Commons




Norn 9 Var Commons 


Virtual novels have been a neat new thing to see out of Japan in recent years. Norn 9 Var Commons on the Playstation Vita is one of the most recent releases. This game actually comes with a mini game that is really different. The game play in Norn 9 Var Commons consists of reading the dialogue and making choices at certain points. The big replay in Norn 9 Var Commons is to go back and make different choices.

What kind of choices are there in Norn 9 Var Commons? Early on you can pick which girl to play. Then you can pick which boy to get to know. The goal of course is to grow close and nurture romance. In some ways Norn 9 Var Commons is like a video game romance novel. Which is why it has earned the thirteen and older only rating from the ESRB organization.

I am very thankful Family Friendly Gaming was provided a physical copy of Norn 9 Var Commons on the PS Vita. I am also very thankful that Aksys Games provided for the millions upon millions of physical copy gamers out there. The PS Vita really needed some games out at retail, otherwise many families thought the system was completely dead.

Some of the bad content in Norn 9 Var Commons is bad language, violence, blood, powers, espers, and of course sexual content. If you put Norn 9 Var Commons on Auto to scroll through the text at a leisurely pace the PS Vita will fall asleep. I let my hubby watch a bit of Norn 9 Var Commons, and it was a race to see which would fall asleep faster; him or the PS Vita system.

Norn 9 Var Commons tries to captivate the attention of males by having characters with powers, time travel, violent images, and more. It did not seem to have the desired effect, and then it made me scratch my head. I wish Norn 9 Var Commons had gone more in the direction of romance novel for the female gamers. There is nothing wrong with targeting women only. As is Norn 9 Var Commons is half in and half out.

The characters are nicely drawn, and there is fantastic music in Norn 9 Var Commons. The voices are in Japanese. I caught a word here and there in Japanese that I knew. It helped to have the English text on the screen. The Norn 9 Quest mini game is an odd inclusion, but it did give me something else to do - besides read about the characters as they grew affection for one another.
- Yolanda


Graphics: 60%
Sound: 60%
Replay/Extras: 85%
Gameplay: 70%
Family Friendly Factor: 70%

System: PS Vita
Publisher: Aksys Games
Developer: Idea Factory
{Language, Mild Blood, Sexual Themes, Violence}

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