VA-11 HALL-A

A Western-developed, Japanese-inspired cyberpunk visual novel in the PC-98 tradition, in which you play the role of Jill, a bartender in the titular drinking establishment, as she witnesses the aftermath of various significant happenings. Heartfelt, touching, thought-provoking and genuinely amusing, and a spinoff of indie cyberpunk adventure Read Only Memories that is superior in almost every way to its source material.


Developer: Sukeban Games
Publisher: Ysbryd Games
Available on: Windows PC/Mac/Linux


Articles about VA-11 HALL-A

Coffee Talk: It’s A Brewtiful Day - One of the great things about modern gaming is the sheer diversity of experiences you can have from one moment to the next. If you’re in the mood for hacking and slashing through hordes of enemies as the cute girl personification of a video games console, gaming has you covered. If you fancy taking photos … Continue reading Coffee Talk: It’s A Brewtiful Day
Waifus I Have Loved - As Valentine’s Day rolls around once again, I find myself keenly aware that not everyone in this world is fortunate enough to be blessed with a partner, lover, spouse or otherwise significant other as understanding, tolerant and patient as my good wife. At times like this, a man often turns to solace in the arms … Continue reading Waifus I Have Loved
VA-11 Hall-A: Mixing Drinks and Changing Lives - VA-11 Hall-A is a remarkable work in so many ways. Not only is it the work of just two mysterious chaps from Venezuela, it’s one of the most authentically “Japanese-feeling” Western works for quite some time. On top of all that, it’s simply an extremely well put together package, featuring beautiful pixel art by Christopher … Continue reading VA-11 Hall-A: Mixing Drinks and Changing Lives
Where Everybody Knows Your Name is “Bartender” - One of the most powerful — and underexplored — aspects of video games at large is that they allow us to put ourselves in the shoes of other people: to explore lives that are not our own. In the case of most games, the “lives that are not our own” tend to be power fantasies: … Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name is “Bartender”

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