But I'll review and post my personal impression about the anime on a later post.
Today I'm here to present you a little jewel that I found yesterday that I thought that was almost impossible to find:
Kanon (Standard Edition) All Ages Version
The game is an oldie, and the character's drawing style isn't a pearl to the eye, but the solid story and the way it could completely involve you compensates.
As you can see in the title of this post, this is the non-hentai version of the game, and the best part is it's fully translated to english by Non Directional Translations.
[Download Kanon Game]
(just download from one of the mirror sites)
[Download Translation Patch]
(Download links provided by smukherjee08 from HongFire Forum)
1. Extract the zip files
2. Mount the .iso with Daemon tools and run the setup and let it instal the game to C:\KEY folder
3. Extract the translation file to C:\KEY\KANON_SE_ALL folder, overwriting all
4. Run "realive_patch.exe" and patch the "realive.exe"
5. Extract the voices to c:\KEY\KANON_SE_ALL folder, overwriting all.
6.Put all the files in the \All Ages folder of the translation patch (the 6 SEENxxxx.txt files) to the C:\KEY\KANON_SE_ALL folder.7. Now run the game by executing the now-patched Reallive.exe
(Instructions by smukherjee08 from HongFire Forum)
(Screenshots from Detarame Anime & Game Blog)
For those who aren't familiar with visual novels, in this type of games you interact with the characters by reading the dialogues and making choices that will determine the course of the history. It's like reading an interactive book where you can choose what i'll happen and see the beautiful artwork along with the japanese voices and beautiful background music. Generally, when you finish the game, you'll end up falling in love with the girl that you interacted the most.
Ok, I'll try not to give away too much about the story so I don't make any major spoiler. So the story begins with you (or the male character that you'll play named Yuichi) returning to the town that you usually visited when you were little, after seven years since the last time that were there. In this city for some reason you remember little to anything but you'll encounter some girls that will help you remember your forgotten past while unveiling the tragic history of each girl, recalling a promise that was made long ago.
With this, you can expect a lot of mysterious moments, a bit of supernatural and lot of drama.
Note: The main male character could be Yuichi or You because you can change his name to yours, so do as you like ;D
Hope you'll like it, have fun and comment!!