If you’ve been with HD since mid-’07 you may remember me ranting about Bullet Butlers prior to it coming out last summer. Well, I finally installed it earlier this week (in the process of working on a “2007 eroge year in review” post), and it took me by the scruff of the neck in the way that no game (or novel) has in a very long time, pulled me in, and refused to let me out until I finished. It’s a long game. I finally just got through one of the major story arcs, and am pausing to post this before diving back in – I expect to be finished with the whole thing by the end of the weekend, at which point an exhaustive review will be forthcoming. In the mean time please forgive the lack of updates while I indulge myself a bit longer… a YouTube embed of the Bullet Butlers OP can be found below:



For those interested the game’s Erogamescape page can be found here. I’ll say this, prior to the full review: this is the best-written visual novel I have ever played (or read, or experienced – pick a verb). It’s probably not the all time best out there, but if you like heroic heroes, fantasy novels with deep, intricate settings, high romance, and plots that weave together like a Chinese puzzle box, this is a game I can’t recommend highly enough.

I’ll be back in a few (dozen) hours…

*wipes away tears left over from the Valeria ending*

January 14 Update: I finished the final route last night this morning at 4:30 AM. Review coming soon, after I can catch a bit of shut-eye…