Norn9: Var Commons Reviews
Now that it's been cleaned up, Norn9: Var Commons is one of the stronger romance novel entries on Switch. With a neat plot, no time to get bored with a suitor because there's still plenty to go, and just enough hints to guess where the common ending will go, it'll be worth some time heading to meet The World.
The real reason for this release is that the “sequel” fandisc, Norn9 Last Era is currently being prepped for release later this year, and Aksys realises that the best way to get people to buy that is to have played the original. It’s mildly cynical, but at the same time, for something this niche. understandable. There are certain visual novels that I think I would have rather seen on Switch first (Hakuouki springs to mind), but nonetheless, this is a really exceptional page-turner sci-fi tale that boasts some great characters. Don’t let it miss you a second time.
Norn9: Var Commons attempts to do a lot and, while it is an enjoyable otome game and at its best on the Switch, some routes are more satisfying than others.
An interesting science fiction story, but it leaves some loose ends. We have nine routes available with nine totally different guys.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Norn9: Var Commons is, without a doubt, a visual novel recommended for people who love sci-fi stories; however, at the same time, it's enticing even for non-fans of the genre with its well written plot and unique, charismatic characters. With quality of life features that make reading a breeze, minigames that break up the text density, and a great audiovisual presentation, the only caveat is how it leaves the main character behind but, otherwise, we have an excellent otome game for Switch.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Norn9 Var Commons is a pretty good start to my Otome year. It has a lot of different, well-thought-out characters. I think there is a character everyone can relate to. The story itself left me curious about where it would go, and I loved the sci-fi theme that the whole game has. Whether it was a well-beloved game for you when it first came out or whether you are looking for a new Otome game, this is a good one. I think, even though the game is a remake of an older game, it still brings something new to the Otome world.