NEKOPARA Vol. 1
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NEKOPARA is a light and fluffy visual novel that fans of catgirls will enjoy their time with.
Leave me be, I'm only crying because of how much this is dumb fun. Being as well polished as it is, with its writing and content quality. This is Visual/Kinetic Novel that tops Steins;Gate from being the Gold Standard of features.
Kittens doing cute kitten stuff: funny? Yes. More than five hours of the same thing, though? Not really. Even for the low standards of the visual novel genre, NEKOPARA Vol. 1 is as far away from what a videogame is supposed to be as can be. The plot does not exist, for the simple fact that this is just an excuse to have virtual sex(?) with nekos - but without any sex scenes, unless willing to pay a bunch of money in order to patch this up and get to ogle at some anime coconuts.
There's still plenty of fanservice in Nekopara; the girls have good taste in underwear, that's for sure, and there's plenty of flirtatious dialogue and risqué implications, but it all comes across as playful, and reinforces the rest of the game's silly tone. And for that, it's absolutely delightful.
It's not the most accomplished visual novel out there, but it most definitely is one of the best ones to make it to the West.