So, a group of able developers got together on infamous message board 4Chan and created an anime-style dating sim, Katawa Shoujo, about amputees, burn victims, and the like. Those sick bastards, right? Apparently, it’s not a bad game. Kotaku writer Richard Eisenbeis basically says despite the obligatory hentai sex scenes (you can turn this mode off), there are lessons to be learned and stuff:
In all, Katawa Shoujo is an excellent visual novel. It takes a delicate issue and treats it with all the respect it deserves, while not tip-toeing around it. Moreover, it delivers a touching slice-of-life story—or five of them, as the case may be. It really is a testament to what a group of random netizens can do when they have the same goal.
Word? It actually sounds like most animes I really enjoy, a real iffy premise that you soon forget about as the story and character development overshadows everything else. Click here to play for free.