Production: Adorable rockets
Release Date: December 2007
Rating: 16+(contains sexual humor and some nudity)
Download Link: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2884
The story is about a man who survived in the war between the Unity of Man and their forces which is called Empires. In his childhood, he highly admired his dad’s determination and belief that there are still other inhabitants in the space apart from their race. But sadly, his dad never returned from his expedition in space so the man was very much determined in finding his dad. He did his best to excel in school both in academics and sports. His hardships soon bear fruit, he was included as one of the members of the military. After surviving the war, he was placed in a higher position and was promoted to be a captain of a spaceship. When he arrives in the spaceship, he thought that all is well until…
Starlight is a sci-fi visual novel so it’s a bit hard to understand some of the mechanical terms mentioned although some of them were made up words by the writer. There are three endings in this Visual Novel but I always got the no.1 and the no.2 ending. One thing that I would point out is that there are some misspelled words, repetition of words and some grammatical errors at the beginning. They are lesser in number so the idea was still able to comprehend. There are many choices in the story so its hard to get the third ending. But all in all, the story was great. The story flow was unpredictable and includes some sexual humor.
The graphics was not bad at all. The background images are very well suited for the setting of the story which is in space. The background images of the interior of the spaceship is futuristic style and even the status monitor which is in 3-d. The character images are well drawn in a cartoon-like style. In this VN, I only see the characters looking in each other and not faced in front. In their body moves, you can tell what the personality of the character is. The facial expressions’ of the characters’ are clearly distinguished.
There are a lot of music backgrounds used in this VN. I think there are 12 based on what I remember from the credits(not quite sure though). It’s a good thing that the creator of this VN didn’t stick that too much to a few sounds. There was a background music that was used twice but it’s suited for the event in the VN (which sounds like a bit dramatic). The sound effects were fewer due to the situations in the VN.
The engine used in making this VN possible is Ren’Py which you can download on its official site. The introductory part of Starlight is quite good because of its futuristic sounds. After the introductory part is the main menu screen which has the common functions like Start Game(starts a new game), Continue Game(loads a saved file), Epilogue(which is the ending), Preferences(where you can adjust the size of the screen, volume of music and sounds, speed of the text and transitions).
What I can say is…
I liked the story of Starlight but one of the most confusing things in this VN are the mechanical terms used. While reading, I don’t put much attention to the mechanical terms but the thought of the sentences. One thing that is hard to achieve in this VN is the 3rd ending(which I assume is the bad ending ’cause I have gotten the 2 good endings). There are many choices in this VN so I was having trouble getting the third ending. I already searched on the web for a walkthrough but I didn’t find any.
But despite of this, I still enjoy reading this VN because of the different personalities of the characters and based on the player’s choices determines the outcome of the story. And when the credits roll, I found out that there is only one man behind this futuristic Visual Novel. Not only he is the writer but he’s also the artist, sounds editor, proofreader and yeah, he did it all by himself.
What I’m looking forward…
The second episode of Starlight because this is the first episode. I also want to get the third ending of this VN so I can unlock the epilogue.
For somebody out there who knows how to get the third ending, pretty please comment or email me on the walkthrough. ^_^