Ebi-Hime's iconic visual novel where all the characters are based on British Romantic poets. This VN felt like a true masterpiece in 2015 and I have reread it many times since then. Samantha, Lillian, Roberta, DeQuincey, Alexandra, Georgia and Percy - all of them have interesting and complex personalities. The character art is very pretty and the backgrounds feature lovely landscapes of The Lake District. The writing is flowery, so it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I found it mesmerising.
A downloadable game for Windows and Linux
Please note: This visual novel is related to my previous free VN, Dejection. Asphyxia features the same characters as Dejection in a slightly different universe, and both VNs are written in a similar style.
You might want to play Dejection before playing Asphyxia to gauge whether you would enjoy Asphyxia or not!
Asphyxia is a gloomy yuri visual novel that takes well-known Romantic poets like Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Byron, and turns them into cute anime girls. It's every literature student's dream! ♥
Follow Samantha Coleridge, who is (as one might expect coming from Coleridge) languishing in the doldrums of depression. Samantha has been miserable for a long time, but her bleak mood has continued to worsen after an intense falling-out with her best friend, Lillian Wordsworth.
Why did her friendship with Lillian collapse, and was Samantha truly to blame for it?
Samantha turns these thoughts over in her head fitfully for several months, until a school field trip gives her a chance to once again spend time with Lillian. In the enchanting environs of the Lake District, will Samantha finally be able to fix her fractured relationship with Lillian...
Or is it destined to crumble once again?
- 70k worth of text (approx 3-6 hours of reading)
- A story with four different endings and several choices
- Gorgeous character and background artwork
- A cast of characters all based on Romantic poets (and Alexander Pope)
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, re-envisioned as a sad lesbian!!!
- She has a crush on Wordsworth now!!!
- Wordsworth doesn’t reciprocate!!!
- Also, chic vampire Byron is pretty cute ♥
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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I had played Dejection before this one, since there is nowhere to comment on it, I will comment on it here Before commenting Asphyxia.
I like the art style and the music is peaceful, yet the words were dark which fit well the theme, the contrast in both makes it easier to go through, it is a good version.
Now for Asphyxia, at first it seems lighter in the words but after it shows well how dark the be in Samantha's state is, which is something I know too well. (except the drugs & alcohol part )
I love the art style that is the same as Strawberry Vinegar, The title theme is melancholic but I like it, the other music soundtracks are good too.
The history part on the people you made the characters from is interesting to read, their life seems to have been hard in more than one way.
I like the laughing parts here and there, De Quincey is quite funny, Georgia is like the annoying kind but still has a heart.
I have got two endings but I am guessing there is a third one from the missing CG in the Gallery?
The little finger ending is so cute :)
I had played Dejection about two months ago or something, it took me a while before playing Asphyxia, at first I wanted to play it right after Dejection but I always ended up doing something else.
an amazing visual novel like always :)