Though fairly short and not particularly branch-y, Requiescence is a charming first foray into the world of BL visual novels by newcomer team Argent Games. This boys’ love visual novel features four handsome adventurers exploring an ancient, magical site — known simply as the Cathedral. The player character is an ice mage called Kymil, freshly 19 years old, and for some reason his voice actor is the only one who participates in any sex scenes.
Stanley and Vanessa have been besties since fourth grade, and now they’re going on their first vacation without parents EVER! Though Vanessa’s hidden feelings for Stanley continue to grow, Stanley has other plans, and tries to score a date with the local surf shop loiterer, Dude. Also, something about pets! I’m not really sure.
The kind of humor you’d expect from a game about a human dating birds appears in short, mild bursts. The birds themselves aren’t actually the joke, and the universe pans out as though they were supposed to be humans but viewed through a birdoscope. They ride human scooters, read human books, and shoot human guns with neither opposable thumbs nor any sense of irony.