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"Lay It Bare!" Yaoi Visual Novel Review

"Lay It Bare!" another Yaoi Visual Novel to review. Totally excited to dive into this review since it's been awhile since I've played a Yaoi visual novel that was this simple but fun. First off, the setting is classic—a long-distance relationship between college sweethearts Taiyou and Rui. These types of stories, with their emotional ups and downs, ares just a good BL plot. Nothing too extreme. Nothing too complicated to jump into.



Lay It Bare! Review


Now, the whole "Grumpy Idiot x Smiley Idiot" dynamic? That's a trope we've seen a million times, but honestly, it never gets old. Honestly a guilty pleasure of mine. It's like, you know what's going to happen, but you're so here for it. And there's this twist with Taiyou behaving oddly—gotta love a little mystery sprinkled in, right?


The 15k word count is decent for a visual novel. I prefer my visual novels super long, but this is a good start to what Selamat Pagi Abang! is offering the BL world. It's not too long, but enough to get you invested in the characters and their story. And the fact that the main characters are voiced in Japanese? The voice acting in Yaoi games can really make or break the experience, so this is a big plus.


Lay It Bare visual novel screenshot

Now, let's talk about NSFW scenes. Full-voice and sound effects? That's some next-level stuff. Some really big Yaoi game studios don't even offer "full" voice acting which is crazy Selamat Pagi Abang! went this route. Crazy good! And let's not forget the gallery with seven CGs—those customizable expressions sound intriguing. It's like a little reward for playing through the game.


As for the playtime, 50 minutes is pretty short, but it's perfect for those who want a quick, satisfying dive into a Yaoi story without committing hours. And it's made for NaNoRenO 2023 Jam? That's pretty cool. It gives indie developers a chance to showcase their talents, and we get to see some fresh takes on the BL genre.



Lay It Bare gameplay screenshot

In summary, "Lay It Bare" seems like it's got all the right points for a fantastic Yaoi game. Long-distance relationship, intriguing character dynamics, Japanese voice acting, and some steamy NSFW content. If you're into the BL genre, this sounds like a must-play. Keep the Yaoi cu...coming!


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