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Previous thread: >>19622566

This thread is for the discussion of untranslated Japanese visual novels.

What are you playing? What are you looking forward to? What have you finished? You know the drill.

>> No.19650874

Remember to keep any questions related to reading difficulty, text hooking and general language questions to their appropriate thread over at /djt/.


>> No.19650906

You fucked up, it's not in the OP.
You've doomed us all, anon.

>> No.19650925

Okay, I'll put it in next time.

>> No.19651013

So what's the deal with the Baldr series then? I've only heard praise about it, was it actually just bullshit or something?

>> No.19651034

The only Baldr games anyone actually liked were the ones written by Hiei.

>> No.19651215

I heard that baldr sky has a million repeating lines, so it sounds like the perfect game for a beginner!

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Why am I so bald?

>> No.19651391

The praise is for the gameplay, not the story or characters. The story is full of holes and bullshit, and the characters are forgettable at best, or outright assholes they try to frame as sympathetic at worst. Approach it like Minority Report, Timecop, or Looper; a mindless action flick that makes overtures towards being cyberpunk and high minded philosophy, but it doesn't even take scratching the surface for everything to stop making sense. I mean, shit, the writer gets basic cyberpunk terminology and references wrong all the fucking time.

>> No.19651416

hmm..ok, that doesn't really sound like something i'm looking for
kind of related to sci-fi i think, but have you read JQV? I've had it on my wishlist for the longest time and i'm considering reading it, but it seems to be relatively unknown to people, at least in my circle of friends

>> No.19651470

Finished Shiroha and Ao route in Summer Pockets. Seiya Saiga said to go through Tsumugi next then Kamome for cg collection, but looking at Tsumugi center position, should I go for Kamome first?

>> No.19651632

It doesn't matter. The only route that's relevant for the true is Shiroha, others are just there to pad the game.

>> No.19651685

>OP pic is not an エロゲ

>> No.19651701

>Untranslated VN General

>> No.19651902

off to a great start

>> No.19651913

Have you guys ever experienced a moment where you see a game, and think looks like fun lets download that, but then you notice you had it downloaded all along.

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>> No.19651936

Yeah, that's happened to me a couple of times.

>> No.19652082

I got my friend to play this today. Played it ages ago but did anyone play it and can talk about it? The setting dark gloomy mountain village in rural areas works so well.. Games usually never fail to deliver in such a setting.


Also...lmao EA worked on a VN.

>> No.19652132

Bros, looking for a game with a masochistic heroine.
Any recommendations?

>> No.19652139

I almost never finish a VN in one go and instead play a million at a time, so this happens a lot.

>> No.19652163

How M and nukige or not?

>> No.19652189

What's the best VN you ever played?

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>> No.19652199

Subahibi, Muramasa and Swan Song.

>> No.19652213

Strongly M, and sure, but not necessary. If it has enough lewd scenes I'm fine.

>> No.19653267

Biniku no Kaori, just because it was the first eroge I've ever played.

>> No.19653354

That's too bad. I'm expecting more twist from Nijima. Like fake main heroine, or Ao sleeps forever and Hairi ends up with Ai instead. Though maybe Key wouldn't let it happen.

>> No.19653671

anyone know if there's an edit of the himawari remake that somehow adds back in the h-scenes? i heard that they're just omitted from the remake despite it being pretty obvious when they happen

>> No.19653802

>Biniku no Kaori
do we do the cucking or we get cucked or both?

>> No.19653853

If 'getting cucked' is the main dealbreaker between playing a VN or not then I'd be hesitant to recommend it to you, but I wouldn't say there's a lot of NTR in Biniku no Kaori. One bad end is particularly memorable, but other than that, I can't remember anything.

>> No.19653862

Are you really going to be swayed by a criticism that is all generalities with little specifics?

>> No.19653873

i seee some like gangbang scene thing, is that the bad end? I dont mind if the NTR its just in the bad end, cause you know you have some control over it or if its of a heroine outside their respective route.

>> No.19653876

not him, but is all the ntr towards the protagonist related to bad ends?

>> No.19654017

Do you have an opinion that is different from his, in regards to Baldr?

>> No.19654090

It does have NTR, but the main route is a pure love route.

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How come it wasn't uploaded?

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dead franchise. Thats why

>> No.19654423

Not him, and I won't get into specifics since you should probably just make your own opinion after playing it, but it's a blatant lie and a clear display of ignorance to think that most people only like the gameplay of the baldr series. Just take a quick glance at EGS and you'll see the praise for the story is enormous.

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Finished Newton to Ringo no Ki. Well, this was a mindbogglingly boring experience.

Neither the plot concerning time travel nor the past's struggles with its generic main villain who solely exists to be a bad guy, or bland character drama stemming from people not talking to each other enough are very good. All the characters are very forgettable. Side routes are just an excuse to have H-scenes for non-main heroines and their plot usually involves the protagonist stopping to do what he’s supposed to be doing and choosing to stay with a girl he suddenly decides to like on the spot (future be damned), which he arbitrarily doesn’t do in Alice’s route despite ALREADY achieving his main goal of fixing the future as clearly evidenced by the science magazine, no doubt for contrived drama points because the last route has to have contrived drama. Alice's route is quite literally the same as Haru or Emmy's routes but with extra drama. Alice herself as a character, despite being the main heroine doesn’t receive enough limelight or character development either due to not exactly being an active participant in the plot because the protagonist’s cadre decides to keep her in the dark about time travel and their endeavors to not fuck up the past more, and the romance is very sudden in her route as well.

There's also some very arbitrary use of time travel mechanics and outright plot holes. It’s evident the writer didn’t bother enough to keep things consistent. For example right from the start the protagonist and his childhood friend use a science magazine they brought from the future to keep account of how much their actions in the past are affecting the future since its contents change retroactively depending on how much they’re fixing the shit they caused, and another letter later in the story uses a similar function. Apparently in this universe, for some reason only written material brought from the future changes retroactively in respect to past’s changes, nothing else does and there's no explanation for it. Another much bigger plot hole is Lavi’s time travel hijinks. After her first time travel to save her mother she explains and shows that a new Lavi keeps existing and the original time traveler who returns loses their place, because there will be the one that didn’t time travel who experienced the new past vs. the other one who did and returned to present. Alright so far but then she travels a SECOND TIME at the end of her route to help Shuuji, which somehow DOESN’T result in a third Lavi who time traveled the first time to save her mother, but didn’t a second time (i.e. the Lavi in her own route). I guess that Lavi just magically poofed away?

Lavi in general was a criminally missed big opportunity of a more interesting character because she actually fucking does something in the story, her route is the only one that has some relevance to main plot and where the drama at the end makes a semblance of sense without being a totally contrived asspull like fucking plague rats or Emmy being Alice's sister out of nowhere, even managing to evoke an ounce of emotion out of me. It’s also the only side route that you’re forced to play through. Plus there’s her mysterious mother who even the other characters theorize about, but the person in question is left completely unexplained and only exists to provide a convenient vital plot item. I actually expected some kind of an additional surprise true route afterwards back in the future wrapping some of this shit up, but no. Especially since the game even bothered to give contemporary clothing for all the past characters, which makes me wonder if the devs in early development also intended to have an extended last arc taking placing in the future.

But perhaps I’m complaining too much about a lightweight bakage where Isaac Newton is replaced with a generic twintail genius loli? Well no. I could forgive the game if it indeed was mainly a comedy like the silly premise makes it out to be, but the boring plot-holed serious main story starring generic characters always takes the main seat and not even the few rare bits of average humor salvage it, so I couldn't recommend this game to anyone looking for a good plot, good humor or a good charage. Only good thing about this game were the semi-funny insert "song" videos in each route.

>> No.19654566

I hope Laplacian goes bankrupt.

>> No.19655128

I'm worried the new Laplacian game could be even more boring.

>> No.19655326

How does it feel to be this jaded and cynical?

>> No.19655365

Newrin was a very fun experience for me. I'm sorry for your loss.

>> No.19655394

Play Lavi's route again, you clearly don't know how to read if you think that was a plothole.

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So how's Island? Worth playing?

Also appearently there will be a mini-story released with vol. 1 of the anime's BD.

>> No.19655685

I'm pretty sure there were at least 4 different unique Lavis by the time the game ended.

The Lavi that traveled away by ship with her mother.
The Lavi that went back in time to save her mother (who branches into becoming the two different mentioned below Lavis).
The Lavi (who was from a failed future where Shuuji chose her) that kept a eye on Alice when she was in the library working on a invention that could help Haru.
The route Lavi that went back in time at the end of her route.

Kinda confusing thinking about it now after some time has passed since I read it, but there was already a third Lavi in her own route that was from a future where Shuuji also chose her, and she ended up traveling back in time to where there was already a current route Lavi. That Lavi and the Lavi that went back in time to save her mother were implied to be working together and posed as each other from time to time.
The Lavi that went back in time at the end of the route stopped the creation of the Lavi that observed Alice by going back to a time where there was only the boat Lavi and First Time Travel Lavi(who becomes those two Lavis that were working together in Lavi route.) So in conclusion there are still three Lavis by the end but there were four unique Lavis total. The time travel Lavis just pose as a singular Lavi throughout the rest of the story, switching places from time to time. While one Lavi is pretending to be the original Lavi, the other Lavi is hidden away in the secret room in the lab behind the book cupboard that was mentioned like once during the story.

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Just finished https://vndb.org/v20591, would recommend to anyone who liked any of the previous games in the series. Improvements to story and characters across the board just like the last remake, except this time the main heroine isn't the single worst character in the entire franchise. The larger story issues were kept in, again just like the last remake, but I still enjoyed myself.

>> No.19655935

Basically, the game isn't one that offers everything on a silver plate and may even state some rather important information just once. It's not perfect, but a bunch of your complaints aren't quite correct.

The side routes however shouldn't be taken very serious. They are cute little "what if?" stories. I don't mind that, as I'm not someone who needs big routes for all characters. In fact, I prefer it like it is in Newrin. I wouldn't mind, if they didn't need to exist for porn reasons, but that's like a general complaint I have with the current industry. Nothing should need to exist only for porn reasons in eroge that aren't nukige, but alas.

>> No.19656252

We told you it's a kusoge.

>> No.19656312

Theres not really a choice system in NewRin. Basically one decision brings you on a heroine route most of the time. Thats as bland as it gets for this kind of game.

The porn comes kind of late in the game and even after doing it the character is still called virgin and doesn't refute it. It's confusing as to why he's not proud of losing his v-card to one of these beauties...

Also do you think that the characters are airheads?

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Dude. No choices? The game has more to offer in that regard than 95% of other eroge do nowadays.

>> No.19656396

Uhhh which route is that? I just played Harus and Lavis route so far and here the choices are rather lame and the infiltration scene near the beginning only had one right choice too.

>> No.19656404

It was never a good game, boring plot, rushed as fuck pacing for the most part, silly drama that does nothing of worth.

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Yeah the drama could've been solved by just telling Newton how she could find out about gravitation. I feel the game just disregards that the characters are from the future, believe everything they say and could just form future as they want by telling the small scientist lolis about all the future developments. Instead they all stay shut for...fuck all unexplained reasons and it doesn't make sense.

The erotic scenes are also extremely vanilla. Handholding after waking up for example, so its only for people who enjoy a cute lovestory, but they only display that in bed and give small hints while with the others. The characters even catch them after having sex and barely talk about it or congratulate Shuuji. Alice stops calling him a virgin at this point, but yea its weird,

The game looks awesome, sounds awesome but the plot is a joke and the drama superficial at best. I wonder how eops will react when they buy the localized versions tomorrow,

>> No.19656465

>The game itself is really good. The characters are unique, the writing is good and the main character gets good pussy, like he should.

>> No.19656497

You just mentioned the points which I didn't criticize. I really appreciate how Laplacian gives everyone their little cutesy and twist. Newton being a twintail loli because women weren't appreciated in science at this point of time is a concept that I haven't seen yet. Also the japanese girl that can't get back into Japan and turns into a huge weeb and the character that has to measure everything. Every character has their little unique twist to them which makes the unique.

The writing is very good and the main gets good pussy even though its vanilla most of the time. But the whole concept of abandoning time and the wellbeing of the world for a girl you love when they established chaos theory and time paradoxes causing problems beforehand just feels bad. It's like the characters have no sense of tact and priorities and the main is very self-centric.

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Anyone know how to fix this problem? Game is 大図書館

>> No.19656571

Usually a font problem. Which are you using?

>> No.19656610

Thanks for the clue. I turned off mactype for it and it solved it.

The settings seem to only allow two fonts.

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Speaking of which. Can you post games with cool/unique fonts? I could only think of Maihime rn. Its nearly handwritten and so hard to read imo.

>> No.19656634

I meant Iwaihime ofc.
And it was hard on first read. If you get used to it it gets better.

>> No.19656645

Now that's japanese anyone could read.

>> No.19656690

Can't think of any at the top of my head.

The only font I do remember that is neither cool or unique is the Making Lovers UI font. It was just plain awful for me and I really struggled to read it.

>> No.19656821

Damn. Yotsukos Route in Newton to Ringo no Ki doesn't have forced drama for a change. This is actual trouble. I like that one.

>> No.19656914

Dude, you expect something of the game, that the game isn't. And you apparently don't read very well either, because you seem to miss a bunch of information. (i.e. the "why didn't they just tell them?")

I wrote this already, but sometimes the game tells you things ONCE, and never again. I know that's hella untypical for eroge, but you gotta pay attention. It's one of the few games out there, where it doesn't feel like the writer thinks you are a total moron, because everything is explained a million times, so you don't have to think anymore. (in reality it's most likely for padding reasons though)

>> No.19656941

Just texthook lmao

>> No.19656967

That's not even close to being a difficult to read font.

>> No.19656997

What would you say are VNs with good pacing?
Like, I really enjoyed the first half of Utawarerumono because the pacing was perfect. Not too fast, but also not needlessly drawn out. Started the second game and the pacing way slower, which is pretty disappointing.
So I'm looking for more games with a nice pacing.

>> No.19657173

I cannot give you exact titles but search for games that you can read in a good all-nighter or something. Usually 50h games tend to stretch plotpoints far too long, which you the opposite of what you asked for and 30h titles, which are plot driven often have an exposition that lasts too long and have too many characters. Games around the 5-12 hour mark may work perfectly and you can sort for that on vndb just fine.

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It's just your butt, so it's totally fine~.

>> No.19657394

I have just seen the TLed version of this and its just hilarious.

>> No.19657655

how do you feel the remakes are, as a way of getting into the series?

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>> No.19657785

It's the way I would recommend. The remakes expand the main story for the routes but keep the major plot points and endings the same, and the side heroine events from the original SKM are kept in almost word for word in the remakes, just with extra events on top. The remakes really are just the original routes, but with more stuff, so if you can there's no reason at all to not just skip SKM completely. I can think of things the remakes did better or did the same but I can't think of anything they did worse.

You could argue that SKM is still worth reading until they do Shu but that should be within a year so still not worth bothering. If you go into Moeshoudan and Eiyuutan it might feel a little weird since a bunch of characters won't be there and for Moeshouden the art reverts but yeah, I'd still say that if you are looking to get into the series Kakumei is the best starting point even though it's the most recent release.

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>> No.19658042

That's something I liked about Newrin, it doesn't go on for longer than it has to, and it doesn't treat the player like a braindead log.

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I don't get why やくざ is censored in SubaHibi. I hear that word faily often in anime and manga so I find it strange that it's censored in an eroge. Never seen it censored in any other eroge either

>> No.19658307

Artistic depiction of censorship. I knew you wouldn't get the subtleties of SubaHibi, Anonymous.
Maybe the work is still far above you capabilities.

>> No.19658317
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No affiliations to real people, brands, events and other things.

Ayana best girl.

>> No.19658368

I hope you get hit by a truck

>> No.19658426

Come on Anon. You don't expect someone here to leave their homes are you?

>> No.19658570

i went out yesterday to restock my mountain dew and dorito supplies.

>> No.19658636

Dangerous man. You could've gotten death threats!

>> No.19658670

I saw it censored in Akikuru recently so it happens in other games too. And I've heard ochinchin in late night anime despite eroge often censoring it so it's really a mystery how censorship works.

>> No.19658683

So is the praise for Kamidori's story on EGS. And if you're too big a pussy to get into specifics, I will.

Time and time again, he writes himself into a corner where the solution is the protagonist helplessly staring while literal magic resolves things. Entire routes are resolved by literal magic coming out of nowhere and casting the deus ex machina spell and revealing a specific magic power that appears and is used literally nowhere else in the story. One of the big mysteries (how/why Kou and Sora fell in love) that it spends four fucking routes pussyfooting around also ends up being handwavey AIs are magic bullshit. Hiei throws around cyberpunk and computer terms inaccurately and haphazardly, often using them to mean incorrect things.

A third of the game is stuck in flashback highschool harem bullshit, where it constantly sends you after every mission for the first four routes as mandatory timeouts, usually as a timeout from the timeout, and then it forces you to replay all of it, some scenes for the fourth or fifth fucking time.

Every single heroine's dramatic arc is that she feels unworthy of being in love with the protagonist and their 'development' is Kou realizing that they're right all along. And since there's no real choices to be made, this is all done via simply spontaneously changing his mind about who he wronged in the past. None of them ever grow as characters or even do jack shit. It's a constant retcon of Kou's character based not on his actions, but by what flashbacks he happens to have. If you've played Force, you'd think that would've been by design and they were using it intentionally, but it's never addressed.

All of this leads to a final route where everything just straight up becomes magic. Kou has magic powers. Magic fixes literally everything. Kou creates a literal spirit bomb from the hopes and dreams of other people. In a supposedly cyberpunk game.

The gameplay is what makes it palatable. It would not survive on its own without it.

>> No.19658689

I thought the gameplay was the worst part of it.

>> No.19658806

Then I have no idea how you'd suffer through the rest.

>> No.19659012

I still laugh when I think about how bad Nanoha's route was.

Why am I so suspicious of my mentor for no reason? What is it with me? What's going on?

Holy shit, my mentor keeps going into this psychopathic rages where he tries to kill everyone around him, totally loses his shit every time anything goes wrong for him, keeps asking me how I feel about people with degenerative brain diseases, and is asking me to take mind-altering drugs without explaining why. But he taught me how to fight that one time, so it's probably nothing.

I would say it was a low point, but then Chinatsu happened.

>> No.19659044

Only one question. Is the game feminist/libtard propaganda like it was being meme?

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>> No.19659402

This is missing the best part.

Oh no, it turns out Naoki was crazy all along, but also suffering from mental domination from an even crazier person.

And the best part, the ending. (I can't remember the actual time limits, so making numbers up here.)

Did you rescue Nanoha from being raped and lose to Naoki?
Assembler activates and you become a Cronenberg monster.

Did you take over five minutes to rescue Nanoha from being raped and defeat Naoki?
We brought a magic medical box and we can cut off Nanoha's head and keep it alive while sterilizing Assembler as it immediately activates. Where was it in the other ending? Guess we forgot it.

Did you save Nanoha from being raped within five minutes and defeat Naoki?
Assembler activates, but wait, AIs from a parallel dimension have repogrammed it and it's completely harmless now.

Cause and effect, Hiei. The fuck are you thinking?

>> No.19659757


Newton is a kamige that deserves multiple playthroughs.

>> No.19660042

You're a homo who deserves multiple lashings.

>> No.19660262

Saya no Uta

>> No.19660404

Is there a true kamige?

>> No.19660406

There is a kamige inside of us all. You just need to look for it.

>> No.19660414

Can I show my kamige to the world?

>> No.19660439

The only "feminist" thing is that the girls have to assume pen names because women aren't recognized in science at this day and age. Also if they are too advanced in scientific progress they get branded as witches. Sadly the latter is a plotpoint that is not expanded upon. I'd enjoy a scene where the protagonists are seemingly executed or burned alive, but thats not the kind of game it is. A few routes have action though and its nice. The others have drama.

Pick your poison I guess.

>> No.19660442

Swan Song.

>> No.19660446

Go ahead, but don't fret if you get a couple of bad reviews on EGS.

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Ended oretsuba prelude, I really wanted to like it but the writing style is such a turn off, like yeah I can endure the obscure references they use in the dialogues, the innatural level of obscure vocabulary in EVERY character (like the mc that is supposed to be a delinquent using words that I wouldn't say hard but words that one mostly only see in books just destroy the character and disturbs me) and the dialects that I have never seen before, but the fucking monologues, goddammit like the characters start to think w/e shit they want and make the story advance so slow, and the majority is superfluous and boring(the last is subjective) made me the reading a chore more than a pleasure, it's just a major turn off, and ironically the extra scenario with the tenchou pov was the most enjoyable as it omitted the endless amount of monologues.

So I want to ask, in the main game there is still a hell of monologues(I know it's obvious it'll maintain the writing style but I want to confirm it still)? And the story is worth the read? As the heroines I saw in prelude at least weren't so high level to expect something from them.
As I already ended prelude it would be a waste to no play the main game but the writing just make it so hard to me to continue it.

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>> No.19660529

Have you tried Yuzusoft? I think you will really enjoy their games.

>> No.19660543

>So I want to ask, in the main game there is still a hell of monologues(I know it's obvious it'll maintain the writing style but I want to confirm it still)?

>> No.19660551

There's always a few contrarians

>> No.19660713

Oretsuba's story is plain awful and the game recognizes this which is why the game handwaves it away most of the time, in sometimes hilarious manners. It's something you read more for the character interactions and the writing itself rather than the story.

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After really liking Hyakki Ryouran no Yakata (minus one route), I tried Kiriya Hakushakuke no Roku Shimai. Hoping for something similar, so to say. Art, music and such quickly gave a similar atmosphere and the story seemed interesting at first as well. But the game ended up being just a nukige.

Hyakki Ryouran had a pretty nice story where even most side characters had their own agendas and goals, important "connections" to other characters of the cast and so on. The protagonist got thrown into a big web of something that had be unraveled. The other game however quickly showed a much more linear stance. No overarching plot, instead you'd have a single small thing every route. The heroines remained flat and uninteresting, in part because you wouldn't really see much of them outside of h-scenes anyway.

In a way Kiriya Hakushakuke no Roku Shimai felt like a doujin game, with how it was written. Always progressing just like the writer wants to, no time to bother with things like "does it make sense for this character". I especially loved how the protagonist was all confused and "why?" about how the heroines are fine with the weird "ceremony", and a bit later was all confused and "why?" when a girl appears that isn't fine with it. Things also get conveniently forgotten and/or ignored, as if something more was planned but scrapped. Someone died and you can't call the police? Okay. Never mentioned again.
But seeing how the last route you can play is essentially just an ero collection, it's pretty obvious what happened. They probably wanted to do something more, but ended up giving up on that idea pretty fast. A shame. And it's not like the ero was particularly noteworthy either. Hyakki Ryouran had at least a bunch of fun scenarios fitting to the yakata setting, like pic related.

>> No.19660914

I'm interested in the one with the blonde on the cover, apparently that one has a good story too. Though I'm pretty sure the main appeal of these games is the art/porn.

>> No.19660963

Most non-nukige eroge would be better without the sex scenes

>> No.19660973

>Though I'm pretty sure the main appeal of these games is the art/porn.

Hyakki Ryouran has so much story, it's definitely not a nukige. It's also mostly well done. There is a lot of ero, and most CG are unfortunately used for that as well (there are a few scenes that could've really used one..), but the plot can stand on its own. A decent chunk of ero is also part of the story.
Kiriya Hakushakuke no Roku Shima on the flipside is basically a nukige.

So it depends. If you don't want so much ero, it's obviously not a good idea. But well. There's always ctrl. Hyakki Ryouran has a bunch of ero you don't want to skip, but it has even more that is very very skipable, as it's essentially just vanilla stuff without any meaning other than being vanilla lewds with the heroine(s).

>> No.19660975

All VNs would be better with sex scenes

>> No.19660989

My life would be better with sex scenes.

>> No.19661066
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Just embrace your own perversions virgins..

>> No.19661113

It looked like she had a dick bulge at first

>> No.19661125

Would that have been an issue

>> No.19661162

Oyako Rankan

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>> No.19661224

Definitly euphoria

>> No.19662619 [SPOILER] 
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Does anyone know how to stop ITHVNR from freaking out and copying the same line over and over indefinitely like pic related? I'm using an H-Code from http://vn-hooking.wikia.com/wiki/H-Code since none of the threads would show anything close to resembling the text from the game.

>> No.19662656

step 1: learn Japanese
step 2: ???
step 3: epic win

>> No.19662661

All you need is learn Japanese.

>> No.19662665

How will that make ITHVNR stop freaking out?

>> No.19662682

Once you have learned Japanese and obtained the Nihongo Badge ITHVNR will recognise you as its master and start obeying your orders.

>> No.19662875

just pick another vn desu. or get a better h-code

>> No.19663195
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>> No.19663230

The lengths people go to in order to avoid learning Japanese.

>> No.19663239

I agree that it's easiest to learn japanese without reading.

>> No.19663375

What do h codes do?

>> No.19663382

They let you get to the h quicker.

>> No.19663397

You can do that yourself by skipping through the text though

>> No.19663441

They also pick the right choices for you. It's very convenient, really. Though if you get one from someone with bad taste in h-scenes you're fucked.

>> No.19663462

Do you have to play the Oretsuba prelude before the main game or is it included in the main game?

>> No.19663511

Most VN choice systems aren't complicated enough to warrant the need for that

>> No.19663520

Yes. Besides the main character introductions that are already in the main game, there are extra scenarios with Asuka, Yamashina and Karuo's pov iirc.

>> No.19663543

git gud

>> No.19663805

The act of reading in itself can bring me something close to sexual pleasure if what I'm reading is interesting. The reason I like chuunige is because to me, the stimulation from a good chuunige is actually better than sex. There is always something going on and that something is usually meant to shake up the emotions or engage the intellect.

>> No.19663811

>he enjoys fiction
What a freak

>> No.19663829

The act of eating in itself can bring me something close to sexual pleasure if what I'm reading is interesting. The reason I like spicy food is because to me, the stimulation from a good spicy meal is actually better than sex. There is always something going on and that something is usually meant to shake up the sweat glands or engage the tastebuds.

>> No.19663830

This looks familiar. Is that a Clephas quote?

>> No.19663843

I started reading Hyakki Ryouran no Yakata and I gotta say, I would be liking it a lot more if the protag wasn't a literal blank slate who doesn't take any initiative and wasn't a dumbass.

>> No.19663867

Of course.

>> No.19664017

is Amamkano PE the only version with emote?

>> No.19664232

I'm searching for working H-code for スマガ. I found some, but they didn't work. Do anybody have any working ones?

>> No.19664296

You don't need the h code

>> No.19664662

How can you get the H without a h-code?

>> No.19664707

By playing the VN

>> No.19664821
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Outside of the mom route he should be fine. Proactive protagonists don't fit too well into yakata games though. I've seen that in Kiriya Hakushakuke no Roku Shimai. It basically just resulted into heavy weirdness, because he had to still be in a yakata game (as in question all the weird sexual things or ceremonies, trying to figure out what's going on), and yet was sexually proactive. It makes no sense. Would a dude who immediately hits on any girl he sees and wants sex really start to think about a ceremony asking him to get girls pregnant? Wouldn't he just be like "lucky~~~~"? The protag was a mess.

A more quiet and less proactive protag makes a lot more sense. It also will give you the feeling of getting drawn into the setting a lot more. You aren't spearheading into it. You get sucked into it. Like you fall in some spiderweb and get trapped with no escape.
But. BUT. It's not like the protag remains quiet and such in all routes all the time. Hyakki Ryouran a good game. It really is.

>> No.19664856

>Would a dude who immediately hits on any girl he sees and wants sex really start to think about a ceremony asking him to get girls pregnant? Wouldn't he just be like "lucky~~~~"? The protag was a mess.

Makes total sense for a normal guy.
Fuck now, think later.

>> No.19664928

Ririka + Orie end best end

>> No.19665011
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Seems like AoKana will soon not be kamige anymore :/

>> No.19665027

I'm more concerned about Zwei and Extra 2.

>> No.19665032

Those are never coming, give up

>> No.19665051

damn ://

>> No.19665076

Correct. But he was thinking about if that's right or not for quite a while. While hitting on literally anything else female in the area.

>> No.19665081


Kinda feel like sharing this. Apparently its a free game. Let's test it ^^

>> No.19665110
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does it have h scenes and if so what is the h code to access them?

>> No.19665123

I just downloaded it because it has been newly posted on twitter. I don't know if it has h-scenes actually. The Omakemenu/story is only in the booth version from what I can tell. Maybe wait for someone to crack the game open and check

>> No.19665142

It was never a kamige you dumb kraut.

>> No.19665145

I based this on the "if it gets translated its automatically kusoge"- meme.

>> No.19665146

sprite must really be hurting financially to do this

>> No.19665163
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They give Aokana the Skyrim treatment for years now. Instead of just giving us new games or establishing new IPs they beat a dead horse for so long and at one point you just cannot make money with it anymore. They pushed Aokana harder than anything seen before. I mean...

WHO the fuck makes an anniversary version after 4 years?

>> No.19665169

Please keep us up to date on all the translation announcements you come across. They definitely belong in this thread.

>> No.19665175

>WHO the fuck makes an anniversary version after 4 years?
A company too scared to try something new because they think they found a winning formula a la Type-Moon.

>> No.19665190

That was the plan, I for one can't wait to finally be able to read it.

>> No.19665204
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Nice attempt at faking me (´・ω・`)

>> No.19665224

Given the dead state of the industry, I'm okay with them doing whatever to squeeze every last dime.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.

>> No.19665229
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this namefagger supposed to be famous or something?

>> No.19665236

famously pathetic?

>> No.19665243

Every general needs its autist. I don't mind him really, I wish all autists were as mildly obnoxious as him.

>> No.19665273


>> No.19665278

It was obviously a very effective strategy, considering their current state.

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>> No.19665295
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It seems like doujin studios rarely draw stuff anymore. They moved on to photorealistic backgrounds. I saw that with 2236A.D from Chloro and this title.

Maybe background artists are too expensive?

Also I'm not famous or anything. Just a guy who has some passion for the industry and likes to be vocal about it.

>> No.19665298

You dirty liar. But you were close enough, thanks.

>> No.19665306

by virtue signaling a bunch of people who were just laid off to join your shitty discord?

>> No.19665325
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Oh that actually didn't work as well. Just caused many lurkers to join and clog up space. We got blocked by sekaiproject for it and we deserve it. But hey, what works, works.

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failed to copy the link properly, my bad. Missed the 3 at the end.

>> No.19665334

Why do you even come to this thread if you don't know Japanese?

>> No.19665340

this thread is now fuwanovel level, congratulation

>> No.19665345

This isn't the only place he's shitting up.

>> No.19665346

No problem, I figured that was what happened and found it quickly after realizing the initial link was wrong.

>> No.19665366

I'm majoring in japanese actually.

>> No.19665368

Yet you don't know it. You don't belong here.

>> No.19665384
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If you say so. I'm deeply shattered.

>> No.19665434

We want to discuss VNs, not how to set them up. At least act like you can read Japanese, otherwise go to DJT.

>> No.19665502

Your welcome! I just love visual novels so much that I can not contain myself sometime and have to tell some one how I feel, and this thread seemed perfect to make my new blog... I hope you guys don't mind (´・ω・`) btw any fellow germans in here? Be sure to join my discord so that we can bring the joy of visual novels to all of Germany and be the IRL 救世主様s!!

>> No.19665509

That's it, I'm leaving this general for good!

>> No.19665514

Why isn't this guy banned yet? It's clear he just wants to shitpost and he's extending to other threads now.

>> No.19665521

>implying shitposting on 4chan is bannable.

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>> No.19665539

I'm welcome here just as much as you are, 友達. 4chan is an open place for everyone to post on. Even autistic Germans.

>> No.19665545
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Clearly me.

>> No.19665550

i've been reporting his posts, the best thing to do is not give him attention

>> No.19665555

It would be massively ironic if you reported the fake me's and they get banned while I stay unscathed because I am not breaking rules.

>> No.19665557

when is 4th reich?

>> No.19665585
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Guys, which is best girl in Maitetsu? There is only one right answer. Smug overload.

>> No.19665603

The fuck dude. My favourite is Nagi.
You don't know me at all -ばい-!

>> No.19665618

It doesn't matter who your favourite is anon. We are talking about best girl, not favourite.

>> No.19665623
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can you stop replying to yourself? Thanks.

>> No.19665702
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It wouldn't be a problem if people learned to filter and stopped responding to him. It's the replies that are making him continue.

>> No.19665732
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>they beat a dead horse for so long and at one point you just cannot make money with it anymore
Could be worse, at least they're not porting it to every console possible.

>> No.19665799
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They basically put Aokana on every system that existed after it released. The phone ports aren't listed for some reason.

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>> No.19665949

Thoughts on ensemble's games? I don't really like normal male protags so I can only read yuri or trap VNs and their Otome series seems quite nice.

>> No.19665958

Unreadably bad.

>> No.19665971
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Go with Navel's. I tried to trap games by ensemble and they were anything but good. Well, granted, you can have some kinda fun with them, but it's going to be limited.

>> No.19666086

Damn, that's a shame. I think I tried Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou but I didn't like the male side characters. Can you elaborate a bit on why the ensemble games are bad? My preferences being what they are there really aren't many options so if they're just generic that's fine with me.

>> No.19666651

Get the real stuff.

>> No.19666676

>random game on VNDB with 2 ratings
>forum post asking whether the ntr is avoidable
I can't believe these "people" exist

>> No.19667177

He doesn't need to be sexually proactive.
He could be more proactive about solving the mystery, or have more decisiveness so he doesn't just do whatever everyone around him tells him to.
I do get what you're trying to say though.
It's just that I read the part where protag sees Yuri forcing Orie to suck gardener dick because she was getting along with protag, and then the next morning protag is like wtf why is Orie avoiding me now.
Like, come on son.

>> No.19667276
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Are Japanese schools really like this?

>> No.19667284

Only christian ones.

>> No.19667315

I went to a Japanese highschool ang got my crotch stepped on, can confirm

>> No.19667379

I went to a Japanese highschool and stepped on some crotches, can confirm. Those fuckers said it's some ritual I had to do or else I couldn't do club activities.

>> No.19667432

I was a crotch in a Japanese highschool and got stepped on, can confirm.

>> No.19667467

Pretty much yeah

>> No.19667495

I was a Japanese highschool and housed many crotch steppings, can confirm.

>> No.19667513
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Stepped on the crotch and thrown into a shithole. Ah dammit.

>> No.19667518

Get out EOP

>> No.19667562

Your shitty mem on the overvalued subahibi was destroyed by an ESL. How do you feel?

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>> No.19667838

I've been trying to track down downloads of Twinkle Crusaders, Starlit Brave, and Passion Star Stream, but haven't been having any luck. Anybody able to help a brother out?

>> No.19667844

>finally finish Rain's route on baldr sky
>realize I was using the Dive 1 exe instead of the Dive 2 one like a retard
This isn't going to bite me in the ass later on is it? Dive 2 seems to remember where I left off at least.

>> No.19667876

Unlikely. Dive 2 does make you import and convert saves from Dive1 that you want to use, and presumably, just resets them to the start of the script they were saved in (or some other specific anchor point).

>> No.19667903

Not really, it doesn't register already read text from your 1 save.

>> No.19667913

Not like all the fucking copy and paste is considered "already read" anyway.

>> No.19667929

Is it worth it to move an early save from dive 1 to dive 2 and mash through the z button?

>> No.19667951

That's something completely different and what >>19667913 says is more accurate. They're technically different scripts. It's not previously read text as far as the game is concerned. It's completely different text in a completely different file that just happens to look identical.

>> No.19667982

Get fucking used to it, because that's literally all of Reminiscence, not to mention all the other copy/pasted crap.

>> No.19668346
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Choose Hoshi Ori for my first vn, Rikka is comfy af

>> No.19668512

I actually found Nanoha's endings rather satisfying, because she finally gets what she deserves for being such a whiny spineless useless crybaby.

>None of them ever grow as characters or even do jack shit.
I liked Rain's transformation after gray christmas, she grows bigger balls than Kou ever has. Though then again her route is wasted on introductory infodumping and she's a minor character ever after. Though I also found it nice how she fights against Kou when he goes full retard.

Otherwise mostly agree with your points, gameplay and both of the opening songs are best parts of baldr sky.

>> No.19668636
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Rikka is one of the better routes in Hoshi Ori, up there with Sora and Marika imo. But she definitely changes into a bit of a moeblob in the later parts of her route.

Even with that downside though her birthday scene was one of my favorites in all of Hoshi Ori.

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>The main girl/ best looking heroine's route is actually the hardest to read.

>> No.19668750

It wouldn't be hard if you knew Japanese.

>> No.19668779

Main problem with Hoshi Ori is that it turned into h-spam after a while. I'm all for games with lots of h, but it felt like the individual scenes were more of buffers for the h-scenes than anything else, though I only was able to get through Marika's route so idk if this applies to the others.

>> No.19668799

The game is super long, so the pacing for the scenes I felt was on point.

I thought Sora's route was kind of bad, the build up to the relationship was non existant compared to other routes and the after story is probably the worst of the bunch, mostly because cohabitation is the best part of it and it had none.

>> No.19668818

True, but I don't so it is

>> No.19668833

I didn't say it's "hard" like you are saying.
All I did is state that it is harder.

>> No.19668846

It wouldn't be harder if you knew Japanese.

>> No.19668934

>Main problem with Hoshi Ori is that it turned into h-spam after a while.
I disagree. You want h-spam, look at Mashimaro for a prime example of how to do it badly. Hoshi Ori was at least long enough to pace it out fairly well.

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She seems a bit bland for me and for someone who read Hatsukoi 1/1, she seems like a copy of Yukino

>> No.19669388

>wrote she seems twice
Guess I should be trying to learn English as well.
I was surprised by how quickly you manage to enter a route, does the same apply to Gin'iro?

>> No.19669704

Followup. I already had them downloaded in my external, but in the wrong folder.

Also, the Remaster torrent on nyaa is fine despite having no full seeds. The only files not finished are the save folder and some random manual images.

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Not him, but i remember giniros common being longer, you get into a route towards the end of the middle school arc around Christmas i believe since its a winter/spring themed game(at least they mention it enough to make me think so, hoshi is mostly summer) Giniro goes from middle school to proposal, hoshi is HS- a bit more after wedding(at least with Rikka haven't gotten around to other routes yet). Considering that I guess you could say early.

>> No.19669829

What’s taking anonymous code so long?

>> No.19669889
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Newton to ringo no ki out on steam, why does it not have jp reading option? Would have bought it if it did....

>> No.19669939

Chiyo had to release another fanservice spin-off sequel, two bad anime adaptations, a game that's actually anime, a game that's worse than the anime, and a sequel to the most boring entry in the series first, don't get so impatient.

>> No.19669976

>C C lcc
>string gate elite

I’m at a loss for the rest?

>> No.19670449

How do you write a good VN?

>> No.19670477

Have it be Subahibi.

>> No.19670492

No scenes about the friction coefficient of genitalia.

>> No.19670553

As many scenes about the friction coefficient of genitalia as you can cram in there.

>> No.19670606
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one word

>> No.19670677

Why is pissing treated like standard vanilla for H-scenes? Getting tired of having a heroine piss herself in every pure love game I play.

>> No.19670688

cause its hot in fiction, dont have to feel the piss getting on you.

>> No.19670693

I just listed every major release in the franchise since last year, my dude.

>> No.19670720

it's hot in reality too

>> No.19670735
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guess so, i piss on my self often enough when i go to the toilet anyway(surpise double/triple streams when pissing) that i doubt a cute girls piss would disgust me

>> No.19670882

I'm sorry but before we talk please get rid of the activate windows thing it's triggering me

>> No.19670920
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i dont have it anymore (took this straight after upgrading mobo and cpu.). See.

>> No.19670944

I don't get the appeal

>> No.19670956

>windows 10

>> No.19670980


Have not had issues running any vns from like 2004 onward (haven't tried anything older, but vms are for that.)

>> No.19670996

Whatever win10 cocksucker

>> No.19671005

much appreciated
I'm using win10 and it's worked out so far. Really only because it came preinstalled on this laptop though.

>> No.19671011

Upgrade to windows 7 with an installation disc.

>> No.19671029

way too lazy to get that together, I've been using this setup for years now

>> No.19671046

I'm sorry then, you'll have to deal with not having a real OS forever.

>> No.19671056
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>real OS

>> No.19671074

I tried to install several varieties of linux on this thing but I couldn't get anything to work satisfactorily (things would hang at boot until I did some boot config because of ACPI bullshit, then getting past that the wireless drivers didnt work, 云々.) It's really annoying because I'd prefer to have something better suited to programming in, but what can you do?

>> No.19671099
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It just works man.

>> No.19671107

I don't need a real OS to browse 4chan and play VNs.

>> No.19671134

It's funny because there are tons of games you are unable to play exactly because you use win10

>> No.19671145

>talking about texthookers or reading difficulty level is offtopic and not okay
>taking up thread space with OS talk is fine

>> No.19671149

Never had trouble so far.

>> No.19671177

That's probably because you're a milennial EOP retard who only plays the monthly generic moege garbage #27563 and nothing else. I guess win10 does fit a clueless cunt like you afterall.

>> No.19671214 [DELETED] 


Holy smokes.

>> No.19671222

I'm going to specifically avoid playing this now. Thanks for warning us.

>> No.19671236

Should have played this before it got tainted by EOPs, damn.

>> No.19671239


Like what? Cause i havent had issues with any VN so far on win 10 either, albeit the oldest was from 2004, but even back on win 7 i had issues with titles from before 2000 anyway.

Why does the steam version not have Jap reading option?

>> No.19671246

this is at least directly related to running and installing the games which are the topic of this thread. OS really does matter sometimes

>> No.19671453

why are you playing vns on a snes emulator

>> No.19671461

>Why does the steam version not have Jap reading option?
Probably because the game is still fairly new in Japan (it's been out one year) and they don't want people buying it for a reduced price on Steam.

>> No.19671476

>Why does the steam version not have Jap reading option?
It's uncensored, so you can't buy it from Japan and so naturally there's no need to support Japanese text.

>> No.19671484

isnt the japanese version 18+ or is there like no mosaics or something?

>> No.19671488

What, does Steam allow porn now?

>> No.19671498

No mosaics.
Steam's all ages I think but the 18+ content patch is free. Even though it's not part of the steam purchase I imagine there'd still be hoops to jump through to sell that in Japan. Plus there's the thing with >>19671461

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>> No.19671506

Well, it's 33€, what the hell are japs paying for these games?
I for one will never buy anything without a Japanese language option anyway, maybe they'll get the message or stop selling shit overseas for all I care.

>> No.19671511

And texthookers or difficulty level are directly related to reading the games which are the topic is thread.

>> No.19671533

Get what message? The whole point is to sell this specific version of the product to the English audience. If you want to buy it in nip it's on dmm for a bit over double the price.

>> No.19671544

You are right, I suppose I am trying to pretend me not buying these translated means something. I'd appreciate it if more games appeared supporting Japanese on Steam. Either way, I can barely afford eating so I'm not going to buy games at those prices anyway.

>> No.19671560

but why would you try to install or play games you can't read? if you can't fully understand what you're reading how can you positively contribute anything to the thread aside from asking for clarifications on your sakuta MTL?

>> No.19671584

EOPs walk among you

>> No.19671590
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Text hooking doesnt have to mean they MTL (literally the worst option you can choose with textooking) they could be using it to easily look up words or get the furigana by passing it through chiitrans or vnr, of course if they could read at a level where they didnt need to look up words and kanji readings so often it would be better, at least they are trying.

>> No.19671630

It's hard to get good at reading without reading a lot first. I'm not a genius like you guys so I can't get fluent without reading a lot first, even while I'm low level. There's a bit of enjoyment sacrificed in having to stop sometimes, but it's to work towards a future where I won't have to.

>> No.19671632

Shh keep it down. There's a guy here with a blind vendetta against EOPs so strong you'd swear his mother was raped by an Englishman.

>> No.19671679
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i got no issue if you are using it as a crutch, just don't over rely on furigana (if you use it, shits not 100% the correct reading depending on the context but it gives you one i guess.).

How often do you need to look up words anyway? If its a lot just pass it through chiitran that way you just mouse over and it will give you the definitions, a lot less stopping to search it in a dictionary.

>> No.19671691

Assuming that you're using Anki daily, after reading 4 VNs or so you should stop using VNR.

>> No.19672090

Thanks for the translation news. Relevant to the thread as always.

>> No.19672099

If you need to look up words so regularly that you're concerned about the convenience a text hooker would provide you, then you aren't really reading anything.

>> No.19672177 [DELETED] 

i mean like when i was using it, i could just glance at the def and the right word would come to me, but I at that time i just really never bothered learning kanji properly but in terms of speaking I was fluent(basically illiterate). So i was more just using it to read the kanji. Year of that and i dont even need it anymore still can't rea

>> No.19672195

if he is illiterate like i was, its pretty good. (like nearly fluent in terms of speaking. But cant read kanji for shit). Doesn't take long to memorize common kanji and words(took me like 2-4 VNs.

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i know you guys love to fall back on that "I'm just using it to learn jp!" line but lets be real, i know you aren't really learning and you know you aren't either so there's no reason to shit up the thread over it. some of you also think you're really clever and fitting in but most of the time your pictures and posts give away what you're doing and at least i don't care enough to shit up the thread calling you out because pretending to know jp is still better than being too retarded to even use your MTL software. if you have to hook games and you're actually trying to learn then you'll probably be "learning" jp forever anyway and would probably be better off learning without hooking to begin with

>> No.19672213

Well once it's translated it can't be discussed here anymore. This thread is for untranslated VNs.So it's good to have a heads up.

>> No.19672225

Why would anyone want to discuss visual novels with an illiterate though?

>> No.19672249

Life isn't always about what you want.

>> No.19672262

I mean, they can post once they aren't illiterate anymore. Its not like we discuss VNs anyway, we talk about text hooking and OSs.

So pay $40 for no mosaic but English only or like double that with mosaicd h scenes but get to read in Japanese? Guess im torrenting,only time i pay $80-90 for a VN is when im over there and can get a physical copy.

>> No.19672276

>know you aren't really learning and you know you aren't either
Sounds like projection. Did you learn Japanese by staring at your ceiling until you reached enlightenment? I don't use the dumb parsing and furigana shit, it's just the text but I can highlight it and look it up if needed.

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>Well once it's translated it can't be discussed here anymore.
I was told it was fine as long as the game was being played in japanese. I read pic related before it was translated, and now its taboo? u wot m8

>> No.19672337

Given the usually big differences between the versions, the JP versions are like another game anyway. There may be a few exceptions, but those always exist.

In all honesty though. As long as we talk about untranslated JP VNs, like this thread is kinda there for, it's okay. What's currently happening is NOT okay however. This thread is not about the language, how to install a game, random tools or whatever. I don't understand what's so hard about that. On the flipside, it's not like anyone is talking about what we should talk either. I still try to give my opinion about the stuff I read, but I see that kinda stuff less and less.

>> No.19672368

There are so many untranslated VNs that people will often not have much in common to discuss unless the VN is popular or a new release.

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tainted by EOPs, gotta cut it off before the taint spreads.

Eroge is dead, no one reading, no one discussing. Generally the 1st thread after a bigger release is filled with discussion about it, like Mojika.

Im about to jump into the Amakano series, is the emote done well in it?

>> No.19672378

The thread should just be dead then. The only thing worse than no discussion is forced discussion.

>> No.19672428

I only buy physical editions I import from Japan.

>> No.19672440

ok moogy, i didn't realize I had to be an elite eroge player to post in this thread

what an absurd level of gatekeeping

guess I can't talk about subahibi's new chapter here since it is tainted by EOP-quantum analysis it was shit anyways

>> No.19672519

DJT ruined this thread.

>> No.19672536

This thread was always djt

>> No.19672540

>what an absurd level of gatekeeping
where did you even get that from? where in my post did i say anyone should leave? if pretending to know jp here is the only thing that gives your life meaning then by all means anon. my only complaint is that text hooking discussion doesn't belong here. if you need a code there must be much better places to find one

>> No.19672612

no one actually knows Japanese anyway.

>> No.19672621

you literally said they are peasants that cannot positively contribute to the thread in >>19671560
that is isomorphic to GTFO
that being said i think the people asking for hcodes should fuck off to dongfire

>> No.19672658

and i was right. but i also said i didn't care about it. if someone wants to waste their time here pretending they can read a game they won't be the first or last to do so

>> No.19672659

I don't need several days long discussions about a game. I just want more people to write down their impressions of what they read. Be it after the whole game. Be it after every route. Just don't post an image with "LUL" or "SO CUTE" or whatever every 20 minutes.
The post size limit is perfect for this as well, as it means you won't get a big review, but a nice compressed idea of what the game is about or how good it may be. Sometimes someone else has played the game already and may post something about it in return. Sometimes that won't happen. This is how the thread more or less worked in the past, too.

All what however happens is people trolling or spamming unrelated things, with other people getting angry at that, but not contributing anything good for the thread either. That can't be making things better.

>> No.19672783


Island coming to steam and its available in JP as well.

>> No.19672864

A great opportunity to play a two year old game and show all of your ironic weeb friends on steam that you're playing it at the same time.

>> No.19672868

I'd never buy a VN on steam.
That's one of the dumbest things to do I can think of.

>> No.19672877

probably still cheaper than getting it from DMM. I have 400 hrs on nekopara volume 1, nothing to lose.

>> No.19672886

>I have 400 hrs on nekopara volume 1, nothing to lose.
Obviously, since you never had anything resembling taste to begin with.

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15 year old me really liked those emote powered cat girl h scenes.

>> No.19672935

Me neither, except if Aokana came out on steam.

>> No.19672966

Kids in my eroge thread..

>> No.19673011

I never participate in the text hooker discussions, but those who use it for anything but simple dictionary lookup with rikai and adding to anki should stop reading VNs (so no MTL, furigana, machine voice reading out narration, robot hand that tightens its grip around your penis in accordance with the shikoshiko sounds of the game, etc.).

>> No.19673012

this was like 4 years ago... まだ成人していないから子供だと言うことは事実なんだけどさ。。

>> No.19673188

The idea that Baldr is too magical is downright absurd. It's actually not magical enough.
You have true AI that can support vast cyberspaces as detailed as reality, processing gorillion bytes worth of information per second, and I'm supposed to believe it needs to spend years "learning" from humanity? Laughable. A realistic Eve would scan them all in a split-second, recursively improve herself to achieve intelligence greater than the entire race combined, instantly perfect the Assembler, bring all tech to their logical conclusions, end world hunger, cure aging, open up the path to the stars, and uplift humanity into a Type II civilization within the next decade, creating a world so magical it'd seem too unrealistic for high fantasy.

That actually applies to every single cyberpunk work with a true AI(pretty much all of them,) making it sort of a "reverse-fantasy" genre.
In fantasy, things that aren't supposed to happen actually do happen, while in cyberpunk, things that ARE supposed to happen, don't.

>> No.19673214

What are some PS Vita ports that are worth playing over their PC versions?

>> No.19673224

It's not strange seeing how games like Baldr Sky are filled to the brim with shounen tropes with some ero added on top of it. I'd argue, it's best enjoyed when you are not allowed to play it yet.

>> No.19673276

Is it bad that I lurk here specifically to catch names of sites to buy eroge from, since I have no fucking clue which company is shit or not. Half of /v/ says never give 'x' company anything since they fucked up 'y', its too hard to track them all.

>> No.19673322

you should be commended for even thinking about buying Japanese porn games at $80-90 a pop and give money to shitty companies that will use said money to release the one game on every possible platform instead of releasing a new game for like 4 years or just end up going to make mobage that eventually fail in order to follow type moon ..

>> No.19673388

The industry is in a bad shape so that kind of desperation is expected.
If I had an eroge company I would establish a sub-brand that specializes in budget titles and just keep releasing them every 1-2 years, while the main brand releases one major title every 4-5 years.

It's probably easier to sell a 4400 yen game in today's climate.

>> No.19673434

>nearing peak in sex scene
>husband calls the woman who is having her manko filled
>mc picks up thrusts the phone to the wife
>voice file missing error
>game quits

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the game simply disintegrated on me. I thought things like this wouldn't happen in the 21st century, but Japan managed to mess something up even in a fucking porn powerpoint. now it gives me an error message when I would try to load the save I made right before the error (can't even mouse over the save file, as if the "holding phone to her mouth" cg were missing). the file checker supplied with the game says "everything's alright". I'll just take it as a sign from the heavens not to play this game

>> No.19673539

Typical Jap coding honestly.

>> No.19673588

check if the game has an update to fix bugs, if not consider checking if your hdd is dying

>> No.19673651

Shit, i fap a lot!

>> No.19673667

my hdd is less than 1 year old so I'm inclined to think it's the game

you're right about the updates. I already had the 20180412 patch installed, but now I checked and apparently there's a 20180416 patch too...

I guess I'll check it out later. Whether or not the new patch fixes it, it's still sad that such a simple game needs several patches just to function.

>> No.19673717

Goddamn you guys talk more about Eop games than the other VN thread. Whats wrong with you lol. Island looks nice btw, i hope its better than the anime :<

Newton is too expensive imo. Not even Subahibi had that price at launch, didn't it?

>> No.19673751

It's a cheap nukige title, the closest thing possible to a doujin game. What are you really expecting?

>> No.19673782

Anyone do Haro to Yuki from last month? I thought it was a nukige so I skipped over it but I'm seeing it has Drama and Nakige as tags on vndb now so I'm curious how the story is.

>> No.19673817

don't blame you for thinking its a nukige, its by ab3 their other nakige also had nukige ratios of h and then you got the sex filled hataraku otona/otaku series.

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Utawarerumono, they made some changes to the sprites that make them look a ton better than the original.

>> No.19674307

It's a nukige with way too much story, but not enough of it for it it to be good. 20-30 minutes per character arc (of character you never get to see again afterwards), is just kinda awkward. Add to that some random character interaction and maybe a lewd scene and you have your ~1hour long chapter in common.

>> No.19674340

Aren't the 3D sprites completely fucked though? I considered playing this on ps4, but after seeing the battle scenes I settled on the ps2 release.

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Seemed okay to me? Only the later dragon or god or whatever his name was is really ugly, but that one hardly appears.

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This is hilarious. It's like watching a children's mystery show.

>> No.19676091

This is some illuminati triangle tier stretching.
It's like nobody on QA knew addition is commutative, and that's assuming playing four fours with the number was a justified, logical step.

>> No.19676253

How long is it in total?

>> No.19676871

>reading sex scenes

>> No.19676892

Sex scenes are a literary experience

>> No.19676895

When does one become a JOP?

>> No.19676901

When you only play in Japanese.

>> No.19676906

When you stop using texthookers.

>> No.19676910

When you forget all languages you know except nihongo

>> No.19676919

so like 12-18 months?

>> No.19677014

I know it's not a nukige but how early / frequent are the ero scenes in Nukige shima?

>> No.19677214

new thread


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