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1792 No. 1792 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Did anybody else here play muvluv?
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It's three years later and I still think of this VN frequently. It's not really a stretch to say it's my favorite work of fiction across every medium. Anyone that hasn't played the games yet is really missing out.
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I've never actually played MuvLuv.
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I think it's the first visual novel I ever read. It's still one of my favourites.
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I HATE Kei!

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1748 No. 1748 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
AIR has finally been translated!

>This is a 100% translated, readable, beta patch for Air released by Gao Gao Translations. It is NOT the final patch. In patch beta1, Air Arc, Minagi Route and Kano Route are solid. Common Route and Misuzu’s route need more work.


http://sukebei.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=299505
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This is most certainly a beta release. While errors have been few and far between, here are a few I've come across.
>> No. 1753 [Edit]
>>1141
Sounds like a classic t-cer.
>> No. 2127 [Edit]
>>1751
>>1753
h-hey, I may have been homeless for a few months and may arguably be a pervert, but I've never kidnapped anyone
>> No. 2128 [Edit]
>>1752
>In the depths of her eyes, I could do the beauty limited only to ethereal things

Pure poetry...

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2123 No. 2123 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is there a good website to download older (00's) VN's?

I'm looking for Ayakashi and Ayakashi-H, but don't really feel like spending almost 100 bucks for games from more than a decade ago.
>> No. 2124 [Edit]
https://pastebin.com/CrzJ4Xrd/
This is a little out of date, but there are some useful links here.

https://catbox.moe/official.php
This has all of fuwanovel's old torrents but I'm not sure how well they're seeded.

If all else fails, search for it and hope you don't end up at a dead link.

Good luck finding it. I know how hard it can be to find VNs sometimes, especially untranslated ones.
>> No. 2125 [Edit]
Hop on irc.rizon.net #tohno-chan and message bumbaloe, or leave your e-mail. I can lend you my copy.
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>>2124
ありがとうごさいます!
助かったよ。
vn-meidoというサイトでようやくこのゲーム見つけた。

>>2125
Thanks for the offer but I did eventually find a working copy.

Btw, if anyone else cares about this game, you can find the whole anime on youtube (with JP audio and Arabic subs):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0EzpW3en_I
And there are some short stories on the game's website:
http://www.t-apricot.jp/products/ayakashi/novel/index.htm

Picrelated was the very first Japanese sentence I remember reading and understanding back when I started learning that language, so I'm getting hit pretty hard with the nostalgia right now.

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2122 No. 2122 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have any of you played this? I finally started it since the translation finished recently and I've been enjoying it a lot. I love the art style and music especially.

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Why can't there be a Fate/Zero game with alternate endings? Who cares if it conflicts with FSN? Think of the possibilites.
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>> No. 1727 [Edit]
>>1068
UBW good ending is pretty much the epitome of happiness.
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>>1079
B-but what about Ilya , wormslut and the Greater Grail not being dismantled?

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>> No. 1729 [Edit]
>>1080
you are implying anyone gives a fuck about those two. and the greater grail can always be dismantled later on, not like anyone can stop those three in the end.
>> No. 2091 [Edit]
Fate/Zero The Adventure
fz-adv.pocke.bz/
https://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=478710

Fate/Zero [Next Encounter]
ameblo.jp/fz-social/

Fate/Zero BLACK - Black History Gag of The Holy Grail War
https://yadi.sk/d/DdROjrFBewdeQ

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1810 No. 1810 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
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>>1811
Prove it.
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I'm not the only one here, right? I'm just looking for a nice place to discuss Type-Moon.
>> No. 2067 [Edit]
>>1850
The new designs look like shit.
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Would Gun God be summonable under the Archer class?

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2009 No. 2009 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I figured this deserves its own thread.
>> No. 2010 [Edit]
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The very first thing you need to know about Saki - The Memories Of Summer (夏日祭) is that it's fully translated Chinese doujin VN. You can download the translated version here:

https://truend.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/saki-doujin-game-the-memories-of-summer/
(Use the mediafire mirror).

Mad props to the trooper who translated it all by himself (apparently).

It's a game by fans for fans and you should keep that in mind when judging it.
The production values are fairly decent all things considered. Some of the sprites - like Ako's or Tacos', which is very amusing because they only have cameo roles in the game - are simply great and wouldn't look out of place place in a commercial release. Others - like Nodoka's or Kuro's, which again is fairly amusing because Kuro has her own route with 3 endings - are far worse. Some of the backgrounds look spectacular, but there are also two which are more half assed. The CGs are very uneven and generally bad. The music is decent but forgettable.

The game isn't voiced for obvious reasons but thanks to that you can read it faster. For the first time ever I used the 'auto read' option. You can adjust both the speed of that as well as how fast the text appears on screen so it's possible to find your ideal pacing. Pretty nice for a doujin release. Unfortunately the skip system is a little flawed and you should be careful when using it as it can skip unread text at times.

The translation reads well. It contains a small mistake or two (more like typos, or tiny grammar hiccups) but it looks pretty solid overall.

The VN has a bit of doujin feel to it, in a bad sense. At times the characters act out of character but generally I felt their personalities matched with what I've seen/read in the anime/manga (aside from the Kuro route maybe, which is kinda crap). The pacing is kinda all over the place - at times the game spends a lot of time on fairly mundane, everyday-life kinda stuff and yet some dramatic scenes with confessions and stuff like that are really rushed.
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>>2011

I was looking for one myself yesterday. Result: プレイしたいけど中国語がわかない

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So, do we have anyone who read the VN and watched the anime? I've been interested in checking it out for a while now but I'm not that fond of VNs in general so I'd rather watch anime given the choice.

Obviously most VN adaptations (truth to be told it's pretty much all adaptations) are pretty shitty but I've heard mostly positive opinions about this one. Is the anime anywhere near as good as the VN?
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The anime is great, the original old dvd vn is not worth playing due to it being a dvd. If you can understand japanese I'd say go and read the remake since its much better and uses the new art from the anime.
>> No. 1793 [Edit]
In my opinion, the first half of the anime was super good. Second part was a train wreck. I swear, at first I thought everything was just a fever dream. I'd easily recommend just watching the first half and then skipping the rest. Is it like this in the VN too? The ending (one of them, true ending?) has to be the same; what a shitty way to close things off. I'd say this further reinforces my recommendation in that they die anyway, so why not leave it at the viewers' assumption that they die at the end of the first part? The amount of closure is about the same.
>> No. 1845 [Edit]
>>1793
No, the death ending was not a thing in the original game (PC and DVD) and Phantom Integration.

I heard it was added in the latest PC release with the newer art but I never bother with that.
>> No. 1846 [Edit]
>>1845
Then what the fuck? What a shame.

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1844 No. 1844 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is there a translation of Narcissu Side 2nd other than the one currently on Steam? (Because that's a bit bad)

narcissu.insani.org has a link to Haeleth's personal website for news & downloads regarding Narcissu Side 2nd; but the link is broken and the site seems to be shut down. Is there an upload of Haeleth's translation somewhere?

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>> No. 1816 [Edit]
Now that I look through the board we didn't even have a thread for Gyakuten Saiban 5 so maybe there's not much of an interest in this but...

Some two months ago the entire English translation patch for Gyakuten Kenji 2 has been released. I stopped following the translation progress for a short while because it seemed slow and then bam, the entire patch is out and I missed it entirely.

Works fine for me, using both flashcard as well as an NDS emulator. No problems with anything so far (so saving/loading pretty much) but I'm just midway through Case 1. Translation looks pretty good. I'm not that fond of the new chess thing, though, mostly because it's time-based. As well as plain unneeded.
>> No. 1819 [Edit]
 
Took me a month but I finally finished it. It sounds almost as if it was a chore but it's the opposite - I enjoyed it a lot and thought it's one of the best entries in the entire franchise. I felt there's a bit too much hand holding this time around and Logic Chess were kinda annoying but it's a great VN nonetheless. I was reminded how great the music is in Gyakuten titles, too.

IS-7 Incident is of particular interest here. It's a case that has been namedropped countless of times in previous games (the one where Von Karma was found guilty of using fake evidence) and this time around you don't only learn what it's all about, you actually get to solve it. Great stuff.

I wanted to include a vid of either Lang or Kay theme (or the new Lang remix which is really great) but I found something else that has little to do with Gyakuten Kenji 2 but which will definitely be of interest to all Gyakuten fans. Makes me want to go buy a 3DS.

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Does anyone in /vn/ have some knowledge on old visual novels? I've been playing some recently, and I must say they are far more enjoyable than visual novels made in more recent years especially if they keep the old designs and menus. I've recently been playing Viper V16 and I must admit I love the atmosphere the game has, as well as the female characters, both in design and personality. So, how about you guys? Do you guys like old visual novels as well? Do you guys prefer it over recent works or no? Also, why?
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>> No. 1807 [Edit]
The limitations of hardware at the time and the workarounds to them together with the prevailing art styles at the time make for a really cool combined visual style.
I don't know Japanese though so I can't actually read them.
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>>1807
Although I know this is not usual when it comes to old japanese games, Viper V16 does have a international version readily avaible online which has english text. It is also quite a short VN, so I would recommend it.
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YU-NO is the first one comes to mind - it's probably the most famous VN of all time. Amazing atmosphere, story, characters, music, everything.
I don't have a particular preference towards old or new visual novels story wise but I prefer the art from older games. The limited color palette forces artists to be creative with how they render drawings and gives a lot of charm to the games. FM synth soundtracks are great too.
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Relatively old visual novels that I've played or read...

* Matt's Messy Room translated _Maison Ikkoku Omoide no Photograph_, which was a licensed PC Engine (TG16) adventure game. The interface mostly consists of command prompts such as Open, Move, and Talk. If you're interested, use an emulator that supports save states.

The same people also translated _Pia Carrot_ for PCFX. I think it's a good example of a '90s romance game. There's not much story, and there's some simulation gameplay, but it's not all that difficult. The game is not wall-to-wall porn, and it's not meant to make the player laugh or cry. It's just entertainment.

* _Three Sisters Story_. After all these years, I'm still not sure if I like the protagonist. He did some rather horrible stuff just to help the Okamura family. Also, it seems remarkable that the game allowed the player to make immoral choices. Sure, they usually lead right to a negative ending, but at least the option was there.

_May Club_: Again, this simulation game wasn't exactly complex, and it didn't have much story. But it had a good middle ground in between narrative, gameplay, and NSFW content.

_Rance 1_: Late '80s RPG. I played for a few hours, and mostly enjoyed it. I was surprised by how short the sex scenes were. Overall gameplay wasn't amazing, but it held my interest.

If you were enjoying VNs in the '90s, you might have been tempted to use a term like "moeblob" to disparage characters that didn't have much motivation and similar appearances. Some recent VNs have distinct art styles and interesting characters. However, I don't think the moeblob problem has gone away.

Vintage VNs that I should really get around to playing or reading: Portopia Serial Murder Case, Snatcher, Policenauts, Yu-No, Radical Dreamers, Suikogaiden 1+2, Tsukihime, Air, and a whole bunch more.
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