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1804 No. 1804 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
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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1792 No. 1792 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Did anybody else here play muvluv?
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>>1801
i said it was like forever
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The original trilogy is quite a time sink but they are worth it if you are a fan of scifi mecha.

I've replayed it 3 times already and I want to go through MLA again.
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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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1169 No. 1169 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I know this board is mostly dead, but I was wondering, what are /tc/'s favorite VNs? Language doesn't matter.

Also wondering, are there any good VNs you all have read that don't emphasize romance/ero? I know I can look at vndb but I was looking for your opinion. Thanks!
>> No. 1170 [Edit]
>>1169
> are there any good VNs you all have read that don't emphasize romance/ero?

all of the fantasy stuff sans alicesoft stuff.
Umineko, f/sn, s;g, muvluv, baldr sky, etc.
>> No. 1171 [Edit]
my favorite is Saya no Uta.
>> No. 1172 [Edit]
I'm not sure what to say about Narcissu except that it's important to me.
May Sky is a sweet little love story that doesn't use too many cheap tricks.
Katawa Shoujo is an almost embarrassingly earnest coming of age story. Most people who read VNs don't think too highly of it. I guess I just read it at the right time in my life.
>> No. 1799 [Edit]
I'd probably have to go with Utawarerumono and Kamidori as my favorites.

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1160 No. 1160 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I am hopelessly in love with Ciel from Tsukihime and really need help finding something.

I want to find the pic where she's saying "Our hands meet briefly, and the handshake is over" for some reason. I used to have it, but I don't know what I did with it. Thanks for the help.
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>> No. 1162 [Edit]
>>1161
>but I don't know what I did with it
>138739082937.png

You should consider organizing your pictures in a way other than a 5gb folder sorted by unix timestamp for when they are posted on 4chan.
>> No. 1163 [Edit]
>>1162
Yeah, I renamed it to something easier to find.

>hand_ciel
>> No. 1167 [Edit]
Why love a Ciel when you could love a glorious Arcueid?
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>>1167

Arc makes for a terrible M, whereas ciel is wonderful at it, and you don't have to worry about leaving marks.

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1140 No. 1140 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
a visual novel board with no monmusu? for shame tohno-chan.
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>> No. 1159 [Edit]
Oh it was moved. Fair enough. Part three has been everything I had hoped it would be so far.
>> No. 1164 [Edit]
>>1159
in the end the final scene was consensual missionary position sex for the purpose of procreation.

and yet it still felt like a rape scene.
>> No. 1165 [Edit]
>>1164
It got pretty non-consensual by the end.
>> No. 1166 [Edit]
>>1165
I dont get why
Luka is having sex with his legally married wife If theres a situation where he can get into that its then.

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1759 No. 1759 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Where do you guys get your VNs and what would you recommend as babby's first VN? I've long considered getting into them but would rather not have Katawa Shoujo be my first foray into the genre. The closest I've gotten to playing a VN is Sengoku Rance.

I apologise in advance if there's some kind of guide or FAQ I've missed out on.
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>> No. 1784 [Edit]
>>1122
akiha's route wasnt all that great though.

my favourite part of the game is probably when shiki converses with some serial killer at night during kohaku's route. that was a pretty cool dialogue.
>> No. 1785 [Edit]
>>1125
You do realize that the conversation was between Shiki and SHIKI?

The near side routes had the best ends, both actual ends and bad ends. That said, the ciel good end is the single lousiest ending Nasu ever wrote.
>> No. 1786 [Edit]
>>1126
that actually was only said in that non-canon fan written side story from KT. nothing really suggested it was him, though it wouldnt make the scene any worse.
>> No. 1787 [Edit]
>>1122
You can finish all of tsukihime in a week, each route for a girl doesn't take more than a day to finish.
You must have downs to go that slow, get checked retard.

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1754 No. 1754 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do gameplay eroge belong on this board or /vg/? If they belong here, consider this a gameplay eroge thread.
>> No. 1755 [Edit]
>>1096
one drop rule. one drop of eroge-aspects make it a VN.

Things like rance and Utawarerumono go here, correct.
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Five playthroughs and I still haven't gotten the Takeda recruited or their bonus unlocked. When will my time come?!
>> No. 1757 [Edit]
Just finished Yandere and Mashou no Nie. I can only recommend the latter, unless you can enjoy Yandere's "nothing but bad ends" and plot.

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1730 No. 1730 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
You should play it. It somehow resembles KID games (Ever17, Remember11), but it has totally unique atmosphere.
Here you can download trial (that has no major differences from steam edition)
http://ahatestory.com/
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>> No. 1744 [Edit]
I played Digital a while back. It had an interesting concept, though the INDIE GAME OF THE YEAR tag some people gave it was a bit much I thought. I didn't know anything about the writer, though. Is Christine Love one of those tumblr social justice idiots or something like that?
>> No. 1745 [Edit]
>>1083
Very much so. I will admit that I liked Digital, though the rest of her stuff is trash.
>> No. 1746 [Edit]
ana and dig are definitely a cut above the rest of the oelvn crowd (and above her works). she (i think she identifies as female if not correct me) definitely should make more stuff like this, and less trash like don't take it personally or w/e. i still can't believe that even fucking exists.
>> No. 1747 [Edit]
This is actually pretty fucking good. Hope she makes more games that are like this.

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1706 No. 1706 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Doki finally put out the translation patch.

The wait for this has be excruciating.

I love Tomoyo so much.
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>> No. 1710 [Edit]
>>1014
From what I read they do plan on translating the all ages version.

Don't hold you breath though. It will take time. I bet at least a year, probably more.

The h-scnenes are really awkward for me. Tomoyo is my waifu. They don't change how much I love her though.
>> No. 1711 [Edit]
Just finished this. All I'll say is it was beautiful. Quite possibly the most beautiful thing I've ever experienced.
>> No. 1712 [Edit]
Just finished the visual novel. Actually, I finished it 30 minutes ago, but I just stopped crying. I rarely cry because of a work of fiction, but key has done it. Again.

I have no idea why that always happens. I knew the manga adaption and I knew how it would end.

I'm at a loss of words right now. All I can do is second >>1018
>> No. 1713 [Edit]
An updated patch is out.

Sadly not the Memorial Edition yet.
Maybe one day...

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1714 No. 1714 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
r07's clownish black lagoon story: everybody has unlimited ammo and not a single person could hit the broad side of a barn from inside, and if you were given an actual name you become impervious to harm from the unnamed thugs.
It would've been nice if the story was a bit more gritty noir and less wacky shonen, but I still ended up enjoying it for the most part.

the fight mechanic is simple, I managed to score a hair over 4 million points by the end, giving me a golden phoenix badge.

has /tc/ given it a go yet, or did you guys also jump off the r07 ship once he released a story about school girls being bullied to suicide?
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I loved season 1, and I'm waiting the tranlsation of season 2.
>> No. 1716 [Edit]
>>1090
Hey, I like Higanbana.

I'll definitely get around to playing this sometime soon.
>> No. 1717 [Edit]
>r07 ship once he released a story about school girls being bullied to suicide?

Read Higanbama.

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1659 No. 1659 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I just finished watching Angel Beats

When is the VN?
>> No. 1660 [Edit]
I didn't even know they were making a VN.

I know there's a manga, and I'm pretty sure it goes into the backstories of the characters that didn't get episodes (Shiina, TK, etc.), but I'm not sure. And I think it's only in Chinese or something.

They should have just made it 26 episodes. But noooo. Key had to get all fancy with their money.
>> No. 1661 [Edit]
Shouldn't thi be in /an/?
>> No. 1662 [Edit]
>>18424
or /vn/. I don't really care though

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