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924 No. 924 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Apparently MS makes visual novels now.

http://www.microsoft.com/taiwan/silverlight/default.htm

Click on the big blue button with snowflakes.

Now I can be the hero of my own VN, thanks Microsoft. Sorry if this is old news, needs Silverlight though.
>> No. 925 [Edit]
Silverlight-tan is in it though
>> No. 926 [Edit]
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926
where's my 2k route?
>> No. 927 [Edit]
>>281
No I dont see the blue button
>> No. 928 [Edit]
>>290
They scrapped it because it was a Christmas thing but looks like there will be a new one for Chinese New Year or something.

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911 No. 911 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does this game sound good for something freely distributed on the internet?

Pic related; by first glance, she looks pretty good to the point that I might buy her figma.
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>> No. 920 [Edit]
>>256
link to said download?
>> No. 921 [Edit]
>>257
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/channel/ch304

1) Make account
2) Join channel
3) Then click on the big giant link that says to download the game here.
>> No. 922 [Edit]
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>>253
Looking back at my post, her summer coffee special version of her figma looks vastly inferior to her original school uniform figma. She doesn't feel moe enough for my taste.
>> No. 923 [Edit]
>>285
It might not be as cute, but it still sold very well as it's the only cast off figma to date wish nudity, that I know of.

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908 No. 908 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
>We are currently negotiating an officially licensed release with âge.

>Unfortunately, almost nothing is set in stone yet so I have no details to give out, other than:
>-There will be no partial Sadogashima patch, or any other unofficial patches
>-All ML/MLA patch download links have been disabled
>-We won't be asking for any money in exchange for the translation

http://amaterasu.is.moelicious.be/blog/?p=818
>> No. 909 [Edit]
Oh wow, that's real buttdamage.
>> No. 910 [Edit]
MLA in English: forever mada.

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885 No. 885 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Jast USA grabbed the TLwiki project just before release.
Are you frustrated?
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>> No. 904 [Edit]
>>221
>So any money made by JAST for the sale of this game goes to the fan translators for Osadai.
I'm certain that only (a likely very small) part of the money they make will go to the translators, but I'm guessing that's not what you meant to say.
>> No. 905 [Edit]
>>215

Me again. The patch works like a charm. Yeah, some stuff is left untranslated but it hasn't bothered me that much. As a matter of fact, there was one scene where there was a CG but no speech bubble so it was left untranslated... and I understood it all. I never tried to learn a single japanese word so that was kinda wierd. It's scary how much of it is stuck in my head just due to watching anime/palying VNs. Oh well.

And the game itself is really great. It's been a while since I enjoyed a VN this much. I guess I just prefer light-hearted (or rather, totally absurd) stuff like this rather than serious stories when it comes to VNs. It's the exact opposite with books, however - I absolutely hate when author tries to force some kind of humorous, toungue-in-cheek narrative in a book. It just feels wrong for me.

>>221

>So any money made by JAST for the sale of this game goes to the fan translators for Osadai.

As >>225 menotined, you probably meant some, not any. I don't think that's the case. In this kind of situations the translators would usually receive all the money they were offered for their translations at once and that's it. They won't get any % of the royalities from the sales. Of course, I might be wrong but I'm pretty confident about my guess.

>>222

Same here. They did it with pretty much altruistic intentions so it's great to see that their hard work got rewarded and I'm happy for them. I can't believe there are people out there who are bitching about how they 'sold out'. It's ridiculous.
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>> No. 906 [Edit]
>>230
Probably because they did sell out. If anything release the game, since it was already finished, then pick a new game to work on as a commercial release.

Getting to nearly 100% then suddenly saying LOL NOPE, JAST TIEM then making everybody wait for god who knows now. I doubt many people are going to end up buying it.
>> No. 907 [Edit]
>>222

Of course this just means we have to wait a little while longer to pirate it.

The translators get paid and we download their translations for free, everybody wins, except for Jast, fuck them.

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872 No. 872 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is there any hope to see original VN AIR in English?
I've read Clannad and Kanon - and now I can't even watch their anime adaptations... They look like different stories... about your old friends. I hope I could read Maeda's original AIR, not it's adaptation...
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>> No. 877 [Edit]
VisualArts would target fan translators translating some of their lesser-known works. Not so sure if it's hypocrisy. They didn't target LB or Tomoyo After for C&D. And Kanon and Clannad were untouched by some C&D bullshit. And nobody's working on Kudwafter.

VisualArts tends to be pissed about non-Japanese in general and throws in all kinds of shit to stop piracy, including the new anti-non-Japanese OS Siglus engine for Rewrite. Of course, Key has no say in this and doesn't give out C&Ds.

I guess the main trouble is the lack of interest that translators have for Air, so they tend to pick it up and drop it repeatedly.
>> No. 878 [Edit]
>>165
Maybe someone could translate it but not spread the word all over the place until it's finished?
but yes, that is stupid.
>> No. 879 [Edit]
>>160

Jeez, that's been a while with no update. It would be great if someone picked it up that actually had the intention of finishing it.
>> No. 880 [Edit]
>>165
They've already dropped it.

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881 No. 881 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
New Daiteikoku trailers are out.
>> No. 882 [Edit]
 
Trailer 2
>> No. 883 [Edit]
 
Character Movie
>> No. 884 [Edit]
So did they say anything on playable factions? Japan only, after all?
I guess I am a bit vexed that they play on each nation's stereotypes and yet the japanese team is all beauty and strength "look at us we're the heroes".

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866 No. 866 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Just finished this and.... well damn.
Is there any other VN like it that's even remotely as good?
I have this strange attraction to fucked up/broken girls.

Also, what the fuck was up with the random blonde woman in his dream?
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>> No. 868 [Edit]
>fuck fucked fucking

Sure is underage here.
>> No. 869 [Edit]
"kana:little sister"
made by the same guy actually
>> No. 870 [Edit]
>I have this strange attraction to fucked up/broken girls.
I dont think its strange
it feed off your instincts to protect and nurture
I would say its natural.
>> No. 871 [Edit]
>>177

Because only people <18 old make excessive use of the fuck word.

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855 No. 855 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
is it reasonable to NTR the girl you are interested in
so when you do play her route you feel a lot better about it?
I've never cared for playing eroges put I suppose now is a good time to start since anime and computer games don't bring the joy they use to.
and well that sort of the angle i'm approaching this
so is it a reasonable way of going about it?
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>> No. 862 [Edit]
>>128

That's what I've been doing when I first began playing them but after ending up with the girl I liked the least time and time again I sort of gave up on that. Now I'm trying to maitain some sort of balance and play as if I were the MC (although not always) BUT I make some exceptions when it comes to picking the heroines.

This is pretty much off topic but even though I'm always attracted to ara ara well-mannered ojou-samas is anime and manga I tend to pick all sorts of different character types on my first playthrough in VNs (including tsunderes and genki girls who I usually dislike).

>>131

>I like to get into it and actually portray myself as the MC.

I sometimes like to do that, too, but I prefer VNs where MC is a 'real' person. Bonus points for face (well, this faceless MC thing is pretty stupid either way) and voice acting.

Oh, and I found the way sex was portrayed in YMK very off-putting (I dropped it solely because of this).
>> No. 863 [Edit]
in the end i couldn't go through with it,
my inner whiteknight simply would not let me...
>> No. 864 [Edit]
Well I just finished Aeaka's route
it made me feel...feelings...I'm rather confused since I don't know if I like these feelings or not...
>> No. 865 [Edit]
For most games, it really isn't a problem.

In YMK, however....

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851 No. 851 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is there any confirmation of the characters' ages in Higurashi?

Based on the setting and everything it seems to imply that they're all elementary schoolers, but the chest tumors on Mion/Shion are a bit large for that young.

I guess that wouldn't be completely out of the question for anime style character design though.
>> No. 852 [Edit]
>>150

Mion/shion are the oldest of them. I'm guessing 18 since the year after Higurashi they graduate.
I think K1 is 17, since after they left, he becomes the oldest guy in school.

Rena is probably 16, but Rika and Sakoto are much younger. Probably 11-12 years old?
>> No. 853 [Edit]
>>151
About right. I think Satoko is supposed to be a couple of years older than Rika though, who's probably 9-10

The confusing thing is their all going to the same class. I don't think that would work too well, even with Ciel as your teacher.
>> No. 854 [Edit]
>>152
Well, the older students were supposed to also act as teachers to some extent. That's why they showed the class having joint study time all the time.

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841 No. 841 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Which VNs have you read that featured an otaku / social anxiety type character, and how do you feel about the way they were represented? Do you tend to find yourself sympathising with these charactes, or do they annoy you?

Takuma in Swan Song gets arguably the most character development of the cast, and the way he changes over time seems to always be on the borderline between making you hate or pity him. The chapters from his perspective were also tragically realistic, which makes me wonder whether one of the scenario writers for Swan Song had been trapped within that particular lifestyle in the past, or had done research into it. The part where he was remembering being reluctant to reach out a hand to a fallen girl on the street because he thought she'd be repulsed at being offered help from such a creep is one of the most memorable scenes from the VN for me.
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>> No. 847 [Edit]
>>97
Takumi was just as great in the visual novel and since he's the narrator most of the time, you can also read his thoughts. The writers must have done quite a bit of research into otaku/hikikomori/anxiety disorders because I have never sympathized with a character more than him.


I noticed Takuma still had anxiety problems even after becoming a necrophiliac rapist lolo
>> No. 848 [Edit]
>>102
I'm really looking forward to reading Chaos;Head. Won't be for a bit, though, because G-Senjou no Maou and Umineko episode 7 translation patches will be out soon.

Takumi is the character I've most identified with in just about anything. It was like someone took a snapshot of my high school life. Well, sans imouto and random chicks.
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>>101
I'd never thought of it that way before, but it's an excellent point. I found myself identifying with the protagonist because of having suffered olfactory hallucinations whenever I left the house for a period in the past, but hadn't thought to interpret his disgust in a less literal sense.

>>103
I'd strongly suggest reading it when you get the chance. I tried to watch the anime after finishing the VN in order to see the action scenes near the end animated, but wasn't able to put up with how much more confident he seemed in posture and mannerisms than his descriptions in the novel version. Standing upright and looking people in the eye, where I'd always imagined him to be a curled up quivering mess, avoiding looking at other people at all costs, like myself. I do agree that he's the character I've most identified with, Shinji in Evangelion probably coming second.
>> No. 850 [Edit]
I thought that they were trying too hard with Takumi from Chaos;Head. I AM THE TOP-LEVEL PLAYER ON THIS MMO, MOST POPULAR EVER AND I HAVE OVER 100 WAIFUS. It just felt like I was being pandered to.

The rest of it is done well, though; him being lost in his thoughts so much, being anxious, etc.

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828 No. 828 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This is the most overrated shit ever, /vn/. The characters are good and it has a few neat concepts, but what the fuck? They spend the whole VN discussing obscure magical rules that Nasu used to piece together the game in lieu of an actual story.
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>> No. 837 [Edit]
>This is the most overrated shit ever, /vn/.
The main problem is how people expect action to some kind of main element of it, and ironically it's not.
These kinds of people expect(ed) something more in line of Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night however, was never about that sort of thing.

Both of them comes with the premise of a "magical war with spirits of heroes of the past duking it out!", but the difference here is how Fate/Zero actually is more or less about what's mentioned above, wheras Fate/Stay Night is about how what's mentioned above affects everyone, and how the secrets and true nature of the "war" alters everyones correlation to it.

There is also thing about how Fate/Stay Nights war started prematurely, and how more or less all the capable adults died in the previous war.

But Fate/Stay Night isn't really overrated if you haven't been fooled into believing it's something it's not.
It doesn't live up as an action novel, because it kind of isn't one to begin with.
It is however a rather good novel about mental conflicts and convictions.
This however does make it into a rather nice adventure novel, but adventure does not equal action by a long shot, even though it's usually a part of the adventure somewhere or at several places. But even if that is the case, Adventure novels and Action novels are fundamentally different and focuses on different themes.

And yes, personally I would say that the characters of Fate/Stay Night are rather good, but another noteworthy thing about them is Shirou himself, the protagonist.
"Shirou's" archtype, while not exactly uncommon, it's really unusual for authors to take it as far as Nasu did with Shirou, and with correlation with Archer, that portrays their character even further in even more lights and perspectives, and that is kind of neat.
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>> No. 838 [Edit]
It's really polished and it has a lot of detail. You can really feel that a lot of effort has been put into the game and that the story is really well thought through.

But I really dislike the game. I personally always had difficulties with suspension of disbelief and the dramatic moments are way too exaggerated. And the drawing quality is really an eyesore. My god, learn to draw. Look at the Shirou. I mean, come on...

I find the magic and mythology content unbearable but at an younger age I can totally see myself get lost in it. The background is rich and it's simply well made. And the game is HUGE. I respect that and I can see the appeal in it.
>> No. 839 [Edit]
Well it is definitely overrated but most introductory VNs are. I think there aren't that many people on /vn/ that have played more than several VNs anyway but still it wasn't THAT bad.
It was just pretty repetitive and in general wasn't worth the length.
>> No. 840 [Edit]
Hell, I liked it. It was my second VN, though, and after Tsukihime (which I liked better actually.) The characters, music and atmosphere in general were enough to make up for the shortcomings.

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