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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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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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823 No. 823 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
i'm curious: what's your average download speed rate, for torrents from places like hongfire and piratebay?
mine was normally around 50 KB/s, at its best; recently i changed my service up to 5 MB/s and the one in the picture is the fastest i've ever got.
>> No. 824 [Edit]
Torrent download speeds are determined by a number of factors, so it's hard to really give a general number for every download. Usually, public places like Hongfire/thepiratebay don't have well-seeded torrents (not always the case), and the few people that do seed tend to have slow upload speeds.

More seeds means more seeds that you can connect to, which equals quicker downloads. Less seeds means less seeds that you can connect to, which equals slower downloads. Slower/quicker speeds depending on the available number of seeds is not the sole factor in download speeds, though. Leeches (the people that are also downloading the same file as you) also play a factor in this, as they're consuming bandwidth from the available seeds. Leeches can also upload (just like seeds) to other available leeches at the same time, though, if they've already downloaded part of the file that other leeches still need. Another thing to consider is that leeches and seeds can toggle the amount of bandwidth they want to spend on uploading (or downloading). So, you can cap your upload speed at 20 kb/s if you really wanted to, even if you could upload at much quicker rates.

The most important thing to consider is your ISP's connection plan's speed, and the seeds/leeches' respective ISP connection plan's speeds.

That's just my experience, though. Sometimes you'll get 80-100 kb/s or higher download speeds from just a single seed, if there are no (or few other) leeches.
>> No. 825 [Edit]
>>83
thanks; i know how it works, though. i guess what i really wanted to know (sorry) is the highest download speed brohnos had ever got from hongfire and piratebay VN torrents (cosidering, of course, their own service speed), just to have an idea of how good am i doing (or if you could suggest any better place to find good healt torrents).
>> No. 826 [Edit]
>>84
I think I've topped out somewhere around 200-300 kb/s on Hongfire, probably a bit higher on TPB.
>> No. 827 [Edit]
Strange.
I'm using a 3mb (megabit) and my dl speed it's around 340~360 KB.

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815 No. 815 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you repeat the voice of your favorite VN girl when you hear something pleaseing?
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That scene in YMK where Aeka sneezes was pretty cute. I think I played that sound about 3 or 4 times, then moved on.
>> No. 820 [Edit]
Only times I recall doing it with females are in Shuffle with Mayumi since she was awesome, in Sekien no Inganock at times with Ati, and in Muv-Luv Unlimited with Kasumi's "Agaaaaaaaa".
Oh, I also repeated most of the lines in Chapter 5 of Sharin no Kuni, during that tsundere training flashback. That was glorious.
>> No. 821 [Edit]
>>105
I don't remember Kasumi's "agaaaa", but her "bye-bye" was fucking adorable.
>> No. 822 [Edit]
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I usually don't do it but I remember doing it quite a bit while playing WtK mainly because of Mikan.

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809 No. 809 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Can you recommend me some dating sims? Preferably for PC. I tried looking on Google for some but all I get are links to people who think visual novels are dating sims.

I'm sure you all know what a dating sim is. Stats and all that good stuff.

Pic somewhat related. It's a SRPG with heavy dating sim elements. Gemini is mai waifu.
>> No. 810 [Edit]
Romance VNs with different girls to choose from aren't dating sims? they sorta have stats...

Unless you mean stuff where you have to work, earn money, and things to gain appeal along with talking to the girl a lot... Only ones i've played are the crappy ones on newgrounds a few years ago. (the zelda one was kinda funny though)
>> No. 811 [Edit]
I don't see why any game with girls to choose from to be your waifu cannot be a romance VN/dating sim in some form.
>> No. 813 [Edit]
I think he means that he wants a dating sim without the typical VN elements (I know it sounds a little silly, I can't find a better way to express it, though) i.e. storyline (and metaplot) and some pretense to be more than a dating sim.

To rephrase it: he wants a dating sim that doesn't try to be anything more.

... Or so I think. I can't really recommend anything myself, though, as I usually play exactly what OP doesn't want to play (for example Sharin no Kuni).
>> No. 814 [Edit]
Here's a list of them on VNdb.

http://vndb.org/g39

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789 No. 789 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you barely know Japanese or not at all, are you a NEET, and want to read some crappy VN translation from /tobochan/?

If your answer to all of the above was 'yes', then join us in the Nana Puri play along!

How do I participate?
If you haven't been granted access already, I'm not quite sure how you're reading this. But basically it will work like this:

Dialog will be shit tiered translated until a decision point, and then the first decision to get 3 votes (this might change if more people particpate) wins.

I encourage you all to get the game and play along so you can experience the music and voices as well.

Let's get our Nana's on!

Game Summery:http://vndb.org/v3825

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I grasp her held out hand.

And then seemingly relieved, Edel closed her eyes.

Katarina「Gaaaaah―!」

An insane and violent feeling developed in the pit of my stomach. I stood up while still grasping Edel.
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There was not a speck of hesitation.

Edel smiled while in my arms.

And then, without turning, I stepped over the cliff.

*fwssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*
>> No. 807 [Edit]
 
End Prologue
>> No. 808 [Edit]
Alright, just redid pretty much every post due to me being retarded and posting the same day I wrote. On that note, I really need a proof reader.

Anyways, please tell me if you enjoyed this format or if it is too cumbersome to continue to read it like this. As I said in the OP, I highly encourage you get the game. The music is very nice in this game and the sound effects help with the mood.

Every post in this thread is a different screen and every line is a click click, so you could follow along pretty easy if you have the game.

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787 No. 787 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Has anyone else read Giniro? I'm going through it now and not too impressed. The first chapter lasted all of two hours, leaving no room for any real development. The character art and the music is quite nice.

The translation is a mess, but I don't think it was entirely fed through a machine. It's one of the few, if not the only, VNs to have an English translation done by the company that made it. There are a few parts that look edited, at least. It's definitely readable, but I don't know if you can say it's enjoyable with the translation in its current state. There was a re-edit/re-translation project for it that sprung up last year, but it's not ongoing. With some editing of the English translation, not the Japanese, it'd probably be a lot better. Obviously, it would be nowhere near entirely accurate, but sufficient, since it's unlikely to see a full re-translation anytime soon.
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Just like a truNEET.

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I've played this game last friday night (installed finally @ 9 pm, stopped at saturday 1:30 am) and saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Holy shit this VN is depressing as fuck as you all know. Does anyone know if the spin-off novels and other related stuff has been released in English or translated? The universe needs to be expanded upon. Especially the Junker's experience as a refugee. Or was he a child soldier? It wasn't shown exactly.
>> No. 786 [Edit]
There was a radio drama that was subbed, but it might've only been partially.

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781 No. 781 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
No Type-Moon allowed.
>> No. 782 [Edit]
Violators will be shot?
>> No. 783 [Edit]
>>2
Violators will be instantly cut into 17 peaces
>> No. 784 [Edit]
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>>1
Anone, anone, anone, anone, anone, anone, anone...

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