It's about time we had another one of these again.
I played through the first VN, Amane and Sachi's routes were fun at least.
Is it worth trying out the other two games? I don't know if I can handle the insanely tedious flashbacks they throw into half of the routes.
There's no way you were talking about the anime, right?
5 hours until the kickstarter is over, and I'm still on the fence about backing it. I've been thinking real hard this last month whether to drop the money or not. And I still don't know.
On one hand, I liked Grisaia. It was a fun VN to play through.
I want to show my support and appreciation to the company, even if its in a indirect way.
I want to encourage more VNs to be localized.
I want to read the other two vns and finish the series.
On the other hand,
It's a lot of money. I tried really hard to save up this last month but bills and gas killed me. I can pull the money out of my savings, but should I?
I'm not the biggest fan of Grisaia, its just something that I enjoyed
Its not the full version; cutting all adult content. If I pay for something, I want all of it. I don't want to pay more for content that should have been there.
If I'm going to drop $60+ on a game, I'm going to get the physical copy. But that's $120 minimum
Things I'm not sure on: Can I apply a pirated patch to the official translation of all three to get the 18+ content? If I don't buy, will it be pirate-able? Will anyone translate the adult content?
I'm sorry about the blogshit, but I've been thinking about this since before the kickstarter launched; and I still can't come to a damn conclusion.
I was planning on doing it but the whole people bitching over the lewd dakis. That and the all ages being released over the R-18.
Don't get me wrong, I hope they release the Vita game but still. If anything I will buy them once the physical copies are out.
They're definitely translating the adult content, but they just can't announce it on the Kickstarter page since it goes against their ToS.
According to their Facebook, everyone who gets the $1 tier will have the opportunity to pledge towards the 18+ version once the Kickstarter ends, so I assume that everyone who has already pledged will have access to the adult content as well.
That's not even debatable.
Even if you love yanderes she's so fucking boring that you'll hate her. Especially once you find yourself locked onto her route.
At least Michiko had a personality even if it made no fucking sense whatsoever.
Sachi if I had to pick one but i like them all
Fruity Grisaia was awesome, fanservicy anime until it'd gotten to Amane's route.
Yuuji was able to stop Imitation Crab from being the bitch Bakemonogatari's Real Crab is. If only Arararagi had that much Blackops in him, then the Bake series could've been a lot more watchable.
Also; Green Mitch and Blue Mitch were hella fun to watch.
Yes they cut the fake dates which were the best part.
>they collaborated with a different designer for this one
Who the hell is the one on the far right?
Makina because pedophilia is wrong.
Seriously though her route just screams out a giant fuck you to the rest of the characters and the setting entirely. It's incredibly boring for the most part.
Chiru Chiru is a baka and doesn't know how to use birth control
>It's incredibly boring for the most part.
Hers was the second most interesting what were you reading. The end where she takes over his number is a little ridiculous but over all it was good
It depends on whether you read her route or Yumiko's first, but they're almost the exact same, and it feels so contrived in the first place.
Save girl from duh baddies, she realises feelings, they run away together and hide out some place, eventually sex.
If you didn't notice the repetition of plot thanks to a different playthrough order (which broke my immersion) or find the achingly long flashbacks boring then I guess I can see where you're coming from.
Yuuji and JB find evidence that East Beach was screwing the Jap military out of money in contracts and they permission from them to destroy the school to send a warning to East Beach and force them to pay to rebuild the school. Chizuru also happens to be the governer's daughter and is able to get it declared a legal/safe demolition and put a gag order on the local media. It's kinda ridiculous and ended up breaking my suspension of disbelief.
>It depends on whether you read her route or Yumiko's first, but they're almost the exact same, and it feels so contrived in the first place.
Yeah I guess your right ojou-sama problems could get old I still found entreating with all the bombings and pissing
>or just yumiko and michiru?
Only Michiru ends up pregnant. The rest of the girls were using birth control.
The whole deal was funny, because Kazuki was planning on having Yuuji make one of the girls pregnant, so that he could settle down. However, this ended up happening and she ended up somewhat miffed.
Does the character development from the routes take place in the real story?
For example, is Sachi through with her need to do everything she's asked to, or is she still like that Furthermore, does Sachi address Yuuji as Yuu-kun in the sequels, or does she refer to him as Kazami-san?
are you telling me that this isn't real?
because this was the whole reason why i start reading that(still haven't finished any route)
>Sachi adress him as kazami-san.
Ah man, that sucks.
Th character development in Sachi's route was nice.
I would have liked for the development in the routes to be kept in the grand route.
Given that half of the routes have completely contradictory plots that doesn't surprise me.
Sachi's development was pretty good though, albeit requiring some fucking ridiculous coincidences.
The routes didn't have to take place for the character development to happen, though.
They could just have said some things happened differently, but the main development still took place.
So you're implying that in the sequels Sachi acts as though she had that character defining experience in 'Fruits' despite it never having happened?
Wouldn't that mean that the whole plot of Sachi's route hinged upon a specific sequence of events occurring never needed any of those events to actually occur?
I was thinking about picking up the VN, but was curious. Is there enough to the plot to keep it from devolving into "X is best girl, Y is a shit", or should I just believe everything I've seen around here?
There are five girls, each of which has their own fair share of problems. There's plenty of plot in each of the routes and they all warrant reading, even if you're not super crazy about the heroine.
I'm saying only the most conflictive things should be removed.
In Sachi's route, the only deal that causes big conflict with the rest of the story in her is destroying the school.
Say, they could make it so that Yuuji fooled her into thinking she destroyed the school, but had her blow up something else.
That way the school is still usable for the rest of the story.
The only two routes that should be altered completely are Makina's and Yumiko's, since those require them to leave the rest behind.
All girls have their ways of being good. Sachi is cute and crazy as fuck. Chiru Chiru is cute and silly with a great girl inside her, a 2 for 1 deal. Amane is fucking slutty but her ending gets you. Makina's is how Leon: The professional would've played if he had fucked the girl. Yumiko's is Imitation Crab which plays ok to a point, she goes from being 100% tsun to 100% dere but her ending and most of her route was a bit bad. She really has no bad ending.
Well that's the thing. I've never been into VNs for the porn. I tend yo read VNs that have no sexual content and skip through the ones that do. I want a story more than anything else.
You should definitely play it if you get the chance.
The first game gets off to a slow start, with the common route taking up half the game (which isn't a bad thing), but the story is interesting and can get surprisingly grim at times.
If you like the character designs, there's a good chance you'll enjoy the series.
The main plot goes on for fucking ages, but it's full of fun SOL/comedy moments and features some amazingly well executed character interactions. The 5 characters are incredibly stereotypical (older sister younger sister obidient slave tsundere yandere), but they work together well for the most part and the fanservicey moments are generally tasteful and well executed.
It falls apart in the second half as it branches off into individual routes. Amane/Sachi >>>> Makina >>>>>>>>>>>>> Michiru >> Yumiko
in terms of writing quality. i.e. I'd recommend Amane and/or Sachi, go for Makina if you really want, don't say I didn't warn you about the other two.
I don't quite agree with your rankings.
Amane's route is rather boring before Angelic Howl, and even AH dragged a bit too much.
Sachi's route is really fun, but it has plenty of bullshit.
Makina is great for the action, but Makina makes for a rather shitty love interest, and there's plenty of bullshit as well (agents acting like retards, for one).
As for Michiru's route, I actually loved it, even though it had no action or comedy like the previous ones. I liked how her personal issue was explained and how Yuuji dealt with it. The ending was really satisfactory.
I agree Yumiko's route was boring. However, her sex scenes are the best in the game, especially her last one.
If you accept the reasoning behind Amane's H-scenes as a coping mechanism for her
survivor's guilt, none of the other sex scenes really add to the plot significantly and can be skipped without missing any of the story.
That being said, I though Michiru's first H-scene was really sweet. It characterised her really well and didn't feel forced like the others.
I like the look of R11.
>Amane's route is rather boring before Angelic Howl, and even AH dragged a bit too much.
I'm biased towards Amane, we'll leave it at that.
>Sachi's route is really fun, but it has plenty of bullshit.
Perfect summary. Despite that, the fun/bullshit ratio is so much better than in a certain couple of the other endings.
>Makina makes for a rather shitty love interest
Her character is so much more interesting while the other characters are around for her to bounce off of, so to speak. I'm pretty sure the decision to move away from the school setting was the biggest fuck up in her route.
I just couldn't handle how inconsistent her character was, even for a supposed 'tsundere'.
>Yumiko's route was boring. However, her sex scenes are the best in the game, especially her last one.
I'll take your word for it, but there's no way I can be bothered enough to finish that route. The first one didn't exactly blow me away, but then again I just wasn't invested in her character at all.
I think the joke with Mitcher is that, despite her act, she wasn't tsundere at all, as she's a very honest person.
On the other hand, every other character has had tsundere moments, even Juicy and Kazuki.
>I'll take your word for it, but there's no way I can be bothered enough to finish that route. The first one didn't exactly blow me away, but then again I just wasn't invested in her character at all.
This is why I did her route first.
She was the girl I liked the least, and had already heard from here that her route was boring.
I really wanted to stop reading, but the chance of reading the other routes kept me going.
I hope so. 1000 other people can't be wrong, right?
Read it ya dinguses
You might be able to send them an email and ask if you can place in another pledge, but apart from that you're pretty much fucked.