God fucking damnit Japan. Why doesn't Alicesoft ever release games to the west? Sengoku Rance is in my top 10 list for GOTYAY. This shit is amazing, its got everything.
>dem rpg mechanics
>dem 2dqt waifus
>dat manly as fuck protagonist
>dat storyline to save his slave
>dat mission to fuck every girl in the world while also being the greatest mother fucker in existence
Rance Quest is nowhere near translated.
Rance IX is just teasing
Name me a game that comes even close to Rance/Alicesoft games. (barring Kamidori) You can't.
Look at this manner of all God
That confident posture, that alpha-ness.
I would kindly pay $90 - $100 if they translated, and brought the game to the west. They deserve all the support that they get.
Because they think it doesn't have an audience in the west. This is a common practice among Japanese developers.
It's RPG games in general, but especially games with sexual content in it are less prone to a release outside of Japan.
You can't exactly blame them either, there's been a lot of controversy around these games, and some devs just really don't want to risk people whining to them about this shit. It's a damn shame, though.
I mean, they just need to take the chance. Look what happened to Fromsoft, those niggas are rolling in the dough now.
Pretty hardcore JRPG/grand strategy mix with a balls to the wall high difficulty. Permadeath for all characters, and you're forced to all of your units, and grinding is impossible.
You must rotate around 50 unique characters with various side quests tied to them.
The MC is the biggest badass in video game history. How the story plays out is based on your choices, but you make choices through your actions rather than choosing between two options in a menu.
Toushin Toshi II is also pretty great.
You see, I have a hard time believing people would buy THIS to cover its localization and licensing costs.
But as someone mentioned in this thread before, they're already struggling sometimes in Japan. Alicesoft is one of the best-selling producers, especially with the Rance series, and still they're not as well off as others.
Not only that, but it might not be as easy for them either, financing a translation team and managing a release outside of Japan is a lot harder than it might seem.
They actually tried to release a Rance Collection over here through MangaGamer two or three years ago but there was some huge issues that the localization team had dealing with some rape and then they dropped it.
AliceSoft hasn't tried since although last I heard there was still interest.
See every Alicesoft or Eushully released.
Porn/Hentai sells, period. Maybe if they could make the hentai optional? Like how you have a gore filter on all games out there. Why the fuck is everybody scared of sex, but gore is widely accepted, what in the fuck.
>pay 3 top tier guys to translate
>upload to dlsite
They wouldn't need to invest that much.
I bought Kara No Shoujo from Mangagamers. I thought it'd be a straightforward VN, with detective elements; I didn't think it'd be a
horror story with ridiculously gruesome deaths. And no real love interests, because all the likeable girls die or are horribly maimed.
Still a great game, though.
I'm making a Sengoku-Rance-like game with some guys from 4chan.
There's still a bunch of stuff to do, so it may take a while.
Also, no porn. Blunder of the century.
Rance is immune to SJW's though
created by a woman
I assume the UI is a placeholder and that you guys aren't really gonna copy SR's Interface but the art looks good. I recognize that artstyle from a couple of years ago though I'm afraid I forgot the anon's name.
Yeah because states can have their own laws. However, on a federal level (read: what actually matters) it isn't, and in most states it isn't. The South isn't part of the union as far as I'm concerned, so it being illegal in Alabama, Tennessee, etc means nothing to me, and shouldn't affect localization.
State laws matter for a lot of things. It is illegal in more places than the south. If loli rape sims gained any commercial success in the US I guarantee it would be made illegal at the national level.
The Japanese hate the PC in general, but if there's one thing they hate more it's making English versions of Ecchi/Hentai games.
So many great games like Violated Heroine and Rance 10 that you have to wait years to play because you don't know what the fuck is going on unless you grew up learning Japanese
You can learn Japanese. There's software that lets you (for a while at least) skip the kanji learning and have you focus on the grammar and shit.
Learning kanji on its own is a waste of time and will only produce unusable gibberish.
>You can learn Japanese
What do you take me for, someone who goes to /a/? I'm not so fascinated by Japan that I frequent a Daily Japanese Thread, but at the same time they make great porn
Well, you obviously lament about your inability to play the games you want. Learning Nip would be one way to actually play them. Don't whine at me because you're too lazy to make the effort and think anons that do are beneath you.
There's hooker and ITH and shit. I didn't say that you didn't have to learn it, just that you can skip the phase and learn kanji organically by seeing in what words it appears and how its pronounced there.
I went with a hooker and text phraser first and just read the fucking thing and picked kanji as I went along. I tried learning kanji by memorization but that was a complete failure.
Learning grammar and then just reading was a better method for me.
That battle UI is pretty much a copy, it's one of the few things we kept the same.
We have some other stuff going on though.
Anyways, keep talking about Rance, I just wanted to mention this in case anyone cared, whenever it's finished if ever it will probably pop up in the Alicesoft general at /vg/ or something.
All you niggers whining about porn games with gameplay should play Utawarerumono and Kamidori Alchemy Meister.
There's a bunch of events with different triggers and stuff, it's pretty customizable. There's still some work to do in actually deciding what events happen when and such.
I thought they hated foreigners for that Rapelay fiasco a couple years ago, where a shit ton of eroge companies started blocking non Japanese IPs.
Or am I wrong? Why would it even make sense for them to IP block people and PREVENT THEM FROM PURCHASING RANCE if they hated foreigners for downloading it?
the OVA was amazing
bit dated ofcourse but great non the less, loved the ending
perhaps they dont like the idea of Rance being voiced.
>tfw considering Rance voiced by Wakamoto
Loser. The best way to experience Rance games is to enjoy the story, characters, gameplay and the sex. If you can't do that, you should just stop playing because you're not enjoying them to the maximum!
Sorry kid, but that'll never be finished. Its a fetish simulator driven by people who want to incorporate their own fetishes into the game and then never completing it.
Alicesoft said that they would probably change that for the inevitable Rance 03. These are the old Rance games so the Rance you know must be the new Rance. I accept all iterations of Rance, but I prefer his newer looks, from VI onwards.
Never, ever, ever pay money for a game that hasn't officially been translated. Many fan translators will ask you to buy the original piece and DL their patch. Fuck that. If they couldn't go through the trouble of bringing it to me, why the hell should I pay them? If Americans and Europeans pay them anyways, then there is no incentive. Let them know how much money they are losing.
Also, Sengoku Rance is awesome.
>playing Kamidori for the porn
Look at this guy and laugh.
i want to believe
>You will never be an eroge game dev and fill the world with happy boobs until you're an old man
>If they couldn't go through the trouble of bringing it to me, why the hell should I pay them?
You are a fucking idiot who doesn't understand anything. Don't bother replying to me, trash.
It has everything except fucking voices for characters. How cheap are those fuckers, really? There are games with just as many characters that add voices to their games. Hell, even alicesoft themselves has games with as many characters WITH voices.
>How cheap are those fuckers
A bunch of their games are voiced. They don't voice Rance games since they've been making them for over two decades and don't want to ruin it for the fans by adding voices this far in.
I never use voices anyways, in fact, I like to re-create my own voices and wonder what they'd sound like without ever listening to their voices. I think I'd be let down if I actually heard them.
It's because Rance is so iconic and has being around for so long that everybody already has their own idea on what Rance sounds like
It is 8 years old. Can't be game of the year
You can just load back to the start of the last chapter if you have got the orbs to unlock the routes.
It wasn't uploaded that's why.
I'm pretty sure her crystal goes blue at the end of the doujin.
best ending route so far.
though Im giving it a rest to continue, repeating the game many times is not that exciting.
I really dont see Rance localized happening, ever. Im ok with it, seems more trouble than worth for Alicesoft.
5D is being translated by a new guy, 6 is being translated by a new guy, Kichikuou is being translated by the guy that translated TT 1 and 2, and Quest is being translated by the girl who translated Rance 3, 4, 4.1, and 4.2.
Nah, I liked it. They got basically the perfect VA for Rance too. It made watching ZZ Gundam later kinda weird though.
>dat storyline to save his slave
Official Slave Rankings
3. Blue Sill
yes. In Magnum. She's now a second mother figure to Reset and yells at Rance for chucking their three year old son off the 60th floor of a building to toughen him up
Rance gets Feliss pregnant in 5D and she later gives birth to his kid.
It's illegal for devils to give birth to the children of humans so she gets punished and forced to breed 100 devil babies.
Rance manages to break her out of that and she and her son run away and later Rance helps fix her mind in Magnum