So what's your expected GOTY for 2016?
After playing its trial, for me it's Shoujotachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu.
It's a VN, an incredibly amazing one. The jokes are funny, have great timing and delivery, the pace is brisk (great plus compared to most other VNs) and Romeo adds his great insight into eroge creation.
Of course by Romeo I mean Tanaka Romeo, Japanese author renowned for Cross Channel, Saihate no Ima or Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita.
If you can read Japanese, then I can't recommend Shoujotachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu enough.
The full VN itself comes out in March, but it's anime adaptation started airing recently, so even if you can't read Japanese, you can experience it in another form. Well, the first part of it. The anime will cover the common route depicting protagonists still in school, the full VN will also include routes set when everyone's working in a VN-making company.
"I can't recommend enough" is a fancy way to say it's fucking good, cakeboi.
No, just fanservice.
>can't recommend ... enough
That means it's really good.
If you're asking if there are better VNs out there, then I yeah, but obviously it depends on your tastes. Despite what EOP friends tend to think, there's still a lot of variety in what kind of VNs get made, so you can easily find something that would suit you.
I read Cross Channel back in my EOP days, I should probably try some other Romeo stuff now I know Jap.
The anime adaptation being out before the VN puts me a bit off for some reason, though.
>>The anime adaptation being out before the VN puts me a bit off for some reason, though.
Yeah, it's weird, but you can just ignore the anime and wait for the VN. And as I said, the anime will only have the prologue.
If you want to read something quick by Romeo, go for 犬と魔法のファンタジー, one volume LN about finding employment in a fantasy world.
Hmm, I guess that makes sense. I kinda suspected that's it.
Honestly I'm happy with VNs, but I would like if someone tried to make a high budget porn RPG. Ideally basically Gothic 2, but you can find girls to romance and fuck. And obviously anime-styled art and graphics.
Eh, I didn't like the trial that much.
Didn't like the characters too much or find it that funny.
Looking forward much more to Chuusotsu by Romeo-lite.
Friend I have preordered both actually. They even come out on the same day, gonna be hectic.
tbqh the animation shit is looking not so good.
There will be an option to turn it off, most likely, so it's not that big of a deal, but still.
I didn't even finish Monobeno yet, actually.
Others were only given out as prizes in lottery at certain events.
Also you could get posters etc. at come events, so I have a huge Maitetsu poster on my wall. And also the pic of girls in order by height.
Shitty photo, but you get the idea.
The animation looks smoother in the recently released OP. And yeah, Monobeno's crazy long.
Lose's website is not blocked for gaijins. It's just games that are not in the "official" tab somehow. Not too sure exactly why though, the site has become quite weird since its update.
You completely failed at pointing out what it has that makes it so better than others VN.
Does it use a new mechanic? New system? 3D models? Choice system? Karma system? Anything new at all?
If not then I dont care.
But I did point out it's good points. It's written by Tanaka Romeo. That alone is enough. He writes about the eroge industry without some self-congratulary masturbation to it, that's already interesting enough.
That's the new official url. Anything going elsewhere 403 for non-JP IPs and most web proxies though.
The only pages that 403 are Maitetsu and Gothic Delusion's page because they're located at lose.jp's root.
New Baldr game obviously.
Akikuru, 時計台のジャンヌ and new Eushelly game look pretty good too.
I'm cool if it turns out into kuutei senki 2. Lets hope Eukleia will get back on trails with it.
I wonder if Rance 10 is coming out this year.
Natsukuru was great. I'm a bit sad that they all have big looking breasts in Akikuru, really liked the loli part of Natsukuru.
I need to find more non-nukige with mainly loli heroines. Working my way through Monobeno, was quite happy that
they changed Alice into a loli for a couple of H scenes in her after route.
Will pre-order Maitetsu if I enjoy Monobeno through to the end. A bit worried about whether they might put out an updated version of Maitetsu and I'd be better waiting a year, though.
>A bit worried about whether they might put out an updated version of Maitetsu and I'd be better waiting a year, though.
Doubt it. Monobeno Happy End only came out because people were unhappy with the first version. Surely Lose wouldn't repeat the same mistakes again.
They did say in a blog post a few months back that it will be delayed. Which isn't surprising giving it's a massive undertaking.
Would not be surprised if 04 came out before it