Alicesoft/Rance General #474
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30th Oct 2015 - Blade Briders OVA (JAP)
Up Coming Releases
29th Jan 2016 - Tsumamigui 3 (JAP)
29th Jan 2016 - Rance 01 OVA Ep 3 (JAP)
(bonus scene of Lavender rape)
Recent Releases (See FAQ for downloads and info)
October 2015 - Blade Briders OVA (JAP)
August 2015 - Rance 03 (JAP)
June 2015 - Rance 01 OVA Episode 2 (JAP/ENG)
April 2015 - Evenicle (JAP)
January 2015 - Mamatoto (ENG)
December 2014 - Rance 01 OVA Episode 1 (JAP/ENG)
October 2014 - Blade Briders (JAP)
September 2014 - Kichikuou Rance (ENG)
April 2014 - Rance IX (JAP)
Currently getting Translated:
Beat Blades Haruka - 100% translated, 100% edited, currently in beta testing (expect early 2016)
On permanent hiatus unless localised by Mangagamer. Late 2016 at the earliest for the next Alicesoft game after Haruka.
Rance 5D - 100% translated,100% edited. Never to be released
Rance VI - 88.4% translated.
Rance Quest - 55% translated
Will you stop sucking MG/Maria's dick?
RANCE QUEST WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO FUCK OFF
literally get ptsd seeing these generals while looking for dota2 general and tera general for ass pics
>no one gives a shit about translations of alice soft games in the alice soft general
Maybe "we" (aka you) should fuck off then?
Then someone should update the OP. And it's not like anything will get released until February.
>almost translation real
>Helman game strong
>Haruka considers god optimal
>girls better around minerva
>beta knows always
>alicesoft quest due next
>translated wonder / release translated wonder / release translated wonder monster
You can have quality when the board isn't just Reddittors who come to 4chan to shitpost because there aren't any accounts or downvotes.
This thread isn't very good so far.
Last thread was literally the first in years that anyone had issues with EOPs
Our population is too small for you to come here and claim you were always here
Feliss had a massive increase in her role in 03. She's actually treated like a proper party member.
And she did well in the poll.
It's hard to compare with other poll results though because she was just a summon in III, barely appeared in IV which didn't have a poll anywhere, did okay in 5D but there was no competition, barely appeared in VI and only appeared in Magnum and there was no poll in Magnum.
Wish there was more good Rance fan art
There's a decent amount. Just gotta dig deep on Pixiv to find most of it.
You barely scratched the surface. It would really be convenient if Pixiv's tags weren't such a huge fucking mess.
She's not that popular and doesn't really have major roles.
I like her though
You get to fight him multiple times in Quest, his levels increase as the encounters go along and he stops appearing due to not being able to keep up with Matilda. Matilda has her first solo fight at lvl 39 IIRC so he's level is below 39
That's actually still a pretty high level. I'm not sure what his skills are, but with the right skills, he could become a general or at least a lieutenant for the Leazas army.
Given that this game comes out in less than a month it's not surprising that they chose a girl from there. Just wait for a few more days and then they should give some info about their plans for 2016.
>Was that a Japanese joke on how deadly she is?
Then it would be 42
>What does the soldier skill do?
boosts stats, only Rance, Kenshin and Arms have it.
It somewhat implies she's playing in the same league as them.
Who knows, Arms is an obvious Monster Hunter reference though. A rather popular one at that
Increased offensive, hit rate and crit rate IIRC
>It somewhat implies she's playing in the same league as them.
It's noted that Rance has to get completely serious when fighting her if he doesn't want to lose
It's not every country that will automatically assume no one knows shit about their culture. Makes me imagine they must have had a lot of ignorant visitors come over and be ignorant.
Didn't count Rick since he was not a regular character (and didn't check his skills too much in that 1 quest so I didn't know, but expected him to have it)
As for Tilde, really? How did I miss that?
Clearly they'll trick Ithere in Rance X by dressing up Sill as Shizuka, Sill gets kidnapped, then Rance saves her and stabs Ithere in the back again, killing him, solidifying his status on the same level as Bird.
Then Keikoku tricks Rizna into eating his blood gem.
Is it adorable when Mercy was watching her grind on Rance's cock like a two-bit whore with no care in the world, just enjoying his manhood enter her over and over again?
Actually, Bard's stats stay the same only Matilda that increases (lv 15->22->35->38->X-> dark v1-> dark v2).
Bard in game status show level 20 and he only a little bit stronger than an experienced fighter (30 more aim and 10 more avoid).
His cap may be really level 20 as he keeps going on with Matilda but is unable to become stronger.
I think he may actually have a level 2 skill but that he is and will be for all of the game unaware, considering the joke he is.
Considering who has it, that skill is probably supposed to reflect the edge characters with a level 2 skill in a close quarters weapon have when it comes to physical combat. Like how the magic level skill also increases the magic stat grow. more for those that have 2 in it than those that have 1.
Over the last decade, my sense of taste went from eww, office lady to yay, office lady. So hopefully she's an office lady when she's not dressed up for traditional Japanese events.
One of the more main ones with more scenes than the usual girls, but still not that much. Daitekoku lacked routes with Tougou and specific girls. It has basically, 2 ends with the empress, 1 end with his wife, 2 ends with no specific girls as focus, and then the two true ends (which expand the story but also don't have focus on specific girls). Then there is the Retia route which is a route that focus more on Retia but not really with Tougou, as she just meet him at the very end.
Happy new year /haniho/. Maybe things will be alright in 2016
The bonus for early game for beating routes and the bonus fishes really help the early game. On a second playthrought you could also give yourself a overpowered custom characters to make it easier if you wanted.
Plus if you plan ahead, you can get all those ends in 3 playthoughts, one which is really quick (Retia's Idol route).
Let's hope that a Rance translation is announced so that Haniho can revive.
1 Rance "Gahahaha! I'm number 1!"
2 Rizna "Huh?! I'm number 2? Not 5? Stop messing with me!"
3 Shizuka "Oh, so that's how it is." (She seems happy)
4 Magic "4?! This is amazing! This is a joke, right? *shuffle* Still... Number 4."
5 Chaos "You have good taste."
6 Urza "Thanks!"
7 Patton "Oh, lucky seven!"
8 Kanami "Yeah! Top 10!"
9 Kaloria "Yay!"
10 Seizel "Hmph, I'm not stopping at 10."
11 Sill "Go Rance!" *Clap clap*
12 Maria "Strange..."
13 Ghandi "Good job Magic, I wouldn't expect any less."
14 Kamilla "..." "There's gotta be a mistake. No way Kamilla came this low!" "It's... fine."
15 Usupira "Thank you..."
16 Cessna Benville "....zzz"
17 Annis "You overlooked Chizuko! Unforgivable! Fire arrow! Oh, fire in the palace?!"
18 Kavahuan "Hoho... How surprising"
19 Auroa "I did it Sieg! Top 20!"
20 Rick "As you wished."
25 Hanty "You made me 25? Good job."
45 Eropicha "Yay, I'm 45!"
Zzzzz. Still so far away in kanjis. Nearly 30, even though I'm kinda artificially making this number go up because I don't know all their readings and I already know how to say numbers, just not their kanjis.
And we still can't get these sort of doujins scanned
Well I know where to get them. And they cost like $5 American
To get the ran route in sengoku rance do I have to go find souun in the oil field dungeon or no? I thought she dies during that event so I avoided it and now she seems to have disappeared (I missed the dialogue on that too)
Help please before i fuck this up further
>10 Seizel "Hmph, I'm not stopping at 10."
I did like her just not enough to vote for her
She should get her own mousepad.
Kalar age up up to what look like a human 5 year old in a frw months. After that thought, each individual Kalar age at different speeds. Some at the same speed as humans, some faster, some slower.
It's an eroge. She will be a loli forever
It will be a while before there is a man good enough for her.
Lia + Rance's Son having a child with Maris + Rick's Daughter
Only that is good enough for Reset
I am home. Lolicons will rule the world one day!
is this an Osomatsu-kun reference?
No idea, but there was one in Evenicle.
I wonder if there will be a Feliss daki
>first time playing
>try out Rance I
>surprisingly good game
>one of the best quirks is how many headshots of rance there are, displaying a wide range of his character
>told Rance II isn't translated, so have to play Rance 02
>start Rance 02
>generic animu Rance/Sil
>bare minimum amount of character faces
>everything else looks crappy and generic as well
Please tell me this isn't where the series went
Seems I'm retarded
I meant Rance IV, not Rance I
I started playing IV and then jumped back to I, so I mistakenly thought all the great things about Rance IV were from Rance I
I'll go drink some coffee and wake up now
My butthurt keeps growing, so let's just compare the very beginning
It's literally Rance II with a graphic update, so most of the experience is really Rance II. Doesn't help that it's just a game on a Compilation Disc.
TADA does regret doing so little for it and plans to make an actual remake.
While this is an excerpt from the digest, it's all I have
The digest is identical anyway
It's an edited machine translation. Same as Nekohen. Same as most Fuwanovel bullshit. They made the claim that the translator was German and that excused how his raw translations were complete gibberish and full of errors, so needed to be completely rewritten to be 'right.'
It's the same excuse they always make and is always complete bullshit.
It's insulting that they call what they do translating.
>[Well... this place isnt exactly a fortress, more like a palace.]
>[Their defense is full of holes and there are only a few chocking points they can use.]
You know what that actually says? It's a crazy guy laughing about how loose his ass is.
Is that how they seriously translated that? Looking at what google translations gets off that sentence, the person would need to have 0 Japanese knowledge and also don't mind making thing up completely to try to make the sentence in something that makes sense, even if not accurate at all.
Yes. More examples and script extraction from their 'manual translation' here.
Their process is to run everything through a machine translation, and then people go through and try to fix that, which they call 'manually translating.' It almost looks right, so people eat that shit right up.
I see. I could imagine someone that knows at least grammar to an intermediate level and some vocabulary being able to translate to a reasonable level with help of machine translations / programs that give you quick access to dictionaries, but likely getting stuck and getting things a bit wrong here and there.
But if someone just runs translation and then give to people to try to make sense of it, without even the raw text on the side, then the result will be often garbage.
I wonder if people here would use Centers or Senters for her surname. Alicesoft intention is certainly Senters, as her father name is reduced to BS instead of BC. But then we don't tend to care about their choices.
I was going to say that Aroduc wouldn't follow a thread he dislikes, just to complain at us, but then I remembered that Aroduc complains about anime he dislikes on his blog on a weekly basis. I'll give you a 5% chance of actually being Aroduc.
It was a joke anon, Although the fight really is bullshit
>he's a paladin (?)
Uses plate armor and a shield + healing self and others + works as a guard for the pope, Pretty sure that's a Paladin
Fair enough. From what I remember he has stupidly high armor/health and constantly heals the guards with him, making him a massive time sink in a section that has a time limit attached to it. Does a great job soaking all those limited moves from your party
Who's your favorite Rance girl and why do you hate kites?
My favourite Rance girl is Aten Gnu and I hate kites because of the kite industry's false advertising of kites being able to float in the air for any given period of time. Whenever I try to fly my kite in my apartment, it's never even able to take off the ground and even when placing it near my AC unit and having my fan blowing upwards, I get no more than a half second of air time before it falls back to the ground. Clearly the industry is made of liars trying to steal money off of unassuming victims.
It's a tale of being over ambitious as fuck and struggling to meet what you wanted from the gameplay, causing massive delays while letting your writers continue writing all these scenes during the delays and then finally just salvaging a really crappy gameplay so you can release this thing and throwing in all the scenes the writers made.
So it was bloated game with shit gameplay which was incredibly hyped and got massive sales.
And by potentially, I mean almost certainly since they're almost only together during a war or conflict. I could imagine Shizuka wouldn't be proud of herself if she injured Rance too severely in Rance III for him to aid in the fight against Helman. She probably wouldn't have liked to have her skull caved in in Rance IV's final battle, even though he fucked her over in that game. She probably also wouldn't have wanted to land on sharp rocks in Sengoku Rance.
Not him, but now that you mention it, he does have his Rance IX fur cape. Not sure why Shizuka doesn't like Rance in Rance IX. I thought that was the game where Shizuka started not hating him.
The only shotas that I can think of that do any seriously bad things in the Rance series are in Sengoku Rance and Rance IX. Hopefully that shota or shotas didn't do anything on those levels.
Damn those kids. I hope they're all living awful lives.
Clearly there will be an Easter egg in Rance 04 where there will be an image of Rance's Sandcastle somewhere in the game.
Also, now I'm imagining that the shota did like Rance did to Shizuka in Rance IV and somehow reduced Kanami's ninja level. She did decrease her maximum jump length over the series, I believe, after all.
His name shortened, which is funny because makes us think of Bullshit. And in the game, for a few times he appears they refer to him as BS, written in roman letters in the middle of all the Japanese so it stands out.
He is the leader of the templar knights and likely a character that overwrote the KR templar knight. They're not really similar personality wise, but as the leader he is the only one in quest that wears a similar helmet to the KR one.
The underground empire Bukharin starts it's plan to conquer the Free Cities Region.
Rance was until the middle fighting as a leader on Bukharin's side, but a lot happens and he ends up destroying the underground empire.
In the middle of that, he does face Arios and it results in a tie.
Rance joins Oaks School as a temporary lecturer to investigate the case of many missing students, and eventually defeats the evil teacher Canibat.
Copy Earl's mansion incident (devil summoning)
Rance travels looking for the Arios girlfriends in different cities to fuck them.
I wish they would release one day a Rance V with that underground story (seems to be the bigger one) and then a Chronicles game with the other 3 plus remake of 4.X and 5D (so a volume full of short stories).
Burning S was the name he used while he was an gladiator on the Leazas Colosseum. If you check the rankings every time Rance wins on 01, the position of people around the end of the rank changes a bit. After you beat Yulang, the 10th place is Burning S. Other characters we can see on the ranking but that Rance never faces:
サンダー田中 Thunder Tanaka
ババロベンダー << from one of the TT games
ハーケンゼブラ << Piton Zebra
白井サヤ << Shirai Saya
The Colosseum also have some CMs. One for Pluepet Company, one for the AL Church newspaper, one for a sweet version of Seirogan, and one for Leazas army.
Last one apparently uses Rick's image and the text: 『君もリーザスを守ろう! 求む、若い力!』
And this reference to Rick is nice because with it all 4 generals were referenced in the game.
Leazas army references in 01:
On the bar, there is drink bottle that Pulp's father is keeping for Cordova
On the cemetery there is a special section for the Province family
Leila is there protecting the royal family and kick Rance ass if you try to hit them.
Rick is on a commercial for joining the Leazas army in the Colosseum
Haruen's name is written on Willis customer book information
There is a grave already reserved in the cemetery for Pegasus
Ex is on one of the newspaper about a chess challenge
Someone asks Menad where Cadmium went in one specific event (trying to pass the gate to the castle without the pass, more than 9 days after obtaining the pass, and before having sex with Menad).
I wonder how different the Rance series would be if Sill didn't pick up the Rance II mission for him. Shizuka, Maria, Mill and Elenoa Ran would be dead, no one would be defending Kathtom during the events of Rance III, Rance wouldn't have had the shield and sword, so the conflict of Rance III might have come to an end much sooner, if Rance would survive fighting the TT in Rance IV, he would have still been able to escape using the escape pods. Now that I think about it, a lot and not much would have changed.
Well, if Rance didn't bump into Lia in Kathtom, ideally, Kanami might sneak out the full set somehow instead of just the shield. Not sure how she'll escape carrying a shield, sword and a full set of armour, but let's just assume she does.
Rance would then be screwed over when it came for the counter-attack on Helman, because Maria's tank was a huge reason for their victory. Ithere would probably eliminate Rance if he evens gets that far, because no Shizuka.
Not sure how physically intensive it is to cast a spell at someone. I'd be more impressed if they said he could do Kenshin's eight slash while having a sword shape would in his back.
She have been trying to kill Shizuka for a lot of time, following her around and all that. It would be easy to discover who are the persons she cares about.
Unknown, but probably Poppins as they are the ones that live underground.
Considering Shizuka tried to rid herself of Maria as a nuisance in Rance IV when she temporarily got level 3 magic, I'd say that Nagi's assessment of Shizuka being Maria's friend was also false.
>listening to ASTLYRE's Yamato (basically Shade's understudy and heir) and his song Alternative Tactics, Second Urgent Issues
This guy is fucking good. It's unbelievable how he went from a hyper-popular rendition of Rebirth the Edge, being picked up by Shade, and now AS' main musician.
>it took 25 years for Kanami to fall deeply in love and be honest about it with Rance
Wow, man. I started playing this entire series in 2007 or so. Even just 7 or 8 years feels so long. You wonder how all the veterans of this game feel from way back at the start.
sm24540889 at nicovideo
Because when you start the game it says this
This is Yamato.
Love the Lia-centric epilogue of Kanami's route in IX.