Visual Novel General #963
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Hi. I'm new to this genre, I'm just playing my first playtrough. So far I have:
>chosen to introduce myself to class
>when forced to make a question, i asked about the library
>chosen to behave defensively in risk thus making shizune hate on me even though i played this game for some 10 years and obviously every body knows that if you're being attacked from two fronts you'll be better of if you kill enemy armies with large defensive stacks, fuck off shizune you cheated.
I stopped when I met Soutou, will resume now.
Am I doing well so far? Oh and I bet 50 bucks the burned face girl is actually the bitch you see in the starting cutscene.
I guess I'll reply here
Is that the 2008 version? I know that Edelweiss at least was rereleased with better translations. Not that it matters considering best girls were in the fandisc anyways.
I have but I keep hearing how it was bad but the one use I always found it just usable.
Just wondering if there's a better version out there before going straight to the jap version. I wouldn't want to misunderstand the characters cause of faulty translation.
If you could play a better version, you'd look for that on anyways.
No not really, you actually need a lot of Apm to play this genre. You need to double click on the choices faster otherwise you can't unlock the secret routes.
aight, got chu self a deal
Fuck, I'd be glad if I just had a general gist of what the fuck was going on, other than stranded on an island, girls get horny for some strange reason
How come best girl doesn't have a route? I was quite disappointed. Pic related
Finally got to Akira's route in Noble works. Looks like some boring arranged marraiage and muh family pride drama. Hope it at least goes differently.
Also, decided to do Akira Sena Shogi Hinata Maya for muh route order. From main near to main far.
>tfw like nipple penetration
>googled mouth nipples
We have cleansed the threads, now resume regular shitposting please.
>LNs have bad prose in either language anyways
Prose is fine in LNs, nothing special but not really bad either. Whereas translated LNs invariably read awkwardly and as stated have many errors. Of course to each their own, I'm just being caustic by implying no one would want to read translated LNs. Sorry.
Why don't more people discuss Comyu?
Kind of weird that such a fantastic game gets so little discussion, even/especially considering how it's been just over a year since its release in English.
People read it with the wrong expectations.
They wanted a cute waifu simulator and they got a death and despair homage to Tsukihime.
I didn't like mc being a pretentious manslut so I dropped it early. Kagome just annoyed me too. The only thing I liked was the scene jump which was neat and how that one woman said Fufur or whatever it was.
I think it's a slightly hypocritical request that one. It seems to be restricted to "serious VN with plot and characters I can agree with."
Honestly half the cast of Comyu is downright hateful by the end of it, and I can see why many people would dislike that, although I loved it for that.
Then there is the subject matter which is rather depressing, and some events are perhaps just a bit closer to japanese audiences. Although americans should be familiar with that too.
All the references will be missed by most people, despite being so interesting.
So all in all i understand why it's not talked about here, but the one thing I really can't agree with at all is the complaint about Akihito sleeping around. It's not a moege, even if you don't like it it's a personality trait of the protagonist and you should be able to live with it.
A bit after the patch released he asked if anybody had played it, got no replies, and stopped translating soon after.
She also translated the kamige of kamige, Ikikoi.
But her editor was a massive faggot who stopped working 3/4ths of the way through because he had shit taste.
Hisoka is the most important character in the vn. She's the hero in Kagome's route. She's the driving force behind pretty much every major event that happens past Caesar's stuff.
It's been ripped to the PC version, although it's a little weird. H-scenes are untranslated, cut, or replaced by less lewd scenes. A PS Vita exclusive character is added, but she's only a shadow because her assets aren't in the pc version, and her cg just loads the last one in memory. Beyond that it's fully functional.
Thank your russian overlords.
The protagonist of Uhou Renka is pretty great. He sees a woman walking around naked, so he thinks "she must be a pervert and therefore desiring cock" and subsequently rapes her. At another time, a girl that's crushing hard on him tells him that somehow she got turned on just by being near her. He smacks her. It's hilarious.
But my taste is probably the best out of anyone here
Well for one thing,
she's eventually Nomad's only connector, which is why he eventually rampages, which drives that plotline in both her route and Kagome's. She basically Akihito's soul mate, as referenced by Kagome before he meets her, which is why they have almost no interaction but still immediately love each other.
after the other connector for Nomad gets killed, she's the sole survivor of the building from years before that Kagome massacred. She's the only reminder of "Kagome is a horrible person" and that's rather significant when Kagome is wrestling to gain control of Sting again. It's the fact that Hisoka loves Akihito and is willing to die (again) for his happiness in a way that Kagome never would that makes that scene impactful. It's a jesus metaphor.
She's basically the only character in the VN that matters.
About the last part of the paragraph, that's precisely it.
is she willing to die for his happiness, but also gives up on getting revenge for all the wrongs done to her.
It's a great culmination to the VNs themes.
>The Quintuplets Situation of The Mamiya Family
This one must be a doll.
Why does this game have such excellent back sprites? Rather, why does no other game have them?
>why does no other game have them?
Should probably play more games before you say that.
Anywho, back sprites are a pretty significant time and effort investment, and you can't even see breasts on them.
Actually no. It was far enough down my backlog that I only got to it a bit after the kickstarter happened and I figured I might as well wait for a rerelease that works well on win8, rather than deal with what is apparently a painful process to install it.
That reminds me that every single character with an H-scene in Comyu has a naked sprite (even Akihito), but only 2, perhaps 3 are ever used, and only for a few seconds.
Yet one of the male main characters doesn't even have a sprite.
Wow, those are some fat tits. Like, I know most anime girls look like they're smuggling watermelons inside their blouses, but this girl's jubblies have a certain elasticity and shapeliness. I hope this VN gets translated.
You know, it occurs to me that Rokuroku's uniform skirts are absurdly short. Yes, falling like that should be revealing, but you shouldn't be able to see just short of the waistline.
I can't like DFC because my government will put me in jail for it.
I'd love to, providing that there's bonking going on. Something tells me that it's probably not about a great story.
KS was my first one too, and it's one hell of a good start.
You are currently on what is largely considered to be the worst route in the game, so everything will go up from here.
Ignore the posts telling you to go to the KS general. /ksg/ is shit and you'll usually get better discussion here.
Don't respond to autists, as it can derail the entire thread. We learned this the hard way about a month ago.
Bookmark the threads, because it isn't uncommon for people to respond to you hours later
By that I meant it's kind of faded from public view, it made a splash when it came out but now a ton of things have been released since that would make more sense to localize I think.
We must all be having fun reading VNs.
>male friend side character has cool voice
>go to look up who voiced him in VNDB
>despite being a popular VN he doesn't even have an entry
Disappointment. Male side character don't get any love.
Some. We need more Shuri faces too
Yes, I need more best girl
Getting mixed signals but I'm guessing it is.
Hoenstly, the route would have been much more interesting if they both fucked after the dance when she was a bit drunk and went off from there.
I've just been making them as I go which is at a really slow pace.
Well, yeah that is exemplary but I was thinking more of her raping him or both get drunk.
I just sorta wanted to see a sex scene in a moege before a confession and how two charcters would deal with it since their feelings at that point are still in blossom.
Normally, they fuck after the confession.
>tfw my noble works image folder is already 100 MB, and im not even half done with the game
I'll try Sena's route next as I want to get both done at least since both don't involve any identity stuff in them.
I guess Hinata's won't as well but she's pretty eh.
Hopefully Shogi loli and Maya bring the A game.
Depends, the route's progression jars a lot of people
A-Rank? Nah, S-Rank Cute
I've got some maya that I can dump, just give me 5-10 mins
shogi loli was pretty tame and boring, but it had an adorable ending and the CG was great.
Hinata had the best epilogue, Shuri was the best part of Shizuru's route.
Just downloaded Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort from the http://sukebei.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=1823228 nyaa link, but I'm getting a crash right at the very first line of the game
As in, I can load up to the main menu no problem, but as soon as I press Start and the fadein of the background is over, I get this crash.
I'm in jap locale. Any ideas?
yeah, hinata's ending was how these things should end. I didn't care much for her to start, but she grew on me more so then Akari currently. And when that ending came around it was perfect.
I just find her as the cute kouhai, not as a romantic option.
Something in my head however accepts her as a decent wife though, just not the girlfriend portion that comes before.
I normally consider those the canon route in my head. Either those or the one's where the girl develops a lot.
I was suspecting it, but I guess this was the route where Shuri falls for the chick as well, right?
Oh well Shuri's best girl anyways. I'm gonna hope there's a threesome end somewhere.
might be the version?
i used pic related without a single issue
Would the cutesy moments with her fall under the GF category? Those were adorable, especially when she was having her self esteem issues. Otherwise you pretty much sum up my feelings towards her.
Girlcelly's version, huh? Gonna grab that. The one I got seems to be a preinstalled version, which almost always have issues. If I knew I wouldn't have wasted my time downloading it.
I like a lot of Key games' common route. Then you start hating them because of that true end requirement.
Rewrite's was extra fun because of the hidden stuff you find on the map.
Yeah, Noble Works' common route is pretty eh. They don't even go to a beach.
Probably something to do with her wanting to be a designer. I'd say tension between her and her parents over it, but I think it's established that they're supportive of her, so maybe a more internal conflict would be better. Or it could be some sort of Rocky/Zoolander hybrid.
I thought her mom was one anyways?
I wouldn't' mind one with involving Shuri more as she was sorta his only friend. Then maybe we could finally have a threesome end.
Shuri's crossdressing obviously
That could be interesting. I'm not quite finished the game yet, but do we ever get to see any interaction with Shuri and Makoto?
Who are some VN characters that literally did nothing wrong?
We've pretty much written her entire route before.
>You hang out for a while, be bros
>Beach episode, you both hang out on the beach and point out cute girls to eachother
>Slightly awkward runin on her changing, she invites protag to stare but he chickens out
>Few days later, they're hanging out at a cafe
>Protag asks her to wingman for him for a cute girl there
>She realizes that she can't do it because she loves him
>No beating around the bush, she confesses to him right away
>They go into the bathroom and have dirty sex
>More perving on other girls as a pair, more sex
>She struggles to bring a line of accessories to production, can't get it approved
>Protag learns about how hard the fashion world is
>It's approved, it's all happy
>Years later, kinky sex in wedding dress
I was about to check my folder for Koichoco stuff but I forgot I didn't make any
Sena is bae, and so far best girl but that the one thing that gets me man.
I still have the reaction image tho
Man, I'm glad the teacher got a bonus scene, even if it was a bit of a let down. She was pretty cute. The scene in Sena's route where he unintentionally gives her a panic attack had me dying.
The thumbnail makes her look really fucking smug.
That scene was pretty fucking great, but I preferred the one in her route where she started ranting about curry bread
Make one with her staring eyes.
Why does it need conflict, though? That's just as formulaic and uncreative as all mediocre VN writers out there.
What if, for once, you could just show your interest in Makoto, see her blush and awkwardingly stutter in a magnificent display of gap moe, as your feelings caught her by surprise? Go on a date with her in a mall, visit one of the Sanjou stores where she proudly shows you the underwear collection she designed, tell her it looks great, but would look even cuter if a beautiful girl like her was wearing it, see her blush again but try to play it off with a joke?
Slowly progress your relationship being supportive of her desired career, acting as the lingerie connoisseur who rates, comments and gives tips on her latest designs, most of them tested on herself, until she decides to make a design for massive breasts, which results in a master plan of cooperation between Takumi and her to get Sena to wear the mega-milk-sized set?
Imagine that as the story progresses, they keep oscillating between fun bro hijinks and cute mushy love. By then, Takumi reveals to her his real identity, which she takes really well and admits not being exactly close to Shuri before anyway. Then they proceed to fuck the breath out of each other, whispering mushy love things in each other's ears, that both could never admit to do in front of their circle of friends, where they act like a best-bros-lovers hybrid.
I-IT'S NOT LIKE THAT ANON-SAMA
D-D-DON'T THINK SUCH THINGS!!
>Tfw I will never gain the approval of an anon for muh crops
In the ending, Shuri gets fine and good to attend school, after a successful surgery, and as such Takumi's work is no longer necessary for the time being. Then, when a depressed Takumi tells Makoto he will have to leave Rokuroku as his job is done insisted, she just storms out saying she has an idea and will talk to you later. In the next day, the class is very surprised when Takumi and Shuri appear together, telling the truth of Takumi's job while Shuri was hospitalized, and annoucing Takumi will also keep attending Rokuroku himself until graduation, under the sponsorship of the Sanjou family, as even though Makoto's family is incredibly nice and supportive, they would still like their future son-in-law to have graduated from a good institution to be an able husband.
The epilogue is Makoto and Takumi getting married, with all the cast attending the ceremony, then a short time skip where Takumi has become an underwear fashion expert, studying French, Italian and classical lingerie fashion, supporting Makoto, who grew to become one of the most well-renowned lingerie designer with extremely popular cute and sexy product lines, and is currently taking a break from work because of her pregnancy, until their child is born. Their daily lives consists of being the most bro couple ever, working together in new designs while both brainstorm ideas of what would look cuter, with Makoto making her smug face everytime she got inspired.
Fuck, I might be in love.
Two crop anons bantering about whos crops are better?
To think you would be thinking such lewd thoughts!!
eden has a cute loli, play that one first
I think that's why it remained in my Hard drive untouched as well as I had a save file. People said it was rad but I couldn't get into it.
Also, I liked EF so hopefully Eden works just as well.
>Want to replay Comyu
>Remember that Benio is mandatory
>Remember that "twist" with Kagome
despair because they killed my waifu
I lost interest right after the Benio route. Maybe I'll go back and finish it because there's like 2 weeks before Dragon's Dogma and new Diablo season. Ain't got nothing better to do right now.
Yeah my bad
Looks like it. I guess Genki, Tits, and Autism are just added excuses for sex scenes and padding.
May do tits' route for tits.
I hope this pretend boyfriend stuff lasts as it at least adds an interesting dynamic.
both of those look pretty good. I think I'll take your advice, thanks
explain this meme to me friendos
Reminder Gahkthun is in fact otome as decreed by moogy-dono
But what's the significance of this?
I don't even care anymore. I've cleared two routes in Majikoi but I don't have enough patience to clear the rest, so I'll just download a 100 save and jump straight into Agave. Am I missing anything important if I skip Momoyo, Miyako and Chris?
>has a "For girls" edition
>Moogy who is a liar-soft fanboy says the game is otome
>/blog/ has even begun recommending it to people
>b-b-b-b-b-b-but its not otome I swear!!!!!
It's a fucking meme. All the CGs shove big tittied girls into your face and it doesn't have an Otome tag like actual Otome games. Plus you switch to male perspective frequently.
>tfw kikokugai's cyber kung-fu action will never be matched
>the writer has abandoned the medium
Why even live?
I've read all major action/chuuni VNs available, translated and untranslated alike, and nothing as of yet has surpassed the few hours of action seen in Kikokugai. Urobuchi really peaked with this title and seemingly lost his spark.
With all the hype surrounding Muramasa, some might think the action is second to none, when in reality it's just tenfold the infodumping of Hanachirasu in a different setting. It's the absolute worst part of the VN.
The music track in these parts is fantastic
The writing is solid, but there's a grand total of around 15 CGs for all the action scenes combined. For a 50 hour VN, that's really fucking weak. The asset recycle is real.
How can one imouto be so perfect?
if you're talking about the review in the comments, then he's 100% right. It's grindy, but not bad. It doesn't hold up against Kamidori, for instance (in my opinion).
Anyways, shit is like two gigs, you might as well give it a go.