Visual Novel General #978
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5. Google it
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>Project Update #23: Muv-Luv: A Pretty Sweet Visual Novel Series by The Muv-Luv Team
>...All of the Collector's Boxes will now have an exclusively printed Muv-Luv Development Team signature on glossy paper instead. We've decided to do this because all boxes will be made in the US, and the fans have expressed more interest in the Japanese development team's signature as opposed to the U.S. Muv-Luv Staff.
Did they really think that people would pay 200+ to get a piece of paper signed by the fucking localization team?
Lolis belong in the arms of other lolis.
Or very perverted tomboys.
Nevermind, just checked KS page.
>Physical copies don't ship until September
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>Gahkthun is an Otome
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At the end of Akari's route Takumi says he's been working so much as a butler and for Akari's dad that he's either working or sleeping.
That means he spends no time with Akari! Sounds like some sort of disgusting NTR situation that happens in hentai mangas.
I've only watched my friend play parts of it, so I can't say. I think she's decent enough in terms of looks and personality.
What the fuck Chuee? It's 4-5 hours long.
Did the fact that there's an identical 80$ reward for the digital version right above the physical one, not to mention that the 80$ physical version mentions nothing about the digital one not tip you off?
I made the same mistake, I just noticed and fixed it.
Deleted my post because I scrolled down and it says that the physical one also comes with digital, GG me
You have to understand son, I'm playing like 5 VNs right now, and I still have fuck knows how many to play after.
Yeah, I think the only h-scene he played through with me there was the one where Fuminori and Saya rape that one girl. We pretty much just laughed at the dialogue. I'm not like the H3H3H3 guy who masturbates in front of other men.
Yeah, I'm not really sure why anyone would go for digital-only for the same price, maybe for the early release date. Digital version comes out in March and I don't know whether the physical tiers will also have their digital copies launched then, or whether you have to wait for September.
There is no where i'd rather be!
I'm transferring the game files of YU-NO from one computer to another, but I don't know where the location of the save file is. Help me.
>enjoy long build ups to a great finish in VNs
>can't focus for long enough without becoming anxious anymore because adult life
fucking hell, I just want to be able to sit down and enjoy a long vn again
>click on OP video
Has tilting gone too far?
Every image should have Saber's raincoat.
Fuck i can relate. I used to love staying up trough the night reading some cutesy Moege or something similar and falling asleep dead tired with happy thoughts.
Now i cant even do that on the weekends due to work because it fucks too much with the schedule.
you shut your whore mouth that art is kawaii as fug
Is Ikkoi on the same level as PE/Noble Works?
Inb4 Kou is an AI in Baldr Sky.
We're watching you little boy.
No, not really. Most people don't like two of the heroines, which is really a problem in a moege. The other two are alright but nothing amazing.
It's neither terrible nor great. You could put it at about the halfway point between Koichoco and Nobleworks, perhaps? I'm not entirely sure why it's such a meme.
>have to degrade myself to watch anime adaptations of long VNs in order to enjoy the story
at least i was able to complete and enjoy grisaia, i guess
I think I might have enjoyed Gahkthun more if I hadn't read Sharnoth. Mary might not be the most adventurous person in the world but she doesn't put up with M's shit near as much as Neon does for Tesla. And not being a damn coward is a huge part of her character.
It's pretty bad, yeah. There's worse out there, but it's the most disappointing read I've had in awhile. It wouldn't be THAT bad if the protagonist wasn't such a hypocrite and the drama was possible to take seriously.
> Subarashiki Hibi
> KeroQ to release it directly
Despite the whole translator sellout thing, I think this is infinitely preferable than SP releasing it or the other alternatives.
Not sure how or when it's going to be released though.
You have to admit though, that last H-scene with Neon was the best H-scene you've read in years.
>keep tabbing out to google translate words I hear Umi say and add them to my Anki deck
clannad is depressingly boring.
hoshizora's true and aoi route is depressingly bad.
Is there any moege protag that lucked out more than Takumi from Noble Works? This guy was living in poverty and then he eventually marries a cute girl of his choice and gets hooked up with a fancy job too (well in most of the routes).
Also what's up with the majority of moege protagonists always being poor? Is it for better self-insertion or something?
Path of Exile is the saddest VN to have ever existed, my FPS drops to 1 in parties (which is why it counts as a VN) and Chris Wilson and GGG constantly rape the players.
Most of the population of the world is poor. Mass appeal, more people to relate to. Also, bro, make sure to separate the 2d world from the real one. There's no point fantasizing about a storybook. This is like the 3rd time you've posted something like that...
I never made any references or comparisons to the real world in my post. All I asked was which moege protag was as lucky as Takumi. Maybe my image confused you or something, sorry I guess it was a bad choice.
Yeah I can definitely see that, but you'd think they would try something new with the protagonist every once in a while.
>being poor in Japan
Please. I lived homeless and penniless in Tokyo for around 3 months and generally had a better standard of living than I ever did in my home country as a middle class. Would have stayed longer but cops eventually threatened to deport me if I didn't fuck off so I had family buy me a ticket out rather than risk having the deportation on my record ruining future travel plans.
The only moege I've played that hasn't had a protagonist with financial issues was Osadai, and that was because the conflict in that VN came from aliens.
HoshiMemo protag doesn't really have financial issues. I mean there was the bit about wanting to work and not leech off his aunt too much but it was never in question that he was provided for.
Jesus his dad pissed me off. I know he decided to go with his dad because he thought his dad was hopeless by himself or something but how could he treat his son like that?
You lived homeless and penniless and still found it better than your home country? What country are you from if you don't mind me asking?
Just finished Saya no Uta in one sitting. Really enjoy these short, bittersweet games like this and Kikokugai. Had some of the best/most fitting music in any vn I've played so far. Any other games such as these two? Might bring myself to finish Tsukihime too.
so basically eden*, Planetarian, Narcissu
ef - a fairy tale of the two, made by the same company as eden*, is basically a collection of five stories the length of eden*, so it's worth nothing as well
>I really didn't get why half her sprites are her turning around
I thought it was because she was hiding something,
her family, but when she finally told her friends nothing changed. I was kinda disappointed. It had potential but they didn't do anything with it.
At the beginning of the game there are various scenes of fuminori's friends.
If you put those screens together just right you get a large picture of what Saya roughly looks like.
I've seen it posted in the past.
I'm sure you folks are tired of hearing this, but how do you justify having a visual novels thread on a video-games board?
Unless it's an authentically interactive novel with a branching plot how can it be considered a game in any way? Should this thread be on /lit/, where the novels can be appropriately understood as works of writing, or a manga/general japanese board, where they can be understood as part of popular culture?
Then how do the mods justify putting VNS on a video-game board? It makes no sense, you're putting them on a board full of people who know fuck all about either literature or japanese culture, so either it's misplaced, or the mods think that general audience of these VNS on 4chan are people who indeed know fuck all about either literature or japanese culture, and just play video-games
I remember seeing this image god knows how many years ago of this VN in which these two twins had cut themselves in half, and had sown one half to the other's half because the MC couldn't decide which of the twins to date.
Could someone please be so kind as to tell me the name of this VN if it rings any bells? I've tried googling to the best of my abilities but I honestly haven't been able to find it.
Said sewn-together halves were also somehow still alive and proceeded to rape the MC. Rape as in the MC was too fucking horrified to even think about shoving them(it) off.
That's all I can remember.
Whoops, can't show that on a christian imageboard.
Turns out it's Dark blue. Thanks!
Since we're asking for sauce, I remember a picture of a VN scene posted many times on /a/ a couple of years ago. On the first screenshot, the girl is in a classroom and says something like "I'll get crushed if he refuses my feelings", on the second screenshot she's on the school rooftop about to confess but she gets literally crushed by a huge water tank in the last screen.
Does anyone know where this is from?
Yeah that's the one.
Poor girl ;_;
>If I started learning Japanese at that time I would have been able to read it today
You'll hear a lot of nerds come in here and defend Umi's slutty past in high school. They'll tell you "she had to do it" for food, water, resources, protection...
The truth, and this will be revealed in the next two VNs, is that Umi NEEDS cock. All sorts of cock: old man cock, man cock, futanari cock, shota cock, small phimosis cock, cock of all kinds. Umi needs them in her pussy and in her pink little asshole because she's depraved.
In her training with Nagisa on the magical island, we're going to hear all about what she did in high school. Glory holes, Yakuza runnin' trains on her by the midnight fireside, Samurai probing her ass with metal instruments, even horses bustin' fat gallon-sized nuts on her pert little body.
She is a whore. Pink panties side, frilly panties side... Who cares? She's on the cock side. And that's why I love her.
He got best waifu. Too bad she didn't get an H scene. My only hope is the fandisc.
Well I spotted a pretty gigantic fault in koestls translation.
Every single time the VA of Neon says "Austria" he translates it as "homeland". Every single time. If you weren't paying very good attention to the voices you'd never actually know where she's coming from.
And this is just one thing, there's probably been others too. Don't be non literal for no reason please.
A lot of people felt like it was NTR because they shared a bunch of cute moments together as kids, and she even called him her hero.
I can kind of see where they're coming from but I liked Airi better.
I've accepted that I should keep 2D and 3D separate a long time ago. But this, this is just unfair. Somewhere deep in my consciousness, I actually felt sad that I will never experience true love like this
hmm, it looked at least halfway decent.. well fuck. Got any similar suggestions that are pretty good?
i was looking for something that wasn't a moege, and had some sort of tragic twist
Why would I waste my time with trash when other people already have done so? I have yet to play a sub 75 EGS game that I like and isn't complete garbage, so I'd say they're a pretty good indicator.
That, my weeb friend, is a lair-soft trademark, where the characters actually say something that's different from the text. There's not even furigana for it, it's just different. There's no fault in Koestl's trasnlation, it's just Liar Soft being literally impossible to 100% properly translate without TL notes. It doubtlessly happens for a lot of Japanese words that you just don't know.
Isn't that exactly where the translator quality control / editor or whoever should kick in? Replace one of the homelands with "Austria" and then keep all the following ones as homeland, easy peasy.
Even assuming that happened, anon would still hear "Austria" at some point and see it written as "homeland", after all he said that koestl "translated" Austria to homeland even though that's not the case. Though if his main issue is that it's never written as Austria, rather than that it's "mistranslated", than your solution is fine.
That probably happened because of something Sakurai does often: the lines in the script say something, and the voiced lines another.
Koestl just translated what was written in the script, and since the people in QC or editing or whatever are probably all EOPs they didn't notice the voice says Austria.
Don't the characters voice also "Sinister Six" when the text says "Council of Six"?
>That probably happened because of something Sakurai does often: the lines in the script say something, and the voiced lines another.
Me seconds ago
>That ... is a lair-soft trademark, where the characters actually say something that's different from the text.
Thank you for the input though
Yes it's a Moege but it doesn't try to go for some deep drama or story. It just relaxes the reader and surrounds them with cute girls. Knowing what to expect from it before reading it, I'd say it was pretty damn good.
>It just relaxes the reader and surrounds them with cute girls.
As do like, 90% of all visual novels in existence.
Saenai Kanojo does play with the cliches yes, but then drops them and becomes more of its own thing.
I like it because you can tell there's a lot of passion put into it and it's pretty well written.
I can't wait for S2
That's Clephas and he knows Japanese he just makes arguments that a JSL should always use texthookers due to their overwhelming convenience, I agree with him on that front but boy if /jp/ didn't misinterpret that to a large degree for /jp/ is quite prideful and sensitive about Japanese.
Kira Kira is the first VN I ever read and bought when it was first released.
It's a pretty great VN but goddamn did it put me off from buying VNs for like 4 years.
Fuck that was a bad English release.
It still holds a special place in my heart though.
There will never be a better character than Emiya Shirou.
My heart will never not flutter at her reactions.
Her first h-scene is so cute too. I think she's one of the few heroines that smile during sex. Sena doesn't count with the maid play going on
>JOP only appears as a counter measure
>and is quite successful at that.
So.. did they not explain Izumi in Gahkthun or did I miss it?
The part where she wanted to confess to Neon about her ears and tail. And during the beach scene I remember Neon commenting about her ears moving, but it must have been her imagination or something.
Fan disc bait?
There are so many dumb thread wars I'm totally lost.
Remember to buy the official English release of Subahibi!
I really hated Michika's route. Probably because I'm not into masochism, unless the MC comes out on top in the end. Thought that was going to happen
after he goes and forces her down after not masturbating for 10 daysbut he ends up as a submissive yet again.
You are misunderstanding something, I never claimed it was a better Moege. It's obviously not, but it also doesn't deserve the shit it gets because to me it doesn't seem like it's trying to be more then lighthearted cuteness with a relaxing setting. It doesn't feel as pretentious as a lot of moege tends to be.
Not him, but I have a wide variety of tastes when it comes to fap material. Some days it's the female that plays the dominant role, and on other days it's the
dog on the female.
It isn't, here's another SS made by me.
Why have sex with insects when you can have sex with insects, get pregnant with a horrifying insect-human abomination, give birth to it, have it get stuck halfway through the birth, get erect, fuck you, and cum inside your vagina before it's even fully left it, then let your friend have sex with it before selling your abomination to a crazy rich lady who forces her maid to have sex with it, get pregnant with ITS kid, then the rich lady has sex with the second generation abomination.
I haven't gotten to that stage yet.
I'm still at the stage where I masturbate while my pet spider crawls on my leg. It feels amazing. A few more months and I'll be comfortable with fucking insects.
Yes, that's basically the plot of two cyclet games. I mean, if you want to read a story where a girl
and in a couple of scenes a boyhas sex with giant mutated oversized insects and the occasional farm animal or deep sea creature, they're probably the best ones around.
Kamidori's gameplay is turn based map-combat like Fire Emblem.
Rance is about managing characters and conquering territories. Its combat turn based.
Bunny Black is straight dungeon crawling, in a first person-like view.
I'd play Kamidori.
>Hadler and Moogy are becoming Nasufags
What the fuck?
>tfw you've cum to this manga at least 5 times