Visual Novel General #979
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Want to know why? Because lolis are good at milking.
Now that Muv Luv is getting an OFFICIAL localization, will they change some of the plot/dialogue and make it so the Americans don't look like complete douchebags?
It's really just the CIA that are the douchebags. Other than them Americans are actually pretty fucking based in the Muv-Luv universe. Go read the Bake the Enemies short story.
>make it so the Americans don't look like complete douchebags?
According to who? It was those filthy japs throwing a tantrum in their wittle crib that stood out the as most nation-damning thing. Americans were the tragic heroes there having to go change their diapers without a word of thanks.
because you haven't learned jp yet.
Using cached data for: 6362
Rudy Gonzales: 0.4216370213557839
Daniel Born: 0.37573457465108967
Niikura Kengo: 0.3464101615137754
Sekiguchi Kurou: 0.3265986323710904
Zanma Rouga: 0.3230291412348993
Yamamoto Akuji: 0.31622776601683794
Tokunaga Yuuto: 0.31622776601683794
so you got it working for characters too huh? do a comparison for https://vndb.org/c14219
She's literally one of the first characters I tested my program on. Not surprisingly, the most similar characters were also from Koirizo.
Using cached data for: 14219
Kouzaki Umi: 1.0
Kitsuki Riho: 0.5262572393896098
Kariu Nagisa: 0.4854618291605652
Maki Shiori: 0.470861740506493
Tsukumi Sango: 0.45687707232980107
Kurokawa Sera: 0.45469886172314167
Nanasawa Yuni: 0.4500351603704096
Mihagino Ayano: 0.4321582334544579
Kanadome Miyako: 0.42524325556256226
Tooyama Izumi: 0.417752959005976
I need to have the program weight certain traits MUCH more heavily (like non-human heroine) rather than appearance traits and possibly weight sexual traits far less.
Dang, from that update he posted I thought it would be nice to release it on valentines day or something. But yeah I don't think anything else is coming relatively soon unless theres a surprise release
The brother knows, and has the option to either tell her when they first meet for the cutesy route or just pay her and fuck her and let it all spiral out from there for the dark route.
umifags, umifags everywhere.
>couple girls from Lovely x Cation which is being TL'd
guess this is the next koirizo,
>girl from another pulltop game that looks just like umi without the roach antennae
not sure how i feel about this.
>Keloid: an area of irregular fibrous tissue formed at the site of a scar or injury.
Now that's just disgusting.
I enjoyed it for the cute route
where you only rape the girl once, wasn't anything special, but it was cute and it wasn't too terribly long. Never touched the RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE route.
It made me feel really bad too. That's why I saved her for last.
The whole deredere childhood friend type is usually one of my favorites, but it irritates me too because I feel really bad if I don't pick them.
Free Friends 1 was my first editing project, or the second by other standards (but it was the first one that I completed and released).
The art is definitely the main draw. Some games ride on VA star power, some bear the weight of their franchise, others write a 50+ hour story, and some games just showcase some fucking kawaii art (and kawaii art of fucking). I'd say FF1 falls into the last category myself, but even so I found the light side/good route to be surprisingly nuanced.
Why? Because the COMMON route, aka before you get to make any choices, involves you, the teacher, raping one of your hopelessly naive students. The light side route covers just what kind of circumstances might drive two people with such a traumatic, negative event in their history together back into each other's arms in a different light, and just how they move past that one event to find happiness together. It's a tale of love, forgiveness, and redemption by the time it reaches its conclusion. It won't win any Academy Awards, but it'll probably hook you in far more than expected from a "stereotypical cheap nukige". Pic related, I honestly hnnnnnng'd at the line in question, and I consider myself a pretty difficult person to affect in matters of the heart.
>That anime tier shading
>That bloom to hide the lack of detail
The darkside/corruption route feels far more formulaic, to be fair. It's unlikely that either of its "good" (for certain definitions of good) or "bad" ends will be anything new to you, but if you're into that sort of thing, you'll probably enjoy them purely for the fact that someone had the balls to write such edgy stuff with nice art assets anyways. That the writers pack two relatively polarized stories in the same package though is a nice bonus. If you insist on playing the "whole thing", I do recommend going down the darkside route first and saving the lightside route to end your Free Friends experience.
I'll also say that the upcoming FF2, which I also edited, has slightly better writing (not just because I got more experience; the writers definitely got better too!) in both the story pacing and porny bits. If it suffers anywhere, it's that it feels much more contrived than FF1 in terms of scenario. The hero and heroine aren't just teacher and student, they're ALSO brother and sister? Despite the overall higher quality of the writing, that hung over me like some kind of specter the entire way through. If you can fully turn off your sense of disbelief though (something I have some amount of trouble with, which is probably something I should get over) I'd recommend getting it when it comes out too.
If you want to pirate them, I'm not going to stop you, but if you do I do ask that you consider buying them afterwards if you sincerely enjoyed them. Or at least buy one and pirate the other if you think the price we ask is a bit high, or even just hold onto your money and buy the next MG release that interests you. Sale count/total revenue isn't even a question of profits; high sales numbers overall, even on "unrelated" licenses, show Japanese devs as a whole that they stand to profit by allowing their games to be localized. something something buy Haruka
That's a closeup of her usual sprite. And if you're looking at the background, I don't know what to tell you. It's a background.
I won't at all, really. I'm paid a flat rate (>implying that someone as lowly as an editor would be paid a percentage of backend/take a percentage of overall profits) so strictly speaking the game could sell zero copies and the company would still pay me exactly the same as they did. And as for fame/e-peen, if recommended a game I honestly thought I was shit, the backlash of "hey this guy shilled a shit game" would be counterproductive.
Believe me, if I didn't have anything good to say about it, I wouldn't be saying anything at all. Because then I'd only have bad things to say about it, and that would get me fired.
If people were outspoken about how they thought FF was drek, then I wouldn't be talking at all, but I lurk in /vn/ and the /jp/ VNTS thread pretty much eternally and frankly I think what I've said pretty much summarizes the opinions I've seen already.
inb4 shit-talking of FF just to spite me
Very soon. Definitely not tomorrow by any means but it's definitely a spring release, and probably sooner rather than later.
Regarding its release speed: if you know Arunaru from his work on Rance, the speed should come as no big surprise. Just consider the sheer amount of raw data/prose/lines in the Rance games.
And don't worry about quality suffering, either. Haruka is our gateway into Rance. I can feel it. The staff BELIEVE in it*.
*Disclaimer: this statement solely represents the opinions of the speaker.
>deleted previous posts
>I can actually give a solid answer for this one! Preorders will open up next week (which shoooooould have a small discount, if I'm not mistaken) and the release proper should be... the 23rd of February, so after Yurirei/Kindred Spirits on the Roof.
Don't try deleting your posts.
I can actually give a solid answer for this one! Preorders will open up next week (which shoooooould have a small discount, if I'm not mistaken) and the release proper should be... the 23rd of February, so after Yurirei/Kindred Spirits on the Roof.
I took two years of Japanese, enough to understand basic concrete concepts and everyday concepts, but I'm basically an illiterate (lol kanji). It helps a lot less with the editing process than you think. Seriously, if your TL has any expertise whatsoever, questioning what they put on the page results in a lot of you looking stupid and them getting annoyed with you. And Good Haro has a bitchin' pimp slap, figuratively speaking, so I've been properly trained on that front.
I'd like to see Escalayer come over myself, but I think to say it's safe to say that it'll all hinge on just how well Haruka does.
And as for Rance, you shut your mouth. We'll get it, even if I have donate a kidney and bone marrow to the Alicesoft development team to make it happen.
Oh, and regarding the speed of its translation: if you know Arunaru from his work on other Rance titles, that speed should come as no surprise. Rest assured that we put our Top Men (and women) on the job given how desperate we are to court Alicesoft. A rushed, error-riddled, poor-quality release would only be counterproductive for the staff's hopes and dreams.
We WANT TO BELIEVE. DEAL FOR RANCE 2016 OR BUST.*
*Disclaimer: statement reflects the speaker's personal opinions and is not representative of MG as whole.
Just fuck off with the "buying a nukige you didn't want" will get you Rance.
It may but it's not guaranteed and Escalayer is a far more obvious follow up to a successful Haruka.
Unless you can guarantee Rance is next (and Rance 5D is impossible and Rance VI pretty fucking unlikely because you guys won't want it) don't talk it up
Given your inclinations and the fact that Rance VI is over a decade old with small resolutions and no voices you guys won't be bringing it over.
And Quest and IX are shit without VI.
If you want to advertise Haruka why not advertise the game on its own merits?
It is a pretty good nukige after all.
Also since you won't be releasing more than one Alicesoft game a year (if that) any escalayer release or whatever delays a Rance release.
So until you have it ironclad that you have Rance don't say shit. Anything else is just false advertising to get people to buy games.
I forgot how fast these threads move compared to /jp/'s VNTS. Splitting the info into two posts seemed boorish so I tried to condense them into one to save postcount. Also, it seemed poor of me to so boldly translate an exact date date from a rough "we usually release this day of the week and plan to release late this month" sentiment, because it might get saved by vindictive anons as just happened. There's a reason I put ellipsis on it.
We might decide to release on a different day of the week or push the date forward/backward, so giving a hard date that early was premature of me, and I should disclaim right now only represents my personal deductions and is not in any way shape or form official. Save that in greentext, mates.
Also someone is probably going to glower at me next meeting for daring to presume as much anyways.
The... lucky star VN?
Unlucky. It's already screenshotted on the Rance general.
>RANCE 2016 OR BUST
Only Rance release that's possible in 2016 is for JOPs. Pic related
Hello, /haniho/! Optimistic as ever, I see.
I was talking about an announcement. If I was running the company (which I most certainly don't, and shouldn't), given the amount of time we spend on things and the amount of care I'd want to lavish on an Alicesoft flagship title, a 2016 localized release of any lengthy Rance title would mean getting the acquisition, like, last year. And not six months ago last year, I mean like January last year.
I beat Sengoku again last week, for crying out loud.
So a 2016 deal will mean a Rance game in late 2017/early 2018
>optimistic as ever
Well certain translaters who work for MG did spend a long time implying a 2015 release for two Rance games and that Quest had an active project that would be released after it was translated.
Only for that to be all lies.
That's describing the girl on drugs, right?
Are you going for a particular route? My personal favorite was the council president, but people around here seem to like Aeka.
>WOW 2 MILLION YEN ANIKI SUGOI
>It's literally only like £100,000
>mfw Eva's voice
I'm seriously on the verge of turning voices off.
I just came here to ask a question for anyone who has played the
OtomeNorn9 - Var Commons
Is there any particular character/story order that is "optimal" somehow? Like are there routes that spoil the others and make them less enjoyable, or is there content in one route that's explained by another, or whatever?
Or are the branching stories handled competently enough that I can proceed with whichever character(s) I'm most interested in seeing the story of?
idk probably somewhere in between those two or maybe a mix of them or maybe neither
I'm pretty sure that translation project was dropped.
I'm pretty sure a good number of regular posters in these threads are turbogays.
And I'm not blogging I'm asking a question.
It was just a matter of time. Mummy caught me playing a visual novel. Mummy caught me banging an underage, mentally challenged girl.
Do you mean JOP slaves who translate for free? Or the normie wage slaves?
Nether of these two are competent.
Not if you're looking for any kind of deep plot.
Yeah, those europeans have it right with higher education. why foreign students come to the US to study just baffles me. It's like wanting to visit Japan. Ideally its really nice but when you are actually there, everyone is looking at you with hatred and everything is overpriced
What is your favorite nukige? and why is not filled with pregnant women.
>everyone is looking at you with hatred
For European students studying in American university? I haven't seen much of that. Maybe mild curiosity sometimes, but that's about it. Mostly just see hostility towards the Asians or Indians.
B-but you're not the one raising the kid~! ahhh you wouldn't get it
> And don't worry about quality suffering, either. Haruka is our gateway into Rance. I can feel it. The staff BELIEVE in it*.
> Rance Quest being actually translated.
> Rance XI being translated.
> I might see Daiakuji in my lifespan.
Truly a good day to be alive.
> Rance X.
> Rance series final.
Whoa whoa whoa what? Oh god.
It was announced back in 2004 that it would be the last
You certainly won't ever see Daiakuji and there is no IX translation project.
Why believe the rubbish they spew to get you to buy a different game?
Why does this guy sound like hes mumbling wth kinda voice acting is that?
jesus christ what a shit route
Is there a single heroine in this game that can interact with the protagonist without immediately turning into a high-pitched, embarrassed moeblob incapable of forming coherent sentences? I don't even think I'm halfway through Maya's route and I'm already having suicidal thoughts.
Sensei-Hotaru babe the greatest everShe is best girl in all of nobleworks
>not enjoying every bit of Maya and her route
> high-pitched, embarrassed moeblob incapable of forming coherent sentences?
I hate that shit, or atleast how frequent it seems everywhere. Just drop it and play something better.
I fully embrace it!
NEKOPARA VOL.2 HYPE IS REAL
In all of VN logic, she sobers up as soon as its over... so was it really drunk sex? Either way, she had the best H-scene ever dud
I loved her facial expression in this scene
People on here are clamoring on how Cute mayas h-scenes were and what not, but H-scenes are supposed to be hot! which Hotarus was
You will never have a cute catgirl pero pero on your nut sack
Hot or filled with love like Mayas 1st scene was. The inbetweens is the worst.
Azuki looks to adorable to dislike
>sex bots are coming
>slap some cat ears and a cat tail on it
>program language so she says meow or nyaa~ occasionally
ITS LIKE THE REAL THING!
Right? Like some of Senas h-scenes where they were fucking just cause
You can still have correct AR and have it meet the edges of the screen. Just fix your monitor/video card settings
Alone forever. No route for you.
Assuming you're not just picking a fight with all the Maya fans, why are you reading a moege if you don't like moeges? Or are you looking for a specific kind of heroine?
You... do realize that cats have barbed tongues, right? Pass. Good god no.
do you have any idea how good that shit feels?
He got lured in like when pe came out and rizefags were out in force for some time, or when koirizo came out and umi is apparently the new top dog, now it's another moege and yet another generic cute animu grill being on top, soon to be shadowed by another one like rize and soon to be gone umi.
Well, unlike you, I don't let cats lick my balls, but when they keep it up on my hand or arm the skin gets irritated after a bit. They're also inclined to try nibbling every couple of licks.
>tfw ya cats rigid tongue rips a hole in ya nut sack
>Assuming you're not just picking a fight with all the Maya fans, why are you reading a moege if you don't like moeges?
That's the thing though, I don't mind these kinds of games. I even like some of them. It's why I'm surprised Maya's route has been so aggravating to me.
Well, if you're not enjoying it, just go on to a different route. Or VN if you aren't enjoying Nobleworks at all. I thought she was cute but nothing special myself, just like the VN as a whole.
>EOPs will never EVER get Soukou Akki Muramasa
This is enough for me to find solace
I fucking told you. Hinata a cute. The whole kohai situation is also adorable as fuck.
>not wanting to experience the lovey dovey moments more then once
Is your life as boring as it sounds?
True, but the ones you've already read trough can leave a nice impression or a memory, so going trough it again can be a gratifying feeling.
I've reread Umi's route 3 times and in the process of going trough Maya for 2nd time.
>EOPs so starved for VNs they actually reread moege
>not reading moege
what's wrong with you?
I can see doing this after several months to a year but this soon?
Nigga.....she was just too much for a one time thing. My face hurt from all the grinning she caused me.
Is it your first moege? It sounds like it is.
Just what do you see in generic moeblob shy grill #12345 that isn't in any other 12344 generic moeblob grills?
>rereading the worst route in the game
Cmon! only route id reread is hotaru-babes and maybe akari. MAYBE
Right? Look I get re-reading nekopara before Vol.2's release for a gratifying feeling cause that came out in 2014 (vol.0 in 2015) but if the VN came out a month ago, you are literally reading the epilogue, then just reloading a save at oct 6 and reading it again while its still fresh in your mind. doesn't make sense
I-I can reaction image too. R-right?
This isn't an exhaustive list, it's just what came to eye when I scrolled through her vndb, I ignored a lot of really good nukige by the way
https://vndb.org/c35054 (significant b/c sorcery jokers was the best selling game of 2015 if I recall)
Far from my 1st moege, but I loved Mayas reactions and there is nothing you can say that will change that.
>Hadler and Moogy are becoming Nasufags
Nah, just wondering, almost every heroine in moeges is almost exact archetype clone to every other one including body type, speech, behaviour, even hair colour and that ayaka or whatever is her name just sounds like any other moege character, sickeningly sweet to the point when you wonder if its your diabetes or the game. Replaying any route in any moege just sounds like a torture if anything.
Step it up senpai
No, i really don't care about changing your views, i just wonder what made her any distinct from any other moege heroine. Nothing it seems, hence the wonder.
Nah, there's a fucking lot of VNs so it's natural to miss those.
Kami no Ue Mahoutsukai is really good so I recommend it to just about anyone who doesn't mind a lack of action plots.
Primal Hearts is standard moege fair, if you think the girls are cute go wild, if you aren't a moege person you aren't missing anything.
I haven't played Sorcery Jokers either but people liked it a lot when it came out. I made a mistake, sorry, it wasn't Sorcery Jokers that was the best selling 2015 game, it was Sanoba Witch https://vndb.org/v16044/ I mixed them up.
Nanairo is the perfect *eroge* in my opinion, looking from the standards of the modern industry. Solid plot, characters, writing, and god-tier ero. It's a good game for anyone who likes the ERO of eroge to play.
Lets laugh at the Root Double kickstarter shall we?
>DELTREE was not shipped in Windows NT-based operating systems, including Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
He's not even a good memer
because it knows you wont be able to handle all the cute.
Kanon is fun. I have the English patch installed and all the in-game text is translated, voiced and working properly but the MC's name is just ロロ and I'm certain that's not it. The readme says "Reminder: Be sure to set the players' name in Kanon." but none of the menus are translated.
Is this the right place
Well, Japan probably considers her a tomboy. Having even a single masculine trait makes you a tomboy in Japan. Masculine traits include: Untranslatable speech tics, open interest in sex, confidence, physical ability and not obsessing over your appearance.
She's a loli because she's short, flat and has childish features.
>Masculine traits include: Untranslatable speech tics
That's not true besa
> open interest in sex
That's not true
That's not true
That's somewhat true
>not obsessing over your appearance.
That's not true
Boy you really fucked up this time
Insulting my reaction pictures with my waifu is like insulting my waifu, and Waifus are serious business!
ITS NOT MY FAULT~!
Blame google images..
but because you are so bothered by it i will rename them all
Get the fuck out of my face with that shit, don't you ever fucking reply to me with that blasphemous remark. I bet you think your waifu is the greatest and is so infallible that every other waifu is worse than her but guess what? your waifu is shit. and so are you.
Ayano = Best Girl
Michiru = Best Grisaia
Cinnamon = Best Catgirl
Get the fuck out of my face with that shit, don't you ever fucking reply to me with that blasphemous remark. I bet you think your waifu is the greatest and is so infallible that every other is better than her but guess what? your waifu is shit. and so are you.
Ayano = Best Girl
You can't hide your mistakes from the internet
agree on everything but cinnamon
I wish i wouldn't have goofed.
i realized my mistake
my opinion still stands but I must now end my existence due to dishonoring my family by
making a mistake on 4chan. goodbye
>anything higher than 5th best grisaia
yeah fuckin right
Maple and Cinnamon are meant to go together, so id say Maple = Cinnamon
I wish there was but no.
I agree on everything except on the Best Grisaia
>Kotaru = Best Tree
Actually Rowan are much nicer man
Sachiin is great, but those eyes man. why?
Currently on Sachis route and its so fucking boring I might die due to lack of stimulans.
Seriously the jokes and dynamic between Sachi and Yuuji are same old recycled shit.
Situation>sexual joke on it>want me to do it for reelz?>*smack*
rinse and repeat.
Seriously its beyond me how can anyone think of her route to be anything but 3/10
Never thought it would get close to 125k let alone go over.
Good times for moege lovers.
A lot of people on reddit seem to think that Libra is actually a good game, in fact Celphas gave it an 8/10 which a lot of people are latching on. I thought it was garbage though, is that wrong?
There's just something about them that makes them so ridiculously cute.
They would've been better off keeping it a remake.
I'm kind of confused with the Utaware 2 anime.
Didn't the prequel game establish that Hakuoro would be
reborn every 10 yearswith no memories? But how come no one pays attention to Haku when he suddenly appeared with no memories, and why does he not have a mask? And why is there a million other guys with masks, which they can freely remove apparently?
I guess answering any of these is spoilers but god damn waiting is a pain.
It's a chuunige with moe girls, but it's not a moege, if you call everything with moe girls a moege then literally every VN in existence is a moege
It's like how nukige and all sorts of games are ni the "moe game awards", moe is just used more flagrantly over there, when it comes to specific delineations like moege / chuunige / nukige / etc then you need to exercise some critical thought.
Those are all questions that are addressed.
Just keep in mind that the title of this game is "the false mask", the next game is called
"the two hakuoros", and watch the opening a couple times, and you can basically figure out a significant amount of the plot.
I don't remember the first story establishing that at all. The only reason Hakuoro had no memories is because of how badly wounded he was fighting his other half. Also, this isn't even the same place. Tusukuru by the end covered the main island of Japan iirc while this is a bit across the sea from that, meaning Yamato is mostly likely actually in China. The war table map showed something similar, didn't it? Except kind of twisted a little.
The emperor is a human. The last humans we saw were the scientists who were attempting to replicate Hakuoro's mask, which they partially succeeded at. The connection seems clear to me.
>Those are all questions that are addressed.
Good to know at least.
How is it doing sales wise anyways? I'm guessing the series is pretty popular since it got a second season 10 years later, meaning we are pretty much guaranteed a third season (especially to promote the VN) right?
Hakuoro's mask is fused to his face and is the original. The scientists that found him created copies of it and those are the ones in the anime. This stuff is covered in the first game.
Hark, bearer of radiance.
Hark, noble young one.
I have heard your voice.
Call for me, and I shall come.
Even if a heavens-scraping dragon should appear...
I shall don my armor and rush to your side.
Hark, bearer of radiance.
Hark, noble young one.
I have heard your voice.
Call for me, and I shall come.
You need only cry my name to the skies of despair.
With a roar of thunder, I will come.
Nah, distance is irrelevant for Tesla and Gil is weak in close quarters. Also the le not respecting him thing.
The more important question is
does Gate of Babylon have his machine belt?And what class would he be, Rider?
Sweet Sweat in Summer: The Naughty Girl and Her Ripe Scent
it's a game with a single heroine, that heroine being a loli that you fuck all game long.
Do mind that is has a bit of a smell/sweat fetish.
>asks to fuck a loli
>turns down a nukige
was loli-fucking somehow not your primary concern here
Seconding Littlewitch Romanesque for having several loli-ish heroines. That said, the die-rolling/spell-learning mechanic gets old fast.
Hark, bearer of Bait.
Hark, noble shitposter.
I have read your post.
Call for me, and I shall come.
Even if a yuri-posting faggots should appear...
I shall minimize my post and report to your shit.
Does Cartagra get any good? There were some amazing points in the first chapter but it was severely padded with cringe worthy character development. It gets better in the second chapter and beyond, right guys? I just want a good mystery.
I'll check it out
I couldn't get into any of those games with that artstyle, the one about music was good though
I wasn't turning it down, just hoping for more non-nukige games with romanceable loli
i'll be sure to check that out too
Is there anything else? Is Grisaia worth going through just for the loli?
Wait until Hoshimemo Eternal Heart's TL is released (or learn Japanese, it'll "only" take you a couple months since it's only a moege) or you may be annoyed at how the two true routes end
Story and sex aren't necessarily a continuum. Having more of one doesn't necessarily prevent any of the other from existing at all ever.
There are plenty of nukige out there that'll ambush you with unexpected feels and suck you in. Certainly, "straight bait material" games are solidly nukige, but there are plenty of games that frame a solid story around the sex too.
For example, many people would classify the Rance series as nukige given the raw amount of H in it, but the games have a (mostly) coherent storyline and continuty as well as tons of gameplay elements.
It depends, plenty of nukige certainly do just straight to sex scenes with barely any story, but really most of them at least attempt a story and romance, and often they come out equally as competent as moege. In fact, many games are called "moenukige" because moege and nukige are fundamentally so similar and there's a lot of overlap.
I haven't played Sweet Sweat in Summer but the fact it's in visual novel format and the general appearance of the VN pretty much guarantee that it'll have a story and romance to some degree or another.
yeah even a vn where the whole point is that the women are pregnant and you can get at them has a fairly cohesive story. although the H-scenes are of course more important but they do have story and all that jazz, and its not bad.
Im into pic related. Translation is iffy but it gets the job done.
Euphoria is a major nukige that came out recently that had everyone raving about it's plot. Though, in a subdued sense of course.
Monmusu Quest is fucking legendary for it's high quality writing.
H Eroge has some nice romance and is well regarded.
Seconding Monmusu Quest, with the qualifier that you have to not be terrible at games. A great deal of the enemies/girls aren't hot at all both in terms of their badend sex writing and their art, but the main route is pretty funny and even heartwarming at times.
What releases should we be looking forward to this year?