"YU-NO: The Girl who Chants Love at the Edge of the World" is game for the PC-98 from 1996 that never came outside of Japan. It's a classic that finally got translated in English in 2011.
It's a Sci-Fi time travel/parallel dimensions related plot and is the first Visual Novel/Graphical Adventure game that uses a divergence map system (flowchart system,) which, at times, can have mature content with some amount of fan-service. But that's only half of what the game offers. It's almost fully voiced and the protagonist's is voiced by the same guy who voiced Adult Link in Ocarina of Time.
Although humourous at times, the plot is taken seriously and contains multiple endings~
Would be nice if any of you could do a blind playthrough of this obscure masterpiece as no one ever made a commentary series as of yet; in English, that is.
The remake is coming out this year, which looks butchered and will seemingly have a different soundtrack that will substitute the late Ryu Umemoto's work, sadly. Almost no one ever heard of it in the west and I feel it needs more awareness.
You can save normally in the game, but at some point, the concept of Jewel-Saves comes in and can a bit of getting used to.
That I didn't know. I'm just glad the unofficial translation got the official voice package crammed in with the first version.
I downloaded this about a year ago after seeing it recommended somewhere - /jp/, maybe? - but never got around to it. I know nothing of it so I'd qualify for being able to do a blind playthrough, but I have no experience Let's Playing so I think I'd probably find some difficulties.
However, now that it's been mentioned, I can properly add this to my backlog. Thanks for that.
I'd assume OP would just like to relive game, and an LP is the easiest way to do that from a fresh perspective. I've done the same thing before - finished a game, then looked up videos of other people playing it. It's nice to see not only another player's reactions, but the things they do differently.
Personally, I'd hesitate to watch a playthrough of a VN I'd already experienced, but... saying that, if presented with someone charismatic enough playing Umineko, I might just be swayed. OP probably just has similarly strong feelings for YU-NO.
I got it from a torrent that already had all the files needed, but the translation team's content is here:
Man, I remember being in my college's library, flipping through a book about Japan like a giant weeaboo faggot, and I saw it had a whole section on how amazing and revolutionary Yu-No was. I actually played through the first couple hours on it on my old laptop, but it exploded and I don't know if I wanna slog through the moderately slow start again. I guess I'm a NEET now, though.
U wot m8
The dithering is all there. The graphics of the PC version are from the PC-98 version.
This shit isn't the Saturn version.
I played this game a couple years ago, but I realized I no longer have the patience to get through complex visual novels like this without a guide. I just did one blind playthrough and got the ending where the guy makes up with his mom... but for the rest of the endings I had to follow a guide every step of the way.
It's a shame too, because the canon in-game save state crystals was a really cool feature that adds a lot of depth to the game. I just could not figure out for the life of me when you were supposed to use them.
Use them at junction point, i.e. when the crystal is blinking. Just be careful when using them at points where the junction is caused by expending an item since your inventory is carried over.
The automap should help to avoid guides since you can see whether you're going in the right direction or not. Together with the crystals you can easily scout ahead to see where an action takes you.
I believe that makes sense, there's also a wooden katana that can potentially be missable (in the wrong room at the right time), and getting into Mio's route can be tedious since it requires to give an item to her at the right time, which if you give sooner, there won't be any hint of the story progressing the right way.
A special section*
And finally, how the map looks like in-game.
There are very little H-Scenes in this, and none at all in the Sega Saturn version. It won't hinder the plot too much and you can easily skip those by holding CTRL for not even a minute~
Not only are the h-scenes easy to skip, but those scenes don't reveal any important plot-related aspects in terms of the game's twist, so there's nothing that'll be missed out thankfully other than character affections being more elaborated.
This is a brief idea of what it is:
Takuya Arima is a young student whose father, a historian who has conducted various researches, disappeared recently. During a summer vacation Takuya receives a peculiar package from his missing father, along with a letter containing information about the existence of various parallel worlds. At first Takuya doesn't take it seriously, but soon he realizes that he possesses a device that allows him to travel to alternate dimensions. Is his father alive, after all? If so, where is he?
Would be fun if you could. If you compare the old-style with the new, there's a drastic change. The classic anime styles are more realistic I find.
This game looks pretty damn neat. I doubt it's a masterpiece (what ever is?) But the visuals are nice and the premise seems interesting.
Just tell me one thing before i get into it. It's not a hentai game, right?
It's going to be on PS4 and Vita so that's going to make modding difficult.
I haven't kept up with the news but the last I heard was that they were changing the gameplay. I fear nothing good is coming from this thing.
>voiced by adult link in OoT
Are you kidding
I extracted the folder, but get a "The game is not installed. Please install to proceed." error when I try to run it.
I'm running Vista 32-bit, and get the same error when trying to run it under XP in compatibility mode. Wat do?
A comparison of the old and new (arranged) Yu-No soundtrack has been put up on on the remake's HP: http://yu-no.jp/special/.
The new soundtrack does capture the spirit of the original. Getting my hopes up for this remake!
The guy probably didn't check to see if his thing worked on other computers. My install for the game isn't portable, and needs to be installed from the original cd-rom/iso before applying english patch.
Have you tried installing PowerISO and run the file as a CD Image file by mounting? What I did was to install it by mounting, then applied the English patch and then moved the three Voice folders in the YUNO folder inside the installation's default location in Programfiles/Classics.
From the first comment:
>Still says "Game is not installed" on a fresh install (if you already installed Elf Classics, it'll work). You need HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\elf\Classic\1.0 present. Here's elfclass.reg from the other unpatched torrent, double click to add: http://www.mediafire.com/?9i1160c7aaqs7cc
Does that help?
Even if it does, the new character designs look like shit, so it would just be like polishing a turd.
Well, let's be generous here, it doesn't look like complete shit but I'm not a fan of the style, and they took too much liberties with reinterpreting the characters.
Look at this fucking gayboy here, try to guess who this is.
How looks like the faggot he's supposed to be.
The design I disliked the most was Takuya, which is a bit odd because you barely even saw him in the original so there's nothing to compare him to, but he just looks too smart.
Ah, that makes sense.
As >>2951273 stated, it was just a directory of an already installed game without an ISO.
Thanks, anons. Downloading right now.
First thing I tried, but the link was dead.
Thanks for all your help, bros. Pardon my late reply, I got caught up playing THPS.
Success. Thanks again for all your help, guys. Quick question, how do you save? Right clicking doesn't do anything, and when I hover my mouse towards the top I only get the options Quit Game and Display.
Or is it as simple as not being able to save during the prologue? Love the graphics and music, by the way.
Click the circle on the bottom left and youll get the option to save. I don't remember exactly if you can save during the prologue or not though.
The circle isn't available during the prologue, but I was able to save after the roof scene using the command menu, so I think the circle appears once you finish the prologue. I'm good to go now. Thank you.
>did you also manage to get the voices to work?
Yeah, >>2951317's upload had everything I needed. It was as simple as dragging the contents of the 3 voice folders into the main directory. It's a really good game so far, though I admit I've gotten lost/stuck a few times already, and I'm barely on day one.
It can be tedious sometimes when there's no hints, but it's often best to know that there can be event triggers when investigating the same objects a few more times (with extra dialogue most of the time too), but it becomes easier.