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This thread is for the discussion of untranslated Japanese visual novels.

What are you playing? What are you looking forward to? What have you finished? You know the drill.
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Is 月の彼方で逢いましょう any good?
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>>21979027
>What are you looking forward to?
Lune next game. Something tells me its Sukebe Elf 2.
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>>21979027
>What are you looking forward to?
Musicus!, Shuffle 2
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I want a comfy, relaxing VN to get immersed in. Any recommendations?
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>>21979039
It's alright.
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>What are you looking forward to?
Aokana Zwei
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>>21979231
isnt that like never happening since sprite is dead?

>>21979039
Aside from Touka's route, sure.
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>>21979301
slut
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>>21979027
>What are you playing?
I'm playing Venus Blood Lagoon and I wonder how could I miss such a great series for so long (I've been meaning to get into it for over a year). So far, it has almost everything. The art, music and gameplay are great, all heroines are very cute and romance with each of them has a steady progression, the SoL and comedy are very well written, the ero is hot and varied. The best thing about it though is the setting. I absolutely love 魔導科学 stuff and every game that has it wins at least 3 extra points in my book. The contrast between it and traditional high fantasy is also nice. 魔竜族 are completely pro-technology, build magic hovertrains, sprawling cities with factories and air purifiers and excavate ancient weapons, while 神竜族 are borderline luddites who live in the wooden huts, worship their God and are dead set on destroying all that technology.

It's not without faults, of course. I don't like how if you want to replace a unit with the same one, but with different affixes, you have to pay the full price in all resources. Some of the h-scenes like Vivre's painful whipping scene or Piasa's futa urethra insertion and orgasm denial scene are a bit too brutal for my liking. The "western" writing gets tiring quickly: sometimes I want to be called by some other title other than my name like onii-chan or something, Zahak, Zahak, Zahak all the time gets boring. And the story itself is also pretty generic so far, but I'll let it pass since nobody plays those kinds of games for the story, right?

But yeah, it's great. If Rance is the gold standard of fantasy haremge, then Lagoon is the platinum nugget.
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>>21979512
>It's not without faults, of course.
>of course
Seems like you have pathetically low standards.
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>>21979780
12 year olds are not allowed here.
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>>21979810
>12 year olds are not allowed here.
then where is the yuzusoft fanbase supposed to go?
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Any story driven VNs that feel like an adventure throughout its world?
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>>21979837
https://vndb.org/v15080 ,otherwise just fantasy setting gameplay VNs are all I can think of.

Honestly you are better off with other mediums like LNs, most non-gameplay eroge tend to occur around a single main hub area.
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I wish I were pregnant
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>>21979780
Every game has flaws. There isn't a single one that is perfect and flawless. And personally, I believe that the more flaws you are able to meticulously find, the more you are allowed to call yourself a fan of that game. This is what separates fans from fanboys. Fans accept flaws and wish they would be fixed with patches or in company's future games. Fanboys only blindly eat everything up and declare it flawless kamige.
>>21979837
Try Rance. I'd hesitate to call the series "story driven", considering that the story in most games there is dogshit, but it fits the adventure bill, and the world itself is amazing.
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>>21979837
Katahane
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/jp/ I'm gonna be honest and open up, I have been out of the game for awhile (since 2016) and had no idea things got this bad in such a small period of time. Like, the gap between untranslated vns and translated vns is astonishingly small.

I legit feel the best of times have passed. Civilization truly peaked in 1997.
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>>21979081
LovelyxCation 2 or Amakanos.
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>>21980570
>LovelyxCation 2
eh, the "gameplay" and trying to get all the cgs especially for certain routes can be a headache and easily breaks immersion.
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RIP conjueror. What's your favorite review of his , other than the legendary Subahibi review .
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>>21981604
https://vnreviews.blog/2016/02/14/7208/
This one because of the karma. I'm not even interested in yuzushit, but damn, the way things played out is hilariously funny.
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>>21981693
What karma?
Yuzusoft games scenario bores me to death too. The story is just hard to get into.
Beside that the characters are usually cute and the art is nice.
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So no played きまぐれテンプテーション trail?
It's pretty good. Also it has the best use of E-mote in eroge. So this is the power of the new Era
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>>21981776
The karma is in "you deserve to die" -> goes ahead and dies himself. As for why I think Yuzusoft is bad, it's because they actually make rather interesting settings, then proceed to do absolutely nothing with them.
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>>21981793
not going to bother with it because I don't like fumi
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man, nagomi's dere is really on the heavy side
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>>21982110
I also like her in the game but it was pretty bad in the manga.
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Is Senshinkan easier to read than Dies and KKK?
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So this is where Rance retired huh. Arguing about socks with his wife.
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>>21982470
theyre all japanese
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>>21981793
I like the E-mote but I hope they figure out a way to have smoother animations when switching poses, it looks weird to have animation but still suddenly jump between poses like if it was a static spite.
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>>21982470
it's easier than kkk but harder than dies from my experience
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Finished reading Cross†Channel. Great game, maybe it will help me become a more complete human being (who are we kidding heh). The ending song was lovely. Every single character was memorable in their own way, and they felt realistic with their bickering and problems. This might be the most didactic VN that I've read so far. I wonder if anyone had the same impression.

I have to say that some of the CGs were simply awful though. How you can manage to draw a character in a CG that looks worse than their normal sprite is beyond me. The sprites are all great though. Also, the game featured some of the most unappealing HCGs that I have seen in my life.

While the game felt long with all the repetitions, in the end it feels like this also worked to the advantage of the message. Just like Miki gained something even though she suffered an injury at the beach, one can't help but feel such an effect from this game too. Ironically all the time spent reading is time that was not spent "connecting" with other people.

Thankfully I still have the extra stories ahead of me, so I don't have to say goodbye to the characters yet.
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>>21982110
Her dere gets really fucking creepy, daddy issues overdrive.
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Can someone enlighten me as to why people think Subahibi is kamige? I honestly can't understand how people can go through It's my own Invention or Looking Glass Insects and think to themselves 'Yep, this is kamige'
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Amakano keeps asking for a disk. I have the ISO mounted and the game installed.
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>>21983865
Mounting a disk often isn't enough to replace a no-cd, you probably need a crack.
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>>21983919
I did some looking and people are recommending using something called AlphaROMdiE. I've never heard of this
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>>21983939
If you "did some looking" and found an answer, then why the hell are you asking me about it? Figure it out.
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>>21983942
Is it legitimate? That's what I was implying when I said my last post.
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>>21983939
>>21983946
Lol, newfag.
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>>21984195
I haven't installed a VN since like 2012. Don't bully
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>>21983500
it's too deep for you, you have to have an insanely high iq to fully understand subashibi
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>>21980607
What are you talking about? Just put the game on easy and done.
>Gameplay systems that asks of me to get more invested into the game breaks immersion.
What a fag
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>>21982371
>>21983325
it's really jarring when compared to her cool and indifferent attitude, like the dere aspect got amped up by 300%
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what are /jp/s thoughts on 紫影のソナーニル
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What do you think should be added or excluded? We're making the list with titles that were not on the other lists done before.
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>>21985548
Why did you put Iriya on this joke list, its actually good
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>>21985578
It's shit though I've seen the anime. I was against adding it.
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>>21985548
>We
who
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>>21985608
Anons from a Russian image board.
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>>21979894
>Every game has flaws. There isn't a single one that is perfect and flawless.
Seems like you have pathetically low standards of which games to play and which to ignore.
>And personally, I believe that the more flaws you are able to meticulously find, the more you are allowed to call yourself a fan of that game.
That's just plain retarded. Being a "true" fan has absolutely nothing to do with "meticilously finding flaws" in something.
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>>21981604
>RIP conjueror.
>Nothing in Subahibi is what it seems at first glance as it mixes suspense and horror with complex philosophical truths to deliver one of the most profound works of fiction ever written.
Seems like those "complex philosophical truths" didn't stop him from becoming a helpless weak piece of shit and ending his own life. But maybe I'm missing something and this all just shows the depth of how profound SubaHibi really is.
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>>21985650
>ending his own life
nice meme
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>>21985667
You have a point, you can't really call it "his own". Retards like him usually can't think for themselves.
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https://omochikaeri.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/september-2019-eroge-releases/
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>>21985650
Subahibi is actually very shallow and doesn't tell anything new that wasn't told before. And no, not by those modern fedora "philosophers". This was all discussed two millennia ago.
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>The first chapter is intentionally bad, so it can be a bit hard to get through
>Probably the most profound / intelligent work of fiction ever written
>Reading his works you’ll be introduced to a plethora of other literary fiction, philosophy, science, and _his own original ideas_.
What was he trying to say by this?
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More games should have Russian heroines
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>>21985739
Why? You like gold diggers?
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Why is vndb scores generally so low? Most games seem to hover around 7/10, and it doesn't seem reliable at all
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>>21985769
just check egs, and read some of the reviews there for a better picture.
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>>21985769
The west has higher standards
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>>21985769
I think you're correct that they're not terribly accurate, but I wouldn't call 7/10 low. I don't think the average should be above that.
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>>21985769
Dumb EOPs playing the games with MTL and giving it a bad score because they didn't understand anything.
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>>21985790
Lmao.
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>>21985769
7/10 is high
an average title should be rated 5
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>>21985756
Racist and rude!
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>>21985875
Why would you say this?
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>>21985786
>read some of the reviews there for a better picture
I don't think he can, unless EGS already has hook codes.
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>>21985938
So like, whats up with people like this in these threads, always baiting others in their knowledge of Japanese?
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>>21985956
I don't know, like I totally don't know my dude.
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>>21985938
That doesn't even make sense, people use hook codes to get the text into the browser and use a mouse over dictionary, somebody that uses hooks can easily read a Japanese website with the same dictionary.
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Why are little girls so fucking sexy?
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>>21985798
Rent free
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>>21985956
It's probably one autist. Like always. It's not even making sense most of the time. Ignore it.
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>>21985968
Post tits
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>>21986010
To be fair, claims that vndb retards can't tag anything properly or even translate character profiles without fucking something up are completely justified and that's what I say all the time too. There are games out there that have been out for 10+ years and pages for them are retarded fanfiction. But unlike him, I don't obsess over EOPs and text hooks and whatever else.
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>>21985974
Thanks for enlightening us. That's not something who actually understands Japanese has any way of knowing.
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>>21985428
it has a really cute dork for protagonist
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>>21986049
Dude, this isn't funny anymore. You just make yourself look more and more retarded with every post.
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>>21985707
Silky Plus sure has fallen. Or returned to their roots, making nukige?
Cross Concerto is probably going to be bad because it was artificially padded due to kickstarter goals (more money = bigger script size, they reached the highest milestone which was 3mb+ I think). The writer has shown that he can't do long games, so I'd be really surprised if it turned out decent.
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>>21986088
>this isn't funny
It wasn't supposed to be, my dude bro. It's just reality.
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>>21986118
>I'd be really surprised if it turned out decent
Can't that be said about almost all eroges?
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>>21986146
The unbiased reality is that vndb is much better than EGS when it comes to finding something that you want to play. The filter system here is amazing and EGS search by POV can't compete at all. When it comes to getting an actual information about something, it becomes completely unreliable garbage (because of aforementioned EOPs) and EGS or random blog reviews, as well as official game sites and wikis become much better. I think we've discussed this several threads ago. First find something you want on vndb, then switch to EGS.
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>>21986118
>Silky Plus sure has fallen. Or returned to their roots, making nukige?
Don't judge it based on the character design, from the trial it has an early h-scene but I wouldn't say it's a nukige, it takes until the end of the trial before another one shows up and you can choose to have sex or not so it might be relevant to the plot later.
I thought the trial was nice, it has some point and click sections and the mystery is interesting enough, though being such a cheap game I wonder if they'll actually solve the mystery within it, maybe its supposed to be episodic.
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>>21986175
I agree. But what does this have to do with the unbiased reality that nobody who understands Japanese would know intimate details about how EOPs use text hookers?
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>>21986185
I wouldn't know, I'm not that retard. I only get mildly triggered when someone judges something entirely by vndb's grossly incomplete database without checking other sources first, like here >>21952051. It's good for scores, good for genre tags, but complete shit for everything else.
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>>21986162
From random writers sure, but things are expected of named / famous writers. There aren't many people left who write full size games by themselves, Kizuki is one of the few who still does.
>>21986180
I'm not discarding it completely but I think if the mystery or whatever was good enough on its own they wouldn't need to bait with designs like that. Low price is extremely alarming as well.
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>>21986213
>if the mystery or whatever was good enough on its own they wouldn't need to bait with designs like that
you've got to be kidding me. are you completely disconnected from reality?
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>>21985726
Why would you think that?
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>>21986213
She's a succubus so she should look like one, and like I said the sex might end up being important and maybe the fact that she's a succubus too.
What makes eroge good it's the fact that they don't have hold back on stuff like that, if the writer wants to make a supernatural murder mystery story with sexy succubus this is one of the few mediums where he can do that, if they only wanted to "bait" people they could just make a proper nukige instead.
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>>21986261
Because his mind didn't stop developing at the age of 11.
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>>21986261
Because all this crap WAS actually discussed two millennia ago by the Greeks and the Jews? I don't fucking know. Dickgirls are the only saving grace of Subahibi.
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Why are you so angry all the time? Relax, meditate, go take a walk instead of wasting all your time arguing on 4chan.
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>>21986297
He was probably baited into getting N1 before even beginning to read the simplest nukige. All those posts about "high standards" like >>21979780 come from that. EOP mentality is a hard bitch to get rid of, it seems.
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Does EGS have an usable API?
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>>21986320
That's not even him/her.
>N1
Is that a new EOP-certification they released so that you can read shit without text-hooking?
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How fucking hard is it to talk about visual novels without talking about your language skills.
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>>21986320
>EOP mentality is a hard bitch to get rid of
Speaking from experience here, EOP?
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>>21986337
It would be way easier, were there games worth talking about.
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Ban me mods, do you job for once.
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>>21986361
None of those guys look like me, where am I supposed to insert into?
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>>21986366
The cuck naturally
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>>21986366
The girl.
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>>21986371
this
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>>21986326
No but it has a SQL query form which is amazing if you know SQL and could be used as a pseudo API.
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>>21986470
Thanks, I might try playing around with that.
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Now that the dust has settled can we admit scaji is a fucking hack.
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>>21986588
>dust
Are you refering to conqueror? I don't think his EOP culture practices cremation.
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>>21986650
I don't know your shitty ecelebs, I'm just saying scaji is a hack.
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>>21986655
>shitty ecelebs
But scaji is precisely that.
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Too bad no one wanted to help to complete the list, but it's finished now.
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>>21986588
You're not very intelligent if it took you this long to realize that.
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Name a more pure heroine.
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>>21986912
I'm sorry anon, I should've known he was just a meme.
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>>21986957
slut
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>>21986907
I haven't played a single game mentioned there.
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>>21986907
I appreciate your effort making this, thanks.
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>>21986907
I don't get the criteria you used.
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>>21987649
It feels like it has a little bit of everything. Pretty much everyone would agree with something on the list but pretty much no one would agree with everything on the list.
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>>21987649
> We're making the list with titles that were not on the other lists done before.
This >>21985548>>21985612
Though most titles of the list were included by decision of the guy who made it. Some our guys (me included) protested against console and all ages games being added.
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>>21987993
>We're making the list with titles that were not on the other lists done before.
You guys didn't add Senshinkan on your lists up until now?
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>>21988031
Nope, It was here in 2018 too
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>>21988042
>Tsukikage no Simulacre
I always like the OP to this thing, but I've never read it. Is it any good?
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>>21988098
It was added by the guy who made the list, so I don't know.

Hell, we were up to change the list completely but this guy was against most of the games suggested. I'm still mad.
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This may be a ton of work, but rather than just the VNDB summary, a short, personalized recommendation by the person recommending the eroge would be more interesting to read on a recommendation chart. Maybe include a couple sentences on what it's about with most of it being why you think it's good.

Those are always more interesting to read than the generic summaries taken from other sites. Skimming it, I noticed a couple had these but most didn't.
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>>21988390
I agree. The shorter description is the better.
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>>21986266
>like I said the sex might end up being important and maybe the fact that she's a succubus too.
Now that I think about it, in mother's teaching there was something like " get drown in your sexual drive "
Don't tell me Ane is the mother and mastermind. Don't tell that falling to her Temptation would mean a bad end?
This would be a hilarious plot twist.
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>>21988656
I was thinking something similar, like have too much sex could lead to a bad end, but I doubt she'll be the mastermind since they're selling a limited edition bundle with a dakumakura, it'd be kind of weird to make a daki of the main villain.
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does anyone here actually play vns
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>>21989825
I'm playing Noratoto 2, was looking forward to Yuu's route but it ended up being pretty short with boring h-scenes, would have preferred some more shimaidon scenes if it was gonna be like this.
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>>21989825
finishing up zombie afureta, debating if i should go back and see the tokiko ends now or save them up for one day when the series finally ends

also anyone know if the bonus scenes for v2 and i assume v3 are canon? or are they what ifs like v0
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>>21981604
>RIP conjueror.
This might sound stupid, but did anyone else cry a little when they heard of this?
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>>21991059
I laughed and celebrated
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>>21991059
I was completely indifferent.
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Do you think this was playing when he did it ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBpX4ojToqA
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>Aokana got picked up

OK I'm slightly pissed now.
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>>21991521
My profound research into this matter suggests otherwise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkssNMI_niE
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>>21991059
>he didn't have the chance to play Sakura no Toki
This shit is breaking my heart, fuck you Scaji.
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Is Sakura no Uta good?
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>>21991896
>Scenario
>SCA-Ji
Yes, if by "good" you mean "shit".
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I don't play games that don't have footjob scenes
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>>21991968
Just out of curiosity, where do you come from? A frustrated DJT dweller? 8-chan? A troll who hates eroge and stumbled upon this website?
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>>21992156
None of the above. I'll ask you the same thing now.
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>>21991721
You guys reckon he might have decided not to do it if he uncovered some complex philsophical truth in SakuToki?
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Do you guys think they got pirated?
It's been more than a year and a half since neechan and they still havent even realesed the anoucement of a new game.
I don't think things are looking so great for them lately. I hope they don't end up being the next studio to disapear.
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>>21991059
I was happy desu
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>>21991059
No that's gay, but I didn't feel like laughing either cause I think suicide is fucked up.
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>>21992814
>relatively profound chacters
I wonder if he considered himself to be one of them.
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>>21992845
>You can kiss your old unenlightened self goodbye because reading Subarashiki Hibi, or Wonderful Everyday, will change your life.
>I personally separate my life to pre-Subahibi and post-Subahibi periods, as reading it has completely changed how I view the world. It taught me to appreciate life much more (or rather in a different way) than I used to and also be more honest with myself.
Idk... Not all suicides are created equal. I can't stop myself from laughing at the death of the person who wrote this.
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>>21986957
Shei s cucking (you) with the protag. Only Yuri heroines are pure because other girls dont count. So they are still (you)rs.
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>>21992523
Fuckers stopped before making a fantasy/isekai lovelyx game.
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http://dlsv.product.jp/key/key20th-character/
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What percentage of Muramasa did you guys understand when you first read it? I think I can attempt it at this point but I don't want to worsen my enjoyment of it.
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>>21993050
just try reading it and stop if you feel you aren't understanding enough.
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>>21992864
>Not all suicides are created equal
Did he commit suicide?
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>>21992850
Of course he did, look at those pretentious books he read. Though maybe he felt miserable before own suicide.
>>21993050
80-90%
I read it when I knew Japanese at N4 level maybe. Just skip the long fights they rarely contain mportant information for the plot and the story is usually told through the dialogs which were simple most of the time.
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>>21992523
Akabiesoft is silent for a while now. Even their best active writer left the company two months ago. Whatever happened to them, they don't have plans for new releases at least for now I guess.

I won't forgive them if they decided to close the company without at least one last looseboy game though
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=CwPQ7TumFZs
This was so much fun to watch, they both have great taste, but Miko literally chosed the most adored ops to me.

Btw If I had to make a top 5 eroge op now, I'll definitely put ClockUp's recent release DEAD DAYS in them
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g5HTr668dcg
This op is pure kino.
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wait did conjueror really commit suicide or is it a meme?
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I know this thread isn't for tech support, but I'm having trouble getting Baldr Sky DiveX to launch. I just get オリジナルDISCを入れてください even with the noDVD patch. Can anyone help me out here? Sorry to newfag.
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>>21993527
His country has the highest suicide rate in Europe.
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>>21993595
Are you patching the reg file properly and not the exe?
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>>21993603
I don't think I am. In the video I watched, the guy just dropped the patch into the game's folder and ran it and that did the trick, but he's on XP and I'm on 7, so I might be having a different problem.
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>>21993595
did you run the patched game once with the iso mounted?
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>>21993602
I thought he was an American.
He had a master degree in science from top university, a dream job in translating porn games, and wide range of hobbies and friends who share them.

I thought he was the last person to be unhappy on earth. I guess humans are really fragile and more complicated than they show.

RIP. Remember to always be kind, this may literally save a soul.
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>>21993643
>masters degree in science from top university
>making minimum wage translating porn games
Geez I wonder why he an heroed
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>>21993638
Yeah, I am. That's why I'm so confused.
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>>21993643
> a dream job in translating porn games,
I don't think he made a lot of money there.
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>>21993643
Don't forget his gf was way out of league for anyone who plays eroge.
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>>21994005
that's racist
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>>21994005
I consider myself pretty.
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>>21993020
No, she's not. I'm the protag.
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>>21994070
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>>21994070
>I'm the protag.
You don't exist?
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>>21994207
...you do?
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>>21993643
>Remember to always be kind, this may literally save a soul.
But what if my objective is to return the soul to its maker?
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>>21994209
I do, my friend. I'm talking to you right now...
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Apparently Ou Jackson is writing for soshage now.
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>>21994280
Not much was lost. Good riddance. This seems to be a recurring theme in the エロゲ world these days.
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>>21994070
Who is she?
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hey guys, what if the majikoi announcement for september was for a soshage/browser game
hahahaha, wouldn't that be HILARIOUS
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>>21994291
Best girl.
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>>21994671
That's why I am asking where she's from.
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>>21994070
Literally NTR. Guess you are a cuck.
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>>21993020
But when I play yurige, I'm also the protag.
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>>21994838
Her name is in the filename. Searching it on vndb and filtering by white hair leaves only 4 girls to check manually.
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>>21994902
Didn't think to filter by white hair, thanks.
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>>21995190
No problem, mate.
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Are they implying nukige is casual?
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>>21995987
Porn is pretty casual and easy to make, why do you think 90% of new eroge releases every month are nukige or moege with a lots of h-scenes? That's the only shit that's selling.
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Has anyone gotten the Mojika crack to work recently? Installing the soft-denchi runtime gives a licensing error instead.
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>>21996329
Wasn't it just replacing the .exe with a cracked one and running it off that? Why do you have to fuck with the softdenchi?
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>>21996499
The cracked exe tells you to install soft-denchi, after which it fails to do its job, and fails its license check. Either something got patch or I'm retarded. I'll stick to it being the former and go read something else.
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>>21996811
>or I'm retarded
at least you fit in with all the shitposters here
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>>21996811
Chances are you're using the DL version crack for the PKG version or vice-versa.
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>>21993595
Try updating to v1.07 before doing the nodvd
Try installing to default save path if you havent
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>>21995987
Normal bloated version vs. actually edited version. Why the fuck is this in nukige and not in games where you don't want to use ctrl anyway?
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>>21993595
https://mega.nz/#!iF8DhKSL!8zBHj1gOwoZ2x34iFlOAhd8VHFCv3leicmul_Z4XO4Y
There's some other shit you need to do, but this all gets resolved by googling the error. Also, do a fresh install before cracking.
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>>21995987
kek
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https://twitter.com/nitroplus_staff/status/1168826222190706690
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>>21993595
Here you go, sweetie.

BALDR SKY DiveX“DREAM WORLD” for ver1.07
002748B2: 74 -> EB

Update the game to 1.07 first.
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>>21998298
>メインキャラクターデザイン:大塚真一郎
No wonder I thought I'm looking at a Granbelm game.
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>>21998298
I hope there's a twist to it or something, because that looks painfully generic.
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Miel soshage when?
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>>21998298
It's confirmed that the main game for 20th anniversary is mobage. Epic fail. I don't expect much from secondary projects now.
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>>21999011
>>21999488
>スマホ向け
the fuck did you expect
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>>21999011
The twist is that it's actually written by Narahara-sensei.
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>>21999516
There's a rumor that Narahara is Urobuchi's pen name.
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>>21999531
This makes Narahara even more of a genius if he can convincingly pull off being a mediocre writer while still being able to create something like Muramasa.
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I only play moege
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>>21999531
Surely someone at Nitro+ must have revealed his true identity at some point.
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>>21995987
This needs to be a feature in every Favorite game.
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>>21999531
That's just a meme.
Narahara's writing style is completely different from Butcher's.
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>>21999531
I have literally never heard that rumour and I'm 100% sure you just made it up because nobody who read through muramasa would even consider that to be true for a second
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>>21998298
>https://twitter.com/nitroplus_staff/status/1168826222190706690

>完全新作スマホ向けゲームアプリ

god I fucking hate the rotting remnants of this industry
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>>22001415
not that guy, but i've seen some autist spamming it in the comment section for narahara's niconico article and in either the nitro or muramasa thread on bbspink
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>>21979512
>gameplay
ah, right, that's why I still haven't read this one.
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>new muramasa

does that mean that nara is actually alive and spend the last 10 years training his sword skills on a mountain? or does it mean nitroplus is finally selling out this IP too? assuming it actually is a full vn instead of gachashit, surely they won't let somebody else write it? fandisk and bonus stuff is one thing, but a whole VN?
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>>21989982
>Noratoto
Speaking of it... is there any news on the restoration patch?

The last time I heard, it was discovered that the EN release is can be patch and they just need to translate the remaining lines.
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>>22002496
>does that mean that nara is actually alive and spend the last 10 years training his sword skills on a mountain?
I just want to see the other VNs he has no doubt written in his life.
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>>22003837
He might be already dead or something.
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I am an EOP, but I just wanted to enter this thread, as I went through Manadrake earlier today, and actually saw the majority of visual novels that they had in stock. It was all low quality nukige
Now, my question is, is it actually that a majority of VN releases are low quality nukige? Or were the shelves just full of garbage, because when something like Key came in, they'd sell it immediately.
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>>22004003
>I am an EOP
Stopped reading. You can fuck right off.
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>>22004003
And what counts as "low quality nukige" in your book? Was it some shovelware garbage, or that's how you call any game with porn?
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>>21998298
Honestly, if the writer lineup/rates are good I might play it. If anyone is able to do soshage right it would be Nitroplus.
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>>22003610
>>22004003
Fuck off, EOPs.
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>>21998298
it's all so tiring
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>>22004025
I apologize
>>22004028
It seemed to be shovelwre.
If you disagree with my assesment, please go to Akihabara, and make your own judgement
>>22004096
I apologize
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>>22004425
>It seemed to be shovelwre.
What exactly seemed like shovelware? Did you take a picture? Or remember some of the titles?
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>>22004003
>>22004425
Is it low quality because it's nukige or legitimately bad? Different strokes for different folks but I think the market is definitely dominated by literally who nukige and moege.
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Anyone know a good vn that has a fantasy setting but doesn't have gameplay?
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>>22005382
Funbag fantasy
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>>22005382
>Anyone know a good vn that has a fantasy setting
honestly dont understand why these or just isekai eroge isnt more common.
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https://twitter.com/digitarou/status/1168922255478403077

>new muramasa project is a spinoff

does this finally confirm Narahara died for real? this will obviously have a different author.
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>>22005747
RIP Dogura Q
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>>22005747
>does this finally confirm Narahara died for real
Would it be common in Japan for nitroplus to not announce this?
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>>21999329
Luckily they are too small for it. Miel is getting better than ever so I hope they don't get big enough that they could afford it.
Though they have released enough games that they could easily make one by reusing assets alone.
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>>22005382
Lune fantasy VNs usually have interesting settings and story despite being nukiges.
I think their first Saimin Fantasy game had a nice medieval setting and plot.
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Is this appropriate behavior for a mature girl?
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>>22006557
I miss this artist. Wonder why he dropped from the face of earth with techarts folding.
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>>22005725
What are you talking about anon? You haven't forgotten our VNOTY have you?
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>>22006897
>our VNOTY
that's why im wondering why there isnt more of them.
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Sucks to witness the slow but sure death of the medium. All that will remain soon are budget single heroine titles and shitty nukige. I think a publisher with a lot of money like Type Moon could help the industry by allowing artist to make the games they want without worrying about financial matters, but that company along with many others are only concerned with gacha now or aforementioned low budget titles
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>>22006897
>VNOTY
And what would that be?
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>>22006920
I think in general eroge really missed out on the whole 小説家になろう type isekai craze. Bet they didn't think it would blow up to this extent.

Then there's another factor that devs don't want to take risks maybe? This is a stale medium after all where everyone knows what works and what should sell.
Leaving Fluorite aside who's works got decent reviews and mostly positive feedback there's of course stuff like Utaware and how successful it turned out to be and even they went full gacha not daring to make anything more in the end when they could.

there's also again the risk factor in the sense that with LN business, publishers mostly target stories with high points on narou. Unless of course the author has connections but anyhow when publishers are sure that work has a certain fanbase already established, only then would they publish/adapt it into an LN. Even with the content being same as the WN for example it would still guarantee sales as the fans would buy them even as sort of a donation towards the author, a tip or maybe for illustrations or as an encouragement for them to write more.
Then if it plummets in popularity publishers could always stop and axe, not like they're losing anything. Maybe that's the reason we have so many episodic VNs right now as that model is more attractive.
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>>22007123
It's strange because the power fantasy harem isekai just seems like a perfect fit for eroge. Maybe devs just can't think of ways to implement multiple route storytelling into high fantasy settings. The ideal way of doing it would just be to make a kinetic novel where the MC fucks every girl in one route but eroge devs aren't known for deviating from established practices.
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>>22006897
Is this from an actual eroge? I guess not, judging by how the protag has a face so as to not disturb the more casual eroge readers.
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You have actually well written fantasy in eroge, like the Kyonyuu or Eden's Ritter series from Waffle (btw eden's ritter gets a soshage soon, rip). Though it usually takes the form of JRPG.

There was that もっと!孕ませ! nukige that goes the extra mile provides *only* the h-scenes for what would be part of a prototype Narou fantasy+academy setting.
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>>22007207
>the more casual eroge readers
You mean autists with zero mental capability bothered by it.
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>>22007376
Or desperate.
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>>22007376
Same thing. Any non-casual will have enough mental abilities to deal with it properly.
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>>22007207
Its one of those retarded games where the MC has eyes until he is boning an heroine.
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>>22007388
Or retarded newfag trannies who can't even recognize that game despite it getting extensive discussion here on release.
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>>22007207
It's Sorceress Alive, though to be honest it's not that great. First half is the most generic moege trite with the usual kind of drama, whereas the real deal part is merely decent. Also even if the protagonist gets a face he's the useless kind of mana bank who doesn't actually fight, and on top of that a turbofag who complains about harems in a world where harems are quite literally the social norm.
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>>22007191
>where the MC fucks every girl in one route
do you read nocturne? basically 18+narou? there are countless ways to have h-scenes going and simultaneously develop every single girl without relying on multiple route storytelling, even when it comes to non nukige.
what eroge devs actually frantically try to avoid are hilariously harems in non nukige. I've heard countless argument here on /jp/ about how it breaks people's realism and their values or whatever, that autism is not exclusive to this place and it's still funny when polygamy is pretty much the norm for shousetsuka stories right now. then suddenly sorceress alive comes out which is basically an antithesis of those polygamy templates popular on narou YET the autists on EGS kept calling it narou this narou that.
my ass.
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The recent Nitro+ annousments got me hyped and then remembered that I had Sumaga on my backlog for 8 years. So is the game worth reading in 2019?
I haven't seen it being discussed in these threads before.
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>>22004477
>>22004028
It's low quality because it is bad.
Taimanin Asagi is obviously good. Most of what I saw there was not close to that level
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>>22006317
No, it'd be really uncommon not to announce it.

but It'd also be uncommon not to announce somebody that hasn't worked on anything for 10 years leaving your company.
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>>22007992
It was never worth reading.
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>>22007052
>I think a publisher with a lot of money like Type Moon could help the industry by allowing artist to make the games they want
Isn't that kinda what DMM is doing with >>22006897? With Fluorite and Heliodor they released some different games this year, nothing amazing and Ryuusei ended up being disappointing but at least they're trying to make stuff that isn't just moege/nukige.
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>>22008192
>Taimanin Asagi
What a pleb.
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>>22006897
Sorceress Alive is kamige, fight me
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>>22009346
true. Helps that this year was filled with mediocrity or disappointments.
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>>22009346
The VN gets better and better as get to the Alive route. It raises your expectations for what the final ending will be and at towards the end you can choose one of the heroines to end up with. After you select all the choices and complete the heroines ending you reveal the 美由紀のことを考えて過ごしたい choice. Unless you are a complete masochist, do not and I repeat DO NOT choose this ending. Canonically it is the TRUE END of the VN but I have never seen a disappointment of an ending from a TRUE END before. It raises all you expectations only to take everything away and give you nothing at all. And to make matters work once you complete the ending you might think there might be more dialogue after the credits right? But no there is none. To make things worse these even change the background colors to a lighter theme and changed the menu music a very uplifting piano piece as if to rub salt into the wounds of your betrayed expectations. If you are enjoying this VN and want to leave this game on a happy note then DO NOT SELECT THE 美由紀のことを考えて過ごしたい CHOICE or you will end up like me, feeling tilted off the face of the earth with disbelief at how the writers could have C***blocked you so hard.

tldr: DO NOT PICK 美由紀のことを考えて過ごしたい if you want to leave this game on a happy note.
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>>22007191
It's always been a mystery to me that harems never became widely used outside of Nukige, the VN genre was basically made for them
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>>22009903
Probably because the appeal of a harem is the sex, so VNs that aren't focused on sex don't bother.
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>>22009907
But with a harem you can write sex scenes for every heroine without separating the story into separate routes. That makes writing it easier. It just seems like a no brainer to me
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>>22009920
Which is why you only see them in nukige. Because they make nukige easier.
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>>22009929
The vast majority of VNs have sex scenes and character routes though, not just nukige
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>>22009933
Not all VNs with sex scenes are nukige, and VNs with character routes exclude harems unless there's a true end that glosses over every conflict in every characters route so you can get a generic happy end.
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>>22009946
But that's what I'm saying. There are plenty of VNs that include character routes despite only one heroine really being tied to the main story, more vns should just be harems where there is main story and every girl is a part of it. It just suppresses me that that was never really tried despite it being so popular in LNs
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>>22009955
>more vns should just be harems where there is main story and every girl is a part of it
That's too hard. Character routes means you can ignore characters who aren't the heroine, and that makes things easier. It also means you can have multiple writers, which makes things easier. So harems with a main story are more effort, and so people only do them in nukige where it's actually easier to use them.

It's popular in LNs but LNs also take less effort, resources and have less risk than a VN. I don't disagree that there should be more of them but I can see some reasons why it isn't particularly common.
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>>22009907
For me, the appeal of a harem is to make every girl happy, without leaving anyone out, cucked and depressed about the fact that she wasn't chosen. Also, I don't like big harems as much as small ones (2-4 girls and me).
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>>22010009
>For me, the appeal of a harem is to make every girl happy, without leaving anyone out, cucked and depressed about the fact that she wasn't chosen
That's cool but the japs aren't into that. They clearly love set ups where if you don't pick a girl she ends up depressed, alone, and possibly dead, and there's no 'save everyone' route.
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>>22009970
I mean maybe if they tried it it could have been successful
Stuff like Highschool dxd or Shimai maou are basically porn anyways, they would work very well as eroge imo. Guess we'll never know though
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>>22010018
With VNs declining I think we are past the point where anyone will try, unfortunately.
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>>22009856
Not that guy but I'll keep that in mind when I do pick up the game. Thanks.
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>>22010014
Yeah, it's jarring. And the worst offenders are games that are very clearly harems, but fucking don't have a harem ending that would've made perfect sense. Thankfully, in this particular case, there's at least a DiveX to solve some of the problems.
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>>22010014
Harems are popular in other media though. Plus look at Evenicle. The market is there
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>>22010077
How well did Evenicle 2 do?
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>>22010088
They riked it
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>>22010014
Exactly, for me this is the best part of VN routes. I especially love VNs which go out of their way to show you how depressed the other girls are every route
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>>22010237
Harems where the girl is frustrated and jealous but loves MC so much she shares anyway are more my speed
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confirmed suicide, like every anon thought
https://twitter.com/Diamond07071/status/1169197979598774273?s=20
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>>21979371
She's the best character despite being a slut though.
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>>22010323
Life is a hard beast
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>>22010334
It's easy if you turn your brain off
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>>22010327
She's the best character BEACUSE she's a slut
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>>22010338
できないんだよ
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>>22010341
Not really, her being a slut is pretty much irrelevant. The fact that she's very supportive and reliable even outside her route makes her the best character for me.
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>>22010353
日本語も出来ないだろう?
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So when are they going to make a Frill spin-off of Kirara's backstory when she turned from innocent young writer into a huge slut?
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>>21983098
Hey! I'm reading this right now, took a pause and came here.

As a beginner, Taichi's monologues slow me down the most, cuz all the freaking vocabulary employed. I added 2000~ cards to anki from the game alone, and I already have 5000~ already.

But yeah the concept is kinda unique, with the repeating week, and building up a whole relationship with a character only for it to reset at the end and having them hate you again ( 冬子 :,( ), although MC's clearly at fault when it comes to this.

It's not perfect but a great experience overall.
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Is this a pasta?
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I keep seeing Dead Days around Akihabara.
Is it any good?
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>>22008820
Perhaps I am a pleb.
I just think it has high quality art.
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>>22010480
You forgot the image. How can I tell you if it's noodles, if you don't even refer to any picture or something?
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>>22010323
Happy for him, he made the right decision. Life fucking sucks and it only gets worse.
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>>22010334
It's only natural. It becomes needlessly harder when you live in an "epically deconstructed" society and when you're one of the profound deconstructors yourself.
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>>22010323
>So in my opinion it was just too much work, too less sleep (4-5h only)
And here I am, not finding enough time to play eroge because I sleep for 12-15 hours each day unless I drink 3-4 cups of coffee.
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>>22011591
are you NEET?
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>>22011622
Of course.
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>>22011210
Yes, it's decent.
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How do I convince my sister that eroge are an art form? She's into anime and I recently showed her an eroge she'd probably enjoy a lot, but she seems to view them as beneath anime and other mediums.
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>>22012354
What eroge did you recommend her?
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>>22012354
She's not wrong as long as mouthbreathing self inserts are what keeps the industry alive.
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>>22012400
沙耶の唄.
>>22012427
She's not mentally disabled, so she'd be able to self-insert into any story pretty well. If that's what you're asking.
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What should I expect?
Just good classic nakige or something more?
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>>22013145
An extremely dumb story and mostly shit routes.
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>>22010069
Personally, I'd find it hard to reconcile a guy who's love-crazed enough to wage war for his dead gf having polygamous inclinations.
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>>22013967
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekhov's_gun
Then don't make it have more harem-like atmosphere than the most trashy ecchi anime and don't make all routes canon at the same time. If you force me to be a manwhore, let me be a proper manwhore and make everyone happy.
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>>22014117
>and make everyone happy
That's your misconception.
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>>22014129
Remind me, how early into the game it gets revealed that Sora is not just a classmate or a friend, but is, indeed, a girlfriend? If my memory sick pun, btw is correct, it happens by the end of Rain's route. And it gets re-revealed in every route after that, BEFORE the romance progresses to fucking. So much for being love-crazed and faithful. So yeah, if you can have misconceptions, then so do I.
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>>22014297
Getting over your lost love and settling for another girl is one thing.
Getting a harem is another.

Also, you're talking about the lunatic who had to get a suicide watch-type treatment in the form of brain fuckery that made him think his GF is alive. The guy also went against his promise and principles to become a soldier for her sake, had a supposed 10/10 accompany him all the way through, never once thought of giving up and settling down with her, and ultimately had to have his memory fried for the others to even stand a chance.

Despite having a harem, Kou's not a harem protag. Dive 1/2 is basically a glorified Sora/Kuu route with some extreme meandering. I can see the dissonance, too, but a harem ending clearly wouldn't have made "perfect sense" without some major changes to the characters and story.
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>>22014664
How foolish of me to expect Hiei to write another proper ending to a hero's journey like in Duel Savior then. What a hack. I mean, Sky is basically a 80-90% Muv Luv ripoff, and it mostly does things better (considering how bad MLA is), but he didn't have to copy all the shit parts like the ending too.
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>>22013145
Yeah, >>22013161 that's not even a joke
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>>22013145
I liked the humor with the MC being a dick to everyone but yeah the story wasn't that great.
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>>22013145
Shit
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>>22016409
The end of the year is shaping up.
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>>22016409
Just release the third game, I want Reiji to finally kill himself after all the shit he goes through.
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>>22013145
a game with cute girls couldn't possibly be shit
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>>22017130
>cute girls
Do you see any on that image? Where?
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>>22013145
I liked Aya's shorter ending the most. You know which one.
The OST was pretty good as well.
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>>22017335
>Aya's shorter ending the most
mind spoiling it or linking something to spoil it?

I read hatsu saku like 6 years ago but never got around to reading her 2nd end before I deleted it for space. I want to read it but not enough to re download and install it for 1 ending.
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>>22017356
It wasn't anything special or interesting. It ends 5 mins after you select it.



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