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Plk_Lesiak’s Shovelware Adventures: Yume Creations

Plk_Lesiak

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Welcome to another episode of Shovelware Adventures! This time, we'll take a break from our favourite, the Sakura series, to take a look at a much more obscure corner of the OELVN scene. The venture into commercial visual novel development by the German fan translator working under the label Yume Creations effected in some of the strangest VNs available on Steam and beyond. Combining competent art and interesting ideas with trashy ecchi, pieces of absolutely disastrous, bizarre writing and straight up failures in the English language, these projects are all experiences that will defy your expectations – just not necessarily in the ways their authors would want them to.

Aozora Meikyuu

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A nukige without sex scenes, this little VN offers a rather charming heroine, who sadly gets involved in a totally nonsensical plot and various sexual scenarios that are never shown to the player. In the game’s story, our shut-in protagonist is forced to go out on a rare quest to buy groceries and on his way back home is nearly crashed to death by a (nude) girl falling from the sky. What follows, is a series of rather amusing interactions between the main character and the mysterious woman that invaded his life, which sadly can lead only to some literally incomprehensible and abrupt bad endings, or to a single positive one. The latter, admittedly, somewhat won me over by the virtue of being heartwarming, but was also based on some highly-questionable logic, making in turn everything that happened earlier rather hard to understand.

            The bad endings, which make little sense even after discovering the mystery central to the story and the true conclusion of the plot, along with the sexual tension constantly present in the game, building up towards non-existent hentai scenes, most likely suggest some heavily problematic development process. Because of all this, the final product is rather hard to recommend, even though I seriously enjoyed certain elements of it and ideas the author tried to implement – it is, indeed, a particularly unfortunate hunk of rabbit poo, not really offensive in any way, but hardly worth your attention.

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Read the full article at evnchronicles.blogspot.com



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So, what you are saying is that it is wrong to try and stick your dick in your videogame cartridge?

 

All of those seem to be pretty terrible, I wonder how many people actually played them?

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2 hours ago, Ranzo said:

So, what you are saying is that it is wrong to try and stick your dick in your videogame cartridge?

 

All of those seem to be pretty terrible, I wonder how many people actually played them?

Catridges are not so bad, I would warn especially against doing that to DVD drives (radiation) or other ports (electricity). :P

And when it goes to these games... They are among the best-selling OELVNs on Steam, if we can believe the recently-leaked data (especially Aozora Meikyuu and Games&Girls). To be fair, they're mostly dirt-cheap, especially when on sale, could've been included in some bundles too. :>

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Thanks for the analysis of our fellow former no-neets member "Yukari". She's not exactly good at creating visual novels, but its the prime example of how easy people are to deceive with nice looks and shallow concepts which just involve random encounters with bland heroines and flat porn scenes. I have actually considered to look into Games and Girls if its like on sale for one or two dollars and I have a coin too much, but after your thorough analysis that likely has more substance to it than the game itself, i might avoid it from as far as I can. Also the G&G Design looks like it deceives people into buying a Neptunia-artstyle-esque game. Thanks for going out of your way, and likely many others, to play these abominations of OELVNs from a german developer that sadly represents partially the creations of our country...

YumeCreations, more like NightmareCreations.

We know Yukari privately, so our judgement is probably already known to them. Unfortunately theres a quite lot of people buying her stuff, so she can actually meet ends with the revenue from these "titles". What a shame.

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16 hours ago, EroHataVNI said:

I have actually considered to look into Games and Girls if its like on sale for one or two dollars and I have a coin too much, but after your thorough analysis that likely has more substance to it than the game itself, i might avoid it from as far as I can. Also the G&G Design looks like it deceives people into buying a Neptunia-artstyle-esque game. Thanks for going out of your way, and likely many others, to play these abominations of OELVNs from a german developer that sadly represents partially the creations of our country...

Heh, well, I think that the first two (Aozora Meikyuu and Yozora Rhapsody) were terribly-written and clunky games, but they at least tried telling a story and weren't completely generic. They seemed like genuine attempts at creating something decent, that just failed spectacularly. Games&Girls, on the other hand, just feels cynical, just like that imouto incest VN (I think it's called Imolicious? [lol] It was apparently blocked by Steam a few months ago, postponing the release until they implement the new filtering tools - might be months away, considering the response Dharker got from Valve lately).

But, hey, I don't think many people know the author is German. The horrible English make them even more believable as low-budget, poorly translated JP VNs. xD

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Her english just isn't on par to be a good writer. If you want you can exchange some words with her on discord shes there under the handle @Yukari
But if you can get over her negative side and her downplaying her own capabilities and convince her to improve herself instead of hiring people who handle the hard work for her (art in G&G) , then she might create better games. But you would need to go out of your way to do that and I think you used up enough of your time with these games. The problem is they actually sell on steam. I can give you the benefit that she actually read what you've written so you might have had an impact or made her self-reflect. Maybe...

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1 hour ago, EroHataVNI said:

Her english just isn't on par to be a good writer. If you want you can exchange some words with her on discord shes there under the handle @Yukari
But if you can get over her negative side and her downplaying her own capabilities and convince her to improve herself instead of hiring people who handle the hard work for her (art in G&G) , then she might create better games. But you would need to go out of your way to do that and I think you used up enough of your time with these games. The problem is they actually sell on steam. I can give you the benefit that she actually read what you've written so you might have had an impact or made her self-reflect. Maybe...

Well, I always hope that what I write might have this kind of effect - I've had quite a nice coversation with Katie from NewWestGames after she read my harsh review of Sweet Volley High. Here... Well, I would surely like to hear what exactly she thought about my post, but this format is not really serious and detailed enough to be a great starting point for a coversation (I'm easily conactable of Fuwa, Twitter or through my blogs contact form BTW :>). 

On the other hand, if something can make a difference for the EVN market, I don't mind investing time in it. Plus, watching playthroughs of horrible EVNs is a major guilty pleasure of mine, so this wasn't much of a sacrifice. :] 

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