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  2. Sakura no Mori Dreamer Release

    Sounds like a genius move. Now I can just ctrl-skip all h-scenes without it being paused to make some weird choice I don't even care about.
  3. What are you playing?

    The only one I've read is the one on Steam, meaning the all ages release.
  4. Sakura no Mori Dreamer Release

    Some interesting options in this game. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6078/WZ1Cb5.png EDIT: No idea why, but images haven't been properly embedded for me these last few weeks.
  5. What are you playing?

    I mean, there are two versions of Tomoyo After. The original one, with the bad ending, and a second one with a new ending.
  6. What are you playing?

    Completed the final route in Dive 2, and with that, I have finally completed Baldr Sky after 2 months. Honestly, I could have completed it much sooner, but due to other commitments, I had to stall it for a long time (I was in Nanoha's route in Dive 1 before I stalled). Only managed to get back to it this week, and boy was it well worth it. Each moment didn't feel dull (except for Reminisce, since that was ,for the most part, slice-of-life), and my eyes were always glued to the screen. Non-spoiler review: I liked how this VN explores the possiblity of AI and humanity coexisting with one another. I haven't seen this concept done before, so it's pretty refreshing to read something like this. I also liked the pacing here, which is surprising considering that many >50h VNs have terrible pacing. However, the antagonists were pretty weak; one of them doesn't have much reason being the way he is other than the fact that he just likes demeaning people , while the other doesn't even show himself until the very last route. Spoiler review: Overall, a 9/10 for Dive 2. Thought I wouldn't like it that much since Dive 1 wasn't particularly outstanding, but I'm glad this wasn't the case for Dive 2. On a side note, I just realised I've only completed 2 VNs this year. If only my schedule this year wasn't this packed...
  7. Where japanese discuss visual novel?

    I remember 5ch prevents foreigner to go in, how did you access it?
  8. I am looking for any VN that's been translated that is high quality like Hapymaher or Wagamama High Spec in terms of image quality and story depth. Preferably in the school setting like almost all VNs except boy love. The only thing I've ever found in English was Otomaid Cafe. Any recommendations?
  9. What are you playing?

    Read Kyou after if you can be arsed to have standards
  10. Data extraction thread

    I am playing Wagamama High Spec and it uses XP3 file formats and I am just having the roughest time extracting the files. I used arc_unpack for my other VN Happymaher and it worked fine, but this one just won't extract proper files. I also used Crass and GARbro and I cannot get the files. With GARbro I can actually see the file names listed such as ev_ash_01_large.pimg but if I extract it as any image type it's broken and unreadable. I've looked up PIMG and found diddly. I would really like to be able to get into this games files for the images and I don't know where else to turn, please help me.
  11. What are you playing?

    It's not bad per se, but... [omitted for spoiler reasons]
  12. What are you playing?

    Bruh self spoiled rip.
  13. 1080P Vns

    Fault Milestone 1 is in 4K iirc.
  14. VNs with rap/hip hop aesthetic

    I think Lynne might have some of that grimy urban atmosphere, not sure if it's what you're after though lol since this would be a musical descendent at best - you can listen here https://sleepyagents.bandcamp.com/album/lynne-ost Beside the musical aspect, it's set in rundown, low class England and you can feel it. The graphics match as well.
  15. VNs with rap/hip hop aesthetic

    You want something like Samurai Champloo, Boondocks and Afro Samurai. Sadly, there are no other anime like them, much less visual novels. I've looked. I wanted to find something urban. I was born in the city so I love this kind of atmosphere. Concrete jungle. There is Collage. It uses real pictures, the story is decent and the soundtrack is nice, if not a bit repetitive - the songs are loops taken from the Internet. Not hip hop, though. Where did you find punk and heavy metal VNs? I know there is Kira Kira and that was awesome. I wasn't expecting Sex Pistols and Kamen Rider references (I also love tokusatsu). There's also Rock Robin but I haven't played it, and Love, Money and Rock 'n' Roll is not out yet. Your best bet would be waiting for an OELVN developer to create a hip-hop themed game. They have original and interesting ideas sometimes, you know? Maybe read graphic novels. I can't recommend any that fit the criteria but you should be able to find something via Google search.
  16. What are you playing?

    Completed Baldr Sky Dive 1, and currently in the midst of completing Dive 2 (left with one last route). Rain's my favorite character, so I was a little disappointed when I found out that her route was the first one (I always liked to save the best for last). Considering that Baldr Sky has an enforced route order, I really had no choice but to go in this order: Rain -> Nanoha -> Chinatsu. Now, on to each route. While Rain was my favorite character, considering that her route was the first, there were still way too many mysteries which were left dangling. Some of these mysteries get revealed in the second route, Nanoha, but I never really liked Nanoha, so her route's pretty much a miss to me. As for Chinatsu's route, however, this is where many important plot points start to get revealed, to the point I've already completed Aki's route and Makoto's route in Dive 2, but since I haven't completed the final route, I'll hold on to my review of Dive 2 until I complete it. Anyways, final score for Baldr Sky Dive 1: 8/10 P.S Gilbert feels like a Shinji clone with all that inferiority complex, and I'm also getting Guilty Crown vibes from Baldr Sky (Lost Christmas vs Gray Christmas).
  17. Well, it doesnt help that japanese women sounds horrible in bed either. I'm not sure if it's a widespread pedo thing to sound squeaky and young, or if it's just how they sound naturally. I feel bad for my cousin if it's the latter.
  18. If My Heart Had Wings Kira * Kira and Deardrops (has drama) Family Project -Kazoku Keikaku- (slice of life drama) Katawa Shoujo
  19. This thread has last seen activity in Dec 2019 so forgive me. I wanted to chime in. I remember seeing a visual novel that was about MMORPGs or something like that. I don't remember how it is called but it looked really good and I wish there was an English translation. I believe it was translated to Chinese. I'd really, really like to see a translation of Kintouka (https://vndb.org/v13882) I have no clue if this is any good but judging by the ratings, it is. Kintouka seems like a fairly normal yaoi story for once. The art style is beautiful as well. There's a lot of boys' love that is extreme, and I'm not always in the mood for that so it would be a nice change of pace. Comic Party (https://vndb.org/v177) is another one that was never translated. I have never read it but I read a review praising the game eons ago. The concept itself is rather interesting - the MC is a doujinshi creator. There are manga, anime and other visual novels with the same idea but I bet that in 1999 when this was conceived it was fresh.
  20. What are you playing?

    Alright, I just finished reading Kara no Shoujo's True Ending (and the whole game, throughout the weeks). It was... disappointing. I get that you are supposed to go read the second episode after that but still... I guess I was just expecting more. Maybe the fact that the normal endings were almost the same made me expect a different outcome for the true ending since the people that recommended me claimed it to be magnific. Part of me doesn't want to say that I disliked it because it didn't have a satisfying or happy ending: okay, maybe I am a little upset about that, but that's not really it. Anyways, this visual novel was amazing in a lot of ways, the only thing I could really do without was the unnecessary h-scenes... looking at you, Reiji. I guess I'll be reading the second episode soon! This time, with no expectations, I hope! The next I'll be finishing is Clannad but right after that will be time to continue 11eyes~! I'm only halfway through the common route but now that I am reading this for my personal vn book club, the progress will be much faster, hooray!
  21. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is as close as films get to denpa. And it actually has several significant similarities with one of my favorite denpa VNs, Sayonara wo Oshiete. Since its a silent film in public domain, I decided to upload a version that exclusively uses music from VNs. Weird as a concept it maybe, I think it turned out decently well. But maybe I'm just the weird one lol. Anyway, here's the link: If anyone is interested in watching this, let me know how many tracks you recognize. I'm be curious to know.
  22. Hi, so I'm trying to run this game on a potato with integrated graphics. Is it possible to bypass this error/startup check? I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Every time I start up the game, I get an error saying "Environment not supported. There is a possibility that it will not start up normally". It brings up a window with graphics settings but I can't click "OK" to proceed to the actual game. I found a thread on Steam about the same error (though with a different VN - Cross Channel) and someone said that you need to have a certain Windows update. I actually have it already. I can run If My Heart Had Wings fine, and it uses the same engine/system. If there's nothing I can do, then it's alright... I will try running DameKoi on another machine. *shrug*
  23. What are you playing?

    I mean, when it comes to romance, I guess they really are. But when it comes to being really interesting, I prefer the ones in LB haha man, LB's common route is utterly amazing, I never get tired of it! I... I mean, if you were in his shoes, would you not get paranoid? I personally like that he is such a realistic character. I mean, as someone very anxious, I would probably not yell like that but he is his own character, not a self-insert one Everyone has their own opinions tho haha my favorite aspect of Higurashi is Keiichi tbh I can relate to him a lot I wonder how bad Tomoyo After is... yikes :x
  24. One thing you need to keep in mind is that, while most companies have a specialty or a peculiar style, that style often morphs over time and a good portion of those companies will occasionally do something completely out of character. Moonstone is primarily a sappy charage company, but they produced Sakura no Mori Dreamers. Overdrive produced Bokuten. Light created Campus, which is essentially a charage company. Even Navel has been swaying back and forth between genres in recent years.
  25. Yeah, that's probably why. I've heard similar things about real life porn. Since I don't fit the main demographic for eroge, I actually like to see the protagonist in H scenes. Geh, I agree the moaning is awkward, especially if the scene is long. Doesn't matter if it's the girl or the boy, it's weird seeing a static CG and hearing non-stop moaning. Regarding Makoto's voice, yeah, it's a bit grating. I don't know why, but he sounded different to my ears in Shiny Days too. Like, really bad.
  26. I imagine it's because most players aren't very interested in looking at a dude in those situations. For the same reason, they often make the protagonist silent in h-scenes, even if he's voiced in the rest of the game.
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