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  1. 5 points
  2. I'm enjoying Island a lot more than I thought it would. I think that's the particular VN formula I enjoy the most- charamoeges with beautiful scenery that more importantly ultimately builds up to a greater plot. Probably why Rewrite is one of my top VNs. Island really keeps you guessing though. Is all the scientific hypothesis jargon really true, or is it all just some grand delusions from a bunch of wishful islander kids? The heroines are all great. Going off of my 5yearold Grisaia memories, Frontwing was always good at making heroines with top-notch-common-route-banteri
    5 points
  3. Well, from what I'm hearing I guess Island should be on my list. I guess I skipped over it in my "I bet the romance sucks, not going to play it" phase.
    3 points
  4. Fujoneko

    What are you playing?

    [Musicus!] Ozaki's Route This was a tough one. A pal of mine warned me I should read this in one sitting since I might lose my motivation to get back on it after and I tried, but I ended up reading this in three (not full) days. It wasn't bad: their relationship was good and I really liked the parallels between Ozaki and Kei, but the middle (and most of the route) was really REALLY slow and dragged. In the end, it was only a 6/10. If only they had shortened in the middle of the route, it would be enough for me to give it a 7/10. I sure hope this is the weakest route ---
    3 points
  5. Eclipsed

    What are you playing?

    Ok so, good first impressions on Island You play as Setsuna, an above average decent looking 5.3 rating guy who wakes up amnesiac on an Island. That's as cliche as it gets huh. Whew. Unfortunately, buddy, you ain't got nothing on Grisaia's Yuuji. Setsuna woke up feeling like he was in the middle of something important- a greater, save the world purpose perhaps- and there are immediate hints that this VN could be dealing with time travel and destiny and whatnot. Oo la la, didn't really expect that. Of course, this could all be a big ol' red herring and all the ta
    3 points
  6. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 21886/43896 Editing: 13441/43896
    3 points
  7. [Musicus!] This week I'm playing Musicus! I think I only played one vn focused on music so far, so I'm really looking forward to it! First impressions Positive The writing flows so well! I don't know if it's because I've been reading "meh" VNs or what, but I could read this for hours and not feel tired. The music AND THE SONGS, holy moly. I love the BGM, it fits so much and I was expecting actual songs, but I wasn't expecting to love them this much! I guess I'll be searching for them later on... The characters: so far they are pretty darn interesting and capt
    3 points
  8. I have been wondering about this issue for a long time. As the number of Black otaku continues to rise every year, there are bound to be an increasing number of Black nerds that want the same ability as their Japanese and White counterparts in being able to consume media featuring main characters that look like them, in terms of skin color, hair or implied ethnicity. Since Japanese people too are very open and unapologetic in wanting to enjoy mediums with relatable self-insert protagonists that share their ethnicity and skin color as evidenced by the sheer number of blank-state or bland J
    2 points
  9. Finished some VN's so I guess it's time to write a few words about them. 9-nine-:Episode 4 was the grand finale of the 9-nine- series. This part felt significantly darker than the previous entries. It's impressive how some characters that might appear all nice and friendly on the outside, can reveal a pitch black darkness inside of them. Even the protagonist himself could get pretty scary when driven into a corner. The writer could without any doubt also write a pure horror VN. That said, the romance part with Noa was probably the weakest of the four and also felt a bit forced
    2 points
  10. Manaka

    Hello nyanyone o.o/

    Hello, I'm Manaka and after some years of "yeah I know that site but" I decided to join the club. I did try some visual novel sometimes in the past but only lately I was able to fully enjoy the genre o.o/ My first experience was with Honey coming ( royal sweet ed.) just for the lewds, indeed I wanna re-play it when possible. After that episode, I left the genre apart for some times and retry with "World end economica" because I'm a Spice&Wolf fanboy but I wasn't able to even finish the first episode. That was a hard hit for me. Some time passed and I push the start button of
    2 points
  11. Name's Mehnot. Having started reading VNs roughly a couple years ago, I'm not completely new to the medium, neither am I particularly knowledgeable. Fool that I am, I have never bothered to keep track of things with a VNDB account or anything of the sort, but I'd estimate my number of read VNs to be above 50 and under 100 Among those I'd believe they are included most of the highly acclaimed, translated mainstream classics, so currently I'm looking for a place to dig in deeper and buddies to discuss this sorta niche hobby with, which brings me here. Thanks for having me and see you
    2 points
  12. Sharing maplexman's post on r/visualnovels here: Hello r/visualnovels community. We decided to do a thing. AMVs and MADs in general tend to not get much traction in views and attention, sad really. That's why this post will drag itself from existence for you nerds to stuff yourselves with. All MADs listed have participated in a competitive event in some form or is from a well-known high level editor. Although some may love to embrace spoilers, remember that many of the MADs listed can have spoilers in some shape or form, so you are warned
    2 points
  13. So, as expected, now I'm progressing much faster with a TLC - even though I can't do it everyday, I already reached 42% (finished 7th chapter)
    2 points
  14. Smaller indie VNs sometimes already do that by letting you customize your MC in various ways, like giving them a darker skin tone or changing gender, but it comes with the cost of them not showing up in CGs and dialogue/story being generic enough to not clash with any possible configuration. I don't self-insert very much so for me the bland or invisible protagonists detract from my enjoyment. I'd indeed take a protagonist that is very much unlike myself, like a woman or a black person, over an empty shell any day. The curious part of your question is that I'm not sure how to interpret the
    2 points
  15. First off, let me just say that I love reading your posts. They actually serve as a great recap for me, as a person who tends to forget a lot of details from VNs I haven't read in a while. As for Island, I enjoyed it a lot back when I read it, and I'm glad to see it getting some more appreciation. The only thing I wasn't entirely satisfied with was how
    2 points
  16. ....I finished Island. Goddamn, I haven't been this emotionally attached to a cast of characters in a looong time. Specifically the love tale between Setsuna and Rinne. It's just so fabulously romantic, everlasting love that transcends the boundaries of time... Sorry Sara and Karen, these two heroines get absolutely shafted in the grand scheme of things, but it worked in my favor anyways cuz I just ADORE Rinne. Unfortunately can't say much without instantly getting into SPOILERS, but yeah, once I got into winter I was hooked until the end. Random highlight reel (ULTIMATE SPOILER
    2 points
  17. [Musicus!] Act II (I'm typing this as I'm playing it, and I had to turn off Kaneda's voice because I just couldn't stand it, ugh. He got even more annoying real fast.) Okay, I finished it. It's official, I'm dropping this. This act was... fine. Act I was fun and all, but after that it was just painful to keep reading - it's a shame, I was expecting so much more :((( ---- After this, I'll finally be able to make progress with Maggot Baits, so at least I'm excited for that!
    2 points
  18. Today I reached 23% mark on TLC. I think that from now on, as I go on, I should be able to gradually go faster, because it was the beginning chapters that were the biggest mess.
    2 points
  19. Just making this post about the localisation announcement for the newest Ace Attorney game. Whether this is a Visual Novel or Game, eh, this includes a story mode where the game plays itself so let's say it's a Visual Novel then
    2 points
  20. Sadly I got interrupted by life again... But I'll try to get back to it as soon as possible.
    2 points
  21. Sad to hear, and going by your page, seems like the incomplete two routes are for the red-haired girls that I was looking forward to? Ah well. Thanks for all your work Ittaku! & Editors!
    2 points
  22. Yeah, and that's mostly what it is, but the route I mentioned stands out from the rest. I've read all of Overdrive's other VNs, and this route is quite possibly the darkest thing they've written, even compared to Bokuten. If anyone here wants to know what happens in the route without having to read it themselves, I can try doing a summary. There will be heavy spoilers, obviously. I doubt this summary alone does it justice, since the writing and music are what truly gives this route its dark ambience. In any case, despite how depressing this part of the game may be, I still don't
    2 points
  23. Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai Summary Kawakami City is famous for its strong dedication to its samurai ancestors. A strong fighting spirit is always valued and it's even an important factor in succeeding in school there. Yamato, a second year student from Kawakami Highchool is always with his close friends (4 boys and 3 girls). They have known each other since they were young and have done loads of things together. They have many other friends, but this seven people is a close-knit group, they even have a secret base where they meet... With the new semester, they welcome
    2 points
  24. Ooooooh man, I'm so glad you recommended me this, it would be so easy to miss with those tags and an average rating. Can't say how good of an adaptation it is, but it is definitely the most gentle and heart-warming power fantasy anime I've ever seen. Four episodes in it might lack depth a little bit and I'm not sure whether it can get much further without going stale if it doesn't introduce some kind of meaningful conflict... But it made me smile pretty much all the way through. I even like the way it introduces romantic tension, with the protagonist being a tiny bit clueless but quickly adapt
    1 point
  25. bakauchuujin

    Hello nyanyone o.o/

    Having read about 15 VNs based on anime the Date a Live one is in my opinion the best of the visual novels based in anime so ye I would probably go for that one, not only due it it being more easily accessible but also the higher quality.
    1 point
  26. No reason in particular, other things simply got in the way and I threw me out of my watching habits... But I really do not like leaving stuff unfinished, so I was going to come back to it one day and now that I saw the reviews, it would be a crime not to do so. :3
    1 point
  27. Quite happy with the current style of Roadwarden’s icons. : ) A fistful of icons - 6 of the newer items and a reminder how does the inventory look like in the game. : )
    1 point
  28. Man, please don't... This is so cringe. You're turning a good idea into this weird social activism exercise that will appeal only to people that are already in your narrow niche and scare off everyone else. The indie VN community in the West is already very progressive. It doesn't need this virtue signalling and if you think there's some forms of diversity/representation that are too rare, remedy that by action (making your VN the way you feel is appropriate) and promoting games that already fit it (I assure you, if you look at game jams such as NaNoRenO or Yuri Game Jam and commercial project
    1 point
  29. https://www.offgamers.com/game-card/game-point/johren-credits-global So if you wanted to buy visual novels like Meteor World Actor or Megasuki games that are limited to Johren store, and are unable/prefer not to use credit card directly on Johren, you can now buy them through this method.
    1 point
  30. Fairly open I guess? If I can be open to Japanese protagonists why wouldn't I be open to black protagonists mind?
    1 point
  31. I see, so it lets you modify other files but not the text... Here's a different option: 1) Make a copy of the (extracted) scenario folder. 2) Modify the text files in that folder. 3) Now repack the entire scenario folder as a xp3 file and name it scenario.xp3. 4) Replace the scenario.xp3 file in the game folder. Also, if you still have the patch with the translated files, delete it. If that doesn't work, send me a PM.
    1 point
  32. Hi, folks! This month, I turned my writing focus towards Nozomi's story paths. Her long-neglected second storyline, beginning when Kyou suggests Nozomi act like a zombie, has had some significant work done to it after having been essentially broken for so many months. There's a lot more that needs doing, but we're off to a decent start, I reckon. A couple of alternate endings have also been written for Nozomi's original path, Trance, which result from a choice made towards the end of the storyline. If you go looking for them, the latest flowchart guide will help you out if you're hav
    1 point
  33. No "continue voice on click" option.
    1 point
  34. It works. For future reference for anyone who finds this thread: If you get errors about missing DLLs then the easiest solution is to compile it manually. Install Visual Studio tools and use a command like `cl.exe plt.cpp /std:c++latest` to generate the EXE. Drag the plt files onto the exe. The PLT files must be in the same directory as the exe and must be renamed to contain no strange characters.
    1 point
  35. Finally: first version of a tool that lets you edit the scripts. As always, you can find the release here. It is designed to doing a little bit more than just editing dialog texts in the future (maybe...), but for now the thing you want to do is: Open the .scn file you want to edit (they contain the texts and are stored under dat/<your-language>/ui/scn/) Click on "Dialogs" > "Export..." to export them into a JSON file. Edit them to you desire Open the same .scn file in the SceneEditor again (if you closed it meanwhile) Click "Dialogs" > "Import" and se
    1 point
  36. Today I resumed my TLC work, pushing progress counter from 7 to 10%
    1 point
  37. Looking for a visual novel from the past 10 years.... I know it sounds like a long shot but here is to hoping someone with remember it or point me in the right direction. The visual novel I remember was a about a male student, maybe 16-17 years old, falling in love with his female teacher. Depending on your dialogue choices, there were multiple endings, one of which was a sad ending, something like the teacher dying. It had really nice art. I dont remember it being like hentai/sexual. It was more about romance. Thanks for any help. I have tried to find it on the VNDB, but I struggle
    1 point
  38. Larxe1

    What are you playing?

    Yeah, Yamato's domination in H-scenes were kinda iffy and sometimes he felt like a rapist which is off-putting, I forgot that side of him lol. I guess I just like sly characters in general though. Just kinda wished Shaon had more personality traits or something that made him stand out
    1 point
  39. Okay, sure. You don't need to know anything about C++, that's why I deliver the binaries. They are regular .exe files, you can just download and execute them. They are command line tools, so you need to use them in the command line (no shit). I suppose you are using Windows, so here is a short introduction: The easiest option to open the command line at a desired location is probably the following: open the file explorer, navigate into the folder where the .exe file (and the target .bin files) are located and then just type "cmd.exe" in the address field. This will open you a command
    1 point
  40. Seraphim

    What are you playing?

    Honestly, I think this is the first song in Japanese that I've genuinely liked to the point where I could see myself listening to it outside of the game. In case anyone wants to know what it sounds like, here it is:
    1 point
  41. Well, since Marko is MIA, it's up to me to do the updates. And get back on the project I guess. Anyway... As you might have noticed, someone uploaded a restoration patch for the Vita version of the game. Initially we were planning on cooperating with him to port said patch to the PC version. However it came to light that this patch used machine translation, thus we will not use it on this project. It was too good to be true, I guess. Regarding the project itself: Yuuki's H-scenes are 100% translated and edited, and the patch was supposed to drop this month. However, we found a bug pr
    1 point
  42. Suisei is one of those talents that particularly make me appreciate Hololive. A girl that was rejected in multiple idol agency for "lacking focus" (meaning she could sing, play instruments, draw...) and maybe wouldn't ever get into show-business without v-tubing... Pretty absurd considering what she does today and how most "actual" idols sound when they try to sing live. Quite like with Calliope, who worked two jobs on top of her rapping to get by in Japan and could barely manage to make music, it just feels right to see her getting some love and success in this formula.
    1 point
  43. Original Fakku forum release: Thanks to the help from a kind benefactor, I acquired the Steam release. Steam users can now y o r o k o b e. Figuring out how the Steam release worked was such a damn pain. Not much was updated, apart from a few thousand scene seek thumbnails. Mainly giving Steam users some love. MAITETSU 18+ RESTORATION PATCH v1.3 7-10-2018 MAITETSU 18+ STEAM RESTORATION PATCH v1.3 7-10-2018 Maitetsu WIP Decensor patch thread The main issues I was dealing with while making that patch that mo
    1 point
  44. After parsing through so many confusing threads and websites, I finally figured it out. I couldn't find a thorough guide that actually helped my situation, so I'm going to record all of my steps here in case other frustrated newbies in search of answers happen to stumble upon this thread. Hopefully they won't have to dig through multiple threads with vague answers and/or random websites in Mandarin. *Note: This guide assumes that the game you are working with is not encrypted, the scenario files are .ks and not .scn, the language you are translating the game into has characters that are s
    1 point
  45. I've just finished Ebi-Hime's Blackberry Honey and it was... Painful. Part of it it was because I was busy last week and could only play the game in short bursts, which made it feel like even more of a slog, but it was still the slowest VN I've ever read. If got me hooked at some point, but Ebi herself wrote in the post-credits note that the idea was originally for a short yuri nukige and was re-written multiple times, before becoming a 10-hour kinetic novel. And it shows - the whole plot could be summarized in like 10 sentences without skipping any significant detail. It was written in nice p
    1 point
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