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  1. 10 points
    So I'm sure most of you have realized by now that I've finished translating the main story . Never had I translated something faster than any other parts of the story, also because I knew that I was at the last stretch at least for the main story. So now, all that's left is translating the side stories/appendix stories. I will be translating the side stories while the rest of my team handle the editing and QC of the main story, so chances are, I might finish translating the side stories as well before they finished their editing and QC of the main story. My original plan was to release another partial patch covering just Saint Irene's chapter and fixes for Eris' chapter, but seeing that I'm done translating the main story, I might hold out until we're done with everything, including the side stories. But yeah, either way, milestone achieved! Yay!
  2. 9 points
    Markovich

    Noratoto - 18+ Restoration Project

    A shame Jack has to leave, but real life takes priority so it's understandable. Anyway, I'll be taking over as main editor and project leader of the restoration, and right away I'll be making some changes: We will do two patches: One with the original translation + H-scenes, and another doing a TLC pass for the whole game. After reading it for a bit, I realized right away that the base translation is atrocious and the inaccuracies are abundant, so we've decided to go the IMHHW route and do a TLC pass over the whole game. This game DESERVES a proper translation, and not the butchered version TokyoToon/Harukaze shat out. But we also decided to split said TLC effort from the H-scenes patch, so as to not make people wait for it (it would make me happy if you did, though). There will be some style changes too: We will use present tense for the narration. The great majority of visual novels are written in present tense because they're meant to be seen from the eyes of the protagonist, and while I do agree that past tense does look a bit better than present tense if done properly, in this case it was obviously NOT done properly, and I don't believe myself good enough to try. Regarding Noratoto 2: The hacker said he'll start working on it, but I don't want to get ahead of ourselves. This project's been going slow but steady, so let's not rush it. The translation's been stalled for a bit because our TL has been sick, but we should start picking up speed again soon. So yeah, the H-scene patch is still months away, but we WILL see this restoration done.
  3. 8 points
    Fiddle

    More Santa Hats for your Avatars

    Alright, boners, you know the drill. It's December, so select one of the Santa hats below and I'll add it to your avatar to the best of my ability. Or you can stop being lazy and do it yourself. If you don't select a number, you're subjecting your avatar to my artistic whims. Rules: Make sure your current avatar hasn't already been Santified last year or a year before that. You can make a special request or ask for a Santa hat you found somewhere on the Interwebs, but it might be difficult to implement on your avatar. (Translation: I might be too lazy to accommodate your request.) Some avatars won't look very good with a Santa hat, either because the Santa hat is cut off from view or for other reasons. I probably won't be able to do animated avatars. If you get a Santa hat from me, I'll save your original avatar somewhere and @ you after Christmas to remind you that it's time to de-Santify your avatar. For every day beyond liturgical Christmas in which your Santa hat is still on your avatar, I will be mildly enraged.
  4. 8 points
    Fiddle

    More Santa Hats for your Avatars

    You are all fools!
  5. 8 points
    Another day, another big brain post by ange. It's not exactly a bad thing for a hobby to be more closed off than others. There are plenty of VN communities. How about writing a book/manga/LN??? Yeah, well, that's what fan translation means, dude. Hello??? I think they're partially at fault for this. They could announce games only when they're closer to completion, not run update blogs, and not create things like discord servers where they're more easily exposed to toxicity. I imagine it's the same for something like anime. Anyhow who studies Translation will have their teachers tell them that literary translation pays the least. It's just the way things are. Not sure about this either. There are plenty of decent EVNs which are recognized by the community. But there's also a ton of games that are simply amateurish and sometimes try too hard to be Japanese. This is BS. There is more stuff being released nowadays than ever before. I've talked with several Japanese learners who say that if VNs were translated at the same pace as they are now back when they started, they would never have started learning Japanese. Had to re-read this a couple times to actually understand what you were trying to get at. Honestly, tell me what matters most: the amount of people you can talk to, or the quality of the discussions? I am completely fine with sharing my opinions with a restrict group of friends, though now and then I feel the urge to write a review or two. Perhaps you're the one at fault since you seem to enjoy sharing every little opinion you have with the wide world.
  6. 8 points
    Hello everyone, I'm back with a small update. The biggest (and only) news this time is we have found an image editor: hubb2001! XD We will continue to look for image editor though, since there are a lot of images. So if you want to lend us your help, please post in this thread or send me a message. Any help is appreciated ^^. The full patch will only be truly 'full' when all the images are edited, so that won't be released anytime soon. But I may release another partial patch in the near future. I'll try to include all the translated text into this patch ^^. Well, that's about it for now. Thank you for reading and see you next time ^^.
  7. 7 points
    Kiriririri

    Are they really over 18?

    As there are some games where heroines are literally kindergartners, it is safe to say that the Japanese heroines must be over 18 in high school, or even in middle school, because they graduate from kindergarten after they are 18.
  8. 7 points
    There is a phenomenon that a lot of people don't account for... the fact that a large portion of eroge players can't get it up for uncensored material. The mosaics become more sexy than the underlying artwork *Clephas happens to be one of these*
  9. 7 points
    I see the real suffering are the friends I made along the way
  10. 7 points
    this is because vns are bad remove vns and everything goes well
  11. 6 points
    Since ceasing VN of the Month, I've been slowly recovering from my years of over-reading VNs, the vast majority of them ones I normally wouldn't have taken an interest in. While I still play VNs regularly, I do so at a slower pace, reading more conventional literature and playing normal games as much as I do them. I recently began to regain some of my VN stamina (though I will never get back to where I was), and I've found that even the SOL VNs I choose to play are far less stressful than before. It is nice to reconfirm that I truly love VNs, after so many years playing far too many charage threatened to make me hate them. However, I've also noticed that I am far less tolerant of obvious blunders and poor choices on the part of writers, regardless of genre. When something touches on my pet peeves, I immediately drop the VN, and I lose all urge to play it, often for months after. This was the case with Sorceress Alive and it is also the case with Raillore to Ryakudatsusha (dameningen protagonists with no interesting or redeeming traits are one of my pet peeves). On the other hand, my stamina for 'sweetness' and 'ichaicha' in a VN has recovered somewhat, and I can play a route in a charage with no troubles... However, I no longer desire to play any routes other than that of my favorite heroine. I used to mechanically run through all the heroines in a VN without hesitation or slowing down, but now I only go for the one or two heroines that interest me, ignoring the others entirely. This change in my own behavior leaves me somewhat bemused, though I can see where it comes from rationally. I simply got tired of plowing through huge numbers of boring heroines that almost buried the good ones, lol.
  12. 6 points
    Maggot Baits is something of a Holy Grail of dark eroge, highly anticipated guro fans within the Western VN community and often hyped as possibly the greatest achievement of the company that produced it, Clock Up. As one the most gruesome VNs ever produced, and quite likely the most brutal one ever brought to the West, it contains dozens upon dozens of violent sex scenes, all accompanied by intricate CGs, with small variations in them so numerable that they sum to nearly 2500 unique illustrations. All of that placed in a highly-unique, modern-fantasy setting populated by amazingly-crafted characters and tackling interesting philosophical and religious topics. While it’s pretty much the furthest possible thing from what I usually write about on this blog, few games intrigued me as much as this one, particularly after my inconsistent, but extremely interesting experience with Clock Up’s another famous title, euphoria. Everything I’ve heard about Maggot Baits suggested that it was both more extreme and overall better than studio’s other bestseller, and after reading it to completion, I felt the need to share my thoughts about it in detail. Both because it’s a pretty fascinating case of strengths and pitfalls of this breed of eroge, and to warn those interested in it as a piece of storytelling – while in many ways an incredible achievement, this game is extremely hard to recommend for a “normie” reader such as myself. Why is that exactly? Before I go into story details, it’s most important to deal with Maggot Baits’ greatest issue – its structure and general storytelling formula. This game is, at its core, a guro nukige and it’s incredibly dedicated to this template. It throws h-scenes at you at very consistent intervals, disregarding whatever might be going on in the story and sacrificing any sense of pacing or tension so it can constantly offer a new piece of violent hentai. Quite often, the scenes are not important for, or even directly connected to what’s happening in the plot, pretty much pausing the whole narrative to insert a new piece of fanservice. In this, it goes even further than euphoria, which did a much better job intertwining its scenes with the story and had a bit more restraint in the most dramatic and meaningful parts of the plot. Maggot Baits even goes to the length of adding a major side-branch in the first chapter of the story, which is nothing but 3-4 hours of futanari porn leading to a bad ending. All of it narratively empty and pretty much derailing your experience if you expect any kind of interesting reveals or a meaningful conclusion within it. I still don’t understand why it was a part of the main story, and especially inserted so early in the game, before you build any connection to the characters involved or can understand the full implications of what is happening in those scenes. Read the full article at evnchronicles.blogspot.com
  13. 6 points
    meru

    Lamunation Release

    Thanks to everyone who has bought the game! The release is going really well so far!! Regarding the price, we set it so low for two reasons. 1) As adamstan said, we're hoping to appeal to the Chinese market, as well as to more casual fans/newbies to visual novels who are more likely to buy at a lower price point. 2) We ported the game to a new engine, which meant some of the QOL features had to be cut from the original version, so we thought it was fair to reduce the price accordingly. If anyone has any questions, drop them here and I'll do my best to answer
  14. 6 points
    Iria

    Irianovel!?

    Yes
  15. 6 points
    cleans off dust Ahem, okay folks, what's uuuuuuup?!?!?! MaggieP is in da building!!! It's been a whole while, and while I still didn't graduated from my position of elusive shiny pokémon in the early gens just yet and I am very much still quite busy to handle multiple communities together with gacha, I decided to drop here this fine day to at least give you guys a big hello then a big bye and go my way. And while I'm here why not we chat and catch up over average quality tea? Do tell me what happened around these parts aside from the big warning of doom from Tay in the front page. I'm seeing new faces, new medals, new mods, and the same old shit all around, so whatever more did I miss? Do give me your worst barely intelligible tl;dr k thx bye* *This still isn't the big bye I mentioned yet, rest assured.
  16. 5 points
    meru

    Lamunation Release

    It would have been nice to just stick with Siglus, but the cost of the license was prohibitive. One of the main things we had to forfeit is the Twitter integration, which was a fun gimmick in the original version. Other than that, we've had to scale back some of the menu options such as skipping back a line or changing opacity of the text box. Of course these are things that could be implemented in Kirikiri with enough time and resources, but the cost was out of the scope of this project. Still, I think the game looks great and functions well, especially for this price point Edit// I just saw that Wildbreed responded above, and their post answers most of the questions! Thanks! ^^
  17. 5 points
    meru

    Lamunation Release

    We made it!!! The game is out now on Steam as well as Mangagamer, JAST, and Denpasoft. Enjoy!!!!!!
  18. 5 points
    But we could also be getting rid of the mosaic covering the penis, and that is the exciting part!
  19. 5 points
    Website | Tumblr | Twitter | Discord | Itch | Lemmasoft | VNDB Download the full game on itch.io: https://pinlin.itch.io/darknights ♦ Game info ♦ Commercial or free? Free Release date? 31 October 2019 Screensize: 1280 x 720 Genre: Mystery, fantasy, romance, horror, psychological Rate: 16+ for violence, blood and suggestive themes There are 3 different type endings per route. Romantic End | Normal End | Death End ♦ Features ♦ ♦ 4 routes, each with a unique storyline ♦ 16 possible endings, 4 per storyline ♦ At least 10 hours playtime - 60,000 - 70,000 words per storyline. Total 270,608 words ♦ 8+ side characters, vary per route. ♦ 60 CG art/20+ cut scenes ♦ 60 Original background art ♦ 40 Original soundtracks ♦ 29 Achievements ♦ Opening video ♦ Bonus material ♦ Story ♦ The protagonist is student who has no goals in life. She lives in a calm village and grows bored of the environment. Despite her potentials, she doesn’t work to develop them. Suddenly disappearances occur in the village. At the same time the protagonist meets new faces. It is suspected that a new resident is possibly involved in the events. The protagonist chooses one to investigate. From there the plot separates in four different story lines. Along the story she realizes what is important to her and discovers new things about her environment. The story is told through moving sprites, original background art, unique illustrations and original soundtracks. Despite the title, Dark Night’s world is vibrant with visuals. The story appears to be slice of life, but it quickly gets down to its true color. ♦ Main characters ♦ Miyoko (can be changed): The heroine (you) in this story. A strong, badass and intelligent daredevil. Junoru: Just like his appearance, he is a real gentle man. He always speaks in a polite manner and is kind to the heroine. On the other hand his expression always carries a little bit of sadness. He is often absent-minded, which makes the heroine wonder what he is thinking about. Kurato: A strange guy who suddenly appear in front of the heroine's house. After a few incidents and misunderstandings, he is labeled as a stalker. Despite his cheerful personality, the heroine suspect his true intentions are different. Sachiro: He is a little shy around new people, but keeps his friendly attitude. He is often seen alone during night. Somehow he disappears exactly when the murders occur. He may not look harmful, but what is hidden behind this innocent face? Zeikun: Blunt and straight forward character. He prefers to be alone and often chases others away. Despite his cold attitude, he saves the heroine on the verge of death. Since he avoids questions, the heroine thinks he is hiding something. ♦ Art ♦ ♦ Questions for you ♦ Which route was did you and play and which did you enjoy the most? Share your thoughts of: - Writing/story - Visuals - Music/sound - Game mechanics - Characters/overall experience ♦ Solo project ♦ Story, sprite art, bg art, cg art, GUI and programming are done by myself. I worked with a few composers to create original soundtracks and sound effects. This game will NOT have voice acting. It may change my mind depending on how much support this project gets.
  20. 5 points
    Unfortunately, risk of disappointment--or even project implosion--is part of the crowdfunding experience. Never back more than you're willing to see disappear with nothing to show for it. Don't back companies you don't trust. Don't back with any expectation of timelines being met or delays being properly communicated. Companies have no obligation to refund your money if you aren't satisfied. If you have concerns about any of the above, you shouldn't be pledging in the first place. That said, clearly Sol Press is in pretty dire straits if a few thousand dollars is more important to them than their company's reputation. It sounds like their main concern right now is stopping the bleeding rather than long-term health.
  21. 5 points
  22. 4 points
    Seraphim88

    /cast Revive @ Sprite

    'Tis a glorious day, for Sprite has announced that they will resume operations! They mention that they want to work on Aokana EXTRA2, and I assume this means the Aokana sequel might be resurrected as well. So, without further ado, let's Announcement (in Japanese)
  23. 4 points
    Taisho x Alice was sadly remembered in the western otomege fandom for one of the worst otome localizations disasters. It read like garbage, had several bugs and it featured amateur english voice acting as if reading engrish wasn't enough. It failed so spectacularly the localization didn't even get past episode 1 out of 3. Well, thankfully tbh. Still, the damage was there and for a long time we believed we would never see a proper localization of this cute fairy tale reimagination in the west. Until now. Primula (TaiAli developer) decided to give english audiences one more chance, complete in a multilanguage package with japanese and chinese options to boot! Rejoice folks as Taisho x Alice episode 1 is now available on steam with a proper translation (translator this time around is our precious verdelish and from what I read from her previous VN translations it's likely top notch)! Episode 1 have only 2 heroes but they have full proper routes. The rest is in episodes 2 and 3, coming soon if episode 1 sells well enough. It's not always we get second chances in VN localization scene so let's say one huge thank you to Primula and support if you can and if you dig cute otomes! *points to strong female protagonist tag in VNDB, hint, hint* DISCLAIMER: sadly I wasn't paid for this promotion, I did it out of hype alone.
  24. 4 points
    Nandemonai

    Are they really over 18?

    There is a group, kinda sorta in between the ESRB and a Standards & Practices body, called SoFuRin / EOCS. Like the ESRB, it was formed in response to political pressure. Game developers would agree to abide by their restrictions and for awhile, all the major VN makers were members. This body actually standardized the way the schools are described, and it used generic words that don't imply anything about the age of the students, and it mandated not discussing the issue. (It also banned real incest for awhile, but that was eventually relaxed. This is why so many games did pseudo-incest, where protag-kun is adopted or bangs all his step-sisters or what have you.) This is wrong. It depends on what jurisdiction you're in, and the Miller Test (the controlling law in the area) has a lot of stuff but it essentially boils down to 'if it turns the stomach of the jury you're going to be convicted'.
  25. 4 points
    Uploaded a new video of my Visual Novel Monthly Recap if people wanna see a summary of VN-related news announced during last month.
  26. 4 points
    Fiddle

    Where's Our Santa Hats?

    I was busy yesterday, and I will be somewhat busy today and tomorrow, but I'll probably start another topic today regardless. Also, YOUR SAME AVATAR GOT A SANTA HAT LAST YEAR, YOU NINCOMPOOP
  27. 4 points
    Kiriririri

    Irianovel!?

    Yes You should have also used !? instead of ?!
  28. 4 points
    Zakamutt

    Irianovel!?

    Yes
  29. 4 points
    MaggieROBOT

    Irianovel!?

    Yes
  30. 4 points
    Give feedback on new feature here: https://vndb.org/t13136
  31. 4 points
    I was basically an all-around tester. I had to make sure there were no big bugs and was essentially another editor (looking for grammar/text issues). I made some blogs posts to show a little insight on how a project like this may work from a QC standpoint. This isn't meant to throw shade at the translators/programmers for making a mistake. In fact, making mistakes is expected in software development (and probably translations) and I kinda just want to show how I personally found and presented the issues to the programmer/translator before they fixed it. I posted these on /r/IMHHW (which coincidentally is where you can find the latest patch for both the MoeNovel/Steam version and the Japanese version of the VN): Entry #1 - Basics, Explanations, Being a Second Editor, All in the Details: https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/dctt60/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_1/ Entry #2 - Actual "Blocker" bugs and being on the current correct Dev Patch: https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/ddtxp2/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_2/ Entry #3 - One line of text going over engine's character limit can mess up a scene's worth presentation of names, lines, and voice clips: https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/dm24xf/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_3/ Entry #4 - Odd CG Disappearance and Engine not liking % symbol: https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/dnhxir/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_4/ Entry #5 - Accidental copy pastes caused lines to have a completely incorrect translations: https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/dosdqg/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_5/ Entry #6 - Having to ask for context to make sure a line was spoken correctly https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/dq6xlj/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_6/ Entry #7 - Keeping terms, names and ellipses consistent: https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/drl007/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_7/ Entry #8 - Amane's route epilogue movie text was kind of a hassle (spoilers): https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/dt3xkl/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_8/ Entry #9 - Even the TL notes needs QCing!: https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/dunjrn/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_9/ Entry #10 - The Steam/MoeNovel version of the patch almost didn't happen https://www.reddit.com/r/IMHHW/comments/dvouz5/konosora_retranslation_qc_findings_blog_entry_10/
  32. 4 points
    Clephas

    New Project + Recruitment

    I'll give you the same advice I give any and all new VN fantl groups. Pick something short and easy for your first project. It is tempting to answer a fan wishlist or fan demand, but VN translation is completely different from anime or manga translation, both in difficulty and in length.
  33. 4 points
    First of all, watch your language, that's the second time you've done this in this thread. If you want to actually explain your point, go ahead, but if you're just here to insult people, you might as well just refrain from posting. To reiterate my point, Harukaze wanting to create an all-ages brand does not change what they have already released in the past under their current label. So, them releasing an old IP, Noratoto, in the west 18+ would not change anything. It's exactly the same game, and anyone actually googling the game will find the 18+ content anyways. It's an eroge, after all. In other words, their all-ages re-brand and their release of Noratoto could absolutely have been separate things, done under the two different brands. And since it has already been stated directly by their partners that the reason for the censored release was voice license costs, it's very obvious that this was just a move done to save money, not specifically a move done tactically along with this re-branding.
  34. 4 points
  35. 3 points
    The long wait is coming to an end! The Steam page for Baldr Sky is finally live. After the announcement at AX2016 it seem that we are finally getting close. Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/741140/Baldr_Sky/ And this release is going to combine both Baldr Sky Dive1 “Lost Memory” and Baldr Sky Dive2 “Recordare”. Earlier this year it has been said that Sekai Project is aiming for a release in 2019 so finger crossed that it still happens this month. Opening for Baldr Sky Dive1 “Lost Memory” For those that haven't heard of Baldr Sky other the years, it is highly acclaimed work that mixes VN storytelling with an action gameplay system. Here is an example of the gameplay: And Sekai Project descirbes the game on their Steam page as follows: The translation was done (in part?) by Steiner (https://twitter.com/DistantValhalla) While Doddler (https://twitter.com/The_Doddler) worked on the technical side and even implemented achievements Now to address the elephant in the room. Baldr Sky was an 18+ release in Japan an never had an All Age release, but so far Sekai Project hasn't said anything about an 18+ release or a patch so for now I think it is unlikely that we get those. If this changes I am going to update this post. Having said that I am pretty hyped about Baldr Sky since it is on of those VNs that have always been talked about and been highly praised by those that read the Japanese version. The cyberpunk setting seems like something I would really enjoy and it's pretty rare in the VN space, so I am going to buy whether it gets an 18+ release or not.
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    ittaku

    Are they really over 18?

    You must be new around here...
  38. 3 points
    Ranzo

    Are they really over 18?

    Next thing you're gonna ask is if people under 18 actually avoid adult content because of the disclaimer
  39. 3 points
    Clephas

    Favorite Romance Pairing

    While I'm fine with yuri on occasion, my preference is for the standard relationship types (female dominant or male dominant is fine). Generally speaking, I don't have a strong attachment to romance as a plot element in general, though... so if there are no h-scenes, I can even play shounen ai, lol.
  40. 3 points
    There were few EVNs in the last few years that I’ve seen seriously hyped up by other VN fans and brought to my attention through multiple recommendations and positive reviews – particularly beyond titles by a handful of relatively well-known and respected creators such as ebi-hime. The game I’ll be writing about today, Soundless -A Modern Salem in Remote Area-, is one of such exceptions, enthusiastic opinions about which intrigued me to a major degree, even though it ended up being two years before I finally picked it up. And this is not where the curious and unusual things about it end: this freeware visual novel was released in late 2017 by a small circle under the name of Milk+ and is heavily influenced by the denpa subgenre of horror – one reliant on distortion of reality and chains of bizarre events, true meaning of which is usually hidden under multiple layers of mystery. It mimics extremely well the visual style and climate of the early 2000s’ Japanese games, offering a now rarely-seen call-back to parts of visual novel history highly nostalgic to many fans. And thankfully, there’s a lot more to it than just the interesting stylisation and riding on memories of the past… Read the full article at evnchronicles.blogspot.com
  41. 3 points
    Here's My Fair Princess Walkthrough: Rin *Take the Script of Joy *Go with him *Leave it to her *Open your eyes *Stay behind *I'll take care of it *I'll carry this *Look somewhere else *Don't ---(common route end) *Have a small chit-chat *Let her come *Visit her Kana *Take the Script of Joy *Go with him *Leave it to her *Open your eyes *Stay behind *I'll take care of it *Give it to him *Look somewhere else *Don't --- *Go after her Ayame *Take the Script of Joy *Go with him *Leave it to her *Open your eyes *Go with them *I'll take care of it *I'll carry this *Look somewhere else *Don't --- Hitomi *Take the Script of Joy *Go with him *Leave it to her *Open your eyes *Stay behind *I'll take care of it *I'll carry this *Go after Chloe *Don't --- *A quick peek shouldn't hurt *Tell Kana that I'll help her Maiki *Take the Script of Joy *Go with him *Leave it to her *Open your eyes *Go with them *Let Maiki catch her *I'll carry this *Look somewhere else *Don't --- *Go with Maiki *Talk to her *Let Maiki do it
  42. 3 points
    Asonn

    Irianovel!?

    Yes
  43. 3 points
    Mr Poltroon

    Lamunation Release

    Yep... Like, I don't have it in me to not buy this. There's just no way. I'm not seeing how they can profit off of this and give the team enough to keep food on the table, but perhaps it is a steam gamble with low price, h-patch, and good translation, and in that case I genuinely wish them all luck.
  44. 3 points
    Plk_Lesiak

    Lamunation Release

    Aye, that price and launch discount are very hard to say no to. :3 Probably will be a while before I read it, but I'm going to grab it anyways.
  45. 3 points
    Lamunation has released and the author is excited! Here are the links to the shops! Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1025140/LAMUNATION_international/ JastUSA: https://jastusa.com/lamunation-international Mangagamer: https://www.mangagamer.com/r18/detail.php?goods_type=1&product_code=1154 Denpasoft: https://denpasoft.com/collections/newest-releases/products/lamunation Also Steam front page! And the price is pretty great! Have fun!
  46. 3 points
  47. 3 points
    Not sure what you are basing this on, but as someone working in the industry I disagree. Sure, some companies pay low rates, but there's equally many, or more, who pay pretty good. Some pay very good. You obviously can't get too much information about specific rates as an outsider due to NDAs and such, so whatever information you have to go on is probably just from specific cases of drama etc in the community, which can hardly be used as the actual industry standard. It's absolutely possible to make a good living working in the VN loc scene. Many people do. Just know your own worth and have the guts to say no if you get offered a terrible rate. Uh, once again I must disagree. In fact, most of the big names in the translation industry right now came from fan translation, and did so thanks to loc companies offering very nice deals bringing them onboard. I myself got started with a fan translation, and I know many others who did too, none of which were "screwed" by loc companies. Tbh, if you are good at what you do and you have a partial translation for a game, contact a loc company, chances are you will "get lucky." It's... not as hard as people seem to think. Very little screwing involved / 10.
  48. 3 points
    Ranzo

    Aokana Release by Nekonyan [UPDATED]

    So, I finished the last route last night and I have to say that it was a really great vn I really loved the protag and just how much of an actual character he was! He had strengths, weaknesses, growth, and something he needed to accomplish and push through. He wasn't Mr. Generic Average High School Boy Number 5000000 Like it actually made sense why these girls would fall for him, which is so different from other vns, (cough Hatsukoi) that have protags that leave me scratching my head why any of these beautiful and cute young ladies would want to ever give Mr. GAHSB the time of day I ended up liking most of the characters and almost all the routes. My favorite was Misaki because I felt a genuine love connection between the two of them. Plus, I loved that reveal about her role in his childhood. Can I say that for the most part the sex scenes were really well handled? Like some of them actually felt romantic and they didn't lean heavily on shitty h scene writing troupes. For the most part anyway. Misaki had the best scenes by far I mean in the second scene Masaya actually takes off his clothes to have sex. Incredible. The side characters were across the board pretty great with Aoi being the standout and favorite character for me. A lot of them felt like they could have easily been reworked as romantic targets. But for every gem there is always going to be a flaw and for me that was Mashiro's route and, well, Mashiro I really couldn't stand her constant annoying clinging to Misaki and I genuinely didn't care for her. Her route also was pretty garbage and felt like a complete afterthought. I thought she would end up going against Arika. I thought they'd flesh out her character more and that yuri relationship with Mayu. Instead she didn't shine in the tournament at all and instead just went against Misaki. It seemed like a waste and I found much of her route a huge chore to play through. Oh, I almost forgot that production quality was aammmmazing I especially loved the backgrounds. They took the already great backgrounds that Koi had and dialed up that shit to 11. Overall, I think this was a truly great vn and I think it's pretty fucking sad that sprite went bankrupt. A real shame.
  49. 3 points
    Clephas

    Maggot Baits (JP VN Review)

    I was discussing this with a friend recently, but it was our consensus that Maggot Baits is one of the few eroge that could benefit from having all its h-scenes removed... To be blunt, the h-scenes are in the way (vanilla or evil h, it doesn't matter). As for pacing, that's actually typical of Kurashiki when he doesn't have Takahama, Marimo, or one of his other Light people keeping him from doing what he wants. Sora no Baroque had a similar problem. The writing is good, the story is good, but the pacing is abominable. Edit: I liked the game's story, but the H was gratuitous in several negative ways (understatement).
  50. 3 points
    Zakamutt

    New Project + Recruitment

    you have to add me to the credits for all your releases now, in return, I will do nothing chuffed to be 'working' with you lads
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