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  1. 2 points
    adamstan

    No One But You (Western VN Review)

    Also, timeline in Megumi's route doesn't compute at all. All those things, that are described like they shoudld have happened over the years, would have to happen over few months or even weeks. Completely illogical. I think some of the reviewers already pointed it out in detail, but cannot find relevant text right now. However, there's simply no time when all of this could happen. It's just physically impossible, especially with 6+3+3 school system. Well, maybe if it was one of those schools that combined both middle- and high- school branches in a single institution, it could be a bit plausible (setting aside the degree to which the school system is or isn't corrupted*), but as it is described in-game now, it's enormous plot hole. *And if anyone wants to see more realistic darker side of VN high-school setting, Aeka's route in Yume Miru Kusuri is the way to go.
  2. 1 point
    No kidding. Cybird is considered the best of the F2P otome mobage companies (Ikemen Sengoku is particularly popular for whatever reason), but honestly, their practices are basically the same as Solmare's--the text just reads better. I used to play a few of those games. Spent some money on them, too. Midnight Cinderella and Destined to Love from Cybird and The Niflheim from NTT Solmare were my main ones, though there were a few others I played. Eventually I realized that I was opening the apps every five hours on the dot to do princess lessons or whatever...and for what? Drips of stories that weren't very good in the first place. I wasn't having fun, it had just become a routine. Plus, as the apps get older, events become harder and harder to complete, basically encouraging people who didn't spend or who only spend a little to temporarily become whales so they can get the same ranking they're used to having. I'm not a fan. I haven't given up F2P entirely. I enjoyed several Mystic Messenger routes (hence why my flairs in both r/otomegames and r/visualnovels are Jaehee...) and I have a soft spot for Voltage USA's Lovestruck stories even though I don't like the "paid choices" mechanic (the way they do it is the least bad I've seen, though--but I miss when they were pay-per-route...). In general, though, F2P is basically a race to the bottom when it comes to providing the least amount of content for the most amount of money. ETA: This thread from r/otomegames might be an interesting read: "To those who spent money on otome games: do you have buyer's remorse or are you happy with your purchases?" ETA2: I wrote a really long comment about otome mobage monetization on the r/otomegames post about this...post.
  3. 1 point
    hehe, just because i check latest activity for things, not the main site itself. but you can hide it before you publish it ofcourse. Myea, Shall we date series is more likely a testing bed for what they can get away with. wouldnt surprise me if the otome series have way more readers. sad to see , but always good to get that info out
  4. 1 point
    As for Hinatabokko, the last line that was added in the English premise is really corny if not ridiculuous and uncanny. First of all while the twin sister here is sexy, the art is definitely not show that because Fue's art here is more focused on the cuteness. Second while granted it's normal VN where the man was need to choose a girl, I don't really think that Natsuki here is really confused when he chose a girl. And by the way the new lines about sexy and confused MC here is really added for English version, because when I checked Japanese version synopsis it tell us on how Natsuki's parents dead and the first paragraph of the English premise. Oh and they got the title wrong as well, because Hinatabokko actually mean 'Basking in the sun'. That said, it's understandable though if the staff got it wrong on the translation (Actually it shouldn't be happen) because back at 2008 Mangagamer was still newbie and they probably lack of English speaker translator. Also for more trivia, actually Mangagamer was formed by four Japanese companies with Tarte was one of the company so maybe they only have Japanese staffs back then. Other than mistranslation on the title and the unneccesary addition of the uncanny premise, I guess it's more or less okay as long as you try to tolerate Mangagamer's early bad translation (I'm okay with it, although other people need to mind on that here).
  5. 1 point
    This game had decent action scenes, a good story, and horrible sex scenes (except from the perspective of Clock-up fans). I played it relatively early on in my untranslated 'career', and I remember being a little disgusted at how hard it was to figure out how to get to the various endings, even WITH a walkthrough. The twins are obviously the best heroines and endings relating to them are generally the most interesting... with the infected vampire hunter girl's endings coming a close second. However, as a whole, the game tended to lack cohesion due to the way progression is handled.
  6. 1 point
    SaintOfVoid

    No One But You (Western VN Review)

    sorry if that sounded a bit rude, but it wasn´t neccessarily aimed at you, more generally talking, or in the case of noby refering to your previous comment. the "maybe presented itself too much of being the next Clannad and others, rather then focusing on making a good product" part that is. in short, neither has a debut title to be commercial, nor does it have to look like one. good writing and story is all that matters in the beginning. seen some friends pour tons of their savings into creating sth and still put it on freem, only to get some exposure first. budget, media coverage and hype gets you nowhere if the aforementioned are lacking.
  7. 1 point
    Plk_Lesiak

    No One But You (Western VN Review)

    It seems there's some kind of internal drama within the studio (I'm mostly basing this on gossip, as there was no official communication about this). Steam versions of their games are impossible to buy, but not completely delisted curiously enough (store pages are still up). Versions on other stores are still available. I imagine their latest Kickstarter project, which I even backed, is effectively dead. Kind of sad but kind of fitting too. And the only thing I'll remember from it long-term is the fact that they just went and had sex in the shower with Megumi covered in blood and a dead body in the hallway... The plotholes become kind of irrelevant by comparison.
  8. 1 point
    aliciarune

    No One But You (Western VN Review)

    Honestly, all they had to do was this. Have it be a year prior to the main story. Have the teacher be a new teacher. During Megumi's sister first month or so he is creeping her out, but she tries to focus on the student council and gets in, along with Megumi. During the next two months it gets worse and eventually he kills her and then goes to jail. Megumi's parents ignore her and the rest of the year is lonely and depressing. Then the next year is when the game takes place. But yes, this is a bad route and even with my idea would still make no sense honestly. Maybe it would've been better if he got away with it first and was jailed during the story in the game. But yeah, it's still kind of bad. Anyway, I've played this game. Common route is okay and I like the art, but the routes are too short, which would be fine if it had better writing. However, as others as said, since this is drama heavy, it needs a few hours pure route. Doesn't need to be like Clannad, but have some more substance. I do love Hiro and of course Chinastu is okay, but nothing amazing. Also, I'm iffy on the developer...He's been shady and you can't buy the game on Steam. It's sad. This game could've been good, even if it was short.
  9. 1 point
    SaintOfVoid

    No One But You (Western VN Review)

    in my opinion its been doomed from the beginning. honestly, and unless you´re a lucky fucker who´s got fairies writing the script at midnight, there´s simply no way sth good will come out of it without having at least some talent for writing. granted there´s also a massive mountain of garbage available in jp, but the vast majority doesn´t even dare declaring it as some sort of next level written whatnot, instead puts it on freegame and good is. this whole "let´s kickstart xy, cause i´m able to play with my dick - talent is for the simpleminded and there´s no stopping me" attitude is what ridicules those who really put their heart into it, eg. invertmouse, ebi-hime etc etc. no even wanting to touch upon the subject of releasing a barebone piece of rubbish, or getting mad upon being confronted with the ugly truth via reviews/blogbposts
  10. 1 point
    solidbatman

    No One But You (Western VN Review)

    There are two english visual novels that are seared into my brain from their announcements. Sakura Spirit and NOBY. Both looked super promising with really nice art and what not. But alas...
  11. 1 point
    kokoro

    Tinkerbell "Aojiru verse" post #1

    Who'd think the makers of Hanamaru also did Inyouchuu lol
  12. 1 point
    Dreamysyu

    Sakura MMO Trilogy (Yuri VN Review)

    Well, the LN/manga I mentioned is the only one with a somewhat similar premise that I'm aware of, but I'm not surprised if this is really a pretty common trope. Isekais quite often rely on reusing ideas from the earlier works over and over again, to the point that often nobody even knows who came up with that idea originally. On the other hand, many authors still manage to make creative and/or genuinely well written works using these tropes. This game is most likely neither of these.
  13. 1 point
    Dergonu

    Sakura MMO Trilogy (Yuri VN Review)

    It does what it needs to. Show them lesbian tiddies!
  14. 1 point
    Dergonu

    Sakura MMO Trilogy (Yuri VN Review)

    Lmao the summary. They ripped off Overlord so hard haha.
  15. 1 point
    Ranzo

    Sakura MMO Trilogy (Yuri VN Review)

    Not up to Wing Clouds standards, is there a standard below zero?
  16. 1 point
    kokoro

    Mayumi's Cuckolding Report - VN REVIEW

    Notting is hotter than having another man cum inside you're waif.
  17. 0 points
    solidbatman

    No One But You (Western VN Review)

    man i had hyped it up on the fuwanovel facebook page back when i was doing that if memory serves. same thing with noby on other avenues. And yeah, people were pretty excited for Sakura Spirit based on those early screenshots.
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