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  • Birthday 08/10/1993

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  1. Help me pick a game

    From that list, my personal favorite would be Tales of Vesperia. The Atelier series is fun to play, but not nearly as good in my opinion (even excluding the fact that I hate time limits in games). I never played Arc of Alchemist and Maitetsu is still in my Backlog on PC, so I can't say anything about those.
  2. Gaming: I hope PC to play a bigger role for games from the jap. region, aside from VNs too as I try to get away from consoles again. At the AAA market I wouldn't even know where to begin, but I would hope for Live service and MP-focus in formerly SP-focused games to completely disappear if that were realistic. Anime: More complete stories would be nice.... VN: I really miss big, VNs with a "heavy" story (I can't find a better term). There still are good ones, but somehow I get the feeling that most of them are currently too short and/or shallow. I hope that changes at some point.
  3. Or missing the own youth? It seems to be the case for many men which they try to compensate it that way. There might be an intersection though.
  4. At the current point of time no, I'm only 26 though. And as I love to escape into daydreams because my real life sucks (screwed up my attempt to study physics now being an incredibly bored Elekctronics technician, over time lost contact to every single one of my friends and being both too shy and boring to make new ones, I'm looking forward to a very lonely and forgettable life...) and I really miss the days when I was still a bit more naive and idialistic, so I'll probably always like settings like that.
  5. Recent (Japanese) Things You Have Purchased

    It finally arrived (it was stuck in customs since November), nothing will get me outside for the fireworks tonight.
  6. The Outer Worlds

    Not sure about that 1$ offer, if it's a subscription I'd even rather use epic. Besides, can you even use the MS Store on W7? I'll have W10 on my new PC around next year but until then I won't change a running system especially since W10 regulary overwrites third party bootloaders with its updates.
  7. The Outer Worlds

    Isn't it still just an Epic-Key? I never heard of them having an own Launcher and I can't imagine them selling a DRM-free installer. It's not just about my payment information or supporting Epic in any way, I don't want their Launcher on my PC.
  8. The Outer Worlds

    I'd love to play it, but I'm waiting for the Steam release, as I hate Epic (even steam is only a necessary evil to me) and want to get away from console (For various reasons, one being that I realized how much the trophy system in the way it's made harmed the enjoyment I get from a game).
  9. What are you playing?

    Currently I'm only playing the Date a Live VN, it's surprisingly enjoyable and nice for practicing japanese (I'm really glad more and more games include the original text).
  10. I don't think you can pin down the piracy issue to a single reason, it's a combination of multiple ones. There are general problems: -The demographic most of the VNs are aimed at is one of course, young poeple tend to have less money. -the negative reception towards VNs (some people don't want other to know they're playing them and thus don't want them standing on their Shelves or their Steam account) -an oversaturated market in some subgenres -a lot of trash- or low-effort-VNs release alongside the good ones -sometimes translations of a low quality which aren't seen as being worth the money There are also issues depending on the country: -legal risks -average-wage-price-ratio -avaiability (because one of the upper 2 or credit cards being not as far spread which locks you out of many stores)
  11. Cliches in VN's You Wish Would Just Die!

    The only one that really annoys me is the useless MC, why is this one so common anyway? Just because they're easier to write (it's easier to make someone universally incompetent having problems/doubts/whatever without contradicting his/her character)? Other parts of VNs it don't like aren't common enough to call them cliches (like open endings).
  12. Even before Sony's new regulations I mainly played them on PC simply because many of them weren't avaiable on console (or only as a censored version). In Addition to that, the PC is my main gaming plattform with the consoles only being used for exclusives or bad ports (or unacceptable DRM), so I'm using it for VNs as well. Aside from that I played some VNs on PSV because it's portable and my only Laptop runs on an old Linux OS.
  13. How many do you play at once, if any?

    During the last years I barely had the time to read one VN. So multiple ones are just impossible. Before that I didn't know about VN so I can't give a number for times when I'm not that busy, maybe 2? If I mangage to screw up one of the current exams I can tell you in about a month.
  14. Usually after finishing a part of the VN. And every now and then after that for obious reasons. I wouldn't ever finish a VN if I read them during the Story so I usually only skim through them and watch them completely later.
  15. Suki Suki aka If You Love Me Then Say So Released

    I'd say bringing across those differences without relying ont he reader knowing honorifics and still making it sound natural is what indicates a excellent translation. That being said, before you change it to something completely else (meaning leaving out such nuances or adding parts which just don't fit there, because you're not good enough of a translater to make an excellent localization) you should just keep them because it usually sounds less off than what it's replaced with in such cases ("dude", "insert spanish text here"). Though it's still more acceptable than completely changing personalites or adding your own puns for no reason, just for the record. (yes I'm talking to you BNE, SE and NISA)
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