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  1. Basically VNR is no longer being updated/supported and therefore new games using new or updated engines will not work with VNR or be part of the existing database. There is a thread discussing this already under the Visual Novel Talk sub forum called "Is Visual Novel Reader Dead?", if your interested.
  2. Well I can honestly say that I've learned from some VN's, even though that wasn't my original goal. I approach VN's like most people I suppose, as a form of escapism. That said I've found myself at one time or another admiring character traits such as determination, integrity, courage, etc and I believe in some way shape or form I sometimes bring a little of this into my own life/thoughts/way of being. I suppose as they say, emulation is the highest form of flattery. Now I'm not suggesting I act like people in VN's act. Merely that subconsciously I try to act in a way closer to the characters who have for whatever reason moved me, or I have admired for some reason. For example, I am by nature a tentative person and in the past rarely trusted myself to speak my mind openly. Now I see a character who is confident, courageous and takes leaps of faith based on self belief. I then act in a way which is still myself, but partially emulates the traits I have admired. I have felt this way about many forms of media over my lifetime, be they movies, fantasy/science fiction books, animations, VN's, games, literary works, autobiographies or news articles; and many people have likewise inspired me with their words, actions or deeds. That moment where for whatever reason, something gets you to consider things from another point of view you never considered, inspires you, or causes you to reexamine yourself. Things that influence us, change or reinforce our thinking process and at some level that leads to different possibilities. At least that's what I think, so I guess you'd call that belief.
  3. "I'm sure you'll give the game a fair and balanced review. We do hope our relationship will continue to be mutually beneficial". Just kidding around, but I do feel that fan reviewers/non-professionals can often be more objective. I mean they have no need to step quietly around game studios, worrying about advertising contracts and getting exclusive game previews and interviews with the developers.
  4. The atled translation was discontinued many years ago. This old post referencing the project on the encubed website and the patch I posted is all that's left. The Concerto Note patch may very well not be the last one released as I download it in 2010. The Sumaga patch is 100% legit, but was later pulled off the tlwiki with the announcement that JAST was licensing Nitro+ games. So they had it posted and later removed it. Which means people around at the time following the project got the partial while people who came along later did not. So basically it's a tlwiki release that’s no longer supported. Also here's a link for the Da Capo Plus Communication partial patch. Edit: Two more projects that might be worth adding to the list. In-progress translations Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (patch link) - Common route & Chisato's route Abandoned/Dropped/Stalled translations Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na -Brighter than Dawning Blue- (patch link) - Common route, as well as Feena, Mia, Mai, Natsuki & Sayaka's routes
  5. Great work on your list Decay, seems like you've found lots of them already! Here's some partials I had archieved on hard disc for a rainy day. I uploaded them so feel free to add the links to your list if you want. Three more for your list under Abandoned/Dropped/Stalled translations: 11eyes -Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shoujo- (patch link) -atled- (patch link) - Preview patch Sumaga - Translates Spica route & Garnet 50% and heres a copy of the Concerto Note Prologue Patch [AnimeNovel Translations]
  6. Hmm interesting topic. Depends on how young were talking. I liked Duck Tales, Mario Brothers 3, Battletoads, Zelda, Megaman 2 and Double Dragon 2 as a young child and then got into adventure games on the PC like Sam & Max and Full Throttle as a kid. I also loved playing HOMM2 hot seat with a group of friends.
  7. Utawarerumono - An injured man wakes up in a village with no memory of who he is and an irremovable iron mask, tended by a cute girl. Regaining his strength he helps out around the village making the villagers lives better with technologically know how, such as crop rotation. The local baron of the province comes by insults mc's new family and as a result mc rises up with villagers and overthrows the baron with superior strategy. The mc's kingdom expands throughout the game and being a nice guy and the protagonist of the story he gets all the girls. Utawarerumono has a good storyline, the rpg gaming elements are pretty cool and there are lots of beautiful heroines.
  8. Just a heads up for anyone interested. A group of anons at /jp (4chan) created a voice patch for Higurashi - Chapter 1 Onikakushi (steam version) which places the PS3 voices assets into the game and combines this with a graphics patch. Current thread link (as of this post): http://boards.4chan.org/jp/thread/13524077/higurashi-thread-2 A youtube of the patch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJjpLv1fg2M The github for the patch releases: https://github.com/higurashi-mod/scripts “This patch aims to combine the efforts of the ps3 voice patch and the ps3 sprites/background patch, and fill in missing voice files not covered by the original voice patch. Credits: • TheGuraGuraMan - For making the Sprite/BGM Patch. • Anon - For providing the PS3 voices and patch. • Another Anon - For providing the watermark-less window.” I'm really enjoying playing Umineko with voices atm, so I'm pretty excited to try this out at some stage.
  9. I think people are misunderstanding me at this point. I was'nt meaning to say I agreed with censorship, I was just saying there is no way I could "personally" ever play the game without censorship as it's a bit extreme for me thats all. Was'nt trying to start a firefight, also for the people swearing at me come on calm down. I think it's great that Jast is able to supply titles to suit everbodies tastes.
  10. When I saw this thread title I was sure it would be another photoshoped joke poster. Glad I was wrong, this look like it could be pretty epic.
  11. Watched the Majikoi anime. In a way I'm glad almost all the reviews bagged the anime adaption, as I was able to watch it without expecting much. The anime is pretty much just harem of the Majokoi female leads after the battle royale in episode 1. Nice to see all the characters together again, but it's very light on plot.
  12. Reading Umineko Chiru, episode 7. Not sure on the introduction of the new characters, especially Willard (i.e. Mr slightly anti social generic RPG main character) atm, but enjoying Kinzo's backstory so far and interested to see where things lead.
  13. Don't think I can handle this one. Saw some cgs of Starless posted on the JAST release thread, absolutely terrrifying stuff. I completely understood the need for censorship at that point (even though I'm glad they released the patch for users who like this kind of thing). Now I just need to sand that image off the back of my retinas.
  14. Cresendo - Yuka Otowa The art in this game is older, but I really enjoyed it. I think this will suit your tastes if you liked Aeka's route in Yume Miru.
  15. Ok this is kind of out of left field, but how about old school adventure games instead of visual novels. Games like The Secret of Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Discworld or the Neverhood. Most adventure games like visual novels are about story-telling over gameplay. I kind of feel like seven years of age is too young to really enjoy/understand visual novels and they tend to have quite adult elements, which may not be appropriate.
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