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Toranth

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  1. Worst VN of The Decade?

    I'm close; for me, it isn't the worst VN, but Most Disappointing. August really dropped the ball with that one, screwing up on almost every take. At least they've (seemingly) learned from it? No, while I usually avoid the truly bad games, the worst one I can remember playing was probably Juukishi Cutie ☆ Bullet, a game so bad the company apologized for it. That one really suckered me. Even for the discounted price I paid it, I was horribly ripped off. God, even remembering it makes angry. Soooo pissed about that pile of shit.
  2. What are you playing?

    I liked Amber Quartz, but while I felt it was pretty good, it didn't go that extra mile into "this is special" territory. That has been NekoNeko / Cotton Soft's problem. Giniro was amazing, probably the closest thing to a perfect game I'd ever played... but they just couldn't keep it up. Some good games that just don't hit top tier, mixed in with mediocre-to-bad games and floods of fandisks/mahjong releases. Amber Quartz, like Mizuiro or Reconquista, just didn't have enough to make it stand out. I would be nice if more people would recognize the quality hidden there, but the past 10 years have enough as good or better releases that it seems unlikely.
  3. A question about Aselia the Eternal

    In the usual WTF-English of Eternal Sword series titles, the official English on the promotional materials is "The Spirit of Eternity Sword and the Promised Knights" - no "Nanato" in there at all. I'm not sure if it's going to hold up, but that's currently what they're using.
  4. A question about Aselia the Eternal

    If I have the context correctly, he's saying that trying to get the crowdfunding for big-budget/niche projects like the Aselia remake or the Euphoria game is difficult, so they're starting with a low budget 3D dungeon crawler (夢幻のナナトと約束の騎士団 / The Spirit of Eternity Sword and the Promised Knights*). However, there are other tweets saying that all three projects are proceeding in parallel, so... I think they're just making Nanato as a way to get more trust (and funding), rather than diverting serious resources into it away from the main games.
  5. ... Well, it is quite obvious you can't do any translation. Also, that you don't understand the difference between localization and translation. And yet you feel qualified to tell an entire industry, with more than 100,000 full time professionals in the US alone, that what they do is wrong and you know better. Tell you what - You try that, while I'll stick with the people that have experience know what they are doing. We'll see how it works out.
  6. Except that you said you specific words kept in place, rather than having the correct meaning presented. That's the opposite of an accurate translation. Whatever you think you understand about what a Japanese character is saying, you're almost certainly wrong... or you are fluent in Japanese and should read the VN in that language. Incidentally, there ARE speech styles in Japanese that match up to those used by 'rednecks and chavs'. Are you saying that you would consider it an inaccurate translation to use those styles in English?
  7. Yes, damn those people who actually know what they are doing disagreeing with you! If you don't want an accurate translation, then why the hell should the "translators" not just rewrite the story to whatever they feel like? It's not like you can tell the difference, and as long as they cater to your hangups, you'll be happy.
  8. What are you playing?

    Whoa! Thems fightin' words, there. The main story was mostly jokes and character cameos shoe-horned into a 'plot'. It's understandable that if you weren't a huge Tsukihime fan to begin with, the KT story wouldn't appeal. But not liking the side stories?! Of course, many of the side stories were parodies or homages to other Japanese works, but there were still a bunch of them that I thought were very good. Especially Daybreak, Tohno Family Con Game, and Yoimachi Kanwa (unless you were one of those weird people that didn't like Akiha). Did you not like any of them?
  9. It's been a long time, but I don't think there are any routes where the MC stays with the girlfriend after he finds out about her cheating. I seem to remember some ends where he doesn't find out (yet), but I think every time he finds out they split. If you really care, try to check a detailed NTR review, as was recommended. I mostly remember that aside from the girlfriend's route itself, either character is terrible. He's a slut, she's a whore, and I didn't care about them by the end.
  10. As an alternative: It's basically the same thing.
  11. Bingo. It's amazing how many unlikeable characters this game has. I can recognize the quality of the VN, but I just don't like it.
  12. VNs that need more attention

    Yes, Ouka! A wonderful game, sadly unappreciated despite... wait a minute. Saya? Who's Saya? Ouka, the remake of Shinkirou, is a surprisingly good game despite its heart as a charage. Sayuki is a great immortal heroine, and her ending actually does the concept some justice. The additional routes get into some light chuuni stuff, too, for those that want a break.
  13. A question about Aselia the Eternal

    It's been a while, but if I remember correctly,
  14. What are you playing?

    Nim?! You monster!
  15. What are you playing?

    Dergonu pretty much covered it, but yes! Shinpachi's route in the ChuSinGura fandisk is awesome. It wouldn't have fit in the main game, but it deserved it in terms of quality and character. Best girl FTW. Personally, I like Shinoachi's fandisk route best, followed by Chapter 4 (second best girl). The main three girls all grow on you as their stories go on, but I don't think any of them can compare.
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