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  1. Random VN: Baldr Sky Zero

    Do we get any detailed information on Kou's squad that dies at the beginning of Baldr Sky? If it's too spoilery just say so and i'll leave it at that.
  2. Who Cares About The Visual Novel Category?

    After noticing that Erogamescape put main Touhou and Persona games on their database, i just said fuck it and went with whatever is on VNDB (even cases that are only there to avoid shitstorms like Ace Attorney).
  3. VN of the Month January 2008 - Fortune Arterial

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but i think that when you first started this "vn of the month" series, you said that either 2008 or 2009 would be the last year you'd be covering because there are already blogs doing great coverage beyond that. Is that still the plan?
  4. VN of the Month December 2007 - Dies irae

    Keep in mind Dies Irae is more of a retroactive masterpiece for this month, because from all acounts the 2007 version is vastly inferior to the 2009 version that got translated.
  5. Liked a little more than you did, finding it good but not great. While the story is nothing to write home about, i thought the characters and their hijinks did enough to carry the VN. It's a shame that the common route was better than the individual routes though.
  6. What are you playing?

    Finished Totono and while i thought the storytelling was a lot better than DDLC, one thing i found interesting was the different approaches each vn had for their true ending and the reason why i prefer DDLC's is on the spoilers.
  7. In most cases, you'll be able to understand the plot fine but lose almost all of the dialogue nuances. This is only recommended if you're pretty sure the VN you want won't have a translation, and you really should re-read if it by any chance gets it. Since you're planning on reading a fandisc, an interesting exercise would be going through it without translation guessing what's happening just by the visuals and voices, then try MTL to see how much stuff you got right.
  8. VNs Mainstream or Niche

    Only Tokimeki Memorial (dating sim from 94). Kamaitachi no Yoru (from 94) and Machi (from 98) are entirely text-based.
  9. VNs Mainstream or Niche

    Not only that didn't answer my question at all, it actually derailed the thread. The reason i thought the 90's could've been the closest to a mainstream time period is because of how famous stuff like Kamaitachi no Yoru, Tokimeki Memorial and Machi became in Japan. I could even argue that YU-NO wouldn't be as big as it did without the Sega Saturn version.
  10. VNs Mainstream or Niche

    I hope someone that is more into the history of VNs can correct me, but weren't the 90s the only time period where they weren't a niche in Japan (mainly because of console gaming and Chunsoft)?
  11. One thing i noticed is that while some VNs have main/cover heroine routes with the assumption that they are gonna be played first (Rewrite and original MajiKoi are what comes up off the top of my head), a lot of people in the VN community seem to prefer doing the main heroine route last. With that in mind, i ask: when it comes to main heroine routes on VNs with no enforced route order, is it smarter on the writer's part to put the least amount of plot reveals (assuming it's gonna be played first) or the most amount of plot reveals (assuming it's gonna be played last)?
  12. Majikoi Agave (True Ending) Route Length

    In S, even future with hermit crabs is not exactly a bad end because it leads to a side route with a girl. Another thing i failed to mention: even though most of the routes do not follow the Agave timeline, you need to know one of the big plot twists in it to understand the significance of the final main route in S.
  13. Majikoi Agave (True Ending) Route Length

    Nope. The main story of S happens after the "not on a relationship" bad ending. S has an "Agave After" that leads to Tatsuko's ending.
  14. Since Moshiraba won on Fuwa and H2O won on the blog, are you reviewing both?
  15. Steel [Graviton]

    Highly enjoyed Steel and it's almost a crime how obscure it is. That being said, it's pretty weird how this was supposed to be a chuunige when the chuunige stuff is quite generic and the best stuff in the VN is in the SOL scenes (especially in the second half). Finally, i have to say the writers really hated Akizuki in the epilogue. That plot twist towards the end of it just came off as unnecessary.