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Everything posted by Dreamysyu

  1. Great VNs playing in a drama club?

    If you are asking for VNs where some characters are involved in a play, then Katahane. The whole Shirohane chapter is based on character preparing for a play, and some parts of it are shown at the very end of the game. While the play doesn't follow them completely, the actual events the play is based on are shown in Kurohane chapter... which, incidentally, also involves characters preparing for a play, but I don't think much of it is really shown.
  2. Fuwanovel Confessions

    Today I had a nightmare that seemed to be very loosely based on Saya no Uta. And you know, I don't really remember the details, but now I kind of feel like writing a proper story with a similar plot.
  3. how to play Moon on Win 10

    I'm not sure, but I don't think I managed to make this VN work on Windows 10 even using the Japanese locale. Also, it requires some outdated video codecs, or the OP won't play. I think some people use Applocale or something like that, but it doesn't always work. I usually just prefer to change the setting on my PC, and change them back if for some weird reason I need to change them back. PS. Oh and the VN most likely isn't very good, just for the record.
  4. Well, I tried reading VNs and WNs with MTL a few times. But, honestly, it's almost never worth it. Most of the times it just gives you some incomprehensible sentences that you might feel like you understand, but there's no way to check if you actually do. Using JParser is a bit better, but it also makes a lot of mistakes in more complex sentences.
  5. Stories that surpass the original premise

    Well, Boku Girl starts as your typical fanservice genderswap manga, but the later half doesn't really have much fanservice at all, and turns into more "understanding yourself" kind of manga. Though, I guess, it's pretty standard for more modern gender benders. If we count LNs (though there's a manga adaptation too), there's a recent license by Seven Seas, The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent. The general premise sounds like some kind of generic isekai story. Two girls get summoned to another world, one of them is named a saint, while the other is basically left to her own devices, while in reality is actually the second girl who is the saint. The whole thing actually gets resolved pretty quickly, and what I personally like about this series is that it doesn't try to make the other party look ridiculously evil, like many other novels like that do. Can't really think about anything else, though I may remember something else if I think about it.
  6. Spring 2020 Anime Discussion

    I see. Well, I can totally see that happening. This does feel like a type of story that would work better in the anime format. On the other hand, I think I will still check out the LN, at least the first volume. Maybe after this season ends, actually. I think I want to focus on VNs for now. Anyway, here's my update for season for now: Bakarina. Caught up with episode 7. Well, for now it's basically the same thing. It's hilarious, incredibly light story. It might get a bit boring and repetitive in the long run, but it's good for now. Bookworm. Basically, if you liked the first season, you will probably like this one. Comparing it to the LN, it's basically the best they could do with that story and limited budget. The LN is still a lot better though. This is the type of story that is good because of how detailed it is, and an anime will always have to cut a lot of details due to time-constraints. Actually, it looks like they are going a lot slower than I expected: it looks like this season will only adapt the first half of the Temple arc, that is, only volumes 4 and 5. I wonder if they will make another season. But well, considering that now they are only at WN chapter 100 out of approximately 800, I definitely don't expect this anime to ever reach the proper end. 8th son. I only decided to watch the first 5 minutes to let it convince me that it is not a generic isekai, but I'm pretty sure that it is exactly what it is. Sing "Yesterday" for me. I doubt I'll continue watching it past the first episode, but it's good. I guess, it works if you want to watch something about more "adult" characters. Not really my type of story though. I also started to watch In/Spectre. I was convinced that it was an anime from this season, but it looks like it actually already finished. Well, I don't want to make another post just for that so I'll still mention it here. Anyway, the first episode looks pretty interesting! I like the MC couple and interested to see where it goes.
  7. What are you playing?

    Hmm. Maybe I'm misremembering things, but I thought chapter 3 was actually the longest in the question arc.
  8. What are you playing?

    Well... Let's say that I'm curious to see what you will think about the answer arcs.
  9. VNs with heroines who drink alcohol too

    The two I can think of are Higurashi and Himawari. And Muv-Luv has a comedic scene where everyone gets drunk.
  10. The game isn't very long. Probably took me about 15 hours, and I'm a pretty slow reader. Though in this particular case it's better not to use a walkthrough. There is a really good reason for that, and I'm not going to spoil it.
  11. Yeah, I noticed that. Which is kind of strange, considering that usually the opposite happens. Well, I guess it's true that some people vote on untranslated VNs after only looking at cgs.
  12. So, I found an older (spoiler-filled) review on vndb forums that kind of explained it. And, you know, it actually makes the game even better. Looks like I didn't completely understand what the whole meaning of Aoi's route was. You know, I think this actually would be a pretty good game to watch in let's plays, but I doubt youtube would allow it.
  13. What are you playing?

    Incidentally, I also decided to return to When They Cry series for a bit. Looks like some kind soul decided to go and make a VN adaptation of the Confessions chapter from Umineko manga. (Are we allowed to discuss something like that of this forum? I don't know, I'll delete this post if it's considered problematic.) The truth is, though I pretty much knew the content of this chapter, I never actually went and read the manga, so the story was new for me. As for how my impressions go, as it turns out, I managed to completely forget how great Umineko soundtrack is. Also, Umineko was always the best because of how amazing its cast was, and this chapter focuses on probably the most interesting and developed character from the cast, so it was interesting to see what they went through. On the other hand, well, there was a very good reason why this chapter wasn't included in the original VN, and I kind of feel like the very existence of it kind of contradicts what the last episode of Umineko was trying to convey. On the other hand, this chapter makes makes the story feel more complete, so I don't know, I have mixed feelings about it. By the way, I was thinking about finally going back to Rose Guns Days, which I really should've finished years ago, but does anybody know if the download version is still available somewhere? Mangagamer don't have it anymore, and, as far as I can tell, neither do popular Japanese sites.
  14. Gamer Girls in Visual Novels

    The only two I can think of are Ano and Kiri from Kindred Spirits. If I'm not mistaken, they play online games?
  15. Captivating novels like Umineko

    I know, but, well, back then I wasn't really so into VNs yet, so quite often I preferred to watch anime adaptations instead if they were available. I don't do that anymore. I think, Higurashi is one of the reasons why.
  16. Captivating novels like Umineko

    Oh, well this feeling is pretty familiar to me. While I'm usually a pretty slow reader, it only took me something like a week to finish the main bulk of the story (episodes 2-6), though I had to slow down after that for irl reasons. Sadly, it's already been 6 years since I finished Umineko, I never really manged to find another similarly addicting VN. I guess, the closest thing to me was Muv-Luv Alternative, but I can't really say if you're also going to like it, since it's pretty different. And, actually, I wouldn't recommend picking up something so drastically different right away, it's usually better to let yourself cool down a bit after reading something so grand. You know, I think I'm also going to recommend Higurashi, since the new translation for the main arcs just recently finished. It wasn't really as captivating as Umineko for me, but it's something like its spiritual predecessor, and overall, it's still a pretty good mystery and horror VN, though its written a lot more like a proper story and doesn't go into the meta territory. Actually, I personally read Higurashi pretty soon after Umineko, and I had already seen the anime for it, but I still ended up enjoying it, especially since the anime adaptation, as it turned out, skipped a lot of important details (though reading chapters 1 and 2 was pretty boring, as they didn't have that many changes, but in chapter 3 the anime skipped the entire epilogue). Also, the anime completely messed up foreshadowing for a certain important twist in chapter 7, so they even had to include a completely new arc just for that.
  17. What are you playing?

    I'd probably just run it in a windows XP virtual machine. Trying to run older games on newer systems is a nightmare. I doubt that's the case if the files still appear, but maybe you should check that none of the game files are set to read-only. Also, maybe reinstalling the game and putting it on a different drive will help?
  18. That's strange. That seems like a pretty obvious solution, but have you tried to redownload the file? Maybe it got corrupted somehow.
  19. Spring 2020 Anime Discussion

    Actually, wait.
  20. Spring 2020 Anime Discussion

    I see. The truth is, she hasn't even appeared in the story in the 3 episodes that I watched, but a certain scene from the opening made me suspicious. Also, I guess this web-novel I've been following actually is a total ripoff of Bakarina. Also, I don't particularly care about minor spoilers for this one.
  21. Spring 2020 Anime Discussion

    @Mr Poltroon I see. I personally thought the pacing in the anime was a bit to fast for my liking, but, if I think about it, I've read some LNs with very similar stories, and, even if funny at first, the tend to get boring pretty quickly. So, I think I'll just stick with the anime for now, and after I catch up with this season, I'll think about picking up the LN from the very beginning, if I'm still in the mood, and after that I'll just continue with what I like more. Also, let me guess, is the protagonist from the otome game
  22. What are you playing?

    Hmm, are they actually similar? I remember trying Myth some time ago, but it felt a bit too weird even for my tastes.
  23. Spring 2020 Anime Discussion

    So, it's the middle of the season, and I finally decided to start catching up with the seasonal anime. Started with the first three episodes of My Next Life as a Villainess (also known as Bakarina anime). You know, I take back everything what I said previously, the anime is hilarious! I was suspicious since I generally don't really like dumb characters, but in this particular case it just kind of works. It actually feels more like a sweet parody on the otome villainess isekai genre, though I guess it was one of the earlier ones, so maybe some of tropes actually originate from it. Now I don't know if I should pick up the LN or just continue with the anime...