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Dreamysyu

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  1. Most obscure VN you'd like to see translated?

    Otomege called Queen of Darkness. Its sequel The Second Reproduction is translated, and while it's far from the best vn ever, it clearly had a lot of potential that a longer game could use. Plus the opening intrigues me quite a lot.
  2. What are you playing?

    I recall, I once played an adventure game where you are supposed to trigger some event in one part of the map, then move to some other place, where about 15 minutes after the initial trigger a key to the next puzzle would appear on a wall for very short time. And this type of puzzle repeated several times. I honestly don't have any idea how anyone could even figure it out without a walkthrough.
  3. Baldr Sky (Available soon!)

    Well, maybe my wording in that post was a bit confusing, but when I said "games" I was talking about visual novels. Indeed, the ratings on similar database sites for other types of media often don't make any sense.
  4. Baldr Sky (Available soon!)

    From what some reviewers said, there's actually quite a lot of gameplay. Which makes me wary a bit since I kind of suck at reaction-based games. But I'm still pretty hyped considering how highly rated this is on vndb (Dive 2 used to be at #3 in the past, though it looks like it fell to #7 now). I mean, I know that ratings are often unreliable, but I noticed that if a game got into top 20, then I can safely say that there's at least some reason that made it so popular.
  5. To be honest, this release does feel a bit random. Will it even be profitable for them? From what I understand, most current eroge players don't play games that old...
  6. Baldr Sky (Available soon!)

    If I recall correctly, this translation was the very reason why picked up this project in the first place. Edit. Or, actually looking through this thread, it looks like a lot of people just assumed this was the case.
  7. Baldr Sky (Available soon!)

    Well, Soon(tm) is better than Probably Never as it was when they dropped the first translation.
  8. Top storylines in gaming?

    To the Moon is one of the most emotional stories that I've ever seen in any media. Many of the Lucas Arts adventure games have really good stories, but Grim Fandango is my favorite and most likely the most unique story that I've ever seen in a videogame. I used to adore The Longest Journey series in the past, but I kind of cooled down to it recently and still haven't played the last game. All Myst games have various major problems with their stories, but the worldbuilding in Riven is absolutely amazing.
  9. What are you playing?

    First of all, as expected, I didn't get very far in Konosora. I guess, this type of school life VNs don't really interest me anymore unless they are focused on comedy. And now, it looks like I finally finished something longer than 30 minutes. May Sky is an old free doujinshi VN which I just randomly found installed on my PC. Don't ask me how it happened. Probably installed by aliens or something. That said, in spite of the ugly character portraits, the game is surprisingly nice. It's a rather simple story of a romance between two people who seemingly have nothing to do with each other. Good thing is that the protagonist is in his early twenties and has to deal with some typical problems for that age. I don't really have much else to talk about here. The only real flaw I found in this story is that the ending started to feel a bit too stretched out, so I decided to skip the bonus epilogue. I still enjoyed it nonetheless. 7/10 Ame no Marginal. It's a short supernatural VN by the authors of Narcissu. Overall, as I was reading it, I found it a bit disappointing compared it to its famous predecessor (and I'm not even a big fan of Narcissu to begin with), but after I finished it I realized that I might've missed what the story what the story was trying to convey, so I may raise my evaluation in the future after I think it through. Still, compared to Narcissu that brought some serious problems that real people are facing today, this one felt just tragic for the sake of being tragic, and I didn't even feel particularly sad. I mean, I know some religions in the past could be pretty fucked up, with human sacrifices and all that stuff, but it never really concerned me, so I just couldn't bring myself to care. And by the time I actually started to care about the girl, the story already ended. But, with all that criticism, I enjoyed it. Unlike most other VNs, it's decently well written and doesn't have any filler whatsoever, and if the sequel light novel was available in English, I would definitely read it. I'm giving it 6/10 so far, but, like I said earlier, there's a chance that I'll change my opinion about it in the future. And now I'm back to Katahane. Well, I still like it, but I feel like it started to get a bit boring, and that's exactly why I stopped reading it for some time. But it looks like now I finally have some motivation to read VNs again, so I'll most likely finish it.
  10. Are they really over 18?

    Does that mean that doujin groups and small companies that aren't members can still do whatever they want?
  11. Are they really over 18?

    Or maybe developers were just more prone to playing with fire back then.
  12. Are they really over 18?

    Well, I recall reading that even in Japan if you actually state in the story that the characters are underage, it's still considered a legally grey area. They just don't care about anything other than that. Japanese laws are weird...
  13. Are they really over 18?

    Not sure if it's true since this is based on something I've read in a manga (lol), but apparently schools in eroge aren't typically refereed with the usual word for a high-school in Japanese, and it is done specifically so that everyone could just conveniently assume that it's some kind of school where even the youngest students are 18+, even if it doesn't make any sense.
  14. More Santa Hats for your Avatars

    I wanted to make another crazy request, but my current avatar is a bit too boring for that, so... Please!
  15. A second chance for Taisho x Alice!!!

    Yeah, I'm not even sure why, but I'm really interested in this one! I'm definitely going to check it out eventually, I'm just not sure when exactly.
  16. Favorite Romance Pairing

    Overall, I don't care. Like some other people above, I don't really play vns for romance or sex, so whatever works is fine for me. That said, historically I played a lot more bxg VNs than any other type simply because they are easier to find and seem to be closer to the types of stories that interest me, though recently I've been kind of fed up with how much they focus on hentai. Still, I can't really call it a preference. When it comes to manga or lns, I actually like a lot of plot-focused shoujo too.
  17. Do you play with walkthrough?

    Well, I can't say I was ever particularly fond of using walkthroughs. I mean, if a VN has a well constructed route system, I always find some joy in actually getting to the ending I desire myself without any external help. And even if I am using a walkthrough, sometimes I try choosing wrong options simply to see if they actually change anything. That said, quite often I just don't care. Many VNs have very random choices, and sometimes it is possible to skip some important scenes if you aren't following a walkthrough. So, in the end, it kind of just depends on my mood. Looks like the Holy Inquisition needs to pay you a visit...
  18. Rewrite+ Kickstarter

    It was very sudden, but, apparently, it's live . https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sekaiproject/digital-and-physical-release-of-keys-rewrite The translation, started by late Conjueror, will be finished by Steiner. And here I was thinking that I would never back anything by Sekai again.
  19. Fall 2019 Anime Discussion

    My first time making this type of topic, but since nobody did it at this point I might as well do it myself. So, what anime are you going to watch this season?
  20. Rewrite+ Kickstarter

    I'm not sure about Slacker Backer, but it's usually possible to do that in Backerkit, I think? At least, I'm personally considering switching to a physical reward later when more exact information about shipping cost becomes available.
  21. Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday to @Akshay!
  22. Looking for something somewhat specific

    I haven't played it myself yet, but I think Damekoi might fit your requirements. But you have to go to Mangagamer site [ NSFW Link ] to buy it, so it may be a bit problematic in your case.
  23. What Light Novel are you reading right now?

    Well, if you like the comedy, then you'll most likely love the next volume then. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So, I guess, if I'm not the only person posting in this thread anymore, I guess, I'll post about a few other things that I read recently. So I'm a Spider. So What? I caught up with the localization (currently at volume 6), and the protagonist is still absolutely hilarious, and, moreover, my worries after finishing the second volume were completely unfounded. The plot twists so far were absolutely amazing, Ever17 level of amazing, and I suspect that it will get even better later on. The writing is also surprisingly solid. It definitely has the most complex story structure I've seen in an LN so far. The reader is only shown some parts of the big picture through different perspective, and it slowly starts making more and more sense as the story progresses, and all the little things that the story made you believe so far turn out to be completely false. Which is exactly why you should not look up anything about this series before starting it, since the spoilers are basically everywhere. I managed to avoid spoilers as I was binge-reading it, but after that I accidentally stumbled upon some big reveals that will happen later. And it doesn't help that many people read the WN version (by the way, I looked it up to see how different some scenes were there, but the translation is unreadable, so I'd definitely recommend to follow the official LN translation like I did). Falling In Love With the Villainess. The rating on NU was really high, and even though this WN never had an official LN release, I didn't really consider it a problem since I know a few other great stories that are the same. Sadly, while it was really intriguing in the beginning, it turned into a massive disappointment by the end of the first story arc, and I dropped it by the middle of the second arc. Starting with the good things. Surprisingly, I liked the romance. While the relationship between Rion and Ariel seemed kind of cancerous at first, it turned really sweet later on! Another thing, not many isekais cover the themes of social equality in the Medieval or early Modern societies, but this one did, and it was pretty interesting to see. Sadly, the plot is just trash. First of all, this is the one type of LN that really didn't need an OP protagonist. It doesn't serve any purpose at all and just makes the experience bland. Secondly, the main "villain", just happens to be even more ridiculously OP, which is the opposite problem for most isekais. I mean, all fictional stories need good balance. Just as with the protagonist, if you make the villain so OP that nothing the main characters can do will change the flow of the events, the story turns extremely predictable and boring. I mean, in this particular case this is not even necessarily true, as there are some hits how the MC will be able to overcome these complications eventually. But the way the author decides to show it, with constant foreshadowing of doom and gloom and remarks of how powerless the main characters are, just gets extremely annoying after a while. You know, ironically, this actually could turn into a really good story if it got an official release where the author would have to rewrite these annoying parts. So far, it has potential, but it's just not there. Even Though I’m a Former Noble and a Single Mother, My Daughters Are Too Cute and Working as an Adventurer Isn’t Too Much of a Hassle. Well it's another story with good potential that just doesn't work because the writing sucks. To be brief, the villains are just comically evil and incompetent, while the good guys are just way too OP and just bland. I mean, I'm not to against OP characters if the book follows on comedy and SOL and not on the actual story, but, for some reason, this one decides to actually focus on the story while it would work a lot better as a healing type SOL. Dropped after 3 volumes. Drop!! ~A Tale of the Fragrance Princess~ Well, it's just a very sweet shoujo novel. The story isn't particularly good, but it's an ideal story to relax to after a hard day. Also, the romance is very sweet, even if it's your typical "the girl doesn't realize her feelings, and the boy is too much of a coward to confess".
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