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Dreamysyu

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    Dreamysyu reacted to Eclipsed in What are you playing?   
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
    It's made by Vanillaware, who were the makers of the 2(.5)D side scrolling action RPGs like Odinsphere, Dragon's Crown on the PSVITA. Which, sue me, have been on my Vita backlog for years now. Unfortunately there's only a PS4 version out atm for Aegis, yay exclusives, would've liked a Switch version plx.
    And holy crap, this is one of them hidden gems. This thing was released in Sep 22 this year, and already has an average 4.9 stars with over 400 ratings on Amazon (and Amazon reviews are notorious for slamming VNs for "not being a real game" etc. smh). Even VNDB averages a whopping 8.95 with only 126 votes. It's on sale on Amazon physical NA for 30 bucks.
    13 protagonists whose stories all intertwine in an epic Sci-Fi mecha time traveling world ending saga. It's not a traditional VN with static sprites and backgrounds; I'd say it's more of an interactive adventure visual novel. IADVN or something. Dialogue will be displayed over the character rather than a dedicated textbox at the bottom middle, though thankfully there is still a backlog you can refer to anytime. Presentation is supreme, you can control your current protagonist in a vivid 2.5D environment: there will be cars driving and pedestrians walking in the background when you're in the city, trees/branches will be swaying from the wind, characters all have fluid, expressive animations even when idle. The world feels alive. Then you think about the most recent VN where you have static sprites and empty backgrounds and it's like man, this is the future!

     

     

     

    Yes, the world is threatened by Mass Effect 3 Reaper wannabes and it's up to the 13 protagonists who are able to control their own personal mecha robot "Sentinels" to defend the universe across multiple time periods and yes I made it sound cheesy, but seriously the presentation of this game is top notch and gets you hooked right away. The story plays episodic, there will be 13 protagonists with their own shenanigans and the story progresses by shifting protagonists and perspectives until all of their paths eventually overlap. Every character has their own goals and motivations, relations and revelations, and every time you think you answer some questions, you get a new bundle of them in your face!
    There's a real time SRPG gameplay element that's thrown in to compliment the adventure novel aspect. It's almost universally agreed upon that it's definitely on the weaker end of the enjoyment spectrum, but it'd be pretty hard for the 2.5D to show epic battles between the 13 Sentinels and the Reapers, and we need some gameplay to appeal to the masses so I guess that's that.
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    Dreamysyu reacted to droganpc in my mom caught me with Euphoria   
    Euphoria, Maggot Baits, Starless ... these games make me sick
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    Dreamysyu got a reaction from Silvz in What are you playing?   
    I was going to write about Adabana after I finish it, which is going to take some time since I was going through it very slowly and currently I completely switched to Iwaihime. But, yeah, it's pretty good. Especially the art and the music. As for the story, it's interesting, but I'll judge it after I complete the whole game, I guess.
    As for Iwaihime, I'm currently at chapter 3, (yeah, I'm still slow) and it seems to be slowly getting better, even though the horror parts are still pretty disappointing. On the other hand, Ryukishi was always pretty good at writing character drama, so it could work in the end after the meaning of the horror parts becomes more clear.
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Silvz in What are you playing?   
    just wanted to be in the page 666
    I've been playing Adabana Odd Tales for a very long time - unfortunately, my job is cosuming my free time - and I must say that the game is AMAZING, and it shocks me that no one seems to be/have been talking about it. It was released alongside ATRI, and it has Liar-soft all over it [obviously].
    I've also decided to finally go back to playing Corpse Party after leaving it some years ago unfinished.
    Aaaand although not a VN, I've been playing Yuppie Psycho on switch [which is also available for pc]. Seriously, you guys should try it!
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Zalor in Cases of Chuunige where the slice-of-life is better than the action scenes?   
    That's funny, my first response to seeing this thread was "Definitely not Dies Irae". Different strokes for different folks I guess lol
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    Dreamysyu reacted to DefinitelyNotGay in Looking for good VN with Trap Heroine   
    Hello ~ I definitely not register to this forum just for ask this .
    But, Today,  I just looking for Good VN which have Trap as Heroine 
    First of all, the one I looking for is not something like "Full Gay Nukige" or somethin,
    What I looking for is VN with proper Story .... (with Trap Heroine on it) ...

    Ideally speaking, The VN I ask for is not labeled with ONLY TRAP heroine, But Just ONE OF heroine (but male) 
    means, There is female heroine as well. 

    BUT that's only ideally speaking, I'm okay too with only trap heroine VN, But I hope it has proper story like I mentioned before.
    kinda confusing right ? I know I ask something too specific and definitely, Too annoying to answer 

    But, If someone there kind enough to understand me and know something about VN I looking for, I really appreciate it
    The perfect Example of VN I looking for is :
    Yome Juu !:  https://vndb.org/v9175 <ideally
    Jousou Kaikyo : https://vndb.org/v12273  <okay too
     
    Thank You ^^


    >> Perfect 


    p/s : Not Trap Protagonist, Exclude steins;gate since I already finish that
    p/s/s : I'm not gay
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Mr Poltroon in What Light Novel are you reading right now?   
    I've read a volume of Tearmoon Empire. It is absolutely phenomenal, for various reasons.
     
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Larxe1 in What are you playing?   
    Playing Aonatsu Line. Giga games rarely surprise me but aonatsu line surprised me by just being normally good and pulling off tropes i normally see. What I really am surprised about Aonatsu Line is the male side character Chihiro, IT IS INCREDIBLY RARE AS HELL FOR ANY school life romcoms in VN to have cool and reliable male side characters that fulfill the typical best friend roles ( while also having a sprite). Its a big positive thing for me if a male side character in a school life romcom vn is not incredibly perverted, exist only to make the protag look better in comparison, and doesn't really have any redeeming qualities and is used only for laughs.
    Im only a few hours in but color me surprised
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    Dreamysyu reacted to WinterfuryZX in Help with an order from japan   
    お世話になっております。
    お問い合わせ頂きまして、ありがとうございます。

    誠に恐れ入りますが、今回のご注文につきましては、
    弊社が対応をしていない海外からの送金を頂いておりました為、
    お振り込み頂いた代金は受け取り拒否をさせて頂き、
    ご注文はキャンセルとさせて頂いております。

    何卒、ご理解ご了承の程お願い申し上げます。
     
    Best way to burn 10k yen, I admit I was reckless.
     
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Flutterz in Emotes & Reactions [ Suggestion thread ]   
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    Dreamysyu got a reaction from Leonor in What are you playing?   
    Well, I'm also playing Iwaihime, though, as far as I understand, I only just finished chapter 1. And, to be honest, I'm not entirely convinced about this VN so far. The very first scene was pretty well done and overall disturbing, but after that it kind of got kind of cheesy. The horror scenes after that aren't particularly impactful, since they just don't feel real to me, which reminds me of my experience with Phenomeno. I don't know, I hope I'm wrong, but this may just turn into an inferior version of Higurashi.
    At the same time, I am moderately intrigued by where this whole mess is going. From what I understand, while the scenario for this VN is written by Ryukishi, the original idea isn't actually his, so I don't really know if I can use my experience with his previous VNs to make assumptions. That said, I do seem to recognize certain hints here and there, but they may just be red herrings.
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Emi in FuwaChanges : The update log   
    Mainsite might be slow/unavaible for abit (nov 2nd 2020 17:50 gmt+1)
    installed new backup
        -currently backing everything up.
    inbefore updating our plugins and general site version. 
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    Dreamysyu got a reaction from droganpc in Why Don't More People Read Visual Novels? - A Short Video Analysis   
    I personally think that VNs right now are in a sense stuck in a cursed loop. VNs as a medium just really lack variety and as a result appeal to a small number of people. Even most all-ages titles follow the same story structure: even in non-adult titles a male protagonist always has to be surrounded by a lot of female love interests; it almost always has to take place in high-school; even in plot-focused stories there are a lot of slice-of-life scenes, which aren't even well written, and mostly just serve as a way to stall the story for some time rather than developing the characters; finally, the personalities of the protagonist, the heroines and even the side characters typically just follow certain well-known archetypes. So, if you just happen not to enjoy some of these titles and just want to find something more unique, you're much better off watching some anime or reading a manga. Otome games are a bit different, but, from my limited experience with them, they seem to have a bag of different, though slightly similar, problems. There are indeed some unique and experimental VNs that do things differently, but most of these are doujin titles and don't get that much exposure. Most of them aren't even that good, since good authors are likely to join some company at some point and start making a lot more standard VNs, or leave the medium altogether. Also, we, the current VN fans, enjoy these tropes to at lest to some extend, and a lot of us actually prefer them. As a result, in a short run it's not a very good strategy for companies to experiment with story structures, since they don't know if the fans would like these changes, and they just stick to the strategy that worked thus far. And VNs are also expensive to make, so they don't allow for much flexibility. Nowadays, manga and light novel authors don't even have to make any initial investment at all, since they just can start posting their stories online and see how people react to them, or even completely stick to episodic online distribution. In case of VNs, even a single financially unsuccessful product can make a whole company go bankrupt.
    I personally think that if VNs somehow let this loop, there's a good chance that they would start appeal to a bigger number of people. They probably wouldn't be the same people as the current VN fans. Will they ever do that? I doubt it, but I don't know. EVNs might actually lead to something interesting at some point, who knows?
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    Dreamysyu reacted to meru in The Curse of Kudan yuri VN released!   
    There was a major pun around Koto's name that features in one of the earlier choices, which I had to work around. It was connecting コトコト煮込む to cooking classes, so I changed it to a reference to the koto instrument and music classes instead. There were also references to Japanese urban legends like Kuchizake-onna, but I left those intact since they're important for the Japanese horror flavour of the game. But I don't think there was anything especially obscure. Really, the biggest challenge with translating this writer's work is their prose which tends toward the more "literary" and "ambiguous" side of things, which can be hard to render nicely in English.
    The game is actually more plot-focused, so the yuri isn't super strong, but it does permeate the game and has a nice pay off in the epilogues. Sakuya is definitely a big gay 🥰
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    Dreamysyu reacted to meru in The Curse of Kudan yuri VN released!   
    Hey all, I just wanted to drop by to let you know that a VN I translated has just been released~
    You can buy it at the following sites:
    JAST USA
    Mangagamer
    DLsite
    Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions :3
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    Dreamysyu reacted to alpacaman in Why is this a thing?   
    And I always thought you automatically cede your right to judge other people for what they do with their free time and money the moment you become part of the VN community...
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    Dreamysyu reacted to HMN in Why is this a thing?   
    but how mad are you


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    Dreamysyu reacted to bealefay in Hello   
    Hi everyone nice to meet you,
    I'm someone who enjoys humour a lot, I also respect any and all opinions, religions and beliefs even if I might not agree with them. I really like talk about anime, manga and VNs but my friends aren't into that so I hope to discuss them with you. I also hope to get along with everyone
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Maggyy in 50 translated VNs you should read before you die   
    If I may, there is also the first part of our visual novel beta : Rivelon 
    Embody the cynical Viscount ln Taliaan in the universe of Rivelon. Go in search of a mystical land or stay down, fall in love or multiply your conquests! All the choices are yours... at least, as long as the Curse leaves you in peace...
    https://exorde.itch.io/rivelon
    Thank you in advance for your feedback and see you soon!
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    Dreamysyu got a reaction from OdaNova in Why Don't More People Read Visual Novels? - A Short Video Analysis   
    I personally think that VNs right now are in a sense stuck in a cursed loop. VNs as a medium just really lack variety and as a result appeal to a small number of people. Even most all-ages titles follow the same story structure: even in non-adult titles a male protagonist always has to be surrounded by a lot of female love interests; it almost always has to take place in high-school; even in plot-focused stories there are a lot of slice-of-life scenes, which aren't even well written, and mostly just serve as a way to stall the story for some time rather than developing the characters; finally, the personalities of the protagonist, the heroines and even the side characters typically just follow certain well-known archetypes. So, if you just happen not to enjoy some of these titles and just want to find something more unique, you're much better off watching some anime or reading a manga. Otome games are a bit different, but, from my limited experience with them, they seem to have a bag of different, though slightly similar, problems. There are indeed some unique and experimental VNs that do things differently, but most of these are doujin titles and don't get that much exposure. Most of them aren't even that good, since good authors are likely to join some company at some point and start making a lot more standard VNs, or leave the medium altogether. Also, we, the current VN fans, enjoy these tropes to at lest to some extend, and a lot of us actually prefer them. As a result, in a short run it's not a very good strategy for companies to experiment with story structures, since they don't know if the fans would like these changes, and they just stick to the strategy that worked thus far. And VNs are also expensive to make, so they don't allow for much flexibility. Nowadays, manga and light novel authors don't even have to make any initial investment at all, since they just can start posting their stories online and see how people react to them, or even completely stick to episodic online distribution. In case of VNs, even a single financially unsuccessful product can make a whole company go bankrupt.
    I personally think that if VNs somehow let this loop, there's a good chance that they would start appeal to a bigger number of people. They probably wouldn't be the same people as the current VN fans. Will they ever do that? I doubt it, but I don't know. EVNs might actually lead to something interesting at some point, who knows?
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Seraphim in What are you playing?   
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    Dreamysyu got a reaction from Seraphim in What are you playing?   
    It's been a lot of time since I read Air so maybe I just don't remember it right, but I'm pretty sure they weren't particularly relevant, and some of them were even unfitting. I mean, Air is the VN where h-scenes were literally added to the script after it was already completed since the authors weren't sure if it would sell without them.
     
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    Dreamysyu reacted to Eclipsed in What are you playing?   
    WTFMUX THIS GAL IS IN THIS VN?????????????????????

     
    I MEAN IT'S BEEN LIKE 6 YEARS SINCE I'VE READ STEINS;GATE BUT WE ALL REMEMBER THIS GAL FOR ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY:
    (MASSIVE S;G SPOILERS):
     
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    Dreamysyu reacted to EntireInternet in What are you playing?   
    Chaos;Head, on my way reading through the series (I already read Steins;Gate and 0 a while back).


     
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