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  1. Random VN: Komorebi no Nostalgica

    I'm actually reading it right now. Just entered Kaja's route. I didn't know which order to go with, so just went with the order the choices give Kaja > Itsuki > Flow > Akira (also the order in which they appear at the end of the OP). But looking at what you said, it might be better to have Akira before Itsuki if I want the most emotional last? Or continue with this order as Akira's route is about Tenchou and it continues in Last episode, so better read them one after the other? Anyway, I'm doing other stuff on the side so i'm slower than usual, but I'm liking it so far. A shame Shouta is only partially voiced, though.
  2. What are you reading? Untranslated edition

    Welp, wasn't planning to at first, but kinda wanted to write something to sort my thoughts, so decided to write about what I read in the past year. Main problem is most are from months ago and only a few are recent, so will just write a line or two. (thank god I mostly read LNs this past year, so it'll be quick) Hikoukigumo no Mukougawa: Eiri's route was great, and I remember being greatly satisfied by her ending. Sengoku † Koihime ~Otome Kenran ☆ Sengoku Emaki~: Took me two whole weeks to read, iirc. Was totally worth it. Heroine wa Tomodachi Desu ka? Koibito Desu ka? Soretomo Tomefure Desu ka?: That one was kinda weird in the sense that it was actually pretty great (character interactions, etc) considering the setting. Unfortunately I hated the way it ended. Everything was great, then sudden all the girls became sluts wanting to be the MC's slave. So it went from great moments and humor to characters only thinking about sex and nothing else. Was really disappointed as until it went in that direction it was really good. Otome ga Tsumugu Koi no Canvas: Honestly I don't remember much. Read it to taste the water with trap MCs, but found it pretty average. Ou no Mimi ni wa Todokanai!: Can be summed up in one word: AXL. Not amazing, but never boring and pretty entertaining like all their works. Houkago no Futekikakusha: Man, I hated this one. I tried liking it because it's from Takehaya, but couldn't. Too many things I couldn't agree with. I could understand some people liking it, but overall I would never recommend it to anyone. Ryakudatsusha no In'en + Ryuukishi Bloody † Saga: First one is despair, and second one is MC obtaining his happiness. Wasn't amazing or anything, but if you played the prequel seeing the MC becoming happy is really nice. Evolimit: I've been wanting to play this one for a loooong time because of Clephas, and I have to say I was pretty disappointed. It's good, yeah, I can't deny that and I, myself, thought it was good. Just that I was pretty much into Shizuku from the start, so most of the time was just me wanting to be done with the other routes, and when I actually got to it it was different from what I expected. I can't count the number of times I let the VN run in the background for hours while doing something else instead. So basically, even if I think it was good, I couldn't get invested emotionally so it ended up being kinda meh, I guess. Astraythem: And here come the reason of this post. Let's get this out of the way first, it has a lot of flaws, plot holes and things I really can't agree with. But in the end, it comes out on top of all the ones above to me. Why? Because I was really invested emotionally in this one. The fact that this basically is a whole VN dedicated to a single heroine (who is really great) helped with that. I like MC devoted to a single heroine, and this one take it to another level.「姉さんに恋をして、姉さんも恋をして、姉さんと恋をした」 Unfortunately, like I said at first, it has flaws and things I really couldn't agree with, and some were explained in the very first post of this thread, so I didn't give it that high of a rating, but in the end I still really liked it and I'll probably remember about it for a while. (don't think I'll ever reread it, though. Can't really say it have a good replay value) While I'm here, to answer the question in the post 5 years ago (though I guess @Funnerific forgot since then, but oh well): Anyway, what I wanted to say is, while I honestly think Evolimit's plot was better, in the end I prefered Astraythem. No matter how "good" something is, if you can't get invested in it, something "less good" might actually be better, no matter how flawed it is. In the end, everything comes down to the reader's feelings.
  3. By the way, have you tried locale emulator? Personally I don't even bother changing my system locale and have no problem with it. So far, the only problem I had was that one VN that couldn't save unless I use Windows XP Service pack 2 compatibility, but don't remember what it was.
  4. Something similar to utawarerumono

    Tears to Tiara I and II. Only played II, though, so would rather recommend that one. (can be played without the I)
  5. Well, at first it was used for "light" novels (so basically short novels with a small format), but with time it changed to "novel with illustrations with story similar to mangas".
  6. What Anime are you watching now?

    I don't know, they skipped LOT of stuff, even an entire volume, so wouldn't really say it's a good adaptation, but it's not bad either. The reason the LN is more hyped is because it's a first person novel, so you're in Hikigaya's head, and it's awesome because his thoughts are hilarious.
  7. I am of the same opinion. Only the part (main school) written by Takehaya is great and the partial patch should just be released for everyone to appreciate Miyabi's greatness. I loved her path and would give a 9 just for her. Unfortunately, the VN isn't only about her, which bring down the whole thing. Though I think most of the good reviews are people rating the good side of the VN instead of the bad. By the way, while Miyabi's route and without question my favorite from the VN, I always give a special mention to Shino for saying one of the most romantic thing I have seen in a H scene. EDIT: Wait, just noticed you linked me in the critical reviews. lol
  8. Anime Summer List of 2020

    Not really. Actually, it does start with a pretty simple plot, there is no denying that. It's just that it has an actually pretty good world building, and as the story continues it gets deeper. What I said wasn't sarcasm or anything, the anime really won't go far enough to be able to see much of the world building. Anyway, even that aside, Anos (or Anoth) alone is a good reason to make this work stand aside from other works. He is what every OP MC should be: confident. Unlike all the OP wimpy MCs you see in other series, Anos is aware and confident about his power, and he actually acts like he's the strongest being ever (which is a fact), so it feels right for him to be OP. And this is a real breeze of fresh air when you see all these boring OP MCs acting like wimps and all, even more so when they're supposed to be old (when reincarnated). Also the comedy is pretty nice, so that's a plus.
  9. Anime Summer List of 2020

    Man, if you guys knew how deep Maou Gakuin actually is. But you won't, because the anime will never adapt enough content.
  10. Spoilers: Great VN Phrases/quotes

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