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Okarin last won the day on December 24 2017

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  1. And what about Key?

    I'd suggest watching the Kanon 2006 anime. It's fantastic. As for Air, I haven't watched the anime, so I can't say. However, I'm playing the VN so I guess it might be doable. Air is slightly more modern than Kanon, and it shows.
  2. And what about Key?

    In my opinion, Angel Beats already hinted at decline. Charlotte is full decline. It's plain obvious that Key can't keep doing the same formula forever, precisely because it has been dethroned from it by other companies. Thus, they try different things; but they have alienated me (I've read the Rewrite VN and I find it a chore and a meh experience), and like me, possibly quite a lot of people. In my opinion, they're not doing it right. Harmonia was, at least, decent, but small effort. Like Kiri says, let's hope Summer Pockets saves VNs.
  3. And what about Key?

    I'd say that a part of Clannad's success on Steam has been that it's HD and revamped, not the "classic" (read: dated) version from the mid-2000s. I'm reading original Air now and it shows. However, with Little Busters the improvement is little, the main thing it has going for it are the extra routes. Also... watching rubbish like Fault sell 100K really makes me cringe.
  4. Is there any romance in Chaos;Child?

    I'm not familiar with the Chu-Chu games, but Chaos;Head had its own, too. I guess they're a way of presenting the same characters in more relaxed situations. I. e., only for hardcore fans
  5. Looking for some non-depressing VNs

    Sorry, slip of the finger.
  6. Looking for some non-depressing VNs

    Clannad is not that depressing most of the time, I mean, it has a lot of drama for every character, but also tons of slice of life. I feel that Kanon, that was the VN that started the former Key trend, is way more tear-inducing. I really only cried with Ushio. Also remember that nakige always ends on a positive note, so the negativity is undone.
  7. ¿Are you liking it?
  8. And what about Key?

    Well, of course. It has just released in Japan, and with no joint release in English unlike Harmonia, due to the size of the script most likely. About Little Busters... meh, it's a VN that most people have played by 2017, also it hasn't even been that long on Steam (where people tend to wait for the best price possible). Potentially there are lots of people like me who want to buy it to support Key's English releases, in my case I haven't dropped the 30 bucks just because I'm busy playing other things. I think I'll drop them eventually, but it's not really a priority. Also, I think that the TL of Little Busters Steam is a bit meh. You have to factor in that, too. I guess it's the same with Clannad. Both novels also have the blemish of being damn long to beat. Not everyone likes that. In truth there have been TLs for Key's major works since forever, so it's a bit difficult for them to take off. They have to rely on the fresher Steam audience. And then I don't know if they're really keen on drama, they seem to prefer low-intensity ecchi like Sakura games.
  9. And what about Key?

    Maybe they're building up their own fanbase in the West, they have a good number of games on Steam. Maybe they make enough money... though I disliked Angel Beats, Rewrite and Charlotte, and beyond that I don't think they have been as big successes as their past works... but. Meanwhile you can get the rarer VNs from them that you possibly haven't read (like Harmonia) and thus support them for bringing over the likes of Angel Beats or even Summer Pockets... For all the rest, just wait (TM)
  10. Even if it's a game worth it, I don't think that the DDLC phenomenon has been a positive one in general terms. Here pen-and-paper roleplaying games gained a lot of fame, but a bad one, since they were known by association to crimes perpetrated by players. Of course, it was all sensationalism, but the regular person doesn't know better. DDLC has been on the spotlight for , even if it all was warned about beforehand. For me the best we could achieve is that everyone, or the majority of anime & manga lovers would play VNs often, and then some will of course stick to anime & manga anyway. I don't think we can hope VNs will attract people who aren't keen on Japanese media. Their point of entry will always be anime, because it's accessible and most people have watched an anime at some point of their lives (probably their childhood, I was born 1983 and still watched 80's children anime). Maybe videogames like Pokémon, that also has anime, and then in time they will jump to VNs... but you need something in-between because Pokémon players don't readily jump into VNs. Also the Pokémon anime is... old. Obviously you don't get into VNs hating the artstyle, and people who aren't familiar with Japanese media tend to dislike it or at least, they aren't really accustomed to it. Maybe we could attract some hentai lovers, because back in the day you played the likes of Knights of Xentar for the porn, it didn't matter if it was anime-like or not, it didn't matter the kind of media it was... it only mattered for the H. But then again, there are a lot of H-less VNs. With the advent of the internet however, you can have as high a dose of porn as you want, so no real need for eroge or nukige unless you really like them...
  11. Well, most of the time H scenes are jarring. To enjoy them, you have to find ones that appeal to you (or are you against any and all forms of porn?), and they have to be well integrated within the game. I enjoyed "Eroge" from Clockup somewhat, because I knew what I was getting into. It can be considered a nukige. Still, it's like fast food entertainment. VNs can do much better.
  12. Hi and thanks for the attention. The thing is, I want to purchase a legal copy of Chaos;Head. I've got the TL patch in my hands, so I only need a fresh copy. Of course, a physical copy from Japan is out of the question. I've seen that the game is for sale at DMM, but it denies me the possibility to buy it. I guess I need to use a VPN to pretend I'm in Japan. Does anyone know a good VPN service that can be used for that? I've never used a VPN before. This is also useful for all people who start to purchase their games in Japan stores. Thanks!
  13. Why do you prefer 2D ecchiness?

    Hey, don't you know about the fantastic amounts of amateur porn? For me the most exciting is seeing a regular girl doing whatever. I'd say amateur is best. Besides, amateur covers every imaginable fetish, like hentai. Do you think people could resist uploading those dirty things, and that they would remain in the realm of 2D? No way! As for what Thyndd says -some H scenes work for me, some don't. First of all, I need a proper context: it has to be well conveyed. In some games (for some reason I'm thinking of Clockup's "Eroge" because that's like the last one I played) you can really tell what's going on. It's IMMERSION. But immersion means nothing if the scene doesn't click my button. So I need both well-done scenes, and scenes that interest me. The umpteenth plain missionary or virgin sex with a timid girl (sometimes it's the case, usually not) doesn't look very interesting. For example, I like cowgirl IRL because it gives a lot of pleasure and it's exciting, but it's so common in eroge that for me it's vanilla and I tend to boo to it. If I'm not being "cowgirled", it isn't half as fun. For the record, it's not only H scenes in eroge that have immersion problems, a lot of modern videogames with gameplay don't feel immersive.
  14. Safe to buy from Denpasoft?

    How would they know what you bought or what you don't in the first place? Are they tapping your lines? If so, you need a really good revolution in your country.
  15. So now Fuwa is really dead?

    The broken seal of the apocalypse was that "hentai IS art" thread.