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  1. 12 hours ago, Infernoplex said:

    Regarding Crescendo and Tsuki...

    No, they didn't cut anything. G-Collections localized these 2 VNs slightly before their later editions came out. And as per usual in the western VN industry, we never, or very rarely at least, get these later editions updates for the original western localized VNs. So it wasn't "cut", but more like "never updated". Not strange considering VNs were selling even worse back in the day, so there was no incentive to update them at all.

    I'd say it depends on the actual timeframe.

    For example, Spike Chunsoft, now, they don't have any qualms about localising just another version of Steins;Gate -ANY version, really, because it's a best seller.

    But G-Collections is ANCIENT and they probably used what was available. It's just that the companies don't return to previous titles with improved versions, it seems like the West needs a constant flow of new localisations and people care more to have as many different games as possible, not return to old ones.

    Another (discordant) example is Rewrite, which is officially arriving in 2 versions I think, and given that the majority of Key fans have already read it, either they buy it out of commitment, or it backfires gloriously (like Little Busters, mind you).

    But of course, Rewrite and S;G are major games in a bountiful age for the community like 2018 is, not an old game like Crescendo.

  2. Aren't you expecting a bit too much out of a medium for entertainment? Do you think a Marvel superhero movie can change your life? I don't.

    To change your life you need to do a lot of reflecting as well as trial and error. Fiction can help you reflect but only barely. It won't provide the real action to change, and not even the motivation, most of the time.

    In the end, salvation lies in the people. The people who are right for you.

  3. Any version you choose, be prepared to expend some months. I played it whole in two different, consecutive years because Lucia's route barely killed my interest in the game. I still don't rate it highly, and find that, like most of recent Key works (anime and VN), it has almost as many good things as bad things. Harmonia is an exception, because it's a simpler and cleaner story.

    You can definitely enjoy Rewrite, but you probably won't rate it a masterpiece. There are some facepalm moments too -like that "famous" Kotori quote, what the hell were they thinking?

  4. My 2 cents, heterochromia is just another moe aspect of a character. Just two examples about that: Steins Gate's Daru found the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) pretty sexy, and in Maitetsu you romance trains. Anything and everything can be moe-fied and made sexually appealing.

    AFAIK David Bowie had this "condition", and it didn't bar him of living a full life... so what's the point of comparing it to actual crippling diseases?

    At any rate, girls with heterochromia are something like "cute mutants"...


    Miagete Goran - A sky full of stars, the eyes of the heroine with heterochromia are compared by the protag to a twin star, effectively kickstarting their relationship, that can end in a couple if you like.

  5. Look, I've been watching anime all my life, even as a baby I watched the 80s anime for children. Anime is a big entry point for people into the VN world. So, like an anime person would watch several different genres of anime, that same person, if he did VNs, would tackle several genres.

    Sometimes what matters is the quality of the game (within its genre), and you're sold. Who says moege can't do great within the moege style? You just need to like the thing, or at least not abhor it.

    Looks to me there are some people who would segregate players by their main genre, and that's a bit sad. For example, no matter how much I like Root Double, Ever 17 or Virtue's Last Reward, I can't do those constantly, I need a change of pace and some kawaiis.

  6. I still recommend Steins;Gate because the VN is a unique experience and differs in some ways from the anime. That VN is a masterpiece, the way the drama and tension build up to the last chapter, where you have to make your fatal choice. However, it's pretty much unplayable without a walkthrough or flowchart, at least as far as the true ending goes.

    The VNs I have struggled the most with are moege, in particular, Yuzusoft works such as Noble*Works and Dracu Riot, I start them but quickly get bored of them, and I think that the actual routes aren't that good.

  7. OK, there you are:


    * Mangagamer shop

    Eroge! (Clockup)

    * PS4


    * 3DS eshop

    Virtue's Last Reward

    Zero Time Dilemma

    * Steam

    Ame no Marginal (2017 Sekai's Humble Bundle)


    Clannad Side Stories

    fault milestone 1 (2017 Sekai's Humble Bundle)

    Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

    Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds


    If my heart had wings

    Karakara (2017 Sekai's Humble Bundle)

    A kiss for the petals, Remembering how we met

    Littlewitch Romanesque editio Regia

    Love at first sight

    Lucy, the eternity she wished for

    Nekopara vol. 0 (2017 Sekai's Humble Bundle)

    Root Double

    A sky full of stars (Miagete Goran...)

    Stay! stay! DPRK


    Steins;Gate 0

    Strawberry Vinegar

    Sweetest Monster

    Tomoyo After (Clannad)

    VA 11 HALL A

    Vision of Aurora Borealis

    The Way we All Go


  8. This is a general advice. When learning, it's important to believe it and like what you're doing (at least, the subjects you're learning).

    In high school, I was distracted by videogames and other things and that prevented me from reaching further excellence. I still did good.

    You have to believe you can tackle the exam, and that you can integrate the knowledge within yourself. You should value knowledge and its acquisition.

    Maybe it's actually boring to learn about the conditions in the 18th century, but it's good knowledge: having a grasp of history is important to being a fine person. Don't disdain anything that you're learning, no thinking "this is so useless!". Better think that everything you have the chance to learn is important, and appreciate it. Better bring a curious attitude and think: "hey, I'm going to learn really interesting things". No knowledge is really useless. If anything, it helps you to acquire further knowledge.

    For example, I do little Japanese studying, but since I enjoy the classes, I grasp a lot of words and things from the language.

    If learning history, a good approach is "how did that people live, back then?". If learning physics, you can complement it with articles about actual stuff and the applications of physics; those don't readily appear on textbooks, but that way you can see the importance of being familiar with physics. And so on.

    When you finally enjoy what you're doing, even if it wears you off, you only need a proper environment to do the studying.

    I don't guarantee you'll be the best of the class, but no doubt you can pass no problem if you're investing yourself in what you're learning. Enjoying learning removes some workload, but work (studying) is important, of course. In school, I did little studying until late middle school. I relied in getting things from the actual classes, right on the spot. It worked. I have really good memory however. Learning is best when you're at the top of your dopamine (i. e. adolescence).

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