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  1. Voice acting in VN's is paid by line or wordcount usually. I'm also pretty sure that the voice actors aren't the ones choosing their rates, their agencies are.
  2. Well there is a mini-game in Inganock but I wouldn't call it gameplay. In it you click on characters in various orders to listen to their inner thoughts. If you click on them in the wrong order you might not be able to listen to all of them and if you don't get all of them you may get a bad ending later. There is a great walkthrough included so you know which order to click on the characters. There is also an option to skip the minigame but I don't recommend it because understanding he story becomes pretty much impossible without it. There is a pretty big chance that you may not like it though since its a pretty divisive VN. Most of the chapters have the same general structure and there are large amounts of repeated text. Since the game was originally written (partly) in verse I like to think of the similar chapters as verses and the repeated text as refrains. You should definitely check out Rewrite too sometime. The common route is light-hearted (but really funny) the individual routes are not and they don't have a romance focus and some of them are very good (Akane's route especially which is super depressing) and the true route is fantastic and definitely makes you think. I don't normally like Key Games that much but Rewrite was great. You should also read Muv-Luv Alternative since I see that you have finished Muv-Luv. You might also like Fate/Stay Night (but maybe not the first route since much of the philosophical stuff in it doesn't appear until the second and third route but both of those 2 are fantastic). Ef is also pretty nice although it is a romance story and the first part is pretty light-hearted. The second part, The Latter Tale is not so though and can be really depressing at times and definitely makes you think. That said it is a romance VN so take this recommendation with a grain of salt.
  3. This sometimes happens with F/SN sadly (It has happened to me at least once whenever I have read F/SN and I have read it like 3 or 4 times over the years). You'll just have to skip to until where you were when you last played it. :C Backup your savedata sometimes to avoid it.
  4. Sekien no Inganock -What a Beautiful People- Summary Inganock, a city isolated from the outside, a city where everything is distorted, even the sun. It all started ten years ago, at a day called 'Revival'. Then residents of the city slowly changed into beings partially human and partially animal. To this day, only a few still look fully human on the outside. One of these is Gii, a former medical student, now an illegal doctor that walks the city and cures the poor for free. He changed too, but only in the inside, and his change gave him a mysterious ability that he uses to heal people that keep mutating further every day. He has a few 'friends' if you can call them that. One of them is a black steel cat girl called Ati. Another one is an old friend from his medical school that he just met again after ten years, Salem. But everything truly begins when he meets a little girl with pink eyes named Kia... Ending Guideline While Sekien no Inganock is completely linear it does come with a minigame that can take some trial and error to get through and is sometimes quite frustrating. There is an option in the game to skip this game completely however I do not recommend doing this. Without the information provided in it several core parts of the story will be very hard to understand. Walkthrough Chapter 1: The Sky, There Are Two Suns Chapter 2: And Now, A Fairy Tale Chapter 3: This Sound, Surely If I play It... Chapter 4: A Mirror, Even If It Reflects Nothing... Chapter 5: Right Now, Your Tears Are Right Here Chapter 6: The Window, On A Night of Pouring Rain Chapter 7: My Voice, Even If It Doesn't Reach You Now... Chapter 8: A Death, A Voice from the Intermission Chapter 9: A Flower, One Thing Sparkling Chapter 10: A Flower, On That Day It Bloomed Proudly Chapter 11: My Heart, Where In My Chest? Chapter 12: Inganock of the Brightest Flame Attribution This walkthrough was based on the one Amaterasu Translations included with their translation.
  5. I'll create a Sekien no Inganock walkthrough and a The Second Reproduction walkthrough since I just reread the former and finished the latter.
  6. This is pretty cool. Though now that I have that button I need to actually finish something and upload it to deviantart (I have like 500 unfinished thingies) since I haven't in ages. And yeah the icons could be cuter! :3
  7. I seem to remember that some eroge company said that they don't give their protagonist a voice to save money but that the only reason they can do that is because its completely accepted by readers. If readers expected the protagonist to be voiced most companies would probably do so.
  8. Mare's route branches of from Yume's so you have to enter her route again to access Mare's.
  9. I like kinetic novels. In fact I often prefer them because VNs with routes tend to be very bloated.
  10. I think they should do some sort of kickstarterish thing for Extra/Unlimited so they wouldn't have to worry about making a profit. Because it would suck to get an Extra/Unlimited anime but then not get Alternative because the first season didn't earn enough.
  11. Well we generally don't add nukige to the site. (At least that's what Aeru said last time something like this was discussed). Stuff like Sonohana is an exception since they're so popular. I doubt we'll add random dlsite nukige to the site honestly. But ask Aaeru its she who decides, not me lol. The third one is a given though if you get to it.
  12. I meant not very good. And yeah I know why. It doesn't really matter there are many translators that preserve japanese grammar structure because they see it as more authethic and that's fair position to take. But this also makes them bad for english learning. I would refrain from using anything not done by a proffessional translator as learning material. Preferably someone who is an actual educated translator and not just a fansubber gone pro.
  13. Yeah the english in clannad is easy but it's also very bad. You'll risk learing wrong grammar with it. In general VN's are probably not very good for english practice since strange grammar is so common.
  14. I think JAST will get to it eventually but it might take a long time. This also depends on whether they can find a skilled enough translator (which is basically why Mangagamer probably won't ever touch Oretsuba) but I think Makoto might have said he could pull it off.
  15. Good deal on the other hand Mirrors Edge is probably the only one I'll actually play so I think I'll pass, not really fond of shooters. Though I guess I have many days to think about it.
  16. Have you checked if the files are set to read-only?
  17. Most of these don't have any gameplay whatsoever. They're all great VN's but when someone is asking for something specific the polite thing to do is recommending them something they're asking for not every good VN you know.
  18. Sorry I can't since I don't have the VN right now. Someone else might be able to though.
  19. The big eyed art isn't actually a problem at all. That's a style question. I am rather fond of Itaru Hinoue style but she needs a lot work on her anatomy and I mean a lot. Chihaya in particular has some incredibly ugly sprites her arms look like wooden logs that has been pasted upon her body without actually being connected to her body. She also is very inconsistent with her art which lead to her characters often looking vastly different from shot to shot. And why they aren't changing the artist. They have sometimes Planetarian isn't done by Hinoue, not Tomoyo After either. And Little Busters/Kud Wafter is half done between Hinoue and Na-Ga. But obviously they can't kick her. Why should they? She is just as much a part of Key as everyone else there she is not some contracted artist like Fumio for Tomoyo After. Kicking her out of her own freaking company would be awful. She is improving though it's going slowly. Eroge artist don''t tend to get better at the same speed as other artist because they don't practice much. If you look at the cg's from various eroge you'll see that its always the same sorts of angles used. Since the artists spend their time drawing characters looking exactly the same they simply never improve that much ):. Well eroge/VN art in general is pretty fucking awful (Though colouring as gotten a lot better in recent years). And Hinoue isn't even near the worst of the lot. This Review by Choux from calamitous intents details some problems with the art in Little Busters. I could also mention the ugly outfits designs but those have actually improved. The casual clothes in Rewrite looks nice, stylish and actually fitting for their character (apart from Chihaya's yuck kill that thing with fire. Also Akane's clothes look kinda weird but nearly all clothes in VN's do so I guess that's expected)
  20. Only the Original version. There is a patch that you can use on EX but it basically turns EX into the original Little Busters.
  21. Yes three new routes lots of new writing some old routes rewritten (at least Kud's is) but there's all age versions of Ex as well (Memorial edition and Perfect edition) which will probably be patched down the line since they don't differ very much from EX (except no H scenes ofc) Perfect has a new CG and I think both memorial and perfect have a-chan-senpai sprites ported from Kud wafter.
  22. Terra probably. Haven't read Air or Kanon yet though
  23. Check that the files are not set to read only also make sure you run as administrator.
  24. I don't have the VN with me right now but try to see if there's something you can disable in the settings menu. Maybe there's a particular effect in that scene that your computer can't handle.
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