Hey Everyone! What's up? I'm Glorious Showoff, and I'm glad to finally be taking part of Fuwa. Spurred on by a good old buddy by the name of KosakiFag, I look forward to posting on here.
For the past year, I've been taking an extreme interest to visual novels, and even go as far as to prefer them from a majority of anime (visual novels are just better as a whole)
I've read titles such as 0verflows's School/Shiny Days HQ, Spike Chunsoft's Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Key's Clannad (still have yet to finish though), and Nitro+'s Saya no Uta.
I'm also a really huge fan of the titles that Alicesoft produces, even if a lot of their games still have yet to be translated in English, I'm extremely fond of them. The Rance Series as a whole is absolutely awe inspiring, as I've played through Sengoku Rance, Rance 02, Rance III, and currently playing Kichikuou Rance. Other Alicesoft Titles I have played are Mamatoto, Beat Blades Haruka, Toushin Toshi II, Daiakuji, Daiteikoku, Only You: Re Cross, and Prostudent Good (though, the last four have yet to be translated) they've all got something extremely fun and addicting to look forward too.
While I love the Rance Series for what it is, my absolute favorite Alicesoft title (and visual novel of all time actually) would have to be Daibanchou: Big Bang Age. While I say that it is a masterpiece, and my favorite vn and game ever, I wouldn't consider it perfect, and it's got some flaws, however if you can look past the flaws, it's many ups heavily outshine it. I've made such a pact with Daibanchou, that even highly ranked titles like Steins;Gate, Fate/Stay Night, or Muv-Luv Alternative wouldn't be able to top it as my number one favorite in my book. It's a title that plays a lot like Sengoku Rance, only just more difficult, so much so that you'd most likely have to use a guide if you want to fully understand the games mechanics. I would highly recommend playing it, while admittedly, the overall story is a bit weaker than Rance's (though that's not a fair comparison, considering Rance has a rich, expansive ass lore that spans over ten different games, hardly any other vn's individual story can top it in my opinion) even so, Daibanchou has a great cast of iconic characters to immerse yourself and become attached to. A lot of them fall into classic, nostalgic, stereotypes and it's portrayed in such a memorable way that it's quite a damn joy to see! Especially if you have what it takes to see them fully get fleshed out (there are multiple events each character has that the player has to unlock as playing through the game, I consider the many characters to be the games main highlight), it also features a legendary soundtrack of pure badassery (especially the opening theme), and a fun, difficult, but rewarding gameplay to look forward to, it was also my first Alicesoft title.
I'm looking forward to playing others such as more Alicesoft titles that have yet to be localized (Hype for Evenicle and Rance Quest Magnum coming soon!), The Fruit of Grisaia, Katawa Shoujo, Rewrite and much more! I'm currently playing the Muv-Luv series, and now am on Muv-Luv Unlimited. I hear that Muv-Luv Alternative is supposed to be one of the greatest visual novels ever made, and it definitely looks like it, so I can't wait to try it out!