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adamstan last won the day on January 17

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About adamstan

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  • Birthday 08/11/1984

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  1. Aokana Release by Nekonyan [UPDATED]

    As for the question I have it in my backlog. Question is - do I need to read Grisaia before to enjoy it? (It also sits in a queue, but it's huge trilogy, so it will take some time)
  2. What are you playing?

    Hmm... how to say it without being too spoilery... there's more to this VN than SoL and romance. It kind of reminds me of first episode of Sailor Moon - you have your SoL, and then suddenly strange things start to happen, or, as @GXOALMD has put it - shit goes down
  3. Your Favorite VN of 2019?

    Yeah, I think it really deserves translation. Maybe someone should pester NekoNyansoft about it - I think they would be best for this job At least Palette isn't against translating their VNs (Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki and 9-nine have official translations).
  4. Your Favorite VN of 2019?

    I already mentioned Aokana, but if talking about VNs I read in 2019 (instead of 2019 releases), it falls to second place, and my absolutely favourite read of 2019 would be Mashiro Iro Symphony.
  5. What are you playing?

    Amber Quartz already managed to surprise me pretty hard When you read vndb summary and look at screenshots and (non-spoilery) tags, it looks like just another nakige/charage, focused on the themes of group of friends, memories, etc etc. And the beginning of the game seems to confirm this - it starts similarly to many other high-school romances. Also, just in line with summary, we see some of the MC's flashbacks from seven years ago, when he was playing with his group of friends, from whom he's been estranged later on. And now they (a bit unexpectedly) meet again. So far, pretty typical setup, and I actually liked it. But then they That was totally unexpected, but now I am really curious what happens next. Also, I love character designs - they have that classic 90s anime style. BTW it seems to be pretty obscure VN, with only 18 votes on vndb, and, if memory serves, something like ~380 on EGS.
  6. What are you listening to right now?

    Wow, that second video is really something Looks like I have another singer to follow. Indeed, very nice voice, and songs too. That violin solo at the beginning was pretty impressive as well.
  7. Most disappointing VNs of 2019?

    My biggest disappointment recently was definitely Lamunation(TL released in 2019), even though I read it this year. From the titles I read in 2019, the most disappointing one was Sisters ~Natsu no Saigo no Hi~ I think I finally never got to write my impressions in "What are you playing" thread, so might write here as well It has pretty good production values, being almost fully animated. Also, the story had the potential for being nice nakige, but developers decided that the best use for all those animations would be to turn that "na" into "nu" So the story got overwhelmed with numerous long h-scenes. Overally game isn't bad, I enjoyed it (and it's pretty short), but it screams "wasted potential!" - after some of the story reveals my expectations were much higher, thus disappointment. On the more positive note - except for few lines when we hear news from TV, it's easy enough that I could read it without the text hooking
  8. What are you playing?

    Today I started Amber Quartz. It looks promising so far. Nice art, likeable characters and the themes/tropes I like - group of childhood friends, memories... Let's see, how it turns out.
  9. Your Favorite VN of 2019?

    +1, it was very pleasant surprise.
  10. Your Favorite VN of 2019?

    So should we consider official English releases of titles like Clannad, Little Busters or Grisaia kind of happy accidents? (perhaps having anime adaptation helped there to convince publishers...?) But yeah, all those releases happened few years ago (2015 for Clannad and Grisaia no Kajitsu, 2017 for LB). Lately, SolPress picked up Irotoridori no Sekai (also Favorite's game), and JAST is working (forever...) on Majikoi, but neither seems to be close to release While we're at Favorite's games, Sekai still hasn't fixed Hoshimemo... In the meantime, FanTL of Hoshiori Yume Mirai has been released, and currently they work on Gin'iro Haruka, but tsurezure scans is kind of exception rather than a rule So, probably you're right, and translation indeed seems unlikely
  11. Your Favorite VN of 2019?

    I'm definitely interested in it. Too bad the download version seems to be DMM exclusive DMM is the one JP VN storefront that I can't buy from - at least without using VPNs etc. I can access site and create an account, but whenever I try to buy a VN, it throws out an error message at me, equivalent to "this content is unavailable in your location". No problems with either DLSite or Getchu, it's just DMM being the odd one. Why is that? I'd be inclined to think that good nakige should be popular. Is it the matter of size?
  12. Your Favorite VN of 2019?

    A VN with Mahou Shoujo heroine that is nakige instead of nukige? - looks interesting ...but looking at its length, it would probably take me something like at least half a year to complete, assuming it can be hooked Nevertheless, added to wishlist, together with Realive. Thanks
  13. Your Favorite VN of 2019?

    Are we talking about 2019 releases, or the things we played in 2019? If it's about 2019 releases, then for me it's definitely Aokana.
  14. Spoilers: Great VN Phrases/quotes

    I haven't read Subahibi, but know the last one - it sometimes appears in the "random VN quote" field at the bottom of vndb page
  15. What are you playing?

    Finished Lamunation. Yaaaaaaawn... I'm a bit surprised, but it didn't work for me at all. Sure, there were some funny jokes, it was nice to spot some of the references or easter eggs, but still I'm utterly disappointed. It's just too random for me, and with almost no story. Seriously, compared to this, your average moege is plot-heavy. It's just collection of loosely connected skits that would work as comic relief in "normal" charage, or at Majikoi exit screen, but it fails as a VN, since there's nothing more. Also, the release is a bit buggy/messy. I get it that it is low-cost port, and price reflects that, but still... Engine feels unresponsive, and there's quite a lot of scripting bugs - like, often you need two clicks instead of one to advance to the next line, and there are several places when voices go out of sync with the text. So, sadly, another 6 in a row... It isn't complete trash, and perhaps there are people who will like it, but for me it was a chore to complete... PS The translation is nice