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    adamstan reacted to Plk_Lesiak in What are you listening to right now?   
    So, Warner Music Japan apparently uploaded a whole bunch of Akina Nakamori concerts to YouTube. What's with those JP music companies not being stuck in the 90's all of the sudden? I'm not complaining, but it feels like a complete 180 as of late.
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    adamstan reacted to Fujoneko in What are you playing?   
    pfft I mean, I didn't say I hated it  It wasn't "wow, amazing" but it wasn't bad either - I had fun. Sure, it was full of plotholes but for me, as long as I'm having fun and the plot isn't a complete whack, it's 7/10 
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    adamstan reacted to Dreamysyu in What are you playing?   
    No, but sometimes I come back and re-read parts I've already read if I feel like I'm missing something.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Infernoplex in [project] Sakura no Kisetsu Ren'py remake project   
    Today I did Reiko's and Kiyomi's H-scenes, which brings us to 92%.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in [project] Sakura no Kisetsu Ren'py remake project   
    Today I did Reiko's and Kiyomi's H-scenes, which brings us to 92%.
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    adamstan reacted to Emi in Forum updated (2021-03-06)   
    added spoiler button and the missing gif button. 
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    adamstan reacted to Emi in Forum updated (2021-03-06)   
    no way to disable it fully.
    but changed so that it shows up under first post. smaller and should not affect thread witdh. also only shows up in threads with more then 100 pages. so not many threads.

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    adamstan got a reaction from Fiddle in Forum updated (2021-03-06)   
    I'm using Spectrum theme. After update, no matter the window size, the posts area width is limited. And actually it got so narrow that my signature got jumbled up, because lines got broken I think it's because of that totally unnecessary stats box on the right (popular posts, frequent posters etc)... For example - this thread doesn't use that box, and when it's not present, post area is wide enough.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Infernoplex in [project] Sakura no Kisetsu Ren'py remake project   
    Another progress report. It seems that I get to work on this project around the actual Season of Sakura
    Whatever, today I finished all four confession scenes in Chapter 12.

    So now we're at 90%
    Now all that remains are actual endings. ~1500 lines left to go.
     
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    adamstan reacted to Emi in Forum updated (2021-03-06)   
    looking into it
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    adamstan got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in [project] Sakura no Kisetsu Ren'py remake project   
    Another progress report. It seems that I get to work on this project around the actual Season of Sakura
    Whatever, today I finished all four confession scenes in Chapter 12.

    So now we're at 90%
    Now all that remains are actual endings. ~1500 lines left to go.
     
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    adamstan got a reaction from Emi in Forum updated (2021-03-06)   
    I'm using Spectrum theme. After update, no matter the window size, the posts area width is limited. And actually it got so narrow that my signature got jumbled up, because lines got broken I think it's because of that totally unnecessary stats box on the right (popular posts, frequent posters etc)... For example - this thread doesn't use that box, and when it's not present, post area is wide enough.
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    adamstan got a reaction from ittaku in To Heart 2 discussion thread   
    Well, Ruu is the best girl, so that's no surprise
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    adamstan got a reaction from Infernoplex in [project] Sakura no Kisetsu Ren'py remake project   
    Recently I didn't have much time, so there was looong break. But I hate the thought of abandoning this project. Today finally I managed to go over some 300 lines, thus finishing retranslating Chapter 11 (Valentine's Day) and bringing completion counter up to the 85% Now what's left is Chapter 12 (White Day - Shuuji's reply to girls' confessions), and endings. Around 2200 lines.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in [project] Sakura no Kisetsu Ren'py remake project   
    Recently I didn't have much time, so there was looong break. But I hate the thought of abandoning this project. Today finally I managed to go over some 300 lines, thus finishing retranslating Chapter 11 (Valentine's Day) and bringing completion counter up to the 85% Now what's left is Chapter 12 (White Day - Shuuji's reply to girls' confessions), and endings. Around 2200 lines.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Dreamysyu in [project] Sakura no Kisetsu Ren'py remake project   
    Recently I didn't have much time, so there was looong break. But I hate the thought of abandoning this project. Today finally I managed to go over some 300 lines, thus finishing retranslating Chapter 11 (Valentine's Day) and bringing completion counter up to the 85% Now what's left is Chapter 12 (White Day - Shuuji's reply to girls' confessions), and endings. Around 2200 lines.
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    adamstan reacted to Kirashi in Mangagamer 2021 Licensing Survey   
    I think it was Iwahime
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    adamstan got a reaction from snowbell55 in Recent (Japanese) Things You Have Purchased   
    I found some nice deals on amazon again
    Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na -Brighter than Dawning Blue- for PC - Windows 7 Support Edition and ToHeart2 DX PLUS - Regular Edition

    I've read fan-TLs of both titles, but it's nice to have originals. And I think one day I'm going to reread them untranslated. I'm especially curious about ToHeart2, since this edition has some additional content and routes from fandisc (which seems to have very polarised reviews ). Also, H-scenes in ToHeart 2 XRated felt tacked-on and out of character, so I'm looking forward to the all-ages version (After all, in case of this title, original was all-ages, with H version coming year later)
    BTW, before I noticed, I gathered quite a lot of physical Japanese (and one translated) VNs

    From left to right:
    Tenohira o, Taiyou ni Kanon Memorial Edition Natsu no Ame Sakura Strasse Sukimazakura to Uso no Machi (without box) World End Syndrome (the only translated one in this bunch) White Album Kono Oozora ni Tsubasa o Hirogete ~Cruise Sign~ Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi To Heart 2 DX PLUS Mashiro Iro Symphony ~mutsu  no hana~ Toradora! Sorairo Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku o True Love Story To Heart PSE Ano Hi no Tabibito, Fureau Mirai Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na ~Brighter than a dawning blue When did that all happened? I still remember swearing that I'd never buy physical edition of VN 😮
    (I'm also currently waiting for PS3 version of White Album 2 and PS2 versions of Yotsunoha and Konneko - they should arrive next week)
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    adamstan reacted to Larxe1 in What are you playing?   
    I played the remake. I think people compare it due to its protagonists, both are cheating scum and has little to no redeeming features. But the girls don't have any similarities. In the anime though, the protagonist is really like the school days MC but in the VN he's your basic hetare self-insert MC that is just a tad bit more scummier than general.  Just be ready to plow through a lot of uninteresting crap from side characters if you read it though
    Still a good story for me though due to Ogata Rina and interesting if you're an absolute WA2 fan like me lol.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Larxe1 in What are you playing?   
    Did you play the old one or the remake? I have remake sitting on shelf waiting for its turn, but I keep hearing worrying things about this VN Some say it's almost like a bit tamer version of School Days - at least when it comes to shitty protagonists
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    adamstan reacted to Larxe1 in What are you playing?   
    Played White Album. I played it in one night since I really liked Ogata Rina (Kinda biased since she seemed like a prototype Setsuna WHO STILL REMAINS MY NO.1 HEROINE IN ANY MEDIA), but while I liked this game enough to burn through it fast, I couldn't honestly recommend it to anyone easily. Objectively, I fucking hate this game as it really threw away its potential, while fucking over what it has left. Yes, I'm disappointed very much so. It shares a lot of themes with White Album 2 but fails to reach the same depths, and even what it has got going for it they do it badly. A love triangle, songs are an important point, and some random side characters that have routes.
    The game starts with you already with a girlfriend named Morikawa Yuki, an up and coming idol who looks like kazusa, although unlike Ogata Rina which is like prototype setsuna, Yuki is nothing like Kazusa as she has that typical quiet deredere childhood friend personality. Your relationship gets a bit strained by her always being busy at being an idol, and thats where Ogata Rina comes in. She's basically prototype setsuna but more outgoing, confident, and also willing to step on anything if its for their goal which is the MC. Both of them are in situations where they are initially at a downhill battle with Haruki being already in love with Kazusa and the MC of WA1 already having a girlfriend, and they will both naturally do things that betray their close friend Yuki/Kazusa  for that MC.
    Unlike WA2 where the fanbase is cleanly divided between Setsuna and Kazusa, Ogata Rina is just too good for the MC. Seriously, Ogata's one of my favorite heroines which is what let me power through this crap VN. Ogata Rina brought this game a few scores up for me.
    Now let me talk about what I really hated about this game.
    Reading the synopsis, you would think this is a story-focused VN, since it has a dramatic love triangle. WRONG. ITS PLAYS LIKE A DATING SIM IN WHICH YOU CHOOSE EVERYDAY WHERE YOU GO. That usually only works with school life romcom that doesnt have a clear-cut story heavy setting unlike this one but in this one its kinda jarring. They even write the dating sim parts badly for me, ITS TOO SHORT. You choose someone to hang out with that day and the scene usually ends 2-5 mins depending on how you fast. The flag system also sucks, you can get locked out of events by simply missing a day you could hang out with them. Also you cant just consistently choose Rina everyday, some dialogue choices are locked behind other activities you do with other characters. I just want to focus on Rina not on the other badly designed characters. EVERYTHING IS TOO SHORT, it tries to write too many scenes while trying to make it short as possible and it sucked. It should have focused on the story aspect and just removed the jarring dating system altogether and removed the side characters since who played this game for someone other than Yuki and Rina. While in WA2, the side characters were good, in WA1 they're cardboard.
    The side characters are mostly bad. I don't know about Sayoko the new character you unlock after you finish a game no way Im going back in the game. But the designs for me are atrocious on some characters. Haruka looks like a man, and not in a trap way, she really looks like one of the bros I talk to everyday and that bothers me. While it is subjective, this is the first time I seriously did not like a design too much and hated it. Also Mana looks like a literal child. The personalities of the side-characters are plain and has no depth and why did Yayoi the manager of Yuki even had a route?
    I read this story because I love dramatic love triangle and predetermined relationships like having a girlfriend or an ex in a game, yes I enjoy cheating in VN's yes im trash but usually I see a lot of good angst, and warped romance from that and I love reading about fucked-up romances like cheating. However it even doesn't do that kinda properly in this story. In one scene, Rina suddenly kisses the MC, and the MC didn't even think about Yuki that much. While I understand the MC on that route started to love Rina, I'm sure there must be some kind of attachment to Yuki to induce guilt but no, its just one line saying he feels guilty and god damn where's the angst. Atleast Haruki went almost went insane when shit happens. And all that climax leading up to the confession of Rina cheating with the MC was quick. Yuki just slaps rina and fight a few bit and then... end scene. God damn it where is the drama.
    The MC is a self-insert in a what should have been a story heavy setting, Usually, if there are predetermined relationships in a VN, the protagonist has a semblance of personality but no, the MC here is a cardboard cut-out with his features that stick out is being a coward in admitting his guilt to Yuki. I guess it makes sense if this really was written as a dating sim in mind but it is simply jarring on how the setting is jam packed with possible stories and it instead becomes a dating sim with a few heavy scenes mixed-in due to its setting.
    I'm writing this right after finishing the VN and lacking sleep so I think I ranted a bit too long lol. Time to sleep and read again what I said tomorrow.
     
     
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    adamstan reacted to NowItsAngeTime in binary_flame made a Visual Novel Manager program   
    Seems like a good way to keep track of VN playtime and .exes if VNs aren't on Steam or something:   Download: https://micah686.github.io/VnManager/   Report Issues: https://github.com/micah686/VnManager/issues   Ask for features: https://github.com/micah686/VnManager/discussions
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    adamstan reacted to Stormwolf in What are you playing?   
    Win-Win indeed! I should start getting into gear too
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    adamstan reacted to Stormwolf in What are you playing?   
    Did you learn japanese by stubbornly reading vn's Adam?
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    adamstan got a reaction from ChaosRaven in What are you playing?   
    I also forgot to mention, that yesterday I finished Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi. It took me ~90hrs over three weeks, so perhaps half or one-third of my "normal" (translated) reading speed
    It was great story about friendship, family and time, with a bit of magical undertones - a little KEY-like.
    In my previous post I mentioned Daiya's route - it was quite typical ojousama moege route, but very enjoyable. Then I read Ruka's route - it had very different mood, with a bit of mystery and magic, and quite interesting twist. Tsukiko's route (console only) was again more lighthearted, but it also featured some additional foreshadowing for Yomi's route.
    Yomi's route, unlocked after completing those three above, is kind of pre-true route It made the most use of the supernatural parts, and was quite nakige'y. I loved it.
    Completing Yomi's route unlocks Hina's, which is The True Route. Hina is much younger than the rest of the cast - when we meet her, she's little girl who just came to the Oboshiro church after loosing her parents (or so it seems), and Father Arakawa is taking care of her - just like he did for Yousuke (protagonist) years ago.
    Hina is really cute, and quickly becomes friends with Yousuke and the girls. It's really heartwarming to watch how they all are doting over her in common route and some parts of the girls' routes .
    Hina's actual route branches off early part of Yomi's route. It covers an (unexpected) link between Yousuke and her and ultimately ends with Yousuke becoming her guardian, and them living in (now closed) Oboshiro church. (I think the conclusion itself isn't that big of the spoiler, since the most interesting parts lie inbetween.) Luckily, Yousuke isn't lolicon, so there isn't any H stuff in this route in any version of the game Overally, this route was very heartwarming.
    But that's just a first part. After completing little Hina's route, the following part of the true route unlocks from the main menu. It is continuation of Hina's route after ten years timeskip, following the struggles of Yousuke's and Hina's family life and her growing up. It was really nice family-focused coming of age story. I think we could draw some parallels with Matsuri's route from Kazoku Keikaku, although it is a bit different. But the common point of two people with considerable age gap falling in love remains. Here we also get to know more about Hina's family. Daiya, Ruka and Tsukiko also come back as supporting characters. It was quite a ride, definitely pinnacle of this VN. And the ending was very fulfilling.
    Art and music is gorgeous. Voices were also nice, I'd just wish that all characters were voiced. As it is, only female characters are fully voiced. For male characters, only three of them are voiced - Father Arakawa, Daiya's grandfather and one other guy who's identity should remain secret, since it's a bit of a spoiler Other male characters are unvoiced and spriteless - those two things combined often tripped me up a bit, since I had to stop for a moment to check if the line I'm just reading is protagonist or one of those characters But that's just a minor complaint.
    It would also be nice, if common route had some more variety/branches. As it is now, while it has lots of choices, those choices are just convoluted way to select the route, and in common route they change just a few lines, if anything. So after a first playthrough, common route consist mostly of skipping
    I also skipped through +18 PC version. I didn't like placement of most of the H-scenes, and also I strongly dislike the style of HCGs this VN uses, with big focus on the genital area often taking up to the half of the screen. It's fine in the nukige, but in romance story I'd prefer something less obviously porny. Aokana did great job at that with most of its HCGs. So with that considered, I'd take additional Tsukiko's route of the PS3 version over those dubious H-scenes
    Time to sum up this horrible wall of text - HimaNatsu is definitely one of the charage gems, and I'm really glad I read it. 8.5/10
     
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