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  1. Its important to mention that episode 8 has extra content in the manga version and the ending is a little bit more satisfying
  2. The subreddit /learnjapanese has a lot of great content on learning methods, suggestions and so on. Genki I and II is a really good start since it covers both N4 and N5 content, it should be everything you need for a start . Anki is mandatory for retention and its really simple to use. I highly recommend Wanikani for learning Kanji, it is a great method that works for me and a lot of people, it might not work for everyone since you really need a focus and a habit of studying every day. It isnt free, but the first few levels are free so you can check it out to see if it works for you
  3. As someone who also liked pillars of eternity, you should know that Baldur's Gate is the spiritual predecessor and also one of the best computer rpg ever made. Romance is only present in Baldur Gate 2 , which is also the best game but you really should play the first one that is also a good game so you can transfer your character to the second game. It is a complete saga, with a conclusive and satisfying ending
  4. I guess Umineko would be mandatory in any mystery/detective request. Ever 17 is also a great mystery VN although some fantastic elements might disappoint G Senjou no Maou has a great protagonist and an excellent main route. The other routes are not as good and certainly not mandatory since they abandon the mystery, just play the main route that is the canon true ending
  5. Crimson Gray ( and the female protagonist is a yandere to the root )
  6. Although I've been reading VN's for quite a while, I was never hooked to the point of reading a single novel all the dam day as I do tend to space out my reading, but Umineko changed that. I managed to read through those 90+ hours in a single week whilst being totally focused and immersed, which is not something usual for me to be able to do. Clannad, which would be one of my favorites VN, took me between 3 and 6 months to fully complete as each session did tire me out, but I guess the mystery and conspiracy aspect can change that. I'm looking for any novel that might replicate this
  7. School days VN is pretty unique in the way that it runs with constant animations. Most of the endings are bad and bloody, a couple of yandere and some pretty dark themes. Not very highly rated since many people hate the douchebag protagonist, but I can recommend it. Crimson Gray is a short one, with a classic yandere love interest, pretty hard to get the only good ending without a guide. "Tomoyo after - it's a wonderful life" (it's not) fits exactly what you looking for - but it requires some knowledge of Tomoyo route in Clannad (either its VN or anime adaptation).
  8. Hoshi Ori for a pure love story, complete endings with a little bit of after school stories and almost no drama at all (just some minor stuff). G Senjou no Maou has a very interesting true route with no mandatory prerequisites, it goes beyond romance whoever (it is also a mystery/ thriller). KoiChoco can be a pain to get running ( need to set JP locale - emulator doesn't work for this one), but it is also a decent one. (it has a mandatory route).
  9. Recently finished reading Hoshi Ori and I loved the way that most of the game is spent after the confession scene with some routes containing lengthy after stories years after school graduation[rikka], though not quite as much as Clannad but still refreshing enough from the standard two sex scenes -> credits roll. It feels like a more realistic approach to relationships, especially when we consider that in the real world most high school sweethearts end up breaking up after a while, just like I did (ROFL). I did play Tomoyo after(being a fan of Tomoyo route in Clannad), but the bi
  10. My copy had many problems as well, but I was able to play after changing the locale to Japanese and running the executable as administrator.
  11. Ever 17 will certainly keep you engaged. Keep in mind that spoilers will ruin the entire experience so do a blind playthrough and take care when searching for any info about this specific VN.
  12. Had a really rough semester...dog died, a friend died, I'm exhausted after college exams but finally got some holidays to rest a little bit Well, ever since I became an orphan over a year ago, I found VN's to be really good for distracting my mind. G Senjou no Maou was my first one and my favourite to this day just because I liked the protagonist personality and the ending is one of the best since it is the perfect type of bittersweet i like, Grisaia is a close second but a little bit too unrealistic and deus ex machina in some parts, I've also read Katawa shoujo, Clannad, Koichoco,
  13. So, i just finished reading the grisaia series, it has been a pleasure, and after that i don't think i can go back to the generic VN with weak/dumb/indecisive mc. Also, i started reading VNs this year, first one was g senjou no maou, so im not really a veteran yet. My list until now is: Clannad ( no words to say, it is a 10. that said, tomoyo after sequel had a cheesy and crap ending that undermined my appreciation for the series since it felt like a punch to the face) G senjou no Maou ( a 9 for me, played just the main route but it kept me glued, just like a dan brown book does)
  14. Had it in my pc since 2015, but i'm pretty sure it was a fan translation avaiable in vndb page rather than the retail one in steam. Thanks a lot for the recommendations guys! Plenty of good stuff to start with Will be reading Grisaia next as it certainly seems to be as good or even better than devil on g string. Forgot to say i did play a bit of clannad vn, after watching the anime, just for kyou and tomoyo routes, might as well try other key vns in the future but i guess i don't want to shed any more tears for a while.
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