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Posts posted by Seraphim

  1. Before trying an emulator, you could try running the game in compatiblity mode and/or launching it as administrator if you haven't already. You can find these settings by right-clicking the EXE and then going to Properties -> Compatiblity. Booting games in compatibility mode for XP or Windows 7 has saved me a few times with troublesome VNs.

    You could also try out Locale Emulator. There have been a few cases where I was unable to launch certain VNs with my system set to Japanese locale, but Locale Emulator was somehow able to boot them properly.

  2. I can see that the two VNs with few votes I mentioned have now moved down the list quite a bit (currently rank 324 and 294) compared to when I wrote my last post. Dunno if that's because of adjustments to the system or if it's just an example of it working its magic. In any case, I'm interested in seeing what the rankings will be like a month or year from now.

  3. I think the fact that this and this are now ranked higher than the Grisaia trilogy, G-senjou no Maou, Majikoi, Aokana and a ton of other great VNs says a lot.
    Let's just hope the system will improve over time. At the very least, I think there should be some rule about the minimum number of votes to hit the high rankings, just to prevent single digit vote VNs from reaching the top.

  4. 1 hour ago, Dreamysyu said:

    Huh. I see that the trend of Type-Moon refusing to translate their games into non-Japanese languages is finally broken.

    Yeah, it's nice to see that the Mahoyo localization from last year wasn't just a one-off. Would be great if we, just like with Tsukihime, eventually get a remake of Fate and see it find its way west for the first time.

  5. Wow, so they delayed the game for almost two years because of this bug and now it turns out they haven't actually fixed it? Kinda seems like there must have been other issues at play which they haven't mentioned, or else it really shouldn't have taken this long. Oh well, I'm glad they've sorted everything out so this game can finally see the light of day (as long as there aren't any other hiccups before August).

  6. 4 hours ago, adamstan said:

    Damn, makes me hesitant to play WA2 :(

    Well, the VN itself is great, but it hits hard and most of the bad stuff happening is because of Haruki's inability to commit to one girl for most of the VN. He seems a lot more human than your average VN protagonist, which is probably the main reason why his actions throughout the story made me start to dislike him so much. Makoto from School Days is, as I've already mentioned, a whole lot worse, but he's such un unbearable bastard all the time that you can't even take him seriously.

    4 hours ago, adamstan said:

    Perhaps it's time for me to read it? It's sitting on the shelf and on the backlog, and I'm currently "free" VN-wise ;)

    It had been sitting in my backlog for ages by the time I finally got started on it. I knew it was supposed to be good, but I was under the impression that this was just comedy/romance through and through, so it kinda hit me out of left field when I realized there's actually some drama and serious topics here as well.
    It turned out to be one of my best reads of the year, so I highly recommend you give it a go!

  7. I don't think I can decide on one, but the top 3 for this year are probably Kakei Kyoutarou from Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, Niimi Kakeru from 9-nine, or Narita Shinri from Hello Lady (whenever he's not sexually harrassing people out of nowhere).

    Might as well list the worst protagonist while I'm at it, and there's no competition whatsoever there. It's Kitahara Haruki from White Album 2. I think the only VN protagonist I dislike more is Itou Makoto from School Days, but he's in a league of his own and I haven't read that VN in years now so it doesn't qualify here.

  8. 41 minutes ago, Ninjafoo said:

    Sorry for the super old thread bump, but have you ever found out what it was that was causing this? I'm in the exact same boat as you describe here to a tee, to the point this thread comes up when I try googling solutions. The weird thing is I'm almost positive I didn't use to have this problem either on this same computer months ago. Kind of desperate at this point, I just want to play Baldr Sky lol.

    I actually haven't experienced this issue in a long while now, so it seems to somehow have solved itself one way or another. Unfortunately, that also means that I to this day don't have any idea what actually caused it. Maybe it was just some bug related to Windows that was eventually fixed in an update. If that's the case, you'll probably be fine as well in the near future (since you also seem to recall not having this issue before), but I can understand your current frustration considering how much time I wasted trying to remedy my own situation at the time of writing the original post.

  9. I'm a little torn over Koichoco. On one hand, it'd be nice to get another previously untranslated work rather than one with an already decent fan translation, but then there's the fact that Sprite getting some more exposure and income improves the chances of them doing new stuff. I'd very much like to see a new VN from them that isn't related to Aokana, which I definitely enjoyed, but not to the point of wanting even more content for it instead of a new IP. (But hey, I'll take anything I can get.)

  10. 6 hours ago, adamstan said:

    Also, her VA is extremely versatile - it's really hard to imagine that the person who voices Rikka also gave voice to characters like Airi from MashiroIro Symphony, Amane from Konosora, Satouin from Anokana or Karen from Making Lovers among others 😮

    She does Misaki in Chrono Clock as well, which I'm currently reading. I'm a big fan of her work, but I'm not very fond of Karen in particular, because I think her voice sounds a bit too artificial/strained there. Other than that, I most recently heard her as Momoko in Koikari, which I enjoyed a lot.

  11. 18 hours ago, adamstan said:

    While it was nice, I feel like it was the weakest of the four so far - although I cannot put my finger on why exactly...

    My feelings exactly! I like Misa as a character, but her route feels like it's lacking something, so it ended up being my least favorite one.

  12. 14 hours ago, adamstan said:

    I started with Sora, since she was first both in the walkthrough, and on choices list ;) I'm still somewhere around the first half of the route, I guess (just reached the first kiss ;) ), but I'm loving it so far. Sora is so cute :abilove:

    Yeah, Sora's great! She's my favorite aside from Rikka. I still find this kissing CG (that I think I've already posted here at some point) of her hilariously awkward, but I can't quite remember if it was from the first kiss scene you mentioned.

  13. There's not really any recommended order from what I can remember, so just go with whatever strikes your fancy. At some point in the future when I feel like rereading this VN in the form of Perfect Edition (only read the original so far), I'm probably saving Rikka for last, since she's the heroine I liked the most (and a lot of others seem to do as well).

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