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Everything posted by Seraphim

  1. Just finished ATRI. All in all, I had a great time reading it; more so than I expected, even though I'm already a fan of Konno Asta. I'd say this isn't far from becoming one of my all-time favorites, but I have one gripe with it that makes it not reach quite all the way, and that's the true ending, which I have some mixed feelings about. It's not bad; in fact, it's both well written and suits the plot, but at the same time, it was a bit too clear-cut to make it satisfying for me. To clarify, while moving into minor spoiler territory: Now, time to move on to Adabana. (Sorry, Aniple
  2. I'm not sure if you're referring to the sea levels rising, details about diving or something else, but none of that stuff really bothered me. I can imagine it might if you were hoping for something completely realistic, but that wasn't really my expectation in the first place so it hasn't affected my opinion in a bad way. If anything, I actually enjoy the writing in ATRI a lot and the translation feels very vivid and fluent. (especially compared to something like Forgotten Trace: Thanatos in Nostalgia, which just released) I saw the bad ending yesterday and have been playing a couple o
  3. Yeah, I'm reading it, and I think I'm nearing the end now and expect to be done pretty shortly. Great read so far, and yes, while I haven't compared it to the original Japanese, the English translation is definitely solid, although it contains a ton of typos and misplaced words (to the point where I'm questioning if the script was proofread at all).
  4. Here are a few, off the top of my head: "Person X used to be passionate about activity Y but stopped doing it because of reason Z" Just by adding that piece of information, you can be more or less certain that the route is at some point going to kick off some sort of redemption quest revolving around reigniting that former passion. It's usually the protagonist doing it for the heroines, but it can be the other way around too. That said, it's well done and not really an issue in many cases, but there are also times when it feels really forced and the person in question isn't allowed to mov
  5. Yeah, a big part of the problem is that some games seem to be exempt from censorship rules while others are not. It reminds me a lot of the wishy washy, inconsistent censoring on Steam (for VNs in particular) which they have received a lot of flak for.
  6. At the same time, they have no problems with, say, approving bikini DLC in Persona 5, where the purpose isn't to act as bathing suits, but rather only to let players check out the bodies of confirmed 15-17-year-olds.
  7. Yeah, they're having some sort of weird crusade against anime-style content for the western market. It wouldn't be as upsetting if they at least were consistent about censorship, but western studios seem to be free to do more or less whatever they want, including showing nudity as long as it's not downright pornographic.
  8. After seeing reactions about the altered PS4 version of Aokana, PQube are apparently conducting a survey about censored releases. No idea if it's going to make any difference in the end, but I'm at least glad they're not just ignoring the issue. https://mobile.twitter.com/PQubeGames/status/1273897834488778755 As of right now, only 16.8% are willing to buy the censored version, and the rest will either buy the game on a different platform or not at all.
  9. If licensing fees for the voice actor of the protagonist is the only thing stopping them from releasing it in Europe, shouldn't it be really easy to solve by just removing those voiced lines from the game? I imagine that would be preferable to not releasing the game at all, both for them and for the European consumers.
  10. Honestly, although a bitter pill to swallow, it would be easier to accept if they at least made a comment on why exactly they're geoblocking Adabana but not ATRI. The gaming industry already has a history of not releasing certain games in certain regions due to licensing issues and whatnot, but if that's the case here, they should make that clear rather than just banning games seemingly at random and then leaving us completely out of the loop with no explanation.
  11. Yeah, I've checked there too without finding anything. I've tried the Steam directory, Documents, ProgramData, and AppData and its subfolders. Either it's in some other location that I don't know about, or it's stored under some obscure name with no mention of the developer, publisher or game title.
  12. I've made a zip for all the smaller files in the game directory (Steam/steamapps/common/ATRI -My Dear Moments-), so you can try that then. The file's here. If that doesn't work, I'm all out of ideas. There's a Frontwing folder in AppData too, but there's no Atri subfolder in there, just a bunch of other Frontwing games I own.
  13. Well, I've uploaded those three files I found in AppData/Roaming/Aniplex/ATRI-MyDearMoments- to my Dropbox, since that seems to be the only folder containing a file with the word "save" in the title. You can grab the zip here, put it in the same directory and see if it works.
  14. Yeah, I've already checked there and can't find anything that seems clearly related to save files.
  15. Well, I've made a save after the OP that I could share with you, but I have no idea where the saves are actually located. They don't seem to be in the Steam folder. I found three files (atri-mydearmoments-.cfu, data_anchor.ksd and savecheck) in AppData/Roaming/Aniplex/ATRI-MyDearMoments- but I'm not sure if that's it either. At the very least, I haven't been able to find any individual save files, but maybe they're all part of a single larger file. Any idea where to go from here?
  16. Since there's no Higurashi for me this week, although originally averse due to the whole geoblocking debacle, I ended up buying ATRI as soon as it was released and will devote this weekend to that and Persona 4 Golden. I'm barely an hour into it so far, but my first impressions are excellent. The music, art and voice work are all nice, and the setting and premise for the story is pretty interesting. More than anything, there's something about the general ambience of the game that I can't quite put my finger on, but it's making me feel like this is going to be a great read.
  17. I won't feel the least bit bad about picking Adabana up from some torrent site instead, since that is literally the only way for me to play it. I'd buy it if I could, but they're kinda forcing my hand here.
  18. The Switch version will be completely uncensored too, as far as I know. (Well, aside from removal of the 18+ content, obviously.) It's kinda funny how it's Sony who goes to town with the ban hammer nowadays. Nintendo used to censor products for the sake of aiming for a younger audience, while Sony was trying to brand PlayStation a mature platform, but now the roles are reversed, with several games being released uncut for Switch while the PS4 versions are censored to some extent.
  19. Apparently, the English PS4 version of Aokana, which is set to release in August, will receive additional censorship compared to the PC, Switch and Japanese PS4 version. As far as I know, there's been no clarification as to what has been altered or removed.
  20. There's an article from Siliconera five years ago, but I can't find anything else about the announcement. It's probably safe to say that it's going to take quite a while for Mangagamer to localize Rei, if they actually do it.
  21. Well, if you recommend reading it, I might as well do so! It's not like putting off Umineko for a few hours more is going to kill me (I hope )
  22. Is it a quick read? After reading the other chapters with the 07th mods applied, I'm not sure I'd be able to endure Ryuukishi07's own artwork for more than a couple of hours.
  23. I'm very interested in this for the same reasons you are, but I have to say that I'm also somewhat averse to buying it, because Adabana, which will be released on the same day by the same publisher, is still geoblocked in Europe with, to my knowledge, no comments from ANIPLEX as to why. I wonder if it's futile optimism to hope that they'd unblock Adabana if the ATRI sales are good enough.
  24. That’s too bad, but waiting a couple of weeks shouldn’t be that rough, since Persona 4 Golden, one of my all time favorites, just released on Steam!
  25. Nope! I've never checked out their channel. I guess I'll find out more about what that entails in the near future then! Unless it's something that's revealed early on, like how you learn more or less immediately when Higurashi takes place, I think I'd rather not know. Thus, I'm avoiding that particular spoiler box. Anyway, if the mod for chapter 8 of Higurashi is released this weekend, like I hope, the plan is to get started on Umineko as soon as I finish that. Not sure if I'll end up writing impressions and theories for every part like I did with Higurashi, but it w
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