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  1. All story discussion for Ikusa Megami Zero goes here. If you see a post that marks the week's check point, any posts below that could contain spoilers up until that point. Conversely, don't post spoilers of anything past the stopping point. Info: Week 0: Install VN. Get to the first check point by next Tuesday. (11/25/2014) Week 0 Check point: Finish the prologue (about 1-3 hours). Resources: Comprehensive Mechanics Guide: http://hazama78.net/megami0/tips.html (the most important things probably being how physical attacks and magic damage are calculated) Attribute Effectiveness Table: http://eushully-ikusazero.wikidb.info/%E5%B1%9E%E6%80%A7/ Formation Information: http://hazama78.net/megami0/form.html
  2. What’s the longest Visual Novel?

    A JP player said that it was annoying playing it since there are branches whose text only differs slightly but that counts as unread text. The script size is definitely bloated but it's still long as hell.
  3. Game is finally out on steam, mega hype!!! https://store.steampowered.com/app/946560/Dont_Forget_Our_Esports_Dream/https://store.steampowered.com/app/946560/Dont_Forget_Our_Esports_Dream/
  4. What are you listening to right now?

    Super into this game and its setting despite not playing it.
  5. Cannot decide what to read first from this four

    What's wrong with Island? Haven't played it.
  6. (8/1 update) Results of the honorifics survey

    Thanks for running the survey and summarizing the results. It's pretty neat to the predominant arguments, in particular. People who start reading untranslated novels are going to stop reading translated novels, which is probably the reason. Also, 25 visual novels played is quite a lot. If you just consider full-length VN's, that 500+ hours.
  7. A nakige is an emotional vn, literally one that has some scenes that will move you to tears. A utsuge is a depressing game, it feels like there is no hope. Often there is no good ending for the characters. Or the mood can just be very gloomy.
  8. Plotge recommendations?

    Gosh, like nothing I've read falls under that category. Kami-sama no Game (constant tension, and a degree of realism) Fault (fantasy adventure) 終末なにしてますか? 忙しいですか? 救ってもらっていいですか? (is a LN, but is fantasy with strong pacing and world development)
  9. Hero's Journey in VNs

    Well, if you have a story focused on a hero, and then add in the presence of deities, then it very likely becomes a hero's journey. And about the hero's legacy, we humans often seek an explanation or purpose in the world, and adding a legacy that provides meaning for the hero's sacrifice/triumph does this.
  10. Hero's Journey in VNs

    I prefer stories with multiple characters... Every hero need not follow this kind of journey, and the world need not revolve around the hero. Enjoyment-wise it feels like a specific movie genre, where all moments supposed to awe you are all the same. As well, it feels like its trivializing those individual events those by listing out as a template.
  11. Hero's Journey in VNs

    Ahh, I hate the monomyth, as benign a concept it may be.
  12. The Heart of Chuuni

    That's a fascinating way to think about it, I think you're right. I'm hardly well versed in Chuuni but I was also curious as to its meaning at heart. I think it's about greater purpose/meaning, ascending beyond the bounds of everyday thought and society, power to resist shackles and to be able to carve one's emotions upon the world. It differs from power fantasy in that the focus in about escaping society and having purpose, as opposed to masterfully puppeteering the real world.
  13. Fuwanovel Recommendation Site

    I think it would be great if the reviews section could support all those types. But it might be harder to scan through, being different types of information. Perhaps you could have a review section, and then a compact list of links to external reviews.
  14. Fuwanovel Recommendation Site

    Wow I'm so amazed that the community worked together to make this site. One thing for the "reviews", I think that it would be better if people treated the reviews section just as a 'comments' section. When you are deciding whether to check out a VN, short comments help as much as full reviews (plus the latter can be overwhelming if there's more than one)
  15. Brilliant seems similar in tier to Outstanding, except one is a meta focused work and the other isn't. Works in the outstanding category have not only a great story to tell, but several good design choices exist made by the author in order to strengthen the experience or theme. This could be choice of moods, point of view, guiding expectations, or skillful incorporation of visuals/gameplay. I agree with the pyramid, it makes sense after reading Narcosis's comments.
  16. Non-yuri VN blogs/sites worth following?

    Aww, poor Lesiak. The nicest looking sites which come to mind are: https://vnreviews.blog/ Conjeurer's Blog https://tanoshimi.xyz/ Moogy and Co. https://mimidoshima.wordpress.com/ Kastel https://gareblogs.wordpress.com/ Garejei https://omochikaeri.wordpress.com/ New releases by Micchi and Zen I don't really follow VN blogs though, I just go look for reviews or vndb comments after finishing a VN.
  17. Anime VS VN: Do VN make you smarter?

    I think VN's have more detail and exposition, which does make you a little bit smarter. I agree with what soraa said. You'll see and experience new things, but you're not doing analysis probably so it's not a direct brain exercise. Maybe reading various types of prose will make your mind flexible unlike mind-numbing TV. But performance in other areas depends on skill and experience which aren't going to transfer at all from VN's.
  18. Enjoyed reading the scene you wrote. Nice dialogue for the child characters. Good luck on your vn project! I have some stories planned but when it comes to actually writing it I can never even finish a full scene xD
  19. Do you read VNs on the go or at home?

    At home. Reading VN's on transit makes for a pretty sub-par experience imo. Unless the train you are on is very quiet and you have a long commute. Novels or podcasts are much better.
  20. Looking to learn

    Heyy, welcome to fuwanovel. It's nice that you're curious~ So like anime/manga really had an influence on your life? It's become such a part of life that it's hard for me to imagine what things would be without Japanese media.
  21. Visual Novel Alignment Chart

    @Plk_Lesiak good point on kinetic novels. I would be radical-neutral. My opinion is simply that in a visual novel, most of how you progress needs to be through advancing text, with or without choices.
  22. Visual Novel Alignment Chart

    Those weren't the metrics I was expecting, but damn, that was a work of art.
  23. Favorite opening movie in a VN

    Suisou Ginka no Istoria is probably my favourite. It sort of carries the spirit of the previous work Kami no Ue no Mahoutsukai, which didn't have a proper OP, just this neat PV.
  24. Which VNs would you casually recommend by age?

    I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but I think the people who have posted have done a good job answering: "What novel would you recommend to people who fit their demographic."
  25. The State of VNs

    I think enjoyment and fascination is a state of the mind. While it's rare that you're going to come across exactly the vn you felt like reading, if you try reading a bunch of stories, you might get into a few of them, and that will be just as good. The more stuff you enjoy, the more comparisons you can draw, which might help you enjoy other works.