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Mr Poltroon

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  1. What are you playing?

    Wait until the 'that was practically vanilla' comments.
  2. Birthday thread

    Congratulations to one @Kurisu-Chan.
  3. The demo that first came out had no editing. The trial that is out now was edited. Are you still concerned with the writing on this one?
  4. For clarification: Most of the in-game scenes that are not UI or tutorials were edited by Ryechu, as far as I know. The complaints against the script alone aren't quite with the way it reads as much as they are with the translations itself. The UI, however, wasn't edited and character limits make it unintuitive. Fateburn's work is not meant to be part of the final product should the stretch goal be met.
  5. Sanoba Witch or KoiKuma

    What I've seen of Ditzy Demons has seemed pretty good, but if your choice is either one or the other, Sabbath is a full length title whereas Ditzy Demons is more of a nukige.
  6. Island

    He already did. I basically just stalled making a decision for so long I forgot. The fact that it technically doesn't follow the formatting rules by forcing the use of save points on Sara and the True end bothers me. If this one is moved then others may come in its wake that also don't follow the formatting guidelines in one way or another. However, this doesn't really matter much. I'd prefer it if it remained here, as it is equally accessible, but if @Narcosis wants me to move it and lock it, I will. Just say the word.
  7. Next to the spoiler symbol (looks like an eye) there's a remove formatting symbol (looks like an eraser). Selecting affected areas and removing formatting will make it so it conforms with the default background, however, it also removes all other formatting, such as text size, which would need to be redone.
  8. Formatting is completely messed up on a white background.
  9. Birthday thread

    Thank you, one and all.
  10. Birthday thread

    No @littleshogun post today? How could it- Oh, I see. Happy birthday, then. And to @Kiriririri too.
  11. School project horror VN

    Strictly speaking, the question is valid. It's asking if you like either shorter VNs or longer VNs, not which you prefer. It's actually odd that that is the interpretation people immediately jump to. Nothing about the sentence indicates comparison, but since they're two contrasting options... It does not seem like what he intended to ask, however.
  12. The issue with Tsujidou's route is that the main drama/conflict in it may seem stupid to some and happens solely because of the protagonist's personality. This is further aggravated by the fact that that very same point of contention, which would also apply to the other routes, actually gets skimmed over in those, making the fact that it was such a huge issue in Tsujidou's feel cheap.
  13. What happened to the Dharker Studios post? Did that go up unintentionally?

    1. Plk_Lesiak


      Yup, I've rescheduled it some time ago on the external blog, because I wanted to add "Negligee: Lover Stories" review to it and apparently forgot to correct the date here, thus two articles appearing at the same time. It'll come back in four weeks, after I'm done with Silver Cow Studios. :)

  14. WORK IN PROGRESS Sisterly Bliss ~Don't Let Mom Find Out~ Available on Mangagamer (NSFW) Summary Ichika and Futaba are so close it even surprises their friends and family at times. Ichika, the diligent, stubborn older twin, and Futaba, the childish, sociable younger twin, are an inseparable pair. But there's more to their love for each other than first meets the eye. Growing up, the two did everything together. No matter where they went, the twins were never apart. And even now that they've grown up, their personalities diverging and leading them to different hobbies, they're still as close as can be. For Ichika, the responsible big sister, looking out for childish, spoiled Futaba has become an everyday occurance, both at home and at school. But one day, worried that the twins are growing too close, their mother chastises them, explaining that there's a difference between being supportive of each other and being codependent. Regardless of how close they are, she says, they can't stay together forever. With that admonition, the twins' relationship begins to change. Lurking beneath Ichika's wish to see Futaba happy is a different feeling, one that torments her. A desire that cannot be fulfilled. And as their relationship changes, Futaba grows restless, seeing her wish to always be by Ichika's side drifting further and further away. What awaits these twins, who harbor feelings stronger than mere sisterly love? What form will their relationship take, and what conclusion will their story reach? Ending Guideline / Suggested Route Order This game follows a system where each choice either gives points to Ichika, or it gives points to Futaba. There are two good endings and two bad endings. The ending you get is decided by the difference between the number of points each girl has. The order in which the choices are made is irrelevant. All that matters are the number of points accumulated. Therefore, there are many combinations of choices that will lead you to the desired route. Skip to the bottom of the Walkthrough section to see which choices give which points and decide for yourself, or follow your desired route's guide if you just want to end up on the correct route and don't care about choosing. This system is represented in-game via a two sided bar chart which you can visualise at any time by right clicking and selecting 'Status' in the menu that appears. Walkthrough The good/bad ends follow the exact same choices except the last two. Choose the other choice for the ones in bold to change from the good to the bad ending or the other way around. Ichika Good Ending Bad Ending Futaba Good Ending Bad Ending Points Guide Attribution All info tested by yours truly through playing the game. Summary stolen from Mangagamer description.
  15. Sisterly Bliss ~Don't Let Mom Find Out~

    The only thing I changed is replacing the old last choice with the one you gave me.
  16. Sisterly Bliss ~Don't Let Mom Find Out~

    Are you sure? By following my current Good Ending guide for Futaba's the bar chart is looking like I landed in Futaba's good route. I can't confirm until I play it through, but does yours look like this? If that's still bad ending territory, then there's something odd with the game, as Ichika's values would be different from Futaba's, which isn't meant to be the case.
  17. Sisterly Bliss ~Don't Let Mom Find Out~

    Right, the last choice in Futaba's route is incorrect. I was made aware of that just earlier today. Because of the way I've laid out the table I also can't answer your question in regards to the points. In order to get the good ending, you basically need more points in Futaba than in Ichika, but not too many more, or you'll end up in a bad ending. In theory, if you follow the Futaba guide and then try both of the options you've told me about for the last one, one of them should take you to the good ending (and I think it'd be choice 1.) but I may be mistaken. As I've said, the guide is incomplete and untested for now, but I should finish it within a few days.
  18. Sisterly Bliss ~Don't Let Mom Find Out~

    I made a points guide just for the heck of it, but I wonder if there's a better way to format it...? Because of the way it is right now there's no easy way to explain how many points you need to enter a given route. I might switch to a positive/negative points system where Futaba is positive and Ichika is negative and then work off that. Seems to work better with the in-game bar chart too. I've only played one route, so I still need to test the stuff for Futaba's route, and I have no idea if choosing certain choices changes others still, so I might have to redo everything.
  19. 'Moege' doesn't seem to mean much of anything. It basically defines an art-style, and one that is prevalent in most VNs, making it so everything seems to be a moege. As you say, the distinction between 'moege' and 'charage' seems to be up to how good the person thinks a given game is.
  20. The state of VNs on Steam

    Transferred a lot of posts away from this thread. Please remain on topic. Posts about Adult Content being allowed on Steam, when unrelated to the topic at hand, are to go here. Sorry for the mess!
  21. Transferred a bunch of 'Steam Adult content now allowed' posts away from the Steam statistics thread and into this one, and that ended up changing which post was the OP, as well as messing a bit with continuity. Sorry for the confusion!
  22. Not entirely sure what you're going on about with the 'also'. This is the exact same thing Dergonu pointed out.
  23. Newton and the Apple Tree Summary "'Newton' was actually the pen name of a brilliant-minded girl!?" Protagonist Syuji Asanaga and his childhood friend Yotsuko Utakane, while tracking down Syuji's missing grandfather, unexpectedly ended up traveling through time to the 17th century, a time known for exciting advances in scientific discovery. What they witnessed upon their arrival was the presence of a single girl right in front of them. This particular girl would go on to be dubbed as the father of modern-day science, Sir Isaac Newton! That’s correct, Newton turned out to be a small, flat-chested girl! Unaware of this, Syuji loudly crashed into the apple tree right in front of the girl. "You do realize that I was just on the verge of making the most groundbreaking discovery, don't you!?" It was at the moment our main couple traveled through time, right then and there, that Newton discovered universal gravitation! And just like that, through Syuji's witless conduct, the great scientific discoveries of that century had all crumbled to ashes. What's more, like the domino effect, this would gradually end up altering key points in history. Now taking up residence at the prestigious English university called "Tenbridge University," Syuji finds himself pulled into the antics of four strange girls (and Yotsuko). In the midst of all this chaos, will Syuji ever be able to rectify history and return to the present!? Ending Guideline / Suggested Route Order The game follows a single continuous plot that eventually leads to the final route, but has a number of choices along the way which branch off into different routes. The recommended reading order is to read each route as they branch off chronologically: Yotsoku > Lavi > Lavi Again > Haru > Emmy > Alice Lavi's route always needs to be read once before any other bar Yotsuko's. If you have the 18+ patch, which can be found at Panty Press, finishing a route unlocks extra H-Scenes in the 'Special' menu. Finishing the game unlocks 'Continue+' also in the Special menu. Walkthrough In choices marked with 'Your Choice', please choose what comes naturally. Sometimes choices will lead nowhere and you will have to repeat until you get the correct one. Yotsuko Lavi Haru Emmy Alice Attribution All info tested by yours truly through playing the game. Summary stolen from the Steam description.