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    Shaun reacted to TexasDice in Yukikoi Melt, a moege from Frontwing, has been released on Steam.   
    This is the worst VN ever created. Yuka is far and beyond the best girl in this game and they dared to NOT make a route for her. Never have I been this triggered before. 
    Press F for my, no... Our spirit animal. You deserved better.
     
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    Shaun reacted to SeniorBlitz in Chrono Clock   
    Chrono Clock
    VNDB
    Steam\Denpasoft  
    *Summary*
     Next in line to manage a large corporation is our protagonist, Rei Sawatari. He inherited one very important item from his grandfather, the pocket watch. A mysterious power lurks within that pocket watch.
     'The power to go back in time five minutes.’
     It's a power that he can use as many times as he wants, but it's somewhat difficult to make use of.
     If he uses it well, then there's no telling what he could accomplish. He could even save the world... but he shouldn't need to do anything amazing like that.
     Our protagonist is just a boy who became a time traveller in order to have fun adventures every day.
     Rei Sawatari created a list of cute girls, who he confesses his feelings to one after another, then he uses the power of the pocket watch to turn back time, investigating the girls who might be interested in him without any risk.
     After school, on a day just like that. A girl falls from the roof of the school building, splattering against the ground.
     When he turned back time to find out what on Earth happened, he found the first year girl, Suzuki Miu, who was right in the middle of confessing her feelings to his best friend when Rei walked in at the worst moment.
     Miu was an extremely shy, brilliant, and unlucky girl, And all her courage just to tell someone her true feelings.
     Our protagonist; Who could only tell someone his feelings with the help of the pocket watch, was deeply impressed by the girl's determination and decided to help her so that her second confession would succeed.
     That was the beginning of their bizarre three-way relationship.
     At the same time, the protagonist must gather up the courage to confess his feelings to one of the other heroines.
     This is only the prologue to Rei Sawatari's story.
     
    *Ending Guideline / Suggested Route-Ending Order*
     Chrono Clock has 6 routes, for 6 different heroines (Makoto, Dorothy, Michiru, Misaki, Cro, Miu). Cro and Miu's routes can only be unlocked by beating the first four (in Miu's case five) endings. If you want a better flow in the choice making aspect of it, you can follow the order:
    Makoto --> Dorothy --> Michiru -->  Misaki --> Cro --> Miu.   But, all things considered, you can read through the routes in any order you want. "NOTE(S)" were left inside the spoiler boxes in case you want to follow the order bellow (for a minimal backtracking experience). Remember to save before making a choice!
     
    *Route-Ending Guideline*
     

    Jounouchi Makoto
     

    Dorothy Davenport
     

    Sawatari Michiru
     

    Andou Misaki
     

    Chronos
      You need to finish all of the above to unlock her route.
     

    Suzuki Miu
      You need to beat all routes to unlock her route. Start from the beginning this time.
     
    *Attribution*
     This walkthrough is based on info attained on Otaku Lair with some adjustments made by me.
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    Shaun got a reaction from adamstan in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration   
    Calling it butchered is wrong, the translation is no where near as bad as If My Heart Had Wings (I agree there are some parts they could of did better but it's not unreadable at all), they didn't even censor sexual jokes or kissing scenes and there is even a hot spring scene that just has a lot of steam.
    If you want to call something butchered then the Steam version of this https://vndb.org/v15064 is worse then any MoeNovel title.
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    Shaun reacted to littleshogun in Tsurezure's New Project - Gin'iro Haruka   
    Discussion about Corona aside, here's their update at this week after a week break (Turned out that the reason is because Trip did work on a file that contain the longest lines in the whole Ginharu). But before that, apparently Trip will have two weeks hiatus because of real life matter so perhaps we better not expected some updates in the upcoming two weeks.
    Common: 100.0%
    Bethly: 100.0%
    Mizuha: 0.0%
    Yuzuki: 0.0%
    Momiji: 96.71%
    Hinata: 100.0%
    Total: 61.95%
    Yeah Momiji's route here is almost finished, and all that left is the TLC and editing which to say is still a lot. If I may estimate here, looking from their past releases pattern we may have Momiji's patch by June's end at the fastest, but of course the circumstances may change later.
    That's all for this week update.
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    Shaun reacted to Riku in Tsurezure's New Project - Gin'iro Haruka   
    I only played Bethly's route, could never get back to it again. A single route is so complete and long that you just don't have the motivation to do another one after that.
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    Shaun got a reaction from rimvydasm in Aokana Release by Nekonyan [UPDATED]   
    The bolded part is where you are completely wrong, he does get back into playing FC but you HAVE to read all 4 routes to see that which you already refused to do for stupid reasons (I don't care how rude that is, your reasons are just lame excuses, both Mashiro and Rika's routes are good), you only read two routes which means you have by no means completed the visual novel at all, there is no point in you even giving it a rating when you haven't even finished it.
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    Shaun got a reaction from rimvydasm in Aokana Release by Nekonyan [UPDATED]   
    The bolded part is where you are completely wrong, he does get back into playing FC but you HAVE to read all 4 routes to see that which you already refused to do for stupid reasons (I don't care how rude that is, your reasons are just lame excuses, both Mashiro and Rika's routes are good), you only read two routes which means you have by no means completed the visual novel at all, there is no point in you even giving it a rating when you haven't even finished it.
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    Shaun reacted to flamepaladin in Kami no Rhapsody Translation by Rhapsody Translation (Crash fix partial patch up)   
    Hello everyone.

    Before going into the project, here's some information regarding the game:
    - Kami no Rhapsody (https://vndb.org/v16341) is a VN/SRPG hybrid by the company Eushully, the same company that made Kamidori Alchemy Meister.
    - Sypnosis (taken from VNDB, with some changes made to go with our translation patch):

    Translation team: Rhapsody Translation
    Team Members:
     - Translator: FlamePaladin
     - Translation Checker: Danywar, Dark_Gamer
     - Editor: Vuken, Yuuko Shionji
     - Image Editor: Nylios, hubb2001, Bilbael, pegg
    We have a full team atm, but if you want to join us, please send me a message or post in this thread. Thank you ^^.
    Here's some information regarding the text-only partial patch:

    How to use the partial patch(for both this patch and ZAP patch):
    - It's the same as the previous patch. All you have to do is extracting the patch into the root directory of the game.
    - If you're going to use ZAP's interface patch, please apply their patch first, then ours. Do keep in mind that our translations may differ.
    - In case you need it, the order to install the game and applying the patch is: Installing the game -> Append 1 -> Update 1.01 -> Append 2 -> ZAP's patch -> Our patch.

    Special thanks:
    - Huang Yin Ling and maefdomn for their very useful threads.
    - binaryfail for helping me find the tools to work on this patch.
    - SaintLouisX, asmodean and Aroduc for their tools.
    - Special thanks to Kirashi for motivating me to work on this patch, and for the feedback. I really appreciate it.
    - Special thanks to Mr Poltroon for your work as an editor in this project. Though it was short, I really appreciate your help ^^.
    - Special thanks to Danywar. Thank you very much for joining the team as the Translation Checker. I'll be counting on you a lot from now on .
    - Special thanks to glupak. Thank you very much for everything you've done for the project. I really appreciate it ^^.
    - Special thanks to Vuken. Thank you very much for joining as our Editor. Tbh, I don't even know if you're in this forums lol. In any case, I'll be counting on you to make our patch readable XD.
    - Special thanks to nylios. Thank you very much for joining the team. I'll be counting on you for a lot of things, so prepare yourself .
    - Special thanks to hubb2001. Thank you very much for joining us as our image editor. I'll be counting on you for the images XD.
    - Special thanks to pegg and Bilbael. Thank you very much for joining us as our image editors. Let's do our best to make the complete patch a reality! XD
    - Special thanks to Yuuko Shionji and Dark_Gamer. Thank you for joining as our TLC-er and editor. Let's make this patch the best it can be XD.

    Finally, here's the link to the partial patch:
    MEGA link: https://mega.nz/#F!MstRHI6S!bQVaRTSLnwQPNjYuCJKfpw
    Please keep in mind that this is not the final version of the translation. We'll continue to improve it, so there may be some differences between this patch and the final patch. Please think of this patch as a teaser of sort, a taste of what is to come .
    Though I've played through and checked this patch, I may still have missed something. If you notice any problem (typos, text display problem, crash, etc.), we'd appreciate it if you could take a screenshot and send it to us. We'll fix it for the next patch.
    Any feedback is very welcome. That's why if you use this patch, we'd love to hear your thoughts on what we should improve/change.

    This is everything from me for now. If you took your time to read that wall of text, thank you very much. Even if you didn't, thank you for showing enough interest to click on the thread.

    See you!
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    Shaun reacted to Stormwolf in Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Truth out on Steam   
    Wasnt "just fine" in any way. Butchery of the worst kind. Haku is a fighter in the games, but a tosser in the anime.
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    Shaun reacted to littleshogun in Tsurezure's New Project - Gin'iro Haruka   
    Here's the update for a week absence, and apparently there's one file was quite big in that it contain 7% of Momiji's route (Around 2,520 lines out of ~36,000 lines of whole Momiji's route).
    Common: 100.0%
    Bethly: 100.0%
    Mizuha: 0.0%
    Yuzuki: 0.0%
    Momiji: 58.13%
    Hinata: 100.0%
    Total: 54.74%
    That's all for this week update.
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    Shaun reacted to Clephas in Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Truth out on Steam   
    While the duology isn't new to people who have a PS4 and played the games, the cruising onto PC on Steam is a big thing for those of you who prefer to do everything with their computer (including me).  A few days ago, these two games, which are very much a treat for those who liked the original game or anime, became available.  
    For those who have only watched the Utawarerumono animes (both of them), Mask of Deception covers the same area of the story as the second anime, albeit in more detail with some changes.  My personal opinion of it was that it was great... but I found myself wanting H-scenes about halfway through (too many mimikko and those mischievously erotic twins).  
    The second game (Mask of Truth/Futari no Hakuoro) is considerably more serious than the first from the beginning until the end.  As such, it provides quite a different experience.  For those who were annoyed by the sudden way the second Utawarerumono anime ended, this is a good way to see the rest.
    For those who have already played both... well why not do so again?  I know I will.  
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    Shaun reacted to ChaosRaven in Aokana Release by Nekonyan [UPDATED]   
    So, I've finally finished this VN. Though, I've only finished Misaki's and Asuka's routes, Rika didn't interest me and Mashiro, despite being adorable, was a bit too loli for me for a romance route.
    Overall, this was certainly a well made VN, where a lot of effort was put into it by the creators. Not only in terms of art, but also the whole flying circus scenario was well-developed. Regarding the art, the VN doesn't only convince with its detailed backgounds that even include background characters, but also with its massive CG count. There are well over hundred of them and the flight scenes aren't even included in those. The flying circus scenario also lifts this above your average school life moege. Although some descriptions and diagrams didn't really make sense, the sport itself was well-thought out with specific rules, equipment, tactics and the whole media spectacle around it.
    The quality of the side characters also deserves praise. Aoi was a convincing mentor, Saki an impressive opponent that really had a special aura around her, Madoka was just hilarious and Satouin not being a main heroine was almost a crime. But not only the female side characters did impress, Shirase was a pretty cool dude I could really imagine to hang around with and Shindou... honestly, he should have been the protagonist.
    Which brings us to some of the not so glowing aspects of the VN. First and foremost, the protagonist. While he wasn't bad personality-wise, the VN clearly set itself a goal to bring Masaya back to flying, and to be frank, the VN completly failed in that regard, at least in the routes I played. The whole thing wouldn't have been so bad if they wouldn't rub it in your face the whole time. Everyone is literally worshipping him for his apparent greatness in the past, Irina even considering 'him' the only true opponent worthy to face Saki and everyone else being pretty much just small fry. You also see Shindou being a real team with Satouin and Rika and not just the lazy coward on the ground. I think I was still fine with it in the common route, but in the heroine routes it started to get really on my nerves.
    Another negative aspect were some of the main heroines. I think Misaki and Mashiro were fine overall, and I really liked their funny interactions. But I have no clue why Rika was a main heroine. She's a rather bland character, not part of Masaya's team and doesn't even have a lot of screen time in the common route.
    And there's Asuka, the supposedly main heroine. But even if she grows on you after a while, there are some aspects about her that just didn't add up. On the one hand she's introduced as being super-clumsy and on the other hand she's supposed to be the next super-genius. As a result you get some akward display of clumsiness with a Deus Ex Machina thrown in every now and then, like 'accidentally' making a back-flip out of full sprint. And it got even worse in her route when the duels with Saki develop more and more into over-the-top chuuni battles with glowing halos, teleporting and what not. And Asuka never really looked like the sporty type anyway. Her true and most admirable strength was her positive attitude and never-give-up mentality. They should have focused more on that and let her win against the odds instead of coming up with that whole Deus Ex Machina bogus. Misaki was a lot more convincing as genius girl hold back by lazy attitude.
    Heroine ranking: Satouin > Misaki > Mashiro = Madoka > Saki >> Asuka > Rika
    Overall rating: 7/10
    During the common route I had the VN still mostly rated at a 7.5, but the routes itself were a bit underwhelming, mainly because of the protagonist and the VN's obsession to make Asuka someone she really isn't. Nevertheless, this is certainly a good moege well-worth checking out, even if it doesn't reach 'very good' level in my book.
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    Shaun reacted to eplipswich in Aiyoku no Eustia Translation Project (Partial Patch is Out!)   
    Aiyoku No Eustia (https://vndb.org/r24024)
    A fan transation project by Eustia Translations
    Partial Patch is out! https://mega.nz/#!no0DyQza!DZShSFgME_-iW6vaEdYy3oek-794a1yiuiW48U05dBQ Covers up to Eris' chapter (Chapter 2).

     
    Opening Movie:
    Description (modified VNDB description):
    Personal words:
    Translation Video Sample:
    Team:
    Project Lead/Translator/TLC: eplipswich @eplipswich
    Head Editor: Desertopa
    Head QC: Angeldeath
    Reserve/Former Members:
    Translator (Reserve): TakoRin @TakoRin
    Editor (Reserve): kumada
    Translator (Former): goodluckmyway/Be Water @goodluckmyway
    Editor/QC (Former): Vermillio @Vermillio
    QC (Former): Esham @Esham
    Progress:
    You can check out detailed real-time progress update at the following link: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AhHDq_NSwaAqgSnImaDDLTME-lmi
    ----------------------------------
    You can follow me on Twitter: @eplipswich
    Job Opening(s):
    None at the moment, but feel free to PM me if you feel you can contribute to the project.
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    Shaun reacted to NowItsAngeTime in Bokuten - Why it's more than just a "dark/depressing utsuge" (A Non-spoilery Shill)   
    I've seen some comments and reviews posted that introduce the specific setting, characters, and story elements of this VN. This topic is going to be a more general/analytical writeup on the themes and overall presentation.
    Now don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to downplay the dark/depressing elements. In fact, a handful of events may not be for the faint of heart, and the endings aren't always the happiest. However, mostly referring to these elements really downplays the true experience of BokuTen and may stop people interested from checking it out.
    Bokuten actually has a good mix of legit emotional, heartfelt, heartwarming, and most of all, bittersweet moments. This might be an overused word to some people, but Bokuten is essentially a "Deconstruction" on the meaning of love and happiness. Moeges, charages, and even some storyge with romance tend to build towards some mostly happy ending where everything turns out alright. 
    Bokuten tends to ponder both the positives and negatives of a romantic relationship and what it's built on. Is truly getting together no matter what the best possible outcome for everyone? Who and what gets affected when you confess and/or get together? Can you really handle and love the other person unconditionally, flaws and all? All of these questions, and more, are potential themes to think about when you're reading through the story.
    Similarly, it also raises the question of what the true meaning of happiness is and how to obtain it. This is a big theme for various characters.
    In addition to these two important themes, Bokuten still has a lot of what it's in typical visual novels. It has comedy and lighthearted moments with some unique humor and some you see often (thank god there's no tsundere hitting humor). It has an MC that's oblivious to some romance, but obvious to everyone else. But the MC has a legit reason for feeling that way, and has much more personality (in a sarcastic/blunt sense) than others. If you've watched the Oregairu/SNAFU anime, think of him like Hachiman, but a darker take. Alternatively, think of him like Yuuji from Grisaia but instead of saying things to specifically troll and get on people's nerves, he is just that serious and to the point about what he thinks. 
    It also has a common route, but it's one of the most unique and interesting common routes I can think of in visual novels. While there are still slice of life comedy scenes as stated above, they aren't too long and each chapter gets to the meat of its drama pretty quickly. The common route is kind of a mix between Sharin/G-sen's chapter system and ef. The decisions you have to make can be difficult and the themes build heavily into what to expect in the actual heroine routes.
    Speaking of choices, a big theme is the general grey area of what's the 'right' choice. Compared to most visual novel choices that are simply ways to get involved with heroines faster, every single Bokuten choice is a heavy hitting one that at least makes you think and there may not even be a clear right answer. Sometimes the characters struggle with these choices themselves without input from the player. Similar to real life, not every choice is just a simple way to get something. There may be sacrifice needed in order to achieve what you want.
    In conclusion, while it is fair to call Bokuten a dark/depressing utsuge given how some endings play out, there's a lot more to it as stated above. If you're interested in finding a character oriented visual novel with more story than usual, but the utsuge comments deterred you, hopefully this post can help you reconsider. If you like utsuges and just wanted more motivation to read this, even better!
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    Shaun reacted to NowItsAngeTime in Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel is now available on the MangaGamer store and Steam!   
     Finally finished the VN! Spoiler thoughts below.

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    Shaun got a reaction from Prideful in Happy New Lists! vndb now has Start/Finish Dates and custom labels for lists   
    I don't like what they did to VNDB at all, they made it more complicated than it needed to be, it was perfectly fine before this unnecessary change.
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    Shaun got a reaction from Prideful in Happy New Lists! vndb now has Start/Finish Dates and custom labels for lists   
    I don't like what they did to VNDB at all, they made it more complicated than it needed to be, it was perfectly fine before this unnecessary change.
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    Shaun got a reaction from JoshB2084 in (Request) Bokuten – Why I Became an Angel Walkthrough   
    Same issue here, also a lot of the wording is wrong, a lot of the choices shown here do not match with what the visual novel has.
    I fixed it up:
     
     
    Loading from save 5 doesn't do anything even after reading through all previous endings, I did notice a branching point after you return the shard in the callander but the choice never shows up, does this mean loading from save 5 isn't the way to go about getting into Aine's route?  It almost seems like you need to start from the begining to get into her route.
    It seems like the issue I was having was because I loaded a save file that didn't choose to return the shard in every choice thus is the reason Anie's route branch didn't show up.
    All choices are now worded correctly has they appear in the visual novel.
    I never make walkthrough guides here myself because I do not agree with their rules they enforce for making one and also the fact I lose ownership of my own thread which isn't right at all and no one should be okay with that.
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    Shaun reacted to Seraphim88 in Aokana Release by Nekonyan [UPDATED]   
    The Perfect Edition patch has now been released!

    If you're playing the Steam version, you have to reinstall the 18+ patch (from here) once your update is finished.
    If you're playing the non-Steam version, you can download the Perfect Edition patch here.
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    Shaun reacted to GXOALMD in Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel is now available on the MangaGamer store and Steam!   
    I can't speak for everyone, but my current life situation leaves me uncomfortable feeling a healthy range of emotions with regards to real life issues and the safe space provided by fiction allows me the chance to experience a variety of emotions I'm restricted from normally.
     
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    Shaun got a reaction from SaintOfVoid in Aiyoku no Eustia Translation Project (Partial Patch is Out!)   
    The translator has already stated that he will release the patch when the side stories are done and not before, some of the side stories aren't related to the main heroines routes.
     
    I even have the Eustia Progress Tracker Excel Spreadsheet site as a pinned tab keeping an eye on the progress, that is how much I'm looking forward to it being completed.
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    Shaun got a reaction from JoshB2084 in (Request) Bokuten – Why I Became an Angel Walkthrough   
    Same issue here, also a lot of the wording is wrong, a lot of the choices shown here do not match with what the visual novel has.
    I fixed it up:
     
     
    Loading from save 5 doesn't do anything even after reading through all previous endings, I did notice a branching point after you return the shard in the callander but the choice never shows up, does this mean loading from save 5 isn't the way to go about getting into Aine's route?  It almost seems like you need to start from the begining to get into her route.
    It seems like the issue I was having was because I loaded a save file that didn't choose to return the shard in every choice thus is the reason Anie's route branch didn't show up.
    All choices are now worded correctly has they appear in the visual novel.
    I never make walkthrough guides here myself because I do not agree with their rules they enforce for making one and also the fact I lose ownership of my own thread which isn't right at all and no one should be okay with that.
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    Shaun got a reaction from Wangdapoet in Aiyoku no Eustia Translation Project (Partial Patch is Out!)   
    It takes a long time to translate and they have their own lives as well (not to mention they're doing this for free), an ETA probably isn't possible at this point and you shouldn't expect one so early either.  A lot of other people are waiting patiently for it to be finished me included, it'll get done eventually.
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    Shaun got a reaction from Infernoplex in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration   
    Let me clarify on what I meant by that, I only meant that for this visual novel not others, Konosora is clearly ruined without the H-Scenes and so is The Fruit of Grisaia, both of these rely heavily on the H-Scenes to help with the story.
     
    I completely disagree, story is not ruined, not even close and Hikari's route is good but imho all routes are good, not a single route is bad, nothing you say will change my mind on that.
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    Shaun got a reaction from Infernoplex in A Sky Full of Stars - +18 Restoration   
    I disagree that MoeNovel ruined the visual novel, the translation isn't that bad, it's nowhere near as bad as If My Heart had Wings, there are some bad spots (not even that many and mostly in the prologue) but it is still a very enjoyable read.
    You really should read it yourself before saying they ruined it, you really have no right to an opinion if all you're going by is the views of others, read/play it yourself before you go and say MoeNovel ruined it otherwise I'm not taking you seriously at all, I never like it when people blindly believe in the opinions/views of other people without even trying the product themselves.  Also the H-Content is so minor to the story it won't add anything important.
    This project will likely take longer then it did for If My Heart had Wings re-translation, it's honestly not worth the wait.
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