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starlessn1ght

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    starlessn1ght got a reaction from Harmony Angel in For Veteran VN Fans ONLY! VN Recommendations Required Please   
    For the pink sakura thing, see this: http://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images/fotolife/a/aki1127/20151210/20151210004251.png
    If you like it, then try it. Also, it involves music and literature as themes.
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    starlessn1ght got a reaction from john 'mr. customer' smith in 1 Day poll: Which color should Vritra, the Dragon King of the Asura be?   
    Could you please write more details about his personality or about his character in general? There is too few information.
    Also, what is your intention with his design? You say he's not evil, but the amount of triangular shapes and sharp lines he has says otherwise. If you are trying to 'trick' the player with something like "Jerk with a Heart of Gold" or subverting a trope, then it's fine. However, if your intention is not something like that, you should work again on his shapes before deciding any color. But then it's hard to say anything concrete unless I have more details about him.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to AaronIsCrunchy in Birthday thread   
    Happy (late?) birthday @starlessn1ght! Koma-chan is indeed still best grill
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Shikomizue in Birthday thread   
    Happy birthday @starlessn1ght. It's kinda weird to think I'm your kouhai in life...
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    starlessn1ght reacted to littleshogun in Birthday thread   
    Quite late to find out, but happy birthday too @starlessn1ght, and you're quite young since you born in 2000 (No problem though, just commented on it).
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Arcadeotic in Birthday thread   
    Happy Birthday @starlessn1ght
    I thought you'd be older, but eh, I guess it works
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Nimbus in Can reviews be objective?   
    Ultimately a review is the subjective opinion of the person reviewing it. However, certain elements of that review can be objective. For example; saying the micro-transactions are invasive and in your face when reminders of them show up all the time in the pause menu can be something everyone agree i an objective statement. this could also apply to more subjective areas such as story, like saying the ending of the game is pure sequel-baiting and doesn't conclude the story. 
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Kaguya in Can reviews be objective?   
    >Didntreadanythinglol 
    They can't because they're dealing with works of fiction and you can't be objective with fiction in the first place. 
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Kaguya in Want to remove the score system from FuwaReviews?   
    And yet it averages 7.6 on VNDB... Probably because of the lack of other games of the sort translated, lol.  
     
    Alright. I prefer to keep the scoring as is. 
    Why? Because while I'd like to have no score at all, as long as we have one, I prefer it to be as detailed as possible.  
    The biggest alternative I've seen so far would be a star system... And that'd really suck. 1~5 stars would make me want to kill myself while giving scores to things. There is so much difference between games I'd rate 7 and 8 that I wouldn't feel comfortable rating things.  
    If it were up to me, we'd go full 1/100, rather than the current 1/20 system we're running, too. 
    Take my first review, Haruka, for example. I thought it was too low for an 8 and too high for an 8.5, and I wanted to give it something in between because neither would feel right, but evil bats didn't let me    
    There's a world of difference between Rose Guns Days, Evolimit and Dies Irae in quality... And I'd hate the thought of lumping them together with the same amount of stars, for example. 
    A "recommended, maybe and not recommended" section would be better than the stars, but it also brings its own set of problems. 
    Ultimately, I prefer to keep things as-is. It's classy, calls more attention than stars and would prevent me a lot of headaches. 
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Decay in Can reviews be objective?   
    The reviewer should be able to dissect and critique every aspect of the game, while still relating their subjective experiences with it. It's up to the readers to determine if their personal tastes apply. If you are not part of a particular audience or niche, I am of the firm belief that you are not capable of objectively judging a game based on their standards. That you can't tell them whether or not they'd like the game. And a reviewer who tries ends up looking foolish more often than not.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to sanahtlig in Want to remove the score system from FuwaReviews?   
    Allow me to propose a solution to the consistency problem, based on NIH grant reviews and judicial review in the US Supreme Court.
    Each game would be reviewed by 3 people.  The primary reviewer (one of the staff of FuwaReviews, likely) would be responsible for writing the review to be published on FuwaReviews.  The secondary and tertiary reviewers (not necessarily FuwaReviews staff, but chosen by FuwaReviews staff) would play the game, prepare an informal list of pros and cons, and a score.  The 3 reviewers would then debate the content of the primary review and the score, either internally or as part of a public hearing (the latter could be quite entertaining).  The primary reviewer would revise the review at his discretion.  The ultimate score would be an average of the scores of the 3 reviewers (who would presumably revise their scores towards a consensus, if only a little).  If any of the reviewers substantially disagrees with the primary reviewer, they could write a dissent which would be appended to the primary reviewer's review.  FuwaReviews could decide at its discretion whether to publish just the consensus average, or also the score of each reviewer.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Darklord Rooke in Can reviews be objective?   
    No actually, they shouldn't. Ever.
    A review is a summary of a person's experiences of that game filtered through their own preconceptions, preferences, and biases. Get used to that fact, because that's how they've always been, that's how they are presently, and that's how they always will be. And that's why I watched 2 film critics give the exact same film 1/5 and 4/5 respectively the other day.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to sanahtlig in Want to remove the score system from FuwaReviews?   
    Scores provide a method for sorting and filtering reviews and the games associated with them.  Perhaps I want to identify the games best-reviewed or recommended by Fuwanovel.  Perhaps I'm looking for negative reviews to see what elements of the game they praise (praise from negative reviews is the most sincere form of flattery).
    Consistency of scoring among different reviewers (and even between reviews from the same reviewer) will always be a problem.  But for that matter, the subjective bias from which inconsistent scores stem is the more fundamental problem--scores simply bring it into focus.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to littleshogun in Want to remove the score system from FuwaReviews?   
    Oh, I see.
    It maybe difficult here, but I think if the reason was people misunderstanding the scoring, maybe the reviewer should add some little explanation behind the score like just mod Nosebleed said. The explanation should be why I like this or why I didn't like this. Although of course we couldn't force the reviewer to do that though, since scoring or not is depending of them I supposed.
    PS - Okay, I think since I suggested trial period about removal scoring system earlier, maybe it should be done and in trial period hopefully you could see of how much people will be more honest to telling his feeling about the VN that he review there.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Nosebleed in If My Heart Had Wings(I know, I'm a little slow with VNs)   
    Ageha was the best grill, it's just a shame Moenovel butchered her route </3
    I actually didn't enjoy Kotori's route that much. She was fine as a character, but I found her route to be the most... bland? It wasn't bad per se, but I felt like it paled in comparison to the rest, but maybe it's just because I didn't create a sweet spot for Kotori.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Yuuko in Small 2 Page Manga Translation   
    Grammatically yes but keeping it in hiragana "expresses her character/current tired state"
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    starlessn1ght got a reaction from Deep Blue in School Girls Stories Review   
    NOTES BEFORE I BEGIN THIS: Although I left the forums, I decided to keep writing reviews here, because I liked it at lot last time. Also, I’m currently learning Japanese, but I’m still in an early stage. But this VN was very easy to be understood using Chiitrans, with ATLAS and the jparser, so even if your Japanese knowledge is limited you can play it. And, last but not least, I didn’t play the H-scenes, so you won’t find any comment about them in this review.

     
    WARNING: This review contains light common route spoilers. The other routes won’t be spoiled, since I assume most people here did not play this VN. The overall section will be left completely spoiler-free.
     
    “Kunimi Koutarou belongs to the literature club of his school with the goal of someday becoming a novelist. But there’s a type of story that he has never been able to write, which is a “romance story”. And that’s all because had a bad experience with first love when he was still young. 

    Now with the coming of spring his own school and 2 other schools in the region will turn unified, bearing birth to new encounters. For Koutarou it means that he now has the unfortunate luck of sitting next in class to his first love Sena, as well his former best friend Ayane.

    Now his regular days suddenly turn into those like you would only see in romance novels…”
     
     
    Story (7.50/10)
     
     
    Characters (6.57/10)
     
     
    Art (8.10/10)
     
     
    Acting (8.06/10)
     
     
    Soundtrack (8.64/10)
     
     
    OVERALL SCORE = 7.8/10
    Honestly, it’s very hard to describe how this work felt, but it’ll try to use metaphors to sum it up. It felt like eating a nice strawberry cupcake, it felt like a gentle stroll in the park, it felt like the smile of your loved one, and it felt like a cup of bitter coffee. Everything together. And it’s very good. The soundtrack and the art make it worth. Even if some routes are weak storywise (like Ayane’s), if I said I disliked them I would be lying. Because the art and the soundtrack together give flavor to what was supposed to be a flavorless dish. And yes, this is a moege and it’s better than Grisaia. I recommend it.
     
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    starlessn1ght got a reaction from CeruleanGamer in School Girls Stories Review   
    NOTES BEFORE I BEGIN THIS: Although I left the forums, I decided to keep writing reviews here, because I liked it at lot last time. Also, I’m currently learning Japanese, but I’m still in an early stage. But this VN was very easy to be understood using Chiitrans, with ATLAS and the jparser, so even if your Japanese knowledge is limited you can play it. And, last but not least, I didn’t play the H-scenes, so you won’t find any comment about them in this review.

     
    WARNING: This review contains light common route spoilers. The other routes won’t be spoiled, since I assume most people here did not play this VN. The overall section will be left completely spoiler-free.
     
    “Kunimi Koutarou belongs to the literature club of his school with the goal of someday becoming a novelist. But there’s a type of story that he has never been able to write, which is a “romance story”. And that’s all because had a bad experience with first love when he was still young. 

    Now with the coming of spring his own school and 2 other schools in the region will turn unified, bearing birth to new encounters. For Koutarou it means that he now has the unfortunate luck of sitting next in class to his first love Sena, as well his former best friend Ayane.

    Now his regular days suddenly turn into those like you would only see in romance novels…”
     
     
    Story (7.50/10)
     
     
    Characters (6.57/10)
     
     
    Art (8.10/10)
     
     
    Acting (8.06/10)
     
     
    Soundtrack (8.64/10)
     
     
    OVERALL SCORE = 7.8/10
    Honestly, it’s very hard to describe how this work felt, but it’ll try to use metaphors to sum it up. It felt like eating a nice strawberry cupcake, it felt like a gentle stroll in the park, it felt like the smile of your loved one, and it felt like a cup of bitter coffee. Everything together. And it’s very good. The soundtrack and the art make it worth. Even if some routes are weak storywise (like Ayane’s), if I said I disliked them I would be lying. Because the art and the soundtrack together give flavor to what was supposed to be a flavorless dish. And yes, this is a moege and it’s better than Grisaia. I recommend it.
     
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Zakamutt in I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!!! (With good and bad news)   
    Fare thee well, starly.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Eclipsed in I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!!! (With good and bad news)   
    +9999
    Godspeed, star
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Funyarinpa in I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!!! (With good and bad news)   
    I'm glad you achieved your objectives.
    As for your departure, I bid you farewell and hope circumstances will bring you to our humble abode again another day.
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    starlessn1ght reacted to Nashetania in I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!!! (With good and bad news)   
    Take care and I hope you have a lovely life!
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    starlessn1ght reacted to solidbatman in I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!!! (With good and bad news)   
    What a roller coaster of emotion this post was. I thought I'd be blessed enough to be on a Fuwa with starlessknight and Okami at the same time. 
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    starlessn1ght reacted to OriginalRen in I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!!! (With good and bad news)   
    Why would you make a post welcoming yourself back when you just plan to leave anyways? The title is a little misleading.
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