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TexasDice last won the day on April 18 2019

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  1. What is your least favorite type of route plot?

    Oh, I feel you. What bothers me a lot in these kinds of stories, is that the only ending they ever seem to go for is the "I did a bunch of things, so now your DAD accepts me and everything is fine"-ending. Would it really be so bad to actually play out the story in which the couple elopes? I assume this is yet another "Japanese thing", where doing your own thing and fulfilling your own desires against your parent's wishes is frowned upon in society and that's why the authors never do it.
  2. Just wondering. Feel free to pick some broad terminology, like "bullying" or "mysterious identity" (or call them tropes if you feel like that term fits what I'm describing better). I'm going to take a guess here and say that a lot of respondents would pick the infamous "love triangle", which I personally don't mind as much. The top of my own list of infamy would definitely be "incurable disease", but I am also very tired of "arranged marriage"- and "heroine has to move away"-stories. - Keep in mind that you can dislike a premise at it's core, even if you read such stories and thought it was good or great. On the contrary, I would love to hear examples of stories which you liked despite them involving your least favorite type of narrative trope. Oh, and please mind spoilers.
  3. Sakura no Mori Dreamer Release

    This has been pretty alright so far. The story is pretty cool and I like the protagonist and his clear, understandable motivation. However, I am feeling a bit of tonal whiplash with the girls. The cute girls aspect keeps getting in the way of the plot every now and then. Furthermore, after the common route is over, there is a unique problem: If that makes any sense, great. If not, why did I bother writing this down?
  4. Musicus: Is this or Mangagamer still relevant

    Aside from titles/companies someone has heard of before? How about titles that have some basic features I'd expect from a VN in 2020, like voice lines playing over mouse click or free button mapping. Even the one-voice-actress, reused-bgm nukige Ammolite keeps shitting out manage to fulfill those requirements. But yes, what it boils down to most is the complete lack of any big name that gets people exited. I like Newton, Under One Wing is fine and Oniikiss is a pretty decent nukige. However, these games as well as the by now infamous Sakura Sakura are the epitome of "literally who?"-games. Which is a shame, since the Sol tech-whizzes responsible for decensoring and upscaling those 2008-resolutions are committing what I can only assume is black magic. which leads me to... They are similar, but that isn't exactly the problem. Nekonyan scored a well-known publisher in addition to their "literally-who"-games. Nobody cared at all about Fureraba when it released. I assume no English VN reader ever heard of it before or cared much. Now, quite a while later, lots of people (me included) were RAVING for Making Lovers to come out and put the Smee name out there. That's the two-step plan: Lure the masses in with a big name (in this case Sanoba Witch) first and when they decide to stay, they'll check out the rest of your catalog. MangaGamer was, as far as I understand, able to get away with completely niché games from their initial Overdrive repertoire because a) There was no real competition and b) most of the initial footing was based on nukige and cheap porn games before Da Capo landed in their laps. And even then, we are now seeing that MG is running out of things people want to see, though I do appreciate their idea behind releasing some non-standard VNs recently. I'm not saying Sol Press is completely hopeless in this area, considering they managed to snatch Favorite, due to SP's utter lack of business sense, management and well... anything worth of basic praise. So if Sol can succeed with Iroseka, maybe those who cared about that will be more open to read - god forbid actually buy - Sakura Sakura.
  5. Musicus: Is this or Mangagamer still relevant

    Just because Nekonyan are single-handedly saving translations from Sekai's ineptitude and Sol's unfortunate taste in title selection doesn't mean that we should forget how MangaGamer held the line for so long. Bless you, MG. But please, weed out some of your bad interpreters soon.
  6. Gamer Girls in Visual Novels

    Rina from Fureraba (Arcade Games) Matsuri from Tenioha (PC games) Ayame from SukiSuki (console)
  7. 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.
  8. I knew about "the thing" before Totono was TL'd, so the damage inflicted to me is rather low. However, I did not know the full context for everything I picked up over osmosis and now that I'm finished, I think it's neat. After finishing it, you realize it's one of those ideas you have when you're awake at 3:00 AM and shitposting on VN discords or imageboards. Kind of like Cabin in the Woods for horror movies. Although maybe that's just me. There were enough meta moments to genuinely impress me and I do enjoy reading something different every now and then.
  9. [NekoNyan] Making Lovers Discussion

    I read Karen's route first and now I can't stop thinking about the fact that she if you don't pick her. Also, swollen foot.
  10. [NekoNyan] Making Lovers Discussion

    Can't wait for the malepreg
  11. Nobody fucks voice actors harder than the industry wages, so I'm not surprised they can deliver fitting audio.
  12. "My Fair Princess" has been released

    Interest deflated.
  13. "My Fair Princess" has been released

    I heard this title lacks a continue-voice-on-click option? Is that true?
  14. I made a folder, specifically for this day! Nice work, Nekonyan! I want to read every single thing they announced. Also, can we just bring SP behind the barn and shoot it?
  15. Aokana Release by Nekonyan [UPDATED]

    This is correct.
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