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2 minutes ago, VirginSmasher said:

Mangagamer - Best company in terms of quality

Sekai Project - mainly average with some bad TLs and a few good ones (Like Root Double and the Grisaia series)

JAST - Good quality overall if you ignore the state of the first Flowers TL.

Sol Press - Only released one VN, so I have no clue.

NekoNyan - decent TL quality.

The others - Either machine TL or just terrible TL work in general. Ignore anything from them.

Noice list. Are these companies that specifically buy the rights to translate and resell VNs? Are some of these original makers of VNs?

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5 minutes ago, VirginSmasher said:

Mangagamer - Best company in terms of quality

Sekai Project - mainly average with some bad TLs and a few good ones (Like Root Double and the Grisaia series)

JAST - Good quality overall if you ignore the state of the first Flowers TL.

Sol Press - Only released one VN, so I have no clue.

NekoNyan - decent TL quality.

The others - Either machine TL or just terrible TL work in general. Ignore anything from them.

You forgot about Frontwing. Corona blossom, Momoiro closet, Island, Himawari and etc - all of them has decent tl, or at least better then most of Sekai releases.

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10 minutes ago, ShinRaikdou said:

You forgot about Frontwing. Corona blossom, Momoiro closet, Island, Himawari and etc - all of them has decent tl, or at least better then most of Sekai releases.

True. Although they're not immensely better than SP by any means. They do have decent TLs though.

Also, Mangagamer translated Himawari.

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1 hour ago, Corrupted said:

 

 

You should write a guide describing those developers/translator companies and the differences between them. Someone like me who only just discovered VNs a couple months ago can't possibly know the difference. VNs are such a niche field...even if you try to specifically google it to learn about it you will still feel very much in the dark. I wish I had a better grasp upon the state of English translated VNs, given how much I love them.

youll be mislead, ill tell you that much. worst advice you want is from someone whos very pretentious.

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8 hours ago, VirginSmasher said:

The others - Either machine TL or just terrible TL work in general. Ignore anything from them.

Lol, there are many others worth mentioning:

Frontwing ( Island, Wonderful Everyday, Grisaia Phantom trigger etc.)

Aksys Games ( Code Realize, Psychedelica saga, Zero Escape, and many others)

Degica (Muv-Luv, nurse love addiction)

Spike Chunsoft ( only danganrompa 3 so far, 428 will be out on september 4)

5pb/pqube (chaos child, steins gate 0)

ATLUS (Utawarerumono 2 and 3, Tears to Tiara 2)

Nis America ( danganrompa 1 and 2)

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36 minutes ago, WinterfuryZX said:

Lol, there are many others worth mentioning:

Frontwing ( Island, Wonderful Everyday, Grisaia Phantom trigger etc.)

Aksys Games ( Code Realize, Psychedelica saga, Zero Escape, and many others)

Degica (Muv-Luv, nurse love addiction)

Spike Chunsoft ( only danganrompa 3 so far, 428 will be out on september 4)

5pb/pqube (chaos child, steins gate 0)

ATLUS (Utawarerumono 2 and 3, Tears to Tiara 2)

Nis America ( danganrompa 1 and 2)

You're right. I was just going with what was at the top of my head.

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9 hours ago, VirginSmasher said:

Mangagamer - Best company in terms of quality

Sekai Project - mainly average with some bad TLs and a few good ones (Like Root Double and the Grisaia series)

JAST - Good quality overall if you ignore the state of the first Flowers TL.

Sol Press - Only released one VN, so I have no clue.

NekoNyan - decent TL quality.

The others - Either machine TL or just terrible TL work in general. Ignore anything from them.

Working for Cherry Kiss, and I can assure you; no machine TLs were used in my TL:P
But yeah, companies to look out for: SakuraGame, machine TLers. Moenovel, ehh. A bit iffy. Sometimes they make ok TLs, sometimes they poop out garbage close to machine TL level. Generally, I'd recommend you at least look at the steam screenshots and stuff before buying from them, to gauge the quality. (Also, remember that they always censor the porn in their VNs, so if that triggers you, stay away from Moenovel.) Hikari field, machine TL like quality, though they have promised to improve the script of their English release(s), and seem to be working on that atm, so we'll have to wait and see what the result will be.

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2 hours ago, WinterfuryZX said:

Spike Chunsoft ( only danganrompa 3 so far, 428 will be out on september 4)

NISA is responsible for DanganRonpa 3's translation, actually. Spike Chunsoft may have published it, but NISA was the loc company behind it. 428 is their first in-house localization job, and the staff on it are known to be good (respected pros from outside the VN scene).

And don't forget XSEED (Corpse Party, soon to be London Detective Mysteria)

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14 hours ago, VirginSmasher said:

Mangagamer - Best company in terms of quality

Sekai Project - mainly average with some bad TLs and a few good ones (Like Root Double and the Grisaia series)

JAST - Good quality overall if you ignore the state of the first Flowers TL.

Sol Press - Only released one VN, so I have no clue.

NekoNyan - decent TL quality.

The others - Either machine TL or just terrible TL work in general. Ignore anything from them.

Fruitbat is not bad, although I don't know if they are still working

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1 hour ago, adamstan said:

If that's the case, then I'm glad that there will be all-ages version, you perverts :P

 

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Yamato's obsession with anal in Majikoi was also getting on my nerves ;)

 

Fandisks tend to be made for those perverts. It's normally just new H-scenes for the old heroines, and some short scenarios for new heroines where H is the main focus. So, you'll be losing a good 40% of the game with this release, at least. Flight Diary does also have some extra story content, so that is something. But yeah, you are losing a lot of the fandisk with an all-ages release. 

Hopefully the TL is okay, so people at least get to enjoy the story. Then again, Moenovel... you never know with them. It's a real shame that they refuse to do 18+ releases, especially once they start to dig into fandisks, where the H is such a big part of the game. 

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Hmm... this FD looks indeed like being somewhat more story-focused, similar to Princes Evangile W Happiness, where we got legit additional routes, and not just bunch of h-scenes. But OTOH based on VNDB description, sisters' side routes (Asa/Yoru, Ageha/Hotaru) are "ecchi-focused", so that might be a problem. But then, Pulltop already did all-ages console version (Cruise Sign) that contained both main game and FD routes, and it worked out somehow?

11 minutes ago, Dergonu said:

But yeah, you are losing a lot of the fandisk with an all-ages release.


Maybe at least it'll be cheaper ;)

 

11 minutes ago, Dergonu said:

Then again, Moenovel... you never know with them.

That's main problem :( However, last two translations of Pulltop games were okayish. OTOH there was horrible Cross Channel - but maybe they started to pay more attention at least when it's about their own games?

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1 hour ago, adamstan said:

But then, Pulltop already did all-ages console version (Cruise Sign) that contained both main game and FD routes, and it worked out somehow?

Thing about Cruise Sign is that it is the ENTIRE game, + the fandisk and a new all-ages route specifically desgined for PSvita. This is just a censored version of the fandisk and nothing else. So, it's not really the same.

But yeah, for someone like yourself who does not enjoy H-scenes, this might be just fine as long as the TL is good. I have a feeling you'd be skipping the H content anyways. :P

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20 minutes ago, Dergonu said:

But yeah, for someone like yourself who does not enjoy H-scenes, this might be just fine as long as the TL is good. I have a feeling you'd be skipping the H content anyways.

That's not entirely true ;) I actually enjoyed most of the h-scenes in VNs I've read (like, Konosora, or PE, and many others)

But then it's not the end of the world if they are not present - and sometimes it actually makes the whole thing better, at least for me. KEY's horrible scenes are obvious example, but, as I wrote in Miagete thread, all-ages version was all good for me, while +18 version was too much - if they halved amount of the scenes it would be perfect for me ;)

I started with VNs looking for H, but as time goes by I tend to appreciate non-porn versions more and more ("Came for the porn, stayed for the story ;)") . But I'm not totally anti-H. Like, Ageha's route in Konosora wouldn't work in all-ages version, as one of the main plot points is that

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She cannot or doesn't want to acknowledge that she loves Aoi, and wants their relationship to be only physical

Scenes in other routes were nice too. I also really liked the way sex was portrayed in Princess Evangile or Dal Segno - and even some reviews pointed it out, that it was "surprisingly wholesome for an eroge" ;)

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23 hours ago, Dergonu said:

Thing about Cruise Sign is that it is the ENTIRE game, + the fandisk and a new all-ages route specifically desgined for PSvita. This is just a censored version of the fandisk and nothing else. So, it's not really the same.

But yeah, for someone like yourself who does not enjoy H-scenes, this might be just fine as long as the TL is good. I have a feeling you'd be skipping the H content anyways. :P

I skip a lot of H-scenes too but this company takes the censoring even beyond that :amane:

 

Miagete Goran was much better though so we'll see.

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