How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by kosherbacon » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:52 pm

EmP|ty wrote: Unfortunately all the CG's they made for Act 1 completely dried up their art budget, the rest of the art for the full game will now look like the art in the Higurashi VN.
*snicker*
Acts 3+ will be illustrated with stick figure sprites instead of animu girls.

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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Smoku » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:43 pm

in act 5 all of the words will be cut in half.
example: "I really like cookies"---> "I re li coo"

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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Csihar » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:53 pm

EmP|ty wrote:Unfortunately all the CG's they made for Act 1 completely dried up their art budget, the rest of the art for the full game will now look like the art in the Higurashi VN.

*snicker*
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by neumanproductions » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:59 pm

Csihar wrote:
EmP|ty wrote:Unfortunately all the CG's they made for Act 1 completely dried up their art budget, the rest of the art for the full game will now look like the art in the Higurashi VN.

*snicker*
I had to Google this. Now I wish I hadn't.

http://keikakudoori.files.wordpress.com ... /hg141.jpg
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by ContinualNaba » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:35 pm

Look at those mitts! They could pop their own heads like a grape with those things!
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Csihar » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:29 pm

ContinualNaba wrote:Look at those mitts! They could pop their own heads like a grape with those things!
OH GOD CANNOT UNSEE :cry:
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Shades of Grey » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:53 pm

Holy! ... Never expected that. KS's competition isn't that fierce I see.
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Smoku » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:20 pm

The left one doesn't even have a nose... well, KS is a luxury compared to this in terms of art

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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by neumanproductions » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:25 pm

Yet it is still better art than I can create. :lol:
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by EternalLurker » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:44 am

There's a reason Higurashi calls itself a sound novel rather than a visual novel <_<

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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Pumpkineat3r » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:29 am

Smoku wrote: KS grips your heart.
While WtK grips your penis, I guess.
I'm hoping that the final version will grab both.
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by ContinualNaba » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:00 am

Seeing as badly-done romances tend to grab the stomach, I'm praying that the KS devs have the aim necessary.

... Ah, who the hell am I kidding, of course they'll do it right.
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Xuan » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:59 am

So far (Not long really) I haven't seen any VNs that applies photoshopped real life pics as backgrounds like KS.
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Shades of Grey » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:00 pm

Well, most higher budgeted ones just produce drawn backgrounds. Also, its kind of annoying for a studio to have to send a photographer out to take pictures of scenery all the time. In general, I think that hand drawn backgrounds are also more popular.
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Re: How well with KS stand up to the other great VN?

Post by Panty Supervisor » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:13 pm

Shades of Grey wrote:Well, most higher budgeted ones just produce drawn backgrounds. Also, its kind of annoying for a studio to have to send a photographer out to take pictures of scenery all the time.
Why would that be annoying for the studio? Isn't it the easiest way to get backgrounds: To let someone take a bunch of photos of different locations and apply a simple photoshop filter on them?
The only problem would be to get photos of a school. I don't think many headmasters would give you the permission to take photos that are going to be used in a visual novel with sex scenes (that will, very likely, take place in the school). It could cause trouble with the parents of the students and it might give the school a bad reputation. I doubt that the students would care, but you know how parents are.

I agree that hand-drawn backgrounds usually look better, but low-budget-productions happen to have simplified drawn backgrounds that lack details and look kind of empty. In that case, I would prefer a shopped photo. I have to admit that I didn't like the backgrounds in KS at first, but I guess I got used to them.
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