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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by FBOF » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:58 pm

ogorhan wrote:So any other good VN's people played that are recommended before the thread gets cooked?
Currently filtering through some of the suggestions and probably going to make my own "Newbie Western"-thread about VN's with some suggestions here and there. Have noticed that plenty of the games suggested here lack any sort of tags or are so old it's nearly impossible to obtain em anymore. Must admit, since I'm terrible new at this I reckon most of the stuff I'll write about will be considered way too tame for anything but a first-timer.

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Zarys » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:02 pm

Comrade wrote: But an older sibling X younger sibling definitley would.
Hmm.I suposse, I'm only child so I don't know well how works brother-sister relationships :mrgreen:
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by FelOnyx » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:26 pm

Comrade wrote:How is fucking the person who takes care of you as an older sibling would (or the other way around) mostly fine? Can you not see the psycholoigcal effects this might cause on the weaker partner?
Which is exactly why I specified that they had to be adults, in order to minimize the power imbalance.
Comrade wrote: But an older sibling X younger sibling definitley would.
How much older are you talking here? Because I'm thinking of adults a few years apart who just happen to be siblings, not some guy with his little sister who's 10 years younger (or vice versa)
Zarys wrote: Hmm.I suposse, I'm only child so I don't know well how works brother-sister relationships :mrgreen:
I have siblings, and we're mostly indifferent to each other, so that's where I'm coming from in this.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Steinherz » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:34 pm

FelOnyx wrote:
Comrade wrote:But an older sibling X younger sibling definitley would.
How much older are you talking here? Because I'm thinking of adults a few years apart who just happen to be siblings, not some guy with his little sister who's 10 years younger (or vice versa)
If they're underage and they have a relationship like that, I'd expect them to be only a few years apart. Imo, the maximum age gap should be 4 years if they're over Age of Consent, but not legally an adult.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Mahorfeus » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:06 pm

gekiganwing wrote:True Tears: the TV series is available in English, but only a demo of the original visual novel has been translated. I read the demo once in 2006, waited at least a year hoping for more, and eventually gave up. According to what I read on TVTropes, they have "...a completely different plot, cast and art style..."
"True Tears"?

Ye gods, that doesn't sound like it's going to be sad at all. I might have to consider this one though. Just so long as it doesn't go all After Story on me, because fuck that.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by azumeow » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:29 pm

Now that the Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works anime is out, I just remembered a grim realization I had when reading that VN (which I'll never not recommend, BTW).

Shirou has a gruesome case of PTSD and Survivor's Guilt. It's kinda sad to see his life spoiled by images of the fire and the overwhelming sense of guilt he has.

Not sure if I posted this already, but Comyu: Black Dragon in a Gentle Kingdom is also really good. Not Fate level, but still good.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by dewelar » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:29 am

I just finished reading Period, and I have to say I am very surprised at the lack of attention this has gotten, both here and on the 'Net generally. Yes, I realize that a lot of that is due to the typical Littlewitch artwork, which is very much tailored to...certain tastes, but the story itself is very sweet, and the characters are very well developed (no pun intended, on multiple counts). I had put off reading this because of the dearth of reviews I've seen for it, so this was very much a pleasant surprise. The only real issues I had were that a couple of the routes could have been longer, and some of the plot devices could have been explained better. I think, if you can get past the artwork (which admittedly is a lot easier for someone like myself), you will find this VN quite rewarding :) .
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Dervel_Cardarn » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:37 pm

One VN i liked a lot because of the strategic gameplay was Kamidori alchemist meister


The history is not that good but i would R8 the gameplay 8/8

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Blanc » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:18 am

Had read Sekien no Inganock. Wow, I didn't expect how parallel it was to True Remembrance.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Liminaut » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:07 am

If you're interested, Clannad is having a kickstarter to produce an English translation.

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by CoffeeDrive » Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:41 am

Liminaut wrote:If you're interested, Clannad is having a kickstarter to produce an English translation.
Including a full english voiceover.

Which will either be amazing or awful.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by ogorhan » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:55 pm

CoffeeDrive wrote:
Liminaut wrote:If you're interested, Clannad is having a kickstarter to produce an English translation.
Including a full english voiceover.

Which will either be amazing or awful.
I'm guessing the latter but who knows. Though I am biased since I like jp voice acting :lol:
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by FelOnyx » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:04 pm

CoffeeDrive wrote:
Liminaut wrote:If you're interested, Clannad is having a kickstarter to produce an English translation.
Including a full english voiceover.

Which will either be amazing or awful.
I thought they specifically stated they weren't doing an english voiceover, or has this changed? Because it says on the kickstarter page
Additionally, we will not be recording an English dub.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by OtakuNinja » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:45 am

Liminaut wrote:If you're interested, Clannad is having a kickstarter to produce an English translation.
It has already been translated by Doki Fansubs, and their translation is really good quality.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Koi » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:01 pm

Just out of curiousity, has anyone ever ran into a VN with traps?
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