Ask!

A forum for general discussion of the game: Open to all punters
User avatar
rusticarmor
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:19 am

Re: Ask!

Post by rusticarmor » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:02 pm

Moekki wrote:
Dylan wrote:Devs- who is your favorite character besides the one you mainly worked on?
Hideaki
is the one you mainly worked on your favorite?

User avatar
Moekki
Artist
Posts: 373
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:20 pm

Re: Ask!

Post by Moekki » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:17 pm

rusticarmor wrote:
Moekki wrote:
Dylan wrote:Devs- who is your favorite character besides the one you mainly worked on?
Hideaki
is the one you mainly worked on your favorite?
no. I like all the katawas

Muzzius
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:28 pm

Re: Ask!

Post by Muzzius » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:55 pm

If an OST is released for this game would the music from the FMVs be included?

Welath
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:36 pm

Re: Ask!

Post by Welath » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:02 pm

Pontless trivia q for Suriko.

Can lilly write in kenji/ normal words?

Must be kinda hard to learn the right way to do it if you cant see. specc for kanji...

Pata Hikari
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:53 pm

Re: Ask!

Post by Pata Hikari » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Oh yeah, forgot about this.
Suriko wrote: We have internal idea of which characters use which honorifics in which situations. When the Japanese translation team was translating Act 1, we worked extensively with them on which honorifics characters used.
What pronouns/honorifics do they use?

My weeaboo side needs to know.

User avatar
Aura
>has heterochromia
Posts: 3286
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:21 am

Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:47 pm

vAnon wrote:What do you think it would take to inspire 4LS to do it 'all over again'? And on that note, do you throw around character ideas or VN concepts amongst yourselves alot?
I assume you mean a new game? Well, at least an idea/concept that would REALLY grip the attention of everyone. And then something to convince us that doing it is worthwhile. Maybe some interesting hook in what the game would technically/presentation/structure-wise be like, for instance, now that we've done a very very standard type of VN.

To latter question, yes, and often.
<Aura> would you squeeze a warm PVC bottle between your thighs and call it "manaka-chan"
<Suriko> I would do it if it wouldn't be so hard to explain to my parents

User avatar
Aura
>has heterochromia
Posts: 3286
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:21 am

Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:48 pm

kidlat020 wrote:this wasn't definitely asked before. I've used the search but to no avail.

Why beige color?
It's a very nice color. I don't really know what else to say. A lot of these kinds of decisions were not made with some grand PURPOSE.
<Aura> would you squeeze a warm PVC bottle between your thighs and call it "manaka-chan"
<Suriko> I would do it if it wouldn't be so hard to explain to my parents

User avatar
Aura
>has heterochromia
Posts: 3286
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:21 am

Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:51 pm

Otakumon wrote:During Rin's arc it seemed to me that Nomiya was pushing her toward the show for his own self serving reasons but when Rin looks to Hisao for advice there was no choice to advise her against doing the show, all three were just variations of telling her to go for it. Why was there no choice to advise her against it?
Because then the rest of the story would not have happened. You have to realize that a VN is a story, not a simulation. Some plot points have to happen to make the story go forward. Why is there not a choice for Hisao to decline going to Yamaku? Because then we'd have no story at all and that'd be boring.
<Aura> would you squeeze a warm PVC bottle between your thighs and call it "manaka-chan"
<Suriko> I would do it if it wouldn't be so hard to explain to my parents

User avatar
Aura
>has heterochromia
Posts: 3286
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:21 am

Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:53 pm

urishima wrote:How do you personally feel about the first h-scene in Rin's path?
One of the best examples of what we tried to do with the sex scenes in KS. We even managed to execute it acceptably.
<Aura> would you squeeze a warm PVC bottle between your thighs and call it "manaka-chan"
<Suriko> I would do it if it wouldn't be so hard to explain to my parents

User avatar
Aura
>has heterochromia
Posts: 3286
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:21 am

Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:53 pm

Muzzius wrote:If an OST is released for this game would the music from the FMVs be included?
Undecided
<Aura> would you squeeze a warm PVC bottle between your thighs and call it "manaka-chan"
<Suriko> I would do it if it wouldn't be so hard to explain to my parents

User avatar
Aura
>has heterochromia
Posts: 3286
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:21 am

Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:00 pm

Pata Hikari wrote:Oh yeah, forgot about this.
Suriko wrote: We have internal idea of which characters use which honorifics in which situations. When the Japanese translation team was translating Act 1, we worked extensively with them on which honorifics characters used.
What pronouns/honorifics do they use?

My weeaboo side needs to know.
If you're a weeaboo you can probably guess what honorifics everyone uses based on their personality and familiarity with the other characters. Rin doesn't use any, Lilly is very formal, Emi isn't, etc etc. All the girls use "atashi" or "watashi", Hisao uses "ore". You can just play Act 1 in Japanese and find all these out, including the side characters.
<Aura> would you squeeze a warm PVC bottle between your thighs and call it "manaka-chan"
<Suriko> I would do it if it wouldn't be so hard to explain to my parents

Guest

Re: Ask!

Post by Guest » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:17 pm

If Lilly's and Shizune's fathers are brothers, why do they have different surnames/family names?

Guest

Re: Ask!

Post by Guest » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:31 pm

While writing Rin, did you ever feel as though you were "trapped" into a set of typical responses and emotions that she uses? She's always serious, and that seems like it would make it difficult to keep the story moving forward.

Lunar Archivist
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:16 pm

Re: Ask!

Post by Lunar Archivist » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:51 pm

Guest wrote:If Lilly's and Shizune's fathers are brothers, why do they have different surnames/family names?
WARNING: NOT AN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

While I'm not finished with Lilly's path yet, it has never been confirmed that their fathers are brothers so far. From what I can tell, this is merely an unsubstantiated assumption that Hisao makes in "Presents and Presence" based on Akira's statement that Hideaki and Shizune's father is her and Lilly's uncle. His reasoning in this case is rather dubious: just because the uncle is explicitly mentioned, that doesn't automatically mean that he's the blood relative. It's just as likely that a man with the surname Hakamichi married the sister of Lilly and Akira's father, which would mean that their aunt is the blood relative and their uncle is related by marriage.

Alternatively, if Hisao's guess is indeed correct, it's possible that the brother of Lilly and Akira's father pulled a Gendo Ikari and married a woman of higher social standing than him and took on her last name instead of vice-versa. While not exactly common, this isn't exactly unheard of in Japan.

Guest

Re: Ask!

Post by Guest » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:15 pm

Lunar Archivist wrote:
Guest wrote:If Lilly's and Shizune's fathers are brothers, why do they have different surnames/family names?
WARNING: NOT AN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

While I'm not finished with Lilly's path yet, it has never been confirmed that their fathers are brothers so far. From what I can tell, this is merely an unsubstantiated assumption that Hisao makes in "Presents and Presence" based on Akira's statement that Hideaki and Shizune's father is her and Lilly's uncle. His reasoning in this case is rather dubious: just because the uncle is explicitly mentioned, that doesn't automatically mean that he's the blood relative. It's just as likely that a man with the surname Hakamichi married the sister of Lilly and Akira's father, which would mean that their aunt is the blood relative and their uncle is related by marriage.

Alternatively, if Hisao's guess is indeed correct, it's possible that the brother of Lilly and Akira's father pulled a Gendo Ikari and married a woman of higher social standing than him and took on her last name instead of vice-versa. While not exactly common, this isn't exactly unheard of in Japan.
You are mistaken. It is not Hisao who radomly guess their father are brothers. It is Hideaki who tell this himself. In "Used-Mention Distinction", Shizune's route, Act 3, Hisao ask Hideaki about Hakamichi and Satou relation. To which Hideak reply:
[color=#0040FF]Hideaki[/color] wrote:"Family issues. Our fathers are brothers, and do not like each other."
So, yeah, not a unsubstantiated assumption. Unless Hideaki is lying for some unknown reason, their fathers are brothers.

Post Reply