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Rance Series

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by tppcrpg, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Rafidur Learned

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    IIRC most of it is onscreen, notable exception being a girl being
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  2. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    TT1 Kumiko become level goddess in TT3

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  3. Jermu Learned

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  4. Endemic Arcane

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    Too bad it's not on Mangagamer.
     
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  5. Tyrr Savant

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    I don't like MG, but true. Japanese company = censored release.
     
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  6. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    I believe in Alicesoft. Let's do some dohna dohna with cute waifus.
     
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  7. Endemic Arcane

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    They're also releasing "Harem Kingdom" on Steam.
     
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  9. Bohrain Liturgist Patron

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    Don't think I'm getting Dohna Dohna. Never been into Darkest Dungeon gameplay and I have a busy week or two coming up. Would rather blow my free time to SMT V when it comes out.
     
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  10. Tyrr Savant

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    I think I will also skip this one.
    I don't trust the site that is (exclusively) selling it. I don't like the DRM. And I also don't want support western releases that don't remove the mosaic censorship.
     
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  11. Arthandas Arbiter

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    My thoughts exactly. Fuck both Johren and Alicesoft for going with them.
    I may or may not torrent it at some point but I definitely won't pay for it, not when other stores like JAST, MG or even Fakku can have drm/mosaic free releases
     
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  12. KingDoofus Educated

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    What's the word on Johren? This is the first time I've ever heard of them.
     
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  13. Longes Augur

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    I've been playing Dohna Dohna. The artstyle is fantastic, as is the music. The cast is pretty decent, and unlike in Rance you have some bros to play off of. Bros who are mysteriously completely ignored by the female population of the game. The gameplay... exists? It's nothing to write home about, but it's functional.
     
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  14. Maxie Prophet Patron Glory to Ukraine

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    it's markedly more fun towards mid-game when juggling phases makes sense, shame the hustling phase is invalidated entirely once you hit ~ chapter 20 and there's next to nothing to waste money on, save for some spare +800 feeling boosts etc.
    the cause of this is the natural growth in tec among your prostitutes as game goes on, its impossible to run out of money when you have like 5 s+ tec girls and you match the drive-by whoring requests competently
     
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  15. Terra Cipher

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    Rance X recent guesstimates



    Also some speculation here from question-askers about whether Shiravune will get hold of Rance 03 or takeover for Rance X, where Steiner thinks thats doubtful on both fronts.
     
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  16. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Meanwhile Rance IX is at 87% editing. Starting to look like mid 2022.
     
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  17. Tyrr Savant

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    He should start a Kickstarter. Lesser known VNs (like VenusBlood) collected quite a bit of money.
     
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  18. Longes Augur

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    I'm currently on chapter 12, as I was playing very slowly. I like the cast, but the game basically doesn't have a plot. I'm 30 hours in and nothing happened. The events are funny, the combat mechanics are tolerable but not great, the sex scenes range from great (Kikuchiyo and Antenna) to the groomer-fest that is ALyCE. But there is no story.

    At least I finally know why your bros get ignored by the girls - Zappa is gay, Joker is underaged, and Torataro is cringe.
     
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  19. Maxie Prophet Patron Glory to Ukraine

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    the plot is arguably AliceSoft at its least epic I've seen so far, even the resolution is nowhere near any Rance game (including Quest being about Rance's dick for the most part)
    I guess it's not easy to stomach to all
     
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  20. Longes Augur

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    I mean, Rance 01 has a plot. Hikari has been kidnapped and Rance is hired to find her. As the game goes you take actions related to searching for Hikari. It's a Quest for Hikari, you might say.

    Dohna Dohna is pretty much just "daily life of the anarchist human traffickers". You just do your hunting in a vague pursuit of the destruction of Asougi. Medico's missing dad could have been a kick-off point for the story - but then it's just ignored for ten chapters. Mysterious Boy In The Box could have been a kick-off point for the story - but no, Joker's just some guy who joins your team. It's just slice-of-lifeing.
     
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  21. Maxie Prophet Patron Glory to Ukraine

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    Fair point, arguing against that isn't a reasonable hill to die on
     
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  22. j2alg Novice

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    Pretty weird schizo game.
    Your main character decides to not involve innocent person #2 in their hustling because that's not alright, minutes after forcing innocent person #1 into prostitution and throwing her at fat bastards until she has a mental breakdown
     
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  23. Endemic Arcane

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    Eh, Alicesoft games have had that inconsistency before. Rance getting teary-eyed over Sill in Kichikuou comes to mind. Or really just the behaviour of most female characters in the Rance series after being raped (Kouhime in Sengoku being the most glaring example).
     
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  24. lightbane Arcane

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    It's called "favoritism".
     
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  25. Longes Augur

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    I'm assuming by person #2 you mean Medico, and the reason they don't involve her is because she's an Outsider and thus not associated with Asougi in any form. Where as everyone in the city implicitly is.
     
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