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Decline Visual Novel Recomendation Thread

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by felipepepe, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Theldaran Liturgist

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    I'm late as this was revealed like more than a month ago or something. But Robotics;Notes is coming out October 14th on Steam alongside Robotics;Notes DaSH (the sequel).

    Even if Spike Chunsoft is at times unfulfilling in their work, they're doing their homework with the releases. Each year we get some goodie.

    There will also be Switch and PS4 versions if you're a consoletard. Both games will be bundled into one:

    https://twitter.com/SpikeChunsoft_e/status/1252650975644364800

    The Steam pages are also up. I hope that we see Anonymous;Code someday too.
     
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  2. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    These things are out now, with demos. Suspiciously cheap for Japanese, non-doujin visual novels.

    IIRC that Liar-soft thing is written by someone who wrote a novel some codexer admired in this thread.
     
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  4. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Taimanin Asagi is knocking the doors of Steam again... as a free-to-play card game?



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    They didn't release the actual novels on Steam since the demo btw. Based on the number of reviews (83) on the demo, maybe they thought these novels won't sell on Steam anyway. Maybe they thought gaijins only like to pay for a sense of pride and accomplishment.
     
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  5. Theldaran Liturgist

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    Just pirate Adabana honestly, since Liar-Suckers refuse to open up to the West.

    Yup, that means that Adabana was removed from Western Steam and isn't available for Western customers, that's the error you're seeing above.
     
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  6. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Heh, interesting. Looks like it's only not available in some parts of Europe. It's available in North America and other so-called "Western" regions. I wonder why. That's very peculiar region lock that one would consider an error on their part. But they never answer anything in the forums, as if they don't read the forums or something.
     
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  7. turkishronin Arcane

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    iirc it had something to do with Aniplex legal issues with EU
    Fate Grand Order is like that too you can only play it with USA IP
     
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  10. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    So uh, I played

    YOU and ME and HER


    You know, the game that Doki Doki Literature Club was "inspired by".

    I have to say, it is definitely one of the weirdest VN:s out there.

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    The protagonist and both of the heroines are kinda kaku. The slice of life in the beginning is boring and trite. As generic schlock as you get.

    It was quite painful to get to the "big twist". And to get to there you really, really have to go through some shit that generally you wouldn't (unless you are cuck degenerate who likes NTR).

    Once the game starts fucking with you, there are a couple of funny moments. But the game really, really fucks with you. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of players won't ever get to the true ending.

    Frankly, at the end I wanted to tell both of the heroines to fuck off. I mean, one is a giant psycho bitch and the other is the worst cockslut in the universe.

    I'd be p. butthurt if I lived in Japan and paid $70 for this.
     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Another release from DMM Games/ShiraVN combo (that did Utawarerumono games on Steam). Horror visual novel written by Ryukishi07 of When They Cry series.



     
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  12. Maxwell's Demon Arcane

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    Is the uncensored version going to be released somewhere?
     
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  13. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'd assume this will be the only version.

    They say this release has additional content from console version, but there's no info on whether content adjusted for ratings will be brought over or not. I don't know for sure but I guess that difference between the original PC and console version are pretty minor (unless you know better). (The original PC version was not "R-rated" novel to begin with.)

    FWIW Steam page's content warning:

     
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  14. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Chaos: Head Noah fan-translation and port is finally picking up again after essentially being rebooted earlier this year

     
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  15. Theldaran Liturgist

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    "Rebooted" or "real booted"?
     
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  17. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    D3 Publisher re-releases some visual novel/escape puzzle thing from 2010 on Steam (and Switch). Sounds like Zero Escape but everyone is anime girls



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  18. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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  19. Nostaljaded Savant

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    同級生 リメイク (PC) [2021]
    Classmate Remake

    Based on 1999 WIN version, ENG to be released in late 2021.

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    Understand why it's regarded as a dating sim eroge classic; not my genre if not for the fact that it's an élf game remake.

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    Observant if able to spot the visual glitch near face in 1 of the remake portrait screenshot above (this bug occurs when game window size is at non-native resolution for that character at that location only).


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    TLDR: An ideal modern entry whether one is into lying through teeth sweet-talking/dating sims, no issues on Win 7.
    P.S. Completing the remake reopens my void on élf's demise. :negative:


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    Spot the diff in the last CG, to know that artists back then (DOS version too) were doing good work.

    If you know Jap, don't mind playing with a time schedule guide/prefer playing blind and have ample gaming time, get the ¥4,180 Windows version, instead of the ¥8,800 Remake.
     
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  20. Siveon Bot

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    "Better character protraits," my ass.
     
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  21. Lhynn Arcane

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    So i stumbled upon this. A properly codexian review to what is probably one of the single most important games in the genre. It is pretty indepth and worth watching if you are interested in the subject at hand.



    It is such a shame the game itself never got a full translation, as im watching this review i find myself wanting to try this bit of gaming history.
     
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  22. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Cannot imagine anyone seriously thinking that images on the right look better.
     
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  23. Siveon Bot

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    I like how you bring this up not days after DDS announced that he's almost finished with the SNES version.
     
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  24. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Funny how the ashtray is gone. In the beginning of the 90s you could still smoke in the teachers' room.
     
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  25. Nostaljaded Savant

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    Below may reinforce/soften one's position that left is better than right/right is better than left/nudge one off the fence.
    Opinions can differ. :M

    BW DOS vs Remake comparison of top 5 in school as grouped by protagonist (open)

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    abnaxus,
    Yup, like their hairstyles and clothing are tweaked to be more inline with current age (be it for better or worse).
    Back then volume and curls were the rage.


    Another thing I like about pre-handphone/smartphone era VNs:
    No SMS/instant messaging UIs or dialogs (I assume will be more common for school settings).

    As more often than not, they are annoying/excessive/distract the story flow. Catherine's implementation is fine though.
     
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