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Decline Visual Novel Recomendation Thread

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

  1. TigerKnee Arcane

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    The school modes were added in the later ports of the Danganronpa games so that players can more easily complete the Social Link scenes (they're shared between modes) - it used to be that you had to replay entire chapters just to get to the Free Time segments to complete all the characters you missed (if they died earlier it could get pretty godawful with the repeating)
     
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  2. j2alg Novice

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    Only you can put an end to this, no outside force will stop Uchi
     
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  3. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I'm not sure if this even falls into VN territory. Pillars of the Earth


    The art style says... NO? I guess.
     
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  4. Irxy Arcane

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    Art style matters not, this game is similar to those of Telltale - an interactive movie with some gameplay, not a novel.
     
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  5. The Jester Cipher

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    I'm reading "Deus Machina Demonbane".
    It's a..um...Lovecraftian Mecha story.

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  6. Thorakitai Educated

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    The Galaxy Angel Trilogy deserves a mention.

    Unlike most VNs, it has great RTT gameplay quite similar to the Homeworld series except you are only limited to 5 powerful spacecraft with specific roles. You have a jack-of-all-trades, a fast and powerful but fragile fighter, a slow craft that can use drones to attack several enemies at once, a slow but powerful tank armed to the teeth with weapons and a durable repair ship. The first game is rather easy but two games after that ramp up the difficulty and add even more objectives besides kill all enemies that it becomes fun.

    The dating sim part is this, your job as the commander is make sure the 5 girl pilots have morale morale (as it impacts their combat performance) and you do that by earning their trust and eventually pursuing a romantic relationship with one of them if you have high enough affection rating. Your lover also becomes your ace due to the fact they get huge bonuses in both morale and combat that even the medic craft becomes a powerful juggernaut.

    If you're looking for eroge stuff, look elsewhere as the only erotic thing you'll find are bikinis of the pilots during some scenes and it's rather tame.

    The story is basic sci-fi anime where you and the 5 pilots are the only hope in stopping the great evil antagonist from conquering the galaxy. The characters are quite endearing (especially the pilots) due to the fact every single line is voiced, even the minor NPCs. The VA does a great job in making you feeling attached to these characters despite the basic story.

    All in all. The Galaxy Angel games are great. The only problem is that it's 2002 game and it's pain in the ass to install.

    Here's a video that shows off the gameplay:

    Here's a video that provides a close up to the ship models:
     
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  7. j2alg Novice

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    The developers were clearly biased to Forte, not only did they make her the strongest unit but also best girl
     
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  8. Arthandas Arbiter

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    I'm in.
     
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  9. Thorakitai Educated

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    The fact that she's a rare case of an actual adult love interest (she's 22 years-old) in a Japanese Dating Sim also helps her uniqueness. The other girls are good but Forte is a class of her own.
     
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  10. The Jester Cipher

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    Don't forget the voice patch.

     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
    A visual novel about old Japanese PC adventure games.



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  12. Endemic Arcane

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  13. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Music is good with the gameplay there. I'd be all over that game.

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    Oh its an erotic game? I was sold on the sound and retroness but I guess etotuc could be a plus.
     
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  14. Tyrr Savant

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  15. Nostaljaded Savant

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    Kamaitachi no Yoru - Rinne Saisei かまいたちの夜 輪廻彩声 (Vita/Windows) [2017/2018]
    Remake of 1994 Super Famicom Murder Mystery VN

    The game revolves around Tooru and his girlfriend Mari, who are suddenly drawn into a horrible murder mystery while on vacation at a skiing lodge. The first part of the games develops as a crime-solving adventure. Additional murders occur if the player is unable to find clues... - from VNDB

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    Impressions after finishing some of the routes (open)

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    + Flowchart menu option, flagging yet-to-be-picked choices and to easily restart at any past nodes
    + Hotkeys to skip read text & skip to next choice
    + Full VA, with individual volume sliders and mute buttons; useful for those preferring silent protagonist

    ~ Many routes (10+), unlocked in batches upon satisfying certain-nodes completion
    ~ Bland CG Portraits (except heroine?)
    ~ Background Graphics based on processed real photos
    ~ 18+ rating due to gore scenes (IMO quite mild while few other scenes are at most suggestive-level) as remake is also released on Vita
    ~ Crime-solving not-a-big component (simply done by naming suspects), actual length quite short, more about going through the various routes and choices if main route is deemed appealing. Value my time more for other games/activities

    - Naming suspects requires manual keyboard input/copy & paste, so jot down all characters' names when first introduced

    Was mucking around and stumbled into the ENG translation website. Actual play on non-English version, only tested the English version on the intro for screenshots and to sample the ENG translation.
    Currently in Public Beta, accepting bug reports.
    https://projectkamai.com/

    TLDR: It's all right/can be skipped, for those itching for a (classic remake) VN with no VN backlog.
     
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  16. kirin Educated

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  17. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    God that is the most awful music I've heard. The animation looks terrible. That voice acting.... did they even care?
     
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  18. karoliner Arcane Vatnik

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  19. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Is this a KS in favor of censoring? Honestly, why doesn't the game come with a toggle if people are offended? The purchaser can decide to make their WILL saving throw and keep the horny mode off. Personal control.
     
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  20. Carpincho Pampeano Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    The ugly true is that people hate freedom, they want always someone to make the decisions for themselves to avoid being responsible for their actions. In the case of visual novels they want to pretend that they are some form of hight art but when they see a panty shot they realize the ugly truth, it's entertainment for the sake of it and not a great work of political commentary that they con boast about on social media. That why you see journos trying to push the whole "Videogames are art" thing, wanna boast about playing the latest walking simulator with gay trans autistic couple
     
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  21. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I like games that have smarter more varied algorithms. A learning program based of input fed to it would be great. In some ways certain RPGs had very minor ways of doing this (virtues in ultima, bars and guild in alternate reality, actions in stuart smith's games, etc). Some developers took chances and tried new things. Some used older ideas and refined or modified them. I like classics but eventually if the same thing is spewed out I will get bored or feel the "deja vu" and that might turn me away.

    Agenda driven drivel shoved in the face hnder the pretense of something it isn't pisses me off. Usually, by the time I buy a game, I know what it is about and what stupid wokeness might be in it.
     
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  22. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    At first I checked the OST lists then mobygames. Only a few PC titles and mostly playstation on a few of the platforms. While all are VN a few are actually dungeon crawlers. Interesting.

    The release dates on Dungeon Travelers is confusion because of the Two Hearts title (Two Hearts 2: )


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    Front cover for To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers

    Front cover for Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal
     
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  23. Carpincho Pampeano Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I really need to play the first dungeon travelers remake on the vita... but i would need to finish the visual novel first, and i don't feel like it. Is it good? After playing dating sims like Tokimeki Memorial visual novels feel bland.
     
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  24. Anonymous Wife Scholar Arcane

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    Thank you Car !! You are a good strong friend !!
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  25. Carpincho Pampeano Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    True Love 98, my first dating sim, stop making me feel nostalgic Valerie !. Is there anything releasing soon in the west? Want to join in the conversation.
     
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