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Offline Akira

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Question...
« on: June 13, 2007, 08:55:00 AM »
As a Japanese person, I play video games. Lots and lots of them.

RPGs, Shooters, et cetera.

However, my favorite type of game?

...Visual Novels. Visual Novels and dating sims.

So I'd like to ask...

Does anyone here share my Konata-esque hobby? >_>;;;;
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Re: Question...
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 11:58:27 AM »
I can't read Japanese, so I don't get to play the best visual novel ones (Anything from Key, Kana: Imoto, Higurashi, etc.), and therefore do not play them that often. I end up watching the anime after the fact xD

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Re: Question...
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 12:19:40 PM »
As one unfamiliar to moonspeak, I also have little access to visual novels. As for the ones that have been translated, I am still far too young (10 days left), and the law says that they may threaten to scar my mind and forever put an end to my days of innocence.

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Re: Question...
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 04:47:12 PM »
I've played a few dating sims. They haven't struck me as anything special to be honest. Haven't played any visual novels though and my lack of any japanese skill means i probably get around to playing any


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Re: Question...
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 05:22:54 PM »
The problem with visual novels is that their not easily accessible for people that don't speak Japanese.  I've read about a quarter of Kanon and all of Planetarian, and I could never get Kana: Imouto to work to my computer.

It's a medium that I've always wanted to explore more, since the little I have seen has impressed me, but in the end I generally find it much easier to watch the (oft disappointing) anime adaptations.

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Re: Question...
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 07:04:54 PM »
You know, speaking of anime adaptations, there were an awful amount of H-game adaptations last year... Happiness!, (Green Green? did that come out last year?), etc, etc.

If anyone's interested in visual novels, or just looking for a good read, I highly suggest Narcissu. It's by a doujin group called Stage-Nana, and translated by insani.

So please, if you wish, go ahead and enjoy.  This is one game that shook me profoundly.
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Re: Question...
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007, 08:30:15 AM »
Aside from one random Evangelion dating sim on Newgrounds, I have absolutely no experience with the genre.  It's not really my thing.

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Re: Question...
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007, 01:38:37 PM »
I've played exactly one dating sim game (made in Korean) titled 'Plus +', which was several years ago. I tried to find any information on english sites and looks like it's so bad I can't even find a word of mention of it in any sites, let alone wiki. Still, it had three attractive and interesting girls, and I made effort to play all three storylines despite how bullshit my own character was (a 18 year old CEO of one of the most powerful companies in the world, who's also black belt in Judo, Taekwondo, professional level at tennis, drives like Schumacher etc etc you get the point).

I have tried to read Narcissu few months ago after completing Kanon 2006 and becoming interested in the visual novels. I can't say how good it is overall since I've given up reading more, after the point where the girl and the boy runs off together from the hospitol. But this seems like one of the better examples of this genre, so I find it highly probable that it's not my thing.

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Re: Question...
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 04:34:11 AM »
Akira:  I just finished Narcissu.  OMG ;-;

You got any other good (translated) visual novel recommendations?

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Re: Question...
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2007, 08:24:29 AM »
I support Sorrow-kun's request, untranslated is fine as well for me though. I hardly have played any visual novels yet but it's something I've wanted to look into a bit more. I don't have awefully much time at my hands (I still can't read Japanese all that fast), so I'd appreciate it if you could just recommend the best of the best. :)

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Re: Question...
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2007, 01:43:52 PM »
Sorrow, play Red Shift, and wait for Narci 2 to finish translating. >_>
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Re: Question...
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2007, 07:10:23 AM »
Being ignored, am I? pffff....

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Re: Question...
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2007, 07:29:39 AM »
Sorry, I didn't see the question. Mueti, my recommendation is the same as Sorrow's:

PLAY NARCISSU. Seriously, DROP EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW and PLAY NARCISSU.

Then, when you're done with that, check out Red Shift, (and if you're over 18 and not offended by pornography), Yume Miru Kusuri and Kana Imouto.

We can go from there. >_>
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Re: Question...
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2007, 12:16:56 PM »
Thanks very much!
And I'm far from being offended by pornography. :D

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Re: Question...
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2007, 10:14:25 AM »
Visual novels are a joke. Read a book. And if you're playing for the adult content, download some porn, with real people.
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