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  1. DarthSteel

    Blog post 12.09.2018

    I think basing the production runs off of pre-orders is the best solution for the physicals. I don't really like kickstarter, but I do think it's better to have at least some of the money in place before ordering a bunch of the physical goodies.
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    Anyone playing any RPGs?

    I've played both Trails of Cold Steel 1 and 2, both of them are really fun. The English voice acting is a little lacking, particularly in the first game, but I got used to it eventually. I tried to play Trails in the Sky FC, but couldn't get into it. Cold Steel has a lot of quality of life improvements to the engine over Sky. In any case, I heartily recommend Trails of Cold Steel, and I'm really looking forward to Cold Steel 3. CS3 English hasn't been officially announced yet, but since Nihon Falcom has been saying they want to expand more into English speaking markets, I'm sure it's coming eventually.
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    More announcements this year ?

    I really wish there was a way to save Dracu-Riot and Tenshin Ranman from Sekai project hell.
  4. Pleased to see Rina winning for Fureraba, she was my favorite for that game by far. Sanoba Witch is one of the few VNs I've played where I've thought the main girl was the best, so I of course voted for Nene. Still, I thought Tsumugi was second best, shocked to see her in last place (with zero votes, poor girl).
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    Hello everyone

    Okay, this made me laugh. If slice of life mixed with drama and fantasy is your thing, then I'd definitely recommend picking up Da Capo and Da Capo 2, as well as Princess Evangile and Magical Marriage Lunatics. Also, anything by Key - specifically CLANNAD and Little Busters, which both have official english releases now.
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    Antivirus detecting Sanoba Witch as Malware

    Also note that I was unable to install with Avast active - I would get a "failed to copy" error every time I tried. Disabling Avast solved the issue.
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    Antivirus detecting Sanoba Witch as Malware

    It's an issue with Avast - it's a false positive, I had the same issue.
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    Hello everyone

    Welcome! As far as recommendations go, I'm not really sure what your tastes are, so I'm not entirely sure where to start. I guess one of my personal favorites would be the Da Capo series from Mangagamer - I really like the way all 3 games tie into each other. If you don't mind dark fantasy worlds, Type-Moon has some very well written games (Fate/Stay Night and Tsukihime), While I finished Fate/Stay Night, I never finished Tsukihime, the writing is very good, but the setting Type-Moon uses is just too dark for my tastes.
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    Question about Protagonists and being voiced

    I've played a few VNs with voiced MCs, and while it seemed a little weird at first, it didn't bother me once I got used to it. That said, it also didn't make enough of a difference for me to really care about it when looking for new VNs. And Tsukishiro, you're not the only one that likes hearing the Japanese voices.
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    Finally worked up the gumption to give Lucia's route a try. I think I'd rate it as a bit better than Chihaya's route, though I did get irritated at the MC suddenly becoming an idiot during the climax of the route. The epilogue I'd rate has between Chihaya's and Kotori's, not as good as Chihaya's, but better than Kotori's. I still feel that Kotori had the best ROUTE, it's just her epilogue was so lacking. The route itself was amazing, even though the MC and Kotori failed at what they set out to do. Dunno if I'll ever play Akane's route or not, I do know I'm not in the mood for it right now. In the end, I think I still have to rate Rewrite as the worst VN from Key I've read, so my current personal Key ranking is CLANNAD>Little Busters>Kanon>Air>Rewrite Thanks for giving me the motivation to finish Lucia's route, I do think it was worth reading.
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    Nekonyan release schedule

    Yep, I meant Hello, Goodbye. I messed up, sorry about that. Thanks for the reply, I love how engaged with the fans NekoNyan is! That release schedule is awesome, and I'm looking forward to every game you guys have in the pipeline!
  12. I was just looking through the FAQ for all of NekoNyans announced titles, and noticed that the estimated release dates were all between now and "summer 2019". Seems awfully ambitious to me, are you guys actually going to be able to do that? I mean, it's great if you guys can actually hit those targets, I'm just wondering how realistic that is? For example, Hello Lady says "winter 2018", and I think the Fureraba fan disc is also supposed to be done before the end of the year. Just seems like a lot to get done in only two months!
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    BEWARE SPOILERS! I never actually finished Rewrite (https://vndb.org/v751), it's easily my least favorite Key visual novel. The common route was decent enough, but where I really ran into problems was with the routes. The first route I played was Kotori's, which was really good - until the epilogue, where it just crashed and burned. I mean, those two had EARNED their happy ending, and she just dumps the protag into a hospital and never visits? Seriously pissed me off, but at least the route itself was pretty good. So then I played Chihaya's route, which turned out to be a lot more chunnibyou than I expect from Key, but it was still fun, and at least they got their happily ever-after. So then I went for my second favorite heroine in the game, Shizuru. Shizuru's route was absolute garbage, I was shocked. In Kotori and Chihaya's routes, the protag actually becomes pretty bad-ass, using his super powers to fight for the woman he loves. In Shizuru's route he's a freaking housewife who doesn't even TRY to support his girlfriend while she fights a damn war to save the planet, and then he runs off and gets himself killed, so Shizuru ends up almost dying to save him, except he can't even be saved, and the war is lost, so she spends years crying herself to sleep in a bunker to survive the end of the world while the protag turns into a tree. WHAT THE HECK? I had to look it up to make sure I hadn't gotten the bad end. Pissed me off so much I rage quit and never finished the rest of the game. So for anyone who's actually read the rest of Rewrite, are the other routes any better? I read one review that said the 3 routes I played were the worst in the game, but since he ranked Chihaya's route as the worst of all when I thought it was the best of the three, I'm rather hesitant to go back in.
  14. My thoroughly un-informed opinion is that the limited edition release might get delayed, while the digital comes out on time. But that's just a guess. Also, a hope, because I seem to have more or less run out of good translated VNs (at least in genres I'm interested in), so I'm really looking forward to this one coming out.
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    How weeb is your room?!

    Well, SOMEONE's a fan of Grisaia, lol. There's some nice swag in that room!