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  1. DarthSteel

    Rewrite

    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!
  3. 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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    Rewrite

    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.
  5. 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!
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    Localization Request Masterlist (Check Here First)

    I'm not going to bother creating a thread for this because I'm sure the licensing is impossible, but I'd really like to see a translation of Wagamama High Spec OC. My Japanese is terrible, so I'm mostly reading it with a machine translator (ugh). I know Sekai/Denpasoft has the license for Wagamama High Spec, which is why I figure the fan disc is impossible. But hey, it doesn't hurt to ask, right?
  8. As far as I can tell, the sub genres of VNs are pretty subjective. I personally feel that the moege classification is way overused, the example I would give is Princess Evangile, which I usually see referred to as moege, but I personally think better falls under charge. So for these, I'd say Wanko to Kurasou is obviously a nukige. Just because a nukige has half-way decent writing and characters doesn't make it stop being a nukige. MajiKoi I think best falls under the charage umbrella, as does Edelweiss, Kira Kira, Deardrops, IMHHW, Hoshimemo, and of course, Princess Evangile. Fureraba, on the other hand, I consider to be a moege. So in my opinion, the line between moege and charage is if the game is willing to examine serious subjects or not. But so far as I can tell, that's just me.
  9. I really enjoyed this game as well, I was disappointed to hear that the translation team didn't enjoy working on it and have no interest in ever touching the fandisc for it.
  10. Choice is what really makes a VN worth it for me, even if it's relatively simple "choose your waifu" type instead of Key's intricate branching plotlines. I like the art and the music, but just the inclusion of that isn't usually enough to keep me around for a kinetic novel. If there aren't any choices to be made, I'd rather just buy a book, which is a LOT cheaper!
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    Currently Watching—Anime Edition

    I don't watch much in the way of anime, but I really enjoyed Code Geass and Charlotte. Currently stuck on Sword Art Online, I've watched about half of it and just haven't gotten around to watching the rest.
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    Your Top 3 Visual Novels

    If you're interested in mystery genre, I recommend G-senjou no maou (Devil on the G-string), which I really enjoyed. As for Grisaia, I've never seen the anime, so I don't know how much it covered, but the story in the second and third games was very enjoyable for me, so I hope you pick the Grisaia trilogy back up at some point, I think it's well worth the read! Also, words cannot adequately describe my loathing for Michiru But I enjoyed the trilogy despite her existence, lol.
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    How weeb is your room?!

    My room is actually full of guns and NASCAR diecasts. Pretty sure it hits the WEEB list at a solid zero...
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    I hate self-introductions.

    I guess I'm supposed to do this. So I got into visual novels a bit over a year ago, mostly because I was following Fredrin (creator of MegaTokyo) on Twitch, and his fans kept talking about them, so I picked up CLANNAD on steam because it was one just about everyone seemed to say was good. I fell in love, and then started trying to find more. Fast forward a year, and I've gone through a little bit over 100 visual novels now... I think I may have become addicted.
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    Your Top 3 Visual Novels

    My favorites 1 - CLANNAD - this was the first visual novel I read, picked it up on steam after seeing some of Fredrin's (MegaTokyo) fans talk about it, and it got me hooked on visual novels. I absolutely love this game, and still replay it from time to time. 2 - Comyu, Black Dragon in a Gentle Kingdom 3 - Princess Evangile So I guess my favorites are all over the map...
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