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Re: Visual Novels

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:14 am

Well, the tweeter was so excited they had to pause several time mid-sentence.
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by BoneSnapDeez Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:53 pm

Anyone hear about the Bokuten controversy?

https://nichegamer.com/2020/07/29/all-a ... publisher/

I grabbed the game days before it was pulled, incidentally.
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Re: Visual Novels

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:23 pm

Well, I read through Saya no Uta in a single day. That was, uh, something.......

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by BoneSnapDeez Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:36 am

I still need to write a proper review of Saya no Uta, but I started another VN the other day -- Raging Loop on the Switch.

This one originally came out in 2015 (courtesy of Kemco, believe it or not) but didn't reach America until 2019. It reminds me a lot of Higurashi. It features a ~*creepy Japanese hamlet*~ for a setting, and the death/rebirth loop seems to be something that's literally happening within the story (somehow?) rather than simply being a mechanic.

I'm not very far, but it's entertaining. The localization is good and sort of reminiscent of Steins;Gate but this one's even more meme-y. One of the first lines of the game is "we live in a society."
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by BoneSnapDeez Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:48 pm

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by BoneSnapDeez Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:46 pm

Okay, after completing the original Steins;Gate, and subsequently playing two remakes (well, one remake and one "demake") and two spin-offs, I'm finally playing the proper sequel in the form of Steins;Gate 0 (Vita version).

So far, it's pretty decent story-wise. The art style is more generic, though, and there are flashbacks featuring the old (better) art which feels a bit odd. Not totally in love with the new characters either. But it's certainly compelling enough to make me want to roll through a chapter a day. I'm anticipating another 10-ish chapters and 25-30 total hours. 8)
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by chupon Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:44 am

Just wanted to share some recent VN pickups / preorders. Thought you (Bone) might want to give them some consideration.


SeaBed for Switch. I pre-ordered the limited edition from playasia. Reviews for this look great!

Nurse Love Obsession. I ordered from Limited Run Games. I hate LRG but I love physical.

Aokama - Four Rhythms Across the Blue. Ordered limited edition from Amazon.


I'm still slogging through Muv Luv Extra. I know it will be worth it but ugh this is tough. Also on chapter 7 of Thimbleweed Park. Loving every single minute of this game. Love it. Highly recommended.
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by BoneSnapDeez Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:00 pm

Saw this post late but good stuff.

I have SeaBed and the "Nurse" games via Steam. Will play them eventually.

Aokana looks promising, though I've trying to avoid buying any new VNs until I've whittled down my backlog a little.

Sorry you're still slogging through Muv-Luv. I liked Extra, but it's certainly not for everyone (I love goofy old rom-com manga/anime like Love Hina, which is what prompted me to play Muv-Luv in the first place).

Visual novels I finished this year:
Knights of Xentar (VNDB has this listed for some reason)
Hoshi o Sagashite...
Dead Zone
Samurai Sword
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
Steins;Gate
Tokyo Dark: Remembrance (debatably a VN, was listed on VNDB but later removed)
Steins;Gate Elite
Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace
Chaos;Child
Scar of the Doll
8-Bit Adv Steins;Gate
The Song of Saya
Raging Loop
Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram
Steins;Gate 0
Steins;Gate 8-bit
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Yes, the entire Steins;Gate series. I guess you could say I enjoyed it. Original Steins;Gate was easily the best VN I experienced in 2020. No real stinkers. Some of the 8-bit games were a bit questionable. Would highly recommend Steins;Gate, Princess Tomato, Chaos;Child, The Song of Saya, and Raging Loop.

My VN backlog. Would like to finish most of these within the next decade or so:
https://vndb.org/u183056/ulist?wishlist=1
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Re: Visual Novels

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:19 pm

How's everybody doin'?

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by chupon Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:03 pm

Finally finished Muv Luv Extra. Two main routes and one common route ending. It definitely got better for me at the 3/4 mark. In fact I quite liked the endings and am geared up for Unlimited.

I suspect it will take me another full year to get through Unlimited.

I really can’t fathom how you get so much game time. You are amazing.
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