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anyone else here play visual novels?

#41Demon_AckerPosted 2/9/2014 10:49:25 PM
Don't talk to them
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#42Ep1taph303Posted 2/9/2014 10:50:26 PM
Steins;Gate is getting localized. The gods have heard our pleas.
#43darklink1017Posted 2/9/2014 10:50:27 PM
saya no uta

trippiest game ever
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#44xio323(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2014 11:08:54 PM
Ep1taph303 posted...
Steins;Gate is getting localized. The gods have heard our pleas.


glad to see that it's getting localized. i managed to nab a translated version of steins;gate for the iphone and read it on there.

i was pleased to see that the steins;gate show stayed true to the novel and many of the scenes were depicted excellently.
#45Ep1taph303Posted 2/9/2014 11:12:12 PM
xio323 posted...
Ep1taph303 posted...
Steins;Gate is getting localized. The gods have heard our pleas.


glad to see that it's getting localized. i managed to nab a translated version of steins;gate for the iphone and read it on there.

i was pleased to see that the steins;gate show stayed true to the novel and many of the scenes were depicted excellently.


Nice! I have it on my Android phone, but yeah I can't read it haha. Do you know if a translated android version was done as well?
#46odcrl001Posted 2/9/2014 11:23:04 PM
You guys are noobs. If you played the visual novels of late 90's/early 2000's you would be flipping bricks
#47ShadowjomiPosted 2/10/2014 2:15:46 AM(edited)
Definitely their are my main genre now after the decline of JRPGs, started 999 on whim and couldn't get enough so I tried Ever17 from the same writer and I was hooked on VN's ever since.

My Top 5 in no Particular Order:
Muv-Luv Trilogy
Clannad
Ever17
Stein's Gate
Fate/Stay Night
#48alrduPosted 2/10/2014 2:21:18 AM
returnofbeans posted...
come on guys... all this visual novel talk and no Clannad suggestions? Clannad is the best VN i have ever played. so much story and depth, great characters and development. the need to play every characters route in order to obtain the true ending was a nice touch.


Clannad is good if you can tolerate an incredibly mediocre English patch, or if you can somehow read it in Japanese. In response to the Umineko sprite patch legality, no it isn't legal, not that it really makes any difference.

I read visual novels occasionally. I went though a huge patch last year where I just read them monthly and now I'm kinda burned out. It's a shame that some of the better visual novels never leave Japan, fan translations are nice and all but I'd like to support the author/developers without having to spend over 80 - 90 on one visual novel + shipping costs. Downloadable versions are out of the question considering that they rarely accept foreign credit cards, and you can't even access some websites unless you're from Japan.

It could be worse though, it's much better than it was a decade ago. Most official localizations now seem to be done reasonably quickly (outside of JAST), and we're getting more modern visual novels too, (like from the past 2-3 years, instead of 5-6).
#49xio323(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2014 11:43:16 AM
alrdu posted...
returnofbeans posted...
come on guys... all this visual novel talk and no Clannad suggestions? Clannad is the best VN i have ever played. so much story and depth, great characters and development. the need to play every characters route in order to obtain the true ending was a nice touch.


Clannad is good if you can tolerate an incredibly mediocre English patch, or if you can somehow read it in Japanese. In response to the Umineko sprite patch legality, no it isn't legal, not that it really makes any difference.

I read visual novels occasionally. I went though a huge patch last year where I just read them monthly and now I'm kinda burned out. It's a shame that some of the better visual novels never leave Japan, fan translations are nice and all but I'd like to support the author/developers without having to spend over 80 - 90 on one visual novel + shipping costs. Downloadable versions are out of the question considering that they rarely accept foreign credit cards, and you can't even access some websites unless you're from Japan.

It could be worse though, it's much better than it was a decade ago. Most official localizations now seem to be done reasonably quickly (outside of JAST), and we're getting more modern visual novels too, (like from the past 2-3 years, instead of 5-6).


i definitely want to support companies that localize visual novels.
i was pretty pleased that the VN If My Heart Had Wings was officially localized. but as i'm reading it, i'm pretty upset that the translation team did a rather sloppy job on it. there's a lot of poor editing and a lot of the dialogue wasn't even translated properly to what was being said. some of the dialogue wasn't even coherent. i'm hoping the fan translation patch can fix it tho.
#50LyokoNinjaPosted 2/10/2014 6:13:23 PM
aak57 posted...
LyokoNinja posted...
Try When the Seagulls Cry/Umineko no Naku Koro ni. It's a murder mystery. No branching paths, just straight reading with great music that really sets the atmosphere. The downside is that the artwork isn't great. It's acceptable, but if you want there's an unofficial patch to add the PS3 version character sprites and voice acting, though I haven't looked into it as I'm perfectly fine with what the PC version provides. That, and I don't know the legality of the patch, so I'm not gonna bother with it.

Well the legality thing is kinda moot since Umineko and many VNs aren't even available outside of Japan to begin with and most people aren't importing them. >_>


I can't let this misinformation go by uncorrected. Umineko has been available on Mangagamer since October 4th, 2013, and you could purchase them previously from a site that the Witch Hunt site provided a link to. I believe it was a site called hobibox. Searching for that word using https://www.duckduckgo.com provides the specific URL where you could purchase the games previously as the second most popular result, with the first being the main site itself. The two halves will run you $56.90 combined from Mangagamer:

When the Seagulls Cry/Umineko no Naku Koro ni EPs 1-4:
http://www.mangagamer.com/detail.php?product_code=93

When the Seagulls Cry/Umineko no Naku Koro ni EPs 5-8:
http://www.mangagamer.com/detail.php?product_code=94

And it appears the first two parts of Higanbana no Saku Yoro ni became available on the 7th this month as well, though I don't know how far along the translation patches are. Each one is $17.95
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