VN thread

What have you been playing?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    generals are gay

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The problem is that if you go to /vg/ and come back, the retarded fucking genshit impact threads in Ganker start to look hight quality.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Debating on whether or not I should get digimon survive

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pirate it or wait for it to get heavily discounted.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I finished one playthrough of it and I don't recommend it, I couldn't be stuffed going for getting the true ending in NG+ that's how little I ended up enjoying it.

      I am going to start reading GNOSIA later today

      If Digimon Survive is 70% VN and 30% SRPG gameplay, Gnosia is more like 70% werewolf game and 30% VN.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I finished one playthrough of it and I don't recommend it, I couldn't be stuffed going for getting the true ending in NG+ that's how little I ended up enjoying it.

      [...]
      If Digimon Survive is 70% VN and 30% SRPG gameplay, Gnosia is more like 70% werewolf game and 30% VN.

      I finished it twice (Moral and True endings) and I recommend it. The characters are pretty nice and the gameplay, while simple, is fun if you enjoy SRPGs, raising numbers, and collecting mons. The choices in the story seem more impactful than most games I've personally played, and the endings are wildly different from one another. If you like Digimon, you'll enjoy Survive

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    KINOMON SURVIVE

    i cried for Lopomon

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why yes, I'm playing "NTR Homestay: Gentle Wife meets Macho Exchange Student"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I fapped to that one

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like how her Jacket looks like it has the St. Lucia emblem.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Disabled girl dating sim

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My friend played "saya no uta" for us with H-scenes. It was aight

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >My friend played "saya no uta" for us with H-scenes.
      Why the fuck would you do that, was this some sort of shitty group masturbation? VNs, especially VNs with horror elements should be played alone so you can fully absorb the story on your own and genuinely feel the weight of the writing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >My friend played "saya no uta" for us with H-scenes.
        >Why the fuck would you do that, was this some sort of shitty group masturbation? VNs, especially VNs with horror elements should be played alone so you can fully absorb the story on your own and genuinely feel the weight of the writing.
        >the weight of the writing
        >VNs

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing. There are literally no new notable VNs to plays.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Definitely feeling this. Everything I'm playing is either a classic or years old at this point, everything current is plagued by shitty nu-anime art, a horribly unoriginal rehash of either Higurashi, Steins Gate, or Danganronpa, or a shit tier eroge from china just meant to get 2 bucks out of you for a fap to some traced art, or western Renpy trash.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finished Corpse Factory yesterday. It's probably the best Western made VN I've played it, but still the story gets really stupid towards the end.

    The anorexic serial killer MC masturbating to her murders was pretty sick though, genuinely repulsive.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just finished this today, actually. I'm of the agreement that the prologue and first chapter start off really fucking strong, and then kind of peters out near the end as a bunch of implausible shit happens out of nowhere. Still pretty good though, great music, good VA (Kojiro's voice is amazing) and decent art.

      there is a lot of shit that goes unexplained, though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, Kojiro had the best VA (although the MC being Aiba from AI The Somnium Files was pretty cool too), but him chopping off his own arm was the dumbest fucking thing in the whole game. It's also roughly the point where the story stopped making sense, which is a huge shame.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just finished this today, actually. I'm of the agreement that the prologue and first chapter start off really fucking strong, and then kind of peters out near the end as a bunch of implausible shit happens out of nowhere. Still pretty good though, great music, good VA (Kojiro's voice is amazing) and decent art.

          there is a lot of shit that goes unexplained, though

          >Game has strong/interesting early game/first chapter with tons of potential
          >Game fails to live up to its own potential and is painfully average/bad in the mid/late game.
          An all too common trend these days. Your discussion of this game reminds me a lot of the problems of Iwaihime.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Iwaihime was boring start to finish though. Even worse than Higanbana in that regard

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just finished this today, actually. I'm of the agreement that the prologue and first chapter start off really fucking strong, and then kind of peters out near the end as a bunch of implausible shit happens out of nowhere. Still pretty good though, great music, good VA (Kojiro's voice is amazing) and decent art.

      there is a lot of shit that goes unexplained, though

      Quickly made me think of it as one of the best VN this year to one of the worst thanks to very bad chapter 3, Everything related to Emi and her boyfriend and the second organization should be scrapped as well as Kojiro becoming a mystic leader at the end. Oh and also everything related to his dead wife in a wall is retarded. Overall 4/10 for at least trying to become like Dead Note with a A team crew and interesting protagonist.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Recommend me some good VNs, lads. I'm mainly looking for ones to play on PS4/PS5. Have already played Zero Escape series, Steins Gate and Raging Loop.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shiin (aka death mark)
      horror mystery
      also
      >buying a ps5 to play visual novels

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is the first one better than this?
        The edginess of the MC made NG unreadable for me after a while.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Is the first one better than this?
          IMO NG is much better, paces itself nicely around its limited number of rooms while Death Mark has to pad things out and feels pretty repetitive and barren as a result, until you hit the DLC.

          >The edginess of the MC made NG unreadable for me after a while.
          His edge dies after the intro and he's a non-character by chapter 2, they lose interest in pushing that real fast.
          NG has its issues (what's up with the expression menu) but the protag isn't really one of them. Even the goon in the intro shows up as a friendly later.
          But if the protag was your only sticking point, sure give Death Mark a try. Death Mark's protag is completely inoffensive, I hear they're bringing him back.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I hear they're bringing him back
            The third game is with him but its a side scroller now

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Oh, they're doing a Twilight Syndrome thing?
              That might be neat.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I liked the first one alot, went into the second one blind thinking I'd find more of what I liked. I couldn't play more than 10 minutes before dropping it because the MC is some edgy jotaro type character

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Is the first one better than this?
          IMO NG is much better, paces itself nicely around its limited number of rooms while Death Mark has to pad things out and feels pretty repetitive and barren as a result, until you hit the DLC.

          >The edginess of the MC made NG unreadable for me after a while.
          His edge dies after the intro and he's a non-character by chapter 2, they lose interest in pushing that real fast.
          NG has its issues (what's up with the expression menu) but the protag isn't really one of them. Even the goon in the intro shows up as a friendly later.
          But if the protag was your only sticking point, sure give Death Mark a try. Death Mark's protag is completely inoffensive, I hear they're bringing him back.

          Don't listen to that retard. Death Mark is actualy scary and choices matter. NG has shit protagonist and only 2 major annoying companions. Its crap and almost entire game is a rehash of the same locations which are mostly bland anyway, like samey looking street or office. Ending is also retarded and has no real impact on the player or the protag.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's the same fucking formula and writing team for both, banish or exorcise the demon for a live or dead partner, what the fuck are you on?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              its much shorter and have less choices because you get only 2 partners

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I liked the NGs characters more. In the first, aside from Mashita, the rest are forgettable.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everyone has their opinion but I think the first one is far better than NG and I had some of the same issues you had with NG so we probably think similarly.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >playing the sequel first
          Why do people do this? Knowing that human sized dolls can be evil completely blows the antagonist reveal in death mark. I liked both games for different reasons. I liked NG for fleshing out the characters and giving them more than two sprites, I also liked that they fleshed out the backstories of the spirits to make them look more like spirits of former humans than crazy monsters. Killer peach and the follow up chapter afterwards were the best cases in the series. Followed by red riding hood, that's where the series hit it's stride as far as puzzle solving, character interaction, and atmosphere. I liked Death Mark for it's puzzle solving, atmosphere, and exploration. They really limited where you could go in NG.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AI Somnium Files? Have you played the first one yet?
      Also, gotta toss in Danganronpa too.

      But true kino, if you're man enough, and can HANDLE kino....
      428: Shibuya Shuffle

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I played JPDE sonata of fire

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Picked up Notch - The Innocent Luna Eclipsed Sinners on the summer sale, and I gotta ask, is there an alternate/fantranslation for this one? The steam version is so stiff, I honestly feel like I should just switch over to moonrunes.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I will now read your vn.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You can draw ears, right?
    >Yeah totally.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Recently completed Utawarerumono 2. I love Nekone and Kuon.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mfw I liked her for her purity

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nosato is bro-tier even if he's a massive simp

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I liked how the game let him be part of the crew that gets to know about all the crazy shit that happened.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Looks like an ordinary middle aged jackass with no redeeming qualities
      >Actually very based and well defined character
      >Willing to look past someone's faults to help redeem them out of his own love
      Unironically such a great character. Looks like he'll fall exactly into your expectations, only to subvert all of them. Something the whole game did very well for the most part.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Middle aged? Isn't he and that shrine girl both in their 30s?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hes 32 and Rikako is 27

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every time.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        FUCK, this is absolute kino

        Is that a higurashi?

        Lol, kinda.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw best girl Haru is techincally used goods

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Literally everyone in the village is used goods if you count lesbian sex as real sex

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >tfw when your waifu rikako is literally a depraved whore.
          At least Haru would still be tight.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Spoiler
            She's pure in the mind, she was literally put into child prostituion by her family

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >pure in mind
              Lol no. She wanted to destroy the entire country and make everyone her prey. She is a evil bitch maybe as a result of mental illness or absorbing corruption from people.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Haru is best girl.
        >spoiler
        nah.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did this bitch melt when you took her out of the village at the end of the first loop if it was all just dudes in wolf costumes? Why was she trying to keep you from eating food from the village in the first loop? It never came up again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Plothole
      >just a superstition

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is that a higurashi?

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has a story ever ruined itself so hard in the last 1/3 of the runtime?
    Everything before the end of Darkness is a 9/10. Everything after is a 6/10 at best.
    I don't even care about the answers to the mysteries, all the answers were what I imagined or as I retarded as I imagined they would be. But the whole story revolved around the fun werewolf game and then they go like 20 hs of boring explanation with no werewolf game while dropping the tone into a retarded comedy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It definitely peaks during the Werewolf route while the Deathloop route is a bit dragged out, but ruined is a bit harsh, I liked a few of those exposition segments with Kiyo and the Old Man and such.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the explanation portion of the game was quite bad, but a lot of people really overstate how good the rest of raging loop is

      its mafia segments are really basic, the music is constantly blaring the same shitty song in your ears, and the game cannot decide whether it wants to throw a joke in your face or be serious half the time

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The answers were lacking indeed. the reveal that the senile old man was the boss werewolf who killed them in every loop of the corruption failed to take them doesn't make any sense. I can't see how he was not shot to death when he died tripping on his foot in the end .

        Also there were lot of loose ends, like how the thing in the end of darkness arc appeared and how the power to summon it was taken away from rikako when the light goes off and also the secret fbi organization stuff. Despite its flaws i liked it and It is still better than 90% of the VN out there. The VN should have had more of Hashimoto vs Haruaki moments.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          All of those loose ends are resolved in the "revelations" extra and the short stories you get at the end (don't worry, they aren't worth your time, and they add like 6hs of more boring exposition for a story that lost all mystery ages ago).
          Actually that's the thing. There's a reason why in every mystery novel everything is explained by the detective in 1 short chapter immediately after the last clue is given. Once the mystery is over, the reader stopped paying attention to the story. After Darkness the story should have been wrapped up by 2 hs later tops.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think running through certain parts with revelations is worth it. It answers several questions, like why some routes suddenly end despite you doing the right thing. Some of the extra shit is really good. It's neither
            >too little and thus pointless
            >too much and thus exhaustive
            The side stories... I read one and i had to skip alot but it was okay. Probably skippable for all.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >doesn't make sense
          The author basically tries to retcon it in the extra material by saying all the supernatural stuff was real, the protagonist has psychic powers that let him rewrite reality so supernatural events become mundane so long as he can come up with a convincing explanation.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >spoiler
            Really? what the fuck? That would change everything. I am going to read revelation mode and the extra short stories to see if it's convincing enough. If it isn't then my opinion on this VN would change drastically for the worse.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Revelations mode just reveals that the little girl is also psychic and used her powers to stop Rikako when the lights went off she's actually basically only in the game to be a cameo for the writer's other jpn only VN since she appears in that. There's a side story were the reporter lady meets the real Shin'nai who is shown eating the old man in the afterlife and the stuff about haruaki having subconscious psychic powers that let him change the mystery is mentioned briefly by sheep and not fleshed out all that much because it's sequel bait. Don't go in expecting this to have been seriously thought out, the author still never has Haruaki come up with explanations for why chiemi fucking melted etc.

              >spoiler
              Seems like battler has some stiff competition right there.

              It really feels like the author wanted to do his own version of a Umineko and then just tripped off a cliffside.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >spoiler
                Seems like battler has some stiff competition right there.

                I would Raging Loop did a better job 'explaining magic'
                Umineko is basically not even a mystery in a sense.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Umineko is basically not even a mystery in a sense.
                Did we read the same VN? Half of Umineko is classical closed room murder mystery scenarios and detective work. Raging Loop can't be called a classical mystery since the protagonist's viewpoint is unreliable and almost zero clues or murder deductions actually take place, it's just a horror story.

                Absolute not. Fucking up the narrative, horrible characters, a discarded premise, and so forth.
                CAN'T WAIT TO REREAD GEORGE'S DATES.

                >horrible characters, a discarded premise, and so forth.
                mental illness.
                >CAN'T WAIT TO REREAD GEORGE'S DATES.
                yes, they were very nice.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, you're talking to someone who probably didn't even understand the solution until reading the manga. Don't bother.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                eh half of the "mystery" in Umineko is playing mental gymnastics with definitions, dishonest storytelling and how red text can be subjectively interpreted by people with mental conditions.

                I suppose it's still a step up from the "mystery" in Higurashi where worms in people's brains (that you conveniently can't see with a microscope) make them crazy.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >parasites causing actual mental changes occur in real life
                >this isn't an acceptable answer
                It's fine.
                If you actually think Higu is less of a mystery than Umineko, seek help. IMMEDIATELY.
                The mystery of Umineko is basically thrown away while in Higurashi it exists the ENTIRE time.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >>this isn't an acceptable answer
                correct. There is no way you could possibly come to that being the conclusion for so many elements of the "mystery" in Higurashi.It borders on nanomachines in MGS-tier with how convenient its mechanics are tailored to the plot.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Like what? They just get paranoid.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Even in chapter 1, you can't just assume Keiichi is being paranoid because of brain parasites and even after you find out there's brain parasites you STILL can't assume all the shit he experiences was him being paranoid because he's literally attacked by the Mountain Dog people twice in the chapter. It's too convenient for the plot that it makes him paranoid that he thinks Hispanicy food=needle in food.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The entire mystery of Higurashi relies on Hanyuu not telling who the killer is to Rika because...she just doesn't want to, ok?
                If you actually Umineko is less of a mystery than Higurashi, seek help. IMMEDIATELY.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Doesn't Hanyuu also forget and isn't always present for her death?
                Even then, we know that Hanyuu doesn't necessarily WANT Rika to find a solution and isn't necessarily a good person.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Umineko STARTS as a pure mystery, while Higurashi doesn't until the cop appears and tells them whats up and you try to figure out shit when chapter 1 ends.

                But then Umineko drops the mystery COMPLETELY. Only later does some random guy come in and tell us the solutions.
                It's not even Battler who solves it for the audience. He solves it and fucks off.
                That's not a proper mystery.

                Higurashi: the mystery is there the entire time, for every chapter and gets a resolution from the MCs.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >But then Umineko drops the mystery COMPLETELY.
                Yeah, it drops it after the answers are revealed in Episode 7.
                Higurashi's mystery is not realistically solvable. Umineko's mystery is.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What. More people solved Higurashi than Umineko in real life.
                And it didn't rely on "well, the MC wasn't in the room, so everything the audience sees can be fake :^)"

                Parasites that affect behavior EXIST in our real world. Diseases that cause hallucinations exist in our world. People just don't like the parasite solution because it was a bit too sci fi for them. I think a disease by itself would have been a fine solution, but a mechanism was needed.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >What. More people solved Higurashi than Umineko in real life.
                The "Shannontrice Theory" was by far the most popular theory after Episode 4.
                >And it didn't rely on "well, the MC wasn't in the room, so everything the audience sees can be fake :^)"
                I don't know why shitposters keep making fun of this despite the fact that this "mechanic" is introduced in Episode 2 and is even explicitly explained in Episode 3 if you're a brainlet who didn't understand it.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Higurashi: the mystery is there the entire time, for every chapter and gets a resolution from the MCs.
                The mystery is barely relevant for the first half of each Question Arcs chapter.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's literally called the questions arc. You the player are the one trying to solve the mystery
                >why are characters acting this way
                >why did the city get shut down
                >who is murdering people
                This is in the forefront of your mind the entire time.
                This thread is worrying me.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can't say that the mystery is "always present" in Higurashi, a game where the first half of each chapter is full of mostly pointless SOL scenes, and then say that Umineko "drops the mystery completely".

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Umineko is basically not even a mystery in a sense.
                Did we read the same VN? Half of Umineko is classical closed room murder mystery scenarios and detective work. Raging Loop can't be called a classical mystery since the protagonist's viewpoint is unreliable and almost zero clues or murder deductions actually take place, it's just a horror story.
                [...]
                >horrible characters, a discarded premise, and so forth.
                mental illness.
                >CAN'T WAIT TO REREAD GEORGE'S DATES.
                yes, they were very nice.

                >go into an Umineko thread
                >half the fans will say you didn't pay attention if you think the story was about a mystery. stating it's a romance
                >half will say the opposite

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Mystery
                >the mystery element is dropped in the 2nd half and solved secondhand by a newly created character
                >half the characters are pretended version of other characters

                >protag's viewpoint
                How unreliable is Umineko? How many times do Shannon and Kanon appear in the same room?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >How many times do Shannon and Kanon appear in the same room?
                How many times do they appear in the same room while the detective is the POV?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Doesn't matter. It's unreliable POV for the audience. Raging Loop does NOT have this. It's also a huge cop out.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, I like Raging Loop, but like half if not more of the twists rely on Haruaki's narration lying or not telling you what he actually thinks. At least Umineko tells you that the narration is unreliable in Episode 2.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >half if not more of the twists rely on Haruaki's narration lying or not telling you what he actually thinks
                No? Like what? yea, he lies but it isn't related to the mystery (Like his name)
                He solves the mystery for many things and doesn't state it till later but the reader could come to the same conclusion.
                What in the world are you talking about?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The game literally starts with Haruaki pretending that he doesn't know that the clerk is his ex-GF.
                And like you said, Haruaki spends most of the time knowing the truth about the feast but just doesn't tell you.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                > Haruaki pretending that he doesn't know that the clerk is his ex-GF.
                I refuse to accept that as a real part of the story. It was a stupid thing they tossed in. Not a retcon but an unnecessary story change.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >lies to the reader about knowing the clerk
                >hides from the reader the scene of him finding spy cameras all over the village.

                What. More people solved Higurashi than Umineko in real life.
                And it didn't rely on "well, the MC wasn't in the room, so everything the audience sees can be fake :^)"

                Parasites that affect behavior EXIST in our real world. Diseases that cause hallucinations exist in our world. People just don't like the parasite solution because it was a bit too sci fi for them. I think a disease by itself would have been a fine solution, but a mechanism was needed.

                people have solved umineko just with episode 1.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I feel like "not seeing spy cameras" is a lot more justifiable than straight out lying to the audience by stating two characters are interacting, in front of others.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the spy cameras are literally damning evidence to the truth of the murders, awful writing to have MC discover them offscreen.
                >straight out lying to the audience by stating two characters are interacting, in front of others.
                You are literally told in episode 3 that anything not seen from the detective POV cannot be trusted.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you literally told me
                I didn't. Someone else

                And yes, I think they should have him see it on screen. I get why they did it. He's explaining everything before the third route right? Wanted to wrap everything up.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >>you literally told me
                >I didn't. Someone else
                ...what?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh shit, I'm getting tired. Ignore me.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You are literally told in episode 3 that anything not seen from the detective POV cannot be trusted.
                pic ? i m interested

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >pic ? i m interested
                the thread is about to die, virgillia explains it to battler after he gets fed up seeing her magic battle with beato.

                [...]
                Only genji willing to die: Okay
                Not sure about to KILL. That has to be a possible solution that others are killing.
                Fuck, I'll need to reread a summary or something.

                only the culprit performs murders. except when things go off the plan in 3.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                That's literally the whole point of the scene where Virgilia explains the "Schrodinger's catbox" analogy to Battler.
                Incredible how the same people who somehow don't understand basic things like that are also the same people who complain about Ryukishi "explaining the same thing multiple times".

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Did haruaki not discover the spy cameras until the very end of the third route/post-game route wheres he's literally looping hundreds of times just to optimize autism?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's in revelations mode, I think on the first or second route.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                It's in revelations mode, I think on the first or second route.

                Revelations mode is technically cheating, but I'll still agree it should have been later. But it still doesn't impact the mystery.
                Even Sherlock Holmes doesn't reveal everything till the end.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the mystery element is dropped in the 2nd half
                The mystery element is never dropped, parts 1-6 are the mystery, 7 is the answer and 8 is resolution.
                >How many times do Shannon and Kanon appear in the same room?
                never from the detective's POV, Umineko follows Knox.

                Don't defend George's shit. I already think Umineko fags justify every thing because of being embarrassed to admit they spent 100 hours on a below average VN.

                >Don't defend George's shit.
                seethe, George is a great character.

                [...]
                >go into an Umineko thread
                >half the fans will say you didn't pay attention if you think the story was about a mystery. stating it's a romance
                >half will say the opposite

                It's both, this might blow your mind, but stories can be about more than one thing.

                Umineko STARTS as a pure mystery, while Higurashi doesn't until the cop appears and tells them whats up and you try to figure out shit when chapter 1 ends.

                But then Umineko drops the mystery COMPLETELY. Only later does some random guy come in and tell us the solutions.
                It's not even Battler who solves it for the audience. He solves it and fucks off.
                That's not a proper mystery.

                Higurashi: the mystery is there the entire time, for every chapter and gets a resolution from the MCs.

                >But then Umineko drops the mystery COMPLETELY. Only later does some random guy come in and tell us the solutions.
                Do you enjoy making up bullshit? Every Umineko chapter has mystery until the solutions are revealed in 7.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                George's dates with kanon are beyond shit, son.
                >But then Umineko drops the mystery COMPLETELY
                Not sure what this anon means, but I actually kinda agree. It felt (to me, at least. and I might be wrong with what he means) taht the mystery took a backseat a little, as if other things became more important.
                yes, still murders and mysteries but it felt like it didn't matter as much.
                But I also don't remember 6 very much.
                I think the story shifted to be more about Beatrice and Battler and their relationship.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It's both, this might blow your mind, but stories can be about more than one thing.
                No, I mean, they straightout will claim you should not treat it as a mystery. I absolute think they can be both, but they defend the game not following certain mystery rules by stating its a romance.
                Usually regarding William.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Half of Umineko
                >protagonist's viewpoint is reliable
                >"nobody ever found out the two servants are the same chud" umineko
                Imao

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Don't defend George's shit. I already think Umineko fags justify every thing because of being embarrassed to admit they spent 100 hours on a below average VN.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't mind killers have accomplices but it went beyond insane how many kills relied on servants killing and DYING for Beatrice. I know it's not a popular opinion, but feeling that HALF the people are willing to fuck over Battler, for whom I thought they'd also feel loyalty for, was a bit too much.
                I wish I could explain it better but an 70% werewolf game of werewolf is unfair.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                only genji is willing to die, the others are forced or tricked.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Most of the servants didn't know that Beatrice wanted to really kill people until it was too late though. Only Genji knew her true intention IIRC.

                Only genji willing to die: Okay
                Not sure about to KILL. That has to be a possible solution that others are killing.
                Fuck, I'll need to reread a summary or something.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                The accomplices never do anything except tell lies or pretend not to know what's going on. They are all either being forced into it or are tricked and then quickly killed off after they play their part.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly, that's just as bad.
                Not having any trustworthy shit was annoying. And even red truths were so subjective. I think it might be a translation issue but I recall reading a red truth that basically talking about imaginary shit.
                I think that's not a fair mystery, especially for one following rules set by other writers.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Most of the servants didn't know that Beatrice wanted to really kill people until it was too late though. Only Genji knew her true intention IIRC.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >spoiler
            Seems like battler has some stiff competition right there.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The moment the wolf route stops it becomes fucking retarded.

      Like other anon said theres couple of good parts still, but man oh man it literally was a drop from 9 or 10 to 6 or 7.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        About right. Honestly, it's probably solid 10 till then.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I liked the looping shit with Chiemi but then again I love crazy bitches.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >last 1/3
      Nah, you mean last 1/10
      I still loved it and enjoy it but FUCK....
      But I still recommend you go back and see the other perspectives and shit. It's pretty fucking cool. And most things do get answered, though not all...
      But yea, what a shame...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I liked Raging Loop, and I understand why it went the way it did. I think the author was worried he'd be mocked for taking his own game too seriously, mainly due to the solution arc portions with Hisako, the Nosato clan, the kanji wordplay (with places never before introduced in the game), and Haruaki's rationalizations.
      They were torn between wanting a haunting mystery with supernatural elements, a tragedy about cults and poor Japanese, and a Layton-style unmasking of the big bad.
      There were a lot of new faces to the industry with RL, so it's hardly any wonder they lacked confidence in the end product. It was good though, and the author gave us extra scenes with the characters as a neat encore. Loved the ghostess innkeeper.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think most people loved it, so you won't be in the minority, anon. It's just that the ending is rough, though you might be right in the justification.

        Actually, the Sheep can never be justified it being his ex girlfriend
        That was horrible.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That part is a bit much, but I think the more important thing is the fact that they couldn't decide whether or not magic existed was what was wrong there.

          Why is RL so popular with chinks? Most of the fan-content i find of it is in chinese.

          Because the main character is a masculine guy who pursues women. Beats out the "You were nice to me" shit 100%.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If they were satisfied with this game they would make a sequel that they were baiting in the epilogue. They figured out they wrote themselves into corner with Chiemi ending and by making the curse fake

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If they were satisfied with this game they would make a sequel that they were baiting in the epilogue.
          They did. It just wasn't localized. "Death Match Love Comedy".
          >They figured out they wrote themselves into corner with Chiemi ending and by making the curse fake
          Check the extra stories. Author found another direction to take that.

          I honestly don't like Haruaki.
          Characters that play the double role of detective and MC always come off as sociopaths, because they have to have sentimental moments with the cast and also be completely detached from them.
          Everyone is obsessed with making their detectives the new Sherlock Holmes, but the Watson archetype is just as important, since they take most of the emotional work in the story out of the detectives' shoulders, like Maya for Phoenix, or the police squad for L, or even Mamiya for Hashimoto in a way.

          >Characters that play the double role of detective and MC always come off as sociopaths, because they have to have sentimental moments with the cast and also be completely detached from them.
          Yes, and part of Haruaki's character is that he actually is a deranged sociopath. Author leaned into it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That game has literally no connection to Raging Loop you fuckign baiter its not a sequel

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its only percieved as good by people who like Wesrewolf game. Without this game it would have been a shit boring story about japanese red necks

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished pic related last night. Thought it was pretty good only wish there was more to it. My only gripe would be that the whole "rub scar" thing was a massive turn off.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been reading "FLOWERS -The volume of summer-" lately. Overall it feels much better than the first part, mainly because they are focusing on 2 heroines instead of trying to pull off a love triangle. Also tsundere x tsundere is mega cute.
    My only two complaints so far are Yuzuriha not getting enough screentime and this boat. Is this even a legit way to place rowlocks? It doesn't look like you'll get enough leverage to row easily and if you try to retract paddles a bit more, they'll just get in the way of each other. Maneuverability of the boat will probably suffer as well. The boat that long should also have seats. Guess they just sacrificed the boat's credibility for the sake of the scene.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone read Anonymous;Code yet? Or is it still tethered to /jp/ threads?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw that it references Ganker. not even "@chan", Ganker.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Japs are probably only vaguely aware that Ganker is a real website already

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think that's because Occultic;Nine and Anonymous;Code are supposed to be taking place in "our world", unlike the other SciADV VNs, so it uses real websites' names. Don't quote me on that though.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i don't have a source on hand so don't quote me either, but i've heard the part about c;h/s;g/r;n being fiction was retconned out

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah but aren't they still on another world layer than O:N and A;C?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I think that's because Occultic;Nine and Anonymous;Code are supposed to be taking place in "our world", unlike the other SciADV VNs, so it uses real websites' names.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would've unironically been better in that artstyle and without the atrocious voice acting. I fucking hate Rikako with all my might and skipped all of her audio lines. Completely unnecessary padding author's pet character

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Without the atrocious voice acting
      Wolf detected

      >SUDENI SHIPPŌ CHIRI USETE
      >TAMA NO TOBIRA-KAZE NI YABURE
      >TAIHAIKŪKYO NO KUSAMURA NI
      >BUDDHA NO MUKURO GA-SHA O TO SUROOOOOO...WOOOOOH

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She was a creators pet yet Chiemi got the true ending even though she was the most boring of all 3 route girls

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >She was a creators pet yet Chiemi got the true ending even though she was the most boring of all 3 route girls

        Your shit taste is crazy. Chiemi won because she had the best natural chemistry and bants with ???-san and because they've both mentally ill sociopaths.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I honestly don't like Haruaki.
          Characters that play the double role of detective and MC always come off as sociopaths, because they have to have sentimental moments with the cast and also be completely detached from them.
          Everyone is obsessed with making their detectives the new Sherlock Holmes, but the Watson archetype is just as important, since they take most of the emotional work in the story out of the detectives' shoulders, like Maya for Phoenix, or the police squad for L, or even Mamiya for Hashimoto in a way.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Chiemi was trash for brain damaged yandere fags. You should have a nice day right now

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Chiemi was trash for brain damaged yandere fags.
            Well i hate Yandere's and im a Chiemifag. You can stop coping your boring used goods girl lost.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I bet you're a Mionfag/Shion, fucking trash taste

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not him but Shion would be a nice protective gf when not crazy
                and Mion has no flaws.
                But I'm still a Renafan.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been replaying Making*Lovers in preparation for the FD later this month, It's still good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >for the FD
      What's this FD you are talking about?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://store.steampowered.com/app/2093420/Making_Lovers_After_Stories/

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh the Fan Disc. Didn't know about this. Thanks.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts?

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just started Digimon Survive.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am going to start reading GNOSIA later today

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I finished one playthrough of it and I don't recommend it, I couldn't be stuffed going for getting the true ending in NG+ that's how little I ended up enjoying it.

      [...]
      If Digimon Survive is 70% VN and 30% SRPG gameplay, Gnosia is more like 70% werewolf game and 30% VN.

      yea, Gnosia is more gameplay than most VN and it's pretty fun. But it can be a pain to unlock everything. But it's worth a glance. Maybe even money!
      but only if you like Werewolf/Mafia

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not worth playing for the story since all characters have like 2 pages of dialogs and things you unlock about them barely even matter. Gameplay loop itself is interesting for like an hour or 100 games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Manan is best girl.
      Kukrushka too

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Kukrushka
        Liked her till I got her backstory.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shit taste, her backstory only made her better.
          Her being Manan makes her hotter

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            empty doll or a a psycho chick
            Eh, I can see why you'd like it but it's not for me.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the best looking VN is a digimon game

    OHNONONONO VN SISTERS WE ARE DONE!!!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rewrite, Angel Beats, Key post ,2006 still looks great

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Currently rereading Steins;Gate in Japanese.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does it have an option to switch between Japanese and English Text?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, not really. For the steam version you have to redownload the game if you want to change the language.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That sucks. The inbuilt option makes life easier to learn and the other option of texthooking is slightly inconvenient. Umineko and 9-Nine had the option to switch, it helped me learn a lot.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why rereading instead of trying something new?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My japanese is only good enough to read run of the mill moege. And i feel like I'd just ruin the experience for myself if i try to read something with my current level of japanese.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The point-and-click gimmick slowly driving me insane.
    Not to mention the fact that I might have cucked myself by getting the remake version.
    Is there even a stepmom H-scene?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there are no h-scenes in an all-ages remake you dumb fuck

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The point and click gimmick slowly driving me insane
      Wait until the true end, you'll probably really end up in an asylum then lmfao.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finished all the Pixelfade games (got them during a steam sale months ago and finally found the time to read them). If anyone's interested, my suggestion is to only play Ace Academy since it's the only good one and fun to replay since it has many choices that help you roleplay as different characters. You can play Kaori after story if you liked her route in Ace Academy, this one is short (around 4 hours) but not bad. Crystalline is meh and ethereal enigma is terrible (the only good thing was Kira, but even her ending was disappointing).

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    digimon survive
    somehow still not finished with it, just got to part 9 on my first playthrough and fucking kaito and miu are fighting again. i thought they were done with this shit
    i'd really like to see this game to it's end but part of me is just losing motivation

    otherwise i'm tempted in picking up the utawa trilogy since it's on sale and i've heard a lot of good things about it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >picking up the utawa trilogy since it's on sale and i've heard a lot of good things about it
      I know most anons love it, but I finished Mask of deception on my psvita and found it boring. You don't really get to influence the story through choices and the characters relationships didn't really strike me as great. It also felt too long and slow considering it was only 1/2 story. Maybe it gets better in mask of truth, but I really didn't feel like trying it.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just finished higurashi, i regret putting it off for so long

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did you like the ending? If by finishing Higurashi you mean the main 8 chapters then there is also Rei on steam that was released like 2 months ago.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, the final chapter was one of my favourites
        waiting on the 07th patch for Rei before i buy it, probably gonna watch the animu in the meantime

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm exactly the same on both fronts. I loved how Matsuribayashi was so uplifting only because of the suffering from all 7 previous chapters. Not in a meta sense (stories should be balanced with both sad and happy) but purely looking from the story's perspective. Everybody gave their all, losing their way (like Shion in 2/5 and Keichi in 1) but still struggling for a better tomorrow and that was the requirement for Matsuribayashi's existance. What a beautiful game.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            a shame it required the villains to suddenly become hugely incompetent

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Who became incompetent? Miyo?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the mountain dogs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Higurashi is fucking amazing. i also regret thinking it was just a stupid edgy thing.
      there IS one more side story that might be worth a look.

      Some correct me, but it's Saikoroshi-hen?

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    raging POOP

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RGD chads we keep being forgotten by everyone

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      MEIJU SUPREMACY

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just completed RGD a week ago, the Yuki sniping scene made me cry, I didn't think my boy was going to walk away with his head intact.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        RGD really made me fear snipers

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This visual novel was really accurate regarding chinks, both in the good and the bad. Really funny coming from weeb media

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wang DESTROYS Rose with facts and logic
      >after the timeskip Japan lost and he was right all along
      giga-based

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not really VN but should I give hello charlotte another try?

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I watched the anime many years ago and thought it was boring. Didnt remember much of it
      Is it worth reading the VN for Frau?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The VN is way better than the anime. The anime is a pretty horrible adaptation.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's good to hear, I've always wanted to play it and since it got ported to Steam I want to try it but wasn't sure if it's as bad as the show.

          I have this downloaded and will be completing it sometime this year! Kuro!!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you do get it, make sure to get the Robotics Notes Steam Improvement Patch. It adds mouse support plus some bug fixes.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The anime is a pretty horrible adaptation.
          All vn adaptions are terrible, with the sole exception of S;G which was okay. Funny how the anime for chaos head was more of a slogfest than the visual novel.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hmm, Clannad's anime is pretty fucking good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frau deserved better.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Higurashi, Umineko and above all MLA are the peak of the medium and you can not, and will not convince me otherwise

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Subahibi is the peak.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Atleast you didn't say that Dies Irae is the peak.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Most people who like Dies Irae acknowledge that it has tons of flaws. No one who read the entire thing goes around saying it's the peak. The main route is fucking garbage and a lot of the story feels clumsily stitched together. Still a lot of good content in the game though.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i liked it enough to read it three times. yeah, it has tons of flaws, but it just has that soul to it that makes it hard to hate. it just hooked me and i love reading it despite everything i could complain about

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Will there ever be another Schizofest VN like Subahibi?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I dunno. I'll fill the void with other denpa games like Sasagu

          or the Tsui no Sora remake. Or just rereading Subahibi.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          LIKE Subahibi?
          Maybe not
          But schizo? For sure.
          I could have sworn I've played some before.
          AI2 kinda had a moment but i wouldn't compare it...

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah as long as it's reaally schizo. I want to play Chaos;Head but I'll wait for the Noah version, what's AI2? AI Somnium Files 2?

            that's all people ever say in response to posts like mine. I don't want second rate detective games. I want something else

            Well sorry... what's a second rate detective game mean? Does the VN have to have gameplay for you?
            >works in player choice in a nice way that doesn't feel at odds with the vn style
            I don't really know what this means either but I can try find some VNs for you, I just thought you wanted something "professional made" and like Ace Attorney.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Oh, Chaos;head is kino schizo.

              And yes, AI2 is Somnium files too.
              Ehh, it's very minor schizo. But you'll see it early in the game.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Here's another game where the MC goes full schizo mental breakdown mode: https://vndb.org/v37

              Honestly if you want the good denp shit learn jap

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >learn jap
                Geniuenly how? That VN isn't a beginner one too for new speakers... it has some complicated vocab I've heard.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He means learn Jap, separate from reading this.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I think VNs are the best way to learn Japanese but you'll have to start with simpler games (moege) before moving onto the ones with more complex language or plot.

                He means learn Jap, separate from reading this.

                Really you can learn Jap with any VN you are interested in, even that one but I seriously wouldn't recommend it, that game in particular I struggled with sometimes. You will just go slower and look up more words.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how do I learn japanese reading vns?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://animecards.site/
                https://learnjapanese.moe/vn/

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                way too complicated, thanks anyway

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how do I learn japanese reading vns?

                Don't follow the MoeWay guide because it's a scam run by a turkish chud. Ignore his idiocy poor fuck is a mentally ill spammer trying to scam people with his site. If you truly wish to learn Japanese i would recommend you to read Tatsumoto's guide to learning Japanese so you will reach true fluency level.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Tatsumoto's guide to learning Japanese
                Looks legit, I'll shill it instead. I learned Japanese a decade ago before all these shill blogs existed in the first place and the ol' texthooker + anki + tae kim's is still what I recommend.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                true true

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                tatsumoto is a colossal autist with shit tier advice, you're replying to him btw

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Geniuenly how?
                How to learn Japanese? For starters read Tatsumoto's guide to Japanese, then just do what it says.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those VNs are really long and bad for my attention span. Higu and Neko doesn't have the best art so no. Haven't read MLA.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        higu and umi have SOUL
        The art is good as it is, the characters are extremely expressive.
        Just look at how they ruined them in the PS adaptations

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They're good for reaction images amd meme material but that's about it. Dis the hard truth. I tried playing with the old sprites because I thought they were good but it just doesn't really work and I used the PS3 ones instead.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You have shit taste and I hope you die in a fire

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Shut up pretentious gay, he's right. Its hard to take a stoey about abuse and kids being mentally and physically abused when they look like this

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I like the sprites but, they just don't fucking work. Imagine if higu also had gore CGs like the anime. It would be x1000 better.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It would be significantly worse
                Higurashi isn't about the gore at all. The anime is trash by the way

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >isn't about gore
                What about the Shion torture scene though?
                The anime skips a lot of things but the character expressions are gruesome and I commend them for that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have no clue how people can be so tasteless as to not like the art from Umineko or Higurashi. The only criticisms I have about it is that not everyone has sprites in Higurashi and I wish it had more cg pictures for key events.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hate Umineko.

      Those VNs are really long and bad for my attention span. Higu and Neko doesn't have the best art so no. Haven't read MLA.

      You can use patches to update the art if you must.
      Higurashi isn't that long and it's very good.
      also the manga adaption is quite good and will speed up your reading, but it doesn't answer some very minor questions.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Higurashi isn't that long
        why do you have to lie to him? It's like 80 fucking hours? It's certainly longer than the majority of VNs.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well, good point. I guess it's because I had Umineko in my brain.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Umineko and Higurashi are about the same length, we're talking 10 hours of difference at best.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Umineko felt like 50 hours longer than Higurashi.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Umineko must feel longer as it's so fucking boring 50% of the time.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If anything, Higurashi felt longer to me because half of the scenes were pointless SOL scenes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have the 07th mod installed yeah. Still the PS3 sprites are just decent. I actually finished ch.1 because it really got good after the festival. Haven't read much of ch.2 though.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Summer pockets or muramasa?

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These are the top translated VNs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When did HA get fully translated?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        8 years ago

        Every time I see ever 17 in one of the "top" lists I automatically know that the list was made by someone who didn't play it.
        Literally elden ring like content recycling for a story that's twists have no epic revelation.
        You'll come out of the story with a "that can't be the true end, can it?"

        filtered

        Pretty good list
        but if you go for the middle, Kara no Shoujo, be aware the third game will never be translated. I think you could just play the first though.
        But it will fuck you up.

        It'll happen eventually.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      these all look gay asf. makes me want to learn japanese.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every time I see ever 17 in one of the "top" lists I automatically know that the list was made by someone who didn't play it.
      Literally elden ring like content recycling for a story that's twists have no epic revelation.
      You'll come out of the story with a "that can't be the true end, can it?"

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lol. Whatever you say.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >They told me it's good so I have to like it
          Fucking dumbass, at least provide a reason for why I'm wrong.
          It's a fact that the game recycles a fuck ton of dialogue and makes it unskippable.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it is skippable if you use the newer patch that came out, actually

            that guy is a retard though, ever17 is pretty good but it's not one of the greats

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's good and it had some memorable moments, but if you've read one or two uchikoshi VNs then you've read all of them. Reading it after reading 999/VLR had me wondering what the praise was all about

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this isn't true, uchikoshi recycles a lot of concepts but all of his works are distinct in their own ways and he's only begun to reach truly pathetic levels with ztd, wec, and ai 2

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The dialogue recycling ruined everything good the game had for me. The twists weren't grand and exciting, I was always like "is that it?", The only parts I really enjoyed were the Sora dates and that's mostly it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one told me to like it. I played it and loved it. The twist is really cool, especially putting the pieces together to realize time gap
            Loved the characters too. And amazing music.
            Just a shame the Uchi repeats twists.

            it is skippable if you use the newer patch that came out, actually

            that guy is a retard though, ever17 is pretty good but it's not one of the greats

            Yes, the biggest flaw was that when I played it, I could not skip. So painful.
            I'd put it up as very good. If the new version allows skipping, it's a must play once.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine having shit taste. Ever 17 literally inspired your favourite auitsts like Kodaka and Uchikoshi

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Ever 17 literally inspired your favourite auitsts like Kodaka and Uchikoshi
          uchikoshi literally wrote ever17 you incompetent fucking dipshit

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is your average Ever 17 fan.
          Of course Ever 17 inspired Uchikoshi, it's because he fucking wrote it you absolute dumbass.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Ever 17 literally inspired your favourite auitsts like Kodaka and Uchikoshi
            uchikoshi literally wrote ever17 you incompetent fucking dipshit

            If he wrote it then it's shit and i no longer like it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty good list
      but if you go for the middle, Kara no Shoujo, be aware the third game will never be translated. I think you could just play the first though.
      But it will fuck you up.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but if you go for the middle, Kara no Shoujo, be aware the third game will never be translated
        huh? why?

        >cartagra
        How to find a shit VN list.

        >can't even take a little depressive amputee blood-related incestious minor reverse-rape bad ending

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Cartagra is absolute bullshit because it turns predictable and incredibly clichéd at a certain point of the story. Even a novice writer would have written a better story but it ends up like it was written by a retarded brainlet. Never have I seen a greater waste of potential in a VN.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Why
          Because no one is doing it. It's been so long. Maybe interest dried up.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cartagra
      How to find a shit VN list.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Higurashi, Umineko and above all MLA are the peak of the medium and you can not, and will not convince me otherwise

      Where is Muramasa

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >atleast 30% of the dialogue is sophistry about how "might is right"
        That's a nah from me, my friend

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll never understand the hard-on for innocent grey VNs, they're good, sure, but I would never put them on the same level as the rest of the list

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No fucking clue. Is it because they are edgy and mature themed? They're really not bad, but they're a bit too similar in style.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I only read Ever17, Stein Gate and Higurashi. Im not going to dwell in Fate shit that has like billion spin offs and sequels and Clannad is a slice of life crap. What are the other games?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Clannad
        >Slice of life
        Are you trolling/memeing or do you actually not know what Clannad is?
        There's a reason it's highly rated.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ???

          it's tagged as one on vndb and it's completely appropriate as a tag

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's a romance VN.
            It's not a series of mundane events. It has a pretty strict narrative. Get to know girl, date them, happy ending.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            See this:

            eden, ef, and clannad are drama, the other 2 are dark seinen detective stories

            It's a drama.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        eden, ef, and clannad are drama, the other 2 are dark seinen detective stories

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf were they thinking with the steam ones?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have no idea. I don't mind people picking left, and right is great, but FUCK THE MIDDLE.
      Thank god, it's so easy to patch out. Also, doesn't steam give you the choice to switch anyway?

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fucking game forces me to finish all the other girls route before being able to access the childhood friend route. I had to see best girl got cuckolded. But I guess enforced playing order meant that konomi's the true route

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To whoever recommended me hatsumira. FUCK YOU. It was a waste of time and the VN sucked balls. If you really liked it, what the fuck is wrong with you? Do you like eating shit?

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been unimpressed with every vn I've played besides the ace attorney games. those have good writing, a nice coherent story, likeable characters, is genuinely funny, works in player choice in a nice way that doesn't feel at odds with the vn style. where are all the other professionally made vns like this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say Zero Escape or Hotel Dusk Room 215.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that's all people ever say in response to posts like mine. I don't want second rate detective games. I want something else

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I don't want second rate detective games.
          good, play 999/VLR then

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hmmm, you have very particular demands.
      428: Shibuya shuffle?

      Also, how in the world are you calling Zero Escape a second rate detective story? it's what you want.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've been avoiding 428 because I don't like how type moon handled all the random bad endings you can get in their past work and it has the same tag. is it handled better in 428?

        Yeah as long as it's reaally schizo. I want to play Chaos;Head but I'll wait for the Noah version, what's AI2? AI Somnium Files 2?
        [...]
        Well sorry... what's a second rate detective game mean? Does the VN have to have gameplay for you?
        >works in player choice in a nice way that doesn't feel at odds with the vn style
        I don't really know what this means either but I can try find some VNs for you, I just thought you wanted something "professional made" and like Ace Attorney.

        doesn't have to have gameplay but having something unique above choosing dialogue options that isn't just a complete breakaway from a vn (like adding in 3d shooting sections) is really appreciated by me.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          99% of 428 is not type moon
          the type moon part is garbage and it unlocks after the main game

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I was going to say, wtf is he talking about? No way this is a Type Moon game.
            Yea, it's not part of the main game.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I haven't looked into the game much. just saw them listed as one of the devs on vndb

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Consider checking it out. It's pretty damn kino.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I would say the bad endings are handled well. Definitely wouldn't call them random.
          What was your issue exactly, then I can answer better?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            my issue with the random bad endings in past type moon games? I just don't like having go to back and read stuff again (especially if I didn't save) and it being out of my control. in ace attorney you can fail a lot but you can think it through to succeed. it's not like how you can choose to go to the school at night and then randomly get killed by a vampire in tsukihime

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, I meant in type moon.
              Hmmm, I would say 428 has a bit of it, but it's pretty quick bad endings.
              I'm gonna be honest, I think the proper choices are obvious enough. There's an achievement for getting a certian number of bad endings and I'm not even half way there and I've beaten the game.

              There's no save option in this game and you can skip read text immediately but as I said, you won't have to go back to a previous choice from too far.
              The game play is pretty different.

              Basically you play in hour blocks, starring different characters. So you play their POV for that one hour (like taht show 24 apparently). You make choices and some can lead to bad endings or finally the 'true' end of their POV in that chapter.
              Once all characters meet their true end, the next hour unlocks (sometimes with different characters and their POV).
              BUT! sometimes you cannot progress in a POV until you make the right choice in another character. So you can't go through a door, because it's locked, and that's because in another POV you didn't unlock it. So the POVs intersect, alot, but sometimes they have to do it to unlock the next part.

              This sounds annoying but it's not. It's really cool actually. The only downside I saw was that sometimes you don't know which decision fucked you up (but you can semi brute force it) or check a guide. But for me this happened maybe twice.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          428 has a shitload of bad endings but they're incredibly well organized, cause and effect are all segmented into micro-blocks of player actions in the overall story, they're easy to undo/subvert and it's a comedy, so them coming out of nowhere is funny.

          My only issue with 428 is no instant text display. And that's sincerely the only issue.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, I meant in type moon.
            Hmmm, I would say 428 has a bit of it, but it's pretty quick bad endings.
            I'm gonna be honest, I think the proper choices are obvious enough. There's an achievement for getting a certian number of bad endings and I'm not even half way there and I've beaten the game.

            There's no save option in this game and you can skip read text immediately but as I said, you won't have to go back to a previous choice from too far.
            The game play is pretty different.

            Basically you play in hour blocks, starring different characters. So you play their POV for that one hour (like taht show 24 apparently). You make choices and some can lead to bad endings or finally the 'true' end of their POV in that chapter.
            Once all characters meet their true end, the next hour unlocks (sometimes with different characters and their POV).
            BUT! sometimes you cannot progress in a POV until you make the right choice in another character. So you can't go through a door, because it's locked, and that's because in another POV you didn't unlock it. So the POVs intersect, alot, but sometimes they have to do it to unlock the next part.

            This sounds annoying but it's not. It's really cool actually. The only downside I saw was that sometimes you don't know which decision fucked you up (but you can semi brute force it) or check a guide. But for me this happened maybe twice.

            alright it'll be the next thing I read

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the only issue
            there's also stuff like certain characters not getting punished for their actions
            and Nasubi/Yanagisita pretty much disappearing halfway into the game
            having said that, 428 is a must play
            I spent upwards of $1k collecting *all* the pre-order bonus telephone cards, the rental demo disc, the official Ecokiti shirt (pic is unofficial), the soundtrack, Kamiki Aya's CD single etc
            I probably have the most complete 428 collection in the world unless somebody owns the Tama kigurumi

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Well, they only appear if they play a role in that hour.
              The game gets a bit more serious so I understand him taking a backseat. But I also don't remember him disappearing near the last half, because I was too engrossed, so maybe it's more noticable.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              if you mean the bad guy not getting punished, you have to do the true ending
              I almost missed it myself.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean En'dou Ati's dad and Cane Guy getting away with attempted murder
                correct me if I'm wrong, I have not played the game since early 2009

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh, you're probably right.

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't believe people who say they've read over 500 vns.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is how

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's lots of short ones (1-2 hours) and you can skip routes and not 100% everything. Just get the true route and move on.
      Dating VNs for example, you could FINISH but not get every girl.
      I usually 100% everything and up past 100 at this point.
      If i had no life, never read books or played other vidya or watch tv/movies, I could have hit 500.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    read hage

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone redpill me on "Our World is ended".
    I see absolutely no one talk about it.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only read a few VNs. YU-NO, Hotel Dusk/Last Window, Katawa Shoujo, Zero Escape/both AI games, Higurashi, Umineko (nearly twice over, almost done re-reading ep8 again) and Ciconia phase 1. I don't get hooked up on these easily.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone played Tokyo Dark?
    Any good?

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do I spend almost ¥28K on アパシー 鳴神学園七不思議 限定版 ファミ通DXパック
    (y/n)?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What is this about?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's an Apathy game, it's horror

        ignore the guy saying "Narukami", the game is called Narugami Gakuen

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Read 428 Shibuya Scramble now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This game had such kino characters. I can't name a character I disliked it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The long hair ecofag is annoying, the cop is boring.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The main cop? yea, ok, that's true. He was a little generic.

          >Long hair ecofag
          Who?

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dark Souls 2, and I love it.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's time to come home

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      whats the appeal>?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any 2d vn that doesn't reuse any art?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what in the fuck does reusing art mean

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        like having character sprites and background images appear more than once.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          have you ever considered asking a non-stupid question instead

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            stop relying if you're unaware of any examples.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              there are no examples and you are fucking insane if you think anyone would ever create a vn where each asset is used one time only

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this. It's the benefit of VN structure, you can use different still images in different areas.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                doesn't seem insane to me. it happens in manga and anime so what is stopping it from happening in visual novels? I understand it would require a higher budget but it's not outlandish to think there's been one high budget or even a lower budget passion project that has done it

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >doesn't seem insane to me
                this means you are also insane

                godspeed anon

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why would they ever do that though?
                The tools of VN promote reusing stuff.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                read quartett and other littewitch games.

                >doesn't seem insane to me
                this means you are also insane

                godspeed anon

                Why would they ever do that though?
                The tools of VN promote reusing stuff.

                you are just new to vns if you don't know about littlewitch doing this

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                little witch romanesque? it has to.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that one reuses sprites but not all their games do

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh.
                I mean, you're right but isn't that because most others DON'T have sprites and they only have CG?
                Still, you'd be right.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                little witch romanesque? it has to.

                >littlewitch romanesque
                Is that VN worth reading?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's fucking great. It's a very unique VN. I almost wouldn't call it that as its heavy in gameplay.
                I actually kinda wanna replay it.
                Worth a try. You'll realize if you like it or not quick enough.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the Only Event CGs tag is what you're looking for

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If that's what you want read School Days. It's basically an anime.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically Kamige

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maggot baits is better.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's more intense but I don't think it's better.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i just finished reading higurashi, should i read umineko or tsukihime next

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go read Raging Loop

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is RL so popular with chinks? Most of the fan-content i find of it is in chinese.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because there is a full Let's play playthrough on bilibili which has a lots of views

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I buy the ace attorney trilogy in steam ? Or should I pirate it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Worth paying.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only issue is with the HD collection is that the shitty "HD" traces of the beautiful sprite art looks bad in every shot it's in.
      But pirate or pay for it, you'd have a great time.

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I trusted my gut feeling when I picked this series, and it was the right decision
    >the point of VNs is...

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If ever17 is so good then why does nobody ever discuss the story or characters? Eveytime its brought up its only so autists recommend it to newfags.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because there is little room for discussion since little is left to the imagination in it, and it's also 20 years old so most of the interest has fizzled out

      i sure hope you realize this and are just pretending

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's old as fuck, and people do discuss the characters. Issue is, we can't spoil it for others.
      It's not a long game also probably prevents it from being discussed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because Ever17 is fucking trash.. horrible character designs, meh music and very very forgettable story and twist.

      I'd recommend Remember11, it's 5x deeper than Ever17 shit, the ONLY drawback is that it's kinda incomplete, but you can read a certain website that explains everything after you finish the game to connect the dots. Still a mindfuck of a VN, a 9/10

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because the most the game has left for discussion is
      >who kicked the fucking can?
      As the other anon said, it's better to play remember 11 if you want to play anything out of the 3 because of how much ever 17 recycles content and is overall kinda bland in a bland uninteresting setting.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        doesn't r11 have no ending?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it was originally intended to have a more elaborate ending but what is there is extremely competent

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah what he said

          it was originally intended to have a more elaborate ending but what is there is extremely competent

          i
          t could have been an absolute masterpiece, but it seems like they just cut off the last few hour or hours, and it could have been an easy 10/10 perfection of a visual novel.
          What a serious mega shame about that. Even tho it doesnt have a real ending, the journey to get there is excellent

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its the grandfather of sci-fi VN's, discussing it would be spoilers as theres fuckton of concepts and ideas behind it from cloning to time travel

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Its the grandfather of sci-fi VN's
        that'd be YU-NO

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I JUST finished AI Somnium last night. Man , Date is such a hilarious based pervert and a chad.
    Decent plot twists, but not the best i've seen in a VN, and that ending scene was completely cringekino lol.

    Is Nirvana the sequel as good if not better than AI Somnium? I doubt it'll be as funny without Date

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You see date a lot in nirvana

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that ending scene was completely cringekino lol.
      Spot on. Cringy but also good.

      AI2 is a big step down but worth trying out. There's a pervert comedic relief in it so don't worry. It has its humorous moments.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You see date a lot in nirvana

        Thanks v/ros, i guess i'll check it out soon. Shame the story isn't as good, but I kinda expect that from a sequel..

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It was worth it but makes me worry about the third game.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The third game is probably going to be pretty bad. Author is fighting with shitposters on twitter and posting bad sarte quotes that even heidigger called him an idiot for, e.g. fucking up the literal meaning of existence and essence just to suit a new theory

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AI2 was nice, not as good as AI though. Would definitely recommend it if you liked the original.

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Still missing Takumi for some reason

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Haru - God tier
      Heh.. literally.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >chud crossdressing fag same tier as based fat chad
      Shit list
      Unironically lower the score because the VN decided to pair Haru up with that little shit at the end

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        triggered

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's a weirdo but he's pretty cool.
        >pair up with Haru
        Nah, I don't accept the true ending. There's a Haru ending and I consider that the real ending.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The chud kid was an autist, but his keenness put me on edge throughout the game. Not a bad character.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nosato that low

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's that hand gesture trying to convey?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Power stance

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Would Nosato have killed if he had been chosen as the wolf?
        Him and Hashimoto are the only ones I can imagine just not doing it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He'd be easily gaslit into doing it for his shrine waifu. He just wouldn't be the leader, would need Haruaki/Chiemi/Old Man etc to do it.

          >not doing it
          Only Kanzo and Takumi wouldn't do it. Hashimoto isn't averse to killing innocents over being killed, that's why he's so dangerous. He'll burn through half the village to smoke you out, he'll just do it deliberately rather than in a half-arsed trying-to-play-nice way that usually results in way more deaths.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Swap Haru with Hashimoto and put both Kiyonosuke and Hisako next to Chiemi.
      How do you screw up like this?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Moving Haru anywhere from #1
        Just move Hashimoto up if you must

        >moving up Hisako
        Why?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Just move Hashimoto up if you must
          Haru wasn't good, Haruaki's villain speech made no sense, M*jina talks like a retard, and Hashimoto has no rivals in this game. He's the true horror.
          >moving up Hisako
          >Why?
          She was the perfect touch of normalcy, and my main ship. She's a normal woman with good sense and real expertise in a subject. You could have a long conversation with her about whatever and come out better for it. Oribe being hinted as her ship and Shin'nai going C'thulhu on her pissed me off to no end

          That game has literally no connection to Raging Loop you fuckign baiter its not a sequel

          PLAY REVELATION MODE, DUMMY

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Haru wasn't good
            What, she's great.

            Oh, it's because you like normal boring women.
            Well, at least it's realistic to happen to you in real life....

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >What, she's great.
              Great how?
              >Oh, it's because you like normal boring women.
              Ever so sorry, I fell for one of the two women in this game able (and willing) to hold up her end of a conversation. "Boring".

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                She's a sweetheart once she gets to know you and her badger personality is so ... mysterious and dominating. The confidence is so sexy.

                >boring
                Just in comparison to the rest. She's a normie. I don't mind, she's fine.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Im not going to play this shitty game just to see some pointless cameos to Raging Loop

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's not really a sequel, the goat girl shows up but thats pretty much it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fixing Rikako is the only fun in this game. Chiemi fucking suck like she's a clone of Mion with Rena moments. The other girl is barely developed as you date her wolf spirit possesing her while the girl cuck you with the chud boy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you sure you playing this game? You really fuck up everything in your post.
        You even called it a wolf spirit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh i forgot she was a badger. The story was fucking retarded anyway. I forgot it about month later

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You probably should have spent more time reading it. Haru had a whole plotline developing herself.
            Story was insanely exciting till its end.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              No it wasn't you stupid fuck. Last chapter was an autistic slog, might as well compare it to Corpse Factory

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >till its end
                Yes, no one will debate the ending was shit.
                >compare it to Corpse factory
                Jesus, you're just proving you have bad taste.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Fixing Rikako is the only fun in this game.
        Kiyonosuke's extra story?
        >The other girl is barely developed as you date her wolf spirit possesing her while the girl cuck you with the chud boy
        Anon, she's a literal child. She was out of the running before the game started.

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i like her game and muramasa

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      she is the ideal girl

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Homura spends a long time trapped in a loop
      >becomes a witch in the sequel
      Rlly makes u think

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's a good vn to read to learn japanese? I'd imagine it would need to be one with detailed art to show you what is going on. allows for playback of each sentence one by one. if possible one that lets you copy paste text so you can search what it means if you can't figure it out

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i want to say aokana but it's a pain in the ass to texthook

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      read this https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSoafwp4Ig2hqG1n_vH2WP2QFMPeWD08fo4k-jfGceMmDDDRdFSbkAQyMpV_mbhFaIHuSmrOC69mWTi/pub

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the most important advice in this is to play games you actually like, even when you have lesser gains at least you're actually fucking enjoying the game

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the RL developers doing now? The game came out in 2015 and after that they have made only 2 other VNs I think. Is there a sequel or some new VN under works?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      None of their other VNs seen to be at the quality of raging loop. They have one new VN with the same writer as RL under development.

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't expect anything going into that route, but it became one of my favorites

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok you had all your autistic fun, now we mention ACTUAL great VN's.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what's this

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, it's a very famous VN that /a/ and Ganker used to talk about a lot.
        I keep forgetting its name.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, it's a very famous VN that /a/ and Ganker used to talk about a lot.
        I keep forgetting its name.

        >This is the state of Ganker now

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i am sorry

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don't be. Get educated. The VN is called ユメミルクスリ

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, it's a very famous VN that /a/ and Ganker used to talk about a lot.
        I keep forgetting its name.

        it's fucking written on it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't expand it, because I've played it and knew it from the thumbnail.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yume Miru Kusuri: A Drug That Makes You Dream
        Eroge written by someone who really inspired to write serious teen drama romances so you will get a lot of coom scenes mixed with feels

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thanks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And heres the second best game, the one that completely explore the "man turn into a woman" for perversive scenarios without dwelling into any of that chud shit. It has like 15 endings too

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm looking for good schizo VNs recommendations, can anyone help? I've played most mainstream stuff.

      This VN made me want to become a better person when I was younger, sadly I'm still here.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Subahibi?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He said he played mainstream stuff

          I'm looking for good schizo VNs recommendations, can anyone help? I've played most mainstream stuff.

          This VN made me want to become a better person when I was younger, sadly I'm still here.

          Try Sayonara wo Oshiete

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks I'll check it out, would you say the denpa genre is basically what we would consider schizo stories?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              狂気 maybe the tag you are looking for if your are talking about atmospheric schizo stories
              Kusarihime is one of the favorite of mine but I am not aware of any translation

              If you are just talking about schizo MC
              Out of the recent releases AI2 had one

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yea, I told another anon the same. AI2 got it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Time to shill ARCHANGEL:NEMESIS here, really want Ganker to talk about this more.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Lyla Perry [b.1991] is a queer identified transgender woman and digital shaman who lives in Los Angeles. Her paintings are investigations into paredolia as apart of a religious experience or transverberation.
          lol? why would I play that trash
          https://vndb.org/s25687

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because it's a schizo game

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Great VN.

      I never even got started on that game after I bought it...

      Same

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone please explain what the fuck was up with the ending of Euphoria? It honestly feels like there's supposed to be more after this, it doesn't feel like an ending at all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the good ending! They need a canon ending where Nemu is with you and good. As well as explaining all the shit.
      >Doesn't feel like an ending
      Hm, I don't recall much else.

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ywn

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I never even got started on that game after I bought it...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a 3 hours game

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's the best version of the original steins;gate vn there are too many different versions I have no idea what to get

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not Elite that's for sure

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The one on Steam

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >different versions
      What.

      not Elite that's for sure

      what...

      There are different versions of it?!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Eh, half of that shit is the same or just demos. Or so I hope.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Elite is the version they made to appeal to American ADHD zoomers.

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Found this cool PS4 JP box art of RL, highest quality I can find, but it has that SAMPLE text. If anyone is autistic enough to edit it out it would be appreciated. I tried to but it looks like shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yandex has a few different versions of it, for what it's worth.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That looks HD as fuck, thanks. Next time I'll try Yandex when I'm deep diving into browsing VN art.

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are there any vns where you can choose to play as any member of the cast? like there's 5 or so characters and you can play the entire game from their perspective if you want to

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There is. I can't recall them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sort of 428: Shibuya Scramble.
      But you mean the ENTIRE story from a POV?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah the entire story. I'm aware of ones where parts of it you get to play everyone (fruit of grisaia come to mind) but I want the full thing

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I feel like there is but I'm simply blanking.
          THERE HAS TO BE.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      subahibi is sorta like that

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is it really? I dropped it while everyone as having a sleepover together or something. every scene dragged on wayyyy too long and the ramblings weren't engaging to me at all

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The first part is slow on purpose and all the ramblings are purposeful. Get to It's My Own Invention

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >>I-it is shit on purpose!
            I hate this shit
            Nearly dropped Muv-luv for the same reason

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              muv-luv extra isn't shit "on purpose", it's just shit

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          first chapter is radically different from the rest of the game, although long scenes and ramblings never go away entirely

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you replay subahibi make sure to pick Zakuro so you can proceed to the rest of the game. I nearly dropped the game because of that dogshit first chapter, I really don't see why they included it since it has fuck all to do with the rest of the game.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you replay subahibi make sure to pick Zakuro so you can proceed to the rest of the game. I nearly dropped the game because of that dogshit first chapter, I really don't see why they included it since it has fuck all to do with the rest of the game.

          Maybe I should really try to bear the first chapter then.

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why don't fans mod in anime visuals into vns that got adaptations? seems like it would make for the best experience

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Steins;Gate Elite did exactly that and it was soulless shit

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just started ayakashibito, any thoughts on it?

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any vns with the text entry style of text adventures like zork?

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't think i can play digimon survive anymore bros

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do I stop moving on from a game after reading 1 route? I feel like I finished the game and want to play another

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do it for the girls.

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    best vn for going on a big adventure?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rance if you take in the whole series.
      Utawarerumono franchise
      Monster Girl Quest

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm actually binging these mystery puzzle VN hybrids or whatever you call them. I got the Danganronpa series and Nonary games on sale. It's an itch I had to scratch after playing through the AI series recently.
    Also picked up Robotics Notes Elite which isn't exactly the same but I might as well mention it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good choices.
      Danganronpa, Nonary games (don't play ZTD), Raging Loop, 428 Shibuya Scramble, Your Turn to Die, all are the same genre in a sense.

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Started Gahktun, what should i expected?

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    raging loop was unfiltered kino, ryukishi hacks need not reply to me, only higrashi is worth a shot, RLOOP is the only visual novel that actually made me feel anything close to a thrill. OSTs are top notch too, MC is likable and a it had a good setting from start to finish, although id admit the ending is a bit rough

    this plays when the MC starts doubting someone he trusted.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I damn near spoiled myself with some of those thumbnails before I finished the game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >liks Higurashi
      >Likes raging loop
      This is a chad.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because its actually good, liking umineko is for people who pretend they are old fags and try to fit in, it sucked monkey testicles, his only good work was higurashi.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >hates Umineko
          As I said, CHAD.
          Umineko had a great premise but holy fuck....

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That 2nd one is an absolute baller. The music was god tier.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Creeping despair was a bit spoopy. So spoopy I had to turn the game off because I felt too uneasy to focus. At the time, I was reading Raging Penis at night during a thunderstorm

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Who's Haruaki Fusaishi?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Some poor bugger's in a pact with Rikako now

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SEX

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Holy fuck she's so fucking flat

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            delicious flat chest

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good VN but killed by the shitty ending

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    best game with pixel art? played yu-no and thought it was trash
    but I loved the art

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay i got a bike licence, dyed my hair light brown, broke up with my tulpa girlfriend and ordered a brown jacket off Amazon. What else should i do in order to Hassanmax?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lie about your name wherever you go.

      I'm playing Gnosia
      Is it SWJ shit?
      They asked me if I'm non binary at the beginning, and during a loop a character stated she is non binary
      Is it just a terrible translation or is it garbage?

      OH fuck off. Its just alien shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Become a writer, duh.

  94. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm playing Gnosia
    Is it SWJ shit?
    They asked me if I'm non binary at the beginning, and during a loop a character stated she is non binary
    Is it just a terrible translation or is it garbage?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they're literally alien races, they dont have the same concepts of gender as us. One guy wants to become a cat. Just stfu and enjoy things instead of letting them live rent free in your head

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        setsu said "I'm non binary"
        She is human
        What is this shit?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Let it go. You guys are so fucking sensitive. There's legit nothing in it to make you pee your anger.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >setsu said "I'm non binary"
          I played Gnosia back when it released on Switch and I don't remember that at all. How pozzed did they make the translation after I played it?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            maybe you should stop speed reading

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's on the Switch version too. They just randomly assign shit to people. Probably so that you can have Setsu who the true love of your MC be with anyone.

            None of this matters. Put a little sticker over it if you must.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >It's on the Switch version too
              I emulated the release version with no patches and didn't see that

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope you pirated the game

      The twitters chuds demanded a relocalization and the localization decided to pander to them after the new patch

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he fell for the Gnosia meme
      I'm sorry Anon.

  95. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished pic related. Im not too used to VNs yet, do all or most of them spend an unnecesary amount of resources in openings/endings?

    The main "party" of protagonist's portraits were only used when they were presented and at the end when reconfirming how close they are.
    Did they pay for a song already existing or did they pay to create a song for an hentai vn?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >did they pay to create a song for an hentai vn?
      theres an entire genre for hentai VN music, generally its called Denpa Music albeit thats a very broad category. Its probably not as expensive as you think cause the MV are usually just sliding still images and the singers are the girls they're already paying to voice the VN

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous


        This is hilarious.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its also a pretty good way to advertise hentai in Akihabara. They blare the music in the store or on the street and then you're like, "wait why is that so catchy" and walk over there.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            japan is wild

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Alicesoft for instance has absolute amazing music for their hentai games.

  96. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Higurashi, Umineko and Raging Loop all have bad endings that nobody wants to talk about but Raging Loop is the only one that gets cosntantly shit on it for

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldn't say Higurashi had a bad ending.
      Raging Loop is GOD tier but its ending really is bad.
      Umineko is honestly bad all throughout, not just the ending.

      And actually, all 3 get shit on.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most VN have shit endings except Muramasa

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hates Umineko
      As I said, CHAD.
      Umineko had a great premise but holy fuck....

      I wouldn't say Higurashi had a bad ending.
      Raging Loop is GOD tier but its ending really is bad.
      Umineko is honestly bad all throughout, not just the ending.

      And actually, all 3 get shit on.

      Umineko is literally the ultimate work of fiction. I'm sorry to hear of your terminal brain damage.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Absolute not. Fucking up the narrative, horrible characters, a discarded premise, and so forth.
        CAN'T WAIT TO REREAD GEORGE'S DATES.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I bet you think the sea is grey

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          filtered

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How can it be when it has among the worst endings in the world?
        Insane amounts of meta
        Battler survives but he's not real Battler
        Ange's life just plain sucks and it keeps getting worse
        Legit nothing pays off and the worst solution is the real one.

  97. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  98. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just finished up Full Metal Muramasa. I've seen it hyped for so long and it has lived up to its kamige credentials. My only disappointment is chachamaru didn't get a fully fleshed-out route. I wish Kageaki could've donned her more. Also the h scenes in the story are short as hell, especially wtf is up with that. Such a cocktease.

  99. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Friendly reminder that if you read Raging Loop in English, you did not, by any stretch of the imagination, read the VN.

  100. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chiemi is based and cute and I would drink beer with her all night till the sun comes up.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed. Though she is probably insane by the end.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >she is probably insane by the end

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        she was insane at the start bro

  101. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mostly only play otome and like Code: Realize, Collar x Malice, PotBB/AH, Hakuoki, Even If Tempest, and Norn9. What non otome romance VNs would you recommend if I wanted to try something new? Preferably something without porn.

  102. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to read to heart 2.
    is there any fix for the resolution?

  103. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sextoko

  104. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >threads about to die
    goodbye frens

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'll see you in a better place.

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