It's a series of chuuni/mystery'ish VNs that mainly stand out due to the strength of its cast as well as being quite funny.Are these any good? First time I hear about this series.
Very nice. I'm especially thrilled to see NN pick up another ASa Project title, since Sankaku Ren'ai was one of the funniest VNs I've read (and the source of my user title). More Yuzusoft fluff can't hurt either and I'm definitely interested in more of Smee's works as well, based on Making*Lovers and based on the little I've played of Fureraba (it's in the backlog, I swear). So pretty much a thee for three announcement for me[...]
Hell will freeze over before Waffle has any problems putting their games untouched and uncensored on Steam.There's a sale of Mangagamer's entire OVERDRIVE titles (50% off). I might pick up Cho Dengeki Stryker and Kira*Kira. Wasn't Kira*Kira on Steam at some point? Anyway.
And also the Steam page for Waffle's new title is up.
With this in mind, Doukyuusei is interesting and a lot of fun in ways that most modern VNs are not. There's no suffocating conception of "pure love" forcing heroines or events down a narrow tube - some of the heroines have boyfriends, ex-boyfriends, and one is even a flat-out prostitute. The same goes for the protagonist, since you could easily call out his feelings as being "fake" because he's skirt-chasing 14 girls at once, but he actually has a fairly clever response in game to that - in the moment, he loves whichever girl he's speaking to the most. What a beautiful ideal.
Another quite interesting aspect is that, as mentioned, 9 of the heroines are adult women, and quite a number of heroines have boyfriends or are non-virgins. One is even a married woman. But this is all treated so maturely it can actually make you double-take: this game came out before 処女厨 (people obsessed with virgins) really became a thing, so the protagonist doesn't even comment on some of the girls having lost their virginity already. It's treated a completely normal thing that doesn't impact their relationship in the slightest (although drama involving ex-boyfriends might come into play). In a way it's kind of like taking a glimpse into an alternate reality where VN readers aren't supremely sensitive about virginity and restrictive ideas of "pure" love, and personally I quite liked it. A lot of moments in Doukyuusei felt more real to life and in-depth than other VNs which are restricted to a fantasy land of all girls saving their virginity for MC-kun.
More insights at the link. It's a shame that the game will probably get Denuvo'd.But indeed, it's only the remake that has gorgeous Sumeragi art. How does the Remake compare to the original? Well, I haven't played the original, but I have played the original PC98 version of Doukyuusei 2, so I can provide a bit of insight. I think if one really loves the PC98 aesthetic (visuals and music) then there is value in playing the original, but outside of that niche the remake seems to be the definite way to play. Everything is easy to play, smooth, high resolution (native 1080p), etc.
Frontwing dropping KINO on us. This is the last company I was expecting to do it, but I'm certainly not complaining, unless they drop the ball on it's release. Please don't fuck this up
Still undefeated compared to Nukitashi: I'm a Celibate, Get Me Out of Here!Why can't they make a more concise title? We already grasp the fetish it caters for with a single word.
I bought the collectors edition on launch and I still haven't played it .. in fact, I started on the LN recently because I wanted to be able to actually play itDate-A-Live Rio Reincarnated Deluxe is on sale at Fanatical at the moment - 65% off.
It is a weird recommendation, but I really liked Aviary Attorney. Though how much I recommend it depends on what you like about Phoenix Wright series.
Oh shit, I've actually played this! Completely forgot about it until now. It was absolutely hilarious.It is a weird recommendation, but I really liked Aviary Attorney. Though how much I recommend it depends on what you like about Phoenix Wright series.
I am curious what other folks will recommended as I love that series too.
I really liked the characters and storyline, plus how it wasn't afraid to get dark now and then. I also liked the artstyle--it reminds me of Pokemon in how it's anime but still approachable for Western audiences (at least for me).Easlye What was it about Phoenix Wright you enjoyed? What would you be looking for in an alternative? This may help us avoid games that aren't interactive enough, for example.
There's a few finished PyWright games listed here if you want to get really sick of 'em
List of PyWright Games - PyWright Wiki
Wow, i should have guessed there'd be a python engine made for the Phoenix Wright template. That's amazing.
Re-replying to an old post:It's actually episode 4. People were very happy with the finale.
That's great to hear! I heard the fan disc is also a short (2 hours max) but good read. Shouldn't take too much time for localization then!Re-replying to an old post:
I just finished and 9-nine- episode 4 myself and that was an amazing read
I can definitely see why it was rated that high in Japan. It has also become the 22nd highest rated VN on VNDB since it released in English.
Now we just gotta wait for Sekai Project to hopefully bring over the fan-disc.
I tested it with the Steam Link app on an iPhone and none of the restrictions listed on Denpasoft seemed to apply for episode four.Interest piqued !
Googling 9-Nine it looks like it's one of those 'not all age at all' original release.
And by the way, does 'When Streaming through Steam the game will revert to an all ages version' mean that I can't play the 18+ on my iPad ? That's, uh, something. Not that I'm particularly interested in the 18+ content but I'm also quite fond of playing the original experience, so to speak.
Hmm, 9-nine- is probably the most recent VN I've finished. Other than that I've mostly been working on my backlog. I have been working on some other recent'ish releases, but I'm not sure I'd recommend them without hesitation (both are also very long):Kinda in the mood to try it. Your positive feedback is intriguing and the shorter nature of the episodic release may work in my favor as I seemingly can’t finish a VN
And yeah, the first episode is kinda cheap.
Do people have recommendations for some other recent VN ?