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Unread postby Henduluin » June 2nd, 2007, 8:38 am

Xavier wrote:Yeah, the cuteness factor certainly helped. I can't stand some of the scenes so what I did was just skipped the ones that were too painful.


Hey, that's cheating! I endured it all ;_;

Anyhow, I found a bunch of free translated visual novels someone linked me to a while back, I haven't actually tried them yet though. However, the person in question has good taste, so these should be good.

These summaries were made by her, not me:
Shinju wrote:Red Shift - I played this maybe six months ago. Unlike the others I have played so far, I don't recall this visual novel having any decision tree at all in it. You click your say through the story enjoying the graphics. OTOH, I enjoyed the story a lot and even at the end felt that the ending could be interpreted either way. (Available for Windows, Linux and Mac.)

Wanderers in the Sky - I played through this today. It is fairly short and sort of Kana ~ Little Sister-ish in that it deals with sadness. A decent read with a decision tree to work though. (Available for Windows, Linux and Mac.)

Summer, Cicadas, and the Girl - I also played this through today. Another short one, this was actually a lot of fun. You spend the story a little confused (at least I did) and instead of a decision tree, you have a fill in the blank. Even after getting all 5 assists I guessed wrong twice (each wrong guess opens an assist). Has a very sweet epilog. (Only available for Windows and requires a Japanese environment. Applocale worked fine for me on Windows XP.)

At Summer's End - The last game I played through today. Again a short one but nice, sweet and gooey. I liked this one a lot. Three decision points, and a chance to look at the CG after the game is over. (Available for Windows, Linux and Mac.)

None of these are adult oriented.
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Unread postby Message » June 2nd, 2007, 2:20 pm

Henduluin wrote:Anyhow, I found a bunch of free translated visual novels...

*cough* http://visualnews.net/doujin-downloads/
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Unread postby Henduluin » June 2nd, 2007, 2:35 pm

*sighs*

That's what you get for just shortly looking over a link and not paying any attention >.>;
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Unread postby md » June 2nd, 2007, 5:08 pm

Tsukihime, Planetarian, Neosphere of the Deep Blue Sky.

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Unread postby Atvaark » June 5th, 2007, 10:53 am

I'd suggest trying out "my black cat" it's a freeware that was fan translated, short and sweet story,give it a try!

you are a talking black cat, a girl decided to own you, she's now your master, and she named you "Don-Kichi"

try it, a nice way to spend an hour or two.3 possible endings, achieved 2, great game to introduce visual novels to newcomers.no pron as far as i could see.

*edit* here's the link.

http://www.saillune.net/Saillune.net/My ... 20Cat.html
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Unread postby Hyperbeast » June 10th, 2007, 7:31 pm

Well a bit late now, but having just *mostly* finished it, *can't figure out how to get the good ending for Kirimiya* I highly recommend Yume Miru Kusuri. I found the highlight to be Aeka's route, although it utterly enraged me towards the end.
But of course, we always consider it a good thing when a game can do that.
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Unread postby Xavier » June 11th, 2007, 1:09 am

Hyperbeast wrote:Well a bit late now, but having just *mostly* finished it, *can't figure out how to get the good ending for Kirimiya* I highly recommend Yume Miru Kusuri. I found the highlight to be Aeka's route, although it utterly enraged me towards the end.
But of course, we always consider it a good thing when a game can do that.

How to get teh ending for Kirimiya:
****** Mizuki & Nekoko Paths ******
Basically, this is where the Aeka path splits off, leaving Mizuki
and Nekoko's paths merged for a bit. You can do this one without
destroying neither Mizuki, neither Nekoko's endingns.
Here is the correct path:

07) Help at the Student Council
08) Better run away
09) Go to the Student Council room
10) Help her up
11) Feed her
12) Go to the Student Council room
13) Hide her

****** Mizuki's Path ******
This is where Mizuki's path splits from Nekoko's
Here is the correct path:

14) Look around here
15) Take the job
16) That's not true, I like you
17) Move yourself
18) All right, let's go!
19) Nod
20) Sleep
21) I wanted to see you.

From here it's on automatic. Enjoy the rest of the story.


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Unread postby Raven » June 28th, 2007, 5:57 am

well, not exactly a recommendation but when I search around I ran into ドラクリウス。

Look pretty interesting, have anyone played it?
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Unread postby miszou » July 6th, 2007, 5:00 pm

so many ideas I see after I get back xD

At least some I can easily get from Netherlands as well (like ever17 and the free ones)

Yume Miru Kusuri is something I'll look into. I like depressing stories :3

If my last packages isn't lost I can finally play fate too ^^;;

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Unread postby Xavier » July 23rd, 2007, 9:46 pm

miszou wrote:Yume Miru Kusuri is something I'll look into. I like depressing stories :3

Thanks for the tips :D

You'll find that YMK has some pretty random H scenes so...beware?
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Unread postby miszou » July 24th, 2007, 11:56 am

Xavier wrote:You'll find that YMK has some pretty random H scenes so...beware?


I don't really mind H-scenes, if its part of the game I'll just play through like any part :3

But thanks for mentioning ^^

I have to make more time to play everything I bought (and the free web versions) xD But thanks for all the suggestions :D I can work a while with this :3
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Unread postby SPerson » July 24th, 2007, 3:55 pm

What about StarTRain? Has anyone played it?
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Unread postby TakaJun » July 26th, 2007, 5:36 am

SPerson wrote:What about StarTRain? Has anyone played it?


I have it. But it'll be a while before I would get to it, though.


For people looking for good games, try Utawarerumono.
I started playing it yesterday. So far, it's great. The best thing about it is, the English translation patch would be coming out for it!
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Unread postby miszou » July 26th, 2007, 12:09 pm

TakaJun wrote:For people looking for good games, try Utawarerumono.
I started playing it yesterday. So far, it's great. The best thing about it is, the English translation patch would be coming out for it!


what kind of game is it, is it just VN or more? I saw it in Japan, but I didnt took it since I already spend too much money at that time, but the back cover didn't gave me the impression of a standard VN game (what ever that may be xD but I hope you get me).
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Unread postby TakaJun » July 28th, 2007, 1:17 pm

miszou wrote:
TakaJun wrote:For people looking for good games, try Utawarerumono.
I started playing it yesterday. So far, it's great. The best thing about it is, the English translation patch would be coming out for it!


what kind of game is it, is it just VN or more? I saw it in Japan, but I didnt took it since I already spend too much money at that time, but the back cover didn't gave me the impression of a standard VN game (what ever that may be xD but I hope you get me).


VN and more. It's a strategy fighting game + visual novel story part.
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Unread postby miszou » July 30th, 2007, 1:45 am

ah ok, I got that impression from the box yeah.

But the game play is great I understand? I'd like to try it sometime if I get my hands on it ^^
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