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Does /nen/ play VNs?

I tend to take my time when reading them so I just finished Kira☆Kira a year or so after I started! Kirari's normal route was definitely the best!
The game had a pretty slow pace and reading through the story was very relaxing, although there were some intense moments as well! Maybe I'll become a punk rocker and travel across the country if I ever learn how to play guitar!

Please share your VN experiences and recommendations in this thread!


I'm just rereading himatsubushi right now. Haven't read many visual novels besides that lately.


last thing I read was va-11 hall A. It was fun.

Please let me know when you become a punk rocker. I'll join you. I even know a few chords!


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Haven't played one in ages. Would rather just watch a show or play a game. I haven't read a book in even longer though. Maybe my brain has turned to mush like everyone says.


Perhaps you just don't like reading books? There's nothing wrong with that, I understand how it could be boring for a lot of people!
I like reading a lot but it's been difficult for me to find the time to read something lately…


True. Usually I fall asleep if I'm reading large amounts of text unless I'm really interested in it.


I started the gochiusa vn a month or so ago if that counts but I haven't played it in a while


I've steered clear of VNs because I'm not fluent enough in japanese to read them properly…

I know there's translation aggregators and other tools that can help but it feels like I'm cheating. I don't know if that makes sense…




pls no


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Like >>8508 said they're usually used to help you get better at Japanese! Just look up the words you don't know or maybe try to play a translated version first so you know what's going on!
There are lots of great translations for a lot of VNs so you don't have to know any Japanese to read those, you might miss out on some great puns though! Just try to stay clear of mangagamer translations since those are usually pretty terrible... Although those might be unavoidable if you don't speak any Japanese at all!

I've started to re-read sharin no kuni since I dropped the game before finishing all routes last time I played it! Maybe I'll share some funny screenshots in this thread!


>those are usually pretty terrible
Yeah, although I appreciate what mangagamer does, their translation quality wasn't so great from what I remember. I heard they've been improving though.

The anime general never stopped people from making more anime threads, so it's probably okay to have a few of these as long as they don't completely discourage people from making new threads when they want to.


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Who would've thought that failing a law exam could be this scary!


What is distributed to all humans equally though?


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Hang on I don't think I got my share. Where can I collect it?


You should ask your local Special High Class Individual!


Is that a word filter?


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Maybe you should use spoilers.


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I bought this game years ago before they had much more than that blog, then it came out and I kinda lost interest/had other things to do.

Should I play it?


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I'll make sure to use them if I decide to post something relevant to the story!


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I'm trying my best to read through Muv-Luv right now.


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Make it stop…


I haven't read one in a long time. The last one I completed was Yu-No. I prefer older VNs (pre 2000) in general, I think the only recent (post 2000) VNs I've read and completed was Swan Song or Saya no Uta. Then again I don't read much books in general.


I find it extremely difficult to pay attention while reading.


I decided to try to get through some of my backlog. Should I read symphonic rain or saya no uta?


symphonic rain. saya no uta is not a happy one.


Saya no uta is short so you can finish it quickly. It's also very intersting! Saya is very cute too!


>Saya is very cute too!
Maybe if you smash your head with a hammer a few times…


Pretty sure Saya no Uta is the shorter one so I'd start with that!
It doesn't have a ton of choices though and the story is a little disturbing but I liked it a lot when I first read it. Actually I think it's the first VN I've ever read!


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Finished Saya no Uta. I wish there was a better ending for Saya and Fuminori but I guess that's what you get when you get involved with an eldritch abomination. Does anyone know if there's a translation of the staff comment page at http://www.nitroplus.co.jp/secret/saya/enter_ln.html ?
was right and Saya is cute. Please do not bully her.


I moved onto Muv-Luv Unlimited after finishing three routes in Extra, this is excellent…


I finished Unlimited, I'm going to take a quick break then start up Alternative.


I read extra/unlimited this summer I was waiting for the release of alternative but apparently there's some censored scene…


I read the same thing, the 18+ scenes were pretty unnecessary in Extra/Unlimited so I don't particularly mind. I read that the censored scenes are still in the game just without the full CG, as long as the text remains during them then I'm happy.


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Um what's wrong with left girl's shirt? The other 2 are fine…


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the magic of 2D


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Everyone keeps talking about train lolis.


to think the cute tetsumusu fell on such hard times they had to do eroge…


I just finished reading Muv-Luv Alternative, what a great series. I wish there was more, I guess I'll try watching one of the anime series.


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Tezuka Rin's good ending is incomplete. The story ends on a very vague note. "Like these dandelions, she too will find her place in the world." Rin is a complex character with complex conflicts but we don't get to know how they are solved. This was like reading a Sherlock Holmes mystery but the story suddenly ends with "And the mystery was solved. The end." and the mystery isn't explained. I wish I could know what is Rin's place in the world. And also how she came to accept herself over night. I guess the author created a character so intricate he could not think of solutions to the problems he thought up himself. The neutral ending wasn't as vague (pursuing art in Tokyo).


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I'm going through Muv-Luv for the first time right now. I've started Extra and so far I really enjoy the Initial D references, even if them and the PS2/Dreamcast references make me feel old.

I thought their tribute song to "Night of Fire" was really well done. It wasn't just a remix, but contained enough that you knew what song it was dedicated to.

Also, the main character losing all his mech game matches so far has me concerned.


don't go skipping extra routes it sets the characters
you should consider extra -> unlimited -> alternative pretty much a single long vn


Yeah, my approach going into Extra has been to enjoy it for what it is, rather than thinking of it as a hurdle before the "real" story begins. On that note however, I really don't like Chizuru, so I think I might just skip that one out of personal preference, rather than trying to rush the story. Will I get a good grip on her character from the other routes, or will playing hers reveal more about her that I should know?

I am enjoying all the other characters though and I'm really hoping the 3 maids are in unlimited and act as they do now.


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I've been reading through Chaos;Head since I found out they have a mobile version. The protagonist is squirmy but painfully relateable sometimes.


Well, Muv-Luv was an interesting ride while it lasted, so I'm definitely looking forward to starting Alternative. I can see why the series should be considered as one long VN, as a lot of plot points were teased that just weren't expanded upon. It must have been infuriating for fans to have no answers at the time when it was first released.


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Minori is ending software development.




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Uh oh...
(kinda bloody, don't look if that bothers you)



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After almost a year, I finally finished all the routes!


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Looking for cute emotes to pick up during the steam summer sale event made me realize that I had a bunch of VNs in my library!

It's been years since the first time I played Saya no Uta, I wish there were more VNs with eldritch horror themes like that out there.


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It's good to know that Planetarian still makes me cry like a baby after all these years.


i love planetarian I should reread it some day


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After 4 years I've finally achieved the harem ending!
Next I'll try and get all the bad ends in Fate/Stay Night.
Hopefully I'll be able to finish that one faster...


Is the anime good?


Forgot that it got an anime adaptation.


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I don't have much of a good experience with VNs myself, maybe some of you will see through the story and provide some insight.
I played yoake mae yori ruri iro na in a translated version which turned out to be half translated, so certain routes didn't work, resulted in bad ends which was obviously a bad experience. I somewhat enjoyed the art. Played through the standard route, I'm not big on princesseses so it was ok overall. One thing I didn't enjoy was clicking through all the text, specifically the clicking, I was very worried how there isn't a special VN controller for people so their standard buttons won't wear out.
Next thing I played was Air. Loved the atmosphere of that little town, it's so amazing, if I ever go to japan, I want to see a small sleepy fishing town like that. So aside of that, the problems begin. First I tried playing through the standard route, it didn't really work, I tried to uncover how stuff is, tried this and that. So at this point the atmopshere is obviously pulling me in and I have a little more info on the characters so I'm getting involved. I try to go on routes that seem obvious from the text, it feels like it's hinting it here and there, but none of it works. So feeling helpless I pull up the web and finally got on a route where I get a H scene, but the story is absolutely miserable with an impending doom coming for the character, smile and optimism gone. None of the routes save the situation and I keep looking for routes and stuff but none of it makes sense. Like, it doesn't actually go in the way it hints it should be going, so I'm trying to go for a route and I just get more scenes from an unrelated one, feeling of helplessness is getting to me and I quit the whole thing because I can't do anything, the answers that lead to some routes make absolutely zero sense.
Years later I remember the feeling of that little town and I watch the anime adaptation. The anime adaptation has like five thousand times the story I barely even scratched in the surface and I watch in awe.
Recently I got recommended Tsukihime by a type-moonie so I automatically watch the anime and it basically has the same progression of a story in 12 episodes, I inform said guy that I watch the anime and he's like 'wth is this trash, I talked about the VN'.
But in my mind there is no way in hell I touch a VN again, I don't like that sort of nonsense when I get trolled to death by writers who write the story in such way that all the signs are misleading and I just get thousand bad ends because I somehow don't think in a way the writer does or the main character should(this causes a very bad feeling of a useless brain as a side effect). Since I played those VNs translated, I obviously don't know if I just got screwed by bad translation or what (luckily this can be evaded now that I can read japanese).
I also don't like that sort of progression system when you have to play a route first to be able to play another, it's just too meta and non-immersive for me. Maybe I'm just not a VN person, but you guys surely know more about this than I do.


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Sorry for long post.
I think this title is absolutely beautiful and I can clearly pinpoint it as an influence that made me learn kanji


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Okay so I went to download Fate but now there's some kind of Realta Nua version floating around? I only remember playing the original back in the day with the mirror moon translation but apparently this new version has voice acting and improved art and stuff! They released it for the PS2 and the PSP later on and it's a C-Rated version with all the H scenes cut out but I think the one I downloaded comes with H content! I really hope so cause I wouldn't want to miss out on the infamous Tohsaka scene!


Personally I really enjoy how unexpected some VN routes can be, and I like trying all of the different options just to see what happens, but I can see how someone could find that off-putting.
Maybe you'd be more into kinetic novels (linear visual novels with almost no choices) like Planetarian, True Remembrance, and Umineko? They usually have an auto-mode, so you don't even have to keep clicking to read them.


I don't have the patience for grinding routes, might play through it once blind to see what happens, but after that I always look up a guide for what choices to make.


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I'll finally get to experience the true storyline of Fate!


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And here I thought they had to cut the Illya route...


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Ignore lunch and go hang out with Illya instead.


thats a dangerous suggestion you dont want to see a hungry seiba


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I discovered a new Dead End!


Don't be such a wet blanket, Saber.


I will give her a hambaga


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One route down and two to go!
It's been a while since I played the original VN but even I can tell that they've improved a lot of the old CG and even added some new music! I've been enjoying my replay a lot so far!
I think it's a good VN for beginners too thanks to the Tiger Dojo telling you where you slipped up after every Bad End!
I can't wait to finish the other routes and complete my Tiger Stamp collection!


I overall liked the new music in realta nua but I didn't really like some of the changes they made to iconic tracks, like Emiya.


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Tohsaka's route turned out a lot shorter than I remember! I guess they had to cut a few corners with this remake...


It's been years since I read through Fate, I'm sure it would be a nice surprise after years of FGO.


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That's another route down!
Only the worm one left now!

I've realized that I've been playing with the old soundtrack all along! Maybe some of the songs just seemed new to me since it's been so long since I've played Fate the first time!


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It looks like Shirou has a secret admirer!


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The 3rd route is definitely the most interesting one as far as Bad Ends are concerned, it even has two "alternate endings" in that regard.
This one isn't as flashy as the other one but I think it's the sadder one of the two!


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The frenliest Dead End so far!




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Shirou's true nature is revealed...


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I've reached the other special Bad End in the Heaven's Feel route! It even says END instead of BAD END or DEAD END when you get to the Tiger Dojo!
It has my favorite fight from the VN and the song that plays during the battle is really cool too!
Now it won't take much longer before I finish the route and complete my Tiger Stamp collection!


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I did it!
It has probably been 10 years or so since I played through Fate the first time. Back then I really hated Sakura in her route and I didn't like Shirou as a protagonist either since he was such a goody two-shoes. Playing through it again felt really nostalgic and I'm happy that my opinion on these two characters has changed over the years! I could sympathize with Sakura more although her route was still my least favorite but that's mostly because of all the long and boring exposition that takes place in it and although Shiro is still a super corny protagonist I admire him for his determination and staying true to his ideal no matter what! And that's why I prefer the Normal End of Heaven's Feel! Die you stupid traitor!! Why did they add a pointless epilogue for getting all endings but there's still no Illya route after all these years??
I wonder if I'll ever play through Fate again and how long it'll be before I do so. Even though I've changed since I first played this VN I think I'm still the same person at my core and I hope that 10 or 20 years into the future I'll still like VNs and enjoy the stories they have to tell!


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And here's what's everyone been waiting for! The reward for collecting all the Tiger Stamps and the true ending of Fate/Stay Night!

I think I'll play through Fate/hollow ataraxia next! I never got around to play it before but I've heard that it's kind of like Kagetsu Tohya and I really enjoyed the humor and tons of different routes in that one!
Please look forward to reading more about my forays into old VNs that everyone has already played! Perhaps I'll replay the 07th Expansion mysteries afterwards since Higurashi is on the rise right now! I might even use the fancy PS2 sprites!




Bathing with onii-chan!? How scandalous!

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