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201658 No.50092  
The old thread is sinking. Please use this new thread with care.

YU-NO is being remade by 5pb.! I hope it's either really good or really bad.
>> No.50094  
>>50092
Oh I may actually read YU-NO, then. I just couldn't bring myself to install that ancientware on my shiny new computer.
>> No.50098  
>>50094
YU-NO has aged like wine. Everyone should play the original game if they can.
>> No.50099  
>>50098
Not all wine ages nicely, though. I just can't get past the oldschoolness of it. I'm sure it's a great VN, but I'll wait for the remake, assuming 5pb doesn't ruin it.
>> No.50101  
>>50094 >>50099
Really? Maybe it's just me but the old school charm added to it instead of detracting from it. Actually, there was a bit where the translators had subbed in more modern graphics and I wished they hadn't. (Maybe that was fixed.)
>> No.50102  
The issue I had with YU-NO was the fantasy-ish epilogue. The whole 'guy goes to alternate world' thing was a common 90s trope but it felt off next to the more sci-fi-ish main game. I'm highly doubtful any remake can rectify that.
>> No.50409  
how do i save in Photo Kano on PSP? I only skimmed the first 30min of the game and it didn't save properly and i never found a way to do it. Do you have to save the images? I have to get back to that game soon
>> No.50414  
>>50409

use an emulator and save states.
>> No.50656  
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Started Phantom Integration. Still in the beginning so I don't think there's much to say about it, but I like the whole idea of the MC and Ein being assassins without a past. It's probably common as fuck but I don't doubt Urobuchi at all to make this much more interesting.
Unfortunately, Phantom aged like milk; no voice actors, 3DCG backgrounds, rather outdated art, simplistic interface, etc. I don't mind these sort of details but it hurts a bit the immersion. After PoI, I might go for Vjedogonia, and then, Angelos Armas. My plan is to go through most of Nitro+'s catalog before Nitro+ Blasterz gets ported to the PS3~PS4.
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>>50656
There's a remake if you're interested in a more modern version of Phantom of Inferno.
>> No.50658  
>>50657
I'd give it a try if it wasn't for the fact that apparently there were changes in the scenario not written by Urobuchi. It's a shame, really. This old art hurts the eyes.
>> No.50958  
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask,but does anyone know where I can download Ura Saiminjutsu 2?

All the links I can find on the first 6 pages of google are dead.

>>50092
Also want to point out this remake will be on Xbox One.Microsoft continues to softly troll Japanese Otaku.
>> No.50960  
>>50958
perfect dark
>> No.51220  
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I only just started reading LIttle Busters! and it's killing me already. I love KEY's sense of humor.
>> No.51221  
>>51220
Enjoy the common route while it lasts, it's fun and enjoyable, the polar opposite of the character routes that you'll be reading for 30 hours it's done.
Fuck LB.
>> No.51237  
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Kara no Shoujo - The Second Episode (https://vndb.org/v5922)

This is a direct sequel to Kara no Shoujo, and it takes place two years after the end of it. Reiji is still looking for... someone, but a new series of mystery murders crop up, in which women are killed and a clay doll is stuffed into their stomachs. Around the same time, Reiji's younger sister Yukari saves a guy who tried to commit suicide, and somehow the guy and these murders may be linked.

Let's get the good stuff out of the way first. Sugina Miki's art is beautiful, as you'd expect. Better yet, Kara no Shoujo 2nd has a decent resolution (i.e. larger than 800 x 600). It's a feast for the eyes. Additionally, the notebook has some cool new features like a correlation and relation chart, which shows relationships between the characters in handy form.

Interestingly, Kara no Shoujo 2nd tries to integrate events and people from Cartagra into the storyline. The story expounds on what happened to Senri after Cartagra, and Aoki Touji returns to have a moderately large role in Kara no Shoujo 2nd. While it's definitely better to have read Cartagra prior to Kara no Shoujo 2nd, I don't think it's a hard requirement.

Now on to the downers. The music, in my opinion, is not as memorable or good as Kara no Shoujo. I'm not entirely sure why that is, but I feel that Kara no Shoujo 2nd's music felt... derivative. Some pieces felt simply like rearranged pieces from Kara no Shoujo. It didn't really have its own identity.

The new characters and overall story were not as engaging to me. I didn't care for the characters as much, and thus felt more indifferent about what happened to them. As for the major murder mystery aspect, it wasn't terribly difficult to figure out the truth behind it. I like what Innocent Grey tried to do, by having essentially two protagonists, but I feel it didn't work all that well. Ultimately, the story and characters simply did not measure up to its predecessor. I'm also mildly disappointed how some loose ends were tied up. I hoped to see more between Ayato and Ayako after they were finally reunited, but the resolution pushed more of a Yukari x Ayato angle.

It's worth noting that two playthroughs are necessary to get the full experience of Kara no Shoujo 2nd. One must see the "Memories of that Day" ending first, then start over from the very beginning. Several scenes are slightly modified, shown in a new light after the revelations from the first playthrough. There are also some completely new scenes (mainly h-scenes) that weren't accessible in the first reading. The true ending can only be gotten from a second or later playthrough.

At any rate, I suppose Kara no Shoujo 2nd is worth reading if you enjoyed Kara no Shoujo. At best, it follows in its predecessor's footsteps, but there's little innovation, and the execution may be worse. It does answer the question of Toko's fate, if you cared about that, and leaves one major plot point open so that there will clearly be a Kara no Shoujo 3 someday.

I'm not certain, but it probably took me around 20~25 hours total.

7.5/10
>> No.51254  
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The gag of Rin slaughtering Sasasegawa's name never gets old.
>> No.51260  
>>51254
Rin is so cute mang.
>> No.51337  
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I hope it's okay to post BLVN here.

Completed Hiroyuki's route. His sex scenes are great fun (even if I'm not fond of fellatio sfx in general) and he melts my heart, but all his route ends left me feeling down. I don't know if I'll be able to get into the rest of the characters like I did with him but his route barely uncovers anything about Haru's story, so I have that to look forward to.
>> No.51362  
lol gay
>> No.51568  
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Noble ☆ Works (https://vndb.org/v4806)

Premise: Fujishima Takumi is a normal albeit poor guy. One day he runs into Kanemoto Shuri, a sickly heir to a rich family, and the target of kidnappers. After Takumi saves Shuri, he is confronted by Shuri's sister and family maid. They decide to hire Takumi as a body double and have him attend the prestigious Rokuroku Academy while Shuri is getting treatment in a hospital.

It's kind of like a one-way The Prince and the Pauper, as the poor guy has to learn how to fake it and pass himself off as a rich guy.

The various heroines available are Akari, Shuri's sister; Sena, Akari's maid; Shizuru, a tiny upperclassman in the academy who wants to learn to play Shogi better; Maya, a quiet and socially awkward girl who yearns to make friends; and Hinata, a girl who was Takumi's underclassman back at their old school, and someone who quickly figures out his secret. There's also a short secret route for Takumi's teacher which becomes available after beating several of the main routes.

The VN's structure is quite standard. There's a common route peppered with choices, then they branch into heroine routes on the day of the ball, depending on who Takumi has the most affection with.

There's not a whole lot to say about character routes. They're all pretty standard, with a bit of drama and a happy resolution. Much of the conflicts revolve around Takumi's deception as Shuri's body double, or the fact that he's pursuing a relationship with high status girls despite the fact that he's poor and of a normal upbringing.

I personally rank the heroines: Maya > Shizuru > Akari > Hinata = Sena. Shizuru is voiced by the wonderful Taguchi Hiroko (Amane Suou in Grisaia, Kagami Sumika in Muv-Luv, Miyamiya in ef).

The music was okay, no real standouts. A lot of it was classical sounding pieces with heavy strings, meant to sound high-class and elegant.

On the whole, Noble Works is decent. The heroines are all designed to be appealing, and I daresay Maya is good. It's not too heavy on melodrama, and there's humor to be had in the "fish out of water" aspect of a poor guy thrust into a situation where he has to pretend to be a rich guy. The relationship between Takumi and Chiaki, the "first class" maid of the Kanemoto household, was quite amusing. But yeah, this is a pretty standard moege. There isn't some gripping story or mind-blowing twists.

I suspect this was also in the 20~25 hour range as well. I read it on-and-off over two months so it's hard to estimate the total time.

7/10
>> No.53100  
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200517
There's a Kickstarter going on for Dies Irae, for those interested: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986219362/dies-irae-english-localization-project-commences
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Fata Morgana is legit excellent, the biggest problem with it is the localisation occasionally using modern parlance and phrases in stark contrast to the setting and time periods. It's nowhere near enough to ruin the game but I found it highly noticeable.

The OST is probably the best I've ever heard in a VN.
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>>51337
Just to update this, Hiroshi is definitively my favorite out of all of them still. I have Ryu's route barely touched because I don't want to go through tons of sex scenes with a character whose archetype I do not care for. Unfortunately for me his is the most story heavy route, so I guess I have to check it out if I want a conclusive ending. I was hoping Maki's sex scenes would be hot since he's the best looking out of everyone but he's boring to a boner-softening level. I grew fond of Kouichi during his route but sadly every single end in his route is absolutely depressing. This game is really edgy.
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I went back and finished off Himawari after an extended hiatus and wish I hadn't have bothered. The final route in the game was entirely forgettable and utterly devoid of any real conflict, if I didn't enjoy Kawasumi's voice so much I would have likely dropped it again.
The second major problem was the side stories. Rather than being a clear and concise finale to the major, underlying mysteries of the game like you'd think they might be, they instead spend several hours inexplicably introducing new characters and plot devices that shit all over those established. The previous four routes give you enough of a vague idea to form your own tentative opinion on things like what the Lunar Virus really was and whose memories were whose and how, only for the final (atrociously sub-par) mystery sidestory to flip everything on its head and then end with no attempt at resolution.

Overall this game starts weak, spikes in quality for chapter 2 and then begins its descent down through mediocre and into a finished product that I cannot particularly recommend.


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