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>VN's are now available via steam
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>have been voting for otome games on Greenlight all day every day since it started
>mfw they start coming out
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I blame greenlight.
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No way, now I can watch anime but without the animation!
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>>101698908
>has never played them
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>>101698908
>I don't like things
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Hopefully Steins;Gate will get on. That'll guarantee good sales, and more stuff from the series will probably get translated.
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I looked up the devs, they're a bunch of gaijins.

I bet they never even graduated from a prestigious Japanese high school before. Not authentic enough for me.
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So what? Not anime.
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>>101698908
the new ones have that shitty 2D CG and move all the time
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I hope steam removes this cancer called greenlight.
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>>101698781

c ... can you hide them from your games library?

i don't want people to know
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>>101699014
Welcome to /a/! Shall I give you a tour?
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is this an otome game or an rpg? one of the screenshots is a giant scorpion battle
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>>101698781

Yes.

Can't wait for Maiden Rape Assault - Violent Semen Inferno to come out on Steam.
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>>101698781
I read that as "stream" instead of steam at first.
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>>101698940

>Playing VN
>Playing
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>no
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>>101698781
Couldn't you already get Higurashi off Steam months ago
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>2009
>now
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>>101698781
Why would i let people know i play VN´s?.
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But that shit was made by some weeabos or it's a genuine VN?
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>>101699122
do you even know what an otome game is?
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pretty cool
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>VN's becoming mainstream
pls no
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This is canadian - Not japanese
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>>101699247
You're missing the point.
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>>101699132
You're right, because no choices are made.
Fucking idiot.
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>>101699189
This.
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>>101699208
There's more made by gaijin but there's at least one Korean VN on Greenlight right now.

If the gaijin ones do well, Japanese games will probably follow.
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>That awful OP

Fuck this shit.
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>>101699100
>>101699189
>having friends autistic enough to browse your gaming library and dumb enough to care about the games you play
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VNs > video games
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I'm cooler.
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I wonder when they put that german VN in.
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>>101699385
You are also not japanese
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>>101699359
>having friends autistic enough to put KS in thier steam library and name it something like "cripplefuckersdelux"
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>>101699359
>Having friends at all.
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>>101699322

Wait you actually think moving a cursor to make choices is gameplay?

haha Let me laugh even harder at you.
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>>101699385
I love this game. Not even gonna lie.
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>>101699385
:^)
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>>101698781
Fading Hearts?

More like, Fading Farts.
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>>101699322
>What kind of books do you read?
>I play CYOA books.
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>>101699123
This
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>>101699450
I farted when i was reading this.
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>>101699425
Well steam friends aren't real friends.
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I play Violent Semen Inferno on Steam but name it *Half Life 3 exe* like the cool kids do it.
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>>101698781
Hopefully, JAST puts SG finds a way to get it on there. If Higurashi can get voted on, surely it can.
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>>101699427
gb2/v/
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>>101698891
>>101699048
Me too.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=197667538
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>>101699385
Fuck the chocolate event.
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so if I make a mediocre Ren'py VN and get it greenlit I can make real money now?

brb
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>>101699322
Although it is quite autistic to get upset about someone saying they are going to "play" a VN, I do have to agree that the term "reading" is probably more appropriate.
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>>101699427
>What is a text based RPG
You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, please stop typing.
They are on a fucking online video game store.
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Why would you want normals infesting the last frontier?
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>>101699322
>I make a choice to flip the page of a book!
>it instantly becomes a game!
You guys are beyond retarded.
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>>101699497
The difference is that 07th expansion/Ryukishi is a bro who gives shout outs to fan translators.

5pb. just opened their own new download service, MAGINO DRIVE. They might see Steam as competition.
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>>101699189
>having non /a/non steam friends

>>101698908
Baka ka?
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>>101699506
>that fucking art

good lord
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Steam is dead
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>>101699613
>>101699588
>>101699461
Unless you are reading fucking children books, I don't know what books have visual representation of the actions you choose.
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>>101699322
Nigger, you dont 'play' VNs, you read them, unless they have point n click elements then there is no gameplay bar picking a choice. I enjoy VNs, but honestly, they aren't video games, and shouldn't be judged as such.
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>Lots of shitty "western VNs" accepted
>Truly good VNs rejected
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>>101699611
It will never catch on because normals don't like reading.
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>>101699189

Seriously, why are grown men ashamed of their hobbies?
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>>101699656
Don't forget now mangagamer is providing digital downloads of untranslated Ryukishi works in association with witch hunt and spiderlilytranslations.
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>>101699506
>dat furry transformation
I screamed in terror.
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>>101699729
What are comic books.
What is manga. No, wait, it's a children book.
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>>101699594
>They are on a fucking online video game store.

Just look at all those games

http://store.steampowered.com/software/
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>>101699613
>>101699594
>>101699588
>>101699461
>>101699427
>>101699322
>>101699132

ITT: /a/ tries to be experts on what is classified as a video game
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>>101699613
>VNs have been rated by ESRB, PEGI, and CERO
>They've been recognized as games by game rating boards in North America, Europe, and Asia

You are beyond retarded.
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>No mention of Narcissu
Literally blew the fuck out of greenlight, and is going to hit free to play
It's going to draw a huge crowd of people to vn's, even if they only download it to test it since it's free
Steam sees this and then we're going full Jap
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>>101699848
>narcissu
Goddamn, Haeleth and insani would be proud if they were still alive to see this day.
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>>101699800
>>101699798
>>101699734
>>101699613
>>101699461

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_novel

Now realize how stupid you are.
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>>101699817
>ITT: /v/ tries to be experts on what is classified as a video game on /a/
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>>101699912
>Wikipedia.
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>>101699729
Do you know what VN stands for?
Got it? Good. Now look at the second word. What do you generally do with those?
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>>101699912

You know I was talking about gameplay, right? not them actually being considered games.
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>>101699933
>you
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>>101699848
I feel conflicted.
Narcissu was great and all, and I'm glad it's getting more recognition, but at the same time I don't want VNs coming to steam.
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>/a/ tries to talk about something
>/v/ catches wind of it and goes full metal autist
Every time.
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>>101699961
Stick my dick into them.
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>>101699405
Translation when?
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>>101699995
>Me
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>>101698781
VNs aren't the only Japan's gem that has found its way into Steam.
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>>101700002
Why?
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>>101698908
>now I can watch anime but without the animation!
So pretty much no difference then?
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>>101698781
>simulation

>>101699723
Be honest anon, when was the last time you ever played anything?
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>>101699992
Then I would agree with you.
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>>101698781
Great, now I will have to worry that some VN I'll get in the future will enforce steam on me like vidya do now.
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>>101699961
Would you say planescape isn't a videogame because there's a lot of reading involved?
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>>101700019
>tonight
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>>101698781
Who gives a shit when you got DOUBLE DRAGON NEON!

BROTACULAR!
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>>101699729
>>101699817
>>101699912
How autistic do you have to be that you have to put something under a certain genre instead of just moving on? How many VNs have you actually played?
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>>101699405
pls no, it was fucking horrible. It had the greasy, sweaty stink of bicycle sneat sniffers and future child abducters all over it.
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>>101700030

Not him but, casuals and normals, they tend to fuck everything they touch.
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>>101699961
"Visual novels are distinguished from other game types by their extremely minimal gameplay. Typically the majority of player interaction is limited to clicking to keep the text, graphics and sound moving (most recent games offer "play" or "fast-forward" toggles that make even this unnecessary)."

Oh, sorry, I forgot you were an expert on the matter.
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There's no fucking point. Almost no actual decent company will hop into the bandwagon. VNs will never get big in the west.
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>>101700072
>together
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>>101700066
It has more than JUST reading and choosing from options, it havs, you know, actual gameplay?
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>>101699405
You're an ass Haze.
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>>101700066
You missed the entire point of my post. VN is a visual NOVEL. It's in the fucking name.
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>>101700144
There are already pretty bad casualized visual novels, them getting on steam will bring more, but it will also encourage more gems, and get translations for great ones that never made it into english
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>>101700037
dota2 about 20minutes ago.
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>>101699611
>Americans
>reading
They can barely even read subs dude
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>>101700172
So?
A lot of VNs have gameplay too, Duel savior did, and even little busters had the baseball minigame.

>>101700203
And picture books consist of mostly pictures, that doesn't mean they're not books any more does it?
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>>101700203
No, its just a fucking text-based rpg that had a different name slapped onto it.
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>>101700037
TF2 three years ago
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>>101700205
VNs being in Steam in no way will make JAST speed up their translations, or convince Ixrec, or anyone on that matter, to translate Baldr Sky, for example.
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>>101698781
Sure, I'm going to pay 10€ to show my powerlevels to the world.
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>>101700203
Is Zork not a game?
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>>101700159
Good. I don't want casuals playing Ace Attorney games. Capcom would just make the games easy and add shitty topical humour and memes.
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>>101700292
>money isn't an incentive
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>>101699132
>being dumb

Both 'playing' and 'reading' is correct, I wouldn't classify all VNs as games though.
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>>101698980
S;G will never be on Steam. JAST tried, but it's just not feasible.

Other all-ages VNs will probably inevitably end up on Steam sooner or later, though. Too bad there are hardly any of those.
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>>101699110
VNs go on some combination of /jp/, /v/, and /vg/.
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>>101700243
But the majority of VNs DONT have gameplay, as I stated in a previous post, the VNs without gameplay aren't videogames, why do you insist on having to define them as such instead of just going to play/read another one?
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Whoa dude there's a ton of nerdlingers getting totally whipped up because of some retarded opinion one nerdlinger has. How utterly lame-o!
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>>101700334
Selecting choices is gameplay
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>>101700320
Money may be incentive, but in no way this will influence these things, because it simply won't grow big. There's a huge stigma against porn in the west. Western players are unable to understand that VN companies are forced to put porn in their stuff otherwise it simply won't sell.
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>>101700037
CK2 yesterday.
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>>101700243
I never said a VN isn't a game. I said using the term "reading" a VN is more appropriate than "playing" it because its primary driving force is reading, not playing.
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>>101699800
>http://store.steampowered.com/software/
Show me where is says "novels" or even "books".
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>>101700334
Why do you insist on trying to define them?
The fact of the matter is that they are video games.
You're the one whose trying to argue that the definition of a videogame is something so static. Bring me the definition of a videogame that's not being pulled out of your ass.
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>>101700379
So, if I put a choose your own adventure book into a pdf with clickable 'choices' would that make it a game? What about Kinetic Novels, where no actual choices are made?
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>>101700452
Just give them time. Steam Music is on the way.
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>>101700451
Well, I'll agree with that much.
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>>101700498
Yes and no, respectively
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>>101700498
Yes, it would become a text-based RPG.
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>45 minutes
>130 replies
Good lord, I didn't think you guys would actually care about this.
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>>101700037
MOO2 an hour ago. Best space strategy game ever.
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>>101700568
More of just some butthurt faggots.
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>>101700568
No decent series on Friday. We are bored.
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>>101700568
When /a/ and /v/ share the boards, you know a subject they are "knowledgeable" at would get more attention.
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>steam
Fucking disgusting. Meanwhile japanese VN get real releases. Settling for this shows they'll get away with it too.
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>>101700498
Choose your own adventure book are classified as 'gamebooks' so yeah I guess
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>>101700568
Nothing will stop the tide of angry nerds apparently. Not even GOTY 2014.
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>>101700633
It's funny because they claim to be "knowledgeable" towards a medium where they can't read even 5% of the works.
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>>101700012
Never, fucking krauts
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>Steam
Are you underage?
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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=221104834
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>>101698781

>Fading Hearts

>VN
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>>101700355
Fucking dweebs bro
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Apparently the guy who wrote Spice and Wolf also has one on there.
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>>101700568
People who care about this should understand that this has a really small chance of actually making an effect in the VN industry. Even if we get money as a motivation, the pain you have to go through to translate a VN is ridiculous. And most of the masterpiece works, even if they focus on the plot, still have a minimum amount of sex scenes, which will make it hard to put on steam. Cutting them off will imply having to modify scripts and even calling seyuus back to voice them. A trouble which most companies have no interest in going through.
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>>101699132
you are now aware the difference between last of us and uncharted from any visual novel is "interaction" between plot points
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>>101700663
I buy hard copies of VNs because it'll either help spark the market, or they'll just become that much more rare.

I've got an English hard copy of Ever17 that goes for hundreds of dollars now.
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>>101700894
>Cutting them off will imply having to modify scripts and even calling seyuus back to voice them. A trouble which most companies have no interest in going through.
Every VN worth reading is either Non-H or had an all-ages remake.
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Fuck this autistic argument, the only real winning move is not to play.

What VN's are you guys currently reading? What translations are you currently waiting for? What is your favourite VN you have played? Why are Kanji so fucking hard to learn jesus christ all I want to do is masturbate to delinquent lolis, fuck?

On my second route of Symphonic Rain currently, I skipped a fair deal of 'babbys first VNs' when I started with them, so I recently went back and read Narcissu and True Remembrance. I'm looking foreward to Subahibi to be translated, I've heard its pretty good, as well as waiting for F/HA to be finalised. My favourite is probably Maburabu.
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>>101700897
Fuck off retard.
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>>101699734
No one is saying that VN are video games.

However they are games, without the video part.

Got that?
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>>101700037
Fear a year ago.
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>>101700961
Do OELVN's count?
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>>101700894
Most big VNs already have all ages versions for consoles. The script rewriting and voice acting points wouldn't be a problem.
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>>101700961
I could have spoiled Symphonic rain for you

His girlfriend is dead and became the fairy, and tortalini is writing the letters. Also the rain is a delusion
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>>101701031
I choked up in tears during Lise's route.
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>>101700957
No, several VNs which are worth reading don't have all ages version. Only masterpieces which actually sold well end up having such versions. Just like in anime, you have works which are overshadowed and not recognized by people in general.
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>>101701031
>spoiler tags
Fucking hell, why can I never resist hovering over them.
I only say the first part of the second line, but I already figured his GF was dead after reading a previous spoiler about the rain being in protag-kuns mind only.
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>>101700961
Reading Chaos;Head, though my save got deleted when I reinstalled my OS, so I'm having to figure out which delusions I triggered and stop myself from skipping past them.

Waiting on Baldr Sky being translated. ;_;
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>>101701013
As long as they aren't shit
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>>101701079
Lise would have been better off without Chris at all, I really liked her too.


>>101701149
I'm sorry anon, I feel bad now.
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>>101701179
Ahahaha good luck waiting for that. It's stalled forever, son.
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/v/, you guys are not a bad bunch.
But come on, you have an entire board for bitching about Steam and lamenting its death even though you spend 10 hours a day logged into it.
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Jokes on you, I've been playing VNs on Steam for a while now.
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>>101701194
Its my fault, I knew it was an actual spoiler and I still couldn't resist.
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>>101701191
I'm following a few right now. The general on /vg/ a few interesting ones.
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>>101700961
Waiting on I/O, editing hell is suffering.
Favorite is SnK I'd say.
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>>101701263
I know how you feel, I've spoiled myself like that several times.

I just can't help myself, and there's nobody but yourself to blame
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>>101701272
*has a few
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>>101700961
Currently reading Flyable Heart. Planning on picking up Daitoshokan after that. So far I've been liking it very much, but mainly because of Max/Akira and that student council president who I forget the name every fucking time. Seems that after a few hours through it, I'm finally getting used to reading moege, so I guess this has been my biggest development so far regarding my reading skills in japanese. I'm currently in Minase's route, and plan on going through Kururi's and Akira's (not sure if she has a route or just a sex scene though). The heroines are pretty cute I guess but don't have any kind of "unique" vibe to them, except for maybe Yui, who is pretty similar to the MC in general (both of them love eating, etc.). I wish the days lasted a bit longer, since sometimes afternoon and night are completely skipped.
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>>101701249
As expected of cancer!
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>>101701287
Sharin was great, really need to replay all of ACBsoft2's works knowing the twists, but SnK definately pulled it's twists off much better than Maou did, yet its biggest drawback was a fair amount of sections where nothing happened.
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I/O's script's been finalized, it's just that there are a lot of bugs that need to be worked out.
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>>101700310
You can interact with Zork more than you will ever do in VN.
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>not playing Recettear 24/7
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>>101701387
Can you fuck cute animu girls in Zork?
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>>101698781
This is an American made VN. Wait until Higurashi gets translated and put on steam, then the VNs will come rolling in.
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>>101698781
>>>/v/

>>101699110
Fuck off cancer
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>>101700037
Borderlands 2 because a friend just got it and would like to team up.

WoW Daily.
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>>101701377
I liked most sol scenes in Sharin so I didn't mind as much but at points they really took a bit too long.
On the other hand, I found practially every twist in Maou so obvious, the whole thing just left me disappointed.
Anyway, looking forward to Loosefags next VN, whenever that might come out.
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>>101701481
Then you should start posting this in the best key girl threads.
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>>101701467
Then people can bitch about Ryukishi's art all over again.
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>Make huge post about the VN I'm reading
>Thread deleted
I guess I'll stay in the VN threads in other boards.
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>>101701547,1
Sometimes the shithead mods delete them, other times they don't give 2 shits.



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