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by south desert islander
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Do you play as same or opposite gender?
Replies: 229
Views: 27050

Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

When it comes down to it, I usually play male characters. I don't have a clear reason for it, but I guess I can just relate more as guy playing as a guy character. It's not an exclusive thing, I sometimes just go random and play female for no reason. I did that when playing Dragon Age II, and a few ...
by south desert islander
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diablo III - Who plays it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1097

Re: Diablo III - Who plays it?

Because of my year contract with Blizzard, I got the came for free. Playing it, I came in expecting more a dungeon crawl with various levels of dungeon diving. The game is solid, but the crawling mechanics make it feel shallow. I never had to go any deeper than 4 levels in any dungeon, so it felt to...
by south desert islander
Thu May 31, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magical Diary on Steam!
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Magical Diary on Steam!

Hanako definitely deserves it. I've been wondering why her games haven't gotten on Steam before this, seeing as how they are more gameplay oriented than most VNs. I've already bought Magical Diary, but I'm tempted to buy it again on Steam just to show my support of Valve embracing VNs. ... I am for...
by south desert islander
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Analogue: A Hate Story
Replies: 45
Views: 7714

Re: Analogue: A Hate Story

Game is now on Steam! Woah, the 1st renpy game on Steam ever I believe :shock: Yeah, I just saw it on Steam and about spit soda all over my screen. A VISUAL NOVEL on freaking Steam. This is a big deal folks. Congratulations to Christine for being the first to "set foot on the moon" as it were. I wa...
by south desert islander
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: That Cheap and Sacred Thing - Drama/Sci-fi
Replies: 335
Views: 131174

Re: That Cheap and Sacred Thing - Drama/Sci-fi

Well let's get this review off. Music: Decent but certainly nothing that drags it down or lifts it up. It did it's duty to set the tone for the story and I can't hate or love it. The ending music was perfect, I will say that. Graphics: Very well done, though some of the art felt mishmashed with diff...
by south desert islander
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese words
Replies: 37
Views: 1900

Re: Japanese words

I don't think I've heard "Fraeulein" used before, but maybe it's more popular in America. I agree that English translations don't need Japanese suffixes, but things like "mademoiselle" strike me as being sorta the same thing as "senpai" and the like. I don't think I've ever heard it used other than...
by south desert islander
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Country Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 4004

Re: Country Poll

US.
by south desert islander
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese words
Replies: 37
Views: 1900

Re: Japanese words

-Mademousselle (sp?) if you want more flair, Fraeulein in the same vein. Those two are French and German, I believe. It's French. The French-language equivalent of "miss" (ma = "my" + demoiselle = "little lady" or "my girl") Which is diffrent from Madam. Madam takes off from the French word Madame ...
by south desert islander
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much are you willing to pay for a game?
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: How much are you willing to pay for a game?

I think the average length of a game and the price should be related to each other. Though at a certain point you can't charge a 100 hour game for 100 bucks. If a game is five dollars and can run me for a few days, then it's a good buy. A 15 dollar game would be something around a week to two weeks ...
by south desert islander
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Race in Visual Novels
Replies: 24
Views: 1603

Re: Race in Visual Novels

I think that race in anything like video games, movies etc. Is not something to think too deep about. It is an element to consider but it's more of a minor one to think of, much like what car a person is driving. You could do a visual novel about cars and focus on that i.e. Chevy/Ford wars or the Ri...
by south desert islander
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: [NaNoRenO '11] Anton's Vacation {Episode Zero}
Replies: 30
Views: 13650

Re: [NaNoRenO '11] Anton's Vacation {Episode Zero}

I think Ellume is right on. I am not asking for the Sci-fi theme to be removed. I like it, just there was not enough for my inner sci-fi fanboy to shut up. You are on the right track. Sci-fi does not always have to be about epic star battles or laser guns. A slice of life like this can fit easily. I...
by south desert islander
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game character that infuriated you the most.
Replies: 24
Views: 1785

Re: Game character that infuriated you the most.

Mist from the Rune Factory games. That was one of the few women where I wanted to strangle out of sheer stupidity. The woman had nothing going for her and if did decide to marry her, she gives you a bag of flour for lunch....bah.
by south desert islander
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Languages!
Replies: 183
Views: 13508

Re: Languages!

1. American English
2.Latin Spanish (Three years of collective training and all I can recall is how to greet, ask for the bathroom and say what I like.)
3. Japanese ( Mix of self training and too much anime/J Drama subs. Nowhere close to speaking or even reading the stuff.)
by south desert islander
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: [NaNoRenO '11] Anton's Vacation {Episode Zero}
Replies: 30
Views: 13650

Re: [NaNoRenO '11] Anton's Vacation {Episode Zero}

So I finished this episode 0 with a bit of mix feelings. On one, hand I enjoyed the character developments and it gave a solid experience, yet several elements of the game just did not work well with each other. Namely the story itself and the music, which I will try to explain.. The overall story i...
by south desert islander
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Digital: A Love Story
Replies: 95
Views: 34874

Re: Digital: A Love Story

I have to say I am an hour into this game and must say it is very intresting. I never knew how the BBS worked back in the day. I came online around the 95 era and started on a windows 3.3. If what goes on the game is true for how it was to pass messages back in the day, that must have been quite the...