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by Shii
Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

Well, to quote a post I just saw on 2channel:

498 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2005/10/09(日) 13:21:37
Wapanese are white people who call dating sims "ren'ai games" because ren'ai is Japanese.
by Shii
Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

The Megatokyo FAQ seems to infer that if it ain't Japanese, it just ain't right.
by Shii
Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

I don't expect more than a niche market, but the long tail can't just be chopped off. If video rental stores can sell Local Hero alongside National Treasure , then video game stores can sell less popular titles as well. edit: On Wikipedia, I decided to use the phrase "anime game" to describe ren'ai,...
by Shii
Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

Still, if it were like that, it may be that things could slip into another extreme - just like the "hated" sex-only games, this can lead to overglorifying of intellectual story-based games. Well, what's wrong with that? If you try to sell eroge as a genre to an American video game store, they would...
by Shii
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

I don't want to fold all eroge under the term of "dating sim" or "visual novel". Quite the opposite, in fact. Brave Soul and Viper Paradice should be hidden underneath the store counter, and CLANNAD (for instance) should be on display.
by Shii
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

It's the author's choice whether to have interactivity in the game. It makes it a different kind of story, but it isn't separate from a visual novel, the same (er, opposite) way Choose Your Own Adventure is still a sort of book.
by Shii
Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

A "dating sim" may technically be a Tokimeki Memorial kind of game, but it's used more often to mean any ren'ai game. And nobody would misinterpret you if you used it that way. That's not misinformed or overly vague; it's merely adapting the word used for the first widely known ren'ai game in the U....
by Shii
Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

It's funny, I thought "bishoujo game" and "gal game" were uninformed terms for "eroge", and "ren'ai game" was simply a misimported word for the proper English "dating sim", but I guess it's a bit more specific than that. I generally just refer to visual novels and eroge. I think visual novel should ...
by Shii
Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?
Replies: 33
Views: 12878

What's the difference between bishoujo, ren'ai, and dating?

I already know visual novel, kinetic novel, eroge, H game. Can someone tell me the difference between the following terms: - Bishoujo game - Ren'ai game - Dating simulation And has anyone ever seen the words "bishoujo" or "ren'ai" used to refer to dating sims by a Japanese person, in English? Thanks...
by Shii
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi?
Replies: 12
Views: 3594

Re: Hmm..

From what i heard, they aren't as popular now as they were in the Past in Japan. They pretty much reaching the end of the roads, but still have a secure place in the world. Yeah, the hit band in Japan today is Orange Range (o-ren-ji ren-ji). Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an awful, awful kids' show, but th...
by Shii
Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: New renai? titles announced
Replies: 19
Views: 4651

The haeleth forums call attention to: . Currently in Japan, “Kimi ga nozomu eien” and “Tukihime” have been made into many anime episodes and we’re sure that anime fans attuned to what is happening are dying to play the game that kicked off the craze these anime have created. Please be on the look ou...
by Shii
Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Freetype and renai.us
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: Freetype and renai.us

Taleweaver wrote:Hopefully, they'll notice we're alive. :)
Are they alive?
by Shii
Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Visual Novel USA
Replies: 35
Views: 8418

...Alright, I moved it somewhere else and it will stay there for however long that lasts.

(Nothing new by way of content.)
by Shii
Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Visual Novel USA
Replies: 35
Views: 8418

My hosting runs out in September (weird thing to say after just starting the page!), so if anyone wants to take my table and maintain it please let me know in the next few days.

You can have the reviews if you want, or throw them out-- no matter.
by Shii
Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: NEED HELP TO MAKE MY DATING SIM COMPLETED
Replies: 54
Views: 10610

1)what's wrong with MSN? (apart from the fact it's microsoft and has been hit with viruses...) I don't like it because it's Microsoft and they won't make a Linux version. Every other messenger has an official Linux client. But yeah, when it comes to instant messaging I use Jabber and would prefer e...