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by GLACIER
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Hideo Kojima going to make LGBT visual novel?
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Hideo Kojima going to make LGBT visual novel?

Where do you get LGBT from?

They're just saying that they'd like to try something different from the otaku bait that dominates the genre - in short, an absence of strong moe or fujoshi appeal. I'd guess that it'll be a typical Kojima story with a more interactive adventure design.
by GLACIER
Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Shira Oka demo
Replies: 52
Views: 6646

Re: Shira Oka demo

I've only started the demo, but what I've seen looks promising. The basic presentation is nice, from the interface to the character posturing. However, the real draw is that this is a genuine love simulation...............it's a shameless Tokimeki Memorial clone, but we haven't seen anything like it...
by GLACIER
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Idea Factory Japan translating Otome games?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3628

Re: Not much good news

Yeah, it has been two years since I heard about Idea Factory's plan... and there has been neither good nor bad news. It's probably safe to say that nothing is happening on that front. The latest Idea Factory game in English is Trinity Universe, an RPG with characters from multiple series, published...
by GLACIER
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: How does an unofficial sequel become more popular?
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: How does an unofficial sequel become more popular?

'course, if I were a Square executive, I'd just wait for the game to be completed, then ask the design team if they minded if Square took the game and sold it. Chances are, they'd squee at the chance. The strange thing about Chrono is that it's the only property that has been aggressively protected...
by GLACIER
Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Love Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: Love Plus

It looks interesting.

However, I'm not sure if the virtual girlfriend design appeals to me. With only three characters, it could get old and tedious pretty fast, regardless of the bells and whistles they include.
by GLACIER
Mon May 11, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Sakura Taisen: So Long, My Love
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

Re: Sakura Taisen: So Long, My Love

On the other hand, NISA is not perfect. I've heard the company's localization errors made Ar Tonelico 2 crash during a fight with a bonus boss. Negligent testing (and the crash bugs remain unacknowledged....NISA simply ignored any inquiries) was only the tip of the iceberg. AT2 was just a poor job ...
by GLACIER
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Higashi no Eden/Eden of the East
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: Higashi no Eden/Eden of the East

Well I heard that the whole series is supposed to take place between 11 days. Yes, although that's probably because they crafted the show's structure around the approved length rather than the other way around. For the most part, Fuji TV (with regard to their noitaminA time slot) no longer allocate...
by GLACIER
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: al|together 2008 Day 6: LEAVEs
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

Re: al|together 2008 Day 6: LEAVEs

On the whole, I found the writing to be pretty strong. I guess my biggest gripe might be the occasional overuse of emotional hooks. For instance, the introduction is barely relevant ( especially the part about how special Matsuri was and how they were "unable to protect her". Indeed, that bit of tex...
by GLACIER
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: New VN Type DS Game: Time Hollow
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

Re: New VN Type DS Game: Time Hollow

the story makes up for it? The story is well told, but unambitious (forgettable children's anime fare). You won't find detailed narration or character development here, but it's a fun time waster. Expect to finish the game is around five hours. In a way, storytelling is a contrast to Hotel Dusk. Th...
by GLACIER
Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: To Clannad (or Key) fans
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: To Clannad (or Key) fans

Kanon was mostly fun. However, I dislike AIR and especially Clannad. With each iteration, the writers kept tacking on more unconvincing melodrama to force tears (often through something as inane as a curse, mysterious disease, or some other unexplainable phenomenon. They then have the characters she...
by GLACIER
Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Ever 17
Replies: 146
Views: 36917

Re: Ever 17

I don't think anyone needs to elaborate. The age rating is his personal suggestion (which also reflects what the Japanese rating board concluded), so whether or not others think this is warranted is irrelevant.
by GLACIER
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Ever 17
Replies: 146
Views: 36917

Re: Ever 17

KID's intellectual property was sold to Cyberfront during liquidation. I think some foreign publishers are already licensing games through that company.
by GLACIER
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Oplay goes live!
Replies: 14
Views: 4088

Re: Oplay goes live!

AFAIK, Higurashi differs in that it's non-interactive (what we might call a kinetic novel in the English-speaking community), so breaking each chapter down into small chunks would be simple. Whether that format makes any sense is another matter, of course. As a customer, I'm not fond of episodic con...
by GLACIER
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: アナタヲユルサナイ - I can't forgive you
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: アナタヲユルサナイ - I can't forgive you

IIRC, you play as a private detective who investigates extramarital affairs. There's some gimmicky control mechanic that's used to spy on suspects and record conversations.
by GLACIER
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: アナタヲユルサナイ - I can't forgive you
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: アナタヲユルサナイ - I can't forgive you

Yep. Iwadare also handled the Kimikiss soundtrack.

Anata wo Yurusanai was designed by an ex-Chun Soft developer, so I'll assume that it follows up on their style of games.