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by GLACIER
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: School Days anime [spoilers]
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: School Days anime [spoilers]

According to players, Ep. 11 deviates a lot from the original game, so that's something to consider. 1.) How on earth did Makoto end up with the loopy-haired girl? I didn't see it coming, though I knew she had a crush on him. Last time (episode 10), he was videotaped with Otome (his middle school fr...
by GLACIER
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Princess maker 2
Replies: 38
Views: 8440

Re: Princess maker 2

There are literally hundreds of games like this... in Japan that is. That's only if you consider the PC games market during the early to mid 90s. The love/life sim was definitely a visible genre then, although these games were still pretty niche. Nowadays, game developers have realized that they do...
by GLACIER
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Questions For Japanese Members
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: Some Questions For Japanese Members

The word "otaku" is a derisive insult to most Japanese people. It means a fanatic in general and doesn't have anything specific to do with anime or video games. You're right on both points. I think the negativity stems from how much the Japanese value social conformity. The word itself isn't deroga...
by GLACIER
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Galaxy angel in english.
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Re: Galaxy angel in english.

It also seems that most players don't want to read for lengthy periods of time (pure visual novels don't seem to interest them any more than hybrids). In story-driven games, text is usually presented through small chunks at a time (i.e. read through a conversation for a minute or two, run around, re...
by GLACIER
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Galaxy angel in english.
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

So this news from is fake? I found it on visualnews... Some of the stuff I summarized above came from this VisualNews article. The fake bits of info (which originated from a certain discussion forum and was somehow believed) are as follows: - the licensing of the entire trilogy (first game, Moonlit...
by GLACIER
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Galaxy angel in english.
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Unfortunately, the above Wikipedia quote is a combination of fake and real info. The only true facts are that: - an unnamed "Company O" licensed the first Galaxy Angel (PC) game for American release - said publisher underestimated the amount of translation required, so production couldn't proceed - ...
by GLACIER
Wed May 30, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: {H} Opinions on "A drug that makes you dream"
Replies: 40
Views: 11988

The Nekoko path was meh, although it ended in an interesting way, and quite sweet. But it felt alot like "errmmm we need a path, lets stick it in" Well, the three paths have completely different story focuses: Aeka = melodrama Mizuki = sex Nekoko = humor/character antics From my perspective, Aeka's...
by GLACIER
Thu May 24, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: All ages F/SN?
Replies: 27
Views: 6738

Realta Nua was WAY better then F/sn because they chopped out the misplaced eroscenes, cleaned up the script a whole bunch, added a shitload more character artwork, added extra CGs, and an extra bit to one scenario =P. Sounds good to me, although it'd take a hefty rewrite to fix the script. F/SN is ...
by GLACIER
Tue May 22, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: All ages F/SN?
Replies: 27
Views: 6738

F/SN must be eroge... there is no other way. PS2 version which is without eroge is probably bad. In Type-moon eroge was and will be important part of their games... each time they use it for story (just like in Tsukihime second part and Fate route) There's nowhere in the Fate route where explicit s...
by GLACIER
Fri May 11, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Why adapt to anime at all?
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

basically any of the best stories in anime could have been made as visual novels for a far cheaper cost...there would be less audience, true, but there shouldn't be any technical limitations anymore. For example, with action stories, you can make use of full animation such as what Overflow does. Wh...
by GLACIER
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Spring Season
Replies: 17
Views: 3807

So, I don't really get it... 2ch people thought Gurren sucked... and then someone from his staff tried to understand and did not (makes sense... I mean... 2ch...), and then they actually change the way it's done (@_@) and 2ch think it's even worse and the original director now steps back??... Uhh.....
by GLACIER
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: All ages F/SN?
Replies: 27
Views: 6738

150,000 copies is an incredible launch for a PS2 VN - far more impressive than any other title I can think of. Not even To Heart 2, Higurashi, or Utawarerumono came close. Fate/Hollow Ataraxia is only a fan disc. However, it sold very well because of the immense and lasting popularity of F/SN (which...
by GLACIER
Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: All ages F/SN?
Replies: 27
Views: 6738

They definitely could have gone further in terms of mature content. However, I suspect that Kadokawa probably wanted a 15+ rating.
by GLACIER
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: All ages F/SN?
Replies: 27
Views: 6738

Only the new PS2 version is all-ages.
by GLACIER
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Romeo x Juliet
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

If they are only borrowing from the original play the main themes (teenager tragic love story and death) why they don't create new names for the characters too and say only that the anime is lousely based on the play?? As with all of Japan's entertainment industries, the anime market has been conti...