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by GLACIER
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Ar tonelico
Replies: 51
Views: 9966

Yeah I agree, ffxii's maps are boring. It also plays too much like an mmorpg. FFXII is a different type of game. As a fan of Western CRPGs, I really appreciated the large maps and seamless, combat-driven direction. Therefore, the convergence of Western and Japanese RPG design was a dream come true ...
by GLACIER
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Lucky Star
Replies: 35
Views: 6846

The original yonkoma was probably good, but hopefully, this is the last time KyoAni writes an original script. From what I understand, the 4koma was equally hit or miss with readers. Supposedly, the situational humor isn't amusing to many people besides hardcore otaku (the appeal is less about joke...
by GLACIER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popularity of bishoujo games
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

they are releasing this kind of games in really big amout.. what do you think? The market is puny next to mainstream video games, but yeah, there's tons of competition because of the low barriers to entry. I remember an insertcredit article saying how japan is afraid to try new stuff and thus stick...
by GLACIER
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Demos of commercial games?
Replies: 13
Views: 2898

So...anybody know where to get real demos? Yes , I've already been trying the sites that the full games are available to buy from and google ...so far , no luck. I'm interested in any demos but I'm especially interested in any demos of yaoi / shounen ai , bishounen , and yuri / shouji ai type games...
by GLACIER
Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Difference between Visual and Kinetic?
Replies: 9
Views: 3200

Visual Arts is a conglomerate of smaller studios working under the care of a larger company and engine Somewhat OT: Many brands are actually owned by Visual Art's with core staff being in-house employees of the latter. For instance, it has been made clear that Itaru Hinoue is a Visual Art's employe...
by GLACIER
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: {H} Shuffle!
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

In addition to the PC original, there's a non-adult version on PS2 with some new story content. Shuffle! is a hot-seller due to the appeal of the artwork and characters. However, player reception has been quite mixed with some people complaining about a short length and mediocre story (apparently ra...
by GLACIER
Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Wind
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

It's been a long time coming, but NNL's patch is finally out now. I'm only mildly interested in Wind, so there's no way I would actually buy the game. I've only put two or three hours into Wind. However, from what I've read so far, I wouldn't recommend buying the game, unless you happen to be an avi...
by GLACIER
Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Nodame Cantabile
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Yeah, I watched the first two episodes. It's being directed by the same guy who handled Honey and Clover (same target audience and production studio), hence the similarities.
by GLACIER
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Have there been dating-sim projects out there ?
Replies: 31
Views: 4882

Well I was actually thinking of "management" ones. As I said, like Tokimeki Memorial. It's mostly a stats game... almost an RPG in that sense. I'm not even sure we can say the "question/answer" phase is really a VN. It's really a quiz... except not a knowledge quiz but a personality/empathy quiz. S...
by GLACIER
Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A new kind of game...
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

That is a 'sound novel', I believe, which is a perfectly legitimate form of storytelling.
A sound novel actually includes background art. It's just missing character illustrations =)

Yeah, all these Japanese game classifications (sound novel, visual novel, ADV) are kinda pointless and strange.
by GLACIER
Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Final Fantasy Bishoujo Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

I had a look at the Final Fantasy Memorial demo once. iirc, it was actually a visual novel rather than a love sim. Nonetheless, the demo featured various FF characters in some kind of school setting (the characters were all wearing typical school uniforms. Perhaps this was a re-envisioning of that p...
by GLACIER
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Final Fantasy Bishoujo Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Bear in mind that bishoujo doesn't necessarily involve remance either. The main draw of the genre is the predominant emphasis on young and attractive girls in terms of artwork (therefore, something like Princess Maker might even apply). At any rate, I tend to agree with mikey's assessment on Final F...
by GLACIER
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: True Tears!
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

As far as I've been able to find out, Broccoli's gonna do it. So hopefully by the middle of next year, latest, we'll see an commercial English copy of the game. No, Broccoli co-developed the original Japanese game, which was released earlier this year. They're not releasing an English language vers...
by GLACIER
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Kanon remake
Replies: 15
Views: 4549

I haven't looked into it yet, but I've heard of it - still, I'd like to know why. Is it a new interpretation? A new path that's being turned into anime? There has been an anime before, and it's not like 50 years passed. IMO the show served its purpose, and if they indeed have something new to show,...
by GLACIER
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Wind
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

Any chance of summarizing the original official statements? I think they were already pulled by the time I check both websites... Haeleth's forum is a pretty good read, but I'm kinda scared to go find the Hongfire thread..... Any summaries on that too? (Wait, I can take a guess! PATCHPATCHPATCHPATC...