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#421 Post by N0UGHTS » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:11 pm

Got put off by the BL in [Enzai]? That's a shame... But just to let you know, there's more of a plot than the CGs suggest. XD

Not much experience with ADVs, eh... All right, I suggest [Kana: Little Sister]. You can get it off JAST USA, both download edition and in a box.
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#422 Post by VaanAshe » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:27 pm

N0UGHTS wrote:Got put off by the BL in [Enzai]? That's a shame... But just to let you know, there's more of a plot than the CGs suggest. XD
Yeah, see, I'm not kinda interested in that sort of thing (although the storyline seemed alright - it was just that I felt every decision lead to me getting into some sex scene with some random guy).

Anywho... *randomly wanders off to find out about Kana...*
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#423 Post by N0UGHTS » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:40 pm

VaanAshe wrote:it was just that I felt every decision lead to me getting into some sex scene with some random guy).
Random guy? Random, huh... You said you watched a friend (I'm guessing it's a girl; stuff for homosexual men is way different) play. So I'm guessing you didn't start the game from the very start, huh?

:laughs: It's as if you think the sex scenes are excessive. You have no idea, man. [Enzai] is an old (think computer years!) game. By today's standards, it needs a lot more CGs than it has. :laughs:

Kana is a little old, too, but I doubt you'll notice it since the only "new" ADVs you've played are two Phoenix Wright games (that guy is so awesome).
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#424 Post by monele » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:31 am

Is pointing a newcomer to hentai right away the right thing to do? ^^;... I mean, sure, Kana is way better than the usual stuff, but still :)

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#425 Post by Ren » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:40 am

monele wrote:Is pointing a newcomer to hentai right away the right thing to do? ^^;...
*pats Monele's shoulder*

Leave it to them, they're doing the right thing >:D
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#426 Post by monele » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:23 am

It's not that I don't dabble into some perverting-others myself, but I can't let a fellow Phoenix fan go down the drain ^^;. This is wrong! *slams table*. Aerrm...

VaanAshe : if you want something "clean", try Ever17 instead ^^

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#427 Post by Jake » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:58 am

N0UGHTS wrote: :laughs: It's as if you think the sex scenes are excessive. You have no idea, man.
Huh. I read it more as just "VaanAshe isn't interested in yaoi and/or porn" :P

Imagine if the conversation went "I watched Terminator and I like the idea of seeing stories played out as a bunch of moving pictures, but I kind of got put off by all the violence"; the response "maybe you should try Lord of the Rings instead" is hardly the most obvious one. It's still full of violence, it's just it's gritty fantasy violence instead of gritty sci-fi violence; it's not like all Hollywood movies fall somewhere on the fantasy-violence-to-sci-fi-violence spectrum. Maybe the person in question would be more interested in The Shawshank Redemption or When Harry Met Sally or something.

Visual novels aren't all about porn, in the same way as Hollywood movies aren't all about explosions. And really, the topic has been discussed here several times before - are all those sex scenes totally plot-necessary? Do they actually drive character development and plot points, or are they just there as a reward? I've not seen Enzai, so I have no idea, of course, but the more sex scenes you put into a story the harder it is to make them all actually important. There's a difference between a scene being not-random because it's excusable - that the protagonist has met this character and developed a relationship - and not-random because it's important, that the sex actually has a meaningful effect on the story.
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#428 Post by itoshi_kyoushi » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:43 am

Hi, I'm new. Also I recommend Narcissu.

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#429 Post by Kagami » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:18 pm

I've been visiting this forum and related sites for umm, at least over two years now, but apart from a couple of dumb questions I've been silent so far...
So, while not really new as such, I thought it might be time to make some kind of introduction. This decicion was no doubt fueled by my latest burst of interest in making another game, and the fact that I'll need help with it... :oops: but maybe I'll tell more about that later, in some other thread.

I'm not very enthusiastic about giving out personal information in the internet, but I guess I'll have to tell at least that I'm an adult female from Northen Europe. I've been interested in games from early age, starting making them way back with Commodore64. I've made couple of games (and a lot of experiments) with Ren'Py so far, and some with other game engines. Any finished works have been just for friends, though, mainly because I can't make decent graphics and so can't make a game I'd actually like to "publish" in any way to a larger audience. :(

I'll probably keep on lurking in shadows here until I have something to show from my project and I need help and/or feedback. :wink: No idea how long that'll take, but right now I'm quite enthusiastic about creating a game from a rather jumbled pile of ideas that I have, and Ren'Py is my engine of choice for that. For creating such a wonderful thing, PyTom is my hero.

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#430 Post by N0UGHTS » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:04 pm

Two years... Well, that's a heckuva lot longer than I've been here! And since you've made more games than I have (0), you probably have more experience... A lot more... Gee, your project's probably gonna lick mine badly! I look forward to hearing about it! :) And learning from it. :P
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#431 Post by TheAmazingPeanut » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:59 pm

"Ladies and gentlemen, behold, The Amazing Fighting... Peanut?"

Everyone can just call me Peanut. I'm an 18 year old seemingly average guy from Buffalo and creation of... pretty much anything encompasses most of my hobbies. I draw, I write, I build and paint model soldiers, and I play tabletop RPGs. However, since I got out of school about last year, I've been in a bit of a creative slump, so hopefully getting to know some of you and looking at your work will get my juices flowing again. I think one of my better works was a short story I wrote in my senior year of high school. The assignment was to write a descriptive piece about a garden, so I expected lots of pieces with peaceful, tranquil gardens like the Garden of Eden. I decided to do something different though... After looking through and grading the works, my teacher came across mine: a piece about a fantasy character fighting zombies in a depressing, plague ridden garden. Not only did I get an A for it, but I seriously squicked out my teacher, which is in itself a sufficient reward.

I never really wanted the tedium of having a website that hardly anyone would visit anyway, so I don't have one. Instead, I just keep my works either in my sketchbook or on my computer and, when I have something to upload, this is probably where it'll go first. My drawings are all in pencil since I have absolutely no clue how to use photoshop to make them better. I'd greatly appreciate it if there was someone who knows what they're doing that would color them for me. I'm usually on MSN messenger as theamazingfightingpeanut[at]hotmail[dot]com and usually prefer to talk in Messenger than over e-mail or PM. I've created a few original characters throughout my high school career and they often appear in my works in one form or another irrespective of genre. Some examples include:

Garret: A small, sickly boy with a penchant for being a shut in. Usually cast in Fantasy works as a wizard or alchemist, or in modern fiction as an otaku-type character. Usually older than he looks, though not by much. Dislikes waste and is sometimes a bit of a pack-rat. His hobby/job usually involves making something and when he makes something he usually doesn't settle for less than what he deems perfect with the given resources at hand. Has a deep connection with his works, even if they aren't perfect yet. He is shy and introverted, only being relaxed around those in his "inner circle", which consists of his family/roommates if he has any, and some people he meets online if the internet exists in the setting. If he has a preferred weapon, it's usually something suited for keeping his enemies at a distance, like a staff.

Jazmin: One of my very first characters, Jazmin is most of the time not human, so is usually cast in Fantasy or Sci-Fi works. She's often some sort of cat-person and has some personality traits to match. She is fiercely independent, sometimes a bit arrogant, flighty, whimsical, and usually tsundere-ish. Quick to deride others' incompetence, but usually not in the mood to do it herself unless she has to. Has a curious streak a mile long and loves trying things she hasn't done before, only about half of which she keeps doing. She often dislikes crowds. Sometimes comes across as a bit snooty and is not fond of authority figures, but grudgingly follows them if they are legitimate. If she thinks she can do a better job at leading however, she doesn't hesitate to tell them. Despite her flighty nature, she is fiercely loyal to those she considers true friends. If she has a preferred weapon, it's usually something she can get up-close and personal with, like a dagger or her own claws.

From what I've seen of everyone here, this seems like a pretty friendly place. I'm eager to get to work on writing my own project, but I won't object to being recruited to work on someone else's. I'm good at character design and am a passable writer if one of those is needed. I'd prefer not to work on coding though... It makes my brain hurt.

For the record, I am not very fond of mushrooms, am wearing blue plaid boxer shorts and, while certainly not fugly, I'm not sure if I'd call myself cute. Reasonably handsome maybe, but not cute.

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#432 Post by Aenakume » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:24 pm

TheAmazingPeanut wrote:"Ladies and gentlemen, behold, The Amazing Fighting... Peanut?"
Is... that a... peanut in a luchador mask?

That's so awesome.
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#433 Post by Keobas » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:43 pm

Hello Im Keobas

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#434 Post by Guest » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:19 pm

hey make anodr game ok

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#435 Post by Verity » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:20 am

Hello! I've been lurking around here and thought it was about time that I introduced myself. I'm Verity. I've always thought visual novels looked like an interesting method of storytelling ever since I heard about them—I'm really into both writing and drawing and programming, so it's a fun way to do a lot of things I like, and Ren'py makes it really easy. I'm already working on my first project, so I'm sure I'll be around asking a lot of questions soon enough :D

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