ef - a tale of memories ~prologue~

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ef - a tale of memories ~prologue~

#1 Post by Ren » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:27 am

Have you seen this?I played it a bit, even though I didn't finish the demo(I can only play it a few minutes a day...) I already like it a lot!I admit that it's mostly due to the pretty pretty graphics and the menus, I love how the options pop up if you hover the mouse on the right corner of the text window.
And I think this is the first time I see a game that replays the characters' voices AND animations if you scroll back D:

Ooooh, the animations and expressions, don't even make me go there...</3

So, What do you think of it?I couldn't stop wondering if Ren'Py could make something like that while playing too...

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#2 Post by Vatina » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:07 am

I just love playing that demo - it looks wonderful. I wish I could do something like that, but alas.... :P
I would love to play the full game, but my japanese reading skills aren't that good yet <_<

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#3 Post by DaFool » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:40 am

It was great. Too bad it was NNL's last demo translation.
I was inspired by the techniques they used. Definitely doable, but going to be a pain using layers.

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#4 Post by Vatina » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:20 am

http://nnl1.com/ef/index.html - "2008.02.02. ef - the first tale translation project announced. ETA May 2008."

YES! Oh I hope so much that this is true ^^ (And that they will release a non-ero patch version, like they did with Wind.....)

Edit: Forget that, I just found the place in their FAQ that says that there won't be a non-ero choice >_< dang.

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#5 Post by Ren » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:08 pm

Yay, my birthday is in may!I actually thought they weren't planning to do the whole thing...silly me!

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#6 Post by Vatina » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:43 am

They weren't, but it looks like they changed their mind :)

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#7 Post by Otaku Dash » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:39 pm

OMG!!!! *Dances* THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!!!! =3

I'm a major fan of Ef, ever since I saw A Tale of memories... so far that I became a Midori Fan (as I'm also a Type-Moon fan... I bow to their greatness lol), so I was really looking foward to this ^^

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#8 Post by GLACIER » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:07 pm

They weren't, but it looks like they changed their mind
That's because someone else offered to translate (and proved that they were serious), while others from NNL's IRC channel were recruited to handle non-translation aspects.

NNL is taking on a supervisory role, which should be a big help.

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#9 Post by Guest » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:18 pm

Vatina wrote:http://nnl1.com/ef/index.html - "2008.02.02. ef - the first tale translation project announced. ETA May 2008."

YES! Oh I hope so much that this is true ^^ (And that they will release a non-ero patch version, like they did with Wind.....)

Edit: Forget that, I just found the place in their FAQ that says that there won't be a non-ero choice >_< dang.
You can't have a non-ero ef. The H scenes are part and parcel of the story; they aren't meaningless addons like the ones in wind were.

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#10 Post by Vatina » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:19 am

Who would have thought it?

There was a chapter 1 release!

Mind that it's not a patch but a standalone build. So I wonder if this means I'm linking to pirated stuff? o_O Hope I'm not doing anything wrong... if so, feel free to edit/delete.

Anyway, with all the drama, I actually think they made a clever move in not saying a word about it until now. At least they could finish it without people bugging them about it, and those who want it can get a nice surprise :P

I'm not sure if I'm going to play it yet.

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#11 Post by DaFool » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:47 am

How many is the print run, usually, I wonder... 5000 copies?

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#12 Post by Ren » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:52 am

Thanks for posting it, Vatina!

I'm not sure either if the post will be edited, but if I do play it and like it, I could buy the original copy and not feel too guilty about it (the presentation is nice enough that you'd drool over it even without understanding the dialogues, after all)?

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#13 Post by Asceai » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:14 am

DaFool wrote:How many is the print run, usually, I wonder... 5000 copies?
Not sure.. but ef -the first tale- was the 4th highest seller of 2006 (as recorded by getchu) and I find it very hard to believe Sengoku Rance (5th) was sold in a <5000-copy run.

EDIT: http://zepy.momotato.com/2007/03/01/ero ... year-2006/
Well, that gives a partial answer for TFT, at least.

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#14 Post by Vatina » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:38 am

I was just reading around on NNL's post about the translation and found this part:
We never intended to include the removal-of-ero-scenes option, but after seeing the disappointed reactions from some, we decided to include it anyway.
Yes! If that is true, then I'm playing this after all :P

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