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Post by TopgunUK on Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:25 pm

You made it through the Lacrosse arc.

Wear that as a badge of honour.
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Post by Wing on Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:43 am

TopgunUK wrote:You made it through the Lacrosse arc.

Wear that as a badge of honour.
It won't take away the pain. Unlimited/Alternative should help relieve it though.
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Post by saintcross on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:35 pm

I didn't think the Lacrosse stuff was particularly awful just uninteresting.

Still playing through Muv-Luv Ultimate - I know this is an eroge but aren't the pilot suits a bit of an overkill? at least they don't seem to be flesh coloured/transparent in Alternative.
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Post by TopgunUK on Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:34 pm

Yeah, the Fortified suits are irritating.

Especially in that colour.



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Post by saintcross on Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:37 am

Finished Muv-Luv Ultimate - certainly more serious than Extra although still retaining some of its silliness. It was pretty good overall, somewhat felt a bit shorter but that's most likely because I enjoyed it more than Extra.

p.s. Sumika was not missed in the least.

Now on the main event...
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Post by Wing on Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:52 am

saintcross wrote:Finished Muv-Luv Unlimited - certainly more serious than Extra although still retaining some of its silliness. It was pretty good overall, somewhat felt a bit shorter but that's most likely because I enjoyed it more than Extra.
It is shorter than Extra; that wasn't your imagination.

saintcross wrote:p.s. Sumika was not missed in the least.
How can you say that?! D:

saintcross wrote:Now on the main event...
Enjoy~
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Post by TopgunUK on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:11 am

When I saw him say that he thought Meiya's felt like the true route in Extra I knew he'd think that about Sumika's absence in Unlimited.

Sumika has a pretty vocal hatebase.

I hope he enjoys the amazing engrish in the intro.
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Post by saintcross on Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:27 pm

TopgunUK wrote:
I hope he enjoys the amazing engrish in the intro.
"Your image is a shit of static."

That was literally the greatest opening sequence of all time.
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Re: What Visual Novel Are You Currently Reading/Playing?

Post by saintcross on Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:28 am

Muv-Luv Infodump - just finished the coup d-etat part.

Can't find any walkthrough for this game D: ... but apparently this only has a single ending? I guess the choices doesn't really matter?

Also, I'd be totally fine if this game consisted of Wakamoto Norio making a speech for 60 hours Akawaii 
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Re: What Visual Novel Are You Currently Reading/Playing?

Post by TopgunUK on Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:46 am

Yeah, with Alternative you're pretty much just strapped in for the ride, any choices are superficial.

One route.
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Post by Wing on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:25 am

You still have a long way to go. Enjoy~

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Post by saintcross on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:47 pm

Muv-Luv Alternative... I hate this game now

Spoiler:



It happened TWICE!? Did it really have to be done in both worlds?  Marimo-chan ;_;

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻


sidenote: Alternative is actually making me like Sumika a bit.

Edit:

Of course right after saying that the roof falls on her...



Edit:

1 hour lecture on the history of TSFs and all I learned was they have bombs in their penis.

Edit:

Random theory:
Spoiler:
"Unit 00" is the same Sumika from the Extra world. She travelled through the parallel universe and became a casualty conductor because of her "strong will" or strong feelings for Takeru or whatever but she came in an earlier time. Maybe she remembered about what he told her about the BETA or she wrote it in her diary which triggered it or something?

Edit:

^ Well that was pretty off base haha


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Re: What Visual Novel Are You Currently Reading/Playing?

Post by saintcross on Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:46 pm

Muv Luv Alternative
Spoiler:
Now with tentacle grape flavour - I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry.
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Re: What Visual Novel Are You Currently Reading/Playing?

Post by TopgunUK on Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:34 am

A bit of both seems appropriate.
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Post by Wing on Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:17 pm

Those negative feels.
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Post by saintcross on Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:16 pm

Finished Muv-Luv Alternative - Well that was quite the experience.

Despite having somewhat of an unoriginal premise, its a very well written and it was amazing to see how certain aspects connected to each other, eliminating most, if not all plotholes that could be presented. The start was kind of boring since it was basically the entirety of Unlimited once again with some varying differences and the infodumping can sometimes be jarring but once the plot picks up it pretty much doesn't stop beating down your emotions with some genuinely shocking and disturbing twists.  

Although, the series main strength is the characters and their development. It was great to see the main character starting off as your typical whiny, dense and indecisive harem protagonist developing into a  heroic soldier with a hardened resolve.  The heroines were also for the most part plenty likable with master troll, Ayamine obviously being the best girl and pseudo tsundere, nagging extraordinaire, Class Rep being the worst dealwithit.jpg but honestly it was hard to really hate any of them after spending around 70-80 hours going through the entire trilogy, you pretty much get attached to them.

Spoiler:

I'm not entirely sure yet if I like the ending or not. On the one hand, Takeru really deserved it after all he's done and gone through in the Alternative world but it kind of sucked that a lot of his personal growth was rectonned and he was back to what he was like initially only his harem has increased significantly.

Also, isn't the Alternative world still kind of fucked? The BETA still do not consider the humans as life forms and they were clearly still not done with whatever resource they were trying to gather.

All in all, a superb visual novel, certainly the best one I've read/played so far.

Spoiler:
9/10, would tentacle rape.
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Post by saintcross on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:00 pm

Finished Yume Miru Kusuri -Aeka's route brought me insurmountable rage but it was somewhat alleviated by that very cathartic scene near the end concerning Nanjou/Antoinette. Aside from Aeka's route though the other two routes were pretty weak in comparison, especially Mizuki's, her reasoning pretty much just felt pretentious.

Although, I did like how the heroines had pretty much zero interactions with each other, it helped make their stories actually feel like separate entities.
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Post by saintcross on Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 am

Finished Saya no Uta - it was pretty decent, despite being predictable. It was interesting to see Fuminori's descent to madness even though I honestly was not rooting for him and Saya at all during the entirety of the story. The music and a lot of it's technical aspects were also pretty superb.
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Post by Wing on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:44 am

saintcross wrote:Finished Muv-Luv Alternative - Well that was quite the experience.

Despite having somewhat of an unoriginal premise, its a very well written and it was amazing to see how certain aspects connected to each other, eliminating most, if not all plotholes that could be presented. The start was kind of boring since it was basically the entirety of Unlimited once again with some varying differences and the infodumping can sometimes be jarring but once the plot picks up it pretty much doesn't stop beating down your emotions with some genuinely shocking and disturbing twists.  

Although, the series main strength is the characters and their development. It was great to see the main character starting off as your typical whiny, dense and indecisive harem protagonist developing into a  heroic soldier with a hardened resolve.  The heroines were also for the most part plenty likable with master troll, Ayamine obviously being the best girl and pseudo tsundere, nagging extraordinaire, Class Rep being the worst dealwithit.jpg but honestly it was hard to really hate any of them after spending around 70-80 hours going through the entire trilogy, you pretty much get attached to them.

Spoiler:

I'm not entirely sure yet if I like the ending or not. On the one hand, Takeru really deserved it after all he's done and gone through in the Alternative world but it kind of sucked that a lot of his personal growth was rectonned and he was back to what he was like initially only his harem has increased significantly.

Also, isn't the Alternative world still kind of fucked? The BETA still do not consider the humans as life forms and they were clearly still not done with whatever resource they were trying to gather.

All in all, a superb visual novel, certainly the best one I've read/played so far.

Spoiler:
9/10, would tentacle rape.
tl;dr - MLA is tits. Read it.

saintcross wrote:Finished Yume Miru Kusuri -Aeka's route brought me insurmountable rage but it was somewhat alleviated by that very cathartic scene near the end concerning Nanjou/Antoinette. Aside from Aeka's route though the other two routes were pretty weak in comparison, especially Mizuki's, her reasoning pretty much just felt pretentious.

Although, I did like how the heroines had pretty much zero interactions with each other, it helped make their stories actually feel like separate entities.
YMK was the first VN I read. FA recommended it as an introduction when I expressed interest in them. It's only above average in a few spots and some of the music and art is pretty nice. After a bit of looking back, it felt like it was a little incomplete. Like there was a missing "true" route or something. I'm probably just paranoid.

Also, it has a nekomimi heroine that snorts cocaine and thinks she's a fairy. It's worth reading for that, at the very least.

saintcross wrote:Finished Saya no Uta - it was pretty decent, despite being predictable. It was interesting to see Fuminori's descent to madness even though I honestly was not rooting for him and Saya at all during the entirety of the story. The music and a lot of it's technical aspects were also pretty superb.
I wouldn't say I rooted for them, but I certainly empathized. That made it more difficult for me to criticize them. It was a little predictable but it was executed really well.

I finally have a few days to relax so I'm gonna start the final route on F/SN. Only took me like two weeks to do so.
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Post by saintcross on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:41 am

Finished Swan Song I feel like the more I analyze this and think about the general premise the more I dislike it. It's was pretty slow at points and it basically plays out like a lot of major disaster/calamity stories not to mention, the protagonist were basically walking stereotypes, even when the game focused on their thoughts and inner monologues it didn't add much depth to their personalities.  I also didn't get the point of having a mentally disabled character, she was basically just there, she was never really the focus nor did she really add anything to the plot.

Also,
Spoiler:
so much rape...

It's weird that this vn didn't really show the gore and violence but it was pretty explicit with illustrating all the gang rape.


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Post by TopgunUK on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:10 pm

saintcross wrote:Finished Swan Song I feel like the more I analyze this and think about the general premise the more I dislike it. It's was pretty slow at points and it basically plays out like a lot of major disaster/calamity stories not to mention, the protagonist were basically walking stereotypes, even when the game focused on their thoughts and inner monologues it didn't add much depth to their personalities.  I also didn't get the point of having a mentally disabled character, she was basically just there, she was never really the focus nor did she really add anything to the plot.

Also,
Spoiler:
so much rape...

It's weird that this vn didn't really show the gore and violence but it was pretty explicit with illustrating all the gang rape.
Spoiler:
Don't forget necrophilia combined with premature ejaculation.

It did seem like it was going to be a lot better, and 2D said it was his favourite at the time so I was expecting more.
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Post by Revy on Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:08 pm

TopgunUK wrote:
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Don't forget necrophilia combined with premature ejaculation.
Maybe that's why it's his favourite.
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