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    Btw, great work on that first RP entry! You have quite a pleasant writing style I'm guessing that's from all the reading you do!
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    Glad to hear it!
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    So the murder mystery RP started! If you feel like it or want to get your mind off of things, just hop on in Some people have already written some stuff, so getting in shouldn't be too scary anymore.

    ANd yeah, if you want to, I'm always there to listen
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    When you put it that way, I understand. And I am really glad we have a variety of games to cater to people on different areas of that spectrum. But it seems like the "stupid plot, leave it out" camp is probably a vocal minority that nonetheless makes it seem like all games should have simple or non-existent plots to be enjoyable, while games that are more complete packages are mocked, which is stupid.

    I'm actually having high hopes for FFXV for this reason. I have no idea what it'll turn out like yet, but it really seems like they're putting great effort into the storyline, making it mature and realistic, and I'm pretty confident it will be good, while the gameplay looks fun and, most importantly, palatable for the mainstream, so perhaps that can break some of that trend?
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    But how can you unwind without a story that grips you? That's just so weird. people read books to unwind. They can wrap their heads around plots that are much more complex than pretty much all (or at least like 90%) of games. It's so werid. I think it's a matter of attitude, trends, etc.
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    Yeah. I never really got that "story versus gameplay" conflict. I hate how people complain that (Japanese) video game stories are too complicated, when they aren't, and this is actually my idea of a whole package - nice, deep gameplay and an engaging story and characters.

    I sometimes wonder if the general gaming community considers something else a good story. Take Child of Light, for example. It was a really cool game gameplay- and artstyle-wise, and the characters were endearing, if minimalistic, but the story really didn't stand out, as it was essentially a fairy tale with expected fairy tale simplicity and sensibilities. Which, again, is not a bad thing in its own right, but it was a bit too simplistic for my tastes. And the gaming public said what? Best story in an RPG ever. No needlessly convoluted plot twists. What the hell does "needlessly convoluted" even mean?
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    Not saying they aren't there In fact, most games I play do that. But the general consensus seems to be "video games are like porn - we expect the plot to be there, but it's just there to give you context because nobody comes into them expecting great stories"
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    Oh okay, that makes sense. Well you're usually pretty good about it so I wouldn't worry too much. Your fans will wait, I'm sure ;D
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    How's that? You seem to be keeping up with them pretty well!
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    Well I'm really liking If My Heart Had Wings so far. I'm still only on the first route though so that could change.
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Interesting Routes: Aqua

by Karifean on 11-30-2017 at 09:21 PM
There's something truly magical about Himawari that I didn't really realize back when I first read it but have come to appreciate about it more and more.

Himawari has an enforced reading order, something you don't see a lot in galge without a strong plot focus. However, like other visual novels such as Fate/Stay Night can use it to drive the plot and themes forward in parallel tales, so too does Himawari use it to give us ample

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru is now on Steam

by Karifean on 11-18-2017 at 01:57 AM
Well, at last, it happened. It's been a long time coming, Umineko Chiru is finally available for purchase on Steam, and alternatively MangaGamer's own website.

Umineko Chiru - Steam Store Page

This is the second half of Umineko of course, so if you haven't read the first half yet, you can get it here.

I've stated how much Umineko means to me many a time before,

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Little Busters! English Edition is now available!

by Karifean on 11-01-2017 at 04:36 PM
As of today, Little Busters! English Edition is available for purchase on Steam!

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The game is 20% off during its launch week, putting it at a respectable price of around half that of CLANNAD's, even though the two are quite similar in terms of sheer content value (though Little Busters contains

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Dies Irae Review

by Karifean on 08-03-2017 at 12:32 AM
Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ is a visual novel created by Light. It was one of the most renowned JP-only VNs before finally getting a localization in June of this year.

Come, gather and bear witness to my opera, now in the making.

Its script is the height of clichť, I am forced to admit. And yet...

Its actors are of the finest fold; beyond exquisite.

Thus, I believe you will find it enthralling.

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Updated 08-03-2017 at 01:58 PM by Karifean

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Umineko: Episode 4 Tea Party

by Karifean on 07-09-2017 at 08:57 PM
You talk too much. All you have to do is honestly say 'I'll kill you'.

For those that don't know, the climaxes of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 are my 3 favorite moments in Umineko (which also makes them my 3 favorite moments in fiction overall), all for their own individual reasons. I've been dying to talk about them for a while. I figured I'd start with the Episode 4 Tea Party, quite possibly the greatest example of Ryukishi's writing skill of them all.

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Updated 07-09-2017 at 09:08 PM by Karifean

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