Posts Tagged ‘Visual Novel’

Support the localization of the Umineko PS3 port!

September 25, 2010

You can do so at both of these publisher forums:

Aksys Games: http://www.aksysgames.com/forums/topic/921
NISA: http://www.nisamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2293
Atlus: http://www.atlus.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7945

You can also show your support at the localization effort’s Facebook group:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117269321663650

I highly recommend showing your support at the NISA forum, as it’s become a huge movement there and registering for an account takes only a few minutes. All you need to do is vote that you’d like to see the game in the thread’s poll, but making a post wouldn’t hurt either. People are also working on making a strong argument for why it’s a financially sound idea for NISA to localize it, so if you have any good ideas that haven’t been mentioned in the thread, be sure to share them.

And while you’re there, why not voice your support for Toradora Portable? :3

http://www.nisamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=520

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Higurashi “Matsuribayashi-hen” Impressions

July 20, 2010

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So after waiting a few days on patches, I finished up Higurashi Kai with the final arc, Matsuribayashi. And as usual, I didn’t buy it because the price point was too high. I used someone else’s copy. Now we move on to the usual discussion of the arc, including MangaGamer’s handling of it.

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Higurashi: Matsuribayashi-hen is available for purchase

July 14, 2010

http://www.mangagamer.com/allages/Titles/Details/BD79879B-958F-4872-82A5-7ED519493010/higurashi-when-they-cry-kai-matsuribayashi

The usual. Not buying, too expensive (though they’ve dropped their prices a bit recently, this arc is still the usual price), will play someone else’s copy, expect a review after I read it which will be after patches come out.

Oh, and this is the final Kai arc, so everything by 07th Expansion except two arcs of Higurashi Rei is translated now. I’m hoping MG will pick up Rei and do the last two arcs as well, or that maybe the GameFAQs team that was working with Witch-Hunt on the Umineko Ep6 patch decides to pick it up. *Wink wink hint hint*

Higurashi “Minagoroshi-hen” Impressions

June 26, 2010

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I actually finished reading this a couple of days ago, but I decided to put some priority on other things. I guess I don’t love my occasional reader as much as I really freaking wanted to play a damn video game for once. Damn near burned myself out on VNs thanks to Fate/stay night.

Anyway, as usual, I didn’t buy it. Too expensive for my tastes. I used someone else’s copy.

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Now I’m Fate/stay night’d out.

June 19, 2010

More marathoning, but I didn’t keep track of how long it took me. Fate/stay night was far longer than I thought it would end up being. I don’t know exactly how long I spent reading it, but it had to be more days than I spent handling Tsukihime and all of its spin-offs together. It was probably 3 weeks given that I started reading it around the time Higurashi: Minagoroshi-hen came out. The in-game clock ended up being a little unreliable since it still counts when you’re sitting at the title screen or in the extras menus and I know I let the game sit there for an hour or two sometimes when I took breaks, but I’d estimate my final playtime at around 120-130 hours to finish all three routes, get all five endings, read Last Episode, get all bad endings, watch all three mini theaters, and read the unlockable bonus dojo scene. After that, I marthoned the entire anime in one day (having picked it up from Right Stuf on DVD). That’s unusual for me, since I usually don’t force myself to marathon a series longer than 12-14 episodes in a day.

Time for some quick impressions.

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Higurashi: Minagoroshi-hen is available for purchase

May 30, 2010

http://www.mangagamer.com/allages/Titles/Details/F7209547-1C0D-48C1-9AB4-E8AF30102799/higurashi-when-they-cry-kai-minagoroshi

And again, not buying, too expensive for the missing content, etc. Impressions after I read it, blah blah, but I have to finish Fate/stay night first and I dunno when that will be.

I’m Tsukihime’d out.

May 26, 2010

Another post, another crazy marathon of some kind. This time, it was Tsukihime, the popular series by Type-Moon. The schedule this time was as follows:

May 6 – Tsukihime – Arcueid
May 7 – Tsukihime – Arcueid
May 10 – Tsukihime – Ciel
May 11 – Tsukihime – Akiha
May 13 – Tsukihime – Hisui/Kohaku/Eclipse/Gag
May 14 – Tsukihime PLUS+DISC
May 15 – Kagetsu Tohya + FoT/ASftE
May 16 – Kagetsu Tohya + CM/NcSOS/Dawn/GlCs
May 17 – Kagetsu Tohya + TTFCG/HcII/RDG/Imo + SF + DDM
May 18 – Melty Blood (one story route + Shiki T Arcade), Melty Blood Re-ACT Final Tuned Story Mode + Arcade (Shiki T)
May 19 – Melty Blood Re-ACT Arcade (Len, Arcueid, Sacchin, Shiki N)
May 24 – Melty Blood Re-ACT Arcade (Hisui/Kohaku, Sion-N, Ciel, Akiha-N, Miyako, M-HISUI, Chaos, Walachia, R.Arcueid, Akiha-V, Sion-V, Kohaku, Hisui), Melty Blood Act Cadenza ver.B Arcade (Shiki T, Aoko, Miyako, Satsuki, Neko Arc, Kouma, Arcueid, Ciel)
May 25 – Melty Blood Act Cadenza Arcade (N.A.Chaos, Sion, Len, Hisui/Kohaku, Akiha, Chaos, Walachia, Shiki N, M-HISUI, R.Arcuied, Akiha-V, W.Len, Sion-V, Kohaku, Hisui, N.A.Chaos (Alt))
May 26 – Tsukihime anime

Three weeks on and off of Tsukihime content. I’d have loved to marathon it straight from beginning to end, but a lot of crap came up, so I didn’t really have the opportunity. Let’s get to my thoughts, shall we?

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Higurashi “Tsumihoroboshi-hen” (& first anime series) Impressions

May 2, 2010

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As usual, I didn’t buy it, I just used someone else’s copy. I’m not paying the ridiculous price MG is asking for it. So yeah, some bonus content this time as I comment on the first anime series as well, since the two match up to this point in the VN release.

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Higurashi: Tsumihoroboshi-hen is available for purchase

April 14, 2010

http://www.mangagamer.com/allages/Titles/Details/F661F06B-9BD8-49DB-BD54-2C8E5F232D36/higurashi-when-they-cry-kai-tsumihoroboshi

As usual, I won’t be buying given the high price tag and I’ll be using someone else’s copy. As good as Higurashi is and as much improvement as MangaGamer has made with their translation, it’s a hefty price tag for the amount of content, especially since they’re altering the soundtrack.

Anyway, as before, impressions will follow after I read it. I’ll be waiting on patches first.

Higurashi: Meakashi-hen is available for purchase

February 27, 2010

http://www.mangagamer.com/allages/Titles/Details/7BCE8E4C-425D-4FC7-AA99-ADB18DECE4BB/higurashi-when-they-cry-kai-meakashi

I won’t be buying it given the ridiculous price, so I’ll simply be reading someone else’s copy. Anyway, know you know, and knowing is half the battle, etc.