1. Post #1641
    "some of those dragon dildo designs are pretty cool"
    EcksDee's Avatar
    February 2007
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    It may be a good read but you have to look at some of the crappiest art I've ever seen. Seriously, it's like they didn't even try. They should have just printed some books or something.
    almost like the art matters at all
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  2. Post #1642
    tonks erryday
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    It may be a good read but you have to look at some of the crappiest art I've ever seen. Seriously, it's like they didn't even try. They should have just printed some books or something.
    It completely grew on me after 1-2 chapters.
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  3. Post #1643
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    January 2005
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    almost like the art matters at all
    Visual Novel
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  4. Post #1644
    tonks erryday
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    January 2005
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    Visual Novel
    Umineko is a sound novel, actually.

    They did remake it for the PS3 with HD graphics, vastly improved art and full character voices, but there's no port for the PC afaik.
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  5. Post #1645
    "some of those dragon dildo designs are pretty cool"
    EcksDee's Avatar
    February 2007
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    Umineko is a sound novel, actually.

    They did remake it for the PS3 with HD graphics, vastly improved art and full character voices, but there's no port for the PC afaik.


    want

    so, so want

    Edited:

    Visual Novel
    Doesn't mean the visuals have to be good.
    Plenty of good VNs with worse art than Umineko.

    edit:
    Wait what the fuck I don't want to argue with you ughughu
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  6. Post #1646
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    Umineko is a sound novel, actually.

    They did remake it for the PS3 with HD graphics, vastly improved art and full character voices, but there's no port for the PC afaik.
    Except it clearly has art. When I think of "sound novel" I think of an audio book.
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  7. Post #1647
    tonks erryday
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    January 2005
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    want

    so, so want
    Maybe someday it'll be ported. Chances are pretty small tho.

    In the meantime the current PC version is perfectly fine. You'll get used to the art fast.

    Wait what the fuck I don't want to argue with you ughughu
    shitshit we're being pulled towards chunky's black hole of arguments again
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  8. Post #1648
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    January 2005
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    Doesn't mean the visuals have to be good.
    Plenty of good VNs with worse art than Umineko.

    edit:
    Wait what the fuck I don't want to argue with you ughughu
    Then what's the point of having art at all if you're just going to half ass it? I would at least expect it to not look like it was drawn by children.

    Care to name a few?

    Edited:

    shitshit we're being pulled towards chunky's black hole of arguments again
    I'm sorry, but I think bad art is a perfectly valid complaint for a VISUAL novel. It's fair enough that there exists a version that fixes the problem but we won't be playing that one.
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  9. Post #1649
    Max
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    Higurashi has pretty crap art, but the story is great.

    Good art helps, but it isn't a necessity.
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  10. Post #1650
    "some of those dragon dildo designs are pretty cool"
    EcksDee's Avatar
    February 2007
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    Then what's the point of having art at all if you're just going to half ass it? I would at least expect it to not look like it was drawn by children.


    Care to name a few?
    Art in VNs, as I understand it, show the characters who are talking, show details which characterize them, and show their emotional state.
    From what I can tell, Umineko has done fine so far.


    True Remembrance and Kanon are two off the top of my head which I would say had less than average art.
    Yet it didn't bother me as I was reading them.

    Kanon is of course less "oh god the art is horrible" and more "oh god what were they thinking with these designs", but it fits.

    Edited:



    I'm sorry, but I think bad art is a perfectly valid complaint for a VISUAL novel. It's fair enough that there exists a version that fixes the problem but we won't be playing that one.
    well there's great video games without any videos in them, idunno.
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  11. Post #1651
    tonks erryday
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    January 2005
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    There's an incomplete PS3 art patch for Umineko floating around the net but it's not worth installing because it's incomplete. Hope they can finish it someday. I think they're still working on it

    Edited:

    I think Umineko with that art would lose part of its charm though, it would feel like an old awesome movie got a hollywood remake
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  12. Post #1652
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    It's called UmiTweak.
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  13. Post #1653
    You are an annual
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    want

    so, so want
    That's what the hd version looks like? oh my...
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  14. Post #1654
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    January 2005
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    I think Umineko with that art would lose part of its charm though, it would feel like an old awesome movie got a hollywood remake
    Implying all remakes are bad. It's more akin to the Kanon 2006 remake.

    Edited:

    That's what the hd version looks like? oh my...
    They actually look normal instead of like people shaped balloons, and look! Shading!
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  15. Post #1655
    Max
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    Implying all remakes are bad. It's more akin to the Kanon 2006 remake.

    Edited:



    They actually look normal instead of like people shaped balloons, and look! Shading!
    Wasn't Kanon 2006 the anime remake? There's only one visual novel

    Edited:

    Also the first Kanon was so horrible, the 2006 version is too good to be counted only as a remake.
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  16. Post #1656
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    January 2005
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    Wasn't Kanon 2006 the anime remake? There's only one visual novel
    Umm yeah, no shit. If your point is that they can't be compared than you're wrong. The fact that one is an anime and one isn't is totally irrelevant. The point is they both received a total visual remake and as such are directly comparable in that regard.
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  17. Post #1657
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    There's an incomplete PS3 art patch for Umineko floating around the net but it's not worth installing because it's incomplete. Hope they can finish it someday. I think they're still working on it

    Edited:

    I think Umineko with that art would lose part of its charm though, it would feel like an old awesome movie got a hollywood remake
    I'm not that bothered about the art from the PS3 port, I'm much more interested in the voice acting since all but a couple of the VAs put out pretty amazing performances for their characters.

    Very minor Spoilers ahead
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  18. Post #1658
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    January 2005
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    I'm not that bothered about the art from the PS3 port, I'm much more interested in the voice acting since all but a couple of the VAs put out pretty amazing performances for their characters.
    Holy fucking shit, IS THAT LIP SYNCING I SEE!?
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  19. Post #1659
    tonks erryday
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    January 2005
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    I'm not that bothered about the art from the PS3 port, I'm much more interested in the voice acting since all but a couple of the VAs put out pretty amazing performances for their characters.
    fyi, spoiler video.
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  20. Post #1660
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    January 2005
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    fyi, spoiler video.
    It's an official trailer.
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  21. Post #1661
    tonks erryday
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    January 2005
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    Implying some trailers don't contain spoilers

    I'm looking at you, hollywood.
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  22. Post #1662
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    January 2005
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    It's in Japanese so it's not like anyone here could understand it anyway. I had no fucking clue what was going on in that video beyond the fact that apparently somebody died and it looked there was some fighting or something. There is no context or timeline for anything shown.
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  23. Post #1663
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    fyi, spoiler video.
    Barely since its all in Jap and the couple of CGs you do see wouldn't spoiler past episode 1.

    Edited:

    Edited post anyways
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  24. Post #1664
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    February 2006
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    on the final act for Irina in MGiTP

    it is glorious
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  25. Post #1665
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    April 2008
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    So, now that I have 3 weeks off due to a strike, I shall start some visual novels.

    I was aiming for Umineko/Higurashi, but I don't know which I should start first. Any help?
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  26. Post #1666


    It's called UmiTweak.
    Aw George isn't fat anymore
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  27. Post #1667
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    So, now that I have 3 weeks off due to a strike, I shall start some visual novels.

    I was aiming for Umineko/Higurashi, but I don't know which I should start first. Any help?
    Their not connected, either is good.

    Although I'm gonna say umineko cause I'm huge fanboi.
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  28. Post #1668
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    Holy shit, that new Umineko art is a real step up.
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  29. Post #1669
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    February 2006
    15,262 Posts
    so while lonely in the tinychat (please come and make it less lonely) I finished Irina's route in MGiTP

    this game is amazing
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  30. Post #1670
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    August 2008
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    I decided to try reading a vn called Forest.

    I have no idea what's going, hoping that everything will clear up when I advance.
    According to this review this should be good.
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  31. Post #1671
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    maybe just a little

    Edited:

    wow I'm a dick

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  32. Post #1672
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    July 2005
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    "Shut up, titless."

    "⁀⍢⁀"
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  33. Post #1673
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    speaking of which, when are saki's seductive corrupting petals gonna engulf my pulsing man rod?

    Edited:

    fuck the fourth wall
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  34. Post #1674
    Going through G-Senjou

    Fucking shirts, how do they work?

    Edited:

    Wow I think the MC for G-Senjou wins the prize for the biggest piece of shit VN MC ever
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  35. Post #1675
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    no wonder this guy is a virgin, he doesn't have a wang

    Edited:

    seriously I just watched    incest    5 minutes ago, it's kinda silly to barbie this guy up now

    Edited:

    "If you cheat on me, I'll cut it off."

    this shit is filled with psychos and eunuchs
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  36. Post #1676
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    October 2005
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    Just played the MajiKoi Wanko route, and I think it's one of my preferred routes in any VN ever >_>

    (Excluding things like Umineko)
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  37. Post #1677
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    GIVE ME THE CHOCOLATE, YUUJI

    notice contains mild spoilers
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  38. Post #1678
    Max
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    GIVE ME THE CHOCOLATE, YUUJI

    notice contains mild spoilers
    also contains poop
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  39. Post #1679
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    August 2009
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    Wow I think the MC for G-Senjou wins the prize for the biggest piece of shit VN MC ever
    true route's gonna get you
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  40. Post #1680
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    The best way to play visual novels.
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