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Unregistered
2009-07-22, 10:36
So, as the title says, is this game worth it? I'm a bit skeptical of erogamescape and also there's the whole editing thing (sounds like how CMX censored Tenjou Tenge) along with inserting jokes that weren't part of the original game into it (Americanization? I thought we were past this). I've also heard that the story is extremely slow and after experiencing Wind a breath of heart, well...you get the idea.

Unregistered
2009-07-22, 10:42
Jokes were left in accidentally since they were silly crap put in as a joke during the development of the game and were meant to be removed but they forgot. Whoops! They will release a patch for this.

The censorship is not nearly as bad as CMX but the response to it is just a frantic. It's not an issue though.

Unregistered
2009-07-22, 12:41
I really don't get what's so bad about the jokes.

And no one complains about them alternating between using Japanese honorifics, using different ones, or completely adapting the original text so there are no honorifics.

It's like everyone is complaining about the wrong things. Also, the censoring isn't as bad as everyone makes it seem.

So, yeah, the game is worth getting. The story is slow, but I think it's mainly about the comedy, since that's the kind of thing you'll be reading most of the time. It's not "THE BEST BISHOUJO GAME EVER" but it's really good.

NTX
2009-07-22, 13:23
Buy it; it's the best commercial game that's come out in a while (which might not be saying much, but hey). I haven't gotten any of the endings yet but assuming it'll get better and not worse, it's definitely worth your time.

zombi
2009-07-22, 14:07
Not one of the best ever but as far as VNs that have been licensed here it is very very high on my list of favorites. It has a very enjoyable story dealing a lot with the flaws of the characters while not being a constant assault of downers, not knowing enough japanese to play the original I don't know the extent of the jokes that weren't meant to be left in but it is quite common to change jokes between Japanese and English as they often just wont work in English. As far as the 3 edits to mitsuri they are minor and they saved her story which is more important.

If you judge slow by "more sex less story" this isn't for you though. Finding it hard to be mean to imouto types I have only gotten Mitsuri's path (despite her not being a fav of mine). Knowing what they took out I can say the only sex in that route was right at the beginning of the game with someone else and at the end so its not a which girl will I screw this game day type VN.

I am more of a story type so having liked parts of Wind and finding other parts slow and hard to get through without skipping text I can say I have not felt any of the latter effect yet and am actually not using the "skip previously read text" on my second play though. #3+ may require it for the beginning though.

Unregistered
2009-07-22, 14:18
Finished Family Project. And it was really, really average.

95% of the cast was completely unlike-able, the exceptions being Tsukasa himself and Hiroshi. The plot wasn't all that good, though it did have its moments. The resolution was either extremely stupid or doesn't resolve much at all, depending on which you take.

That said, I didn't hate it. It was interesting enough to keep me reading, but it never wowed me or made me experience any emotion at all, for that matter. The sad moments never affected me, and the 'intense' moments made me go ''meh''. Everything is pretty much forgettable.

Can somebody explain me why people hyped it so much? Because there's absolutely nothing special about it.

NTX
2009-07-22, 14:40
Can somebody explain me why people hyped it so much? Because there's absolutely nothing special about it.

Liked in Japan = hyped here

Unregistered
2009-07-22, 15:36
Finished Family Project. And it was really, really average.

95% of the cast was completely unlike-able, the exceptions being Tsukasa himself and Hiroshi. The plot wasn't all that good, though it did have its moments. The resolution was either extremely stupid or doesn't resolve much at all, depending on which you take.

That said, I didn't hate it. It was interesting enough to keep me reading, but it never wowed me or made me experience any emotion at all, for that matter. The sad moments never affected me, and the 'intense' moments made me go ''meh''. Everything is pretty much forgettable.

Can somebody explain me why people hyped it so much? Because there's absolutely nothing special about it.
cool copypasta from 4chan, bro

Asceai
2009-07-22, 16:25
So, as the title says, is this game worth it? I'm a bit skeptical of erogamescape and also there's the whole editing thing (sounds like how CMX censored Tenjou Tenge) along with inserting jokes that weren't part of the original game into it (Americanization? I thought we were past this). I've also heard that the story is extremely slow and after experiencing Wind a breath of heart, well...you get the idea.
nah, it's shit

Unregistered
2009-07-22, 20:13
Thanks, I'll save my money for Shuffle!, and considering that got its own anime while this doesn't I'm sure that's the better of the two

Asceai
2009-07-22, 20:56
Thanks, I'll save my money for Shuffle!, and considering that got its own anime while this doesn't I'm sure that's the better of the two

Good idea.

Unregistered
2009-07-23, 15:13
Haven't played Kazoku Keikaku, but Shuffle is a pretty shitty game. The story is just plain crap. Oh and just because it got an anime counterpart don't mean SHIT either.

But everyone still just LOVES Shuffle, don't they? People just love to judge a book by its cover.

Unregistered
2009-07-23, 18:07
Asceai's just messing with him.

Ayato
2009-07-23, 21:14
Well... I just spent my week doing Aoba's path. I did pretty well...

Except, it is F*SDDSKKKing long. I liked it, it was a worth while read, but nothing horribly special. I'm going to go back to reality before I continue any longer on Family project...
Or Crescendo.... or Kana... or Oblivion....
AW GAWD HARD DRIVE WIPES!!!!! Why didn't I back up my game files!? >.<

Asceai
2009-07-23, 21:53
Except, it is F*SDDSKKKing long.

Actually being serious this time, but why is everyone saying KazoKei is a long game? It's not! It's tiny! 1.83mb script! You could finish it in A DAY

Unregistered
2009-07-23, 23:49
I finished all the routes recently.

It's a pretty decent game. The common route is pretty long compared to other recently translated eroge, and the individual character routes were kind of short in comparison but that's to be expected. If I were to compare this to Kira Kira, all the character routes in Kazoku Keikaku are better than the routes in Kira Kira, with the exception being Kirari's normal ending (Don't go into this expecting a route to top Kirari normal end).

I enjoyed it. The music was nice and added a good touch to the dramatic moments. In fact, I don't think Kazoku Keikaku could have been as good as it is without the music, or any visual novel for that matter.

Translation wise... I found a lot of typo's near the end of the common route and the character. They kept translating "onii-san" as "onii-chan" when the voice clearly says the former, and even vice versa for some reason. In the beginning whenever Haruka (Chunhua) talks in Chinese, they kept it in romanji format. Then near the end, they translated things she said in Chinese into English. I suppose that's fine, but it kind of irked me when they translated "xie xie, guu guu" as "Thank you, onii-san" or whatever. I mean, it's accurate and all, but if they're going to start out with it not being translated, they should leave it that way. I'm not even going to bother going into the other issues, as I'm sure they've been addressed already.

Overall, great eroge I'd say. Almost makes me think that getting a family of my own would be possible. Almost.

Asceai
2009-07-24, 03:15
In the beginning whenever Haruka (Chunhua) talks in Chinese, they kept it in romanji format. Then near the end, they translated things she said in Chinese into English. I suppose that's fine, but it kind of irked me when they translated "xie xie, guu guu" as "Thank you, onii-san" or whatever. I mean, it's accurate and all, but if they're going to start out with it not being translated, they should leave it that way.

IIRC it was like this in the original anyway. Not romanised, of course, but in Chinese - and translated later on. Been a while since I've played it though.

Unregistered
2009-07-24, 12:18
Asceai's just messing with him.

I know he's messing with him because I already know his opinion about the game. My post was regarded to the guy who decided to save his cash for Shuffle because it has a measly little anime adaptation.

Ayato
2009-07-24, 20:49
Actually being serious this time, but why is everyone saying KazoKei is a long game? It's not! It's tiny! 1.83mb script! You could finish it in A DAY

24 full hours?
Well, I'll try that soon. I was focused on Aoba, but at the same time, I didn't want to treat Matsuri like total crap. (That in itself was hard. >.>)

But in all honesty, it really took me about a week to finish the galge. I dunno, I read through a few other VNs, and galge quickly, but this one was sort of long to me.

Oh, I must say I enjoyed the voice acting on Aoba, UNTIL this end...
I really don't enjoy all the high pitch cutesy voice anymore. It gets used way too much, which is why I wanted to go for Aoba. (That, and a few other reasons...) At the hentai scene, when she was moaning, and all, it was rather, different. High pitch... on Aoba!? o.0;;;

Asceai
2009-07-24, 21:30
24 full hours?

More like 20.
Like I said, short game!

Ayato
2009-07-25, 00:30
More like 20.
Like I said, short game!

Mhm.
I just play crescendo, and noticed the VA for Aoba and Kaori are the same... *drools*
hmmm....

*back to topic*
Yeah, I would clock it around 20. I spent about 4 hours a day... We will just say 5 days to make the magic number appear...

Lo and behold! Twenty hours!
That alone makes the game worth it. *nods*

NTX
2009-07-25, 09:52
The VA for Aoba sounds a lot like akiha from melty blood :x

MaccaSvenne
2009-07-25, 10:27
The VA for Aoba sounds a lot like akiha from melty blood :x
Not that strange, both characters are voice by Hitomi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitomi_(voice_actress)).
She's done quite a bit of stuff actually, as you can see HERE (http://gph.sakura.ne.jp/va_memo/system/vadb.cgi?action=view_ind&value=00003&namecode=5).

Ayato
2009-07-25, 17:50
Dude...
I am now on the hunt for these games.

koji_leo
2009-07-30, 00:04
G'damn
My copy just arrive today
I must believe KazoKei is a great game or my passion will be just meaningless ~__~

Ayato
2009-08-08, 19:42
G'damn
My copy just arrive today
I must believe KazoKei is a great game or my passion will be just meaningless ~__~

Then it is a great game!