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Old 2008-06-23, 17:38
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How often do you guys replay VN's?

I've been trying to replay tsukihime but i realize i still remember a lot of the options and all of the endings. I can probably play through most of it like it was my first time, but off the top of my head i can remember a few options that would lead to an immediate deadend and that kinda puts me off.

Do you want a couple of months to replay it? or do some of you wait over a year?
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Old 2008-06-23, 18:06
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I expect opinions will diverge wildly on this one, but I never re-read any VNs (or books, for that matter). My limited spare time can usually more than adequately be filled with all the new and interesting stuff that's constantly coming out.
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Old 2008-06-23, 19:13
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I replay the occasional visual novel, but I don't replay the majority of mine. They just take too long to read through. I have, however, reread a couple of titles I particularly liked (and am rereading a couple now). My justification mainly being that, while there's a lot of eroge I haven't gotten to yet, the limit is more my personal disposable income than the amount of time I have. (I limit myself)
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Old 2008-06-23, 19:25
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Reading over a game, just like reading over a book, is different from the first time you read it. Sometimes you discover new things, and often much of the surprise and emotional attachment is gone because you already have a sense of how the story will go. Depending on your memory and personality, that might be enough for you to be satisfied, or not.

Sometimes, when I'm particularly tired and just want to relax, I'll flip through my stack of old saves of scenes from some of the games I leave installed on my computer, just like once in awhile I'll go flip through some books I've already read. Just long enough to replay a particular scene I liked, or maybe one whole scenario if I'm after a certain story, but that's it.

My backlog of games I want to play but have had time to is 30+ titles and growing, so spending too much time on one title isn't much of an option.
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Old 2008-06-23, 19:52
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I took a week of rec leave off last week and emptied out my backlog (which wasn't that full).
After rui wa tomo wo yobu comes out I'll look into some titles that look neat, like parfait (which has been near the top of erogamescape for ages; only reason I never got to it was because I disliked the character art), gunjou no sora wo koete, seven bridge, kono aozora ni yakusoku wo and maybe kira kira. That should easily keep me occupied for a while, considering that there's Interesting Stuff coming out in July. (5, LB! EX and.. there was something else, wasn't there?)]

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I can probably play through most of it like it was my first time, but off the top of my head i can remember a few options that would lead to an immediate deadend and that kinda puts me off.
Other people do things differently, but I very often walkthrough/spider the script when playing visual novels nowadays. They aren't games; I'm not going to pretend they are, and attempt to 'beat' them fairly. As a result, with the exception of interesting bad ends, I typically just skip them.

Good example is SWAN SONG - there's a lot of uninteresting bad ends in that, which you might as well avoid. There's also a pretty bad end (called the 'NORMAL END') which you absolutely _must_ see, because it's extremely awesome. Highly recommended for nakige lovers.
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Old 2008-06-23, 19:56
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For most games, no. But there are some notable exceptions. As mentioned, there are always new titles to be played. >_<

The soonest I'd ever replay a game would be a year.
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Old 2008-06-23, 20:39
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I occasionally re-read some of the shorter freeware titles, since they can be completed in a sitting. Otherwise, count me in with the others who have more stuff to play than time to dedicate to it. (Perhaps that will change now that I'm not a student anymore; at least for a while.) My average completion time for the average length translated novel is about three months. Even with the slow rate at which stuff gets translated, there's still a fair bit out there that I haven't read yet.
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Old 2008-06-23, 20:49
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I occasionally re-read some of the shorter freeware titles, since they can be completed in a sitting. Otherwise, count me in with the others who have more stuff to play than time to dedicate to it. (Perhaps that will change now that I'm not a student anymore; at least for a while.) My average completion time for the average length translated novel is about three months. Even with the slow rate at which stuff gets translated, there's still a fair bit out there that I haven't read yet.
I usually finish them in about a week (depending on length) for untranslated stuff, and 1-2 days for translated stuff, depending on how much time I get on those days (usually I can get 5-6 hours, or more with forgoing sleep, and a _lot_ more on weekends. In addition to the other projects I'm currently working on -_-)
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Old 2008-06-23, 21:04
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I think I reread a couple of the freeware titles. However, I don't normally reread, rewatch, or replay anything.
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Old 2008-06-23, 23:14
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Most of the time I only reread scenes (chapters for tomo kataoka's games). I think the only game I played (all the way through) twice is utawarerumono (and about 1 year in between). The warm and gentle atmosphere of that game is priceless XD

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There's also a pretty bad end (called the 'NORMAL END') which you absolutely _must_ see, because it's extremely awesome. Highly recommended for nakige lovers.
Oh! Oh! I might have to watch out for that. Thanks. But what do you mean by heavy-handed writing in SWAN SONG? How difficult is it if you compare it to ... say Cross Channel or December when there is no angel?
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Old 2008-06-23, 23:31
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