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Old 2010-09-06, 14:36
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I never got why Chunsoft games (including 999) don't go on erogamescape. Surely they're at least as much of a VN/eroge as, say, Touhou games are.
Maybe they just don't want to put too many non-PC games there.
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Old 2010-09-06, 21:14
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Aksys Games will bring Steins;Gate to the Western Market if their DS game 999 sells well. Go - buy it - now!

999 Demo – http://www.aksysgames.com/999/pages/demo
Somehow the existance of this game completely went over my head.

Looks really nice. Must get when it is out...
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Most of all, it's the superior writing. This route focuses more on Rena, and though she is not my favourite character I'm enjoying it a lot more than the route that did focus on my favourite. In some previous chapters it just felt like you were sometimes wasting time before Watanagashi, it dragged a little, but in this chapter I've enjoyed every bit of Ryukishi's writing.

I hope it keeps up through the last two chapters.
Aha, now that's interesting. Wasn't EP6 of Umineko also considered a step up in terms of writing? Or maybe the translation just improved. Are you playing MG's version, or the original?
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Aha, now that's interesting. Wasn't EP6 of Umineko also considered a step up in terms of writing? Or maybe the translation just improved. Are you playing MG's version, or the original?
I am playing MG version. I don't think it's just the translation, I felt the previous chapters had too much uninteresting text that made it a bit too long between interesting points. I don't think it would matter whether this redundant text was better translated, that wouldn't make it more interesting.

Tsumihoroboshi is one of the few VNs where I felt every line really added to the story.

It is interesting that EP6 of Umineko is considered a step up, since this is EP6 of Higurashi. I wonder why 6 seems to be R07's lucky number. Maybe it's when he's writing EP6 is when the professional reviews of the question arc compilations come in and he responds to that?
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The favorite episodes of Umineko tend to be Ep. 3 and 4.

As for padded, uninteresting text, that's just Ryukishi07's style. Wait until you get to Higurashi Ep. 7, which I consider the worst offender of the series.
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I am playing MG version. I don't think it's just the translation, I felt the previous chapters had too much uninteresting text that made it a bit too long between interesting points. I don't think it would matter whether this redundant text was better translated, that wouldn't make it more interesting.

Tsumihoroboshi is one of the few VNs where I felt every line really added to the story.

It is interesting that EP6 of Umineko is considered a step up, since this is EP6 of Higurashi. I wonder why 6 seems to be R07's lucky number. Maybe it's when he's writing EP6 is when the professional reviews of the question arc compilations come in and he responds to that?
Personally I enjoyed Meakashi more than Tsumihoroboshi, although I do concede that the final parts of Tsumihoroboshi were excellent. I wonder if people liked Watanagashi more than the other chapters in the question arc...
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Watanagashi was my favorite Higurashi chapter. I thought it was a huge jump in quality from Onikakushi, though all of the following chapters (save for maybe Himatsubushi) did a great job of maintaining that increased quality.

And I have to say that I didn't think Higurashi had a significant amount of uninteresting text, though it's a major problem in Umineko.
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Old 2010-09-08, 02:53
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Watanagashi was my favourite too. I loved Higurashi as a whole but did not particularly like Kai.
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Old 2010-09-08, 05:58
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My favorite was Meakashi, followed close by Onikakushi. Watanagashi was the one I like least of the three first, and overall I like more the questions arc than Kai.
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For the question arcs I liked Tatarigoroshi > Himatsubushi > Watanagashi > Onikakushi.
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I never got why Chunsoft games (including 999) don't go on erogamescape. Surely they're at least as much of a VN/eroge as, say, Touhou games are.
http://erogamescape.dyndns.org/~ap2/...php?game=13501
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What the..

That's the only CHUNSOFT game listed on EGS too. How bizarre..
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