No way Nitro+ is going anywhere. They're one of the few companies that were able to expand out of eroge (and VNs in general) successfully. As to whether they continue releasing those sorts of games into the future though, that's something else entirely.
Novectacle is a doujin group still, so I don't think the same concerns apply.
Members of the development team of Dies Irae Panthom are aiming to complete the game no matter what, and are asking other companies interested in the project to reach out to [email protected].
Writer Masashi Takada mentioned on Twitter that the team is going to struggle as much as they can to make the game happen, even if he could not promise that they will be successful.
The announcement continues explaining the development teams belonging to both Light and Campus are very talented, they will continue their work independently while holding onto their brands.
Campus’ sales are going to be handled by AKABEiSOFT2, and Koi-on se Piāche will be released regularly on April 26. Speaking of Light, the team behind the Silverio series (the main titles of which are Silverio Vendetta and Silverio Trinity) is currently preparing to work under another company to release the last game of the series next year.
That is a whole other beast that I feel like I need to bring to light in its own space, so when I finish the game and feel like I’ve seen it all, I’ll create a thread to discuss it.
More like the latter, if you ask me. I've taken screenshots of everything that I'll share and leave it up to interpretation once I finish the game.
That doesn't sound good. Probably a pass then, but please share when you're ready anyway. I didn't have particularly high hopes for this one, but I was hoping at least for a passable S;G clone. If the homophobic stuff is as bad as it sounds, you've saved me some moolah.
Well, that's not entirely true, they did release a lot of titles already - nearing 100 games on Steam. Is that not 'a lot' for you?Sekai Games Interview - Focused on Delivering Visual Novels to Consoles in the West - Noisy Pixel
The company that had a lot to say over the years and has yet have a lot to show.
Some of their digital stuff has been on hiatus for years (like the 2 monster otome games), but physically has been a huge disappointment... Only a small percent of their Kickstarters have been completed.
The problem is how long it's been porting them to Unity. All 3 of their originally announced LRG console games, have suffered from it. WEE had a graphic update and then changing to Unity, Fault I think was switching too, and Narcissu had a poll if people wanted the game now as-is, but over 70% decided to wait it out for the finalized, ported version.
Even if it was just "a nukige", I'd probably still play it since I like most genres.I was looking at the upcoming release schedule and... wow, July 26th is packed. There are four titles that I want to get my hands on:
- Ryuusei World Actor: Talked about it on last page. Day 1.
- Nukige Mitai na Shima ni Sunderu Watashi wa Dou Surya Ii Desu ka? 2: Don't be fooled by the stupid name and art, many people consider the original to be GOTY (story-wise) in 2018. Still haven't played it. There is a 1+2 Pack releasing on the same day so I will probably pick up that version. Might buy day 1.
- Ren'ai, Karichaimashita: Asa Project is known to release hilarious love comedy, and I love one of its earlier titles, Ren'ai 0 Kilometer. Not getting this on Day 1 but definitely picking it up in near future.
- Study § Steady: Great art so looks like a promising moege. Might pick up on day 1 for the pre-order goods.
I like playing nukige too, but people here probably have no interest in them lol. I know many people from other places are looking forward to playing Haha Ranman (hey it's made by Alicesoft) which is going to release on Apr 26th, and the premise and gameplay sound really interesting. Excited to read some impressions on the final product soon.Even if it was just "a nukige", I'd probably still play it since I like most genres.
Ryuusei World Actor which you recommended definitely feels like the highlight of the month to me outside of Alicesoft bias(yeah, it's a budget title), so I'll be mainly looking forwards to that.
I've been out of eroge news for a long time because I've been focusing on older works from the 80s-00s recently. Hearing voice-acting in an eroge again is going to be a trip. It's been awhile for me personally.
Hmm... I never got around to picking up v3, but now you have me interested. I guess it's never going on sale on Vita again, though. Do they still do sales on Vita? I don't even remember seeing one for ages.
If you enjoyed the first 2 games, I wouldn't hesitate buying V3. You don't need to play Ultra Despair. I heard it's pretty mediocre.
Oh boy, can't wait. I like it that videogames can still surprise me.
V3 is really a surprising game - even though, I must admit, I didn't like the first twist so much. That day I quit playing the game because of a bit of disappointment, then the following day of course I continued and it was absolutely worth it.
Surprised that so many people in the west want more A Kiss for the Petals. As far as I know, yuri are not popular in erogame market in Japan.
I recently finished V3 and enjoyed the final twist. Some folks misread it as more mean-spirited than it actually was, IMO.
Where do you live? If you don't mind going physical, amazon.it has it for 30€.
Can you link the review please?Speaking of Zanki Zero... just read a random review of it and am now worried about it.
Ironically, it was positive, but said that it definitely covers a lot of serious topics... which, if it’s anything like UDG, is going to be a mess of biting off way more than they can chew, and thinking they’re geniuses for doing it. And hearing that some of the stuff they thankfully removed for the English release was in the game to begin with sure doesn’t help me think they’ll handle it well.
I guess I’m too curious to see where the game goes to cancel my preorder, but I feel like it’s just going to be another UDG where I just get wildly frustrated by their inability to treat certain topics seriously, especially in relation to each other. Even if this time it’s really on me for trusting them to be entertaining again after V3...
Like, I can’t help but feel...
it’s going to have another thing like UDG pulled, where they handle a topic like sexual abuse of a child horribly with some gross jokey minigame shit, only to launch right into treating “MY PARENTS MADE ME STUDY SO HARD I HAD AN IV SO I COULD KEEP STUDYING” very seriously in the next chapter.
It wasn’t a formal review, just someone’s impressions alongside other VNs. It was vaguely spoilery and it came from Gematsu comments, so like... I have 0 idea what the reviewer is like as a person, so I think I’d rather not link it. The review you linked mentions the same things anyway.Can you link the review please?
I found this one.
I'm on the fence about buying the game too for exactly the same reason. The gravitas needed to deal with certain themes is something the DR series severely lacks. Shock value for the sake of shock value is terrible writing.It wasn’t a formal review, just someone’s impressions alongside other VNs. It was vaguely spoilery and it came from Gematsu comments, so like... I have 0 idea what the reviewer is like as a person, so I think I’d rather not link it. The review you linked mentions the same things anyway.
On that note- will say, skimming the review you linked, it doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence either. It mentions the same things as I said, and just seems to gloss over them to joke about fanservice and such... so not necessarily someone I’d trust, with no prior context, to discuss them well either.
we’ll see, I guess; worst case I’m paying them money to be annoyed by bad writing again, now with RPG bosses to be annoyed at too...