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1  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: JAST USA Licenses Steins;Gate Visual Novel in N. America on: April 22, 2014, 02:05:35 AM
There are really only two categories for VNs. Those that have porn, and ones that don't. Anything that doesn't get tossed into the all general ages bracket. I don't necessarily agree with it as some of these VNs deal with content that is definitely not "all ages" material. VNs get such a negative stigma for porn that the All Ages rating is flat out telling you there is none in it.

per Andrew's own explanation in the article, I'd say there are three categories.

1) nukige -- sex is front and center. It's the point of the game. It's the gaming equivalent of porn.
2) eroge -- sex happens. It can be seen as a "reward" of some kind, or just something that happens. It's the gaming equivalent of a Hollywood movie with a racy sex scene that includes nudity.
3) "all-ages" -- no nudity. Caveats noted elsewhere in the thread apply. :)

Nukige is just a subgene within Eroge though, just the most common thing that gets incensed and sold in the west cause it sells the best.
2  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: JAST USA Licenses Steins;Gate Visual Novel in N. America on: April 21, 2014, 06:16:55 PM
Frankly I find the idea that the editorial would use If My Heart Had Wings as an example of 'good' censorship completely ludicrous.  That game is absolutely censorship at its worst.  It's nothing like Mugen Souls where the cut content had little effect on the core game.  One of the character routes had to be re-written basically from scratch since the original story revolved around starting as sex friends and slowly transitioning into an actual relationship.  On top of that there are the total excesses pointed out by TiamatNM.  They really did edit things like kissing.  I mean, WTF?  Why?  It's estimated that about 50% of the CGs in the game were either cut or edited in some way.  Seriously, 50%. 

If MoeNovel wanted to release a 'clean' VN they really should have picked a different title to work with...

The editorial's defense of If My Heart Had Wings seems to be entirely based on pointed out that there are douchebags out there giving low metacritic scores to a game they haven't played.  Which might be true, but two wrongs do not make a right.  That in no way invalidates the legitimate criticisms that have been made about the game.  And the editorial doesn't even address these criticisms.  In fact it mostly just talks about games that didn't have ero content to start with...which doesn't have anything to do with censorship.  Being anti-censorship is not the same thing as advocating that all games have to have ero content.
It was so bad fans have started restore patch project to try and fix the damage.
3  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: JAST USA Licenses Steins;Gate Visual Novel in N. America on: April 20, 2014, 06:07:52 PM
There are really only two categories for VNs. Those that have porn, and ones that don't. Anything that doesn't get tossed into the all general ages bracket. I don't necessarily agree with it as some of these VNs deal with content that is definitely not "all ages" material. VNs get such a negative stigma for porn that the All Ages rating is flat out telling you there is none in it.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 07, 2014, 11:32:53 PM
I liked Working Designs translations. Gave the games  character and made them stand out.
5  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: March 25, 2014, 09:41:15 AM
Some of the better OC Remix rock arranges
Shadow of the Colossus Wanderer on the Offensive (Live Edit) OC ReMix
Final Fantasy 6 Seized with Fury OC ReMix
Mega Man X Light in the Fortress OC ReMix
sonic the Hedgehog Metamorphic Rock OC ReMix
Ducktales Harden the Duck Up! OC ReMix
Mega Man 3 The Passing of the Blue Crown
Final Fantasy 6 Terra in Black OC ReMix
6  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Flappy Bird MMO on: February 11, 2014, 05:22:38 PM
WTF is this? And why is it strangely addicting o_o
7  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: TESO Beta... on: February 10, 2014, 06:34:31 PM
edit: forgot about that nda :D
8  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: February 05, 2014, 10:23:35 PM
not really a big Sakuraba fan but I do usually like his moody pieces. despair
9  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: February 04, 2014, 05:51:36 PM
I've actually begun to think about cancelling my subscription. Just thinking about running more dungeons to reach myth cap again this week sounds incredibly tedious. Or running CT for more Onion gear. I could work on another class, but that's just more running through instanced dungeons or running around between the same six FATEs forever. And it certainly doesn't sound like 2.2 is going to add anything to break up the monotony of it all.

Maybe this just isn't the MMO for me. I started my character over in Guild Wars 2 and I'm falling in love with the game all over again. So yeah, don't know how much longer I'll be playing FFXIV.
I know how you feel. I am very quickly becoming one of those do coil, get myth capped/ct item then log out for the week players. Same ole, same ole every week is grating. Adding to the frustration is PFing  farming extremes which is like A random kick to the nuts , with a migraine on the side. Thank goodness i just need to farm Ifrit for 1 drop right now....you would be amazed by how many exp/ multiple win type groups that can't even make it to the last set of nails reliably.
10  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: January 30, 2014, 03:16:16 AM
Old Rag to this day still has one of the best soundtracks of any mmo
Labyrinth [Hidden Dungeon]
Plateau [Geffen Field]
You're in Ruins [St. Capitolina Abbey]
Not so far away
Theme of Prontera
Theme of Al de Baran
Aeon [Clock Tower]
11  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 29, 2014, 04:04:56 PM
well in Amaterasu  defense he never really wanted to do another harem manga after Love Hina to begin with but that is what the higher ups wanted. He gave them a big fu  by slowly turning the manga shounen.
12  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: January 26, 2014, 06:22:42 AM
Touhou Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil rock remix
Xi-ON - Scarlet Chain
13  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 25, 2014, 08:50:45 PM
I hate vertical progression too, but that's modern MMOs for you. Oh well.
It is also the reason most of them go ftp within a year. You can't make content fast enough to keep the player bases attention before the next shinny new mmo comes out. I hate that every mmo tries to take this WoW post Burning Crusade  approach, only to crash and burn, and  end up ftp cause they are not WoW. 
14  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 25, 2014, 07:20:44 PM
I am not really happy with half the stuff addressed in the live letter. It is extremely short sighted with no long term thought. I am happy with the lockout being taken away from coil 1-4 what I am not happy about is them nerfing it into the ground in order for it to be stuck on df. Turn 1-4 as is not really hard it just take coordination and t4 is nothing more the competency /gear check. T5 is the only real challenging turn. I can see why they would nerf T5.  They are giving us 6-9 and more extreme primals. Seems like the  direction SQ Enix is headed is constant gear resets and throwing us more of the same type content repeatedly. Yay for more vertical progression!  People were at able to down t1-5 in  Ilv 70 gear in an instance we were technically not supposed to be doing.  Unless t6-9 is ball to the walls hard people who already do 1-5 in current difficulty are  gonna have that on farm within a month, those new primal extremes within 3 days possibly less. What I really hope is 6-9 are actual raid content instead of glorified 8 man boss runs.  Of course the player base skill level as a whole already low enough  that the answer to everything is in PF "If i can't beat it raise Item lvl requirements, surely that will get it done!" What are these people gonna do when they hit t6 where there is no out gearing the content?
15  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 25, 2014, 03:54:00 PM
Our FC is anything but hardcore. most people in the FC are older and work. Most members do not log on until whatever time they are in primetime. I have played mmos for over 10 years and most guilds worth being in have some form of application/recruiting process. It serves as a check to see if you really want to join the guild. It also checks whether you meet or they meet your expectations in what you/they are looking for in a guild. Loyalty, people who went through the effort of going through the recruitment  process are less likely to guild hop. Serves as a form of quality  control to limit drama. You still get drama queens occasionally, but its far less then open anyone can join recruiting. As a whole Solaris is a close nit group where everyone pretty much gets along. and has very little drama. I am pretty sure Arliman wants to keep it that way.
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