Separating love route and NTR route

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#26 by Ileca
2022-05-02 at 05:12
< report >Physical bundles are, like any physical object, something that requires a lot of effort to be made. They are also well referenced objects worthy of being listed.
On the other hand, with digitally published data, you can do whatever you want with no effort. Any store can grab whatever fits their fancy and slap that stuff together. If we allowed digital bundles, we would be flooded with many steam/dlsite bundles that are created on a day to day basis for discount sake or other reasons.
#27 by pstevo123
2022-05-02 at 06:06
< report >@Ileca

The issue with the current setup is Alice Soft have said they are two different games, follow it's own story and the in game elements are different.
Outside of a two in one bundle pack sold in Japan every single site has these listed as two different titles except for here. It also seems most people who comment on this would rather see it follow the announcement and have this broken up into two titles.

Is it such a big issue to have them broken up? some people may only want to play one version as many do not like NTR but don't want to have a partial game listed as completed on their list.
#28 by KrSko
2022-05-02 at 06:42
< report >The storage size for each route has been released, Pure Love has 650MB while NTR has 600MB only. Damn, they're smaller than expected.

If using Haha Ranman as reference, Pure Love might have 5 pages worth of memory scenes while NTR is only 4 pages.

At this point, I fear the CG sets that we've see in the trailer and previews might already count as majority of them......Last modified on 2022-05-02 at 06:50
#29 by cubky
2022-05-02 at 06:52
< report >Its 4k JPY for both, why would you expect something long.
#30 by KrSko
2022-05-02 at 06:57
< report >Nuh I didn't expect them to be long judging by the price range, but I didn't expect to be that short either.
#31 by zxabwww
2022-05-11 at 05:46
< report >#28 I doubt that "Pure Love"/Netori Route has more CG than Netorare Route because the gameplay of "Pure Love"/Netori Route is kinda using some RPG mechanism. Maybe that's why that route needs more capacity than the other.
#32 by KrSko
2022-05-13 at 10:35
< report >#31 oh you're right, I didn't factor that into consideration. But it kinda sucks that international consumers won't be able to get the exclusive booklet and ASMR voice drama, the audio teaser was just so "healing".
#33 by shanks
2022-05-26 at 23:42
< report >Just saw all the CGs... honestly, it looks kinda okay/meeeh to me.
#34 by KrSko
2022-05-27 at 04:55
< report >I bought both routes, started with love route first and currently at 50%. Not much "rpg gameplay" but the love scenes are steamy as it should be. The rpg mechanic is pretty straightforward so that's okay i guess.
#35 by pstevo123
2022-05-27 at 06:13
< report >@34
I brought it also have yet to start it working on some backlog VNs.
But would be interesting to see your views on leaving the two titles as one entry or separating them once you have finished.
#36 by KrSko
2022-05-27 at 06:24
< report >#35 sure, I just finished the love route. I'll see if I can write up a review once I finished the NTR route as well.
#37 by usagi
2022-05-27 at 17:00
< report >I wonder why Alice Soft didn't try to sell the game in steam? Considering there isn't any lolies and there are lot of 18+ games in steam nowadays - I don't see a problem.
#38 by cubky
2022-05-27 at 17:42
< report >Probably blocked from Steam after Evenicle 2?
#39 by pstevo123
2022-05-27 at 17:44
< report >@37 Valve pull random bans and removes all the time, Only the bigger titles get noticed, They keep burning bridges with these companies,
I would rather it the other way, for these devs to stop releasing on Steam but the market is too large to miss out on that cash grab.Last modified on 2022-05-28 at 14:24
#40 by butterflygrrl
2022-05-27 at 20:18
< report >@38 can't be blocked or other games would be pulled. when valve deepsixes a dev they go hard. more likely fear and/or just not wanting to deal with the hoops. maybe they're testing out how well a non-steam release can work.
#41 by Ileca
2022-05-27 at 20:23
< report >They took the time to release it on as many Western stores as possible. However, no big store like itch.io or GOG (I was shocked to see r86205).
#42 by shinytentacool
2022-05-28 at 15:34
< report >I love this release method. It's cheaper than if both routes were sold togeher, and on top of that they did a NTR version and a normal person version. Imagine if all NTRge did that
#43 by cubky
2022-05-28 at 15:42
< report >#40 what other games? Didnt alicesoft only self-publish Evenicle 2 on Steam?
#44 by lucumo
2022-05-28 at 22:01
< report >The interesting part is that the English version on DLsite is DRM-free, while buyers of the Japanese and Chinese versions get screwed over.
#45 by butterflygrrl
2022-05-28 at 22:09
< report >#43 oh sorry i may have been mixed up, yeah you could be right then

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