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#1 by realitymaker
2016-05-03 at 04:53
< report >It took around three to four days to finish reading it, and this is with skipping the original scenes from the previous game. I think the length might be over 50 hours this time.

The previous version wasn't as satisfying to me because I felt it was a bit open ended and a bit rushed during the Echigo and Takeda Arcs. This version changed some character introductions a bit and expanded on various in-between the arcs (such as Kensuke's stay at Asai). The flow of the story and ending is a lot better due to that.

Characters like Aoi, Yuuki, Shirayuki, Kuu, etc have more scenes as expected. I liked the new characters, though I wished Sadako actually had some more scenes or something. I don't recall even seeing her once after the arc that introduced her, while the rest of the characters were reoccurring.

There's a lot more special effects for fight scenes and special techniques.

The only other thing that I wished was that the Shin Koihime characters could have made more of a cameo than Nagi and Aisha at the beginning. There was a CG that showcased Rinrin, Sui, Tanpopo, Enya, and a grown-up Riri near the beginning that made me wished for more cameos.Last modified on 2016-05-03 at 07:21
#2 by theretrogoat
2016-05-19 at 21:22
< report >I'm kind of interested in this title. It looks fun, and I wouldn't complain if it got translated. Glad it got an 18+ version, too.
#3 by realitymaker
2016-05-19 at 23:06
< report >You were one of the group that was translating Shin Koihime, right? I'd recommend reading it if you enjoyed Shin Koihime since it has a similar style, and the cameos and mentions are fun to see. Kensuke is a better protagonist than Kazuto, though story-wise, he has to be better. If it does get a translation some day in the future (chances are slim to none admittedly), I'd hope they adapt X over the original. Though, I'm wondering what Kakumei is.
#4 by theretrogoat
2016-05-20 at 01:15
< report >Yes I am! I personally wouldn't be dead set against working on this, but I'm not speaking for the group there. BaseSon games are long as all hell, and it would probably be a huge task to do this. Especially since there are several other Koihime titles to do.

I'd be happy if MG decided to work on this. Can't remember the last BaseSon title they did. And no clue on Kakumei, as far as I can remember.
#5 by kiru
2016-05-20 at 09:48
< report >As far as I've heard this is like 60+ hours long for native Japanese people. So if you take that into account, it's probably around Rewrite or Fate/Stay Night length, to give a comparison. Nasty. A Fan-TL for that is probably not feasible and I doubt a professional release is very attractive either.Last modified on 2016-05-20 at 09:48
#6 by boukyaku
2016-05-20 at 10:52
< report >I was expecting chapter 16 to be towards the end of the game... Was a little surprised to find that I wasn't even half-way done, or even 1/3 done. I guess it followed history huh.

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Yeah, they added a ton. I started reading this May 1st (never read the uncompleted one) and can only devote so many hours per night... Bleh

The game feels endlessly long to me. If you properly read it then it's much, much, much, longer than 50 hours. There are also too many lines that just add nothing whatsoever. I also feel like I've read the same sentence at least 10 times. If it were not for this I would be enjoying the VN much more.

Maybe it'll get better but that's my stance as of now.
#7 by tyr
2016-05-20 at 11:43
< report >It seems they made finally a scene based on my fap towel.

Now I can finally use it how it's intended.
My immersion will be complete!

To both Suzuki Magoichis; here I come!
#8 by feirasan
2016-11-23 at 15:44
< report >What a liar.. Karasu say something in her H scene with her sister.. I bet they use same Voice Actress..
#9 by flamee
2016-11-28 at 07:29
< report >Took me 3 months to finish playing 2~~3 hours a night and i even skipped the loli's h scenes..
#10 by kiru
2016-11-28 at 14:07
< report >Was it fun? Because reading VNs shouldn't feel like work. Seems way too long though, if you ask me. But on the other hand, it does have a million characters... so maybe it's needed.
#11 by realitymaker
2016-11-28 at 20:28
< report >I'm a bit biased, but I enjoyed reading it, mainly because I liked all the characters. I haven't touched it since I finished it after release so I'm actually re-reading it again, few hours per night. I had the opposite reaction where I actually wanted more scenes for certain characters.
#12 by flamee
2016-12-01 at 04:35
< report >It was fun except for a few chapters with some chars that i didn't like, and i agree with the guy above about more scenes i especially wanted one with the four main wives xD too bad games with the theme ''poligamy'' is pretty rare =/Last modified on 2016-12-01 at 04:36
#13 by noirx
2019-02-21 at 03:23
< report >They should make spawns of this like what they're doing to the crappy Koihime XD

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