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Katawa Shoujo - a dating sim. Kinda. (18)

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[color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]Couldn't find a thread...[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3][size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][i][b]Katawa Shoujo[/b][/i] is a [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bish%C5%8Djo"]bishōjo[/url]-style [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_novel"]visual novel[/url] by Four Leaf Studios that tells a story of a young man and five young women living with varying disabilities. The game uses a traditional text and sprite-based visual novel model with an ADV-style text box running on the [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%27Py"]Ren'Py[/url] visual novel engine. [/font][/size][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3][size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The majority of the story takes place at the fictional Yamaku High School for disabled children, located somewhere in modern Japan. Hisao Nakai, a normal boy, has his life turned upside down when a long-dormant [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_dysrhythmia"]Cardiac dysrhythmia[/url] forces him to move to a new school after a long hospitalization. Despite his difficulties, Hisao is able to find friends, and perhaps love.[/font][/size][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3][size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The gameplay of [i]Katawa Shoujo[/i] is choice-based, with the player reading through text and occasionally making decisions that impact events or dialogue within the story. Depending on the choices made by the player, the story branches into a path chronicling Hisao's developing relationship with one of the five heroines.[/font][/size][/size][/font][/color]

[size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Its also got Hentai in it..[/font][/size]

[size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Anyway, its apparently free so if you've got time to kill...[/font][/size]

[url="http://katawa-shoujo.com/"]http://katawa-shoujo.com/[/url]

Some more impresion...

[url="http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/01/10/impressions-katawa-shoujo/"]http://www.rockpaper...-katawa-shoujo/[/url]
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Leigh Alexander's article on it: [url="http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/01/28/wot-i-think-katawa-shoujo/"]http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/01/28/wot-i-think-katawa-shoujo/[/url]

It's a good read.
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[quote name='Gizamaluke' timestamp='1329612277' post='8450321']
For all those dudes who always wanted to seduce a mangaspaz.

Sheesh...
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I pos'ed this by accident instead of negging it. :(

Katawa Shoujo does sound like a game far more interesting to read about than play, which is a pity.
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Replace the title and setting in that review and you pretty much have a universal review for every "visual novel" out there..
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[quote name='Gique' timestamp='1329631058' post='8450397']
Replace the title and setting in that review and you pretty much have a universal review for every "visual novel" out there..
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Including Phoenix Wright?
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[quote name='tssk' timestamp='1329633107' post='8450403']
Including Phoenix Wright?
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He said "pretty much". I think that qualifies things enough, considering that you've picked one good example in a genre from which a few years' output will fill a dozen shelves with DVD-sized games (seriously, they're big business in Japan). The only other decent one I can think of is [i]Time Hollow[/i] for the DS, which wasn't up to Ace Attorney standards but wasn't completely shit either.
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It actually seems pretty good compared to any of the ones I've tried in the past. There's actually some form of artistic merit within it, which is actually suprising.
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Apparently so, no memes in sight yet though, I'll be honest it's kind of a shame it's a hentai as the opening is pretty interesting and we need more non-hentai visual novels!
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[quote name='Asura' timestamp='1329642755' post='8450453']


He said "pretty much". I think that qualifies things enough, considering that you've picked one good example in a genre from which a few years' output will fill a dozen shelves with DVD-sized games (seriously, they're big business in Japan). The only other decent one I can think of is [i]Time Hollow[/i] for the DS, which wasn't up to Ace Attorney standards but wasn't completely shit either.
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I meant the pc ones.. Fate stay night, chaos head etc....
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[quote name='Comrade' timestamp='1329660872' post='8450756']
This is basically made by 4chan, isn't it?
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No.

Unless you mean in the same way Consolevania could be said to have been "made by rllmuk".
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