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I tried the Fading Hearts demo

November 27, 2009

Fading Hearts, the first-ever commercial original English non-ero bishoujo game has been released. For further info, check out the link.

Anyway, I tried the demo on the site and felt the urge to comment.

A screenshot showing some of the game’s pretty graphics and Rina’s submissive antics.

My overall reaction to Fading Hearts was that it raised a lot of questions.

Why is the game’s name mentioned 3 times in the main menu?
Why do these buttons beep all the time?
Why is there a random NVL segment about some knights?
Why is there no article in front of “bed”?
Why are the names so huge in the dialogue box?
Why is Claire a giant?
How can Rina get all sentimental in the middle of the classroom?
Why do they have a magical girl in this supposedly serious game?
Why is Sophia more attractive to me than Claire and Rina combined?
Why they made it so obvious who that womanizer is?
How was the protagonist able to start working at 12?
Why did the frog segment completely fail to move me?
Why does this thing keep throwing random bits of unconnected info at me?
What is bubble tea anyway?
Why does Claire frown if she is enjoying it?
Why are Claire and Rina so similar?
Why can’t I care for either of them?
Why can’t these girls do anything without a man?

This may sound like complaining, but those are all legitimate questions. I actually love thought-provoking games, but Fading Hearts so far didn’t answer a single one of my questions. Nonetheless, I felt the demo gave me something, and I have to mention the graphics are quite good apart from the huge size of Claire (which bothered me a lot). It also seems to be rather long, so maybe the questions will be answered in the final version – however, in my case, it did not leave excited but discouraged with all of its mysteries. Nonetheless it is a fresh breeze in the EVN industry, I assume, and you can buy it to support it, its makers and the whole idea of professional EVNs for 25$ 20$ in the address linked above.

A bit of this and that

January 28, 2008

Rena sprite lineart – complete.

With some stress and unfortunate happenings that some of you might have heard of, my writing inspiration has yet to recover. If things keep on going like this, I might have to delay Mura question arc’s completion. I’m very sorry for this… But I don’t want to force myself with the few last parts.

On the other hand, I joined the RenTarot project. I’m going to do two cards, the Hanged Man with Marliene and the Tower with Rosetta. Both of these beautiful characters are from Winter Shard, a game which I have to say you must play if you haven’t played it yet and aren’t afraid of dark stories. Myself, I adored it. It’s dark without being angsty, dramatic without being over-dramatic and the characters are very much lovable. Oh, I really should talk more about OELVNs… -creates a new category-

Anyway, this is a new challenge again, as drawing Tarot cards isn’t too easy. But this again will be a great practice, besides, I’ve always wanted to draw Marliene and Rosetta again ever since I completed a poor piece of fanart a year or so ago. Those two are nice to draw as well, even though I usually have trouble drawing other people’s characters. I would have wanted to draw more cards for RenTarot, but as slow and occupied as I am, I’ll be very glad if I manage to complete the two I’ve now promised to make. I’m wondering who’ll pick up the Nattsu trio (the Sun). If someone will, I’ll be quite interested and happy to see the result. ^^

Also, LemmaSoft turned 5-year-old last weekend. I’ve been going to the IRC channel for a longer time now and I love it, but we also had a voice chat on Friday, which was very much fun. It was really nice to hear everyone’s voices! My pronounciation wasn’t too good though and I was nervous and I spoke over other people, sorry for all those things. @_@; I wish we could have more voice chats, though it’s true that it won’t be nearly as exciting as it was if we begin to do it like every day.

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