Japanese Gaming Thread

Sorry now I almost feel like I’m spaming, but here’s another game I had on my wishlist that got on sale, 65%: Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen
This one is an RPG (edit: no it’s a a Visual Novel too, sorry)
It will be a while before I try it myself so I can’t post a review, but seems like people who have talked about playing it here on the forums liked it!

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I played the “successors”. They are not really RPGs, they are Visual Novels with a bit of gameplay. All the complaints about Digimon Survive and Triangle Strategy apply here.

Playing this in Japanese will be a tremoundous task, I was very exhausted even in English.

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YouTube recommended me this video and I thought it should be posted here

Haven’t watched it yet, but still, someome might find it useful

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Huge thanks for recomendation!
I’m currently playing it and find it nothing short of perfect!

And it has the dialog log too, so you could read the previous dialogues!

Another great thing about it is that it works in window mode which is great for looking up words on jisho.org!

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Glad you’re enjoying it! How do you find the difficulty level? Back when I posted that, I was still a pretty low level so seeing it now, I think my guess of N4 was probably way off the mark.

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Off the mark in what direction? I mean, if you were to rate it now, would you say it’s closer to N3 or to N5?
Personally, I think your initial rating was not wrong; in any case, the game is very easy to read, partly because the main character is a child and uses more simple language, but also because the text is given in small portions and because the game works in window mode so it’s easy to look things up.

Still, I’ve learnt quite a lot of words and quite a few kanji too. Also, it doesn’t have furigana, so I’d say it is at least N4.

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Oh, I see, well I haven’t played it since then, so I can’t really give a rating, but I was thinking it might’ve been harder than my initial rating. Well you’re the one who played it most recently and at a better level, so I’ll trust that N4 was pretty accurate then. Especially since you mention the simpler language.

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This is actually exactly what I’ve been looking for recently. Extremely helpful video!

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:eyes:

Just got it for free since PayPal sent me a coupon for the exact price. :innocent:

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Has anybody here tried to play the Live-A-Live game in Japanese? Game Gengo complained that it’s supposedly really hard at times, but that seemed to mainly apply to the Edo Japan and Ancient China chapters (obviously). I assume the other chapters are easier? I don’t know if I want to get into that in Japanese now or just … enjoy the game :wink:

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If I wanted I could play all video games in japanese. Playing games in japanese is not that hard but I am too lazy to actually do that. Of course I have some video games which are japanese only therefore I will have to play them in japanese. Should I see a video game I want to play and it’s japanese only I will buy it. In the future I plan to play two third of video games in japanese the rest in english. Visual novels I only buy in japanese now. I will finish the ones I have in english but I won’t buy translated visual novels any more.

No I don’t see playing video games as a study tool most video games are too easy for that. The average difficulty of a video games is around N3 level. Visual novels I think are pretty awesome for learning japanese and you can use them for sentence mining. The difficulty is similar to books some are even harder than an average book.

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