Not very often I make this sort of post, but this game deserves it!
Kamidori isn’t just a visual novel, it’s a full-featured RPG that revolves around crafting (alchemy), with plenty of dungeons to explore too.
For those that don’t know, I struggle to play VNs, I enjoy them for a small time, then get bored of simply reading on screen text. I’d rather just read a book. However, this particular one has enough game elements to keep me entertained.
This was the first VN I played for a lengthy period of time, more over, it was in Japanese when I played it originally. Myself and another staff member liked the game so much, we made enquiries to translate this ourselves. Nothing came of it really, we didn’t have the translation resources for both this and our regular anime… however, I did get what I thought a random message from some guy on a forum claiming he was translating the game and it’d be out at the end of February 2012. I didn’t expect much of it to be perfectly honest. However, much to my joy, a few days ago, a full English patch for the game and it’s three expansions (appends) was released. Perhaps it was the same guy, perhaps it was coincidence, I don’t know, the usernames don’t match anyhow. Either way, the game is out in full English, so, it’s time to play!
There’s sex, of course there’s sex, and I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t what enticed me originally. However, being immersed in the world, I all but forgot about said sex until it happened. The game is so much more than simply hentai. If hentai isn’t your thing, play this game anyway and simply skip those scenes.
I noticed on the bakabt forums some random guy asking for this. So, I googled debinding, got the hair dryer out, dusted off my old scanner and got working. Hirano Katsuyuki is known for working on many games, most notably Record of Agarest War, and Cross Edge, however, he also works on some light novels. This book contains 160 pages of his art, and even an interview at the back (not translated). Convexity also very kindly translated the contents page, so you know where to skip to for your favourite game ^_^
The sleeve cover wasn’t scanned as it’s the same as page one, nor did I scan the back cover.
This guy really does draw some amazing women, and it makes me wanna play Agarest again!
EDIT: It appears the Agarest visual books haven’t been scanalated either, I’ll remedy that next month. I’ll also see if I can get my hands on the collector’s art book/post cards that came with the original game, I think I might be struggling with those though. Zero didn’t ship with any books, but does have some cards, so I’ll throw them in with the original games scans… if I can get hold of them.
D-EDIT: Collectors edition for the first game found, expect the 48-page artbook, and post cards from both collectors editions scanned sometime in the next couple of weeks.
Lands of Hope is a game I played many moons ago. It, and it’s predecessor are among the most in depth and open-ended games I have played. It allows for many things from crafting bows, to constructing dungeons, to breeding mythical beasts or even just grinding in true RPG style. It’s a browser game like no other I’ve played.
Yesterday saw Decius’s (the GM) next evolution appear in open beta form. Assuming it’s as addicting and fun as the previous two games, it’s sure to be great. Given it’s open beta, it’s not finished of course, but should give you a taste of what’s to come! If you’re a fan of RPGs or browser-based games and enjoy interacting with a mature and helpful community, you should give it a try! It even includes a mini card game.
About Phoenix Edition
Phoenix Edition is a re-imagining of the Forlorn Hope/Lands of Hope game franchise.
Events of LoH have been turned on their head with a cataclysmic event the catalyst for the direction the game heads in.
In Phoenix Edition all of the core systems have been rewritten yet the game is extremely easy to pickup and learn requiring no extensive learning curve or PHD in Gaming Sciences as some found the original LoH too hard to start.
New Players and Old alike will find something fun to play here!
While simple to pickup the game still features epic storytelling and plot devices to bring an enjoyable and lengthy playing experience.
The third batch of the Freezing Breakout game is now ready. “But Fibi, there was no third batch on the official site”. That’s right, this is our making, Patient Zero very kindly nuded the pics for us and we’ve created Freezing Breakout 03 from those.
The ball has a reduced size, the speed starts off slower than that of Breakout 02, but has a higher acceleration. There are also very few blocks to hit, so that adds an element of difficulty surprisingly. I’ve also reduced your balls to three.
Let me say it again in case you missed it.
This is the nude version.
Several of he characters have been up for a little while, but Cassie was added to the mix late, so wasn’t nuded with the original batch. She’s now joined the crew and their distaste for clothing. Cassie has also been added to Breakout 01 (Uniform) & 02 (Underwear). Her Breakout 02 version is unique from the other games too, in that it has two parts – as does the official version.
The second batch of the Breakout game is now ready. Taken directly from Freezing’s official site (freezing dot tv) and translated by umino. This is the underwear version, batch one was the uniform version.
This batch includes a hints page from some guy called Tatti who is a Breakout Master apparently. The only real difference other than a reward that involves less clothing is that the blocks around the breasts and panties require two hits as opposed to one and the ball is a little faster.
There is no nude/boobs version I’m afraid. If a gfx guy wants to make nude versions of the pics we have (preferably render them too, so I can apply different backgrounds) I’ll gladly make Freezing Breakout 3 myself.
I didn’t watch the anime, in fact I recall watching two eps and dropping it. There also seems to be a little too much loli in it for my liking. But, that aside, the game is supposed to be really good. Yesterday an official English translation was released, for those perverts among you, it’s uncensored hentai too. The game is an eroge with RPG aspects and a battle system (so I’m told, I’ve yet to progress that far).
Currently, the game has no voices, to licence the voices outside of Japan isn’t cheap, so a bargain was made. If 2,000 copies are sold, a voice patch will be made available.
So, you need to purchase the game, and immerse yourself in the romance of the three kingdoms, and maybe ‘slay’ a few hotties along the way. The game is very much 18+.
So, we here at Hiryuu wondered how we could improve your Freezing enjoyment. We already intend to the BDs, and our releases of said BDs should be pretty unique too. But also, while browsing the official Freezing website, I came across their flash game. I thought hey, it’d be fun to TL that and throw it on our website. The game is similar to breakout, or DX-ball.
So we did. There are two versions of this game, we have only TL’d the first version atm, umino is still working on the second. Harth has done a little editing on it too, but no formal editing has been done. This was a fun project more than anything, so it’s not gone through the same process as a TV show.
I had planned to rip the .swf file and replace the Japanese instructions (on the about tab) with English, however whenever I recompiled it wouldn’t work as intended. That said I can now happily create configuration files and various other games of a similar nature providing I have appropriate images (I may have made a test Hentai one for WsE… but I am committing to nothing!). The flash application also has the ability to keep track of high scores, I’ll work some cgi rankings board in at a later date.
The rewards for completing each character are the same as those on the official website, which tbh aren’t overly amazing. But, have fun any way ^_^ The game can be found under the funstuff menu, here.
In addition, I wanted to point out to those fans that are interested, you can get the vol05+ scans from For the Halibut, here.
We’ll release the second batch once the TLs are done.