Originally Posted by b33r
I played 999 about a year ago, that led to zeros last reward, then kawata shoujo and dangonronpa. Then I tried a few others, but the one I loved the most was majikoi. I know some of the paths still need full translations, but that game cracked me up, just loved the characters. Will definitely play it again once the other paths are finished.
Is there anything else out there like majikoi?
Not perfect analogues, but Little Busters!, OsaDai, Kira☆Kira and maybe Comyu could be what you're looking for.
And now time for a completely irrelevant multi-faceted late night rant that covers a ton of topics.
. Fuck this game. It's a ton of fun but holy shit is it hard. Seinarukana is the sequel to Aselia the Eternal, and it feels like it's nearly twice as hard. Aselia was always hard (it required some out of the box thinking and was really fucking well designed, you should play it) and I had to learn to use more save slots than any other game I've ever played, but holy shit does it feel like they turned it up. There are some nice concessions (no instant game over if a key unit zeroes out, the whole squad has to die) but the first boss took me an hour of trial and error AND a walkthrough to figure out how to beat. My game clock is just over 8 hours (probably closer to ~11-12 with all the game overs I've gotten, and I've already used 35/50 save slots and I'm only in chapter 3/12. Not a problem, I only have to beat the game six times over to see all the endings. Hopefully it won't interfere with the seven other games I have active plays of, or the box of six I have pre-ordered on amiami, or the three I plan to buy...
On a happier note, along with Seinarukana and some other stuff, I wanted to be able to work on my backlog on the go, so I picked up a cheap Windows 8.1 32 bit tablet, and I'm here to tell you it's just about the greatest thing ever, and I highly recommend it. It's not perfect and I haven't really put the battery to the test yet, but it beats dealing with my 15" laptop. It probably can't handle any of Light's new stuff but it runs anything with a resolution of 720p or lower like a champ, and it looks great doing it. It's much less of a hassle than my vita for me, and a lot cheaper too since I don't have to buy games twice.
On the subject of Sekai and Kickstarter, if it's not well known that I didn't like Grisaia for a host of reasons (that I would be more than glad to discuss) it is now, so I'm probably sitting that one out, but considering the Clannad one. I asked a bunch of questions in the Reddit thread as a Sekai rep likes to hang out there, and I'm waiting for more info on the MABINOGI soundtrack and DRM, but I could very well be on board. I still want to see them deliver something first as I did back WEE, but that's not gonna show until mid next year. Not sure I'm willing to drop on it, but at the same time I want to support Key in particular.
Speaking of Key, they've been silent for quite some time now about the briefly publicized Angel Beats game, on which I have some interesting tidbits of info about that. There was some interesting, albeit rather buried news on the game way back at the Sekai panel where Clannad got announced, in that the scenario was supposed to be done by the start of September, but that there were various other things to take care of as well. The site still hasn't been updated, but of all things Dengeki G's magazine is getting some promo material for Angel Beats in the December issue, which makes me wonder if they're planning a relaunch there. G's isn't traditionally a PC/Eroge mag though, which also raises some questions, but I would expect to see more about some of that very shortly.
And on a final, more personal note, Hanasaki Workspring got a release date and Opening
(mostly SFW, very anime) today, and Silverio Vendetta recently got a PV and still has an incredibly badass site
(site swf [the warning is for god tier music], PV1 is not on the grounds of violent imagery). My wallet am cry.