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July 19, 2014

Hime-hime Booking

This VN is a little trinklet for something like 4 hours, and I only bought because there was next to nothing else to buy at Google Play. And it's not Kanon for sure. Not only story-wise, but also the port to the platform is poorly done: if the OS restarts the app, you have to continue from the last save. Fine on a laptop, not so on a tablet. Also, fonts cannot be re-sized, and there's no easy playback (or not easily found).

Art, however, is pleasing to the eye, and the protagonist is voiced, which helps to compensate for terrible fonts.

UPDATE: I should probably make a greater emphasis on the art. Typical VNs before the recent wave of anime knock-offs (such as Toradora Portable) used to sport fairly ugly art. Their CGs were done with extremely unpleasant "computer sheen" on them, too. Hime-hime Booking is different in using 100% CG, but done in a better 2010 style: it's soft and pretty. It became especially striking at desktop resolution, when I parsed my screencap stash.

Here's a fragment, cropped to its natural resolution:

Tags: anime

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at 07:11 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Regarding Kanon - is the only version available in English a softened version?

Posted by: topmaker at July 20, 2014 09:32 AM (2yZsg)

2 I honestly do not know, sorry. I never had much interest in either pr0n or English versions. VNDB suggests that 18+ is exclusively on PC.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 20, 2014 12:50 PM (RqRa5)

3 I liked the series. Probably gained market share for Kleenex, but I survived. I was reading your posts about it and did not know if an English version of it could be found.

The pr0n aspect isn't that big a deal to me. I have only recently tried my first bishoujo game. I was planning on writing on it, but seriously, it didn't do a lot for me. What did work was finding the right path for the right outcome for the right character. From your posts, it seems like Kanon is a good vehicle for that.

Thanks for the link. I now have a path to follow, anyway.

Posted by: topmaker at July 20, 2014 01:22 PM (2yZsg)

4 All popular VNs for PC have English patches, which are rather easy to apply, most of the time.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 22, 2014 07:48 PM (RqRa5)

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