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girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


That final puzzle not even doing anything to change the plot is the biggest dick move. :nallears:

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King of Bleh
Mar 2, 2007

A kingdom of rats.


This was a clear violation of golden rule of tag, "no tag backs."

StrangeAeon
Jul 11, 2011


Y'know, I have to wonder if Shin/Sou's odds of survival were 0% because any time he thinks he's in danger, he turns into a compulsorily-lying chronic backstabber.

Hypocrisy
Oct 4, 2006
Lord of Sarcasm



Shin is not Sou no matter how he tried to be.

Might not be bad to lose Keiji for the next part of the game. Take away Sarah's safety net.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


There’s another game in a similar vein that I recommended to Hydro as a filler LP, but if they decide not to, I’ll start shouting its praises from the rooftop. (I’d LP it myself, but it’s a text heavy game and I already have two LPs going.)

StrangeAeon
Jul 11, 2011


PMush Perfect posted:

There’s another game in a similar vein that I recommended to Hydro as a filler LP, but if they decide not to, I’ll start shouting its praises from the rooftop. (I’d LP it myself, but it’s a text heavy game and I already have two LPs going.)

Well, don't keep us in suspense. What was it?

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


StrangeAeon posted:

Well, don't keep us in suspense. What was it?
Exit/Corners, another free character focused VN/puzzle game themed around a death game. It was also episodic at first before finally being finished last year.

mycelia
Apr 28, 2013

just a big doofus fightin pokemons





PMush Perfect posted:

Exit/Corners, another free character focused VN/puzzle game themed around a death game. It was also episodic at first before finally being finished last year.

Ooooh thank you.

maybe I'll finally get around to starting a LP...

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Definitely play through the game before you decide. (Unless you’re doing a blind video LP or something.) Both because you should see what you’re getting into, there is a LOT of text, and also just so you can enjoy the game on your own.

mycelia
Apr 28, 2013

just a big doofus fightin pokemons





Oh definitely, I am going to enjoy playing it first :3:

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



Started Exit/Corners yesterday after PMush Perfect recommended it, I'm not that far in, but really enjoying it so far. :)

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014





“I feel like I've forgotten something... Something... very, very important...”



“...It's okay. You're all normal.”

“Really...?”

“...Yer just exhausted. Y'oughta take a rest.”



“T... Then nothin' to worry about. Right?”

“But...”

“............”



“Nao... and Kanna... Everyone who had to be sacrificed...”



“Then don't just sit around and think about it.”



“...Right.”

Everyone being told to move to the next floor before their collars activate.



“What's gotten into you guys?”



“Sou...”

“...Just in time, huh.”



“Like I can be all smiles right now.”

“Huh? But I'm smiling. See?”

“Just stop it!! The one you were tryin' to protect... We just went an'...!!”

“What would that be...?”

“W...”what would that be”...?!”

“Ohh, you mean Kanna...?”

“Well, it was too bad. In that Main Game, Kanna even went and got the Sacrifice...

“But alas, she didn't get the chance to choose me and have us escape together.”

Music stops.



“..........”

“Wahaha...”

“What's so funny?”

“Ah, how pitiful... If ever there was a world where that happened...”

“Kanna wouldn't pick you, she'd pick Sara.”

“...!”








Music stops.

“Quit with the lies, Sou.”

“..........”




“..........”

“And we obstructed it.”

“Sniff...”

“...You must hate us to death.”

“Regardless... We have to cooperate.”



“...This is going nowhere.”

“Enough. Let's hurry to the next floor.”

“Sou...”

“You sure are strange, Keiji.”

“During the discussion, I could've sworn you wanted me to die so bad.”

“Well... it's different now.”

“..........”

Sou leaves.

“Let's go already. We can deal with him later.”

“Meow...”

“I know, Gin. I wanna do something about it, too.”



Meeting Komaeda and the dummies.



“...Shut up.”

“You've got such a wonderful look on your face now. Ahaha...”




Sou's reaction to being told they have to kill Komaeda.



Reko and Sou against the first Obstructor.








In the gallery; looking at Kugie's execution.



(...Well, no reason to think about it now...)

Look at Nao's execution.



Look at the painting of Sou smiling.



Look at the painting of Joe's execution.



“...Sara, don't look...”

“O... Okay.”



The video call with Komaeda.



“Komaeda... Tell me just one thing...”

“...Hm?”



“Shin...”

“Ahaha. Grab the truth with your own hands... Didn't you learn that...?”

“...”

“Ahh... Don't look so down. I don't intend to hide it...”

After the call.

“Hey, Sou! Tell me! Is Komaeda with Asunaro?! You guys know each other, right?!”

“...”

“I'm eager to learn what your relationship was...”

“When he was alive... we were often together.”

“...!”

“But that's irrelevant now.”



“In fact, maybe he'll get more fired up...”

“I see...”

(Sou... seems to know how scary Komaeda can be...)

In the discussion room.




(But... everyone else thinks that, too. So I want us to all escape together...)



(...They're all precious allies...)



Victory is on the line, right?”

“Victory?”

“Only one person can survive... Then the Death Game will end.”



"Such a scary thing...”

"Wait a sec... So only one person can survive this game after all?!”

"Yeah...”





"...!! Inconceivable...! We won't sacrifice anyone else!!”

"But... y'know...”

"...Can you kill Komaeda?"

"...!!”

"I can't sympathize with a lowlife like that, but...”



"...I can kill him...”



“If it's to protect my allies... I'll kill him...!!”



“I'm going to end this Death Game...!!”



Riding the elevator to the fifth floor for the first time.



“...I'll take the left one.”

“Then I'll go in the other one.”

“...”

In the school room.



(…)

“Ranmaru... Could you let me have that?”

“Huh? W-What the hell... Is it important?”

“Just do it...”

“What is that, exactly?”

“............”

“If it ain't Sara's... then is it maybe...”

“That Joe guy's...?”

“Why do you know that name...?”



  • I notice in both routes, Ranmaru says I heard about Joe, and not we. Ranmaru thinks his unique information is about the human from Asunaro, but I wonder if that's really the case?


(Joe...? Who in the world is that...?)

Strangely... I don't feel the urge to find out. It feels like... there's a lid on my brain.

“...Give me that. And don't say that name again.”

“A-Alright, fine... Don't give me that scary look.”

(Is Keiji angry...?)

Sou's reaction to the consent form.




  • Reko has a fairly generic reaction, she's seen the form before, she's close to remembering where, but can't quite manage it.

“Maybe... we'll find out if we proceed....”



Fifth room Locker room, after listening to the instructions for the First Trial.

(As I suspected, this room was used for First Trial...)

“Urgh...!!”

“Sara...!”

What is it? When I try to remember, my head hurts.



(No! My head... hurts...!)

“Don't force it, Sara.”

“Keiji...”

(It's no good... leaving it this hazy...)

“Hey, Dummies... Have any of you guys heard this recording before?”

“Nope, not at all. We only saw the moment of our deaths, see?”



"Can't remember anything just before we died..."

“Ah, I see...”

  • Reko does not have any reaction to the recording.

Talking to the Shin AI.

“Ah... You called?”

“Huh?”

“Ah... Good day... Huh? Why am I there...?”

“Dammit, how sickening... Seriously...”

“Hey! What's the deal with you?! Got more hints about the Death Game?!”

Sou and Reko against the books.









After the fight with the books.

(No... It's my imagination... I know... I know, don't I?! I've overcome this kind of thing again and again! Again and... I don't... want to die...)



(You could never... get used to this...)

“Pant...! Pant...!!”



(No...! I can't look uneasy!! My allies are watching!)



(I'm providing everyone support, so I...!)

“Hahhh...!!! Hahh...!!!”



“...?!”

Ranmaru took my limp hand.





“I'm telling you... I'll take your place!”

“What's gotten into you...?”

“Shaddup... I can do what I want, right?”

“Bwahaha....”

“Err... Kinda got beaten to the punch there.”

“Keiji... We've filled in the map. A policeman should be good at searching, right?”

“...Of course.”

“Please... It's not like I wanna be a sacrifice!”

“Okie-dokie... Gotta apprehend the bad guy.”

Retrieving the blue book.



Q-taro reached into the hole and got the book.

“Ugh, it's sopping wet...”

“Should be able to make out bits 'n' pieces, at least!”

“Lessee...”

Music stops.

“...”When Shin saw me today, he once again gave me a smile, and playfully said good morning”....”



“...What's this creepy book? A diary?”

“...Shin...”

“Look at the front cover! It says “Shin Tsukimi AI Test Data”!”

“AI test data...?!”





“Don't tell me the reason he got close to me was for this...?”

“...............”

“Dammit, man... You really gotta spit out everything you know soon.”

“...............”

“...Why should I tell you?”

“Ehh...?”

“H-Hey, quit it...!”

“They're your beloved allies, ain't they? No keeping secrets, yeah?”

Music stops.



(S... Sou...)

“Miss Sara and Komaeda... They're hardly any different to me.”



“W-We're...!”

“So for now, we'll hold hands and do our best... Miss Sara.”

“...............”

“Come on, now. If you don't hurry, you'll lose this game of tag, right?”

After Komaeda tells everyone to return his collar and then leave.

“Enough of this charade, Komaeda.”

“...”

“What do you mean?! Sou...?!”




“I'm sure he's just waiting for something to happen.”

“...”

“In short, what you've been doing...”

“Is try to destroy us from the inside...”

After Q-taro's speech.



“Wha?! Me...?!”

Fight against Komaeda.




  • There's no saving Keiji from falling into his current predicament.




HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



Nankidai seems to be quite fond of doing little sketches of the characters; sometimes standalone, sometimes with a little joke. I think there's too many to post, but here are a few of his sketches:

Sara is made of wet paper -



Kai the pulley (in spite of Keiji's best efforts) -



Kai's kitchen utensils -



Keiji only cares for Mishima -



After 100 days on the island -



Sou loses his hat in an arm wrestling match -



Joe the hermit crab -



Welcome to the year of the Rat -



Anzu and Kurumada -



If everyone was the mastermind -



Gashu as a student -

(There's hardly any sketches of Gashu, I think Kugie has more.)

Blooper 1 - Mishima's collar only got slightly warm -



Blooper 2 - If no one could understand the rules -



Blooper 3 - If everyone survived until chapter 2 -

(Joe apparently gave his hair clip to Ranger.)

Pudding Kanna -



Nao styling Ranmaru's hair -



Miley tells Joe that if a person licks their collar, the collar will fall off. No one believes Joe and he ends up needing Safalin after trying to prove everyone wrong -



Sara and Keiji enlist Sou's help to change the bulb in the mirror room -



Keiji uses Joe to test out some flower seeds -



Sou and Joe go to Karaoke -



Fluffy Nao -



Kai loses composure -



If you want to check out more sketches, they can all be found on Nankidai's Twitter (all captions in Japanese):

2017,
2018,
2019

There's a 3-1B spoiler in the 2020 Tweets, so I won't add that link for now.

StrangeAeon
Jul 11, 2011


I think I've lost the plot somewhere. Why is Sara repressing all memory of Joe?

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


StrangeAeon posted:

I think I've lost the plot somewhere. Why is Sara repressing all memory of Joe?
This is what happens if you kill Kanna instead of Sou. Instead of Sou’s final gift being the Joe AI that tells her not to give up, Sou looses a corrupted Joe AI that rubs it all in her face and blames her for everything. Then she has a mental break and completely blocks his memory out.

Hypocrisy
Oct 4, 2006
Lord of Sarcasm





I love this.

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



Making sure this doesn't fall into archives. No updates unfortunately, beyond that there might be a spot the difference mechanic in 3-1B.

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



Apparently Nankidai mentioned in a stream that they're aiming for releasing the next part in January / February.

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



HydroSphere posted:

Apparently Nankidai mentioned in a stream that they're aiming for releasing the next part in January / February.

Oh wow, that's relatively close. Hopefully that happens, I want to see how this ends.

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



Bear in mind the next release won't be the finale, 3-1 was split into 2 parts (3-1A was rushed out a bit to coincide with the release of the manga), it's the second part of 3-1 that should hopefully be coming out in January or February. 3-2 might well be another year off.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


I'd rather it be delayed for years than rushed and unsatisfying, and I bet I'm not the only one who feels this way. (Especially if the finale is bloating up like these things tend to do.)

placid saviour
Apr 6, 2009


I'm trying to remember all of the things that happened, and I'm seriously gonna need a refresher in Jan/Feb :doh:

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


placid saviour posted:

I'm trying to remember all of the things that happened, and I'm seriously gonna need a refresher in Jan/Feb :doh:
I'm just gonna reread the LP at that point.

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



Bumping this so it doesn't end in archives. Still no confirmed release date for 3-1B; Nankidai is aiming to release something "people have long been waiting for" on the 28th, but is unsure whether he'll be able to make that date. There is a novelisation from Joes' POV due out this month:



If / When there's any kind of translation, I'll include it in the LP.

HydroSphere fucked around with this message at 15:01 on Feb 21, 2021

t3isukone
Dec 18, 2020

13km away

MarquiseMindfang posted:

Can I raise the comedy option of Fuckface, in proud Pokemon tradition? No, it's not serious, I don't want to ruin the game. It deserves better. But someone had to say it!

(But is there a profanity filter on the name input?)

I did this on my own because I HAD to, and it really does kind of puncture the drama just a bit.

That said, "Your target is rear end in a top hat" is my new favorite euphemism.

Also? Your Turn To Shine is an evil, evil game. I swear I've had less trouble avoiding starvation in Pathologic.

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



Update: 3-1B is more or less finished, it's just a matter of resolving a few lingering bugs now. A "demo" has been released for players to help Nankidai track down said lingering bugs. Once that's done, 3-1B will be officially released, hopefully a translation will shortly follow.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


I almost forgot about this game! Pleasant surprise to know it's getting closer to done.

mycelia
Apr 28, 2013

just a big doofus fightin pokemons





According to a Twitter post, VGPerson will be using the demo to get a head start on translation so it should be pretty quick...And, apparently they removed all instances of the phrase "among us" in the latest patch. Not going to verify that one, but I want to believe.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


mycelia posted:

And, apparently they removed all instances of the phrase "among us" in the latest patch.
I hate that a common phrase has become completely farcical. I hate that my brain does this.

Haifisch
Nov 12, 2010

Objection! I object! That was... objectionable!



Taco Defender

mycelia posted:

And, apparently they removed all instances of the phrase "among us" in the latest patch. Not going to verify that one, but I want to believe.
If they did do that, it's a lot of work for no good reason. Oh no, a normal phase also happens to be a meme phase that nobody will think about a year or two from now. :ohdear:

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Haifisch posted:

If they did do that, it's a lot of work for no good reason. Oh no, a normal phase also happens to be a meme phase that nobody will think about a year or two from now. :ohdear:
They're doing minigame/puzzle-related tasks in a confined space where one or more of them may wish to kill the others.

Mystic Mongol
Jan 5, 2007

Your life's been thrown in disarray already--I wouldn't want you to feel pressured.



College Slice

Haifisch posted:

If they did do that, it's a lot of work for no good reason. Oh no, a normal phase also happens to be a meme phase that nobody will think about a year or two from now. :ohdear:

The majority of their audience is going to read it now, not a year or two from now. Art isn't pure and making minor changes to keep people from tittering during your extremely serious murder game is a good call.

Robindaybird
Aug 21, 2007

Neat. Sweet. Petite.



Mystic Mongol posted:

The majority of their audience is going to read it now, not a year or two from now. Art isn't pure and making minor changes to keep people from tittering during your extremely serious murder game is a good call.

yeah, especially when said audience tend to have a limited reference pool and think every game of this type is inspired by Dangan Ronpa or Among Us (Gnosia get hit hard with the latter because some people apparently didn't realize werewolf/mafia existed before that game)

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012

"Hi Everybody!"


Mystic Mongol posted:

The majority of their audience is going to read it now, not a year or two from now. Art isn't pure and making minor changes to keep people from tittering during your extremely serious murder game is a good call.

You just know there'd be a fan translation with half the dialogue localized as "woah, that's sus" somewhere.

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



Official release is out - VGPerson confirmed that they started translation using the demo, however, the translation still might be a little way off, given the length of 3-1B.

Mraagvpeine
Nov 4, 2014

I won this avatar on a technicality this thick.

Good news all around. Hopefully we reach the next page before a new update, start fresh and all that.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


HydroSphere posted:

Official release is out - VGPerson confirmed that they started translation using the demo, however, the translation still might be a little way off, given the length of 3-1B.
Wooo! Time to shitpost relentlessly?

HerpicleOmnicron5
May 31, 2013

How did this smug dummkopf ever make general?




I’m very excited, it’s felt like far too long. Do we know if the Japanese fans enjoyed it?

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



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