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ZestyLime



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:21 pm Reply with quote
I love this!

The visual novel community has so many gatekeepers and elitists that I love seeing silly games like this that will bring more people into the community and rile them up.

Let's face it: most people who are going to hate on this already hate on every OELVN in the first place so it changes nothing for them.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:27 pm Reply with quote
Hard pass. Gotta agree with this tweet: https://twitter.com/mrfeelswildride/status/1171485280542457857
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the 'ironic dating sim' trend is just another example of beating on/mocking the genres most popular with people other than the stereotypical game consumer from the exact same people who constantly bloviate about games needing to cater to more than that
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Shar Aznabull



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:06 pm Reply with quote
I'm pretty sick of ironic meme marketing from big corporations in general.
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:32 pm Reply with quote
I am disappointed that they didn't have a *** in front of licking in the title.
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bigcathead



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:33 pm Reply with quote
There's an amazing opportunity for a crossover here with Hatoful Boyfriend.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:49 pm Reply with quote
It's only a matter of time before Wendy's gets her own dating sim.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:50 pm Reply with quote
ZestyLime wrote:
I love this!

The visual novel community has so many gatekeepers and elitists that I love seeing silly games like this that will bring more people into the community and rile them up.

Let's face it: most people who are going to hate on this already hate on every OELVN in the first place so it changes nothing for them.


So you want these to exist just because you want people to get angry? That's pretty petty.

They hate on "OELVN" because most are garbage cash-grabs with no heart of effort put into them. Most, not all. Katawa Shoujo and DDLC being prime examples of good ones.

There is real harm to the genre by games like this. It really depends how far they take the joke and how much effort they put into making a truly amazing story.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:54 pm Reply with quote
I would find this unbelievable but after seeing Hatoful Boyfriend and finding out this morning that we are living in a world where an actual anime character is going to be a V-Tuber, it isn't so weird.
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kotomikun



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:42 pm Reply with quote
Shar Aznabull wrote:
I'm pretty sick of ironic meme marketing from big corporations in general.


Unfortunately, it seems to be extremely effective on young people, who are increasingly wising up to traditional forms of advertising. So we can expect to see more of this type of weird moneymaking meme going forward.

This might be based on Hatoful Boyfriend in some sense, but mainly it's part of the new trend in advertising where you just do something random and bizarre to get people's attention, then slap your brand on it. Usually the ad says basically nothing about the actual product (dating sims don't have much connection to fried chicken), bypassing the need to convince you it's good; it's all about making you remember their brand more readily. Most TV ads these days use a similar tactic.
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Siegfriedl88



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:19 pm Reply with quote
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Finger Lickin' Dating Sim
attempts to reinvent itself as...sexier.


...a few steps more and you got yourself an eroge...
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:47 pm Reply with quote
This is so friggin' weird, half of me loves it and the other half is so utterly confused lol.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:03 pm Reply with quote
Hard pass. I’m sick of companies trying to appeal to otaku (Arby’s food art comes to mind).
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anddo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:50 am Reply with quote
Cut the crap. Give us Pepsiman 2 already!!
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Valjean Lafitte



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:27 am Reply with quote
I'm going to have to pass on this too, but not because I'm sick of the ironic dating sim trend. No, it's because Col. Harland Sanders was a real person who only died 39 years ago. KFC already went too far when they resurrected him as a "character" for their commercials, but this? This is just pissing on the man's grave.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:15 am Reply with quote
Saw this on ABC World News Now early this morning. That was a little surreal...

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