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View Poll Results: Which would you do first?
Watch the anime, then play the game. 28 59.57%
Play the game, then watch the anime. 19 40.43%
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Old 2009-04-17, 12:28   Link #21
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This will sound a little strange, but I watch the anime first and only if I dislike the main pairing (or sometimes if I want a greater backstory), only then will i play the game. Specifically, I think of many of these games as being somewhat similar to fanfiction, especially the romantic games in which you can pick your own partner.

Consequently, I watch the anime first, and if I do not like the pairing involved in the show, or I am simply interested in the back story of the other characters, I will then play the game, and try to get the Protagonist with a different character that I find more interesting...
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Old 2009-04-17, 13:04   Link #22
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You realise, of course, that the Higurashi anime was not based off of Daybreak, right?

Myself, I usually play the game first. I like to see stuff as it was originally intended to be experienced.
My post was entirely from just reading the title of the thread.
Guess I should have paid more attention to what the thread creator was saying.
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Old 2009-04-17, 16:43   Link #23
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If the anime is based off the game to a significant extent, it would be wise to play then watch.
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Old 2009-04-17, 19:03   Link #24
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If the game is out first, definately watch the anime first. Usually, anime doesn't have time to animate every great things the game has to offer, so if you play the game and then watch the anime, you'd feel disappointed about the anime not being complete or satisfying. Also, if you play the game and then watch the anime, almost everything about the anime will be spoiled to you, lowering the impact anime delivers in crucial scenes, etc. But if you watch the anime first, there will probably stuff in the game that you don't know about, so it would still be a bit fresh. Actually, the opposite can be applied as well though, like anime having filler-like scenes that not in the game.
Exactly my sentiments. Whatever comes later -- which is usually the anime -- rarely avoids contracting Adaptation Decay, making it only a shadow of its original. Unsuspecting fans of the game who wishes to delve into the anime might find some changes alienating and unlikable, thus impacting overall enjoyment.
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Old 2009-04-18, 13:56   Link #25
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I like watch anime and play game parallely so I can see what is different and it can very enjoyable . But if an anime is ruined the series - chaos head is most significal example for me- I don't watch anime but play game (ahh, I watched it due to my curiosity).
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Old 2009-04-18, 16:35   Link #26
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I reckon you should go with the games first.

Since you have the chance (not watched the anime yet), then just might as well go in order.
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Old 2009-04-18, 20:29   Link #27
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Watch the anime first, makes the game alot more fun
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Old 2009-04-21, 05:46   Link #28
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Game then anime. You basically spend like 10x more time playing the game than watching the anime. If I watch the anime first, I'll be totally spoiled and lose interest in the game.

Now if it's an anime promoting (like a prequel) the game, then that's a different matter.
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Old 2009-04-23, 12:54   Link #29
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I generally would simply say:
What came first.

If it's a series which was made into a game -> I'll go for the series.
If it's a game which was made inte a series -> I'll go for the game.

But I tend to dislike animes that are based on a game, so if I know it was a game chances are high I won't even watch it. And I don't play any visual novels in general. The few I'd like to play for the fun of it, just because I liked the series so much are always japanese only.

I already wanted to say I don't even own an anime game, but I have the Bleach beat em up for the DS. It was on special sale for 5€ for only one day xD
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Old 2009-04-24, 18:51   Link #30
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watch the anime and never play the game

if you first play the game and then watch the anime you will first not the complete meaning and history of it
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Old 2009-04-24, 20:05   Link #31
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if you first play the game and then watch the anime you will first not the complete meaning and history of it
First, I don't the complete meaning and history of your post either.
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