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Old 2009-08-01, 13:52   Link #1
Scython
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Narcissu

Narcissu is a free visual novel by the dōjin group stage-nana, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman.



Narcissu is an experimental work: it uses minimalist graphics in a very narrow window, and includes two full scripts, one accompanied by a voice track, and the other adapted to work without voices. In the English translation, different translators translated each version, to provide different perspectives on the story.

I've played about half through the first installment and it's a beautiful novel. The music really adds to the story. I might even import the soundtrack CD, it's that good.

Can't really describe the story, since I'd be spoilling pretty fast. Just download the game below< install < play.

http://narcissu.insani.org/down.html

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There are 2 other installments, which till date hasn't been translated yet. If nayon has any updated information about this, please notify it here.
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Old 2009-08-02, 19:36   Link #2
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Old 2009-08-03, 11:57   Link #3
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...Oh, my. What am I saying, the story had me bawling, too. Made me appreciate the fact that
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so much more. I love Narcissu.

I'm waiting for Narcissu side 2nd to be translated.
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Old 2009-08-03, 11:59   Link #4
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It is a cute little story. Short and to the point, yet cute and on the sad side. nothing mind blowing, but worth playing nontheless.
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Old 2009-08-03, 12:32   Link #5
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It's a good story, the visuals were nice nothing to flashy otherwise it would not have been the same. The music suited the mood when need be although it can be repetitive at times but it is not always a bad thing.
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Old 2009-08-03, 22:23   Link #6
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Mmmmm.. some good music in there I recall. Ah, a little afraid to replay this one, scarred me quite deep, indeed. -_-a
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Old 2009-08-04, 03:49   Link #7
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Still my favorite visual novel. Its soundtrack is something I listen on a regular basis.

Its greatest quality I'd say would be the impression it leaves; it stayed like a stain on my heart for a week. Made me contemplate life and just admire the little things more.
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Old 2009-08-04, 12:37   Link #8
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I'm waiting for Narcissu side 2nd to be translated.
Enjoy waiting forever. Haeleth's N2 translation is the Duke Nukem Forever of VN fan translations. (Although if you're lucky, Ixrec might translate it.)

As for N3, the scripts are on TLWiki in case anyone wants to translate it.
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Old 2009-08-04, 13:37   Link #9
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I have faith in Haeleth!

Narcissu 3 looks really... from the first two installments.
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Old 2009-08-04, 13:42   Link #10
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Haeleth will come through... eventually. (¬_¬)

RL is a bitch.
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Old 2010-02-03, 18:53   Link #11
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Narcissu is the first visual Novel which I played [only the visual Novel translated in French has the hour current…]
The history is splendid, the images are simple but go well with environment general and the music is perfectly adapted… And quite simply sublimates!
I like much the version with voice because I find the voice of Setsumi very beautiful and enough melancholic.
Narcissu playing was for me a very good experiment has besides read it several times.
I find however the history very sad, it was one of the first times or I almost poured a tear. ^^
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Old 2010-04-01, 03:46   Link #12
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OK, thread necromancy, but the 2nd game's translation is completed and released...

Link: http://www.neechin.net/narcissu...

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Old 2010-04-11, 22:24   Link #13
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I just got through Narcissu 2. It was worth the wait. I'm kind of depressed now though. Narcissu 1 was the first kinetic novel I played and I was a big fan. I like how both tend towards existentialism rather than melodrama.
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Old 2010-04-11, 23:05   Link #14
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OK, thread necromancy, but the 2nd game's translation is completed and released...

Link: http://www.neechin.net/narcissu...
Applause. I wonder how the ones who started badmouthing the TL team feel now. :evil:
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Old 2010-11-04, 02:50   Link #15
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Narcissu was the very first VN I played and it remains as one of my favourite not only for nostalgia reasons but in the way it presented itself. When I look at Narcissu and then look at other romance/dramas like Clannad, I can see a significant difference in "maturity" in its storytelling (though I love both of them). Was part of the platform spring that led me into my liking of the seinen/josei romance/drama genre.

I thought Narcissu 2nd english translation was in vapoware, only to realise a few days ago that it was translated. Finished it the day I found it/downloaded . I found that Narcissu 2nd had a more "hopeful" atmosphere and wasn't as weary or depressing as the 1st. Musical score was superb like the 1st. And that eufonius OP is <3.

Hoping that someday there may be a short anime/OVA series of this. Maybe the 6 episode style that Hantsuki or Eve no Jikan was successful for.
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Old 2013-11-18, 07:18   Link #16
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vote for Narcissu Steam Greenlight!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=191616515
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Old 2013-12-05, 07:01   Link #17
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the VN have been greenlit'ed.
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Old 2013-12-06, 06:25   Link #18
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the VN have been greenlit'ed.
So wierd that a ~200mb game that's free will be on steam. Like, what's the point?
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Old 2013-12-06, 07:28   Link #19
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Exposure. Like how thing went with Recettear.
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Old 2013-12-06, 19:03   Link #20
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Exposure. Like how thing went with Recettear.
Yeah but Recettear cost money o_o
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