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Visual novel 'Higurashi When They Cry Hou' part 6 is now out

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Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi recently released as the sixth chapter in the series and they all have Linux support.

From what I understand, they're slight remasters over the original versions. They include both English and Japanese text as well as the option to choose the original or the updated character sprites. The series has been popular with both users and critics, to the point that it has both Manga and Anime adaptions. So to have the games on Linux is quite a treat it seems!

See for yourself what it's all about in the below trailer, likely NSFW due to girls in underwear:

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You can grab it from GOG and Steam. Both stores have a bundle where you can buy all chapters together, so that's nice.

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hidekin 22 June 2018 at 11:31 am UTC
Great visual novel serie ;-) Probably the best available on linux with umineko.
btw it's not NSFW , no nude at all it's really a dark visual novel . A mix of horror , murders , detective stuffs. Not really nsfw .
liamdawe 22 June 2018 at 11:39 am UTC
hidekinGreat visual novel serie ;-) Probably the best available on linux with umineko.
btw it's not NSFW , no nude at all it's really a dark visual novel . A mix of horror , murders , detective stuffs. Not really nsfw .
Oh sure, I only meant it in relation to the trailer, I know a previous employer of mine wouldn't have liked me watching a video showing girls in their underwear while clients were walking around
hidekin 22 June 2018 at 11:48 am UTC
liamdawe
hidekinGreat visual novel serie ;-) Probably the best available on linux with umineko.
btw it's not NSFW , no nude at all it's really a dark visual novel . A mix of horror , murders , detective stuffs. Not really nsfw .
Oh sure, I only meant it in relation to the trailer, I know a previous employer of mine wouldn't have liked me watching a video showing girls in their underwear while clients were walking around
I understand perfectly ;-) I thought it was about the game xD
Higurashi are amazing visual novels , not trash like the sakura's ones :p It's a gem and a japanese classic with a good story , a lot of suspense. Need to like to read though. They're not short. But at least I recommend to watch the anime ^^ The visual novels are a lot better than the anime but it's also quite good


Last edited by hidekin at 22 June 2018 at 11:49 am UTC
toor 22 June 2018 at 12:18 pm UTC
hidekinGreat visual novel serie ;-) Probably the best available on linux with umineko.
btw it's not NSFW , no nude at all it's really a dark visual novel . A mix of horror , murders , detective stuffs. Not really nsfw .

i haven't played this one, but danganronpa is a visual novel hard to beat, if this one is better, it really has a huge wow factor
hidekin 22 June 2018 at 1:06 pm UTC
toor
hidekinGreat visual novel serie ;-) Probably the best available on linux with umineko.
btw it's not NSFW , no nude at all it's really a dark visual novel . A mix of horror , murders , detective stuffs. Not really nsfw .

i haven't played this one, but danganronpa is a visual novel hard to beat, if this one is better, it really has a huge wow factor
No gameplay , it's called kinetic visual novels in this genre of visual novel.You play the game like a book but there are sound effects. Higurashi and umineko are the two best visual novels series I played on linux. Both are from the same author.It's darker than danganronpa.I recommend to start with the first higurashi if you're interested. If you want the voices there are also some mods from the ps3 version that was available with the voices.
https://github.com/07th-mod
I played them without but they're available.

For visual novels fans they're considered masterpieces ^^ Danganronpa is quite good but there is a lot better in the writing out there.
PublicNuisance 22 June 2018 at 1:29 pm UTC
hidekin
toor
hidekinGreat visual novel serie ;-) Probably the best available on linux with umineko.
btw it's not NSFW , no nude at all it's really a dark visual novel . A mix of horror , murders , detective stuffs. Not really nsfw .

i haven't played this one, but danganronpa is a visual novel hard to beat, if this one is better, it really has a huge wow factor
No gameplay , it's called kinetic visual novels in this genre of visual novel.You play the game like a book but there are sound effects. Higurashi and umineko are the two best visual novels series I played on linux. Both are from the same author.It's darker than danganronpa.I recommend to start with the first higurashi if you're interested. If you want the voices there are also some mods from the ps3 version that was available with the voices.
https://github.com/07th-mod
I played them without but they're available.

For visual novels fans they're considered masterpieces ^^ Danganronpa is quite good but there is a lot better in the writing out there.

Came here to say this. Some people don't like Kinetic visual novels because they're used to having choices to branch the story which I understand. I don't mind it if I know it going into one and if the story is top notch.
slapin 22 June 2018 at 3:02 pm UTC
This is more a book than a game, but it is classic and really worth money.
The story is great. If you like books I think you will like this one. Start with part1 though.
hidekin 22 June 2018 at 3:33 pm UTC
slapinThis is more a book than a game, but it is classic and really worth money.
The story is great. If you like books I think you will like this one. Start with part1 though.
Yes , really good if you like books but with more sound effects. Like you said you need to start with part 1
Swiftpaw 22 June 2018 at 4:23 pm UTC
NSFW, you know, murders good, sex bad, typical NSFW stuff. lol

Ah the sad state of backwards morality in much of the world.
namiko 22 June 2018 at 4:40 pm UTC
Not sure if you're being facetious about the "underwear" remark, but even if you aren't, here's the skinny on those underwear-like items: bloomers.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2011/02/17/reference/bloomers/

I'm sort of relieved that they aren't the norm anymore, at least from a pragmatic, realistic point of view. But IRL, I'd imagine bigger girls and girls on their periods would probably have a lot of difficulty with this uniform.
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