Posts Tagged ‘arcadia’

My anticipated Korean Visual Novels

June 22, 2008

Heya guys! didn’t think that i would be posting so many times in just one day after my site just opened. From the title most of you guys would know what i’m about to post. Well since i am korean myself, i thought of posting these korean novels so that the english-speaking community would know about them as well.

First up:

Riapsed Erised ~Lost Arcadia~

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Original Title: 절망희 ~Lost Arcadia~

Okay well, the almost surprising thing about this is that this visual novel is being done by a visual novel translation group, Team Basilisk, who fan translates Japanese visual novels into Korean for the Korean-speaking community. The community was formed in 2005 and they are most famous for their speed in which they worked on the translation of “To Heart2”.

This fan created visual novel is complete with music and superb artwork made by the members of Team Basilisk. Compared to all the original English visual novels that i have seen this is superior in terms of quality. They even released a promotional trailer which you can watch at their project homepage (link provided below).

Plot line wise i can’t really find out much but its basically a fantasy and romance? visual novel although i don’t know if it will be eroge or not.

Team Basilisk homepage: http://www.basilisk.co.kr

Project homepage: http://www.basilisk.co.kr/despair/main.php

Lost Number

Original Title: 로스트 넘버

This is a visual novel by Team Device, a group which was famous for “Hanabi“, a korean visual novel made back in 2000. (Team Device’s site is also available in Japanese, so hooray for those who can understand it).

A trial version of this game is also available here: http://teamdevice.net/lost_number/kor/

The story takes place in a small town close to Seoul, where a wave of reconstruction has struck. Our main protagonist is Park Jin-ha, who has lost his only family member, his father, 3 years ago. He leads a normal boring high school life until before he became involved in that incident… (the real summary is much longer than this but i just roughly translated the first half you can read the rest at the official site)

Anyway, the artwork is dead gorgeous, i can’t wait for this game to be released. I’m in the midst of downloading the trial so look out for my next posts. ^^

Howling Dream

Original Title: 하울링 드림

I’m not sure if this has been released yet because the last time i checked quite a few months back they were saying that it was very very soon that this was going to be released well whatever. This is a visual novel by Team Asanarae whose origins I don’t have much info about.

Anyway, the plot is description is kinda hard for me to translate and it will take too long since its somewhat poetic and i am too lazy. But the artwork is gorgeous and i look forward to it since the plot is also seems interesting from what i’ve read. You can view some screen shots here.

You can visit the homepage to find out more and view some screenshots.