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Very good RPG that would please 8/16bit game fans

Mar/25/2016   By TheWanderer

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Element Realm
NirBa
$12.35 / 1,404 JPY | 130pt (10% back)
A thousand years since the power of the spirits was lost... a kingmaker fantasy RPG!
GameRPGEXEInc. MusicTrial
  • Release: May/09/2015
  • DL: 1
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The game is really good. Solid gameplay, nostalgic old school graphics, engaging story, and several bonus features here and there. If it was translated to English, I would say it is good enough to go on Steam.

Story:
The story begins on a wandering swordsman who woke up in a cave. He seems to have some sort of amnesia. That's how the story starts. There's a focus on both the main character and also his allies as well. Sadly, can't say more or else it might become a spoiler.

Gameplay:
This is a turn based rpg. It plays very similar to old school style rpgs. Sounds standard so far, but the twist comes outside of battles. The game has a huge system to customize your characters, including:
- Skill level up system: You can use special item to increase skill levels.
- Skill book system: you can remember 4 skill books and equip 1 of them to boost your current stats 'and' stat growth. Some skill books grant you unique skills too.
- Card system: Enemies drop cards which can either boost stats or grant special effects. You can even equip multiple cards of the same type if you want.
- Party Level system: Your party actually has a level too. Points earned here can be used to boost global stat modifiers that affect your whole party.
- Potential system: You can give your characters potential seeds to increase their stat potential by percentage instead of a flat value.
- Alchemy system: This is the item crafting system. You will require spirit shards, gold, and sometimes other equipment to craft better gear. Spirit shard drops are based on your element of attack that defeats enemies, rather than the enemies themselves. This is unique from most if not all rpgs I've played. In a way, this allows the player to make strategies on their play style for better ingredient farming.
- Achievement system: Bonus money or items for getting story, character, or bonus achievements. There are 9 pages of it.
- Secrets: Many hidden passages.

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Relaxing Kitsune Singing (Mostly Voice Only)

Mar/03/2016   By PlacehldrPigeon

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Mimisen Kokkuriya - Hatsuhai [Binaural] [Ear Cleaning]
ippatu yarukai
$6.65 / 756 JPY | 70pt (10% back)
Attention from a mofu mofu shrine maiden with fox ears. Her name is Mikura.
SoftwareVoiceWAVInc. Voice
  • Release: Feb/06/2016
  • DL: 17
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This is a good product with a little caveat.

Most of the main content involves the fox shrine maiden singing and speaking to you melodically, with whispering and blowing in the ears. This is mostly a voice only work - there are some ear cleaning sounds in the bonus but that's it.

The voice is gentle and pleasing and the singing is nice - Renge Toudou continues to do great work! The gentle playfulness of the singing tone and the varied delivery and pacing of the words gives the character an exotic feel fitting for a kitsune.

If you like singing and lullaby type ASMR works or just want a different type of tone you might enjoy this one. But if sound effects and the usual ear cleaning noises are important to you then you might be disappointed.

A technical note: these are untagged WAV files and there are no MP3s. I could not get proper Japanese to display for the track names on my machine - only unreadable symbols. The proper filenames show up on the DLsite Play Directory however.

Another small note: The final track in the normal set (13) is kind of an abrupt change in tone so maybe leave it out if you're going for sleep or relaxation.

These are minor things though and the product is still a quality relaxing piece with some nice voice work!

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Pickup!Excelent tool for drawing

Feb/13/2016   By CrisReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Loli Loli Digital Dessan Doll
NuNuNuNuKojo
$8.55 / 972 JPY | 90pt (10% back)
3D polygon models of lolita figure(s) for manga. FBX, C2FR format
SoftwareUtilityEtc File3DCG
  • Release: Jul/07/2013
  • DL: 9
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This tool contains 6 dolls of different heights, from a toddler to a preteen kid.

You can set their pose, or pick a default pose included in this package.

You need the program PoseStudio (available for free in the japanese page) to run this dolls. Then you can change the light direction, the camera angle, etc.

Very useful if you are planning to draw kids, either male or female.

I recommend you to purchase the adult male and adult female dolls, and also the pack of poses.

If you draw human bodies, this tool is absolutely necessary, recommended!

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Pickup!A bit pricey, but worth it for Alicesoft fans

Jan/24/2016   By ThatOtherYou

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Shade BGM
maguronoosasimi
$35.17 / 3,996 JPY | 370pt (10% back)
Royalty free. High quality music from an ex-member of Alice Soft!
SoftwareMusicWAVInc. Music
  • Release: Sep/22/2015
  • DL: 8
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I actually bought this album when it had less tracks and was pricier (and to be fair, it was to help fund this circle's game, Shimai Kanojo). I'd recommend purchasing this with an account in case another update happens again.

But on to the actual music - there are seven unique tracks, two basic "victory" and "defeat" chimes, and seven tracks that are variations of the original three tracks on this album (the map theme, the battle music, and the first event music). The battle music is as high-quality as you'd expect if you're familiar with Shade's other works, and the other tracks are definitely good listening as well. In general, the album is suited to fantasy RPGs, but there is one track there that might be good to use in a more modern/sci-fi setting.

Overall, I'd say that if you aren't intimidated by the price, you should buy if you want really memorable music in your project, want to support Shade, or both.

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Pickup!Very well done!

Jan/14/2016   By ChiiReviewer Rank: 8

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English Ver. Fantasy game icons pack Vol.1
Mori no oku no kakurezato
$57.04 / 6,480 JPY | 600pt (10% back)
256x256 size High detailed icons! 976 icons in total (392 unique icons + color variations + pattern difference icons)!
SoftwareImage MaterialPNGTrial
  • Release: May/07/2015
  • DL: 21
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This pack reminds me a lot of the GUST games, Atelier or Mana Khemia Series. Which is perfect because it is pretty much the type of game I always wanted to make!

To put it in perspective there's at least 242 armors, usually with 3-4 variants each. 107 weapons with 2-4 variants each. There's at least 491 'materials' to enable 'crafting' in your game. On top of that, there's at least 74 UI-related icons from status effects, buffs, debuffs and even elements!

PSDs are also included for a quick recoloring or edit to retrofit to your games.

Overall, it's amazing and I recommend purchasing it. The price is definitely worth it.

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Pickup!Cozy

Nov/09/2015   By Boymaiden

2 user(s) found this review helpful.

Relax At Home With Your Personal ASMR Groomer
Tomimi Retreat
$1.90 / 216 JPY | 20pt (10% back)
Relax to over 90 minutes of cozy ASMR grooming sounds: hairstyle, shampoo, massage, ear cleaning, etc. CV: Yui Asami
SoftwareVoiceMP3Inc. VoiceTrial
  • Release: Nov/19/2014
  • DL: 138
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Amazing value for what you get! Yui Asami really nails the character of a slightly nosy older childhood friend that just can't leave you alone when she sees you lazing about.

Each track has a lot of love put into it. The narrative is crafted to allow all sorts of pleasant sounds to wash across your ears. Little details like washing up in the other room or spreading out some newspapers to catch clipped hair really immersed me in the experience.

I've always particular enjoyed the sounds and sensations of feeling of getting my hair cut, and this audio lets me enjoy that anytime. The ear cleaning is top notch too, with different tools and oil used as well.

This release made me a fan of the circle.

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Pickup!Relaxing and soothing

Oct/22/2015   By CrisReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Good night darling*
Atelier Honey*
$4.75 / 540 JPY | 50pt (10% back)
Soothing bedtime audio. Natsuki Nogami lulls your body and heart to a deep, relaxing sleep.
SoftwareVoiceMP3Inc. VoiceTrial
  • Release: Jul/27/2012
  • DL: 29
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A great nightime audio bundle that include bed down themes, breathing excercises to help you slow down, and a (little) more lively waking up theme for the mornings.

Voice: beautiful, soft and calm; not high pitched, not too low, just perfect.

Audio: perfect quality for the ones who apreciate a high definition noiseless audio.

Excelent price: low average price for an above average product

Breathing action: a 15 minutes theme of Natsuki Nogami slow paced breathing sound that put you easily in the mood of sleeping

Good also for waking up in the morning: you can actually use the last track as clock alarm; you don't need to know japanese to understand that you should wake up!

Recomended :)

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Pickup!Relaxing in the mountains

Sep/30/2015   By Raui

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A Place In The Mountains
sirokumanoyome
$3.80 / 432 JPY | 40pt (10% back)
Come relax at a remote mountain inn far away from people... Ear cleaning and ambient SFX. (CV: Ayaka Igasaki)
SoftwareVoiceMP3Inc. VoiceTrial
  • Release: Aug/20/2014
  • DL: 76
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I really enjoyed the ambient sounds, especially in combination with the ear cleaning. The speaker's voice is nice and easy to listen to.

It comes with a separate folder with just ambient sounds and another one with alternate versions of most of the tracks which is a nice bonus.

Overall I find it to be priced well so it wasn't a hard decision for me to make. The content is very good so I think it's well worth it. A nice auditory break from things.

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Pickup!Great value relaxation

Sep/25/2015   By reifiReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Stereophonic Sound - Welcome to Shirokuma's Mimikaki Salon! (with Voice Toolkit)
sirokumanoyome
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (10% back)
Mimikaki (ear cleaning) performed by Ayaka Igasaki. plus 100+ voice materials for your custom use. (CV: Ayaka Igasaki)
SoftwareVoiceMP3Inc. VoiceTrial
  • Release: Jul/13/2013
  • DL: 145
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Originally I bought this just to keep my points balance active for another year but it totally blew away my expectations.

Track 1/3 is good quality mimikaki with little/no talking. Track 2 however showcases a amazingly comfy and relaxing talking mimikaki. It has become my go to audio for anti-stress purposes. Don't use it before operating heavy machinery because if may cause drowsiness.

The extras are pretty cool if you want to try putting your own custom thing together. Overall it's really great value for 100 yen.

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Pickup!Loving tribute with underwater adventure

Sep/25/2015   By reifiReviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. Mikumari Vol. 1
:SAVER
$4.75 / 540 JPY | 50pt (10% back)
In the "Age of the Evening Calm" of "Yokohama K*idashi Kiko" manga series, freediver girl M*kki finds herself engaged in a great adventure to win the love of her sweetheart.
DoujinshiMangaJPEGPDF Included
  • Release: Oct/26/2011
  • DL: 77
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This work really captures the atmosphere and charm of the original manga (which I would highly recommend if you have yet to read it) and is obviously made with a lot of love for it.

Very good use of the medium. The panel layout, posing and expressions do a great job in making the story flow and enjoyable to read, even to the point where large parts of the story would have been clear without translation.

That said, the English is plenty good enough for smooth reading, though the typesetting is often awkward. The omake was a nice touch and made me laugh. I'll be picking up the rest of the series, definitely worth checking out.

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