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Pickup!An entertaining VN with an unfinished english translation


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English Ver.
Koenchu! The Tale of the Voice Actress - You, the Sky, and that Summer
$7.03 / 756 JPY
A powered up love ADV game on the theme of voice acting school. 7 heroines, bilingual audio, over 10,000 voiced words!
GameAdventureEXEInc. VoiceInc. MusicInc. AnimeTrial
  • Release: Dec/15/2011
  • DL: 104
  • (10)

Koenchu! The Tale of the Voice Actress is a rather good visual novel with some flaws to it. On the plus side of things, the art in the game is very well done. Environments are pretty and characters look fantastic, but all emotion is portrayed in the face as their bodies have only one pose and remain static. The story is also rather engaging, and has several different paths to it to keep replayability up. There are also unlockable quiz and typing mini games to add in a nice occasional change of pace.

However, english players have to deal with an incomplete translation. There is a side story section that is completely untranslated, and in the main game the text occasionally slips into what appears to be quick machine translation. Thankfully, those parts tend to be at unimportant parts of the game, such as when about to go to sleep. More serious than that, however, is that in certain parts of the story for some character paths, you run into more untranslated parts. (I went through one characters story with no missing parts, but on a second playthrough with a different girls story, near the end the text suddenly had a lot of parts where it said "DUMMY" instead of the lines, and for the final scene with her literally every line was simply the "DUMMY" line, leaving me wondering how it ended.)

All in all, I did enjoy my time with the game and will likely play more to get more endings, and I recommend purchasing it. Just make sure you're okay with having some missing parts in your game (if you don't understand Japanese) before you purchase.

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