When you search how to learn Japanese you get told this:
Which is…helpful but also not very helpful, in a way. I didn’t find it helpful because it’s very vague. I don’t do vague well! (⌒_⌒;)
The reality is some learners play games, never study, and they still learn the language. Others learn it with textbooks. Others use Memrise and Anki, apps/website to help remembering content thanks to SRS and mnemonics. Others mix them all up.
It’s up to you to decide which you prefer, as a learner and knowing how you best learn, or discover it by trying them all.
Now what’s my way to approach otome gaming?
So this is pretty embarrassing to admit but I can’t really understand narration and/or polite Japanese. Which is what most audio books are. After hearing to a few free ones, I was pretty disheartened. So I plopped down and tried drama CD, expecting not to understand much.
Turns out, if it’s dialogue/impolite I understand a lot! o(^▽^)o
And that’s how I became enraptured by Starry Sky without playing the games (⌒-⌒; )
||Windows, Nintendo 3DS
||Windows, Nintendo 3DS
||Role-playing video game, life simulation game, visual novel,otome game
||Windows, PlayStation Portable,PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS
- JP: March 27, 2009 (Spring)
- JP: June 24, 2010 (Spring)
- JP: April 25, 2013 (Spring)
I was supposed to have started this game in February (with Anny, Cas and Naja who did a post here) but since Tsukiko, the MC, has monologues and dialogue, I got afraid and just decided to keep doing N4, with two astronomy vocabulary/kanji because the game uses such terms, and started it in March to finish in April (which later got changed to May for our game group, but what’s done is done).
So I did a page about it because I figured a post would get lost in time and too long really.
If you have an interest in what I wish I’d been told from the beginning, then check it out. I also included some stuff I did and some advice about the ways you could go about it.
It’s not very long yet, and it isn’t exhaustive, so if there’s any question or information I’d be glad to provide, just ask! (≧∇≦)/
Do you like rhythm games? Are you perhaps in Love Live/Idolish7/Aichuu hell? Maybe learning Japanese and find all the games have too much text and need gameplay to break it up but can’t enjoy RPG? Either because of the gameplay or because you can’t understand what to do?
Well, this game is a very good entry point.