Visual Novel Discussion

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Gens, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Apr 11, 2017
    (*Is probably going to be the only one who uses this thread*)

    Not sure if I'm expecting really much activity at all, since VNs are pretty niche, but eh, it was worth a shot.

    I know a lot of people usually think of it, as just mainly crappy eroge/dating sim style/harem stuff, but I think there are definitely quite a few gems out there outside of that, that are really worth playing.

    Top recommended, that I think every person should dig into these franchises and are probably the most popular:
    Zero Escape
    Ace Attorney

    I remember the first one I ever played personally and fell in love with, was Saya No Uta. (I know right? Starting with Urobutcher's most twisted, dark and graphic material) And have pretty much, sifted through, and dug, VNs since then.
  2. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    This thread is


    Now, there's a place to share the ten thousand different Nic Cage dating sims and that's a worthy enough topic for a thread if I've ever seen one. I guess you can talk about other VNs too, if you're into that sort of thing.
  3. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    I find that Visual Novels often lack meaningful choices. I get that it's hard to have a story with integrity while giving over too much control to the player, but I at least need variety of choices like this:


    No idea what's going on there, but piss my pants option sounds like it's really going to take me on a journey.
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  4. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Apr 11, 2017
    I definitely would agree with that. To be honest, I think some of my favorites have usually been the ones with some actual gameplay aspect to them.

    That's great and all, but I think I'd prefer to butter up my pooper instead.

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  5. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    See what I mean when it comes to no real choices?


    This must be the brilliant writing Fate is known for.
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  6. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Apr 11, 2017
    And this:

    Or this:

    I'm not even joking, this is legit. Nasu deserves to get mocked as much as possible. :laugh:
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  7. Vega

    Vega Well-Known Member

    Posted by Vega on Apr 11, 2017
    What the fuck? Those look like some sort of shitty fanfic or fan translated joke version. :laugh:
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  8. LinkSword


    To be honest I'm still upset about not finding a link to download Doki Doki no Obama, so I haven't really read any VNs since that tragedy.
  9. Zaig

    Zaig Well-Known Member

    Posted by Zaig on Apr 11, 2017
    Oh cool, a second Amusing Pics thread to check daily for lolz.
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  10. CaptainSlow

    CaptainSlow Database Moderator

    I love me some visual novels, though because I'm a cheap-ass, I tend to read freeware ones on or Steam.

    There's some... interesting ones out there. Such as ones that spawn scenes like this:

    or ones that suddenly change genre on you:
    Game: All My Bowies

    Still disappointed that Earthling!Bowie wasn't a dateable option...
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  11. ChalamiuS

    ChalamiuS Squisher of Bugs Developer

    Maybe you've read Dog of Dracula then? If you haven't then you should :pokerface:
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  12. CaptainSlow

    CaptainSlow Database Moderator

    Honestly, the line about high-fructose-corn-syruppuku sold me on it. :megusta:
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  13. HasseRovdjur

    HasseRovdjur Breast Claw

    As you all know, I am a pretty terrible person, so I only play Western non-ero VNs that are on Steam. I had fun with the Harry Potter-esque Magical Diary and Long Live the Queen, but the latter is more of a spreadsheet simulator than a pure VN.
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  14. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Apr 12, 2017
    I remember, the first time I got killed by poison chocolates.....

    It's fun to rage though, from the random deaths.

    I really have to keep playing through that game one day, as I still have yet to get all the endings. >_>;
  15. HasseRovdjur

    HasseRovdjur Breast Claw

    I got killed five times, then I somehow managed to stay alive throughout the game while just blundering about without no real plan. Also, I got flowers from a lady, which is as queer as the game gets, I suspect. Haven't touched it since.
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  16. HasseRovdjur

    HasseRovdjur Breast Claw

    I started replaying Resident Evil 4 today, but it looks like that will be postponed in favour for the otome game version.
  17. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    Man, this write up almost had me completely sold until I got the romance options. What the point if I can't romance the evil midget Salazar?

    I do think Leon's got the right attitude for a Otome Game guy, though, since he spends most of the game making Ashley hide in various trashcans.
  18. Vega

    Vega Well-Known Member

    Posted by Vega on May 17, 2017
  19. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    The game could possibly be funny, but man does that whole smug description make me want to slap the developers in the dicks. I think anyone would get the joke without them constantly pointing it out in the description.

    Ten bucks is a bit steep for this kind of joke-y parody game, too. They probably should have made the chicks twins since they have exactly the same face anyway.
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  20. Schizm

    Schizm Well-Known Member

    Only VN I ever played was Katawa Shoujo, which was done by a 4chan group and about dating disabled girls. It sounds horrible, but the subject matter is actually treated with a lot of respect and the girls are charming as fuck. I got with Hanako Ikezawa, the one with the burn scars, in the end because she was just so adorably shy and quirky.
    [​IMG](the one with the black hat)

    Oh, there was also Love Hina Advance, a visual novel-style game on the GBA about the show, but it sucked.

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