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2372 No. 2372 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
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2410 No. 2410 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Hello, I've never been here, but I was looking for a place to discuss visual novels and so, after searching "visual novels" on, I found this board
I'm currently reading Ever17
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How do you like it so far? I've thought about reading that one.
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I only just finished sora's route.
The character interactions are not as good as I was looking for, I was expecting more moments of tension between them. For a bunch of teenagers trapped in an underwater base on the verge of collapsing, they are surprisingly cheerful. I also struggled a lot to understand certain character's motivations, specially tsumugi.
I was really looking forward to the Kid as a character, he seemed really interesting in the prologue. He didn't do much until now though, I hope this will change now that I'll be "playing" as him in the following routes.
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It really does get better
>> No. 2421 [Edit]
what the actual fuck is going on with this game

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The new designs look like shit.
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Would Gun God be summonable under the Archer class?
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9 years later and you're still right
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I don't understand the OP pic.....

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2285 No. 2285 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have Visual Novels thought you?
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>> No. 2347 [Edit]
that slow build up to porn is amazing. Sometimes.
>> No. 2361 [Edit]
Years ago I tried to pick up girls like in my dating sims. It didn't work out. Visual novels have taught me not to trust visual novels.
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2201 No. 2201 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
This thread is for posting your thoughts and musings on whatever VN you're currently reading but haven't finished. (I looked to see if there is a similar thread, but I don't think there is one.)

I'm currently enjoying Snow Sakura. Thus far, even after choosing one of the girls' routes, most of the VN is still dedicated to SoL moments. I'd be a tad disappointed, but these scenes are simply pleasant and amusing. The characters' interactions with each other are well-done, exhibiting a sort of warmness as they tease one another. I'm also a big fan of the perverted male friend in Sumiyoshi who, despite occasionally rebuked, fits well with the group. Really, in general, the group dynamic is fantastic. Hopefully, the ending will be appropriate as there seems to be a wistful and cold air permeating throughout the town.
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I love that replaying introduces more content. Kengo's awesome.
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I finished ef - a fairy tale of the two and I'm about to watch the anime adaptation.
I really liked it. The fact the arcs get more and more fucked up (in my opinion) as the game(s) go on is appealing. Culminating in a final utsuge-like arc and an honestly anticlimactic death. Despite how fucked up the last arc was, I honestly was more emotionally affected by Chihiro's route, the scenes just after the h-scene where the clock is ticking and dawn steadily approaches still give me the chills, even though I know how it ends. Chihiro's route is probably my favourite.

one thing I have to mention is that, once it was revealed that the second game takes place in Australia, there is a glaring mistake. As an Australian, I have to say that it definitely does not snow here. Considering the town seems to be located right next to the coast, it definitely would not snow like that even in the winter. Plus, the VN mentioned that Shuuichi and Mizuki's relationship was "almost criminal", here it would be very criminal. I'm not complaining though.
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I just finished the "bad" route of Lucy ~The Eternity She Wished For~. The story isn't anything special, but a theme in the game is the relationship between humans and androids and where the line of what is acceptable is drawn. It paints a decent picture of the person that would fall in love with an android, and also of the people that would never even consider it. It hit a little close to home in a way I didn't really expect going in.
I'll get the good end some other time. The game broke when trying to skip through all the repeated stuff so that killed my motivation to go ahead and finish it.
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There is nothing, and I mean N O T H I N G, better than dropping your annoying childhood friend, whom everybody has assumed will be your future wife, in favor of her best friend, the one that subdues her own love out of consideration for others.

The lady in question is Mii-chan, and she deserves happiness for being such a good girl. Her caring and lovely self gives comfort to those who suffer from striking blights; the light she exudes in the darkest of nights guides the listless souls to purpose; and her soothing warmth is second only to that of the love of Jesus Christ.

Though my time with her will be brief, and her existence but a fiction, she will nonetheless impress upon me, into perpetuity, a beauty that'll never die.

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2384 No. 2384 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So the idea came up for us to take a whack at making a game of our own. Not exactly the first time it's come come up, but it never got past the stage of "wouldn't it be cool if we..."
if there's enough legitimate interest, maybe we can make something of it.

So what will we need?
-An engine to run the game on.


-Art assets.

-Music and sound.


We would also need a concept and design path to follow. If nothing else so we know where to start.
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>> No. 2404 [Edit]
The director perhaps needs to step up.
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I still think an artist is needed.
>> No. 2406 [Edit]
I got around to reading this. I think the friend is a little too annoying.

>I didn’t give much of a personality to the mc, I don’t know if we want to make a fully characterized protagonist
I think the mc is a bit too depressive and asocial to be a blank slate. I know that's par for the course for tc, but it's a little jarring in this context.

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>> No. 2407 [Edit]
>I think the mc is a bit too depressive and asocial to be a blank slate. I know that's par for the course for tc, but it's a little jarring in this context.
My idea is for him to start all gloomy and sad, and then gradually become happier as he progresses through the route all the way to the end when he learns to love life and all that bullshit. Dating sims in which the mc starts already happy and full of life usually feel bland.

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2362 No. 2362 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Visual Novels as a medium are effectively dead. A few embers still burn for now but every year more and more studios are closed, the profits generated get less and less, and the works that exist try harder and harder to appeal to normalfags.

Otaku culture was so successfully integrated into the mainstream where artefacts of what were once a niche are now commonplace - any mouthbreathing well integrated member of society can tell you all about Fate or Clannad or Higurashi thanks to the adapations and youtube explanation videos and wikipedia synopsis - but the value of these works has been entirely drained. We exist in a society of shadows cast by something no longer there.
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>> No. 2380 [Edit]
art seems like the hardest part, but also the easiest if AI is okay.
>> No. 2381 [Edit]
AI art is okay for backgrounds and single image pornography. Story and character specific art is beyond its capabilities imo.
>> No. 2382 [Edit]
This could only happen if someone went and did a significant amount of the legwork on their own and then asked for help afterwards.
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In other words, you need a director?

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Hello fren, I am here to rant about this normalfag artist endorsed piece of shit vn. This gamu should not be critically acclaimed, it is literally just a shitty harem game, just cause it has one wapanese bitch who is "depressed" doesn' make it anything different. How is this considered a physchological horror game? Is it because of the "heavy" theme of mental health that is barely touched upon and when it is touched upon it is represented in an exponentially unrealistic manner. No matter what anyone says it's just a shitty wapanese vn created by a man who probably wishes he could be Japanese. The only reason it is popular in the mainstream is because of horny digisexual teenagers and lesbian aspie waps who say they like it because of the plot, but know in their hearts that they really like it because "hurr Durr my wapanese wanime gurlfren is kwaii!" Also, I don't give a flying fuck if this thread belongs on /vn/ or the Vidya board, I want it to get more attention so I am putting it here.
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>> No. 2349 [Edit]
Those are two different things which don't mean the same thing.
>> No. 2350 [Edit]
Still pretty close. Nothing shows appreciation more honestly than hard earned money.
>> No. 2359 [Edit]
I know that you didn't mean the show itself but rather the type of thing that it is, but only on Tohno Chan can I read "Happy Tree trendy".
>> No. 2360 [Edit]
Ten years ago I think it was pretty popular.

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What is the latest visual novel you bought and do you think it was worth its price?
Alternatively, if you pirate your VNs: What is the latest VN you finished and would you consider paying for it?
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I think the last VN I cleared was Sanoba Witch. I think it was really nice and comfy, and I liked all the main girls, so I didn't mind paying for it.
I both pirate and buy games depending on what makes it more convenient to play. I like to get some on the Switch if I can because I enjoy portable reading, but all I really have on there right now is Clannad and Gnosia.
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Kara No Shoujo (first game and the sequel), which I really liked and definitely thought was worth the money. However after playing both I bought Cartagra because it was by the same devs and had some intersecting characters. That turned out to be a hugely disappointing game.
>> No. 2345 [Edit]
I'm quite new to visual novels; I've only played about 5 or so. I'm midway through higurashi and it's one of the best games (including non-vns) I've ever played. I tried the first episode and it was definitely worth paying for, especially since each episode is cheap.
>> No. 2348 [Edit]
I envy people who can buy things. You are usually either time rich or money rich, rarely both.

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2304 No. 2304 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Perhaps a bit much for a thread, but given there's both good and bad endings for a route, do you have a tendency read the good ones before the bad, vice versa, or do you avoid bad ends like a coworker who wants your anal virginity?
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Bad first, save the best for last. Unless there are a crap ton of endings.
>> No. 2352 [Edit]
I savescum the moment I sniff the bad end. I play to win.

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I've developed this habit out of low effort and laziness. I'll go to and filter only games I can play on the browser. Usually I'll focus on very short reads in order to have a whole story in one sitting and try to spend as least time as possible actually selecting the title. I'll quickly go through the filtered list and click on the first title that stands out for me that day. If it needs a login or anything like that I just quit and try something else. Really handy when you're too depressed to go through the process of choosing and downloading something to play. There's also a surprise factor there where you don't really know what you're getting yourself into, it's nice. Just remember many of those freeware titles are done by very small studios and ocasionally a single person, so don't expect a high production value, though there are many of those as well.

To kickoff this thread here's what I read today. Gomen ne, Otaku-kun. It's about a girl flerting with poor Otaku-kun for laughs. Things get out of hand.

Needless to say you can also filter through language to find English translated vns in the same way. Let's see the stuff we can find.
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How Convenient! And Given how short they are I might even be able to finish one by the end of the week.
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Remember to check out these (and ones from the previous and subsequent events) if you haven't already:
Old, but still very much worth it.
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It's that time again I come here and tell you this is a beautiful game. You might start to assume I will praise any game I play but that's not true. What happens is I play through several VNs before committing to one. I would have played maybe 10 to 20 min of 4 or 5 titles before finding one I feel like reading all the way to the end and of course I'll review only those that I actually read all the way through. This is the latest one, Happy Dream Syndrome. This is the type of game that makes me wonder why nobody played it and most importantly, why there are so many boring plots for anime each season when they have stories like this lying around the internet. I don't get it. The other 4 guys who played this on yt all loved it and it's 5 stars on novelgame.

The art for this is pretty good. It has its own style going for it and it makes the characters very memorable. It doesn't look like a VN backed by a professional studio of course, but it is still pretty good and it has more charm and strength than a lot of generic 'highly professional' illustrations I see out there on VNs. The music is composed of 3 piano medleys. Not the best but they really work for this game. I had some problems with the gameplay though. Game has a couple of bugs and at least for me it's broken on Firefox. About 2 hours in there's a small animation scene and it doesn't matter what I try, I can't make the clip to load and run on firefox. Had to switch to Chrome and redo a huge portion of the game to get where I was. About 15 minutes of skipping. Free games though, you can't really complain. Lots of routes to take here. In fact I ended up cheating and looking up how to get one of the endings, then I regretted doing it because it was really obvious and the only thing I hadn't tried, despite being obvious.

The story begins with a trope I really like and I think everyone who played a lot of rpgmaker games back in its heyday have a soft spot for it as well. The protagonist wakes up with no idea who he is or where he's at. He lost all memory of his past and it's on the same level of wisdom about the world he's in as we the players starting this game for the first time. Protagonist memory loss must be the single most popular trope for RPG Maker games for the first decade of the 2000s fo
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Usually I'll stick with the longest VNs available on novelgame but this one caught my interest while I was browsing the latest reviews people post in there. This is a super short but really cool read. Reversal is a horror/mystery type of game and really straight forward in its approach. It couldn't be any other way since each run takes only 15 minutes to go through. 4 endings so it probably wouldn't take you more than an hour to see everything this has to offer. The cool thing about this one is the fair amount of animations it has and they're really well made as well. Characters look very cute and that's always a plus. The horror is very effective visually and the world of Reversal, though only shown briefly, is interesting enough I think that many other games could take place in it.

It all takes place in a single evening when the recently transferred student, Kirishima, abducts you and 2 other students. She reveals herself to be a demon hunter about to go on an expedition on the edges of town to vanquish a ghost hideout. Akari is very enthusiastic about it because she thinks it is going to be just like in the anime she watches all the time. Yu on the other hand doesn't believe Kirishima for a second. Then it's up to you to decide how to proceed.
This game got huge some years ago when a celebtuber did a playthrough of it.
You can watch it here:
Kyo is rather loud though.

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