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Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:51 pm
by Jagosaurus
Interesting. So the Telltale games are more adventure visual novels?

Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:38 pm
by PartridgeSenpai
Jagosaurus wrote:Interesting. So the Telltale games are more adventure visual novels?


The Telltale games since the first "season" of The Walking Dead are definitely more visual novel than adventure games. The adventure game aspects are mostly simple QTEs or walking around a scene talking to characters and picking up all the items you need in that area. They're more about giving the player an illusion of choice that still feels like a meaningful decision, and they do a pretty good job at it. There's no way (at least in the 3 that I've played) to ever get stuck in them though like you can in Monkey Island or something. The road to take is very obvious and you often need to work to ignore it (or the game may've glitched out, which is also possible :lol: ). If you want a VN with more of an adventure game's aesthetic and mechanical appearance, they can be quite good fun ^w^

Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:14 pm
by Stark
I've been playing AI: The Somnium Files which is from the team that did the Nonary Games series. Seems pretty good so far, it does seem like those Nonary games where you kind of jump around in time. We'll see!

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Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:20 am
by alienjesus
I picked up that one for the wife for Christmas. She was a big fan of the Nonary Games games. I personally still need to get to Zero Time Dilemma first.

Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:03 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
I already shared this with Elkin, but I'll post it here too. A list of the top-rated visual novels, as per ratings on the Visual Novel Database:

https://vndb.org/v/all?s=rating;o=d

The list is kind of a mess. It uses Japanese titles for all games, even those localized, so you'll have to click to get more info. For instance, Gyakuten Saiban 3 is actually Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations. Other than that, each game profile contains tons of great info.

Anyway, I'm going to try to work my way through the most critically-acclaimed stuff. Some I own, some I'll have to get.

I find the ratings on the site to be pretty much in line with my own tastes.... Except the users show no respect for the retro classics. Portopia is only rated a 5.55 and Suishou no Dragon a 5.03??? What's the problem, not enough HD anime taddies? Fuckin weebs.

Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:12 pm
by Ack
BoneSnapDeez wrote:I find the ratings on the site to be pretty much in line with my own tastes.... Except the users show no respect for the retro classics. Portopia is only rated a 5.55 and Suishou no Dragon a 5.03??? What's the problem, not enough HD anime taddies? Fuckin weebs.


Pfft, Silent Hill: Play Novel is a 6.02. What is this? That's a 10 and you know it!

Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:01 pm
by pierrot
invalid list, because not Kurosu Tantei Monogatari, nor any of the Sakura Taisen or Kino no Tabi games are on the first page. I also find it interesting that the Phoenix Wright game I liked the least is the one highest on that list.

Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:45 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
Well..... it's a Western website. Games with no English translation aren't going to be scored as well, generally speaking.

Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:04 pm
by pierrot
Pish posh, Bone. Don't respond to my irrational complaints with logic. If they're weeb enough to default to the Japanese titles, they should be weeb enough to rate my favorite games higher!

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Re: Visual Novels

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:47 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
The NDS port of the first Phoenix Wright game is the best VN of all time. List is invalid.