Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

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Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Uguuugh » Wed May 06, 2009 9:40 pm

I had never played a bishoujo game before Katawa Shoujo and I was just wondering what are some other good games similar to this that I could get into? Anything besides Clannad, Kanon and Fate/Stay night. Thanks :)

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Nack » Wed May 06, 2009 10:31 pm

I haven't played that many VN, but I really liked (and so did all of /v/) Yume Miru Kusuri: A Drug That Makes You Dream.

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Dootsy » Thu May 07, 2009 1:28 am

Saya no Uta is badass.

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by PCJedi » Thu May 07, 2009 1:31 am

Well, I'm not sure how similar it is to KS, but I've been playing Tsukihime again recently, and it's really good. Quite an emotional story as you get further in the game, and it has great characters and a pretty good storyline. So maybe you should look into playing it if you haven't already. Besides that though, I'd also second the recommendation of Yume Miru Kusuri, as I've heard great things about it, though I haven't gotten around to playing it myself just yet.
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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Warwick » Thu May 07, 2009 1:41 am

In addition to all that's been mentioned, I'd add Narcissu. It's free, too!
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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by unkind » Thu May 07, 2009 2:35 am

The following, I really liked, and are all translated (**or are mostly translated, and will be finished soon)
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Aoishiro **
Princess Waltz
Saya no Uta

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Raide » Thu May 07, 2009 8:03 am

I'd dearly recommend this short three hours piece Narcissu.

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Envy » Thu May 07, 2009 8:20 am

So we're just plugging our favourite VNs in this thread, huh? Fine with me. Go read Saya no Uta.

There really isn't much out there like KS. KS is a rather unique concept after all.

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Aura » Thu May 07, 2009 9:10 am

Agreeing with Envy in that there are really not much games that are *quite* like KS, but many have similar stuff. Of the English translated ones, Yume Miru Kusuri is probably the best choice, though it's very heavy on the porn department.
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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by mallory » Thu May 07, 2009 1:37 pm

The only VNs other than KS I can recall playing are Planetarian and Saya no Uta, neither were similar but I enjoyed both.
Which begs the question why I don't play more, I suppose...

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Cazzah » Thu May 07, 2009 8:54 pm

I'm surprised noone brought up Kana Little Sister aka Kana Imouto, given this sort of genre. Its the only VN I like more than this one. You have a sister who has a disease that leaves her mostly bedridden and weak, and you look after her as she grows up from a small child, and she either tries to live a normal life and overcome her hindrances, or accepts the way she is and becomes intelligent and thoughtful. If you liked Hanako shes that sort of character.

It kind of sounds like its something really weird, just like KS ("a cripple dating game"), but its not what you'd think. Watch out though its a real tearjerker. I think the review section on gamefaqs speaks for itself really. http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin ... 82493.html

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Warwick » Thu May 07, 2009 9:14 pm

Good point on Kana. I haven't played it, yet, so it slipped my mind. It's definitely high on my to-play list, though.
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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by Scyth » Fri May 08, 2009 4:06 am

Raide wrote:I'd dearly recommend this short three hours piece Narcissu.
Thanks. Now I'm feeling ridiculously depressed. Darn it...

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by RyuuseiDate » Fri May 08, 2009 2:12 pm

Muv-Luv. The entire series. Also Demonbane and anything by Studio E.go.

...oh, wait, it has to be in english huh. :(

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Re: Similar games to Katawa Shoujo

Post by delta » Fri May 08, 2009 2:17 pm

KS is very similar to Crescendo.

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