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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Xuan » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:32 am

Game-oriented VN introduction GO!

Battle Goddess VERITA is an extremely well made RPG game/VN. While the story does not quite shine (As do many VNs with gameplay) and that the game is 4th of its series, its style and execution is refreshing enough that a dungeon crawler hater like me actually enjoys it (Rare, and still will never love 3D dungeon crawlers). Time wise its also pretty realistic - epic/legendary events happen over the span of years or even hundreds of years, and your main characters consists of people with either immortal bodies or extremely long lives.

You also switch around between sub characters and not just the main MCs (There's two) following the storyline, and the sneak-around-guards mini game is quite cool. There's even a fishing mini game! That's something you don't usually see in VNs alright.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Xeoniriel » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:29 pm

There's not a whole lot of VNs I'd recommend to people. The only ones I can think of besides Katawa Shoujo are Ever 17, Clannad, Symphonic Rain, and Yume Miru Kusuri and probably Steins; Gate when it comes out. (the 3 later ones mostly because of fantastic art and / or music while the first two are largely story dependent yet still my favourites)
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Fishpick » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:27 am

My god. Just have to say that "don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story" is absolutely amazing. I definitely was not expecting it to be this good. I think I mentioned this elsewhere on these forums, but prejudice is a very personal topic to me. (Which is what drew me to Katawa Shoujo, since I enjoyed seeing how they dealt with their disabilities.) But homosexuality is even more personal to me. This game is amazing and thank you SO much for recommending it. It made me mad, it made me happy, it made me sad, and it truly warmed my heart. Tomorrow night I will play through it a second time and make a few different choices, and see how things go. But for now, I must be getting to bed.

Also, Akira and Nolan...so adorable.

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Watered-Down » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:24 am

Fishpick wrote:My god. Just have to say that "don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story" is absolutely amazing. I definitely was not expecting it to be this good. I think I mentioned this elsewhere on these forums, but prejudice is a very personal topic to me. (Which is what drew me to Katawa Shoujo, since I enjoyed seeing how they dealt with their disabilities.) But homosexuality is even more personal to me. This game is amazing and thank you SO much for recommending it. It made me mad, it made me happy, it made me sad, and it truly warmed my heart. Tomorrow night I will play through it a second time and make a few different choices, and see how things go. But for now, I must be getting to bed.

Also, Akira and Nolan...so adorable.
I was really really good until the last two chapters or so, I thought. The reveal felt under-baked and other things unfinished or ignored. If the rest of the game wasn't so good it wouldn't have left me feeling quite as empty at the end as it did.

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by UrbanBas » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Watered-Down wrote:
Fishpick wrote:My god. Just have to say that "don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story" is absolutely amazing. I definitely was not expecting it to be this good. I think I mentioned this elsewhere on these forums, but prejudice is a very personal topic to me. (Which is what drew me to Katawa Shoujo, since I enjoyed seeing how they dealt with their disabilities.) But homosexuality is even more personal to me. This game is amazing and thank you SO much for recommending it. It made me mad, it made me happy, it made me sad, and it truly warmed my heart. Tomorrow night I will play through it a second time and make a few different choices, and see how things go. But for now, I must be getting to bed.

Also, Akira and Nolan...so adorable.
I was really really good until the last two chapters or so, I thought. The reveal felt under-baked and other things unfinished or ignored. If the rest of the game wasn't so good it wouldn't have left me feeling quite as empty at the end as it did.
The ending was supposed to be like that. As the title says It's just not your story. Throughout the story your more of a guide than anything. It's like reading a book from a minor characters perspective. You the big details but in the end it's supposed to make you want more.
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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Guest » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:21 pm

UrbanBas wrote:
Watered-Down wrote:
Fishpick wrote:My god. Just have to say that "don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story" is absolutely amazing. I definitely was not expecting it to be this good. I think I mentioned this elsewhere on these forums, but prejudice is a very personal topic to me. (Which is what drew me to Katawa Shoujo, since I enjoyed seeing how they dealt with their disabilities.) But homosexuality is even more personal to me. This game is amazing and thank you SO much for recommending it. It made me mad, it made me happy, it made me sad, and it truly warmed my heart. Tomorrow night I will play through it a second time and make a few different choices, and see how things go. But for now, I must be getting to bed.

Also, Akira and Nolan...so adorable.
I was really really good until the last two chapters or so, I thought. The reveal felt under-baked and other things unfinished or ignored. If the rest of the game wasn't so good it wouldn't have left me feeling quite as empty at the end as it did.
The ending was supposed to be like that. As the title says It's just not your story. Throughout the story your more of a guide than anything. It's like reading a book from a minor characters perspective. You the big details but in the end it's supposed to make you want more.
Precisely; the lolwut? end reveal is ham-fistedly forced down your throat on purpose to make you want more.

Duh :roll:.

Much of what precedes it though is worthwhile, especially the characterisation of the fallible, yet earnest, teacher.

It's steeped in highschool-drama-social-network-overspill and internet subculture though. So if that's not your cup of 4chan, it's probably not worth wading through.

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by Drkstrm » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:00 pm

Yume Miru Kusuri.

Got this a week ago after having a walk through TvTropes, ending up on the page for it and reading the first three paragraphs of the page. It really, really is good. It delves quite a bit into things, especially bullying, and it really makes it worthy of having an 18+ for being mature, instead of it just being for the sex. I'm crap at selling stuff to people, especially if I really like it, but I highly recommend it.

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by rydiafan » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:38 pm

I have to give credit to maybe the first one to be sorta popular True Love 95 .... its more of a personal choice ... is it as deep as others , no but its fun ( to me at least )

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by The Local Hentai » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:58 am

G-senjou no maou and Saya no uta.

Two of the most memorable and amazing VNs I have ever read.

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by kiljaedan » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:51 am

I don't know if this comes to the topic but Bible the Black is also a visual novel and it has a lot h scenes in it who didn't tryed it till now try it will love it although the story is a little bit sick but still a good game

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by kiljaedan » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:55 am

Slave Pageant i just found it it is a little bit sadistic but a very nice game. I played till half of the game and i can recomend it to all who love visual novels

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by zeroyuki92 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:35 am

kiljaedan wrote:Slave Pageant i just found it it is a little bit sadistic but a very nice game. I played till half of the game and i can recomend it to all who love visual novels
While they're presented in Visual Novel format, I believe they're a bit different with "Visual Novels" that being talked here. Bible Black and Slave Pageant is more to a hardcore H , while most of us are searching a more story-centric Visual Novels (although many of Visual Novels including mature subjects, including H). Well...It's same with posting a hardcore porn film to a normal film recommendation thread.

But still your opinion is welcomed :)
I also recommend you to check some of other VN that being suggested here, if you havent, to see what a story-centric VN can do :p

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Re: Recommend a VN

Post by kiljaedan » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:22 pm

i already checked a lot of them just posted Bible Black and Slave pageant too
I played fate stay night , tsukihime and a few others known and said by the guys in here can't wait to play katawa shoujo i already completed the demo i mean act 1 ver5sion of the game 100 % and i loved it uh this 2 days are killing me i cant wait

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Suggestions for Other Visual Novels?

Post by cancel » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:43 am

Katawa Shoujo was my first visual novel, and I absolutely loved it. The story line drew me in for each individual character and it was brilliant overall. I didn't expect to feel the range of emotions I experienced while working my way through the different paths.

Being very new to visual novels, I was wondering if anyone could suggest other visual novels similar to Katawa Shoujo in the sense of having an engaging plot line and good character development. I don't mind the H scenes as long as they don't subtract from the story. I'm hoping there are other visual novels out there that are on par with this one, because I really enjoyed it.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Re: Suggestions for Other Visual Novels?

Post by Snelx » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:49 am

Do browse around here http://www.vndb.org

I don't play much VN.
but i recommend Narcissu.
there are english translation for both the 1st and 2nd game.

Is a sad story.
The story need some time before u find it is good. 8)


Regarding character development, Clannad has alot of good ratings.
It's kinda funny, I've played a bunch of VN's and for the first time I'm feeling apprehensive about going down another path. I'm thinking weird crap like how will Hanako ever be happy if someones not there for her.......
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