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edited 20th May '16 3:28:52 PM by LatterPoros
From the dead a faint plea
Are there any good mature romantic visual novels?
Clarification for mature; sort of explores angles that aren't normally ventured in dating sims and the like (burnout, fear of commitment, abusive relationships and the like)
In English? Uh, Yume Miru Kusuri and maybe School Days for abusive relationships. A few routes of If My Heart Had Wings deal with commitment issues, I suppose.
Oh, and one route of Rewrite is kind of an abusive relationship but the relationship is hardly focused on at all.
edited 6th Nov '16 5:32:33 AM by Arha
Much appreciated. I'll give Yume a shot first
Any freeware visual novels you'd recommend(besides KS)? Alternately, any good gay dating sims?
Narcissu is the best doujin visual novel out there, and it had an Even Better Sequel, Narcissu 2nd.
What about Higurashi or Tsukihime? Bet they're better than Narcissu.
edited 3rd Jan '17 4:03:21 PM by Arha
A couple months ago, Unexplained Enemy asked "Any freeware visual novels you'd recommend(besides KS)?"
I try to keep my expectations tempered with free games, fiction, or visual novels. If I look at the premise and don't find it interesting, then I will just move on. If I try a story and if I don't enjoy it after half an hour, then I will set it aside. That all said, look through freeware visual novel forums for stories or gameplay which you might enjoy.
"Alternately, any good gay dating sims?"
The Theorem of Narrow Interests is a problem. If you're looking for a Romance Game which is gameplay driven (an emphasis on statistics and time management), then keep in mind that there aren't many available in English. Also, keep in mind that a lot of titles which have been described as "dating sims" do not include any simulation elements, or any characters who go on dates with each other.
"Lamento -Beyond the Void-" is a fan translated story that focuses on Yaoi Guys and their relationships. Conversely, "Kindred Spirits on the Roof" is an officially translated story in the Yuri Genre about characters' relationships.
The indie title "Coming Out on Top" features male characters and some simulation elements. Likewise, the indie title "Roommates" features several possible pairings (including gay and lesbian) as well as simulation gameplay.
Any recommendations for any good SLG/RGP game, ideally in English? Don't mind too much about sexual content.Years ago my favorite VN's were Little Witch Romanesque (loved the magic school and the dice/spell casting element. Loli's made me uncomfortable but just didn't play those routes) and Suzukuri Dragon (liked the dungeon design and monster placement elements). Due to time commitments though I've completely lost track of the genre. Could anybody give me some suggestions?
One of the reasons I like Cinders is that it had a unique art style compared to most Visual Novels. Can anyone think of another good title that doesn't have an anime aesthetic?
edited 11th Mar '17 1:12:52 PM by DS9guy
Have you tried Solstice by the same company?
House in Fata Morganna but the themes are kind of, huh. Dark?
Ah, huh, is this thread still a thing? I'm not sure what to get on the Steam Sale. I prefer heavy visual novels? It can be otome or anything, but I really like nakige for the most part. I'm considering Nightshade, Da Capo III and Dal Segno. I currently own Himawari, Amnesia Memories, Root Double, Tokyo babel and house in Fata Morgana. I'm a Dangan Ronpa fan, but I prefer watching\read Let's Plays to actually playing them because puzzle games\detective games make me kind of nervous. Thank you.
Get Doki Doki Literature Club. It's free and it's frightfully good.
Are there any Yuri Romance games?
Macron Notes asked for yuri romance a few weeks ago. In the Yuri Genre article, there's a section for visual novels. About three-fourths of the examples have an English edition or patch. A couple examples which aren't mentioned in the article...
Katahane is bad and I would not recommend it to anyone.
Anyone knows if Dies Irae is worth the time and cash? And\or Dal Segno?
Dal Segno is kinda meh. Ever read Da Capo? It's basically that. Right down to recycled plots.
Ah, ok!The thing on Dies Irae is that I used to hear people hyping it and now there are people bashing it. Might go for some other game instead though. Definetely getting Hakuouki because it's cheap and I've been wanting that.
All VNs get bashed when they get translated and people can actually see the flaws for themselves rather than hear about them secondhand. As to how good it is I don't know. It's probably pretty good but whatever, not my kind of thing really.
I'm late, but try Doki Doki Literature Club
DDLC rage has died down by now but I can always hop on that whenever.
I want to reread the Type Moon novels I loved so much so Tsukihime, Fate. Even Re-Act version of Melty Blood. Makes me realize how much time has passed and the heyday of V Ns seem to be over.
I got a couple of the popular ones that came over to Steam like Clannad, Muv-Luv, Grisaia, and trial version of Dies Irae and for PS, Dangonronpa and Nonary games . I'm struggling to think on what were the classics that I want to try like Utawarerumono and Ever 17.
So I've been in the mood for some smutty romance. Any good V Ns with good romance and nicely written sex scenes?
Hey there! Just a newbie for V Ns, I want to ask something to you guys... Any fantasy V Ns that is good to start with minimum romance?
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