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/v/ tell me a good Visual Novel to play
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>>286572834

I've been playing... well you know. Its actually way better than I thought.
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google reccomended VRs anon, fuck.
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999 and Virtue's Last Reward
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Cartographer Tensei: Big Dick! Battle on yokai island!
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>>286572834
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>>286574108
>Play Stein's;Gate
>Really, really enjoy the writing and characters etc
>Try to pay attention to Kurisu's texts but answer most/all of them wrong

>At the very end of the 30+ hour visual novel, learn I'd need to replay the entire thing and answer Kurisu's texts correctly in order to get the true ending

I never finished S;G, the fact I need a guide from the start to avoid re-reading 30 hours of text is infuriating
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>>286574396

Doesn't it have some sort of skip/auto scroll function? Not that I've played many VNs, but all of them I have played let you skip through everything and just stop on choices.
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Zero Escape series
Danganronpa series
Ace Attorney series
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Saya no Uta is fun it's not too heavy or anything
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>>286572834
Rance
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>>286574932
It does and the idiot never saved like he was suppose to. You ALWAYS save at decision points in VNs.
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just played this one... pretty shitty but I got some good faps outta it
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Hotel Dusk and Last Window
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>>286573841
This and Phoenix Wright. Then you're done with VNs.
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ikikoi

or if you want something with plot, higurashi and umineko
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Why do people consider AA series as visual novel? If you have things like health bars and you can lose then its not a VN,its a game
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Galaxy Angel for toned down Homeworld
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>>286577686
Isn't that one super unfinished?
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>>286572834
Play Cripple Chicks
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>>286573619
>lol, just google it faggot

this kills the forum
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>>286573461
Never heard of it, what's it about?
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>>286579549
It is indeed.
When you select some things it basically says "LOL I DIDN'T DO IT YET" - AKABUR
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>>286579769
Inappropriate relations with underage females
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>>286573461

Is this that game that if you download it sends you to jail?
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ye ye
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>>286579809
Is it even worth a download? The Jasmine one was pretty good.
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>>286579809

Is it worse than Princess Trainer in terms of unfinishness-ness?
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>>286572834
>>286578358

and YU-NO
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>>286580019
I haven't gone yet.
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Kara no Shojo
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>>286580185
Besides Yu-no thats a pretty entry level as fuck list. 999 wasn't even that interesting.
>>286580417
This is real good shit.
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>>286579156
There is no gameplay though.
the health bar shit and losing is just a fancy bad end type of thing.
They might as well do away with the health bar shit since its just annoying having to savescum to make sure you don't have to go through the same text again.
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>>286580147
Hmmm, not sure in terms of "unfinishness.ness" but it certainly has less content.
There's no going between locations, you're stuck in one room.
There's only Hermione and Snape.

>>286580121
I'd say so, I never followed it being made and only stumbled onto the download link in a thread so I wasn't as disappointed as most people, just a neat 2-4 hour fap.

>>286579980
That's not exactly new or ground breaking.
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>>286572834
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>>286580517
>Besides Yu-no thats a pretty entry level as fuck list.

Well, I can name a lot more, but most of them are not translated...
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>>286580629

Holy shit, by the time I finish all those games I can learn Spanish.

What is that like 600 hours?
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>>286572834
Danganronpa, danganronpa 2
Phoenix wright series
999 VLR
Hotel Dusk
Time hollow
little busters
steins gate

you get more options if you understand nip
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>>286580741
Just speaking for the genre as a whole, Phoenix Wright, 999, and Yu-no is a pretty bad sampler of the genre to say 'thats it thats all you need.'
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>>286572834
Morenatsu
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Posting some recommendations that should keep you going for a while.

YU-NO
Don't let aged graphics fool you, it's seriously good game. I say game because there's actually point-and-click stuff going on. And story is great as well, and lasts long time, even if you use guide.
Muv-Luv trilogy
Despite people saying that Alternative is only one worth caring about, you should read earlier two -Extra and Unlimited- as well. They build the characters and world, and you seriously need to read like one route from each to get to good stuff.
Sekien no Inganock
It's a proper fairy tale set in steampunk city where people do anything to get by. Music and visual are also top-notch. Relatively short.
KiraKira
The routes are of varying quality, and editing of translation is suspect. But recommending this because some of the routes seriously touched me, and ultimate ending of series(the second story of fandisc, first one was shit) is excellent.
Rance series
Fucking excellent. Fun story, and gameplay is good with each game doing something different. Read Digest versions of first two, go through third one, then you can enjoy awesome RPG series.
Toushin Toshi 2
The first game is also translated, but second one is considered legendary, and for a good reason. Pretty great old-school CRPG, with surprisingly lengthy story.
Kamidori
Pretty good. Get ready to spend like 50+ hours on one route, and there's three of them.
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>>286580774

probably even more if you do everything/ go for true endings.

I've done at least a 1/4th of that list over the past year and a half and i can say it easily put me over 200+ hours.
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>>286581471
>Kamidori

Isn't that a porn game?
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>>286581060
Nigga what are you doing recommending Little Busters. Though I gotta admit that has the most competent translation of all KEY titles released.
Also fucking Time Hollow, seriously?
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>>286581621

Boy I really hope those 200+hours were worth it
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>>286581471
>Toushin Toshi 2

Toushin Toshi 2 is pretty good, most japanese gamers consider it one of the best eroge ever made right up there with Doukyuusei, YU-NO, Kichiku Ou Rance and Dragon Knight 4.
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>>286581639

it's a game and yes it's also a porn game. it has a high amount of h-scenes in it.
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>>286581639
Most visual novels are
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>>286581639
So are Rance, Toushin Toshi and YU-NO, but they all have pretty heavy visual novel elements. You'll be spending lots of time reading.
...Unless you're asking about generally sexual content, all of the games I listed have that.

And adding to the list stuff that has been mentioned in the thread, Kara no Shoujo is pretty great, as is 999 and Danganronpa.
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>>286581639
All of the mentioned have porn
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>>286581716
>>286581716

Little Busters is good mang.

Though I can't say that for the anime.
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>>286581948
>>286582003
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>>286582093

I don't think OP asked for porn. He wanted a VN.
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>>286582219

But it is a VN tho.
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>>286582219
And I recommended Galaxy Angel which has no porn
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>>286582219
Okay? Those are VNs.
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>>286578821
I tried to play this but for some reason it's locked at 1-3 fps whenever I start it up, making it impossible to play.
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>>286581938
Japanese also consider Family Project one of the best things ever, so yeah. It set lots of genre standards, but everything it did has been done better by other games afterwards.
Anyway, Toushin Toshi 2 is a good game, but I wouldn't put it on same level with stuff like YU-NO and Kichikuou Rance. All three are really playable though.
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>>286582219

YU-NO barely has sex scenes for how long the game lasts... I mean... you only get a couple of 5 min sex scenes in 50+ hours...
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>>286582164
I wish I never watched the anime.
I'm forever turned off from ever playing the VN.
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>>286574396
Yeah SG has got to have the worst path system in any visual novel I've played. I remember thinking "man when am I going to make choices" and then I beat the game and realized those trivial cell phone conversations completely determine everything. Was fucking stupid especially given how pointless a lot of them feel yet they have MASSIVE consequences that beg for a guide just to get them all.

>>286574932
It does, but it's terribly done. There's no truly quick skip and it slows down every time you need to answer cell phone texts. The end result is that it takes way longer than it needs to and getting all the endings was a huge pain in the ass because of it. It was just a bad system to do things.

It doesn't help that all the endings but the true ending feel half assed and tacked on. They're just epilogues rather than actual routes, which further makes you wonder why they even bothered. It seems more like they were rushed and couldn't do actual routes so they just threw in some random endings. Only one I thought was interesting was Suzuha's. The stupid cat girl by far had the dumbest one though.
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>>286582219
Most visual novels also have sex scenes. If he wants to enjoy to best parts of the genre, he better learn to live with it.
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Can you really call Dangan Ronpa a VN? The only straight-up VN parts is the set-up before the investigation sections, and of course the class trial sections. And even the "calm" period before anyone's been murdered has a lot of walking around.
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>>286582557

Does it have porn?
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As for a VN, the whole "go through all menu choices to continue" thing is pretty dated, but damn it, Kojima made one hell of a Blade Runner/Terminator tribute with this game. Also the english dubbing is spot on.
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>>286582557

They are usually called Interactive Adventure Games in Japan.
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Personal favourites are Shikkoku no Sharnoth and Kara no Shoujo
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>>286582486
>Yeah SG has got to have the worst path system in any visual novel I've played.
I'd say 999 has it worse. The skip is painfully slow, and fuck having to clear all of the puzzles in room in repeat playthroughs. That's one thing I'm glad VLR improved on.
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>>286572834
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>>286582789
I can't comment on 999 since I never got very far in it, but at in S;G you skip through ALL this shit just for the last 1% of the dialogue to be different. At least other games have more meaningful differences in routes. This one is literally just the epilogue.
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Are dating sims visual novels?
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>>286572834
Galaxy angel
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>>286582904
Someone remembers
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>>286582904
Vanilla>Forte>>>>>Ranpha>>Milfeulle>>>>>>>>>>Mint
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>>286582270
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>>286582338
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>>286582491

Seriously? It's 2015 and they haven't moved past that? Whatever, I'll play Muv-Luv just so I can understand Demonbane.
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>>286581912

I enjoyed them, so I'd say yes.
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>>286583014

It depends on what you consider a dating sim...

I mean... Tokimeki Memorial for example works more like raising sim, while Doukyuusei is the true heir of the 80's nanpa games.
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>>286575824
where the hell is the fun in that?
What's the point in making a decision if the decision doesn't matter at all. Unless it's a route split to 7 different routes
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OP here

I decided to try Kara no Shoujo
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I got some japanese stuff

Dracu riot
First snow cherry blossoms
Love election and chocolates
Even 17
Pantetarian
Flyable heart
rondo duo
Neko para
Pretty kaleidoscope
steins gate
Dies arae
Innocent girl
Surely the clearing pases Asairo as well (can't translate this name that well)
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The greatest VN of all.
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>>286583141
Vanilla is my favorite but everyone's routes were nice
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>>286583141
Yeah basically. Mint is a neat character but it never goes much further than I don't want to be treated as a child in the first game at least
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>>286583145
>they haven't moved past that?
I don't understand. Are you saying that they're recommending the same ones over and over, or are you complaining that a genre that thrives on porn is producing games with porn?
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>>286583141
The fuck you say about my waifu?
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Could I get away with reading a 999 synopsis and then playing Virtue's Last Reward? DS games look like shit on 3DS. inb4 someone tells me to hold select and start it just makes it tiny even if it is "native resolution"
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What's the german pedo VN called?
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>>286583507
She isn't any better in then 2nd but her route in the third game blew my sides
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>>286580629
Why is Higurashi listed as 30-40 hours. It's like at least twice that.
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>No one recommends Higurashi
Actually the version with the new translation is going to be on Steam soon, too bad the new sprites suck.

But still, Higurashi. Original hamhands sprites or PS2 sprites, both are charming.
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>>286583692

The one that sends you to jail?
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>>286583613
>muh daddy issues
>muh psycho mantis
>muh furry
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>>286583642
>inb4 someone tells me to hold select and start it just makes it tiny even if it is "native resolution"
that's what it fucking means to make it native res you stupid idiot. Not holding select is just upscaling. The DS has shit resolution so of course it looks like shit.
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>>286583692
unteralterbach
It was the file name of the first image of it in the thread.
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>>286581471
>Rance
>Digest of 2
1 I understand, but 02 exists.
Why bother with digest?
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>>286583816
You'd be a little off too if you could read everyone's negatives thoughts on your ears and be a midget.
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>>286583816
>furry
I don't even like mint. But that's a horrible and misplaced accusation.
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>>286583762

Shouldn't be hard to patch it with the PS2 sprites
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>>286583762
How much better is it compared to the Anime?
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>>286583642
it'd be a gigantic waste if you did
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>>286583729
Who would have figured that for the first and last time the Rei clone was the best girl and one of the greatest girls in general
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I really enjoyed a few like Planetarian, Saya no Uta, Swan Song, but just knowing a VN is going to be 30 hours long I don't even want to open it.
What are some of the best short (10 or less hours) VNs?
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>>286583145
Isn't Demonbane a different VN? Deus Machina Demonbane?
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Fate/stay night
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>>286583507
I love her intellect and endless wit. Also she's voiced by Miyuki "my voice is literally sex" Sawashiro
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>>286583195
Well done.
>>286584001
>Why bother with digest?
Because existing translation for 02 is shit, and even disregarding that, they used the script for original game instead of intended 02 version that made changes to script and gameplay.
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Also why the fuck noone mentioned Utawarerumono
That battle music was catchy as hell
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>>286583014
No. They are dating sims.
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>>286583762
>too bad the new sprites suck.
Anything is better than 07th Expansion originals, but you can use those if you want to.
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>>286584153
>That smile
It was at that moment I knew, I made the most right choice in my life
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>>286584254
I don't know. I didn't find her as witty. Other than the bit with her dad when she was captured was notable. And even then it's mostly carried by her dad and Tact. Her voicework is top tier and I wouldn't have it anywhere else though.
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>>286584394
I tried to like it but I can't even keep up with battles because animations play at like triple speed for some reason.
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Apparently Majikoi got 100% translated. Is it any good? Looking for something to play once I finish up the one I'm reading right now
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So are VNs dead? Have there been any great games recently or is it just eh
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>>286584034
The anime just trims out everything for the sake of killer lolis. The extra attention that the game pays to atmosphere, world and character building just makes it a better experience in every way.
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>>286584541
Tact turned out to be one hell of a main character.
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>>286584623
It was Fuwa release. Draw your own conclusions.
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>>286584652
>So are VNs dead?

They have been dead for almost 10 years...
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>>286584880

No seriously
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>>286584442
I like them. They're cute and way more expressive than the alternatives, which makes the original crazy sprites a bit more intense when shit starts going down in VN,
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>>286581716
>not liking Time Hollow
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>>286584834
How he went from cardboard cutout to self insert in to a proper commander by the end was also pretty good. The only flaw I'd say was that it wasn't really a natural growth that you gradually see since most of the focus is on the girls and the plot rather than tact. And it had to be planned around Tact having all 5 of the angels available so none of them made as much of an impression on him as much as he does on them.
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>>286584864
>Fuwa release
Oh I didn't even know
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>>286585052
looks like western shit
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What are some well written VNs where I can fap , feel and have fun?
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>>286584623

I personally enjoyed it a lot (for what i was able to play). The characters are enjoyable and it's pretty silly and feelgood in most part, though there are a few drama bombs here and there.

>Fuwa
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>>286585446

Katawa Shojo
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>>286585236
The sprites are free resources by a Japanese artist.
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>>286585487
Is there something wrong with Fuwa
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>>286585146
Such is the cost of having the games be focused on the girls. For better or for worse, he still remains as great as ever (even better IMO) in the second series.

Lester deserves some mention since he kept Bridge interactions as the most entertaining things to read
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>>286585578
It's the only one I've already played
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>>286585657
see http://pastebin.com/s6Me2D9i
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