Why fan disk and not squel?

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#1 by soulvnovel
2018-10-30 at 11:12
< report >I always was wondering, the description (haven't played, so no spoiler) says clearly that it is after that, so why is it a fan dish? and what happens with everyone, like each girls route and stuff like this.
#2 by anonymous
2018-10-30 at 17:11
< report >we need to squelch the squels

In all seriousness, the difference is often just in what the developer calls it. Most fandiscs have afterstories in them.
To put it in different terms, a fandisc is generally made just to give you more time with the heroines and to maybe give a route or two to girls who didn't have them before. A sequel, meanwhile, fully expands on the concept and ideas of its predecessor while telling a new story. It's the difference between a Muv-Luv Supplement and a Muv-Luv Alternative.
#3 by stormwolf
2019-03-08 at 22:07
< report >Most likely as expected of people, they will always call a fandisc a "sequel" if they agree with the content and call it a "simple fandisc" if they don't.Last modified on 2019-03-08 at 22:07
#4 by dk382
2019-03-08 at 22:36
< report >@3 Can't say I agree with that. I see plenty of people enjoying fandiscs for what they are while referring to them as such. Some people are dismissive of fandiscs sometimes, but that largely comes down to personal tastes and the kind of content they enjoy.

I think kominara summarized the differences between fandiscs and sequels quite well. Fandiscs simply have a different approach, and a different style of content. And not everyone is going to be a fan of that kind of thing. When I see someone say, "It's just a simple fandisc. I'd rather have a proper sequel," they're typically not labeling the fandisc as one just because they don't like it. They are making a basic statement on the kind of content they enjoy using the common and widely accepted terms defining that content.

Basically, people sometimes don't like things that you like. You're reading too much into it.

In the case of this game specifically, it looks like it was labeled as a fandisc before much information was known about it. If it's a collection of light after stories, alternate routes, bonus h-scenes, and/or random side stories, it's a fandisc. As kominara pointed out, when they take the ideas and themes of the previous game and use them to make a new story, that's a sequel. But I'd also extend that by saying the obvious: continuations of the same story are also sequels. And there can be various degrees of melding the two definitions as well. So if Hapymaher -Fragmentation Dream- is one of those, then feel free to change it to having sequel status.Last modified on 2019-03-08 at 22:44
#5 by namiultedjapan
2019-03-08 at 23:09
< report >I have always seen these two terms used interchangeably a lot. #2 basically summed it up perfectly.

I absolutely love being able to spend more time with the heroines that I got to know and romanced in the first game.

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