greatest vn story?

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#1 by coldnobility
2019-05-15 at 18:43
I would be curious to hear your thoughts on this and if you agree that it might be the best vn story in terms of (plot)
#2 by altria0
2019-05-15 at 19:01
nowhere near close, too short and undeveloped, the plot twist is somewhat cool but its just shock value, the story doesn't do anything interesting with it, i'd go with Umineko for best VN story by far
#3 by shining17
2019-05-15 at 19:05
@OP I hope you're just joking.
#4 by steamboatwillie
2019-05-15 at 19:23
JAST seems to be makig considerable progess on Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi.. Maybe you'll change your mind.
#5 by barthos
2019-05-16 at 12:02
@OP you are clueless, this is just insult to the Japanese that make the best of VN
#6 by perverse
2019-05-16 at 15:58
The OP is very likely being disingenuous, since they only gave DDLC a 6 (decent) rating. While it is possible that they just have high standards, it is unlikely that they would give the "best vn story in terms of (plot)" a rating below their average vote score (6.59).
#7 by eltonan
2019-05-16 at 22:18
In terms of Original English Language Visual Novels (OELVNs), I'd say its probably one of the better ones, if only because most OELVNs are nonsense/meme filled garbage or quick cash grabs. In terms of actual good visual novels though, I'd say its not even close.

The biggest problem with DDLC is that's its trying to be a parody/deconstruction, without understanding the subject matter it's parodying/deconstructing. The best example of this is when Monika claims she messed with Yuri's emotions and deleted the other girls by messing around with the game files. But that's not how, visual novels work, that's how crappy writers who work on daytime television think visual novels work. Firstly, VN's don't have a system to track their characters emotional points, that's a dating sim system. In VN's its just a few choices before you're on a specific characters route, so they don't need a system that complicated. The author either got these two mixed up or thinks they're the same thing. Secondly, unless it's one of those gameplay based VN which are more RPG's then VNs, then it doesn't make sense to need something as complicated as character files. The best Monika could really do in that situation was delete everyone's voice files to make them all mute, I guess? The problem is that DDLC doesn't set itself up as either dating sim or gameplay based VN, instead it sets its self up as more of a parody of a basic moege.

To it's credit the art is passable, the story, (inside a vacuum) you have to admit is not terrible and I can even see how it's capable to affecting a reader emotionally but DDLC received the attention it did more because it was filled with dark themes, horror, fan theory bait, yanderes and fourth wall breaks, basically things which guarantee your game will become a meme. IMO has more merit as meme fodder than as an actual good piece of literature.Last modified on 2019-05-16 at 22:24
#8 by fuukanou
2019-05-16 at 23:25
#7, TBH there's also Katawa Shoujo which is arguably one of if not the best OELVN. It has its fair share of haters though.

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