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#1 by 3i1
2019-12-01 at 06:01
When is this feature going to be added?
It's too discouraging knowing that any review posted in the "discussions" section will never be read by the majority of people visiting such game's page.

The earliest post I can find referencing this is: link
Which is four years ago.

Is this not important enough of a feature to warrant additional attention? I would argue that user reviews actively increase community participation and consumption of VNs, considering visual novels are a far bigger time commitment than anime or manga. But what would I know?Last modified on 2019-12-01 at 06:02
#2 by sakurakoi
2019-12-01 at 06:33
Nah, arbitrary numbers without context are much better~
#3 by diabloryuzaki
2019-12-01 at 07:04
review as general discussion thread is more healthy because other user can give opinion to it directly but it will have vague credibility because there is no clear rule to make creditable review in vndb. even if we have clear rule for it, it will be general rule like what you found in anime review sadly. for me to create review for vn we will need to see this point
1. cg
2. character design
3. bgm / ost
4. route be it heroine or episodic route
5. voice actor
6. game system
7. h scene for 18+ vn

maybe we can skip point 5 but it will be questionable later, it is worth to read vn that have voice actor with lack of sincerity to voiced character?

some people maybe will said point 1 and 2 is same but actually it is not because cg exist for important event and character design exist as your conversation partner. moreover it will be very enjoying when your conversation partner have "different expression" in one lines like in yuzusoft vn

maybe we don't need it or maybe user in general ignore it when create a review but personally we can't ignore this points when doing review if we are really need review thread
#4 by shining17
2019-12-01 at 07:30
Seems to me that Yorhel is currently working on custom VN list. So, maybe the review feature will be implemented next year. Plus, just in case you guys didn't know, currently VNDB is under threat because of this - link.
#5 by yorhel
2019-12-01 at 07:30
When is this feature going to be added?
I can't answer the "when", but I do intend to work on it (d8#4)... at some point.
#6 by tomtheerogeman
2019-12-01 at 07:34
It's too discouraging knowing that any review posted in the "discussions" section will never be read by the majority of people visiting such game's page.


For me personally I often look at the discussions tab when I'm visiting a game's page, unless it's a translated mainstream game with so many threads I can't read them all in one sitting. That's why I write reviews on VNDB; because before I learned Japanese I used to look at so many VNs on this site wondering what users' thoughts were about what they read, or what the relationships and conversations were like between the characters. Such information often doesn't exist, and so whenever I saw that there was a discussion thread, I would look at it hoping to find that sort of information.

If you're still not convinced, you should see link , because if you look at the discussion tabs for the games that user read it becomes obvious that he/she is reading those VNs because I commented on them. People do read reviews on this website.
#7 by forever-here
2019-12-01 at 08:10
isn't this just a matter of I'll see a review if I wanna see a review and if not then I won't? I'm not even sure what the OP wants.
#8 by sanahtlig
2019-12-02 at 01:16
I'm not even sure what the OP wants.
Clearly he wants his reviews featured more prominently so the effort he puts into writing them doesn't go to waste. For example, look at Steam store pages. Not only are the reviews on the same page as the game description, but they're ranked by upvotes so the most useful reviews tend to float to the top.Last modified on 2019-12-02 at 01:17
#9 by lala7
2019-12-02 at 03:43
give yorhel $800 per month so he will work on it 24/7
#10 by forever-here
2019-12-02 at 10:28
look at Steam store pages.

I doubt that OP is asking yorhel to make a review page as good as Steam's. and like I said before,

I'll see a review if I wanna see a review and if not then I won't
#11 by rhaze0511
2019-12-02 at 11:17
I agree that the way EGS, MAL or Steam organise their reviews is much more productive for both writers and readers. Hope the feature will be added sooner than later.

For those preferring the current discussions system, I'd say the best case is we get reviews on the game page with discussion thread for each, accessible at the end of said review (pretty much like Steam, huh).


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