Am I supposed to feel something

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#1 by nycklex
2020-01-13 at 18:59
Hello everyone, this is one of my first VN ever and I was wondering...
Am I supposed to feel something? Like hate, rage or happiness? The only thing I felt is "Oh that thing looks disgusting.". Nothing more than that.
Now look I'm not trying to say I'm an awesome badass person who is emotionless, but I am just trying to find If I should be feeling something. I'm currently 6 hours in.

EDIT: It actually isn't my first VN, my first one was "If My Heart Had Wings", I played it on Android and then switched phones, losing my savefile, it's been so long that I don't remember much of it, but I don't think I've made it past the prologue.Last modified on 2020-01-13 at 23:51
#2 by echozulu
2020-01-13 at 20:42
It's a guro/rape fetish nukige, you may feel something down in your pants depending upon what you find arousing but most people with not a lot of hentai experience would probably feel disgusted. If you don't use it as a nukige, you can still read it for the "story" that it has. It probably wasn't a wise decision to read this as your very first VN. Try something like Katawa Shoujo, Kanon, Air or Clannad. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni may be something for you but I would personally recommend a moege or nakige as an entry into the world of VNs. BTW, Maggot Baits is not a representative of the VN genre as a whole, there's a wide variety of Visual Novels.
#3 by nycklex
2020-01-13 at 21:06
Well yeah I do feel something in my but I tought I would feel disgust (towards the evil characters) or something like that, but it's pretty neutral towards the story. Well no one talked about this series, they just said that it was more fucked than Euphoria, and I didn't even watch it.
#4 by butterflygrrl
2020-01-13 at 21:15
curious: why did you pick this as your first vn? what motivated you to try and play this particular game when you hadn't played vns before?

i don't want to recommend generic vanilla vns to you if you have zero interest in that sort of thing. something drew you here. what kind of effect are you looking for?
#5 by nycklex
2020-01-13 at 22:51
Ok so, I like dark themed stuff, and I heard someone saying that this game is dark as hell, gore and everything, and yes it is dark, but i tought the story would be more appealing.
I dont mind light hearted stuff or vanilla vns if they have some sort of excitement or spice.
I thought this vn would be a good idea since its kinda the regular playtime, as I was going to use it as a method to get into Tsukihime or Fate/Stay Night, since they are quite long, getting the feeling of vns.

If you can recommend a short one or medium one, i would be grateful. Also can you tell me if I should keep playing this one or should I stop? Either way is fine for me, I'm not being forced.
Thanks for all the help.
#6 by forever-here
2020-01-13 at 23:03
^ I'd easily recc nanarin first then bokuten. good luck on your journey to the dark side.
#7 by nycklex
2020-01-13 at 23:27
Ok I will check them out after I finish this one maybe.
Edit: I just remembered "Saya no Uta", does it have a good story?Last modified on 2020-01-13 at 23:31
#8 by forever-here
2020-01-14 at 00:20
^ that one is more gore than dark.
#9 by maggierobot
2020-01-14 at 00:34
@7 yes, Saya no Uta have a great story, it's also short (but it use its length quite well) so it's a nice entry-level VN if you're into dark stuff.
#10 by kurumichan
2020-01-17 at 12:58
Maggot baits has very good endins, so I suggest to keep reading. I love the fact that in this VN even disgusting evil characters and sadist have a good point to keep with extreme vile actions . No one is evil for the sake of it
#11 by shinytentacool
2020-01-18 at 15:38
Why would you play Maggot Baits as your first VN? That's like ordering pineapple and anchovies in your first pizza

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