Not a VN

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#1 by zaneblade619
2022-01-11 at 05:21
< report >I played this game and it is not an vn but pure rpg
#2 by beliar
2022-01-11 at 15:43
< report >Indeed you are right - it's not a VN. Removed.
#3 by abandoned
2022-01-11 at 21:58
< report >Can I also point out that link is not a VN either. It has less dialogue than link which is just barely passable.
#4 by harleyquin
2022-01-12 at 01:26
< report >From the guidelines:

Visual Novel / Game hybrids that have the following characteristics:

The game consistently uses the novel narrative for telling its story. Examples include describing visuals, events, character actions or thoughts.
This point is ESSENTIAL - dialogues, no matter how extensive, are a characteristic of such game genres as RPGs, adventure games, dating simulations, etc., NOT of visual novels.

The story is told employing one of the known Visual Novel presentation methods such as ADV, NVL and their variations, consistently and for a significant length - at least 50% of the game should be made of pure, VN-style reading.

The storytelling segments should continue uninterrupted for a significant amount of time. The game should refrain from interrupting the reading and prompting the player to interact with the environment too frequently, lest the interactive elements overshadow the novel-like narrative. Depending on the presentation and the narrative techniques, some visual novels can be more prone to interrupt the narrative than others. Ultimately, if a game belongs in the database will be determined by examining the game as a whole, rather than just the sum of its parts.

Grandfather Clause: Old school adventure games that serve as precursors to visual novels as a genre are in the database due to their historical value, and thus are exempt from some of the defining characteristics of a modern visual novel. There are already plenty of such exceptions in the database, so further additions are unlikely, and would fall solely on the decisions of moderators.

This game is a hybrid.
All of its story segments are narrated using the ADV format.
Story segments aren't interrupted by gameplay-related QTE events or the like.
I've beaten the game on a speedrun. The RPG and grinding elements can be reduced, which increases the % of time spent on reading.
The game's prequel was on this database long before this one was localised on Steam. I've played both, and the former has less dialogue and story than this one yet wasn't challenged for inclusion criteria. I cite the Grandfather clause for defence.

This is a response to #3, not to the game this thread is about. Which means I'm just as big an idiot as #3 in replying to an off-topic post when requests to delete from the database belong in the dedicated thread.Last modified on 2022-01-12 at 08:12
#5 by cubky
2022-01-12 at 07:06
< report >Its an RPGmaker game with 0 narration. That is pretty far away from a VN if you ask me.


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