Why delete a VN because it is fully voiced?

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#1 by ayuanx
2022-04-18 at 13:56
< report >I don't understand.
It was due to technical difficulty and medium capacity that previously game had to use text instead of voice.

Why read when you can hear?

If someone can read a book to you, isn't it better than reading it yourself?

If someone can talk to you, isn't it better than they writing down their words to show you?Last modified on 2022-04-18 at 14:01
#2 by lucumo
2022-04-18 at 14:14
< report >No, it's not better, in both cases. It's simply different.
#3 by ayuanx
2022-04-18 at 14:24
< report >I respect that everyone can have their own opinion.

To me, I would basically drop every game that is made after 1995 but yet is not voiced. (Exceptions do occur, but rarely.)
Even for rating, I would automatically -1 upon its score if it is not voiced.

When a game is fully voiced, I am perfectly fine even if it doesn't provide any accompanying subtitles.Last modified on 2022-04-19 at 08:33
#4 by cubky
2022-04-18 at 14:40
< report >You can be fine with that, but the definition of a VN this site uses is not fine with that.
#5 by butterflygrrl
2022-04-18 at 15:50
< report >>If someone can read a book to you, isn't it better than reading it yourself?

Absolutely not. I read a lot faster than people can talk. I can also choose to read at my own speed, faster or slower as I prefer. I can reread a sentence or a passage if I liked it or didn't understand something. I'm much less likely to zone out and miss something.

Audiobooks have a place in the world but I have never purchased one and probably never will. Most people I know who like them, like them because they listen to them during long commutes when they are very bored but can't afford to have their hands and attention tied up with a book.

For games, if it's just people talking and no text, it's probably an interactive movie, not a visual novel. Now, I might argue that interactive movies are close relatives to VNs and are worth listing anyway with a tag on them, but I didn't make the rules around here.

> Even for rating, I would automatically -1 upon its score if it is not voiced.

Considering how few JVNs voice the protagonist you must rate down an awful lot of games.
#6 by eiesoldar
2022-04-21 at 19:48
< report >Most earlier Bell-Da games are mostly voice-only, but some of them were deleted, and some were not. Mayu was deleted, but Ayu wasn't, Aitai Toki ni Kimi wa Inai was deleted, while Mia, Nao, Mio & Miho are still here. Either a)delete all of them (including ones I didn't mention) OR b)undelete Mayu (forgot its ID, sorry) and Aitai Toki ni Kimi wa Inai. I'd vote for option B.
#7 by NaioHoras
2022-05-11 at 07:42
< report >went out my way to check the games and indeed those are not a VN without any doubt. why would someone think a game without text could be called visual novel? smh
Mia and Nao were easy to check, but I practically installed W95 just to check Ayu since it wouldn't open in W10 like the other games for some reason... and welp, similar game with Mia and Nao, who could've guessed?

now, I can't find a way to check Mio & Miho directly myself, but reading Eiesoldar's testimony and some old ass reviews, I think it's safe to assume it's the same as the others.


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