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#1 by sen-
2022-06-22 at 19:58
< report >Many game-VN hybrids still exist on this platform such as the entire blazblue series, Ace Attorney, Zero Escape and so on.

This is another one of them that features a Card Game alongside heavy emphasis on a VN told story with a few gameplay (card game) moments but mainly a VN in story and the card game can still be played on it's own much like Blazblue still being able to be played as a fighting game on it's own.

Shadowverse also allows the player to read the VN story without ever playing the card game so you can read it for a prolonged amount of time without any gameplay interruptions.

#2 by nirvaren
2022-06-22 at 20:14
< report >I don't really know anything about Shadowverse in particular, but according to the inclusion rules, the game must "consistently use 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 video you posted was all dialogue, as far as I could tell from skimming through. Perhaps it would still qualify as a non-hybrid if you can play just the story, not sure how VNDB handles those cases.
#3 by sen-
2022-06-22 at 20:18
< report >There are many VNs here that do not describe at all such as Professor Layton and the latter Blazblue games (earlier ones do describe) and are solely dialogue based.

That said, this series does describe now and then but IS largely dialogue based I admit.
You could argue it being non-hybrid if you only read but I feel like it should still work within the hybrid rules if those other games are allowed to stay.
#4 by sen-
2022-06-22 at 20:37
< report >link
(at around 20 seconds in)
(30:10 also has narration)
Start of this has novel narration to establish the setting alongside recapping previous chapters events to an extent. So it does use narration, just sparingly admittedly.Last modified on 2022-06-22 at 20:42
#5 by beliar
2022-06-22 at 20:48
< report >So, do you have to do something to play the story mode, or you can play it from the very start just skipping the battles? If the story mode truly exists without a need to get involved with gameplay, then narration is not really a requirement anymore.
#6 by sen-
2022-06-22 at 20:50
< report >Story mode is there straight away. You can skip right away, it'll only give you a prompt if you want to skip the card game battle or not when one comes up.
#7 by sen-
2022-06-22 at 20:54
< report >link

Here in the prologue chapter, you can see you can just tick skip battle and you're allowed to simply just read.


and another battle in a much more recent chapter that still let's you skip.Last modified on 2022-06-22 at 20:56
#8 by beliar
2022-06-22 at 21:04
< report >I'm unfamiliar with the game, but doesn't it somehow curbs your ability to read, unless you spend ingame items, which you can only get by playing battles? After all it's how the gatcha usually works.
#9 by sen-
2022-06-22 at 21:09
< report >The gacha aspects and any monetary aspect is only limited to the card game. There is no restrictions on the story mode, no stamina system, etc. The story is wholly available for free for the player at no additional costs or restrictions.
#10 by beliar
2022-06-22 at 21:11
< report >I see, in that case I see no problem in restoring the entry.
#11 by ravosu
2022-07-06 at 06:24
< report >So this game recently appeared on my filtered list and I was surprised I ignored a "Long (30 - 50 hours)" visual novel. How long is the actual VN side of the game?
#12 by sen-
2022-07-06 at 11:52
< report >Most characters stories are about 1-2 hours each which in the first two arcs consist of 8 character stories + an epilogue which is about 2 hours.
Right now, there are up to 14 arcs (including epilogue arcs) and some epilogues are longer than others.
For example, The Final Loop is 6 hours long.
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