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#5101 by catboy
2023-02-17 at 23:39
< report >#5100
Does PJSekai not have narration? I recall there being some.
#5102 by MikuxDrift
2023-02-18 at 00:53
< report >#5101 yeah. It does have.

But with how the way "Main Story" is structured, I think the game breaks the rule from d2#1.

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.

Interruptions: Being caused by the each story is level locked in "Main Story"

Prompting the player to interact with the environment too frequently: Requiring the play of the rhythm game a lot to level up and to unlock each "Units" stories.

(Not unless you play during the Anniversaries or special events where all the stories are unlocked for a limited time. In which can change the perspective to the reader.)

But ill still let the mods decide if this deserves to stay here.
#5103 by Ezezin
2023-02-18 at 02:52
< report >I'm playing Project SEKAI Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku right now. The game has it's own separate story mode, which are 5-10 minutes of uninterrupted ADV VN storytelling (no narration so far). The thing is that the game forces you to level up before watching any scenes, with at least 6 different levels, one for 6 story arcs. Also there are stories for limited time events and characters obtained from gacha.
The only way to level up is by playing songs, which requires energy (optional, but the XP obtained without energy is way to low).

I don't think it belongs here. So, unless I someone has a valid reason for why this game should stay, I'm going to delete this entry tomorrow.Last modified on 2023-02-18 at 04:05
#5104 by tsumetaifrench
2023-02-18 at 21:56
< report >r81225 is officially cancelled. Same reason as the notes.

#5105 by catboy
2023-02-22 at 23:52
< report >Koshadou Haruka is a duplicate of Koshadou Haruka.

It's the same character. Not even a spoiler or anything. He appears in two alternate appearances, his crossdressing one and his normal one, but it doesn't require two different instances.Last modified on 2023-02-23 at 00:28
#5106 by butterflygrrl
2023-02-25 at 19:12
< report >looks like we both tried to enter this:

It Gets So Lonely Here
It gets so lonely here

each with a corresponding release too. Mine was first but I don't care if you kill it.
#5107 by Ileca
2023-02-25 at 19:23
< report >butterflygrrl
came first +10
still doesn't know how to format source... -1*2
wrong title formatting -1*2

came second
no cover -1
has staff +3
#5108 by beliar
2023-02-25 at 19:25
< report >You know, coming first is not always a positive, Ileca.
#5109 by Ileca
2023-02-26 at 03:25
< report >In our community, evolution has made it into one. You lose the gene race but at least you don't get your entry deleted on vndb in case of collision...
#5110 by Altarius
2023-03-05 at 21:17
< report >This instance of Diane is for cosmetic purpose, as I've stated earlier
And this instance of Marion brings nothing new.

To Ninius: Marion's instance I've requested to delete is parental to that I've edited. I didn't notice that it is not the case with Diane.
#5111 by Ezezin
2023-03-09 at 01:05
< report >Since yesterday I'm playing Gnosia, and I don't think this entry can be considered a VN hybrid.

While the game is presented in a VN format, it does not have any narration whatsoever and story parts are frequently interrupted by the gameplay parts (discussion and voting). Besides some random events and very short story parts, almost all dialogues lines are pretty generic and repetitive between loops.

Good game, but I don't think it meets the inclusion criteria except for "The story is told employing one of the known Visual Novel presentation methods..."Last modified on 2023-03-09 at 01:06
#5112 by JackDBS
2023-03-09 at 03:36
< report >Looks like a VN to me. Also I don't think quality is in the rules. 80% of the games on this database is like Western Ren'Py garbo.

Like Lessons in Love, the most bizarre weeaboo shit that somehow has worse pacing than Kiseki, Umineko, and One Piece combined.
#5113 by dostedt
2023-03-09 at 04:52
< report >I finished Gnosia myself some months ago. To me, that felt like a decent example of a hybrid. Even if the dialogue is saying the same things over and over during a discussion, it's still happening throughout the gameplay segments. However, I'm not the most knowledgeable about the ins-and-outs of the inclusion criteria for a hybrid.
#5114 by Ezezin
2023-03-09 at 16:35
< report >I get what you are saying, but dialogues during discussion are part of the gameplay, not the VN.

They exist so you can agree or disagree with characters, and sometimes detect lies if you have a high enough intuition stat. Almost all parts of the discussion, except for the first few loops, are handled by stats and character roles using generic dialogues lines, it does not advance the story.
The interactive elements interrupt the reading parts too frequently to consider the discussion, voting and character selection (the interactive map part after cold sleep) part of the VN, except some special events (exclamation symbols) where you learn more about other characters.
#5115 by suguhara
2023-03-11 at 04:12
< report >link is duplicate of link
#5116 by wuthgeca
2023-03-13 at 12:19
< report >Oware should be merged with Ponkotsu KNIGHT, as link shows 織吾(おりご)as the manager.
#5117 by wuthgeca
2023-03-14 at 10:03
< report >r67598 should be deleted. Announced in 2019 with no news updated, the official and publisher website is down, their other game is removed from Steam shows this is dead.
#5118 by yuanshine
2023-03-18 at 10:49
< report >r104289 seems completely devoid of info and aalso a dupe of r93548
#5119 by Ileca
2023-03-18 at 12:15
< report >According to Getchu, link link there are two separate products with two different JAN. Don't ask me concretely how they differ.
One, you can't buy it anymore...Last modified on 2023-03-18 at 12:16
#5120 by Ileca
2023-03-23 at 07:21
< report >Zeven no Harahime doesn't look like a VN but more like regular RPG Maker experience. Tagged as RPG on DLsite.
When a game like that is added to the DB by a new user, I feel like it should be deleted without checking and ask the user to justify its addition (undeletion) by linking to the inclusion guidelines.Last modified on 2023-03-23 at 07:21
#5121 by Yorhel
2023-03-23 at 08:45
< report >More generally, if a game's just been added and there's reasonable doubt that it matches the inclusion criteria, then I'm all for a delete-fast approach. That saves time and effort on both sides. It's on the uploader to argue that it should be included.
#5122 by fuck
2023-03-23 at 14:13
< report >link was added in 2011, and the release date is stiil TBA.
#5123 by Ileca
2023-03-23 at 14:36
< report >Last news was from 2020. And it says it's in progress in the dev's twiter description.
Sure, it's been 12 years but it doesn't hurt anyone to keep the page(s).
#5124 by catboy
2023-03-24 at 22:03
< report >ISAo is a duplicate I made on accident, but goes by another name primarily now SOUND AIRYLUVS
#5125 by qpo
2023-03-25 at 20:28
< report >r95117 should be undeleted, the translation is still ongoing. link