Game inclusion in the DB

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#651 by ninius
2020-11-19 at 12:14
< report >Is this a visual novel? link

To me it seems like one but I'm asking just to be sure.
#652 by beliar
2020-11-19 at 16:33
< report >Seems to qualify as one. Not sure if I'm that bad at rhythm games, but I got stuck pretty early and couldn't pass a minigame :-(
Feel free to add it.
#653 by ryssen
2021-01-09 at 17:08
< report >I believe Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator belongs here as it has a 5 hour long uninterrupted kinetic visual novel story mode.
#654 by redvan104
2021-01-14 at 04:13
< report >ReinPhazer : probably deleted thanks to being made at the same time as a wave of meme submissions but this is fundamentally identical to several titles currently on the db; namely Mamatoto ~A Record of War~, Estolia Saga, and Heartium; i don't see any good reason why it should be rejected.
#655 by eacil
2021-01-14 at 10:25
< report >Yeah, you were a victim of the shitstorm but I didn't delete it based on nothing. I quickly checked link and after skimming through four videos, I saw no VN segments. The dev classifying it as SRPG on Freem helped me with the decision.
They were probably only gameplay sequences but then link (showcasing the first two hours) tells me it has no narration and the ratio gameplay:dialogues is way way in favor of the gameplay.

Comparing the game you want to add to existing entries is not the way to do it as it will only get those games deleted too.
Check d2#1.
#656 by swordfish96
2021-01-16 at 20:10
< report >Any thoughts on If Found...? Considered by pretty much all sources to be a VN and pretty much all narrative but the way the text is presented might be bit off.
#657 by trickzzter
2021-01-17 at 05:19
< report >JasminsSummer Project is a dupe of JasmineSummer Project
The name has been mistyped on Steam.
#658 by eacil
2021-01-17 at 06:23
< report >I read half of If Found... and I see no major problem with its inclusion. As always, the presentation rule is confusing. Shouldn't it be replaced with a simple "The story should consists of text alongside illustrations, the main known presentations being ADV and NVL." This rule is mainly here to stop text adventures from being added, right?
I guess you could say that If Found is a mix of ADV and ""NVL"" with a very unusual way of moving the story forward.
PS: I don't consider this game to be an hybrid, the eraser thingy (set it to max) being a cumbersome way of clicking to go to the next panel (i.e. instead of clicking you do "drag and drop" gestures). Even if it was, it doesn't interrupt you enough.Last modified on 2021-01-17 at 10:52
#659 by beliar
2021-01-17 at 13:42
< report >I have played until the sixth chapter of "If Found..." and I also don't have any major objections to its inclusion. Seems like an epistolary VN to me.

As always, the presentation rule is confusing.
Yes, it's a bit janky. Will probably need to tinker with it, as I have been dissatisfied with the wording for a long time.
#660 by qpo
2021-01-25 at 14:15
< report >Is Curtain a VN? It's a walking sim with a textbox at bottom of screen for the whole playthrough and constantly auto-advances text while you walk around. You can also interact with environment by clicking mouse. Here's a full playthrough: link

I also doubt if Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You is qualified. It's an OS sim like Hypnospace Outlaw.Last modified on 2021-01-25 at 14:32
#661 by beliar
2021-01-25 at 19:52
< report >Curtain is weird. Rather than advancing text, you advance yourself and text appears by itself when you reach certain checkpoints. Some text also appears when you click on important objects. To me it feels more like a very wordy walking simulator, rather than a true visual novel and I'm not sure it really belongs here.

Orwell has already been mentioned a few times. Up to now I have left it alone, as I was unsure, and Youtube videos failed to convince me either way. It seems I'll have to download the game and try it myself in order to make a decision.
#662 by palas
2021-01-28 at 05:22
< report >Curtain doesn't look like a VN, but Orwell seems to *behave* like a VN inasmuch as Digital A Love Story is in the DB... although neither adheres to the rules. So who knows.
#663 by lordnight
2021-01-31 at 00:04
< report >Hikikomori Imouto to Mainichi H Life
not a VN
#664 by beliar
2021-01-31 at 00:16
< report >Thought it might not be. The screens were not very VN-like.
#665 by historyeraser
2021-02-10 at 05:30
< report >Can we add the Huniepop series to the deleted games section in d15? I've been hearing some people call Huniepop a VN recently and the first game was once deleted by the mods.

Put the following text in:

"They are match 3 puzzle game/dating sims with no narration."Last modified on 2021-02-10 at 08:45
#666 by beliar
2021-02-10 at 19:46
< report >Does anyone really seriously think Huniepop is a VN? As no one is clamoring for its inclusion, I don't think we need a special mention for it. The other games in that list are the ones that are constantly brought up by someone and are the most egregious cases.

And we cannot add every game that someone thinks is a visual novel to the list, as the list would extend for several pages.
#667 by historyeraser
2021-02-10 at 22:59
< report >>Does anyone really seriously think Huniepop is a VN?

Yes, there are threads on the vn subreddit about Huniepop.
#668 by mrkew
2021-02-11 at 00:02
< report >Going to d15 made me notice Touhou is spelled incorrectly there. A dire issue indeed.
#669 by butterflygrrl
2021-02-14 at 13:45
< report >Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing

Should this actually be here? I'm wondering if the poster acted swiftly, assuming it was a VN because of the Steam screenshots focusing on dialog, without watching the gameplay video which shows the walkaround adventure aspects.

I haven't played this game but I have played the original Half Past Fate and it was definitely an adventure game, not a VN.
#670 by historyeraser
2021-02-17 at 23:23
< report >Does the grandfather clause apply to remakes?

The new Nintendo Direct showed off the remake of Famicom Detective Club, but I didn't see any narration.Last modified on 2021-02-17 at 23:23
#671 by eacil
2021-02-17 at 23:50
< report >These are rules for vn inclusions, not releases. If the game is allowed, the remake is automatically. And did you judge a whole game based on a very short video or few screenshots? I wish people would stop judging games they didn't play on very superficial elements.
#672 by historyeraser
2021-02-18 at 00:47
< report >I was under the impression that it would have a separate page since the Rance remakes seem to have separate pages.
#673 by eacil
2021-02-18 at 01:46
< report >To warrant a separate page, the script must be different. As of now, we don't know.
#674 by mutsuki
2021-02-26 at 02:17
< report >Does r78137 count as its own release? DMM's play in browser is just game streaming of the normal PC version for anyone who has bought the DL version on DMM. It feels more like a bonus for anyone who's bought the DL version from DMM to me rather than its own release.Last modified on 2021-02-26 at 02:19
#675 by tomyun
2021-02-26 at 02:44
< report >#674 Not all DMM games provide such cloud access; only 35 games are cloud playable as of today. Wouldn't it be worth keeping the record in the db in terms of preservation? We already have a multitude of releases (DL|package x editions) for an essentially same game and I wouldn't mind too much for adding another. Also note they're somehow separately listed in the purchased games (i.e. two entries of Doukyuusei Remake explicitly stating "DL edition" and "Browser edition") on DMM.