Game inclusion in the DB

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#701 by butterflygrrl
2021-03-14 at 21:58
< report >While I have not played this myself, from looking up strategy guides, screenshots, and videos, Megami Paradise appears to be a JRPG, not a VN.
#702 by iwannarategames
2021-03-16 at 11:39
< report >Hey guys, I'm having trouble determining whether or not Mission of Murder is a hybrid or a normal dungeon crawl RPG. The only gameplay footage I can find is 5 minutes long.
#703 by gvbn
2021-03-16 at 11:56
< report >There's a trial edition (17 MB) on link

It tried it and it seemed to be mostly VN scenes.
#704 by asgryffynn
2021-03-18 at 20:03
< report >Alright, I haven't tried it myself nor have any intention to do so, but would Sisters Royale, shmup-ey as it may be, qualify as a hybrid of some sort?

Additionally, as much work as it is, would anyone help me with listing all the VNs (normal or hybrid) in the MS Store? I have to make an important decision regarding gaming (I refuse to game from a platform store-set whose only VNs are either Otomes or neutral gendered) and might even have to drop Microsoft altogether.
#705 by butterflygrrl
2021-03-21 at 00:41
< report >Blaze of Destiny III -The Tears of the Blue Sea- is described on the DLsite page as an action-RPG rather than a VN. There's a gameplay video here: link - is that enough dialog to count as a hybrid?
#706 by iwannarategames
2021-03-26 at 22:14
< report >Secret Little Haven seems like a text adventure.
#707 by butterflygrrl
2021-03-27 at 13:31
< report >it looks like an operating system simulation which we have a tag for... "text adventure" usually means zork, which that isn't.
#708 by npzmzfg
2021-03-31 at 07:06
< report >Would Ambition: A Minuet in Power qualify for inclusion?

On one hand it seems similar to Long Live the Queen in a lot of ways, which would indicate that, no, it doesn't belong, but on the other hand it doesn't have LLtQ's strong emphasis on explicitly raising stats. Instead it mostly relies on dialog choices made during conversations with other characters, which can then affect a much, much smaller number of stats, and it seems to involve a lot more reading of narrative and dialog.

There's a partial demo playthrough here and the Steam demo itself can be installed via the SteamDB page.
#709 by alianoralacanta
2021-04-06 at 10:09
< report >I have a slightly more generic question. Please could someone tell me whether visual novels are only eligible here if the full game is/has existed somewhere, or are demos eligible as well?
#710 by butterflygrrl
2021-04-06 at 11:35
< report >As long as something was publicly released then yeah it can have an entry.
#711 by butterflygrrl
2021-04-07 at 00:37
< report >Ether Code - This is an RPGMaker game, advertised by the devs as an RPG, not a VN. There do seem to be some VN-style scenes at some point, judging by the screenshots, but they're also definitely not the focus...
#712 by beliar
2021-04-07 at 17:37
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Alright, I haven't tried it myself nor have any intention to do so, but would Sisters Royale, shmup-ey as it may be, qualify as a hybrid of some sort?
Doesn't seem to. There are only very short dialogues between the shmup scenes. link

Blaze of Destiny III -The Tears of the Blue Sea- is described on the DLsite page as an action-RPG rather than a VN. There's a gameplay video here: link - is that enough dialog to count as a hybrid?
It looks suspiciously RPG-like. Seems to only have dialogues between characters, free moving, and lengthy battles. Of course, it's hard to judge from 30 min clip alone, and a cursory check on YT didn't reveal any playthroughs. If someone has played it, welcome to chime in.

Secret Little Haven seems like a text adventure.

it looks like an operating system simulation which we have a tag for... "text adventure" usually means zork, which that isn't.
From link it doesn't look like an operating system simulator is the main premise here. Seems to me that the chat program is the one most used to advance the game, and you converse there with various people. I'd say it's closer to "Epistolary Fiction", which we also have a tag for.

Would Ambition: A Minuet in Power qualify for inclusion?
From my glance at the demo playthrough, it seems to qualify. While there are some minor gameplay elements, there is also plenty of narration, and the main interaction comes through choices.

P.S. Npzmzfg is scarily fast... Is he stalking me?... o_OLast modified on 2021-04-07 at 17:47
#713 by alianoralacanta
2021-04-10 at 09:33
< report >Thank you very much for the clarification, butterflygrrl! (I ask because there are some visual novels in the Spring Thing festival. Part of the festival involves publically releasing the submitted IF. I'll go through and see which entries are in fact visual novels, and which are types of IF that don't belong here).Last modified on 2021-04-10 at 09:33

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