Game inclusion in the DB

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#626 by butterflygrrl
2020-05-23 at 12:16
< report >does Majotori really have enough reading to qualify as a VN? there's a playthrough video here. link about twenty seconds of story and then minutes of quiz game.
#627 by beliar
2020-06-04 at 16:43
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does Majotori really have enough reading to qualify as a VN?
According to this link it does not. A one minute short introduction, followed by a quiz, followed by a one minute ending. That goes for all characters. In essence it's a quiz game.

Hypnospace Outlaw is a Point and Click Adventure, not a visual novel. I guess reading is more integral to the game than most point and click games, but nothing in the game is formatted like a visual novel.
I agree. According to this link link, it's a retro internet simulation game. You are basically doing thing you would do on an internet. And unless you consider internet to be a visual novel... well it does not belong here.
#628 by turin
2020-06-04 at 20:29
< report >Would link qualify to be included here?

The story, though short, is mostly delivered in VN format with choices and you can technically skip the majority of the puzzle sections.Last modified on 2020-06-04 at 20:29
#629 by butterflygrrl
2020-06-04 at 23:11
< report >the amount of dialog is teeny tiny though...
#630 by turin
2020-06-05 at 01:39
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the amount of dialog is teeny tiny though...
Agreed, but the whole game is barely an hour and a half long, assuming you decide not to skip the puzzles.
#631 by beliar
2020-06-05 at 19:44
< report >I have tried out the "Helltaker" and it's not a visual novel in any shape or form. It's obvious it was designed as a puzzle game and that is the main attraction to it. The "story", the little there is, can be summed up in "Go forward brave hero and gather a harem of demon mostergirls".
#632 by mutsuki
2020-06-15 at 03:33
< report >Orwell screenshots sure not looking like a vn, can anyone vouch?
#633 by beliar
2020-06-15 at 17:03
< report >Actually, I'm not in a hurry to jump on removing Orwell. Looking at a playthrough on Youtube (link) left me a bit conflicted, but I tentatively think it can be considered an epistolary novel. All the 'gameplay' consists of reading articles, e-mails, chats, listening in on the conversations and collecting the clues from those sources to form a case.
Sure, it's somewhat of a borderline example, but we already have things like Digital: A Love Story in the DB.

A second opinion on the case would be nice...
#634 by lunaterra
2020-06-18 at 02:09
< report >A Raven Monologue not a VN--I'd classify this as a textless comic that happens to be made in a game engine. It's free and lasts all of 5 minutes, so you can try it for yourself (it's a cool experience, just not a VN in any way).
#635 by butterflygrrl
2020-07-19 at 23:43
< report >Questionable option so I'm not adding it myself at this point: Shivering Hearts link

It's an RPG maker game. As far as I can tell from a playtest copy, gameplay is 100% talk to people and make dialog choices, walking only exists to choose who to talk to next. did not see any puzzles, inventory objects, or combat.

There were one or two CGs and a small amount of narration, but mostly it's RPG-style dialog. Lots and lots of choices, and the game is about what combination of choices you make to lead you to different outcomes.
#636 by butterflygrrl
2020-08-11 at 23:04
< report >Natsu no Aru Koto

Is this really a VN? It's described as a CG collection. I can't read Japanese but the review translations seem to suggest that there is no text.
#637 by ninius
2020-08-16 at 14:53
< report >I find it very strange that Orwell is here but Long Live The Queen isn't. I never even thought Orwell could be a visual novel.
#638 by beliar
2020-08-16 at 15:28
< report >I'm on the fence about Orwell, but no one has given me a second opinion, and the title is borderline enough that I didn't want to outright remove it without hearing a few other thoughts.

That said, unless I'm mistaken, Natsu no Aru Koto does appear to be only a CG collection, with only a few of the CGs having any text.
#639 by butterflygrrl
2020-08-19 at 22:05
< report >Still Sword appears to be just an RPG. Screenshots and description on mobygames don't show any sign of VN text.

The hero, chosen by the magicians as the carrier of the legendary Still Sword, must venture into each country, now overrun by vicious monsters, rescue the princesses and defeat the fiends.

Still Sword is an overhead action dungeon crawler. The player character explores maze-like environments populated by wandering enemies. Defeating them yields experience points, gold, as well as random items such as weapons, equipment, or healing potions. Special rooms contain plot-related boss enemies that must be vanquished in order to move on to the next segment.
#640 by ninius
2020-09-03 at 14:03
< report >Is this considered as a VN? link
It's literally just newsreporters talking about silly news, no other gameplay, but there's no narrative.
#641 by beliar
2020-09-03 at 14:34
< report >If what I see in the screenshots is the totality of the gameplay, then it would be considered a VN. Narrative is not a requirement in the absence of gameplay.
#642 by ninius
2020-09-03 at 16:29
< report >Yes, it's whole game just dialogue like in the screenshots. I'll add it in here then :)
#643 by jazz957
2020-09-07 at 19:31
< report >I need some input from PC-98/retro PC experts. 3 Tsu no Negai and 101 Kaime no Approach Shot just got added but are they really VNs? I played a bit of the first game a while ago and it did feel like a VN, but I'm not so sure about the other one. Oh and I'd also like to ask about Nana Eiyuu Monogatari because I had the impression it was a pure RPG. It also has a sequel so it might be worth looking into that too. There's also a third game Nana Eiyuu Monogatari Gaiden, which I think was in Taiwan only.Last modified on 2020-09-07 at 19:53
#644 by mcmullengage
2020-09-07 at 22:29
< report >#643 they all look like VNs to me
#645 by eiesoldar
2020-09-08 at 00:42
< report >@643 3 Tsu no Negai and Nana Eiyuu are definitely VNs. Some other PC98 RPGs (like Sorcer Kingdom) and mahjong games are not in database, while others with the same gameplay/narration ratio (like Gakuen Senki, Madou Gakuin R, Danger Angel, Dragon Knight 4, Guernica etc.) are there.Last modified on 2020-09-08 at 00:42
#646 by jazz957
2020-09-08 at 00:46
< report >Can I assume that Nana Eiyuu Monogatari 2 is also a VN then?
#647 by eiesoldar
2020-09-09 at 02:08
< report >Yes. I hope ever17 won't try to add every PC98 JRPG available, that would be too much.
#648 by usagi
2020-11-10 at 02:29
< report >Can Chicken Police be considered as vn: link ? Similar to Policenauts or Eve: Burst Error, you know?
Sorry if that was asked already
#649 by beliar
2020-11-14 at 23:51
< report >I see you have already added the game. I agree with you - it really is a VN as far as I can see from watching some Youtube videos.
#650 by usagi
2020-11-15 at 05:48
< report >Yeah, I saw youtube videos as well. That, and in publisher's site it's labeled as visual novel too.