How to tell if a VN is voiced?

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#1 by voidpointer
2017-03-21 at 02:23
< report >Is there a tag applied to VNs that are voiced or are not voiced? Is there an easy way to tell if it's voiced or not?

For example, I know that Katawa Shoujo is not voiced, but on the page for it there is no indicator of this. Likewise if I go to a VN that is voiced (like Da Capo III), nothing indicates that either from what I can tell.

Thanks in advance for any help.
#2 by anonymous
2017-03-21 at 03:28
< report >On the release page, it should list "Not voiced", "Partially voiced", or "Fully voiced".
#3 by doormaker
2017-03-21 at 06:34
< report >To say essentially the exact same thing as #2, but in a different way, you need to check individual releases. Since some releases of a game may be not voiced at all and others fully voiced (Kana ~Imouto~ is one example where the original release had no voice at all whereas the Okaeri version was voiced for all but the protagonist), you need to check the specific release itself instead of the full Visual Novel page.
#4 by doormaker
2017-03-21 at 06:35
< report >And you can search for that under the "Misc" tab in the Release filters.
#5 by xiandora
2021-07-16 at 02:02
< report >... not gonna lie, I've been here for years - even been on individual release pages multiple times and just never really took notice of it. I was under an odd mix of impressions, thinking that for some reason we only had a partial set of 'Voiceover'-based tags, and practically none for animations, which bothered me on multiple occassions. I wanna give myself a kick in the butt right now.

Which also makes me wonder how common it is for people to be unaware that there's both an option to tag if a VN is voiced/animated as well as one to search for it - it's much more obvious for people that have actually created release pages since the options pop up pretty clearly there. I fully understand why it's put into tags rather than releases, since certain releases of the same title can have voice/animations while the other doesn't, but oh boy is this one of those times I wish that wasn't the case so we'd have a case for 'no voices'/'voiced X' (depending on which you'd use as the standard) to help people going full derp like I did.

Really, the only reason I found out was when searching for it because I was planning to make a new thread discussing voice tags. Which is also why I'm reviving this ancient topic. Honestly, while there's plenty of arguments to be made for not having them, I'd still petition for a 'no voices' and 'animated ero scenes' tags, simply because how much those particular titles stand out - mostly to help the less "educated", newer or in my case more dunce be able to find such titles easier.. or avoid them, which would likely be more common with 'no voices'. But I also realize that it's basically just a sort of "dumbing down the system" or "idiot prevention" measure, but I feel like there's a place for such things too.

Don't know if this has ever really been discussed since the release page *does* cover it, and I wouldn't really mind if everyone instantly shot down the idea - I'm mostly mad at myself for not finding out sooner, despite reading over pages that should've made me have an epiphany aboutit in the past (both release pages and the guidelines for editing/creating).
#6 by luckydaikon
2021-07-16 at 13:54
< report >I wouldn't mind a "Not voiced" tag for games that do not have a single voiced release.
I do use the voiced status on the individual releases a lot, but it would be handy to have that information at a glance.
#7 by mutsuki
2021-07-16 at 14:26
< report >bad idea making "not voiced" a tag. lots of people will upvote the tag when there is no voiced release and then if a new release comes out with voices, then you're gonna need a lot of people to notice and downvote to negate that tag.
#8 by xiandora
2021-07-16 at 21:38
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bad idea making "not voiced" a tag. lots of people will upvote the tag when there is no voiced release and then if a new release comes out with voices, then you're gonna need a lot of people to notice and downvote to negate that tag.
That's true - which would mean it would only work if there's a way to have the system automatically veto and remove a "not voiced" tag when a release is added with one of the 'voiced' options.. if there is, it could still work fine, but I have no idea if it is possible.

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