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Posted 1/11/08 , edited 3/23/08
Visual Novels are about the same they were 20 years ago in NA. Few people other than people in Japan and anime addicts(like me I guess lol). Let's face it. If you talk about visual novels to generally anyone, they really won't know what you're talking about.

Visual novels are games where you do a lot of listening and you're given a choice once in a while to determine the outcome of the game. Example: School Days has 21 endings(good, bad and harem), and depending on what you select will change the ending. Then, the game will restart with the knowledge that you completed the previous ending. Most(wait, I think ALL) the visual novels will have at least more than 3 girls involved with you( the main character, the guy) so when you complete the story of one girl, you go on to the next. Generally, they may have some "scenes" that are sry. Got to keep this PG-13. So, what do you think of them? Do you play them? Post your comments people. Sry if this is a duplicate thread.

They have CGs that look like that. All credits given to Da Capo 2.
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Why aren't they in North America, Europe, or other countries besides only JAPAN?!!!!!!!!
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LOL i always want to play one, like Tsukihime and Fate/Stay Night visual novels..The only one i can found is the torrents with 1.8 gb files to download >_> Even Fate/Stay Night have 3 CDs with different story...
-Maybe because the license?japanese only?
-There's already a lot of Visual Novels translation in the net( like Clannad and Tsukihime), so you just can buy the game in Japan, and download the translation file, Voila!PLAY PLAY PLAY
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Meh.

Interesting fact: Do you agree with me? Anime only comes from three sources:
1.manga
2. Adult games and Visual Novels( ya, that's right people. You know what I'm talking about)
3. themselves(original ideas *gasp*)
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Disagree. Most anime come from those three sources. Exceptions are anime that are based on classic stories, light novels, and video games (i.e. Legend of Condor Hero, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, and Tales of Symphonia)

I have played visual novels, though I find it amusing that they call them games since the only interactive part is... well, the choices. Visual Novels are rare in countries outside of Japan because of its lack of popularity. Money talks louder than almost everything.
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Im playing Clannad right now
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well basically i have been into visual novels for more than 4 years. Been playing those with H and those without.

To name a few: Tsukihime, Air, Kanon, Clannad, Saya No Uta, Fate/Stay Night, Da Capo (one and two) etc.

Yea Visual Novels are not very well known outside of Asia. Those that do get licensed outside like in the U.S. are few, the company that license them don't make enough money and getting license from major Visual Novel Companies like KEY and Type-Moon would be really really expensive and their profit from an almost non-existant amount of V.N. players = loss of money and not so great translators.

The amount of people who buy the game and put it up for download all over the internet make the companies lose money and make many potential costumers from that small percentage download the games for free rather than buy them.

So yea.
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vv0vv wrote:

well basically i have been into visual novels for more than 4 years. Been playing those with H and those without.

To name a few: Tsukihime, Air, Kanon, Clannad, Saya No Uta, Fate/Stay Night, Da Capo (one and two) etc.

Yea Visual Novels are not very well known outside of Asia. Those that do get licensed outside like in the U.S. are few, the company that license them don't make enough money and getting license from major Visual Novel Companies like KEY and Type-Moon would be really really expensive and their profit from an almost non-existant amount of V.N. players = loss of money and not so great translators.

The amount of people who buy the game and put it up for download all over the internet make the companies lose money and make many potential costumers from that small percentage download the games for free rather than buy them.

So yea.

Whered you get da capo =O
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Posted 1/11/08
my pen pal sent it over to me from japan =D
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Most games I've played are all visual Novels.....
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I haven't tried playing any...But I wish I could
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I have Fate/Stay Night, Clannad, and the To Heart Games.
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I think that they haven't been succesful in America because of the culture. Things like that are portrayed as indecent and innapropriate. Remember when the "Hot Coffee" mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas became public? There was a huge outroar from the public when it was revealed.

In general, I think America is a very private nation. All things considered innapropriate for young people are pretty much banned from entertainment. I'm talking about the more explicit things like nudity, sexuality. Even in Brittain and other countries there is nudity on tv (right?). However, it seems that violence is tolerated more in America than it is in others.

Everything I wrote is from memory (From things I've heard, read and seen(tv, etc.))
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Konfue wrote:

I think that they haven't been successful in America because of the culture. Things like that are portrayed as indecent and inappropriate. Remember when the "Hot Coffee" mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas became public? There was a huge uproar from the public when it was revealed.

In general, I think America is a very private nation. All things considered inappropriate for young people are pretty much banned from entertainment. I'm talking about the more explicit things like nudity, sexuality. Even in Britain and other countries there is nudity on tv (right?). However, it seems that violence is tolerated more in America than it is in others.

Everything I wrote is from memory (From things I've heard, read and seen(tv, etc.))

Damn. I hate to admit it but ya, you're completely right. I remember the hot coffee mod thing for GTA: San Andreas. That was ridiculous and it got banned/changed(I forgot) in like a month. *sigh* I think people consider anime to be cartoon p**n.
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I have Fate/Stay Night, Clannad, and the To Heart Games.


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I'm trying some of the games from G-Collections. Most people flare the Visual Novels for not having enough sex in them. These people need to remember that these are novels created for the story and not for the sex. Many other fan-translated novels don't even have sex scenes. Btw anyone played Kana? It's the perfect example of what I'm talking about.
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