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Unread postby animefanrk2k » March 4th, 2007, 2:44 pm

It's an interesting point, the whole visual novel aspect. I guess when you get to the point that your novels will come with a few pictures and nice music, you can't help but love a great story more.

When I meet up with a friend of mine, I'm going to have her play Tsukihime. She said she wanted to play a visual novel and a H one at that, so I figured I'd let her start with one in English (thanks guys XD) and one with a great storyline.

But yeah, I rarely find people that take my advice and read them. My sister did once, but she's family. =P
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Unread postby miszou » March 5th, 2007, 3:00 am

I think visual novel games are actually quite different to read then a normal novel, although this of course depends on the visual novel in question.

But for example, Tsukihime and Kara no Kyoukai, both written by the same person and about the same setting, one a novel, one a visual novel game. The way the story is told is about the same, but the way you are reading it is quite different, at least it appeared to me that way. I think for teenagers the visual part encourages them more, and the way text appears makes it easier to continue reading. So if the story is good and they have less problem reading it, it might just become more popular then reading (like how anime is often popular with people who hate to read).

The effect visual novel games have on my life? I actually was thinking about with which girl I should end at one point XD (IRL that is :]). But usually a good novel would prabably have the same effect for a dreamer like me, I keep mixing reality with stories :] But the effect of choosing is a new aspect in the visual novel games, hope I don't get too cought up on that one XD
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Unread postby Hyperbeast » March 7th, 2007, 5:55 pm

Yeah, I like visual novels much more than a normal book anyday.
It is easier to read with the flowing text, and the sounds and images help you to imagine everything going on and keep you interested. Even if an image is just a background or a character portrait, it helps you know the area better than you could possibly picture it. Character pictures and voices are also a great help in developing the character's personality.

Speaking of influencing our own lives, I keep wishing I had a harem. Does that count?

On a somewhat more serious note, I'm also in the pre-pre-planning stages of creating an amatuer visual novel... Which honestly will likely end up a dead project. Maybe I'll link you guys to it when it's further along.

As for influencing others, I gave a friend of mine a copy of Melty Blood and Tsukihime *yeah, I'm a horrible pirating bastard, spare me the lecture, but consider that someone who's never played a visual novel before wouldn't be too happy about finding one and paying a shitload for it when he thinks he would probably hate it* but the little bastard hasn't even played either yet, despite my insistence....

I would have had him over to play Act Cadenza but he keeps forgetting to bring a controller for the PS2 as my second controller has only one broken button.... The right button on the D-Pad -.-
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Unread postby Icez » March 7th, 2007, 9:11 pm

For me, having pictures and music to set the mood that the author is trying to set, makes it easyer to understand the story and each situation. Also, I find that the visual novels tend to be far more indeth then the anime and the detail just makes it better in my opinion.

Tsukihime, and then Kanon, where the first anime's I watched that where based off of Visual Novels (that I know of) Just googling them landed me into a whole new world of japanese media.

The concept of these games being H games threw me off though. I originally though H games where all the same.. standard dating sim / hentai sceens. So I never thought that they would be deep like Tsukihime or Fate stay night.

I see these type of visual novels, not as H games, but like rated R books. Sure, they have some sex, but thats not the main part of the novel. You dont find rated R movies in the porn section...
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Unread postby zeldaevolution » January 23rd, 2008, 2:28 pm

Topic Resu...

Really, visual novels do influenced me... but, when I pursue some of my friends to read, they're not interested...
So, they're just interested of porn and stuff but they never read it...(in my analyzation...)
Even though my best friend got Kagetsu Tohya from me, he didn't even tried to install it, even I lend it to him
because he tried it at my place, and when I said...
"It's more longer than "A Dream of Summer..." are you sure you like it?"
"... if it's that so, then I'll try... but I finished A Dream of Summer in months, bored in reading... but not really..."
Well, if that's it, then, I let him try but when he figured out that it's too much long and too many choices, he can't take it anymore...

I think pursuing others to read are is a very hard thing to do, or almost impossible to do.
Mostly when they don't know the story, even you say that it's good...
Things won't get better if you kept in them to yourself... or...
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Unread postby -[J1N]- » January 24th, 2008, 3:50 am

I get influenced by VN a lot too, and it's true; you just can't seem to influence others to try it out. When they find out there'll be lots of reading, most people tend to lose interest right there. It's a shame they don't know what they're missing out on :lol: . Some people just don't like to read I guess.

I play VNs for the story. I find the H scenes to be an added bonus to my reading experience. Especially with TM games, you have to play quite a long way through to get to a h-scene anyway, so people playing it for that reason won't find it as enjoyable, I think.
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Unread postby ArthurPepper » March 26th, 2008, 2:34 am

LOL a whole comunity, i think about 20 people :D
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Unread postby Qu4Z » March 30th, 2008, 12:02 am

I find making people play Narcissu works rather effectively ^__^
And really, I've only converted one person, maybe another who sometimes plays some.
But that's largely 'cause I don't know that many people irl :P
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