Xavier wrote:Yeah, the cuteness factor certainly helped. I can't stand some of the scenes so what I did was just skipped the ones that were too painful.
Hey, that's cheating! I endured it all _;
Anyhow, I found a bunch of free translated visual novels someone linked me to a while back, I haven't actually tried them yet though. However, the person in question has good taste, so these should be good.
These summaries were made by her, not me:
Shinju wrote:Red Shift - I played this maybe six months ago. Unlike the others I have played so far, I don't recall this visual novel having any decision tree at all in it. You click your say through the story enjoying the graphics. OTOH, I enjoyed the story a lot and even at the end felt that the ending could be interpreted either way. (Available for Windows, Linux and Mac.)
Wanderers in the Sky - I played through this today. It is fairly short and sort of Kana ~ Little Sister-ish in that it deals with sadness. A decent read with a decision tree to work though. (Available for Windows, Linux and Mac.)
Summer, Cicadas, and the Girl - I also played this through today. Another short one, this was actually a lot of fun. You spend the story a little confused (at least I did) and instead of a decision tree, you have a fill in the blank. Even after getting all 5 assists I guessed wrong twice (each wrong guess opens an assist). Has a very sweet epilog. (Only available for Windows and requires a Japanese environment. Applocale worked fine for me on Windows XP.)
At Summer's End - The last game I played through today. Again a short one but nice, sweet and gooey. I liked this one a lot. Three decision points, and a chance to look at the CG after the game is over. (Available for Windows, Linux and Mac.)
None of these are adult oriented.