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    Have you played a Visual Novel?

    This is the most niche of niche things so I doubt MMO Champion really knows this genre of gaming exists. To describe what a VN is: they are hentai (animated pornography) games that require little to no interaction from the player. You just read them along like novels and generally only have the choice of choosing dialogue options (think dating sim). Due to this, most gamers aware of the genres existence refuse to classify them as video games. Recently at least one VN (999) has gotten attention in the West and it's not a sex simulator. It was critically acclaimed and recently got a sequel that was also praised. They are, however, praised for their storytelling and atmosphere among fans.

    Have you played one or more? Discuss. I never have so I'm curious.
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    Never played one, don't intend on playing one.

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    never heard about something like that
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    Your description of Visual Novels is so far off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salandrin View Post
    they are hentai (animated pornography) games
    Not all VNs are hentais and/or focused on the sex. I would say that the best ones aren't, like Steins;Gate and Fate/stay Night.

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    I think people say they tell good stories apparently, which is seemingly the only incentive to try them.

    Hard to believe but take that as you will.
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    Erm, are all visual novels porn?

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    Salandrin, if you're going to make stupid, trolling threads, at least provide a proper explanation of what things are that you can't prove wrong immediately with a Google search.

    How you're still not banned is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlazeyB View Post
    Your description of Visual Novels is so far off.
    Yes. Yes, it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Salandrin View Post
    I think people say they tell good stories apparently, which is seemingly the only incentive to try them.

    Hard to believe but take that as you will.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny212 View Post
    Erm, are all visual novels porn?
    No, they're not. Far from it. Granted, some of them do contain it. But many do have large stories contained within vast and expansive story-driven worlds. Fate/stay night is a personal favorite of mine, among other VNs I've read, and the setting is something that has stayed with me for long after I've read it and remains something I hold close in my heart.

    Salandrin's remarks on visual novels are as far off as they could possibly be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grading View Post
    Salandrin, if you're going to make stupid, trolling threads, at least provide a proper explanation of what things are that you can't prove wrong immediately with a Google search.

    How you're still not banned is beyond me.
    And Grading with the verbal smackdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny212 View Post
    Erm, are all visual novels porn?
    Well 999 and its sequel likely aren't but I can't speak for anything else. Someone mentioned Steins;Gate is not, but I thought that was an anime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salandrin View Post
    Well 999 and its sequel likely aren't but I can't speak for anything else.
    Because you don't know anything about Visual novels at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salandrin View Post
    Well 999 and its sequel likely aren't but I can't speak for anything else. Someone mentioned Steins;Gate is not, but I thought that was an anime.
    If you don't know what you're talking about...

    ...why are you talking about it in such a negative light?

    Stop misleading people, please, thank you, have a nice day.
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    Yes I have played Visual Novels and no 99% are not porn. Hate and Hate plus are examples of good ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny212 View Post
    Erm, are all visual novels porn?
    There is indeed a genre of visual novels for more pornographic subjects but vastly more are either porn-free or have 1 or 2 erotic scenes. And yes, Fate/stay Night is amazing.

    Whoops. Forgot to add in the quote.

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    I am so far behind in the VN scene I haven't heard of 999...
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    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    I am so far behind in the VN scene I haven't heard of 999...
    Came out 2010 and is also known as Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. It's for the DS but I haven't really heard of it either but apparently its really liked averaging a score of 8/10. Here's a picture:
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    You mean those flash games where you navigate a dialogue tree and try to get girls into bed? Generally being rewarded with some kind of still image or flash animation of them naked or you having sex?

    I've played a few, most of them are pretty lousy. Interestingly, the furry ones are of much higher quality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calfredd View Post
    It's for the DS
    Well that explains it. I missed pretty much everything DS related that wasn't Pokemon or Phoenix Wright.

    And Phoenix Wright is technically considered a visual novel, for those who don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    Well that explains it. I missed pretty much everything DS related that wasn't Pokemon or Phoenix Wright.

    And Phoenix Wright is technically considered a visual novel, for those who don't know.
    I like Phoenix Wright but oddly enough growing up, no game shop had any of his games so technically I've never played one.

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    As others have said already, Visual Novels are not always hentai/pornographic. So that's not a great description of what VN's are.

    Visual novels aren't very common in the US (unless you find fan-translations online), however; I did make a point to play a couple. Namely: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Air, and Fate/stay night. They were all quite enjoyable, though I do love reading in general.
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