Visual Novel games?

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Visual Novel games?

Postby Zeke365 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:04 am

What are your options on visual novel games, I've never really heard of them before expect for light novel and the closest I played to one is Layton series but I wonder are they dangerous or okay for us Christians to play? yes I know depending but the one I have been looking at is called Tokyo School Life, please can you give me some advice on this matter.
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Re: Visual Novel games?

Postby Mullet Death » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:30 pm

Umm, you already answered your own question. It depends on the game. Unfortunately visual novels have pornographic conotations, but that bad reputation isn't totally fair because not all VNs are nukige with sex scenes, much less eroge-- where the only purpose of the game is graphic sex scenes. Throwing out visual novels as a "dangerous" medium just because of those games would be like throwing out all traditional romance novels as a Christian just because some of them are erotic fiction. You just need to be extra careful with what you consume. Read reviews, stay on sites that are clean, don't buy from MangaGamer. Don't apply "adult" patches to VNs you buy on Steam.

As for Tokyo School Life in particular, I have not played it yet. It has some mild fan service-- girls in swimsuits, you can see how "bad" it is on the sceenshots page of the game. Nothing really inappropriate; just the sort of stuff you'd see in your typical moe anime. There's no adult content, and since the premise seems to be "Go to a school in Japan and learn Japanese and about Japanese culture by talking to young cute school girls doing cute things" I can't imagine it having extreme violence, problematic religious themes, or heavy-handed nihilistic depressing stuff you might get out of a darker VN.

Just research the VNs beforehand to see if they're clean rather than wondering if VNs in general are "okay," it can be just like any other fiction.

I've been thinking that maybe I should do a content review for all the VNs on Steam, if anyone would find such a thing useful. Owning all the Steam VNs is one of my goals.
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Re: Visual Novel games?

Postby Zeke365 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:28 pm

yes I m not interested in adult content type of stuff just something clean and interactive with a good story since I like good stories, by the way the other site I was looking was this one beneaththetangles.com/visual-novel-recommendations/ still a little unsure weather or not I should make the plunge or not.
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Re: Visual Novel games?

Postby Mullet Death » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:28 pm

Beneath the Tangles is a Christian site related to anime and stuff like that, with therefore a lot of overlap with people here on CAA. I don't see why their recommendations wouldn't be solid.
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Re: Visual Novel games?

Postby Xeno » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:29 am

I really enjoy visual novels and have played ones that range from stuff like Ace Attorney to Steins;Gate to locked in story ones like Fault Milestone. There are a LOT of bad/trashy eroge ones, but you can find good ones that don't have that stuff. You can check out http://www.vndb.org to find ones in English on various systems and can check to see if they have sexual content, but it is not a religious site so it'll contain nothing more than an age rating outside of that.
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