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  • daniel-bridgman - July 10, 2014 12:47 p.m.

    you forgot thousand arms for playstation 2
  • cachel - September 25, 2013 3:55 a.m.

    melty blood was as far as i know was made as a collaboration between type moon and another group. So you may want to correct your description of it. Also melty blood past the first release (which arguably isn't very good) is not really a doujin game since Ecole Software bought it out.
  • almostnot - September 25, 2013 1:56 a.m.

    How do you have a visual novel section without mentioning Virtue's Last Reward? I mean, it only won a tonne of awards
  • Digidabee - July 10, 2014 2:46 p.m.

    They did mention 999 which is the first. I feel like DanganRonpa deserved a mention there though, Ive been playing that and its awesome
  • GOD - September 24, 2013 11:17 p.m.

    I just like that you used a screen shot for Steins; Gate. I loved that anime... Anyways, carry on.
  • Korppi - September 24, 2013 11:12 p.m.

    There is actually a pretty fun QuizRPG that just got localized on android. It's called The Wonderful World of Mystic Wiz.
  • BladedFalcon - September 24, 2013 9:04 p.m.

    I wouldn't have thought of To The Moon as a Visual Novel... but I guess it's true in the sense that it's all story and almost no gameplay XD
  • shawksta - September 24, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    Japan actually have a distinctive difference of Visual Novels and and Adventure Game novels. The difference being the latter having more gameplay elements than the former. But outside japan, everyone calls them Visual Novels if the main focus is Narrative and gameplay elements are for said Narrative.
  • laurenhiya21 - September 24, 2013 8:02 p.m.

    Ah I really like a good visual novel/dating sim... It makes sense why they aren't very popular over here, but lately I feel like I've been seeing more announcements for various ones... (or at least visual novels are, not really with dating sims) Like I'm pretty sure Higurashi is coming to Steam, and Steins;Gate is been translated :D (only for PC sadly but it makes sense)
  • bobob101 - September 24, 2013 6:05 p.m.

    NEVER cite Saki for Mahjong, that's just Yuri (girl's love) with a cover of Mahjong. Also, while it is true the barrier of entry for Visual Novels is high, if you can break through they are incredibly rewarding experiences. Games like Katawa Shoujo are sadder than anything you'll find in a movie, or something like Fate/Stay Night has all the excitement of an action game. They are very rewarding, but you have to let the Japanophile in you except it.
  • taokaka - September 24, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    You just had to remind me of the game in the last slide, as soon as I saw it I had to open up youtube to watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pic3CVFUtYM I would also add to this list good arcade games.
  • profile0000 - September 24, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    Less than a quarter of a mile away from where I live is a still-running underground arcade. They have a Quiz & Dragons machine. It's easily my favorite game in the whole place. The hilariously outdated questions, the fact it doesn't actually make sense, and the insanely addictive competitive co-op make it a fantastic game to play with a pal, drunk or sober. But yes, always pick the Ninja, and play co-op with the Amazon.
  • Eightboll812 - September 24, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    You forgot the "ten year olds in sailor/french-maid/school-uniform outfit" genre.... Just sayin...
  • PatHan-bHai - September 25, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    Eroge?
  • codystovall - September 24, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    fate stay night....that is all.
  • LEGOMatrix - September 24, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    Quiz games. I have quite fond memories of Chef's Love Shack on... the N64 perhaps? Or Dreamcast!
  • shawksta - September 24, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    Neat list, but either way its still filled with Loli,maid and other girls instead of atleast trying something more bizarre, they do at times, but this list isnt really helping, except for the final slide XD How dare you not mention Ace Attorney in the Visual Novel section :P Ah Mahjong, its a neat game. there's actually a Mario Mahjong game in japan only, I believe Toadsworth is the final boss in that game.
  • ObliqueZombie - September 24, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    Visual novels seems... Err... "On the rise" with my friends. One of them help me set up one called Steins;Gate, and it's apparently fantastic. I think there are many reasons we don't have these. I mean, try to sell a "novel" to a "regular" American gamer and see how that goes. Alas, one of the many reasons I am learning the language.
  • shawksta - September 24, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    It depends on the execution and what exactly you do Otherwise Look at Gone Home
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - September 24, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    Honestly, the only thing on here that I can see myself enjoying might be those tactical card-based stratagy ones...and maybe some quiz one. Everything else, Japan can keep.

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