Seeing how Analouge: A Hate Story differs from 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors makes me think a lot about my studies
Waytfm wrote:I think, it might be better to simply think of them as Visual Novels, without trying to label them as games, or novels, or anything. They don't really fit into any of those categories. They are really a genre unto themselves, I think.
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scopedknife wrote:Waytfm wrote:I think, it might be better to simply think of them as Visual Novels, without trying to label them as games, or novels, or anything. They don't really fit into any of those categories. They are really a genre unto themselves, I think.
Agreed. Many share the interactive element from games and similar media, but they also share longform written narrative as found in common literature. Music and visuals are present in film as well as games. Since they fit all over the spectrum, perhaps it's best to simply use 'Visual Novel'.
On this point, does one say they 'play' a VN or 'read' a VN? I've taken to saying read, but I don't know if there's a correct answer...
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jarek56 wrote:Oh and before I forget, Hamadyne, YOU FUCKING ROCK.
Brasse wrote:Christ almighty jarek, why are you being so unpleasant and rude? >:C
Mr Immortal wrote:I'm liking these weekly snippets of devness. Nice to learn new things about the game, even if it isn't story related
And I always thought of VN being part of their own genre, reason one being because they are neither a game nor a novel, as Hamadyne pointed out, and reason two because TvTropes has a separate section for them.
I would like to think that visual novels exist on a spectrum. This spectrum has increasing amounts of gameplay elements until you reach the line between the medium of Visual Novels and full fledged games.
Waytfm wrote:The inclusion of movie is interesting. It's not something I'd thought of.
gekiganwing wrote:I'd say that they should be defined as stories told through a computer or a similar device.
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