View Poll Results: Should VNs be classified as "games"?

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    They are something you go into that requires player input, and has a goal that is acheived through that input. Even if there are no choice based bits of dialogue, it still has an end goal that the player strives towards by clicking through dialogue. That's the very definition of a game.
    At the end of the day, I fap for those who cannot fap for themselves. If that makes me an outlaw, so be it. Iíve been called worse.

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    And the poll is still live!

  3. #33
    Junior Member Spaghetti O's's Avatar
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    While you can make decisions in interactive novels and that technicality counts as game play, you could simply call that "game play" an interactive e-book as you said. Some VNs have actual game play but if it plays like a normal game then it really isn't a visual novel any more its a video game. I consider both interactive and non interactive VNs neither books nor games because they aren't on or the other; they are there own separate genre of entertainment.

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    It's alive. IT'S ALIVE!!!

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    I didn't know my useless opinion on a pol could make someone so happy!

  6. #36
    My opinion based on visual novels is, they are more or less a book for me with the difference that I can kinda decide where the story is going.
    As bonus you have a more "picture book" style with voices etc. but generally i would count them more towards books than games, i mean u "read" them most of the time and not "play" per se.
    There are exceptions like YU-NO or other RPG like VNs but overall they tell great storys and are often even bigger than most books out there if you count text/words alone.

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    You must be going insane by now?

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    The voices in my head say I'm perfectly sane and you're the insane one for asking.

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    How much gameplay does a visual novel need to be considered a game? And how good does that gameplay have to be? I consider Mass Effect 1 sort of a visual novel because how awful the gunplay is, and how much time I spend in dialog versus any other gameplay.

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