What happened to Visual Novels? Is the genre dying?

What happened to Visual Novels? Is the genre dying? It's like after Steins Gate in the late aughts everything has been on a downward trend, fewer releases, less original stories. What needs to be done to fix it?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    vns arent games

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      forgot to mention that I am trans btw

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stfu gay the higurashi writer is writing the new silent hill game. Vns are entering a new era soon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's going to suck, R07 hasn't done anything good in ages.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ciconia is great fuck off retard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Itch.io, Steam, and Gamejolt have plenty. Also, VNDB exists.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People have gotten progressively more ADHD. Can barely get kids to play games let alone expect them to do 20-30 hours of reading. I can't even barely find the energy or tine to read a new one

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The sort of people who created VNs mostly moved on to LNs.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I found Steins Gate to be thoroughly mediocre so if that was the peak of VNs then maybe they're better off dead.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What needs to be done to fix it?
    Make them point and click games.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >go from dead genre to genre that's been dead longer

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >ryukushi is a hack
    >nasu is a hack
    >urobochi is a hack
    >sca-di is a hack
    >chiyomaru is a hack

    >Why are VNs dying...? Hmmm, must be ADHD!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >everything I don't like is bad
      >I don't like anything

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Chiyomaru is not a hack though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He's the biggest hack there.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why are there no truly bad VNs in the SciADV series then?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tokyo Necro is getting translated.

    We are getting back, bros.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Heard the Tsukhime remake was really good and easily better than the original which is not that hard to accomplish I guess because the original is from the early doujin days.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just wait for the upcoming new steins; installment

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >It's like after Steins Gate in the late aughts everything has been on a downward trend, fewer releases, less original stories.
    Wrong. And no, I'm NOT going to spoonfeed you. It's been more than a decade since Stein;Gate came out, and there are several good VNs that came out after it. Some of which are far better than Stein;Gate too
    >Is the genre dying?
    The Tsukihime remake JUST came out. Kara no Shoujo and Muv Luv the Day After both have sequels coming out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Muv Luv the Day After
      >ever finishing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ahh shit you reminded me how I got fucking filtered by Kara No Shoju
      got a bad ending first, obviously, then read a guide and noped out.
      The progression seems extremely obtuse. Not only are there very janky investigations you have to do where you have to click at the correct square of obscured pixles, but side activities where you have to correctly sequence who you hang out with every single day without knowing who you are even going to meet. Couldn't even get Orihme's H scenes for fucks dake despite visiting her at the park nearly every goddam day.
      Such a shame too, because I love the style of it. The austere school setting is great and since it's the 1950s there's a lack of your typical moe and chunni bullshit that often gets tiring in these VNs. Ill finish it someday but Im demoralized by how stringent the routing is.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >there are several good VNs that came out after it. Some of which are far better than Stein;Gate too
      Name them then if you're so confident they're better.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fata Morgana
        Muramasa
        Baldr Sky
        Tsukihime Rewrite (no translated)
        Kara no Shoujo 2
        Kara no Shoujo (not translated)
        Gore Screaming Show
        Chaos;Child
        Chaos;Head
        Chaos;Head Noah
        Robotic;Notes
        Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi. (Totono)
        Tokyo Necro (not translated)
        Muv Luv the Day After 01 - 04
        Kajiri Kamui Kagura (not translated)
        Silverio Trilogy (not translated)
        Mahoutsukai no Yoru
        Ever17
        Rewrite
        Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
        Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro
        Subarashiki Hibi
        999
        Virtue’s Last Reward
        Zero Time Dilemma
        Danganronpa 1-3
        Phoenix Wright 1-5

        This is where you cope, anon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Chaos;Head
          >released after Steins;Gate
          stopped reading there

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Chaos;Head
            Exclude it then.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    VNs are niche in the west. Most of them are OC and rely on fans to get a translation.
    >What needs to be done to fix it?
    Western countries have very little interest in creative hobbies. They only care about AAA releases by big publishers.
    You probably refuse to read anything written by a hobbyists yourself because it's lacking the multimillion dollar ad campaign.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Is the genre dying?
    Nah, people just don't want to read pretentious chunnishit and would rather buy comfy slice of life romance VN.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What happened to Visual Novels?
    Killed by gacha games.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >have to stop reading mid-scene
    >come back to it later and load my game
    >what was going on again?
    >check log
    >it only has the couple lines from this session

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have only read STEINS;GATE and I don't know what to read next. Biggest filter on trying something new is the artstyle.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    waiting for sakura no toki

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Steins Gate is atrocious. Generic Harem/cat girl nonsense masquerading as "scifi", with the author name-dropping IRL things just to sound educated. It's pathetic.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Any VNs that are worth reading? The genre seems completely oversaturated by anime trash. I can deal with anime art but not anime writing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      umineko

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I get that feeling, Jap writing tends to have cool concepts but the execution is typically hit or miss

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fata Morgana
      Higurashi
      Saya no Uta
      Kara no Shoujo
      Corpse Party

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's been dying for a while.
    >What needs to be done to fix it?
    Buy more VNs.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    S;Gfags are truly the morons of the VN genre, read something else you retarded gay

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's niche, SG was the outlier but you want another le hype, massive VN.
    SG, DDLC and Danganronpa should be more than enough in terms of big "recent" VN.

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