A visual novel is an interactive fiction game, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage). As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels or tableau vivant stage plays.
In Japanese terminology, a distinction is often made between visual novels proper (abbreviated NVL), which consist predominantly of narration and have very few interactive elements, and adventure games (abbreviated AVG or ADV), which may incorporate problem-solving and other types of gameplay. This distinction is normally lost outside Japan, where both NVLs and ADVs are commonly referred to as "visual novels" by international fans. Visual novels and ADVs are especially prevalent in Japan, where they made up nearly 70% of the PC game titles released in 2006.
Visual novels are distinguished from other game types by their extremely minimal gameplay. Typically the majority of player interaction is limited to clicking to keep the text, graphics and sound moving (most recent games offer 'play' or 'fast-forward' toggles that make even this unnecessary).
Most visual novels have multiple storylines and many endings; the gameplay mechanic in these cases typically consists of intermittent multiple-choice decision points, where the player selects a direction in which to take the game. This style of gameplay has been compared to the Choose Your Own Adventure books.
The game L No Kisetsu A Piece of Memories is a digital novel in which the player character's will explore a real world and a fantasy world. The decisions that the player take will concern in the game's gameplay and the character's feelings.
The story in the real world is that the main character works in the high school newspaper and one morning a student falls unconscious and after the first one the number of victims of that strange ill increased, so the people of the newspapers decide to start an investigation and found out what is the cause of the illness.
L no Kisetsu 2 - Invisible Memories is the sequel to L no Kisetsu and takes place one year after the first game. The game begins when in the real world similar incidents happens again in HijiriRyo school, so our heroes decide to start an investigation.
As in the first game the game takes place in the real world and in the fantasy world and the game also features different endings depending of the player choices during the game.
Story and two "real world Guide" and "fantasy world Guide" is interlaced, the sequel to the L no Kisetsu appeared in the popular PS2 story that mystery is always accompanied! The number is not equipped with a system to sound novel existing, to capture possible sub heroine of previous work! Choose the ending of the story that has bet the survival of the world players themselves. Mystery that was not revealed in previous work will be revealed at last!
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Fantasy, Mystery & Anime themes.