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.
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.
Murasaki no Honoo: The game tells the story of the young heir that was studying in the United Kingdom and have to return home to take care of his inheritance as the owner of the Takatsukasa Heavy Industries. The game as usual in this kind of visual novels features different endings depending of the player choices during the game. As a curious feature the game also allows "Tarot divination" in one day if certain conditions are met.
The Limited Edition features a bonus CD.
Boys love adventure depicting the harsh fate of scion who returned to Japan! Using the clear data, further equipped with a system such as the "Event additional system" to add the episode! Before the inheritance type of Takatsukasa Heavy Industries, one after another to hero and Takatsukasa Akito attacked the incident. While at the mercy of harsh fate, confront it is the day of his father's last will and testament "appointed day"!
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Romance & Anime themes.