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.
Konohana'' is literally translated to ''Northen Flower'' and it is the name of the private school where this game takes place at.
The unlikely partnership and adventures of Meguru Momoi, Miako Tachibana and their newspaper club continue in a second outing as another school murder requires their sleuthing skills. In the first Konohana game on Dreamcast and Playstation, Meguru transferred to Konohana Private School and Miako blackmailed Meguru into helping her investigate a murder. Unfortunately for Meguru, he caught an eyeful as Miako was changing her clothes and she uses that as her wildcard to keep him in line lest she accuse him of lechery or worse.
As the new story unfolds, it's night and a mysterious fire breaks out inside a locked room at Konohana Private School, killing a young student. Near the body, a metallic plate with a strange message is found. With Miako on the case and Meguru backing her up, the two students strike out to crack the mystery. Similar to the original Konohana, the bulk of the game consists of interaction with teachers and fellow students. Conversations eventually unearth clues and leads to follow. At key intervals, important decisions must be made to advance the story, leading to different story forks and conclusions.
2nd adventure novel type unravel the mystery of the murder that occurred in school. That on the basis of YoshiAko hero and grace, which aims to establish a newspaper club in Konohana school, Shinobu which established a mystery detective club visited and game. Are you able to beginning a death by fire incident that occurred in basketball club clubroom, solve murders that targeted the only transfer student, win a game of Shinobi! ?
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Mystery, Detectives, Humour & Anime themes.