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.
Shoujo Yoshitsune Den is a WellMade's love simulation, where you are mysteriously whisked away to Heian Era Japan and find yourself meeting people, fighting enemies, and loving women in an adventure RPG.
The battle system in Shoujo Yoshitsuden is a turn-based simulation, featuring a Commentary System, where characters make commentary on the battle situation as the battle progresses. Outside of battle, story and love-simulation elements feature big -- get to know the girls of the village and ask them on dates.
Yoshitsune adventure unfolding in setting girl, Musashibo Benkei that hero. The game progress to the main shaft of the strategy simulation Genpei battle and love adventure and girls of five, including Yoshitsune. Hero who ended up back in time to the Heian period, claiming and served in the Yoshitsune "Musashibo Benkei". The fate that awaits Benkei and Yoshitsune! ?
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Medieval Japan & Anime themes.