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.
Princess Soft has teamed up with the scenario writer of Final Approach for this love simulation.
Finalist's story takes place in a college town somewhere in Japan. In Finalist, you play as first year high school student Yoshiki Shirasagi. When he entered high school, he was mistakenly given a room in the girl's dormitory due to his feminine name. This did not bode well with Yoshiki, but he eventually ended up taking the room in the end since there was no more room left in the boy's dormitory. Yoshiki meets many of the girls who live in the same dormitory.
Yoshiki's name is somewhat girl-like, and because the boy's dormitory at his school is full, he manages to get into the girl's dorm. In typical love simulation form, you'll find yourself in the company of at least five girls: Tamamo Sawaragi, Honoka Serizawa, Nomasaho Susuki, Ruka Sonobe and Wakana Sakoi. One of the biggest features of Finalist is that each of the five heroines is drawn by a separate character designer.
He is at a loss, but he has little hope. They have unique system; if a student achieves a remarkable success in study or sports, he or she can transfer to a coed class. Having embarrassing but joyful troubles, he tries to escape from the feminine environment.
Enrolled in girls' school from mistake, besides school romantic comedy to go survive with the help of characters who unique a number of trouble faced by the hero Egret Miki (M) and had to live in the women's dormitory. I want to start an action aimed at incorporation is found in only high achiever to the "co-ed unit '! I wandered into the garden of a young girl, the fate of the men's one-man is! ?
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Romance & Anime themes.