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.
Otome no Jijou is an adventure game that tells the story of Kihara Genki, a mediocre high school student that is bored 'cause all the days are the same for him in the Subaru Gakuen high school, until one day when he discovers one secret that his classmate and childhood friend got, so now an exciting summer begins for him.
The gameplay as usual in the visual novels in choose between different possible answers that will leave the story in a way or another, featuring different endings and an unlockable gallery.
- Sumomo Maizumi
- Tsumugi Yamahara
- Erika Katsuragi
- Sumire Takanashi
- Sophia Narumi
- Maimi Tachibana
- Mikuri Kakurai
The Limited Edition Includes a super luxurious digipack booklet containing liner notes and an original audio colleciton.
Shared secret figure of heroines, secret adventure that depict two scenarios a surprising one side. Mediocre high school student Kihara spirit of merit is, would know the one side that has been a secret of senior-junior class mate and childhood friend is only healthy. To know the part that has been a secret of the girls that were in the mood just a little, summer exciting was about to begin ....
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- School Romance & Anime themes.