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.
Ryu-Koku: When water shortages are reported, Tsukasa sees the image of a girl looking at her and shedding tears. Soon he meets Miru, a girl who claims to know him although he's never seen her before. As the attacks by the supernatural demons known as Ayakashi begin, where will it all lead?
- Mizuuehi Tsukasa
- Mizunouehi Miru
- Kasagi Aina
- Kuin Tomoka
- Abe Setsuna
- Abe Atsushi
- Utsumi Tatsuhiko
Legendary love adventure based on the concept of "harmony". Appeared before the hero and Mizuuchi Tsukasa, girl, water ?? beauty flow in a dream. And strange incidents begin to occur around, there aim relentlessly yourself of "Mystic". The speculation of someone to appear and disappear behind, day-to-day slide into changes to the non-everyday .... And interacting with a lot of people, Let's open up the future to solve the case!
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Romance, Fantasy, Demons & Anime themes.