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.
Chanter#: Kimi no Uta ga Todoitara: Mikiya is in the third grade. He lives an ordinary life, even though his parents divorced. He has close friends, Chitose, Ibuki and Kotoko, and enjoys his school life with them. But just before the summer holiday, he meets some girls, Sakura and Yuki. His school life gets more eventful, joining a band and getting closer to girls.... What will Mikiya get from it...?
A Japanese love sim with a musical theme. The scenario of the game is written by Romeo Tanaka. This PS2 port of the PC game adds new scenarios, characters and visuals (and removes the more hardcore material of the PC original.)
The ported to PS2 school drama adventure of the popular "Chanter" in PC! Additional elements such as full of new events & CG of each heroine new OP, add or capture character-Nonomura original Rina! Iijima Mikiya hero, participate in the cultural when formed a band with his friends. From every day to go increasingly rush gradually, they gain an irreplaceable in connection with people ....
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Romance, Humour & Anime themes.