- May 9, 2018
It looks more like they’re parodying VNs rather than not respecting them.
While Ace Attorney didn't create a gateway effect for me, 999 sure did, leading me into Steins;Gate and Fata Morgana, and I fully intend on continuing down the rabbit hole.
Sure, if you're unable to enjoy or appreciate something until it has been ordained by the Almighty Gaming Press.
two things:Is it only bad because it's by KFC?
Because I thought that Hatoful Boyfriend was generally considered to be one of the high points of the genre (Otome/Romance Sim, not VN in general), despite being a parody of it.
And Dream Daddy is on the good list too?
What about that weird fan made Romance Sim with the Starcraft players? Or the one where you date tanks?
As someone who reads predominantely Otome when it comes to VN, I laughed hard when it came to the part about "showing respect" for the genre.
This is one if the pulpiest, trashiest, stupidest genres, AND THAT'S WHY I LOVE IT.
Remember that time you could date a cat in UtaPri?
Or that time you time travelled to the Taisho era to date your own brother in The Charming Empire (or something like that, that plot was whack)? What about that game where you date Yokai that are also in a rockband?
Romance Sims are amazing an fun, and this KFC game seems in the same vein.
We can talk about whether it's good once it's out, but wtf at assuming that this is misrepresenting the genre.
Don't worry guys, I'm sure there's an abusive asshole in there that secretly loves you because you're his step-sister and wants to drink your blood to get closer to his mother again. Because you gotta be respectful to the genre!
I think the one from the sega/atlus rep who is calling another devs work "gross" is really awful, personally. The way they frame it like they want to look out for small developers, ignoring that work like this is a paying job for someone contracted to make it.
There are, as my timeline has been filled with them. However, I wasn't going to make a thread about every tweet I saw and include it as that would take away from the topic and there is a media cap anyway. You're welcome to search VN on twitter and see for yourself. As i strived in making a thread I felt was fair about the topic from either side.
Doki Doki is kinda ironic too, but it's not terrible. It has the Higurashi premisse (seemingly silly slice of life that gets violent out of nowhere) but without the great story imo.
Japanese VNs is genre with relatively high licensing and localization cost compared to their current audience. The lack of coverage and awereness is reducing the chances some of the more prestigious ones getting official English releases, so it does hurt the genre and its fans that what little attention it gets is typically in the vein of "LOOK AT THIS WACKY GAME WHERE YOU CAN DATE DINOSAURS!!!"
These kinda of comments make no sense to me.
this post is more appropriate than you realize because the “classic literature + ZOMBIES woooOoAAaAaAh!!” trend was just as uncreative and boring as someone going “have you heard about these games where you can freaking date people??”
I think there are some pretty fun parodies of rap being just about guys talking about money and bitches out there. "Show me your genitals" is still hilarious to me. "I'm on a boat" still gets a chuckle out of me. That doesn't mean I don't listen to other ("serious"?) forms of rap music or understand that one single parody is not equal to constructive criticism of the genres whole variety.anyway none of what i’m saying here is outlandish. i think literally everyone here has a genre or hobby or whatever they’re intimately familiar with that they would be annoyed to see generalizations of. “all shooters are for psychopaths” “rap is just guys talking about money and bitches” “sports fans are all meathead jocks” etc etc. none of these things are true and you’d rightfully find any serious opinions or attempts at humor leaning on them to be lame and tiresome, because they are. “visual novels are all just wacky loser dating sims!” is the exact same boring bullshit
Again, I thought it was pretty funny personally.this post is more appropriate than you realize because the “classic literature + ZOMBIES woooOoAAaAaAh!!” trend was just as uncreative and boring as someone going “have you heard about these games where you can freaking date people??”
does it hurt anything? no. is it funny or insightful? also no
The avatar is the best illustration of how absurd the premise of this thread is.
I don't think changing the tweet changes anybody's answer
This is not incorrect. Dating sims to begin with pandered to a specific audience and that hasnt changed at all in all the time visual novels have existed. Rather its things like this that give mainstream appeal to play VN despite maybe having reservations about things they might have seen or heard beforeI mean christ, browsing the Steam visual novel tag just absolutely blasts you in the face with a bunch of sexualized crap pandering to the lowest common denominator. "fan service" and lolis as far as the eye can see. A couple of jokey Western VNs don't even rate in comparison. The entire genre is tainted and you have to wade through an absolute river of shit to find the actual "good" ones, and even those are usually filled with embarrassing stuff you kind of have to ignore.
So no. Colonel Sander Is My Waifu or whatever is cynical and an obvious attempt by a Brand to be hip and cool, but it's not ruining the nonexistent sanctity of the VN genre.
Completely understand where you two are coming. The change is just a personal one as I don't want it to seem like the site has it out for some random twitter user. As it could be misconstrued as such.