[ASK] Review sites for VN games

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[ASK] Review sites for VN games

#1 Post by redcat » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:07 pm

As the title said, I'm currently looking for review sites for VN games, which can give me full synopsis of each route's story.
Any language is fine with me (as I can use google to translate them).
If anyone could give me a recommendation or two, it will be very helpful.

Thanks in advance. :D



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#2 Post by rioka » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:10 pm

redcat wrote:As the title said, I'm currently looking for review sites for VN games, which can give me full synopsis of each route's story.
I have yet to encounter one that has a full synopsis of each story's route. Maybe you can ask at the VN database site?

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#3 Post by LVUER » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:49 pm

Perhaps it's forbidden/illegal to do that? I still remember that you could read full synopsis (some even in great detail) of various VN in Wikipedia. But now there isn't anymore (even the old article was brought down and changed into a brief synopsis).

Synopsis/story is one of the most important aspect in VN so I believe those developers don't want their story on the web.
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#4 Post by redcat » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:53 am

I made this thread because Wikipedia and VNDB are just useless for me. Sure they have thousands titles in their database, but they don't have the detailed synopsis that I need.
I'm looking for independent/fan site that's brave enough to put a detailed synopsis on certain titles. For example : (WARNING : that site contains HEAVY spoiler)
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#5 Post by papillon » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:07 am

I think it's more that it's really too much work for most people to give a full rundown, not that people are afraid of doing it. Especially trying to give a full rundown in an entertaining way.

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#6 Post by redcat » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:23 am

I know it's quite impossible to be 100% objective when reviewing a game, so I don't really care whether the rundown is entertaining or not as long as they cover the whole story and be honest in their review. A review is not a preview; it should be complete/comprehensive - not just telling the reader about the general synopsis and then giving whatever score they thought the game deserves (as what most galge review sites have been doing recently).
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#7 Post by Taleweaver » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:59 am

LVUER wrote:Synopsis/story is one of the most important aspect in VN so I believe those developers don't want their story on the web.
Even if they don't, I doubt there's much they can do about it. Read a few movie-related wiki entries: even those with trick endings or twists like The Crying Game have full plot synopses that reveal everything.
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#8 Post by OTM » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:59 pm

Well I do know of one site, that reviews otome and bl games really thoroughly. But the games are japanese (the reviews are in english though)

They're the ones who got me interested in visual novels! Plus, one of the authors on the site makes her reviews really entertaining to read (Two authors manage the blog)


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#9 Post by Greeny » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:46 pm

That doesn't exist right now.

You could make one yourself.

Or pay me to do it.
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#10 Post by redcat » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:20 pm

@OTM--> Thanks for the link. Their reviews are entertaining indeed! :D
Now I feel the urge to play some otome games they reviewed... >_<
Greeny wrote:That doesn't exist right now.

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@Greeny--> Err... what did you mean by "that doesn't exist"?

Have you at least tried clicking any of the links above? Review sites do exist. I just need some helps to find these needle in the haystack of internet information.

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#11 Post by Greeny » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:02 am

Hmm... I must have been thinking of something else.
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#12 Post by ririruetoo » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:22 pm

Heres one I really enjoy~ http://otomediary.wordpress.com/
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