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Other Games Reimagined as VNs

#1 Post by NotABot55 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:38 am

Following mikey's lead, I wondered "What if you take the title of a game from another genre, and recast it as a VN?" Let's see what we can break:

Zero Wing
Autumn, when the leaves fall...
we prepared to head to the warmer south
and then she arrived, without feather or membrane
higher than any of us....


Call of Duty
In a small but well-known chapel, you have joined many a couple by the powers invested in you by the state of Nevada. When someone from the last couple's entourage catches your eye, will it be enough for you to take to the aisle yourself, or stay behind the podium?

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#2 Post by monele » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:56 am

Half-Life
A brilliant scientist, you have spend years and years exposed to dangerous radiations and today, you learn that your cells have degenerated and you probably won't live past fifty years. You suddenly realize you have spend your life in this sterile compound, with no real friend left, nor a lover.
Will you be able to use what time you have left to make this half-life of yours feel complete?

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#3 Post by PyTom » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:25 am

Half-Life Episode One
Not only are you dying, but to make things worse, someone has decided to film a reality TV show about it. Where's a quantum resonance cascade when you need one?
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#4 Post by yummy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:07 pm

Iron Man
You are a wealthy industrialist, but as your household take the day off, someone just has to do the laundry.

Alone in the Dark
You were sitting calmly with Sarah in front of the TV when suddenly there's a blackout. Sarah suggested she went to get some candles out. Will she find her way to the kitchen? Or will she leave you alone... In the dark?

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#5 Post by sciencewarrior » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:25 pm

Starcraft
The people of the village say that at the top of the mountain lives the Starmaker. When your time comes, he creates a new star to hold your soul, so you can keep watching on the living. Takenzo knows his young wife won't survive this winter, but he doesn't feel ready to let her go. Can he find the Starmaker and convince him to give her one more year?

Dance Dance Revolution
Saturday night, it's time to dance! Hit the dance floor and show your moves, go to the lounge when you want to relax and have a nice conversation. Will you go home alone tonight? Or will you find someone to make your heart beat and your body shake? (so yeah, it's a dating sim rather than a visual novel. Bend the rules much?)
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#6 Post by Jake » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:42 pm

sciencewarrior wrote: Dance Dance Revolution
Alternatively:
The brutal regime that recently came to power in your country started off by giving the police far-reaching powers, restricting freedom of the press and 'disappearing' political opponents in the middle of the night.
This is all fine by you until they ban gatherings of more than five people, making your one-man-and-eight-women troupe illegal. Will you give up in the face of adversity, or can you convince your friends to set aside their differences and their love triangles and band together to overthrow the government via the power of interpretive dance?
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#7 Post by monele » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:17 pm

Day of the Tentacle
It's been two hundred years since an extra-terrestrial race of sentient tentacle creatures have taken over the world. They use humans as slave labor, only letting them live in small settlements. To survive this bleak situation, humans stick together, trying to keep some hope... and sometimes, love blooms among the ruins. You have found your beacon of hope and she helps you live through the day. But what happens when she is designated to be taken away on the Day of the Tentacle, the annual sacrificial ritual where one woman is removed from her settlement, to be given to the unfathomable will of the tentacle rulers? Will you really let it happen?

(this could turn H ^^;...)

The Secret of Monkey Island
Young pirate, you have spent years trying to make a name for yourself, but so far, no glory, no money and certainly no ladies fawning over you. That's why you decide to go discover the famous Secret of Monkey Island. As you're about to lose hope finding it, a sudden storm destroys your boat and you float ashore, on an unknown island. You soon discover a tribe of amazon-like women dressing with monkey pelts. So this is the island and this is the secret?!
Apparently, wild storms keep sailors away from the island and the tribe hasn't seen a man for a while. There starts a week of exotic romance where you have to prove your worth to at least one of the ladies, before the ceremony of the Big Whoop begins.

(I'm sorry >.>...)

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#8 Post by Showsni » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:54 pm

Link's Awakening
After being in a coma for many years, a young man opens his eyes on a world that is familiar, yet strage. How have the people and places he once knew changed? Can he rekindle the friendships he once had? And, most important of all, will he find the special girl from his dreams that kept him alive?

Pokémon Blue
A mysterious depression is sweeping the region, as the ominous Team Rocket launch a bid to rule the world. But for one young boy and his squirtle, the most important question is what is making his pokémon blue?

Theme Hospital
Adventures abound in this crazy themed hospital, where the nurses wear a different costume every day! As a promising new doctor, can you keep your mind on your patients, or will your co-wokers prove too much of a distraction?

Hearts
You play Akira, a normal high school student - but your class has nothing but girls in! Thirteen, to be precise. And all of them want you! But your parents were clear that any shenanigans, and you would be thrown out. Can you manage to avoid their attentions, and those of your lovely teacher, Miss Q. Spades? Unless, just possibly, you can win them all... Then you don't care where you'd live!

Champions World Class Soccer, Endorsed by Ryan Giggs
Um...

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#9 Post by yummy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:22 pm

Maniac Mansion
There's this weird mansion. You decide to visit it, only to find out that it is populated with cosplayers, maids, doctors (and tentacles).
Will you find your way out of there (if you still wish it) ?

(this might turn H too ^^;)

Fallout
You have decided to get out of your shelter, after long years of solitude. Somehow, your memory isn't quite accurate. Was there so much dust here before ? What time of the day is it now ? Did water ever shine this way ?
You seem attracted by these men in black leathered clothes that welcome you in their homes. Did you ever tell them they were cute ? But there's so much of them and you can't choose immediately.
Will you eventually find your lifetime partner ?

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#10 Post by sciencewarrior » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:00 pm

Rock Band, the otome
Now you are a very lucky girl. You won the first prize, one week traveling with the J-Rock band of the year! And to top it off, you will have a special date with the band member of your choice. Will you choose Jack the impetuous vocalist, his brother Ryo, the guitar player with whom he has legendary fights, the quiet bassist Toko, who writes most of their love songs, or the funny loudmouth Bower, the drummer? And is there a chance that your choice falls for you?

(Edit: befor I forget, good use of "Revolution", Jake)
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#11 Post by Aenakume » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:46 pm

Katamari Damacy
Being the prince of the cosmos is a lonely job. Repressed under the very large thumb of your domineering, alcoholic father, you have never had a chance to connect with anyone. But now, a chance for a royal rainbow of possibilities has opened up for you as you are sent to Earth to make up for the King's mistake. As you explore Earth and meet new and interesting people, will you find someone whose heart you can roll into your own... someone who will stick with you?
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#12 Post by musical74 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:34 pm

Final Fantasy: It's your last year at high school. You have had a HUGE crush on this one teacher, you think she's the greatest thing...but....she doesn't even know you exist. Sure, you have her for Math, but she doesn't seem to care about you...BUT your math score is HORRID because you are dreaming about her throughout the class. It's your only bad grade, and if you fail that, you won't graduate. You have a month left to graduate, so your teacher decides to try and bring up the bad grade by giving you personal lessons in math. This is your last chance, make something of it!

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#13 Post by PyTom » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:38 pm

musical74 wrote:(May become H, not sure)
Been done. (Totally NSFW)
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#14 Post by NotABot55 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:27 am

@sciencewarrior: A cat, er, dating sim is fine too.
@Showsni: Well, I never said it had to be a video game title. I'm gonna check my old games book for more card games to repurpose, in the meantime:

Metal Gear - Ghost Babel
It is the dusk of the Bronze Age, and your loved ones are suffering from an unknown ailment. The elders have charged you, one of the Metal Men, to journey to the ruins of Babylon and bring back the spirit of a reknowned healer.
The distance is long.
Your equipment is heavy.
The Army of Iron also seeks what you seek.
By your gods, neither will stop you from saving those close to you!

Unreal
When a virtual reality gaming experiment goes awry, you and your fellow gamers find yourself surrounded by many a visual novel character archetype...
...and then you remove the goggles, only to find said characters are still here! Are you able to plunge through this seemingly innocuous otaku utopia and find the truth, before someone else inserts the FPS module?

5 Days a Stranger
During your daily routines, you happen across one of the most singularly attractive people you've ever seen... one who forgets about anyone, family and friend alike, after five days. Perhaps you will be the one to make a genuinely lasting impression?

7 Days a Skeptic
It seemed all too easy... good-looking, funny, smart... yet his only flaw was that he grew mistrustful of anyone in a week! With a little work and luck, you may help him learn not to show contempt for the familiar....

Trilby's Notes
A record of the reknowned thief's less larcenous escapades. Includes data on all the "fine birds" met during and in between jobs; of particular note is the one who told him of DeFoe Manor....

6 Days a Sacrifice
People give of themselves every day, but for a certain someone the phrase is quite literal! You were one of the first to notice the fresh wounds come every Monday, and your concern spurs you into action. How soon can you make your friend realize the dangers of self-mutilation, lest the unkindest cut comes all too soon?

(Yes, I've been replaying the Chzo Mythos games... wonder what Ben Croshaw would make of the games discussed on these forums....)

Pong
At a middle school in a close-knit predominantly WASP community, a mixed surprise arrives in the form of a new student from Taiwan. As said student, navigate the unsure waters your new home, and know not everyone is prejudiced against you....

Space Invaders
You've always valued your own personal privacy. Why then, after you turned 13, do these girls insist on more than some token help at school? A novel twist on the visual novel field: keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and girls at ten arm lengths!

Metal Slug
Several years ago, you were stopped from completing a lucrative contract by a rival assassin. The only clue to said rival's identity was the bullet extracted from your shoulder.
Holding it close, you are now moments from confronting your rival... but is it only revenge that drives you now as it did then?

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#15 Post by gekiganwing » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:33 pm

Thanks for bringing up Katamari. On one April Fools Day, I was trying to think up a "ZOMG, Katamari Damacy is now a dating sim" joke, and then I realized there's a part of game #1 in which the Prince is supposed to roll up girls, and a part of game #2 called "Katamari Memorial." That got me thinking, "whoa... Katamemo..."

A ren'ai game based on Illusion Of Gaia would probably benefit by being written by someone at KID or Cyberfront. The original SNES game is surreal as well as sad, so I figure that if anyone could make it work, the staff behind Ever17 could.

River City Ransom: [cue BGM "We Fight for Love"] This one is so crazy that it just might work. To use a plot summary right from TVTropes: "...Alex and Ryan fight their way past gang territories and various malls to get to River City High, take down Slick, and rescue Ryan's girlfriend." You could go two ways with it. One - play it straight and make the main characters fight just so they can get back together with a love interest. Or do the "Brokeback Youtube method" and make the two heroes fall in love with each other.

early Atelier games: before "Iris," every game had a female lead. And one major part of every game (at least the older ones...) is item fusion. So why not create a fantasy RPG setting in which two heroines have to work together? A cute girls love game.

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