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Visual Novel Survey~!

#1 Post by Pyonkotchi » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:23 pm

A lot of us sometimes ask? "What kind of _____ do you like?" "favorite_____survey!!" and such. i thought this would be an interesting way to answer
those questions, get ideas, and learn a bit about our commmunity~ Answer as much of it as you want o3o

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?
LEAST favorite thing?
How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
What about stat-raisers?
RPG Elements?
Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
Do you like mini-games?
How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
Favorite art style?
What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
How do you feel about Commercial games?
What your spending limit on commercial games?
How do you feel about pirates?

Favorite Genre?
Why do you like it so much?
What is your LEAST favorite genre?
What plots do you think are over used?
Needs more love?
Tropes that you are sick and tire of!
What about the ones you like?
How do you feel about cliches?
How do you feel about parodies?
What kind of point of view interests you?
Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
How do you feel about True Endings?
How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?

Do you like Romance games?
What about games with romantice side plots?
What are your favorite types of love interests?
What about your least favorite?
How many is too many?
How do you feel about age difference?
How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
How much naughty stuff is too much?
A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*
Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD?
How would you feel about playing matchmaker?

Favorite type of character?
Least favorite?
Your ideal Hero?
Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
How important is family to you in a VN?
Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans?
What about friends?
How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
what kinds of character backstories irritate you?
The kinds you like?
Overused character types?
How do you feel about non-human characters?
Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?


I can't think of anything else, But before I go... Are there any advices and tips you'd like to share with the rest of us??
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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#2 Post by Lotus » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:14 pm

I'm being lazy and only answering some of the questions xD

What about stat-raisers?
I hate stat raisers. Unless the game overall is very enjoyable, I avoid them. x_x
RPG Elements?
Depends on the game, but I enjoy them usually.
Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
Female but I'll play as a male.
Do you like mini-games?
Yush.
How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
They can still be really good without them, depends on the game/story.
Favorite art style?
Unique art styles. I'm not that fond of the generic anime style (that doesn't mean I hate the anime style though); I like being able to look at the art and say "Oh, this is by *specific artist*".
What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
I'm not crazy about 3D in VNs.
Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
Music is VERY important to me. It can make me love or hate a VN >>; Additionally it can make me hate or love a character depending on their theme.
Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
I don't like voice acting in VNs, but sound effects are a nice touch.
How do you feel about pirates?
You mean the "shiver me timbers" kind or the "obtain programs illegally" kind? I'm going to assume you mean the latter xD; I really dislike pirating, me and one of my online friends occasionally have debates about this since they pirate art programs when really there's no need to pirate art programs since there's free programs that are just as good :/ I can go on a rant but I shall save you the headache.
Favorite Genre?
I don't really have one favorite genre, though I really like horror (to a degree) and fantasy.
Why do you like it so much?
I like scary crap, and I'm a bit of a D&D nerd.
What is your LEAST favorite genre?
Slice-of-life. I find it boring most of the time.
What plots do you think are over used?
High school drama.
Needs more love?
Scary crap <3
Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
I would love to see more VNs with different aged protagonists!
Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
Some kind of misunderstood monster. I know that's been done but I love that type of story. Or maybe a monster that is simply a monster, and doesn't understand our society.
You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
Meh xD
Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
Yes. <3
How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
Love them!
What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
They're alright so long as they fit the story. They can add a bit of realism to the story in my opinion, since things don't always turn out well in real life.
Do you like Romance games?
Yep.
What about games with romantic side plots?
Sure.
What are your favorite types of love interests?
Nerdy boys! <3
What about your least favorite?
Skinny boys that look more like girls >> I like my men to look like men.
How many is too many?
I think 5 romantic interests would be on the line of too many.
How do you feel about age difference?
Depends on the age of the younger person in the relationship, but if they're at least 18 I think an age difference of up to 7 years is alright. Any more and it's kind of iffy.
How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
Depends on if the gay characters are written well. A lot of the games I've played with a gay option make the characters gay just to be gay. It's unrealistic and feels like they're only gay for fanservice or something. If the gay characters are written believably I'll enjoy it.
(For example, Don't Take it Personally Babe had some believable gay characters in my opinion.)
A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
BLARGH. :c
Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
I don't mind Hentai VNs >u>
Favorite type of character?
Nerdy boy >u>
Your ideal Hero?
NERDY BOY <3
Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
Over-the-top mustachioed manly man with a cape, but I'm an oddball here so don't listen to me >>;
Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shenanigans?
Depends on the story and the relationship between the family and the protagonist. For example, if the parents and the main character have a good relationship they should more involved in the MC's life.
How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
Depends on the game/story.
What kinds of character backstories irritate you?
I'M SECRETLY A PRINCESS/SOME OTHER TYPE OF ROYALTY/NOBILITY BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IT UNTIL MY MAGICAL PRINCESS/NOBLE POWERS REVEALED THEMSELVES. ALSO MY BROTHER AND I HAD A DUEL BUT I WON EVEN THOUGH I WAS LIKE 8 AT THE TIME AND HE WAS LIKE 20. ALSO MY PARENTS ARE DEAD BECAUSE OF -insert over the top depressing reason here-.

Sadly since I'm an admin for a rp group I see these kinds of backstories a lot ;n;

The kinds you like?
I don't think I could pinpoint a specific type I like because there's so many.
How do you feel about non-human characters?
See previous answers 8D
Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
I think the reason people hang out with people their own age group is because those are the people most likely to understand their way of thinking/have similar interests. It's harder for a person of an older generation to connect on the same level as a fellow teenager. That said, if everyone has a similar interest that bonds the group together I think many different ages would be believable and very interesting to read about.

I can't think of anything else, But before I go... Are there any advices and tips you'd like to share with the rest of us??
Make shorter surveys :B Just messing with you xD

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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#3 Post by pondrthis » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:06 pm

Nobody is going to read this crap... but I'll answer the ones I care to.

How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
A-O-K. Doesn't bother me at all.

RPG Elements?
Please no.

How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
Probably for the best. Not a minigame fan.

Sound Effects?
SFX = MUST HAVE.

How do you feel about pirates?
Pay for what you like and can afford. Don't make a habit out of it.

What is your LEAST favorite genre?
Fantasy

Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
Middle age = totally, elderly would probably be fun too.

Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
Human please. If not, then I want to be Grendel like in that nihilist novella I read in high school.

How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
Falling action is good, Feel-Goodery is bad.

What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
A must.

How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
I'm straight, but I'd tap tha- erm, I mean play that.

Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
100%

Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
Intriguing

Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans?
I can't believe you misspelled one of my favorite words T.T "shenanigans".

What kinds of character backstories irritate you?
Anything that leads to a depressed character. The same stories on bright characters don't bother me.

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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#4 Post by Snowflower » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:08 pm

Oh wow, this is a really long survey, but I'll give it a try.

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?
The sweet plotline and getting the good endings for my favorite boys.

LEAST favorite thing?
When getting the path you want is almost impossible without a walkthrough for some games.

How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
As long as the story is good, I'll read.

What about stat-raisers?
Same as above plot is important. So if the stat-raisers work well with the plot, then I love it.

RPG Elements?
Depends, but I'm not nit-picky about it.

Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
Female

Do you like mini-games?
They're fun to have

How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
I am absolutely fine without having mini games in the VNs I play.

In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
It doesn't have to be professional quality. I just needs to be reasonable put together and effort shows. Sloppiness is a huge turnoff.

Favorite art style?
I like the art style of Yo Jin Bo a lot. I am also a big fan of the way tooaya of Re:A++

What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
I'm not a big fan of 3D VNs. I prefer the 2D

Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
Whether I've heard it or not, original or freeware, doesn't matter to me as long as the music fits the mood of the VN's story.

Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
Voice acting is cute if there's in it, but I'm pretty sure there aren't many people willing to make VNs with voice acting. First, it takes too much time.
Sound effect is good for all the non-human sounds (animals, house appliances, weather, etc)

How do you feel about Commercial games?
If I want to buy it, I buy it if I can afford at the time.

What your spending limit on commercial games?
Usually $20

How do you feel about pirates?
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEE

Favorite Genre?
Obviously shoujo based. It can branched off to fantasy, slice of life or even mystery.

Why do you like it so much?
I just find them entertaining.

What is your LEAST favorite genre?
I'm not a huge fan of yuri/yaoi VNs... I repeat. IN VISUAL NOVELS! They may be a turn-on for some people but I still want to see girl-boy action more. I love

What plots do you think are over used?
Hot popular guy falling for the plain, not special girl

Needs more love?
n/a

Tropes that you are sick and tire of!
I don't really mind as long as the story works with it.

What about the ones you like?
n/a

How do you feel about cliches?
same answer as the tropes

How do you feel about parodies?
Eh, if it's done well. I like them.

What kind of point of view interests you?
First person point of view.

Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
I've always played VNs that focuses more on the younger generation. Actually, I never played a game other than that age range. Although I won't mind playing, I don't think it'd have any interest nor can relate.

Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
There are many VNs that have protagonists as elves, witches, fairies, demons, vampires, etc. I'm not a fan of furries and mecha though.

You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
ooooo, idk.

Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
I like walking into the dark side. They're more fun and mysterious

How do you feel about True Endings?
I usually don't notice what's a true ending until I read people talking about it.

How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
Epilogues are really good bonuses to have

What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
If the writing quality is good, then I love bad endings almost as much as the good endings.

Do you like Romance games?
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

What about games with romantice side plots?
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

What are your favorite types of love interests?
cool guys with a heart of gold. I tell everyone this.

What about your least favorite?
annoying clingy guys that are constantly jealous and don't allow the girl to hang out with other guys.

How many is too many?
6 is the most I can handle.

How do you feel about age difference?
if the MC is teen range I don't want the boy to be older than 25

How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
I don't really play it but I am perfectly fine with games that allow such options. I think it'd great that more and more people accept the homosexual lifestyle.

A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
If it's a love interest guy, HOT!

Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
Didn't play any, but I am not against playing.

How much naughty stuff is too much?
I don't want to see any bloody virgins.

A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
I am content with seeing just the happy ending.

Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
:O that's terrible! But there's a huge difference in trying to get with a different guy after divorce where divorcee is still trying to pursue you.. Now that's a story.

With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*
:O

Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD?
Like karma?

How would you feel about playing matchmaker?
I want to be the one in love

Favorite type of character?
I think I already answered this about my favorite guy

Least favorite?
This too, but if it's a non guy, then I hate the b**** in the plot

Your ideal Hero?
n/a

Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
I love it when antagonist turns love interest

How important is family to you in a VN?
As you can see from one topic, they're not very needed. The story can still be strong without them present in the plot.

Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans?
n/a

What about friends?
n/a

How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
anything that I can't count with my fingers (including sub characters)

what kinds of character backstories irritate you?
None I've seen so far.

The kinds you like?
If the protagonist and the guy had some history previously.

Overused character types?
n/a

How do you feel about non-human characters?
I don't like furries or mechas. I don't want to see animals as the main characters or love interest. But I'm fine with the fantasy characters like faeries and witches

Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
When I was in middle school, I had a lot of friends who were like 2+ years older than me. Some of them are still good friends of mine even to this day.

What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?
n/a
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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#5 Post by EternalDream » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:40 pm

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?
Graphics (specifically the CGs <3), and the ability to choose my own path.
LEAST favorite thing?
Info dump.
How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
I would like to say as long as the story's good it's okay, but I'm a fan of interaction within games, so unless I have the spare time, I wouldn't read it. (I'd actually rather read a novel XD)
What about stat-raisers?
It's alright, but doing it repetitively as I replay gets annoying :/
RPG Elements?
Same as the stat raising, unless if I replay the game, my stats don't get lost... then I'm all for it 8D
Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
Female. I think I rarely play as a male ;D
Do you like mini-games?
Not... not really. Unless they're super fun or addicting...
How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
Completely fine. 99.9% of VNs I play don't have them anyways <.<
In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
9/10. It's most important for me, but if I like a story with half decent art then I'd play it C:
Favorite art style?
As long as one part of it is done well it's ok. (Ex. CGs, detail in hair, etc) Though overall, it still has to look good X) But probably most of the games I play have anime style art.
What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
I don't know, I've never really played a game with 3D art, and I don't really plan to, since, well... I guess I just don't like the feel that 3D art gives. It just feels... too real or like computerishy <--- totally not a word but I hope people can understand? ^^;;
Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
I need it for atmosphere >:3 But if it's too repetitive, then I close the sound XD
Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
Voice acting... in jap only for me OvOb It somehow feels so awkward when I hear voice acting in English XD Sound effects? Sure, if they aren't excessive and/or too random~
How do you feel about Commercial games?
I don't like them because they cost money... obviously ;D. I like them because overall, they have way better quality than free games.

Favorite Genre?
Comedy.
Why do you like it so much?
It's funny ;3
What is your LEAST favorite genre?
Um... I guess historic stuff.
What plots do you think are over used?
Girl being weak? Wait, does that count? XD
How do you feel about cliches?
Half of them make me facepalm...
How do you feel about parodies?
Funny <3
What kind of point of view interests you?
Side person aside from the "main" characters.
Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
As a small child could be cute, and I imagine as an elderly it would be sweet... oh, oops. Thinking romance related stuff... Anyways, I guess for me, I'd play as any except for the middle age one XD I think it's because I believe that the age... isn't really... um, interesting? (Sorry if I offended anyone ;3;)
Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
Devils. You know a lot of stories are human meets devil and seals a contract with them... I always wanted to be the devil for once ;D
You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
No... I'm... I'm just not hero material OTL
Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
OvOb
How do you feel about True Endings?
What... I don't want people to tell me which endings are "true" or not. D:<;; I wanna decide that for myself XD;;
How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
I think those kinds of stuff are cute C:
What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
Depressing... I get very emotional over them ;A;

Do you like Romance games?
Probably the only types of games I play... that an answer? :3
What about games with romantice side plots?
It's... okay.
What are your favorite types of love interests?
Um, guys who tie their hair (doesn't necessarily mean they gotta have long hair ^^;;), and... playful/naughty people...? Damn, I sound like such a perv OTL
What about your least favorite?
The glasses guy who at first is a jerk and then turn soft... or frankly anyone who's a jerk and then turns soft (to everyone in general I mean) I like when they only turn soft to like the protagonist XD
How many is too many?
When characters start to look similar with similiar personalities and similar hair O_O Or when I can't remember everyone's names. So probably, uh, 6? DX;;
How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
No problem at all C:
A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
Love them~ Just don't turn them nice after XD Like, write them so evil that everyone would want to rant endlessly on their hate for that character.
Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
No... I never. <.<;; Yeah, let's just end it at that...
How much naughty stuff is too much?
When... I get embarrassed of playing, which isn't that often but it happens...
A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
Isn't this like a side story (kind of? XD;;) I'd love to 8D
Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
o_O;; Sure. I mean, it happens right? So why not? (Not to mention it sounds super interesting!)
With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*
Taken? Sure. Married? No... not really XD
How would you feel about playing matchmaker?
Sure~! Change of pace for once ^^

Favorite type of character?
Evil people...? lol Hey, didn't I answer something similar a while ago? Well, um, the types that are cold and mean but always smiles... yeah...
Least favorite?
Annoying people, who tag along for... who knows what reason, and always disturbs moments. DX
Your ideal Hero?
I'd rather just save myself... but my ideal hero? Um, I'm not too sure on that one, actually ^^;;
Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
Never turn nice. I hate when things get fluffy... I think what is evil should stay evil. (But there are exceptions! Ex. when that evil person is actually an obtainable character in a romance VN... for me XD)
How important is family to you in a VN?
I think VNs should have them, they should also have friends, but I don't think there should be a focus on them. So in conclusion, I feel weird without them, but I like them when they're kind of... just there. Gives me some weird comfort...? O_O;;
Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans?
No? Don't I already get that in real life? XD No, I'm kidding... as long as it fits in with the context or setting or whatever you call it of the story...
What about friends?
Just mentioned it was similar to families.
How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
Like I said, when I start to be unable to remember characters (badly), it's probably too much. So I think 15 for me.
what kinds of character backstories irritate you?
Clichéd sob stories. Ex. my parents always ignored me, I feel so lonely. Seriously, I was always home alone, and barely talked to my parents when I was little, etc and I'm not THAT lonely D;
How do you feel about non-human characters?
... It doesn't matter to me. Since most of them look mostly human anyway... but honestly, I don't really care.
Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
It's definitely possible ^^
What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?
... =A=;; I... don't know? I don't even know the names of races of like 75% of the people in this world... How much you want to bet I can't tell the difference between Australian, Russian, and French people? And I also can't for Egyptian, African, and sometimes Indian people OTL (At school, I once thought my African friend was Indian and thought she was kidding when she said she came from Africa.) Why am I such a fail... D': Hope no one takes offense for me saying something like this...

There. I answered 90% ish of all the questions. XD Though I doubt many will read it, but I still hope it would be helpful for some people?

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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#6 Post by Pyonkotchi » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:23 pm

responding to my own thread derpaherp
I actually answered this whole damn thikng blargsdjflkshf



Favorite thing about Visual Novels?

Multiple endings. interesting way to tell a story
LEAST favorite thing?
Making them >:V
How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
meh
What about stat-raisers?
I don't care for them. I love TokiMemo, but sitting there grinding and grinding stats bore me after a while though.
RPG Elements?
eh
Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
For Romance games. Female. doesn't matter otherwise
Do you like mini-games?
yes
How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
doesn't matter
In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
VERY. I get easily bothered by bad art.
Favorite art style?
2d art. Anime is nice but as long as its unique, fitting, and interesting i dont mind
What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
It must be done WELL. it's hard to pull off, unfortunately :<
Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
Very. Music sets the mood. It feels odd playing a game without sound :<
Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
Voice acting is nice. But I don't mind if its not there. I'll probably skip it anyways. SFX are nice to
How do you feel about Commercial games?
they cost money I dont have :<
What your spending limit on commercial games?
if I had the money. about 15-20$ depending on quality
How do you feel about pirates?
I think pirates are a pretty cool guy, eh sails the ocean blue and doesnt afraid of anything.
Don't mind. I'll admit I'm a filthy pirate myself /hangs head in shame

Favorite Genre?
Fantasy
Why do you like it so much?
it's fantastic
What is your LEAST favorite genre?
slice of life is boring
What plots do you think are over used?
chosen hero saves world from evil. school life romance
Needs more love?
something horror maybe :<
Tropes that you are sick and tire of!
love at first sight. Draco in Leather Pants characters. Bitchy tsundere
What about the ones you like?
Childhood friends. The power of Friendship/love >3>
How do you feel about cliches?
do it right and do it well
How do you feel about parodies?
do it 8D
What kind of point of view interests you?
right through the eyes of the hero. if he doesn't know something. i dont either
Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
Would be interesting. I'd like to play from the eys of a small child >3>
Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
Animal characters! Strange monsters! Robots!
We see "non-humans" a lot, but when people say "not-human" they mean vampires or other fantastic creatures.
And I wanna see animals out of the ordinary. Instead of cats and dogs, maybe Platypodes and narwhals!
You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
cool :>
Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
sounds kickass. Always wanted to play a game from the eyes of a batshit insane villain xD
How do you feel about True Endings?
I don't mind them :>
How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
sounds like a sweet bonus
What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?

a must! They add realism and can be really interesting :>

Do you like Romance games?
Yessu
What about games with romantice side plots?

yush
What are your favorite types of love interests?

The awkward nerdy guy. The hot blooded foolish guy. Ice queen girls, and cheery tomboys
What about your least favorite?
brooding guys with dark pasts to justify their depression/douchebaggery
How many is too many?
more than 6.
How do you feel about age difference?
depends on how old the hero is, and how old the love interest is, I prefer an older love interest than a younger. for a hero at 15, no younger than maybe 14, no older than around 25-30 . and etc
How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
DO IT.
A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
I don't mind them. adds challenge, as long as they aren't irritating
Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
I don't mind :>
How much naughty stuff is too much?
when it starts getting freaky or violent, and stuff. Also, if the VN shows sex for every fucking scene
too much sex is boring, and it should be at least somewhat relevant to the plot
A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
I doooo~ I like games like the Sims and Harvest moon where you can raise a family and stuff >3>
Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
whoaaaa. Yeah i probably would, curiousity lolol
With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*
i'd be curious, so yeah :>
Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD?
yeah. not sure what the penalty would be though
How would you feel about playing matchmaker?
sounds cool

Favorite type of character?
energetic characters. Snarky douchebags. pranksters just the same kinds of people who'd be a cool best friend
and the same stuff as my favorite love interests
Least favorite?
irritating kawaiiko girls.
Your ideal Hero?
A guy who is heroic and good. and a great guy. but not entirely perfect. he's still human, Selfish, might even prone to crime
Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?

charming, charismatic. good looking. persuasive. intellegent. he seems like a good guy. but he's still fabuously, deliciously evil in every way. Manipulative, insane and an all around horrible person.
How important is family to you in a VN?
Depends on the character. But i like having at least mention of a family.
Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shenanigans?
if they aren't dead, total douchebags, or otherwise not involved in the MCs life. I'd like if the parents are at least worried about it. You have a Protagonist who's got a family, and they're mentioned, or shown at least once as good parents, they shouldnt just disappear when the protagonist goes on an adventure
What about friends?
same as family pretty much
How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
more than like...12 important characters i guess. i'd probably forget the others P:
what kinds of character backstories irritate you?
deep dark backstories to explain a characters douchebaggery/depression.
The kinds you like?
I don't know. I guess a normal one. not every character needs an over-the-top backstory to be interesting
Overused character types?
tsundere, brooding guys, Villains with sad backstories. characters with dark backstories
How do you feel about non-human characters?
interesting. Even if I don't play them, they'd be fun to interact with
Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
I wouldn't mind, a 5 year old chillin with a 30 year old? cool :>
What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?

not-japanese

I can't think of anything else, But before I go... Are there any advices and tips you'd like to share with the rest of us?
do what you like, but try to be original 8DD
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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#7 Post by NatsukiDeath » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:35 pm

Favorite thing about Visual Novels? That it's overall mood blows me away
LEAST favorite thing? Finding the game Horrible sterotypes to a boring overused story type
How do you feel about Kinetic Novels? Absolute Love if they have a purpose than just write words
What about stat-raisers? Great if not to complex
RPG Elements? Fun but only if not tedious
Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female? Either
Do you like mini-games? Long as it's not a jigsaw puzzle of a millon small pieces
How do you feel about a VN without any minigames? just as good as though with them
In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you? For most part, yes
What do you think about using 3D art in a game? very trippy but if done right all for it
Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you? Way important gets the mood on track
Voice Acting? Sound Effects? Love if needed to get full effect
How do you feel about Commercial games? Long as it deemed price worthing then cool
What your spending limit on commercial games? 35 I think
How do you feel about pirates? Like the stealing games with out pay Sorry can't say either way been on both boats

Favorite Genre? Supense
Why do you like it so much? Because of the thrilling fear and unkown way the game can go check out (Kurayami no Hate de Kimi o Matsu )
What is your LEAST favorite genre? 1800
What plots do you think are over used? SCHOOLS And Fantasy worlds
Needs more love? Utopias and wastelands
Tropes that you are sick and tire of! Love over power every blood thing, I can't remember anything and My life is a lie
What about the ones you like? Time paradoxes and eveything is true but you
How do you feel about cliches? Ugh but if new twist i'll buy
How do you feel about parodies? Hex yeah just be funny please
What kind of point of view interests you? 3rd 1st 2nd in that order
Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?Wicked awesome but do i have to have a sore back or nap time XD
Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as? A Freaking A Dragon!
You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero? Wrecking Crap before being wrangled into something what good manners
Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~? Yeah That would be Amazing!
How do you feel about True Endings? Love them for heros/heroines with a lost beging to have full complete sucess
How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story? yay Plot for more! so cute and more emotional to connect with
What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings? Don't just do normal bad or oh well but get creative with them if you're gonna fail then do it with a O_O;; expression

Do you like Romance games? Yup!~
What about games with romantice side plots? Yeah
What are your favorite types of love interests? The misunderstood ones with high stake risks involved ones
What about your least favorite? Sappy lovey dovey oh you were forever mine blah blah no plot no mystery
How many is too many? 8
How do you feel about age difference? grave robbing = No 11 year diff= good
How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option? yeah like to see more diverse game play
A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS? Long as it is not sterotype and they have a mind
Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN? uhhh if it isn't 100 sex 24/7 then 62 % okay
How much naughty stuff is too much? Long as I'm not going to be scarred or puking then okay
A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life? Yeah Lot happens then!
Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...? What?? In game: yesh IRL: No!
With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!* Hex yeah Drama!!
Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD? Yeah ..*School Days* O.O
How would you feel about playing matchmaker? Hex yeah that always turn out funny

Favorite type of character? The Tall slient type
Least favorite? overly girly stupid shortie
Your ideal Hero? Afraid but still determined
Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever? Out-right calculated nad unmerciful
How important is family to you in a VN? Yeah but seems no one cares for them
Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans? yeah how can your mom not know you're fighting for the world
What about friends? yeah , what they think they are better off with out them
How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion? 9
what kinds of character backstories irritate you? parents who hate their kids blaming them
The kinds you like? Yandere
Overused character types? Tsundere and The pefect yet not perfect
How do you feel about non-human characters? Sure but don't be just throwing them in just cause
Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger? Yes! just not creepy unless that's the mood
What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see? More worldly


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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#8 Post by Sapphi » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:25 pm

How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
I love them. They are like books, PLUS relevant artwork and mood-setting music. I think most people dislike them because they are comparing them to games... I like them because I compare them to books.

What about stat-raisers?
Pokemon is an example of a fun stat-raiser, because you are rewarded for gaining levels by getting different moves and seeing your pokes evolve. If I'm raising stats I want to see their effects in more than just numbers.

In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
It doesn't need to be professional quality, I just need to like it. Most importantly, it has to fit the tone of the story and be consistent. I think that's the most important thing, even over quality.

Favorite art style?
Too many. My favorite manga artists are Leiji Matsumoto, Masamune Shirow, Hirano Kouta, and Yasuhiro Nightow, if that's any indication. (Lots of contrast and cool weapons/ships is the overarching theme here)

How do you feel about Commercial games?
I am way less likely to play a game if it costs money and doesn't look immediately interesting to me (very hard to do - "you can't judge a book by its cover", but I'm guilty). However if I play a demo and I love it, I might end up hunting down a copy.

How do you feel about pirates?
Space Pirates. That is all.

What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
A vampire hunting down its next victim. lol

How do you feel about True Endings?
I like them if there's a major story, not branching stories. Or the branching stories can all contribute to a True Story.

How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
Awesome. Do it.

A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
They keep things interesting and fun.

Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
The only way I'm going to play an H visual novel is if there is a character or premise that I absolutely love, and even then, I am going to skip through those scenes.

A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
It might be kind of depressing, but it would be fun to see what kind of kids you would make.

Your ideal Hero?
Anti-Hero. :mrgreen:

Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
Psychotic but lovable.

How do you feel about non-human characters?
Fine, as long as they're personified enough (in writing, not necessarily art) to relate on a human level.

What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?
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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#9 Post by SilverxBlue » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:49 pm

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?
-Multiple endings! Always wanted to get them all. :)

How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
They're okay, as long as the plot is good, then I'm giving it a go.

What about stat-raisers?
They're alright as well, but I hate it when the tasks for stat-raising becomes too tedious.

RPG Elements?
Again, I'm okay with it.

Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
Female!

Do you like mini-games?
Yes.

In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
Very Important. I wouldn't play the game if the art was terrible, I wouldn't even mind if it was free as long as it is good to look at.

Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
Very Important as well, I sometimes get sick of the game when it has no music.

Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
I don't find them important.

How do you feel about Commercial games?
They're okay, as long as it's so damn good, I'm buying it.

What your spending limit on commercial games?
Depends on who I ask money from, my dad can give me $10 but my mom can go as high as $30.

How do you feel about pirates?
Eh?

How do you feel about cliches?
They're alright, every story has its own cliche anyway.

How do you feel about parodies?
Depends, If a parody is corny then I hate it, if I think a parody is hilarious then I love it.

Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
I'm okay with it, I think it might sound fun. :)

Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
An animal? or maybe something that is half human and half something else.

You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
Meh, -_-

Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
That's great! And it sounds way more interesting.

How do you feel about True Endings?
I'm okay with them.

How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
I like them! It's like I feel so glad to now that, that was what happened to the MC.

What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
They make me cry sometimes. Only if they were written so well.

Do you like Romance games?
Of course!

What about games with romantice side plots?
Again, of course! :D

What are your favorite types of love interests?
The smart, good-looking megane, and the silent and cool type. :D

What about your least favorite?
An old geezer! Yes, I'm talking about Amanohashi from Tokimeki Memorial.

How many is too many?
Maybe eight. If they're more than 8, I already get lazy pursuing the others.

How do you feel about age difference?
I'm fine with at least twelve, if it is more than I feel ... *bleh* maybe creeped out?

How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
I'm okay with them as long as there are no sex-scenes that involves them

A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
FUUUUUUU! I hate them, especially if they always get the guy!

Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
I've played one, and it was a yaoi Hentai game. o_O (Cousin tricked me into it!)
But, I think I'm okay with them, I might feel a tad bit uncomfortable though.

How much naughty stuff is too much?
Uhmmm, maybe a sex scene that doesn't mean anything anymore, just plain hardcore, no-strings-attached sex. I hate it!

A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
I'm contented to see their happy ending. It might no hurt to play though.

Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
Meh, I don't really know.

With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*
Married? Hell No! taken but not yet married? Uhmmmm, Maybeeee.

Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD?
Maybe, to be hated forever by the person who caught you and s/he will plan on getting revenge.

How would you feel about playing matchmaker?
Meh. I don't think I'll be good at it.

Favorite type of character?
Try looking at my favorite guy answer.

Least favorite?
Again, try looking at my least favorite guy answer.

Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
The hot and super smart "chess-master".

How important is family to you in a VN?
Not that important.

Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans?
I think it'd look a bit funny.

What about friends?
Almost every VN has them involved, especially the best friend.

How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
More than ten? God! That's a lot of sprite work.

what kinds of character backstories irritate you?
Parents dying in a car crash? I know I should feel pity towards them, but isn't that back-story wayyy too over-used?

The kinds you like?
The character has a childhood friend and they make some sort of promise to meet again and fall in love. Another overused one, but it's too goddamn sweet.

Overused character types?
Maybe... The tsundere?

How do you feel about non-human characters?
I'm okay with them.

Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
Again, I'm okay with them.

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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#10 Post by SmileyFace » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:38 am

Fu- This took forever.

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?
I like how it mostly involves reading and isn't heavily based on the game play most of the time.
LEAST favorite thing?
Sometimes the story gets repetitive when you are trying to get a different ending.
How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
I like it, if the story is interesting and written well.
What about stat-raisers?
I don't really like playing this one since the ones I have played ended up being rather difficult.
Make one mistake and it screws up your ending. <_<;
RPG Elements?
I actually love RPG. I like stories that are rather different to ordinary day life. :3
Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
I usually play as a female in visual novel games but I tend to play the male when it is a first person or interactive game.
Do you like mini-games?
Sure, why not. Just don't go over board. I like visual novels because it doesn't involve too much of it. <w<;
How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
Perfectly normal.
In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
Quite important in my opinion. But honestly I am not too fussy. It only really annoys me if the colors are all so shiny and blinding that I can't read the text.
Favorite art style?
Nothing in particular, but I gotta say I adore the semi-realistic ones.
What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
Interesting. It could turn out quite nice, but it can also turn out horribly wrong.
I usually don't go for 3D art in visual novels since you don't really need it.
I donno how to explain... Since visual novels are more.. 2D(?) I think 2D art would fit better. ^___^;
Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
A lot more important than art in my opinion.
I prefer if the game had custom music that fit the scenario but that is just me being picky.
I tend to mute the game most of the time because the music just doesn't fit or I've heard it from somewhere before.
Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
The sound effects are really important. It sort of makes the story become... more alive or realistic?
I don't really care for voice acting but it is a nice touch.
How do you feel about Commercial games?
I tend to not buy them since I don't really have any spare change. <_<;
What your spending limit on commercial games?
Nothing, Nil. I don't even have a pay pal or credit card...
How do you feel about pirates?
Argh, mah maties. Who doesn't adore those one eyed, one legged, ruthless sea surfers.

Favorite Genre?
I like horror, supernatural, fantasy, action, adventure and most definitely suspense.
But I generally like most genres. <w<;
Why do you like it so much?
I like to put myself in someone else's shoes to experience something that I know will never happen to me.
What is your LEAST favorite genre?
Smut and Hentai? I donno, cause i'm underaged?
What plots do you think are over used?
Hmmm. There are a lot of cliches out there but I think they are used because they generally work.
But just keep in mind to add a twist or something 'special' to it so that it is different from the others.
Needs more love?
Wastelands and abandoned buildings. Also the 'filthy' animals.
Also people of a different age group to young adults and teenagers,
Tropes that you are sick and tire of!
Love conquers everything, every single bloody thing.
Also miracles that just don't make sense.
What about the ones you like?
"We are but a small spec in the universe, and there are things that we just can't control."
Also time paradoxes, universe jumping and alternative worlds.
How do you feel about cliches?
Oh well, I won't hate it or love it. Just add a twist and maybe i'll love it...
How do you feel about parodies?
Awesome, just get the characters right... don't make them completely OOC.
What kind of point of view interests you?
1st, 3rd and 2nd in that order.
Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
That would be absolutely awesome. I remember playing a VN I really likes showing an elders anxiety of the coming death.
Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
Anything that isn't human, elf or a humanoid thing. <w<;
Come on, other species need more love.
Even playing as a supposed inanimate object would be awesome... Like a jacket.
You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
Hmmm, a very apathetic and sadistic one. :3
Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
Oooooooh~ We got cookies. :D
How do you feel about True Endings?
I usually like them since true endings are generally the ones that explains everything.
How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
Really good, I like to know what happens t my characters afterwards.
What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
Just make it a really interesting one.
Not one where you go through a crap load of trouble to get and then all of the sudden your character dies from the measles. >_<;
This actually happened to me, I did not like.

Do you like Romance games?
Yesh!~
What about games with romantice side plots?
Yeap.
What are your favorite types of love interests?
The misunderstood and socially awkward. Also the yanderes and sadists... o___e;
What about your least favorite?
The ones that instantly fall in love with you and have no character at all.
Also the ones that get mad for no apparent reason.
How many is too many?
Hmmm, the more the merrier?
How do you feel about age difference?
As long as it isn't really different... like a child dating an elderly person.
How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
Sure why not. :3
A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
Interesting, as long as they aren't the typical evil witch type or the omg I'm so perfect type.
Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
Nooope. <_<;
How much naughty stuff is too much?
I don't mind the hints and the ones that poke at the idea but I really don't like it when they straight at say and describe it...
A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
Oooh! That would be awesome. OwO
Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
Yes! yes. <3
Yay to being an unfaithful spouse. XD
With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*
:D YES!
Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD?
Maybe having different endings where you are either found out or not. XD
I really donno though. It could end in so many ways.
How would you feel about playing matchmaker?
Sounds pretty cool. But I'd end up failing at matchmaking people.

Favorite type of character?
Ones with realistic characters.
Least favorite?
Flat characters with no personality.
Your ideal Hero?
Someone who tries to do the right thing but has their own flaws. Come on.
I would rather respect a normal human like me than a mary sue person.
Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
NOT the generic idiot type. I want a charismatic, smart and persuasive antagonist.
Also be slightlyinsane and very manipulative.
How important is family to you in a VN?
Depends on the story. But I prefer when the family is involved. Adds some realism to it?
Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans?
Yeah, a family would generally be worried for their son/daughter/brother/sister and etc.
What about friends?
Same thing goes.
How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
hmmm... Depends on how big and long the story is gonna be. <w<;
what kinds of character backstories irritate you?
Mary/Bary Sues...
The kinds you like?
I don't mind, but it would be refreshing to see a character with a slightly normal background.
Overused character types?
The perfect beings and the annoying people with horrible back stories that explains why they act the way.
How do you feel about non-human characters?
Awesome.
Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
Pretty cool, I personally hang out with people who aren't really in my age group. <w<;
What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?
Something not Japanese for once. I find it rather irritating how so many people who aren't from Japanese culture keep trying to recreate a Japanese persons like style... and failing at it. o___e;

Sorry if I sound rude in any way. I don't really mean to offend anyone.
This is just all my opinion. ' A '
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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#11 Post by machinist » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:38 am

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?

I like playing in a character's point of view

LEAST favorite thing?

rarity in english i guess lol

How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?

i had fine time playing narcissu so they are okay as long as it has good story

What about stat-raisers?

hate it

RPG Elements?

hate it

Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?

female

Do you like mini-games?

kinda depends

How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?

do want

In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?

very very important

Favorite art style?

i really liked art style for sumaga and muramasa by nitro+

What do you think about using 3D art in a game?

they are fine if for background

Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?

as long as art is good, i would still play even with bad music,
however i do enjoy discovering new music in games

Voice Acting? Sound Effects?

i like voice acting and sound effects,
but i don't like it if main character gets voice

How do you feel about Commercial games?

if they are worth the money i will pay

What your spending limit on commercial games?

$40 (expecting voice, hours of game play)

Favorite Genre?

otome game

Why do you like it so much?

so rare, so fun

What is your LEAST favorite genre?

eroge that involves bondage, guro... stat raising games... puzzle games...

What plots do you think are over used?

main character saving the world?

How do you feel about cliches?

i really dont like tsunderes that abuse main character lol

What kind of point of view interests you?

1st person

Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child?

now that will be awkward

Middle age? Elderly?

i dont mind

Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?

alien?

You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?

okay

Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?

that would be interesting

How do you feel about True Endings?

hope its happy one..

How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?

yay bonus

What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?

hate them

Do you like Romance games?

ya

What about games with romantice side plots?

okay

What are your favorite types of love interests?

outgoing person

How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?

i dont mind in fact im thinking of making one with that option :P

A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?

dont mind much

Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?

good story and good hentai ok

How much naughty stuff is too much?

bondage, guro, serious rape

A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life

that be interesting

Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?

haha

With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*

that be really interestin

How would you feel about playing matchmaker?

that be lonely

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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#12 Post by teacup » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:17 pm

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?
The fact that it's like a book, but with music and art!
LEAST favorite thing?
Bad ends. I hate those. Also, stories that drags on too long... although that's what the skip button is for.
How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?

It's okay if the story is fairly short and interesting. However, I prefer interactive VNs.
What about stat-raisers?
I hate these, sorry.... >.>;
RPG Elements?
I prefer the more classic VN. Rather than a VN with RPG elements, I would rather play a RPG with VN elements.
Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?

Doesn't matter as long as it's an interesting story, but I always find it interesting to see a glimpse into a guy's mind XD
Do you like mini-games?
Prefer not to have them.
How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
That's better than a VN with minigames.
In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
Very important, the art has to be at least decent for me to even play it. It's a distraction if there's a lot of things wrong with the art. If it's a commercial VN, the art has to be excellent.
Favorite art style?
Anime style
What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
In a visual novel, no. In other video games it's fine of course.
Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
Good music earns points, but if I don't like the music, I'll just turn it off. So it's not a big deal.
Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
Same as above. It's good, then that's always a plus. But if it's bad, I'll just turn it off.
How do you feel about Commercial games?
Don't have any particular feeling about them... except that I can't afford them LOL
What your spending limit on commercial games?
I won't pay over 20$ for a VN. And this has to be a REALLY high quality one. Mainly because I'm a poor high school student XD
How do you feel about pirates?
I'm guilty of this -- I know that its wrong, however, as an underaged person it's impossible for me to legally buy most of the visual novels that I want to play, and so the only option is downloading it. Also, I don't have money so... Sorry... >.>;
Favorite Genre?
Slice of life / school life / romance
Why do you like it so much?
For me it's always fun to read stories about high school students and drama. XD I don't know why, I just prefer it over fantasy or mystery games. School life drama has always been more interesting to me.
What is your LEAST favorite genre?
Historical games or fantasy games (some fantasy is okay, but I don't like games with elves and dragons and whatnot).
How do you feel about cliches?
I don't mind it... honestly, some cliches are very hard to avoid. As long as there is something original about the story, if it has a few cliches in it, I don't mind.
How do you feel about parodies?
Well, that depends on if I know what is being parodied (is that a word?).
What kind of point of view interests you?
For a visual novel, always first person. Third person is okay but it's hard for me to get used to it.
Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
I'm not too keen on the idea... I prefer playing as someone who I can relate to.
Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
I like being human XD
How do you feel about True Endings?
Ehhhh. I'm kind of divided on this. I think as long as all of the endings are JUST as good as the true ending, it's okay. But if all the other endings will suck, then why not just make it into a single ending game?
How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
All games should have this, definitely.
What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
I don't like them. Normally I won't play a visual novel without a walkthrough, because I don't like bad endings at all XD
Do you like Romance games?
Yess! This is my preferred genre.
What about games with romantice side plots?
Why not?
What are your favorite types of love interests?

Guys? lol XD More specifically, I love dere guys.
What about your least favorite?
Arrogant or the stereotypical "rich and spoiled" guy. Or rapists.
How many is too many?
Over four is too much for me.
How do you feel about age difference?
Well, if the heroine is under 18 than I feel the love interests' age should not exceed 18.
How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
That would be interesting if it's an option, since most games you're either straight or gay without a choice.
A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
They're annoying XD
Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
Here's the thing... XD Most of the best/most popular visual novels have adult content in them. I'M OKAY WITH IT. However, if it's full of adult content, I won't touch it. But the story HAS to be good in order for me to play it.
How much naughty stuff is too much?
If you can get to a hentai scene with no effort, it's too much.
A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
I wouldn't want to play through it, but I would like to see a glimpse of their married life in an epilogue.
Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*

That could be fun, LOL
Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD?
Nice boat ending? Lol. I don't know, but I think it would be really fun if you had to avoid being caught somehow, depending on your choices XD
How would you feel about playing matchmaker?
No thanks...
Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans?

If the family is interesting. Otherwise, no.
How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
I think over four is too many for me. I can't complete a whole visual novel if more than four characters have a path.
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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#13 Post by azureXtwilight » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:25 pm

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?

Choose between endings stuff and the storyline :D

LEAST favorite thing?

Stereotypical-dumbass hero/ines


How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?


As long as they're as brilliant as umineko, then :D

What about stat-raisers?

Derp, boring -_-

RPG Elements?

Cools!

Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?

Better my own gender, but like I said, story.

Do you like mini-games?

Yep, just not too hard.

How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?

IMO, doesn't matter :o

In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?


Not more important than storyline, as long as it's not epic!fail stickies, fine then~

Favorite art style?

Depends on the game :D

What do you think about using 3D art in a game?

nonononononono -_-

Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?

I'm a picky person about music, but at least they have to match the scene and not repetitive


How do you feel about Commercial games?


We need high quality ones, on otome games especially. -_-

Favorite Genre?

Otomeee! Fantasy! Sci-fi! Mystery!

What plots do you think are over used?

ANGSTY HEROES. OH THE ANGST. MY PARENTS DIED. I DUNNO WHO MY PARENTS ARE. MY DAD/BRO/SIS IS ACTUALLY THE BAD GUY, OOOHHH THEEE PAAAAIN

Needs more love?

No cheesy stuff please, but yes, needs more love.

How do you feel about parodies?

Oooo! Sounds awesome!

Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?


Sure, wai not? :D

Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?

Anything that looks humanoid :D

How do you feel about True Endings?

HOYESPLZ :D
I wrote somewhere that I'm a True Ending person

How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?


Yeah, that's awesome :P

What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?

They have to exist, fo' shure~

Do you like Romance games?
What about games with romantice side plots?


Yes man, I'm one of those hopeless romantics.

What are your favorite types of love interests?

The snark knight, and the dectective <3

A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?

Oooo, bring it on! :D

Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
How much naughty stuff is too much?


Actualllly, after passing block 1.4 in med school hentai doesn't seem icky anymore.
Still, I hate rape and fanservices that makes the characters wail in despair. BOO

A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?

Yes, like in harvest moon :D

Favorite type of character?

Snarky boy meets snarky girl :D
I like MANLY MAN too~

Least favorite?

Your typical hero/heroines in VN games

Your ideal Hero?
Someone who actually has a personality, a strong one that is.

Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
NO MONOLOUGES PLZ XD

What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?
Anything other than Japanese/American typical school?
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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#14 Post by Flince » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:51 pm

Well it's nice to see how others feel about VN. I at least got something interesting from the reading. With that said, here's mine.

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?
Its ability to combine the length of novel, the picture of manga and the sound and music of movie, making it in my opinion the best medium for story telling. Choas;Head is one that I will use as an example that really set the mood and atmosphere that cannot be achieved in any other medium.
LEAST favorite thing?
JAPAN-ONLY GAH!!!! Though other countries have taken interest in VN and there are localization effort it's still absurdly niche.
How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
The same as one with multiple ending, provided that the story is good I can go either way.
What about stat-raisers?
Never really played any.
RPG Elements?
Don't like it. If I want to play an RPG I play an RPG. If I want to play a VN I play a VN
Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
Don't care, as long as it makes the story good.
Do you like mini-games?
Indifferent
How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
Indifferent
In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
Art is very important for me. It doesn't have to be spectacular but it should not detract me from the experience. Ex. I find Higurashi's art to be really horrible and is unable to bring myself to play it. That style may work in a more light-hearted game but in Higurashi case it simply doesn't work.
Favorite art style?
Nothing in particular.
What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
I mostly prefer 2D in my game. Though I have seen some use 3D to great effect but mostly I like it better in 2D. Some particles here and there wouldn't hurt though.
Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
Music is very important, only a tiny bit less than the art. Having bad music will not break a game for me but a great music is a huge plus.
Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
Considering that Tsukihime doesn't have much voice acting, and I tend to hate the really high pitched voices (that exist in like every game arghhh!!), as long as it's not annoying or i can turn it off if my ears is bleeding then I'm fine.
How do you feel about Commercial games?
Honestly, I think if it's not japan commercial based VNs are not going to get anywhere and doing it for profit is impossible. I hope that it will change someday...
What your spending limit on commercial games?
Normally I limit myself to a game or 2 per 2 months.
How do you feel about pirates?
My stance in the piracy debate is that "Pirates are impossible to prevent, so the best way to go is the provide extra services to legitimate customer and make the pirates want to become the former group."
Favorite Genre?
Horror, Mystery, Psychological.
Why do you like it so much?
What do you mean playing with human minds and madness isn't fun >_>
What is your LEAST favorite genre?
Typical Harem Romance that has no drama and character development exist purely for fanservices.
What plots do you think are over used?
In VN I have no idea as I have not played a lot of them but in others, "guys/girls discover magical world and fight demons/spirits"
Needs more love?
zombie! There are so much potential in a zombie game/movies/whatever that isn't pure gore feast but instead choose to explore the social, psychology and human of a zombie apocalypse.
Tropes that you are sick and tire of!
Heroes that are hot headed that usually don't think before charging into a battle. I want my protagonist to have more brain please.
What about the ones you like?
Parallel universe or time travel that don't seem like a deus ex machina. Also split personality (Does it even count as a trope?).
How do you feel about cliches?
I am all for a well executed cliches.
How do you feel about parodies?
I love them! It always crack me up when my favorite characters get something crazy done to them.
What kind of point of view interests you?
Mostly 1st person as I like to dive into the mind of the protagonist I am playing.
Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child?
I don't care about the ages. A really small child may provide a different perspective on things, however I don't think it can be used as the main point in a story.
Middle age? Elderly?
But this is indeed rare and can provide a good diversity to the genre. I would like to see a good one that uses this.
Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
I don't think a non-humanoid creature will work. If the protagonist isn't human then he must at least be like human enough to think like one. Playing as a cat or others may be fun and interesting for a while but I can't see myself reading a 30-hours VN as a cat.
You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
I prefer to miss my call and watch >_>
Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
The twilight is very beautiful!
How do you feel about True Endings?
A good true ending is an ending that ties all ending together and makes sense of all the loose ties and ends. If a True Ending can't accomplish that then I don't like it. Ever 17 is a good example of a "holyshit" good ending.
How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
It's always nice to know how they becomes after the stories.
What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
Good bad ends are entertaining. Bad bad ends are fine and serve as an elaborate GAME OVER screen. Bad bad ends that are required to finish the games are a pain and I wish they would go away.
Do you like Romance games?
I am not very interested in Romance games.
What about games with romantic side plots?
As long as it doesn't take away too much of the elements of the original genre the game belongs I'm OK.
What are your favorite types of love interests?
Glasses will one day rule the earth.
What about your least favorite?
Any one whose voice is of very high pitch.
How many is too many?
Up to about 5 I think.
How do you feel about age difference?
No comment on that.
How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
Please at least do not make it a requirement to play. A joke path is fine.
A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
Rivals are fun because they provide a sort of bars for the heroes to measure his progress. An annoying or degrade rivals, however, are a waste.
Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
As long as it has good stories. I can skip the hentai part anyway.
How much naughty stuff is too much?
When the stuff start to unnecessarily leak into the main plot.
A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
Yes that will be fun.
Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
Now that is bad of you!
With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*
Have you no soul?
Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD?
Instant Game Over!
How would you feel about playing matchmaker?
Might be interesting.
Favorite type of character?
Glasses will one day rule the earth. Also, a calculated protagonist.
Least favorite?
Idiot Heroes.
Your ideal Hero?
Heroes that use his brains to do the brawl (Josef Jostar).
Ideal Antagonist/villain character/whatever?
Villains that have understandable past/motives that drive them to become what they are.
How important is family to you in a VN?
Not very. It adds some realistic elements to the game but most of the time I don't even notice the family is missing.
Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes shinanigans?
No as that will be very hard to implement into the stories. Playing as a father whose son is a heroes and see how he deals with the situation, however, may be very interesting.
What about friends?
Good friends stay away from other friends business if they know they can do nothing about it.
How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?

If a game use them well then there is no too many for me.
what kinds of character backstories irritate you?
No in particular.
The kinds you like?
Backstories that don't remain static. Like, you know that x event happened to the character. Then as you play the game a reveal makes you know that x is supposed to be y instead. Something like that.
Overused character types?
Idoit Heroes.
How do you feel about non-human characters?
A non-human character in a fantasy setting is normal. A non-human character in a realistic setting when handle realistically (Saya) can create another type of stories altogether and I hope there are more stories like that.
Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
The difference will be the obstacle between them but if they somehow get along I interpret that as
1.The younger character is mature.
2.The older character is childish.
What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?
Well I am Thai so I would like to see a VN set in the warring period in Siam. I can dream right? >_>

And I somehow ended up answering all the questions....
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Re: Visual Novel Survey~!

#15 Post by Shuuto » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:39 am

Favorite thing about Visual Novels?
Replayability.

LEAST favorite thing?
Some of them take too long. I don't like long word counts just to have a long story.

How do you feel about Kinetic Novels?
Fine with me. A good story is a good story.

What about stat-raisers?
No opinion.

RPG Elements?
Only if it's integrated well.

Do you prefer playing as a Male or a Female?
Male, but I really don't care as long as the story is good.

Do you like mini-games?
Fun ones. I hate repetitive ones.

How do you feel about a VN without any minigames?
Fine with me.

In order for a Visual novel to be a VISUAL Novel, there has to be visuals. How important is art to you?
Very. Good looking art hooks me from the beginning. Bad art distracts from a good story.

Favorite art style?
Good? I guess I like shonen art. It's cleaner.

What do you think about using 3D art in a game?
I see a lot of 3D backgrounds. I guess they're okay as long as they're not ugly.

Ah! The sound of music~ How important is music to you?
Good music makes me love a game even more. I can't tell you how many anime series I've watched just because I heard Yuki Kajiura was the composer. If the music is boring, it's not a turn off.

Voice Acting? Sound Effects?
I love voice acting when it's good. If it's just okay, I'll turn it off. I like sound effects.

How do you feel about Commercial games?
I'm willing to pay if it's good.

What your spending limit on commercial games?
Um, $30 I guess? Depends on if I just got my paycheck or not.

How do you feel about pirates?
I don't really get pirates. It's not like stealing food because you need to eat or stealing merchandise because you sell it for money. It's stealing something you don't even need. What's the point?

Favorite Genre?
Mystery. Psychological stuff.

Why do you like it so much?
Because it's interesting! You get to have fun with situations that you wouldn't really have fun with if it happened for real.

What is your LEAST favorite genre?
Mrrrr...I dunno. I guess harem.

What plots do you think are over used?
Childhood promise. Guy moves to new town.

Needs more love?
Sure, why not?

Tropes that you are sick and tire of!
Yandere. They used to be interesting, but now people don't put any effort into it. As long as you have a girl with a blade, suddenly it's supposed to be edgy and cool? It's not.

What about the ones you like?
I like traps, but only the ones that have a reason.

How do you feel about cliches?
Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.

How do you feel about parodies?
Sturgeon's Law goes here.

What kind of point of view interests you?
You mean like first person or third person or something? Anything?

Many visual novels feature teenagers and young adults as protagonists. How do you feel about playing as a small child? Middle age? Elderly?
I'll play as whoever.

Speaking of, Aren't most protagonists human/human-like? What about non-human? What kind of creature would be interesting to play as?
Might be cool to play as a computer or something. Like being a Terminator or an Agent in the Matrix trying to cleanse the world of the human plague.

You are the chosen one! How would you like to be a hero?
Someone must have made a mistake. At best, I'm the best friend at school.

Heroes are overrated! How about we take a walk into the dark side~?
Might be cool?

How do you feel about True Endings?
For mystery games, definitely. For romance games, please no.

How would you feel about Epilogues/Where-are-they-now scenes at the end of a story?
Those are cool.

What a downer! How do you feel about BAD endings?
You need 'em.

Do you like Romance games?
Ehhhhhhhhh...I guess?

What about games with romantice side plots?
As long as they make sense. I hate it when romance is thrown in just to appease the fans and it doesn't fit in the plot at all.

What are your favorite types of love interests?
The strong type who isn't useless without you.

What about your least favorite?
Tsundere. Violence is not cute. Dojikko. Being helpless is also not cute.

How many is too many?
Five?

How do you feel about age difference?
I think there's a rules for this.

How do you feel about playing a Romance game that allows a Gay Option?
I don't care.

A CHALLENGER APPEARS! How do you feel about RIVALS?
I hate the annoying ones who seem to go out of their way just to make life miserable for you. Who does that?

Bow Chicka Bow wow~ How willing are you to play a Hentai VN?
Pass. I prefer 3D.

A lot of romance games stop after you get the girl/guy, Would you like to play through the married or family life?
It's funny, because that's when the real story starts. It would be interesting to play through.

Say you had the option of having an affair or cheating on your spouse/partner...?
I'd never take it. You can write it for other people if you want. That's what choices are about, right? *shrug*

With another married/taken person? *SCANDELOUS!*
Still wouldn't take it.

Should their be a penalty if by chance you DO decide to cheat? What do you think it should be xD?
I think so. Maybe a Nice Boat?

How would you feel about playing matchmaker?
That might be more fun.

How important is family to you in a VN?
My parents are both alive and not working overseas. I assume that's how it usually is.

Do you think the family should be more involved in the heroes' shenanigans?
I don't see why not. Imagine a super powered teen who has to ask his mom to drive him to the bad guy's lair.

What about friends?
I like friends who are interesting.

How many characters is TOO many characters in your opinion?
Once they start looking the same, we have a problem.

What kinds of character backstories irritate you?
Anything that's supposed to make me okay with their stupid behavior.

The kinds you like?
Anything that makes them badass.

Overused character types?
Bored high school student.

How do you feel about non-human characters?
As long as they're not cliche, it's cool.

Many people often hang out with people in their own age group, How about people who are much older/younger?
As long as it's not weird. Like in Hikaru no Go, he hung out with adults all the time and that was cool.

What kinds of cultures/races/ethnicities/whatever would be interesting to see?
Anything that makes an interesting story (so anything). More historical stuff would be cool.

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