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    Zander got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    You're probably correct about that! Valerie was definitely the most direct of the bunch, but there were some hints, opportunities, and slightly suggestive scenarios in Kaori's route too. It's a shame that the ending was so abrupt and a total let-down, though. I felt like I was at the height of the story when suddenly the ending slapped me in the face. On a side note, I love how other characters got into relationships and had their own lives, in a way.
    Also, look out for my new blog one of these days then, Lesiak. I'd love to have your commentary!
    also i follow your blog senpai OELVNS are legit
    I have no experience with this one, and I'd love to give it a try, but unfortunately I speak Japanese as well as your average fish can climb a tree.
    The day a patch is released is the day I will start reading it though, I promise you that. 
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    Zander reacted to Zakamutt in Top 10 VNs I'm totally going to read before I die, ok   
    People keep posting their top 10 lists but frankly I can't relate to all this shit. Like, actually reading visual novels before you blast your opinion of them to the skies? Holy shit it's like I'm in good practices central or something. Since that's way too much work and the only way to get me to read things is to literally bait me with stupid bets like "I'll read some of your recs if you finish this buggy totally not moege that you probably can't text hook lul", here's my list of things that I'm totally going to read, sometime next year or so, so I can finally actually talk about them without spewing uninformed bullshit.
    1. Muv Luv Series
    Widely respected, universally 7/10, porn patch never (but it'll probably be out in two years if we're lucky!). It even has a certified fresh translation, so maybe I won't feel like editing every single line. I suppose I should say something about the actual vn but I'll just assume you don't live under a rock instead tbh
    2. Dies Irae
    I was totally intending to read this when the porn patch came out, but then the porn patch took forever and was shite and also I stopped respecting half the translators as much after trying out their version of seabed. So now I'm too elitist to read the loc, and uhh it's kind of hard in Japanese so maybe in five years. However YOU are probably not as picky as me so you should probably read this thing in a year or two! I suppose I should say something about the actual vn but I'll just assume you don't live under a rock instead tbh... actually I'm not sure if anyone has explained it properly without spoilers anyway so whatever really.
    3. きっと、澄みわたる朝色よりも、*ahem* uhh yeah Asairo blah blah blah it ends with a fucking comma who DOES THAT?
    I already put Dies Irae here so I guess I should continue the Kamige train. This VN apparently would be really annoying to translate because it depends a lot on kanji on multiple deep levels or some shit, also the writing is memed to be real good (have u heard of Shumon Yuu), also it apparently made otakus mad because of how it had too few h scenes or something. Since you're a proud western elite free of any silly otaku impulses you're bound to enjoy it. Too bad I'm probably too shit at Japanese to enjoy it. Maybe in four years!
    4. Mememasa
    TL out in 2030 if Peter Payne hasn't died from a cringe-induced heart attack looking at J-LIST ads before then, oniichan. Oh yeah, the ge. Uhh it's probably based on the idea that there are no true heroes, no weapon kills only the malevolent, and it's chuuni or something. Also it has only sad endings apparently. My edge boner is literally piercing the ceiling just thinking about it tbh. Maybe in 2.5 years!
    5. Danganronpa
    Okay so I realize that danganronpa is pleb but it seems to have a somewhat unique aesthetic and I want to at least be able to have an opinion on it, especially when it's popular with people who don't normally read VNs due to their completely reasonable dislike of typical forms of the medium inherent plebness (actually honest question do I even want to associate with these people oh well). But I'm too lazy to set up the fan tl and reading a NISA tl is beneath my dignity so I guess I'm fucked for now. Is there even a jp pc port? I'll do it one day, mum.
    6. Cross Channel
    Wow this one's actually translated, twice, too bad both the tls are terrible. YOU HAVE FAILED ME GEORGE HENRY SHAFT BUT I FORGIVE YOU BECAUSE YOU TRANSLATED THE MOEYURIKAMIGE HANAHIRA AT ACCEPTABLE TIER FOR MOE FLUFF. Written by the other highly memed vn writer after shumon yuu and ou jackson and masada and wait shit umm anyway tanaka romeo is like well known or something also he had an ln or two anime化'd so he's probably actually good (wait shit LNs get turned into anime all the time damn). Uhh so I hear cross channel is a comment on otaku and also the protagonist is insane or something and cool stuff happens or something, that sounds great, also the lolicons are diseased meme is good. Maybe in 3 years!
    7. Umineko
    I was waiting for this to get released by MG but I'm told the fan tl group was mostly holding the strings and they don't seem fully approved by the people I know. Anyway people say Ryuukishi レナ has an either shit or unique writing style in Fapanese and it would be great to be able to have an opinion on this, and if the tl isn't great why not harvest this additional benefit right? But otoh I'd be reading a mystery vn that's longer than the organ that ended the life of mr hands (do google that, very good tbh) at like half speed. Maybe in 1.5 years!
    8. Harukuru
    Ah yes, the vn that starts with like 13 h-scenes that are apparently funny and later goes sci-fi on you or something. Written by certified insane author Watanabe Ryouichi and consistently stema'd here and there, and possibly getting translated but there are no news and everyone's wondering wtf happened. The only real thing stopping me is that I should probably finish Subahibi in jp first tbh, so maybe in a year!
    9. Horobikuchiru Sekai ni Tsuioku no Hanataba wo
    (This is my "doujin cred" title for the list ok)
    I've thought for far too long about a tl to the title, which should probably be something along the lines of "A Bouquet of Memories in Remembrance of this [Broken, Decaying] World" where the broken, decaying part is what I'm not sure about because how do you even horobikuchiru (the vndb page has it as two words but that seems wrong to me, horobu is in -masu stem form which is commonly done if one wants to combine verbs like say 踏み込む). Uhh yeah so I actually read the prologue and I kind of want to tl it as a teaser one day because it's basically about this scientist that's like "SCIENCE IS AWESOME, BUT I'M GONNA DIE ONE DAY AND NOT SEE THE EVEN MORE AWESOME SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS OF THE FUTURE, WHICH IS VERY 悔しい (SORRY KUYASHII IS VERY HARD TO TRANSLATE), SO ILL LEAVE MY WIFE AND CHILDREN BEHIND AND GO IN THIS FORWARD-IN-TIME-ONLY TIME MACHINE, BECAUSE HOLY SHIT SCIENCE IS AWESOME AND I WANT EVEN MORE OF THE AWESOMENESS HUMANS ARE FUCKING GLORIOUS". And then you get six different stories from the future and it's like hard sci-fi and whew it's kinda annoying to read. Maybe in 2.1 years or something.
    10. Aiyoku no Eustia
    Idk what's even stopping me tbh. Oh yeah this one has a translation project in progress which looks merely meh tier rather than actively bad so to any eops that are still reading this (why?) there's hope for you too! If I like it I'll have something I actually disagree with Clephas on which would be good because he's sort of a meme among jops. Oh yeah it seemed to have edgy shit and philosophy and politics or something and a cool fantasy setting.
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    Zander reacted to Kurisu-Chan in Top 10 VNs i've only read in my entire life.   
    They didn't fuck up the sequel, that's all i cared for, they didn't ruin Steins;Gate, which is a feat in itself.
    Steins;Gate 0 is excellent, make no mistake, but it works mostly because it's the second part of steins;gate, it works a bit less as a stand alone, but when put together with Steins;Gate, it works a whole lot.
    Also it has a lot of heartbreaking scenes, and the most heartbreaking scene in the entire saga(When it gets animated, i just hope they do the scene justice, cause it's just amazing) 
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    Zander reacted to Kurisu-Chan in Top 10 VNs i've only read in my entire life.   
    Like the good sheeple i am, i'm gonna follow the trend and publish my own top 10, but this time, it's a top 10 about the only VNs i've read, as you can count...i've read 10 Visual Novels(or maybe more, i dunno, didn't remember), so here are the VNs that i've read in my life, in no particular order(of course everything is bellow steins;gate), also be careful, my tastes are quite brand, and they range from nukige to Steins;Gate, so, let's now start this top 10 that has at least 3 VNs related to steins;gate (didn't i say how much i like steins;gate?)
     
    1-Steins;Gate :
    How to start with that...who ever here didn't read it? if you didn't, go read it, it's my favourite visual novel of all time, and there's a reason for it : i am it's best girl, and trust me, i had to fight a lot in order to be the star of the show.
    The story focus on a pretty unimportant, self proclaimed mad scientist, with a slender figure, dark trimmed hair...marvelous face...sexy killing eyes...ehhh...Wait:! it's not like i'm attracted to okabe Rintarou! 
    The story focus on Okabe Rintarou, and his lame persona : Hououin Kyouma, as they battle through a world filled with...it's actually just our normal world, as they get helped by me, they happen to stumble over a very tedious subject : time travel.

    Personal opinion : as far as time travel can get, this is the most believable set piece of fiction involving time travel, it's amazing how everything feels planned, written, how every piece of the puzzle fits in, how the plot, starting slowly, rapidly delves into a high stakes plot and, while the ending doesn't reinvent the wheel, the entire story is still enjoyable up until nowadays.
    I recommend both experiences, steins;gate and Steins;Gate 0, as they are both amazing experience.
    2-Chaos;HeAD :
    Chaos;HeAD is prolly harder to get for everyone, for a good reason : the plot is cryptic and is kinda slow in its delivery, but once the plot kicks in, we're in for a threat, there's also another point that has to be adressed...the protagonist.
    Chaos;HeAD is the story of Nichijou Takumi, a hikikomori, a shut-in otaku, and basically the creepiest human individual ever made, as he discovers, during one of the events called new generation murders, that he has delusions, trapped between reality and his delusional fiction, Takumi must pierce the truth, and finally stand up out of his room.
    Now, the thing is, Chaos;HeAD deals head in on Hikikomori, and doesn't glorify that style of life, on the contrary, it constantly shames Nichijou Takumi, who's as pathethic a human being is, a lot of people just can't stand it...because let's be honest, a lot of us are otakus, and prolly faced during their high school life a lot of bullying, Takumi is a "good" reflection of the visual novel fandom, and if you can get past it, the plot is really interesting, it's obviously chuuni.
    3-Majikoi : Maji de watashi ni koishinasai:
    Majikoi is a funny slice of life visual novel, that is set in..i forgot the town, just remember it had the Kawakami temple and i remember the casting : boys and girls that happens to live in a extraordinary world, where the president of the united states of america is afraid of a female martial artist, where all the shounen tropes are just made fun off, and where the characters are as funny as it can get, the story follows Naoe Yamato, a standard protagonist with a rapist face (oh...right, forgot the VN does involve rape, nevermind it's coherent then), and a HUMONGOUS casting, by that, i mean there is a gazilion of characters, and they are all interesting in their own way, from sadistic female sensei to pervy photographer boy who's a closet homosexual to obviously, Momo-senpai, best girl of the original game.
    It's fun, chill, stressless, you don't put your brain, and if you can forgive the rape scene (just...just skip it and forget it ever happened), you're in a noice treat.
    4-Little Busters!:
    Little Busters...mh, a tough one...it's a slice of life VN with a rollercoaster of emotions...and quality, it's equally good and bad, with 3 memorable routes, 3 forgettable routes and the worst ending ever for a key VN, it follows the story of Naoe Riki, a slender boi with narcolepsy and the ability to attract the best girl in the world, Kurugaya Yuiko, the original game had 6 routes, the steam edition has 9 routes, it's frankly chill, it has a lot of tender and heartwarming moments, prepare to cry at some scenes...while not as memorable ast Clannad, it's super fun.
    5-Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc :
    I'm gonna rating the whole danganronpa series...Danganronpa is one of those murder mystery stories that is mixed with battle royale elements, basically, a lot of students are trapped in a high school setting and they are forced to commit a crime, and each crime triggers a crime investigation, kinda like CSI for those who're old timers like me, the protagonist is forced into the boots of the detective and has to pierce through all the lies and crimes, in order to bring justice and...save his friends but the culprit from execution.
    Now, i have a big love-hate relationship with the franchise, i love the concept, the setting and a lot of characters (Kirigiri Kyouko is my second fav female char of all time), it also has the goofiest and shittiest meta plot ever. But the joy of seeing your favourite character die like a piece of shit is unrivaled by anything.
    6-999:
    It's an anti-satanist game and the best beatles reference ever made...seriously tho, 999 is great, it's an escape-room mystery VN, with cool and interesting characters.
    Not gonna say anything about it, it's super fun and i won't ruin any surprise on it.
    7-Shikkoku no Sharnoth: What a beautiful tomorrow
    Shikkoku no sharnoth is one of my favourite VN, it has such a nice setting (steampunk great brittain) and the protagonist is my favourite.
    The story follows the adventures of a dark horror novel writer and college student Mary Clarissa Christie (It's Agatha Christie) and her friends, Charlotte Brönté and Angelica Derleth, as they live in a steampunk version of london, where characters such as Howard Philips, Winston Churchill, and even Sherlock Holmes are people just like our protag, but as Charlie, Mary's closest friend gets in a mysterious coma, it's up to Christie to battle against mysterious creatures, unwillingly helping a mysterious character named M.
    It's just as cool as it can get, even tho the english version kinda butchered the poetry of the work, it's still a good VN to read.
    8-Comyu : Black dragon in a gentle world
    I remember the red...and so what? these 2 sentences represent Comyu...it's as pompous and almighty as a mild chuuni VN can get, the story follows the adventures of...forgot the name of the protag but he is kind of an asshole(which is a good thing here btw) and a bunch of other characters, as they are forced by an invisible bond to work together in order to control a magical creature, in a world filled with other people willing to assassinate people for gaining power, the story is not unforgettable, but it's good, it's still a decent read.
    9-CLANNAD:
    Clannad...a very hard subject, it has the best ending ever but it got ruined by the very awkward true ending choice, Clannad after story is still the best visual novel i've ever read that isn't steins;gate, and Tomoyo is still one of my favourite best girl.
    The story follows the adventure of a delinquant who will experience what it is to feel true love, and also responsibilities, and also frankly it's too great! i can't even describe it.

    Well, here it is, my top...oh wait, i forgot a number 10 right?
    As Mayu-Mayu from Comyu likes to say : I LIED.
    Disclaimer :it's not a meme list, the title is a meme, obviously, not the list in itself.
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    Zander got a reaction from Barry Benson in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    You're very welcome, thanks so much for reading Lesiak!
    Ace Academy is an awesome game as well, the fact that it had a fully platonic route, and even an ending for the "token male best friend" character, impressed me very much. PixelFade's products will always be on my radar, too. I should have noted that Crystalline is being released episodically, but even with just 3 / 5 chapters released I feel I've gotten my money's worth in laughs already. Also, the animations and general art are of exceptional quality for a western VN, in my humble opinion.
    Thank you very much for the translation. Jigaishitekudasai to you too, Mr. Benson, for making a mockery of my hard work here.
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    Zander reacted to Dergonu in Dergonu's top 10 dark VNs to read before you die (Updated)   
    I'm a big fan of dark themed games, and feel like there aren't enough lists around on Fuwanovel with "dark VN" recommendations, so I figured I'd make one myself. Know that this is just my opinion, and since I haven't played all the dark VNs out there, there is a good chance I missed some good ones. Some of the choices on the list are very well known, while others might be completely new to you. I hope this mix of different titles makes this list helpful for both people who are completely new to dark VNs, and those who have already played many.
     
    1. Chrono Box
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Hard
    This is a denpa mystery game with superb writing and plot. If there is any dark themed game I'd recommend you play right now, it's this one. Since the element of surprise is a huge factor in enjoying this game, I don't want to get much into the story. For this particular game, I urge you not to look up any CGs or any summaries before reading. Just start reading, and let the VN do its magic. My favorite part of this game was honestly just the insane twists and turns it throws at you throughout the story, and the fantastic ending that just wraps the game up perfectly. As far as dark themed games goes, this is truly one of the best ones out there.

    If you are interested in knowing "how dark" the game gets, I'll put some info on that below. No real spoilers, but for those who wants to read it blind, don't open this. (I do personally recommend you read it blind, but I figure some people might be a little interested in the type of content in the VN before reading.)
     
    2. Maggot Baits
    Status: Translation in progress
    Japanese difficulty: Hard
    Maggot Baits feels like a bizarre mix of a dark chuunige and a guro nukige. But hell, it works. With a pretty solid story, good writing and enjoyable action scenes, Maggot Baits definitely deserves a spot high up on this list. But, it certainly is not a game for everyone. Despair is a keyword in this game. There aren't really any good guys in the story. It takes place in a city abandoned by laws and government, where crime and chaos rules. Torture and guro is so common in this game, I think it's pretty much impossible to enjoy the game if you are completely turned off by those things. Even though the story is good, like I said, it's impossible to escape from the guro element, which is present in like, 90% of the H-scenes, (and many of the action scenes,) so this one is probably a bit too extreme for some. But yeah, if dark stuff is your cup of tea, this is pretty much made for you. (And a TL is in the works, so English only fans of dark games, rejoice!)
     
    3. Shiniyuku Kimi, Yakata ni Mebuku Zouo
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Easy/ Intermediate
    (The writing is quite simple, but certain narration uses very big words.)
    Similar to Maggot Baits, Nikuniku is a game that is difficult to enjoy if you hate guro. The game's story is really good, and the music and writing combines well to create a very immersive atmosphere. But, at the end of the day, guro scenes are so common in this game, you can't read it without going through tons of them. (And skipping them will mean you lose out on some pretty important exhanges between characters, that becomes important to the game's true end.) Nikuniku is a horror/ mystery, which clearly draws some inspiration from vampire lore and stories. It's an interesting read with a satisfying true ending. A very solid dark themed game.
     
    4. Nemurenu Hitsuji to Kodoku na Ookami -A Tale of Love, and Cutthroat-
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Hard
    With the same writer as Maggot Baits, "Yourou" is a brilliantly written story about the dark underbelly of Tokyo. The main character is a mysterious serial killer/ hitman, who works for the biggest yakuza boss in Tokyo. He is ailed by a strange case of insomnia, that can only be cured by taking a life. After killing someone, he can finally get a good night sleep.
    One day, his life changes drastically, when he meets the cute, and crazy young girl, Azami. Azami and the main character, who is only known by aliases, or "me", form a strange relationship, and the two soon grow completely reliant on one another. The existence of a strange "rumour" quickly turns their lives upside down, as several different big players in the yakuza and other shady organizations around Tokyo clash in a sea of blood and death.

    This game is all about despair and darkness, just like Maggot Baits. But, unlike Maggot Baits, this is set completely in the real world, which makes some of the gruesome things that goes down in this story even more impactful.
    The game is primarily story driven, with a range of dark H-scenes thrown in the mix to really underline the darkness of the game's story. It's rather short, and the battle scenes are brillliantly written. Truly deserving of a high rank on this list.
     
    5. Tokage no Shippo Kiri
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Easy/ Intermediate
    (Pretty simple writing, a few big words here and there due to the nature of the story.)
    Tokage no shippo Kiri is a tragic love story story about a pair of teenagers who are standing on the edge of insanity, forced to face their own mortality. It's a very "psychological" story, which really gets in your head. It's difficult to sum up what this is about in just a few sentences, so I'll link my review of the game instead, where I talk more in detail about the game's story etc. (Without spoiling it, of course.)
     
    6. Euphoria
    Status: Translated
    A pretty obvious pick. Euphoria is a pretty solid dark game. It has an interesting story, and a nice variation of dark H-scenes, without getting too extreme like some of the games above. This is a pretty good gateway into the world of dark VNs, and since it's TLed, it's a good starting point.
     
    7. Natsu no Kusari
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    In terms of realistic dark games, this is your go to pick. Though, this might also be one of the things that drives some people away from the game. This is a very realistic rape story, that can truly mess with your head, so it's going to be a complete hit or miss, depending on your stance on the themes in the VN. I have heard some people praise this as one of the best VNs they have ever read, and others say they hated it. It's not a very long game, so in the end, you should give it a try for yourself to see if you'll enjoy it or not.
     
    8. Mugen Renkan ~Chijoku ni Mamireshi Fushiki no Rinbu~
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Easy
    If you are looking for a VN with a nice mix between an emotional story and twisted H-scenes, look no further than Mugen Renkan.
     
    9. XX of the dead
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Easy
    XX of the Dead is one of the coolest, most unique, and bizzare VNs I have ever played. Your choices have a huge impact on the story, as you essentially choose who lives and dies in a very large cast of characters with each choice you make. After a zombie virus breaks out, the main character and a group of other survivors are trapped in a school, where they have to fight to survive. But, these are no ordinary zombies. Instead of craving human flesh, they seek pleasure. They mutate in unique ways, growing tentacles and such, which they use to... well, rape humans to death, lol. As silly as this sounds, the story is actually really cool, and the suspense is kept up through most of the game, as the characters try their best to hang on in this messed up world of... tentacle zombies. It has a nice variation of endings, depending on what choices you make through the story. Overall, a super weird, but really entertaining, dark VN.
     
    10. Beat Blades Haruka & Beat Valkyrie Ixseal
    Beat Blades Haruka, Status: Translated
    Beat Valkyrie Ixseal, status: Untranslated, Difficulty: Intermediate
    While the writing is fairly simple, the need to understand the game's gameplay interface does bump it up from easy to intermediate.
     
    Beat Blades Haruka:
    Although this game's, story isn't that impressive, in terms of dark games currently TLed it is definitely among the better. It has a huge roster of different dark H-scenes.
    Honestly, that's about it for this one. I felt like mentioning it because it's honestly a pretty good nukige, but if you're looking for a good story and interesting characters, look elswhere. (I will admit, a few of the bad endings are actually pretty cool, but they are way too short for my taste.) It also has gameplay, which is a hit or miss depending on your stance on gameplay in VNs. I tend to dlislike gameplay in VNs, but I will admit, I did like it in this one. (During my first playthrough, at least.)
    Beat Valkyrie Ixseal:
    Ixseal is similar to Beat Blades Haruka, just... better. Its story is much more interesting, the protagonist is a massive step up from the useless protagonist in BBH, and the gameplay has been refined.
    I have written a review of the game, so if you're interested in some details about the game, check that out here.
     
    Honourable mentions:
     
    Sukui no Serenade
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Bug System's first game, and another interesting, dark themed VN by them. Although the story isn't as solid as Nikuniku's, it does have some interesting horror/ mystery elements. This is definitely closer to the nukige tag than Nikuniku, and it's also shorter, but still a game worth picking up if you like VNs with horror/ mystery elements. (With lots of dark H mixed in.)
    Kami sama no game
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    This VN is pretty similar to Euphoria. It's about a group of people trapped in a mysterious underground facility, where they have to complete obscene challenges to surivive. Well, kind of. This game has a pretty different set of rules, setting it aside from Euphoria in structure. (Ohh, those stupid rules made my head spin, lol.) I'm not even going to try to explain the rules now, as it would just be confusing, but just know that it's a similar death game to Euphoria, but with some interesting twists because of the difference in the structure of the game. In terms of dark scenes, it's quite the solid pick.
    Ryakudatsusha no Inen
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Easy/ Intermediate
    Although this game has some pretty big flaws, it is a pretty solid dark nukige. The biggest problem is though, at times it doesn't feel like it's meant to be a nukige at all. It was like the writers couldn't decide on whether it should be a pure nukige, or just a dark, story-driven game. The result was... this. It has some seriously good dark H-scenes, giving off strong nukige vibes, but then it also has hints of a good revenge story, that wants you to get invested in some of the characters. (Even though the nukige elements tell you the opposite.) If this game actually commited to just one of its two "genres", it would have been on the list, instead of this section. Another issue is that this is meant to be the prequel to a story-driven game, so that is another reason why it's a bit hard to brush it off as just a nukige. Still, if you can look past that chaotic mix of genres, it's a pretty solid read with some cool characters.
    Kutsujoku
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Easy
    One of the most recent games on this list. Well, didn't make it on the list, but in the thread, at least. It's a story about a guy who suddenly obtains the power to control people's bodies with his mind. He then uses this ability to rape hot girls. That's it, lol. Despite essentially just being hentai.jpg, the solid art and nice H-scenes made me put it in this section, simply because it's a pretty high quality rape nukige. It also has more meat to it than most similar games, so if you're going to go with something like this, I'd recommend checking this game out.
     
    Majo to Tsurugi to Sen no Tsuki
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    A solid nukige, with a cool story and pretty good writing. It's about a group of magical girls, who fight against evil beings spawned by black magic, evilised, threatening to destroy the world. The action scenes in the game are nothing super special, but can be pretty enjoyable at times, especially towards the end. The biggest strength of this game is the genuinely interesting origin of the evilised, and the story of the main character and her inner conflicts. She is an artificial being, created by the soul of another human, and she is meant to just be turned off again once the evilised are defeated. But, since she has a soul of her own, she grows more and more reluctant to the idea of just disappearing once the fight is over.
    The art is also pretty nice, and the game offers a big variety of dark H-scenes. You can also choose to avoid most of the dark scenes for the story by playing just the true ending first, then going back for the bad ends after, if you want.
    Rettou Kan ~Yuuryoushu no Mii mo Kokoro mo Kowasu Rettoushu~
    Status: Untranslated
    Difficulty: Easy
    (With the exception of a decent amount of slang, and some annoying katakana words.)
    In terms of pure "darkness" in the form of H, this game is your #1 pick. While many of the previous games have had good stories, this is just a pure nukige, without any light at the end of the tunnel. The only focus of this story is the main character and his group of thugs, as they rape and torture an angel and a demon. That's it, the end. It has some of the better dark scenes I have read in a VN like this, so if you're just out for some straight up guro porn, look no further. (While we're at it, I'll also mention Dustmania Grotesque, which also qualifies for this particular role, but isn't as good as Rettou Kan. That being said, Dustmania is TLed, so for the English only crowd, you can check out that for a pure guro nukige.)
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    Zander reacted to HMN in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    TL/N: jigaishitekudasai means krill urself
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    Zander reacted to Barry Benson in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    "Shameful disupuree!!," shouted the angry Samurais while waving their swords in a very exaggerated manner.
    "Korose, korose!," shouted one of the Samurai zealots.
    "D-demo, what did he do wrong senpai ;W;?," said one of the initiates.
    "He did the worst kind of sin: he included chink and anglo VN's in the list, he didn't even add an untranslated game into the list!," responded the kouhai's senpai.
    "B-But, why does he have to die, can't he just repent his sins by reading a Masada work?"
    While the Samurais were shouting, Zander came out of the building, escorted by the one and only Emperor of all the Nihonjins: Hirohito. In a fit of rage, Hirohito pushed Zander and placed his head in the wood log, pushing it against it with his waraji, and then chanted:
    "This person has commited the biggest sin: putting non-japanese titles approved by le watashi in his list, and to add insult to the matter, he added an English VN, the filthiest form of VN's (should we even call them that?) May this punishment serve as an example to all normie newfags who dwell in this forum / glorious nippon.
    Then, just as he finished saying that, he raised his Katana and chopped Zander's head off, dropping a tear right as he did so.
    "Today, we've lost a great warrior, he had so much potential..." said Hirohito, holding back his salty tears.
    Later, Hirohito signed a peace treaty with the United States and killed himself (never forgetti.)
     
    Anyways, Zander, to sum everything up, Jigaishitekudasai.
    Love,
    Barry B.
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    Zander reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    Oh, Crystalline! I haven't bought it yet, I think I will wait for the final release, but what you wrote sounds exactly like what I was hoping for from that title. For now, I have tons of things to read with "higher priority", but anything by PixelFade will be always on my radar. ^^ Ace Academy would also be a good addition to this kind of list, it's quite endearing.
    Anyways, thank you very much for making this list, all-ages stuff doesn't get quite as much love as it deserves in the VN world. :3
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    Zander got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    Are you sick of immersing yourself into a good story when a wayward, stiff penis drags you out of the plot and into an entirely different dimension?
    Do you think H-scenes are deplorable and exemplification of how far humanity has strayed from God's original vision for mankind? Does it upset you when your virtual chaste relationship with a VN character is progressing well when you suddenly open the door on her while she is changing, without any player input?
    Fear not, then, my friend, for you are not alone. Gaze upon the forthcoming list without need to fear even a single ounce of sin weighing upon your eyes.
     
    1: Gaokao.Love.100.Days
    "Getting a girl-friend before the National College Entrance Exam... I know it's crazy, but from today on, we will face everything together."
    Have you ever wanted to experience the stress of being a Chinese high school student facing the most important exam of his life? Have you ever wanted to disappoint not only your parents in real life, but also your virtual Chinese parents when they both find out you are diddling anime girls in your spare time instead of studying? Want to experience the meta sensation of being yelled at by your parents as you are yelled at by your parents?
    Boy do I have the VN for you. Feel the intense passion of a non-sexual relationship with your chosen girl, feel the platonic bonds between you and your male friends also struggling with their life-school balance, and feel the hole burning in your pocket as you struggle to make an income while buying gifts to purchase your chosen girl's affection. Who needs a good personality?
    2: Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-
    If there was a robot that could laugh, cry and smile...
    Does it have a soul?
    In the world of Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-, genetic ingineering has made robot anime girl slaves possible. All the better, they possess no emotions or feelings whatsoever. However, the protagonist stumbles upon an abandoned android servant; one that appears to have emotions, dreams, and feels pain just as humans do.
    How will you treat Lucy? Banish her back to the dumpsite as just another robot? Treat her as an equal human? Close the game and look up fanmade H-scenes of her on Google like a degenerate? Somewhere in between?
    No matter what you choose, PG-13 tears await you.
    3: Crystalline
    Crystalline is a comedy-centric, fantasy adventure visual novel with an intricate romance system.
    It's pretty much universally accepted that Western OELVNs are superior and better written than their original Japanese counterparts, and Crystalline is no exception to that. Rather than the traditional godless trope of having a "harem" of many girls to choose from following "routes" in Asian VNs, Crystalline emphasizes Western morals and values by only offering a single female "route". 
    Unsurprisingly, that single route is far more developed and intricate than routes present in "harem" games. Go on meaningful dates as you travel around a fantasy world, interacting with a host of interesting and humorous characters as you attempt to find your way back to the world you came from.
     
    I look forward to hearing everyone's opinions! Thanks so much for reading!
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    Zander got a reaction from Asonn in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    Are you sick of immersing yourself into a good story when a wayward, stiff penis drags you out of the plot and into an entirely different dimension?
    Do you think H-scenes are deplorable and exemplification of how far humanity has strayed from God's original vision for mankind? Does it upset you when your virtual chaste relationship with a VN character is progressing well when you suddenly open the door on her while she is changing, without any player input?
    Fear not, then, my friend, for you are not alone. Gaze upon the forthcoming list without need to fear even a single ounce of sin weighing upon your eyes.
     
    1: Gaokao.Love.100.Days
    "Getting a girl-friend before the National College Entrance Exam... I know it's crazy, but from today on, we will face everything together."
    Have you ever wanted to experience the stress of being a Chinese high school student facing the most important exam of his life? Have you ever wanted to disappoint not only your parents in real life, but also your virtual Chinese parents when they both find out you are diddling anime girls in your spare time instead of studying? Want to experience the meta sensation of being yelled at by your parents as you are yelled at by your parents?
    Boy do I have the VN for you. Feel the intense passion of a non-sexual relationship with your chosen girl, feel the platonic bonds between you and your male friends also struggling with their life-school balance, and feel the hole burning in your pocket as you struggle to make an income while buying gifts to purchase your chosen girl's affection. Who needs a good personality?
    2: Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-
    If there was a robot that could laugh, cry and smile...
    Does it have a soul?
    In the world of Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-, genetic ingineering has made robot anime girl slaves possible. All the better, they possess no emotions or feelings whatsoever. However, the protagonist stumbles upon an abandoned android servant; one that appears to have emotions, dreams, and feels pain just as humans do.
    How will you treat Lucy? Banish her back to the dumpsite as just another robot? Treat her as an equal human? Close the game and look up fanmade H-scenes of her on Google like a degenerate? Somewhere in between?
    No matter what you choose, PG-13 tears await you.
    3: Crystalline
    Crystalline is a comedy-centric, fantasy adventure visual novel with an intricate romance system.
    It's pretty much universally accepted that Western OELVNs are superior and better written than their original Japanese counterparts, and Crystalline is no exception to that. Rather than the traditional godless trope of having a "harem" of many girls to choose from following "routes" in Asian VNs, Crystalline emphasizes Western morals and values by only offering a single female "route". 
    Unsurprisingly, that single route is far more developed and intricate than routes present in "harem" games. Go on meaningful dates as you travel around a fantasy world, interacting with a host of interesting and humorous characters as you attempt to find your way back to the world you came from.
     
    I look forward to hearing everyone's opinions! Thanks so much for reading!
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    Zander got a reaction from Narcosis in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    Are you sick of immersing yourself into a good story when a wayward, stiff penis drags you out of the plot and into an entirely different dimension?
    Do you think H-scenes are deplorable and exemplification of how far humanity has strayed from God's original vision for mankind? Does it upset you when your virtual chaste relationship with a VN character is progressing well when you suddenly open the door on her while she is changing, without any player input?
    Fear not, then, my friend, for you are not alone. Gaze upon the forthcoming list without need to fear even a single ounce of sin weighing upon your eyes.
     
    1: Gaokao.Love.100.Days
    "Getting a girl-friend before the National College Entrance Exam... I know it's crazy, but from today on, we will face everything together."
    Have you ever wanted to experience the stress of being a Chinese high school student facing the most important exam of his life? Have you ever wanted to disappoint not only your parents in real life, but also your virtual Chinese parents when they both find out you are diddling anime girls in your spare time instead of studying? Want to experience the meta sensation of being yelled at by your parents as you are yelled at by your parents?
    Boy do I have the VN for you. Feel the intense passion of a non-sexual relationship with your chosen girl, feel the platonic bonds between you and your male friends also struggling with their life-school balance, and feel the hole burning in your pocket as you struggle to make an income while buying gifts to purchase your chosen girl's affection. Who needs a good personality?
    2: Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-
    If there was a robot that could laugh, cry and smile...
    Does it have a soul?
    In the world of Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-, genetic ingineering has made robot anime girl slaves possible. All the better, they possess no emotions or feelings whatsoever. However, the protagonist stumbles upon an abandoned android servant; one that appears to have emotions, dreams, and feels pain just as humans do.
    How will you treat Lucy? Banish her back to the dumpsite as just another robot? Treat her as an equal human? Close the game and look up fanmade H-scenes of her on Google like a degenerate? Somewhere in between?
    No matter what you choose, PG-13 tears await you.
    3: Crystalline
    Crystalline is a comedy-centric, fantasy adventure visual novel with an intricate romance system.
    It's pretty much universally accepted that Western OELVNs are superior and better written than their original Japanese counterparts, and Crystalline is no exception to that. Rather than the traditional godless trope of having a "harem" of many girls to choose from following "routes" in Asian VNs, Crystalline emphasizes Western morals and values by only offering a single female "route". 
    Unsurprisingly, that single route is far more developed and intricate than routes present in "harem" games. Go on meaningful dates as you travel around a fantasy world, interacting with a host of interesting and humorous characters as you attempt to find your way back to the world you came from.
     
    I look forward to hearing everyone's opinions! Thanks so much for reading!
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    Zander got a reaction from HMN in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    Are you sick of immersing yourself into a good story when a wayward, stiff penis drags you out of the plot and into an entirely different dimension?
    Do you think H-scenes are deplorable and exemplification of how far humanity has strayed from God's original vision for mankind? Does it upset you when your virtual chaste relationship with a VN character is progressing well when you suddenly open the door on her while she is changing, without any player input?
    Fear not, then, my friend, for you are not alone. Gaze upon the forthcoming list without need to fear even a single ounce of sin weighing upon your eyes.
     
    1: Gaokao.Love.100.Days
    "Getting a girl-friend before the National College Entrance Exam... I know it's crazy, but from today on, we will face everything together."
    Have you ever wanted to experience the stress of being a Chinese high school student facing the most important exam of his life? Have you ever wanted to disappoint not only your parents in real life, but also your virtual Chinese parents when they both find out you are diddling anime girls in your spare time instead of studying? Want to experience the meta sensation of being yelled at by your parents as you are yelled at by your parents?
    Boy do I have the VN for you. Feel the intense passion of a non-sexual relationship with your chosen girl, feel the platonic bonds between you and your male friends also struggling with their life-school balance, and feel the hole burning in your pocket as you struggle to make an income while buying gifts to purchase your chosen girl's affection. Who needs a good personality?
    2: Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-
    If there was a robot that could laugh, cry and smile...
    Does it have a soul?
    In the world of Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-, genetic ingineering has made robot anime girl slaves possible. All the better, they possess no emotions or feelings whatsoever. However, the protagonist stumbles upon an abandoned android servant; one that appears to have emotions, dreams, and feels pain just as humans do.
    How will you treat Lucy? Banish her back to the dumpsite as just another robot? Treat her as an equal human? Close the game and look up fanmade H-scenes of her on Google like a degenerate? Somewhere in between?
    No matter what you choose, PG-13 tears await you.
    3: Crystalline
    Crystalline is a comedy-centric, fantasy adventure visual novel with an intricate romance system.
    It's pretty much universally accepted that Western OELVNs are superior and better written than their original Japanese counterparts, and Crystalline is no exception to that. Rather than the traditional godless trope of having a "harem" of many girls to choose from following "routes" in Asian VNs, Crystalline emphasizes Western morals and values by only offering a single female "route". 
    Unsurprisingly, that single route is far more developed and intricate than routes present in "harem" games. Go on meaningful dates as you travel around a fantasy world, interacting with a host of interesting and humorous characters as you attempt to find your way back to the world you came from.
     
    I look forward to hearing everyone's opinions! Thanks so much for reading!
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    Zander got a reaction from Barry Benson in Zander's Top 3 All Ages Family Friendly VNs   
    Are you sick of immersing yourself into a good story when a wayward, stiff penis drags you out of the plot and into an entirely different dimension?
    Do you think H-scenes are deplorable and exemplification of how far humanity has strayed from God's original vision for mankind? Does it upset you when your virtual chaste relationship with a VN character is progressing well when you suddenly open the door on her while she is changing, without any player input?
    Fear not, then, my friend, for you are not alone. Gaze upon the forthcoming list without need to fear even a single ounce of sin weighing upon your eyes.
     
    1: Gaokao.Love.100.Days
    "Getting a girl-friend before the National College Entrance Exam... I know it's crazy, but from today on, we will face everything together."
    Have you ever wanted to experience the stress of being a Chinese high school student facing the most important exam of his life? Have you ever wanted to disappoint not only your parents in real life, but also your virtual Chinese parents when they both find out you are diddling anime girls in your spare time instead of studying? Want to experience the meta sensation of being yelled at by your parents as you are yelled at by your parents?
    Boy do I have the VN for you. Feel the intense passion of a non-sexual relationship with your chosen girl, feel the platonic bonds between you and your male friends also struggling with their life-school balance, and feel the hole burning in your pocket as you struggle to make an income while buying gifts to purchase your chosen girl's affection. Who needs a good personality?
    2: Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-
    If there was a robot that could laugh, cry and smile...
    Does it have a soul?
    In the world of Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-, genetic ingineering has made robot anime girl slaves possible. All the better, they possess no emotions or feelings whatsoever. However, the protagonist stumbles upon an abandoned android servant; one that appears to have emotions, dreams, and feels pain just as humans do.
    How will you treat Lucy? Banish her back to the dumpsite as just another robot? Treat her as an equal human? Close the game and look up fanmade H-scenes of her on Google like a degenerate? Somewhere in between?
    No matter what you choose, PG-13 tears await you.
    3: Crystalline
    Crystalline is a comedy-centric, fantasy adventure visual novel with an intricate romance system.
    It's pretty much universally accepted that Western OELVNs are superior and better written than their original Japanese counterparts, and Crystalline is no exception to that. Rather than the traditional godless trope of having a "harem" of many girls to choose from following "routes" in Asian VNs, Crystalline emphasizes Western morals and values by only offering a single female "route". 
    Unsurprisingly, that single route is far more developed and intricate than routes present in "harem" games. Go on meaningful dates as you travel around a fantasy world, interacting with a host of interesting and humorous characters as you attempt to find your way back to the world you came from.
     
    I look forward to hearing everyone's opinions! Thanks so much for reading!
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    Zander reacted to Chewy in I think I'm back...   
    Hi everyone! I haven't been here for a while now. I guess I just found myself on here and I guess I'm back?? Maybe?? I dunno.....Well I'm pretty sure not many of you still remember me though so I guess it feels a bit like a fresh start for me. Please look after me and please inform me of any changed to Fuwa forums in the last few months.
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    Zander reacted to Narcosis in Curious about the difference between the r18 and non-r18 versions of A Clockwork Ley-Line The Borderline of Dusk?   
    You don't read Lay-line for the sex scenes. If I remember correctly, It's all bonus content and pretty much irrelevant story-wise. Not sure if anyone would like to work on a backport in such situation.
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    Zander reacted to Fiddle in Santa Hats for your Uncultured Avatars   
    It's never too late for Christmas (except when it is)!

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    Zander got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in I might not fit in too well around here, but hello!   
    I sure hope those are katanas you're grabbing or I'll have to have a word with the non-weeb police myself  Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm on board with the idea of western-made VNs too, so if you come across any good ones let me know
    Even if it's yuri. 
    I'm really proud of your choice in VNs, son. KnS had just the right mix with its historical setting, murder mystery theme, and likeable protagonist; it checked all the right boxes for me. Really loved it even though I probably died more times than I did in my first playthrough of Dark Souls III. I'm excited for KnS 3 too
    I've heard a lot about that series, and will definitely check it out! Thank you!
    That's true, I probably chose my words a little didn't mean to imply anyone would bash me for it. This forum seems extremely accepting and friendly. I don't prefer OELVNs necessarily, but I am interested in VNs that break out of the Japanese setting so I'll probably track down this Rooke sometime.
    And thank you for the Fata Morgana recommendation, it looks exactly like what I'm looking for and will be my next VN!
    I took a look at Subahibi on vndb and this screenshot made me curious enough to want to give it a try  Shadows of Pygmalion also looks really interesting! Thank you.
    And thank you for the welcome littleshogun!
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    Zander reacted to Clephas in I might not fit in too well around here, but hello!   
    Everyone has their own tastes.  If you prefer OELVNs or just want anything with a good story, we won't bash you for it.  A few suggestions of translated VNs (ask Rooke for OELVNs) with a good narrative.
    Fata Morgana
    Tokyo Babel
    Ayakashibito
    Now I'll leave you to it... enjoy your VN life. 
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    Zander reacted to Plk_Lesiak in I might not fit in too well around here, but hello!   
    A non-weeb on our forums? Sound the alarm! Grab your swords!!! 
     
    Seriously though, welcome to fuwa, I'm always happy to see another person sharing my policy of avoiding h-content when ever it's possible!
    I don't avoid it with yuri though...
    ... anyways, I don't think there's a problem with standing out around here, if you love VNs, you'll find plenty of things to read and write about. If my fascination with western-made VNs didn't get me driven out of here I don't think you have much to worry about.  So, don't be afraid to say strange things and I hope you'll have fun while doing that. :3

     
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    Zander got a reaction from xGreyHound in I might not fit in too well around here, but hello!   
    I'll come clean right away. I don't particularly like anime, I don't have any special interest in Japan or Japanese culture, and I'm the kind of guy that patches his 18+ games to the all-ages version. Some of my mates call me a "normie", even though I'm still not sure what that even means.
    Before you grab your pitchforks and send me on a one-way trip to the Shadow Realm, let me tell you what I do love: visual novels. I love the Kara no Shoujo series, STEINS;GATE, World End Economica, anything with a narrative focus really. Even if some of Kara no Shoujo's 18+ scenes made me want to get a lobotomy to forget I ever witnessed it. Feel free to recommend me your favourite one, I'd love to check it out!
    Anyway, I've followed a couple of blogs on this site for a while (Fred the Barber and that Darbury fellow are both hilarious and enlightening) so I thought I'd check out the forums too to get to know all of you lovely people. Looking forward to it! 
     
     
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    Zander got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in I might not fit in too well around here, but hello!   
    I'll come clean right away. I don't particularly like anime, I don't have any special interest in Japan or Japanese culture, and I'm the kind of guy that patches his 18+ games to the all-ages version. Some of my mates call me a "normie", even though I'm still not sure what that even means.
    Before you grab your pitchforks and send me on a one-way trip to the Shadow Realm, let me tell you what I do love: visual novels. I love the Kara no Shoujo series, STEINS;GATE, World End Economica, anything with a narrative focus really. Even if some of Kara no Shoujo's 18+ scenes made me want to get a lobotomy to forget I ever witnessed it. Feel free to recommend me your favourite one, I'd love to check it out!
    Anyway, I've followed a couple of blogs on this site for a while (Fred the Barber and that Darbury fellow are both hilarious and enlightening) so I thought I'd check out the forums too to get to know all of you lovely people. Looking forward to it! 
     
     
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    Zander got a reaction from Dreamysyu in I might not fit in too well around here, but hello!   
    I'll come clean right away. I don't particularly like anime, I don't have any special interest in Japan or Japanese culture, and I'm the kind of guy that patches his 18+ games to the all-ages version. Some of my mates call me a "normie", even though I'm still not sure what that even means.
    Before you grab your pitchforks and send me on a one-way trip to the Shadow Realm, let me tell you what I do love: visual novels. I love the Kara no Shoujo series, STEINS;GATE, World End Economica, anything with a narrative focus really. Even if some of Kara no Shoujo's 18+ scenes made me want to get a lobotomy to forget I ever witnessed it. Feel free to recommend me your favourite one, I'd love to check it out!
    Anyway, I've followed a couple of blogs on this site for a while (Fred the Barber and that Darbury fellow are both hilarious and enlightening) so I thought I'd check out the forums too to get to know all of you lovely people. Looking forward to it! 
     
     
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