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I would like some shorter VNs that I can read in between longer games to get a bit of a break from being in one setting for too long. I'm looking for something that is:

 

1: Short. (So 2-10 hours or below on VNDB.)

2: Has an engaging story. I don't care much about the genre, but I want the VN to be interesting and intriguing. If the story is good and serious, feel free to suggest nukige. (Goofy nukige settings is a no-no, though.)

3: Not an utsuge. (Nakige is fine, utsuge not so much.)

4: Preferably untranslated, as I'll be reading it in Japanese. If you have something that does fit that I don't have on my VNDB list, then TLed suggestions is fine as I'll just read the JP version instead.

5: No gameplay elements.

Horror type stories/ dark themed stories are probably among my favorites when it comes to short reads like these. But like I mentioned above, the genre doesn't matter as long as the story is good and interesting. The most important aspect is that the story interests me and keeps me reading. Stories with plot twists is a plus.

 

Please don't suggest Nekopara or the Majikoi A series :P  ...

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34 minutes ago, Dergonu said:

3: Not an utsuge. (Nakige is fine, utsuge not so much.)

Don't you dare say that when you haven't even read Narcissu :yumiko:

Seriously though, Read it. It's not particularly depressing (at least, not to me), and it'll make you think about death in ways you've probably never thought about death before.

Edited by john 'mr. customer' smith

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I agree with John, since you haven't read Narcissu I feel like you should make an exception for it. Otherwise Phenomeno is a great suggestion, and I would also recommend True Remembrance. 

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Glare (use a walkthrough if you get stuck, instead of guessing) (http://akimasanari.sakura.ne.jp/) It's a really quality AI story. Also the herione is the only tsundere character that I've liked ever.

I'd also sort of recommend the author's other work ayakashigami.

Edited by Chronopolis

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Thanks for all the suggestions! If anyone has any more, keep them coming.

 

On 2017/1/6 at 8:40 PM, Kiriririri said:

karehana w

That isn't short :wafuu: 17k lines is a bit much. 

On 2017/1/6 at 8:43 PM, Zenophilious said:

Kikokugai.  Obviously don't know that many JP-only releases very well, but if I had to pick a dark, short VN to recommend, it'd be that.

EDIT: Here's the post I made talking about it.

Hm, looks pretty interesting, and thanks your post on it. I would probably have read the original had you not linked that :P I'll check out the remake sometime for sure. 

On 2017/1/6 at 8:48 PM, john 'mr. customer' smith said:

Don't you dare say that when you haven't even read Narcissu :yumiko:

Seriously though, Read it. It's not particularly depressing (at least, not to me), and it'll make you think about death in ways you've probably never thought about death before.

 

On 2017/1/6 at 9:23 PM, Zalor said:

I agree with John, since you haven't read Narcissu I feel like you should make an exception for it. Otherwise Phenomeno is a great suggestion, and I would also recommend True Remembrance. 

Mmm, maybe. Not in the mood for anything too emotionally scarring at the moment. We'll see :wafuu:

On 2017/1/6 at 9:22 PM, Norleas said:

Ludesia (Zombies, giant spiders, futuristic goth).

Carnival (Because of the protagonist alone is worth reading, more realistic themes).

Sisters (It really is not what it seems).

Damn, those first two seem great. Thanks!

On 2017/1/6 at 9:48 PM, Asonn said:

MeriKuri https://vndb.org/v1321

I know it's 2017 already, but I'm still the holiday mood.

サンタさんですか?w

On 2017/1/6 at 10:02 PM, Chronopolis said:

Glare (use a walkthrough if you get stuck, instead of guessing) (http://akimasanari.sakura.ne.jp/) It's a really quality AI story. Also the herione is the only tsundere character that I've liked ever.

I'd also sort of recommend the author's other work ayakashigami.

Looks interesting, thanks.

On 2017/1/7 at 7:43 AM, Kawasumi said:

get some fucking taste boi

https://vndb.org/v2715

Pls, like that is gonna happen.

Forgot about that game. Still have it installed, so I should read it :sacchan: Thanks

On 2017/1/6 at 8:53 PM, Kaguya said:

Phenomeno. Takes about an hour to read it.

Perfect. Thanks!

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Just now, Bolverk said:

That moment when you realize OP quotes everyone; besides you. 

Whops :P Thought I got all of them.

Thanks! Already have Natsu no Kusari on my list, but Dra†KoI seems cool.

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A boy-meets-girl story in a world under attack by dragons.

What more do you need.

 

5 minutes ago, Kiriririri said:

I played it in 1 day :sachi: 

:marie:

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6 minutes ago, Akimoto Masato said:

Pretty much any Sakura game.... if you don't stop you can finish most of them in two hours or less

Perhaps I didn't specify it enough. I'm looking for games to read in Japanese. Also, the story in Sakura games isn't quite what I'm looking for. :P

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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4 hours ago, Dergonu said:

Perhaps I didn't specify it enough. I'm looking for games to read in Japanese. Also, the story in Sakura games isn't quite what I'm looking for. :P

Thanks for the suggestion though.

Not a problem, I didn't like them either but all the other non-translated vns I own are like 30+ to 60+ hours :Kappa: 

edit*i will continue my search through my collection 

 

Try dra(cross)koi.... only "short" one I own

Link Here

Edited by Akimoto Masato

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