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Another 50 Translated (or Western\Ocidental) VNs to read before your inevitable demise ;o)

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 After a lot of personal and joke lists that people posted, I decided to post the stuff that we debated on @Silvz original post, this list will not be limited to any genre (being Nukige the only genre excluded) and it works as an addition to @Kaguya's original list.  With that in mind, let's cut right to the chase:

1-"When they cry" series:
Installments:

Spoiler
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Kai)

NOTE: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Kai are two halfs of the same story. 

Lenght: First Half: 30-50h, Second Half (Kai): 50h+ (Not counting Extra arcs)

Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Chiru)

NOTE: Umineko no Naku Koro ni and Chiru are two halfs of the same story.

Lenght: Both Halfs: 50h+ (Not counting Extra arcs)

Notable Tags: ALL Three Mystery tags (Murder Mystery, Mystery and Multiple Route Mystery), Kinetic NovelDenpa.

2-CLANNAD
Length: 50h+ (Main Game+After Story)
Notable Tags: Nakige, Life and Death Drama, Central Heroine.

3-Lucy ~The Eternity She Wished For~
Length: 3-10h
Notable Tags: Nakige, Robot Heroine, No Sexual Content.

4-The House in Fata Morgana
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Mystery, Passage of TimeWestern-style Mansion

5-Subahibi
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Strong Female Protagonist, Philosophy, Mystery and Multiple Route Mystery.

6-Dies Irae
Length: 50h+
Notable Tags: Multiple Route Mystery, ChuunigeBattle Royale.

7-Analogue Series
Installments:

Spoiler

Digital: A Love Story
Lenght: 2-10h

NOTE: Has a different style of VN story-telling with a OS simualtion.

Analogue: A Hate Story
Length: 2-10h

Hate Plus
Lenght: 2-10h

Honorable Mentions
Don't Take it Personally, Babe, it Just ain't Your Story
Length: 2-10h

Cell Phone Love Letter
Length: 2h-

Notable Tags: Future, Science FictionPlayer as a Character.

8-Doki Doki Literature Club!
Length: Around 5h
Notable Tags: Poetry, Student ClubNo Sexual Content. NOTE: May not be what it seems to be, so it is strongly recommend that you go "blind".

9-Zero Escape Series
Installments:

Spoiler

999 (Zero Escape 1)

Length: around 15h.

Virtue's Last Reward (Zero Escape 2)

Length: 30-40h

Zero Time Dilemma (Zero Escape 3)

Length: 30-40h

NOTE: Is not considered a VN by some, BUT, is just as story driven as the other, it just uses a sort of "Interactive Movie" type of format, instead of a "Novel" format. 

Notable Tags: ALL Three Mystery tags (Murder Mystery, Mystery and Multiple Route Mystery), Metafiction, Interactive Adventure Game.

10-If My Heart Had Wings/A Sky Full of Stars (Shared Setting)
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Slice of Life Drama, Airplane (IMHW), Astronomy Club (A Sky Full of Stars), Charage\Moege. NOTE: Moenovel censored lines of IMHW, get the restoration patches if possible.

11-Wagamama High Specs
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Romance, Charage\MoegeDesign Story.

12-Dal Segno
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Fictional Modern Day Japanese IslandRomanceMoege.

13-Hatsukoi 1/1
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Friendship, Pure Love Story\Romance, Charage.

14-Lucid9
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Mystery and Murder MysteryPrivate Detective ProtagonistRomance. NOTE: Only Common route released as of yet, but, has enough repercusion to be recommended.

15-Flowers Series
Installments:

Spoiler

Flowers -Le Volume sur Printemps-
Length: 10-30

Flowers -Le Volume sur Été-
Length: 10-30

NOTE: Only these two are translated of yet.

Notable Tags: Girls Love OnlyRomancePlants & Flowers.

16-Kindred Spirits
Lenght: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Shoujo Ai\YuriLinear PlotSchool Life Comedy.

17-Kana ~Imouto~
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Passage of TimeUtsugeLife and Death Drama\Drama

18-My Girlfriend is the President
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Tongue-in-cheek\Comedy\ParodyRomancePolitician Heroine.

19-DRAMAtical Murder
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Boys Love OnlyCyberpunkFictional Island Near Future Japan.

20-Lamento ~Beyond the Void~
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Shounen Ai\YaoiApocalypseMagic.

21-Enigma:
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: ForestTerminal IllnessFantasy.

22-Kara no Shoujo Series
Installments:

Spoiler

Cartagra (Prequel)
Lenght: 10-30h

Kara no Shoujo
Lenght: 10-30h

Kara no Shoujo - The Second Episode
Lenght: 30-50h

The other prequel Pianissimo and its Fandisc is not translated as of yet.

Notable Tags: ALL Three Mystery tags (Murder Mystery, Mystery and Multiple Route Mystery), Detective Work50's.

23-Hakuouki
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Otome GamePast JapanEdo Era.

24-Cho Dengeki Stryker
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Enforced Playing OrderUnique RoutesSuperheroes.

25-Hatoful Boyfriend
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: BL (Bird's Love), BirdsInterracial Romance.

26-Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Lost TechnologySlice of Life DramaUnlockable Routes.

27-Tokyo Babel
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Christian MythologyTranshumanism\Superpowers\ActionMultiple Route Mystery (+Unique Routes).

28-Campus Notes: Forget me Not
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: UniversityScience FictionMystery.

29-Euphoria
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Trapped, Sex Under the NecessityHigh Sexual Content. NOTE: Controversial Story, NOT for everyone, read with a open mind.

30-Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: 20th CenturySteampunkLinear Plot.

31-Grisaia Series
Installments:

Spoiler

Grisaia no Kajitsu  (Side Story: Grisaia no Yuukan)
Length: 50h+

Grisaia no Meikyuu (Side Stories: Grisaia no Senritsu\Grisaia no Zankou)
Length: 10-30h

NOTE: This is different from the original, since it is a collection of stories that sets up for the sequel (Next Installment).

Grisaia no Rakuen
Length: 10-30h

Honorable Mentions
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger
Length: On Going

Idol Mahou Shoujo Chiruchiru ☆ Michiru
Length: 2-10h

NOTE: Both happens on the same setting but are not sequels, they are also Kinetic Novels, so no choices here.

Notable Tags: Same RoofMilitaryHigh School.

32-Science Adventure Series
Installments:

Spoiler

Chaos;Head
Length: 10-30h (Original Version, the alternative "Noah" version probably has more hours considering it has Heroine Routes added.)

Chaos;Child
Length: 50h+

NOTE: The "Chaos" part of the series has very distinct themes that are very different from the following "Steins" series.

Steins;Gate
Length: 30-50h

Steins;Gate 0
Length: 30-50h

Notable Tags: Science Fiction, ALL Three Mystery tags (Murder Mystery, Mystery and Multiple Route Mystery), Conspiracy.

33-Root Double -Before Crime * After Days-
Length: 50h+
Notable Tags: Trapped, ALL Three Mystery tags (Murder Mystery, Mystery and Multiple Route Mystery), Suspense.

34-Guilty Crown Lost Christmas
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: Action, Superpowers, Apocalypse. NOTE: Prequel to anime.

35-Planetarian
Length: 3h+
Notable Tags: Post Apocalyptic Earth\Future EarthUtsuge\NakigeKinetic Novel.

36-VA-11 HALL-A
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: BarCyberpunkSimulation Game.

37-Everlasting Summer
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Russian ProtagonistUSSRSummer Camp.

38-Utawarerumono Series
Installments:

Spoiler

Notable Tags: RPG\SRPG\Turn Based Strategy GameWarFictional World.

39-Ladykiller in a Bind
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: LGBTQCross-dressingModern Day.

40-Cinders
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Fairy TalePast Setting in a Fictional WorldStrong Female Protagonist.

41-Solstice
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: Secret SocietyMystery and Murder MysteryMedical Doctor Protagonist.

42-Break Chance Memento
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: Time Travel\Science Fiction, ALL Three Mystery tags (Murder Mystery, Mystery and Multiple Route Mystery) (+Homicide), Boys Love Only.

43-Cursed Sight
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: TemplePast Setting in a Fictional WorldNo Sexual Content.

43-The Royal Trap: The Confines Of The Crown
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: PoliticsProactive Protagonist\Strong Female ProtagonistOtome Game.

44-Mystic Messenger
Length: 50h+
Notable Tags: Otome Game, Operating System Simulation, Portrait Orientation.

45-Karakara series
Installments:

Spoiler

Karakara
Length: 2-10h

Karakara 2
Length: 2-10h

Notable Tags: Slice of Life Comedy\Same RoofCafeLost Technology\Post Apocalyptic Earth.

46-Dandelion/Nameless (Shared Setting)
Length: 10-30h
Notable Tags: Otome Game, Modern Day Korea (Nameless), DramaInterracial Romance (Dandelion), Fantasy (Dandelion).

47-Sepia Tears
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: Linear PlotRomanceNo Sexual Content.

48-CUPID
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: Revenge, Gothic Romance, Horror.

49-Corpse Party Series
Installments:

Spoiler

Notable Tags: Horror, Life and Death Drama, Curse. NOTE: RPG Maker inspired, has map movement, escape sequences and exploration.

50-Hustle Cat
Length: 2-10h
Notable Tags: Cafe, Both Male and Female Love Interests+LGBTQFantasy.

BONUS GAME:

51-Himawari -The Sunflower-
Length: 30-50h
Notable Tags: Science FictionPhilosophyExistential Crisis.

52-Infinity series:
Installments:

Spoiler

Never 7
Length: 30-50h

Ever 17
Length: 30-50h

Remember 11
Length: 10-30h

Notable Tags: Science FictionMystery & Multiple Route MysteryMind Screw.

53-Fault -Milestone- Series:
Installments:

Spoiler

Fault -Milestone One-
Length: 2-10h

Fault Milestone Two Side:Above
Length: 2-10h

Fault - Silence the Pedant
Length: TBA

Honorable Mentions
Mhakna Gramura and Fairy Bell
Length: 2h-

Notable Tags: Science FantasyMagicFictional World.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Kagetsu Tohya & Fate/Hollow Ataraxia, Good fandisc that require original games to be completed.

Gyakuten Saiban, still has a lot of heated discussions on whether the Ace Attorney is a VN.

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3 minutes ago, Stormwolf said:

Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na.. I found this interesting at first glance, but i see it's just a censored version. Is it really worth it?

It wasn't me that requested the game, but, from what I know it seems to have a really good story and it is remarkable for having variety of different heroines n' such.

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6 minutes ago, Stormwolf said:

Variety means nothing though, if the censorship ruins what the game really wants to portray. I mean, some vn's are about romance, but are terrible at it (outside sex)

I dunno where you're getting at, but, patch only works for the all-ages version, that doesn't necessarily that the game is censored, only that the sex scenes are left out (also the game have low-sex content according to VNDB, the romance and character development str still there but the H-scenes are not, the only big difference is the sex content the rest is probably left intact, but what do I know?) @Tamaki Sakura should be able to answer, since (I'm assuming) they read the VN.

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4 minutes ago, Stormwolf said:

Well, the question still stands though. What's left when the h scenes are carved out? 18+ version was the first version released, otherwise this would be a non issue.

Oh, I understand your point, but, for now I recommend waitin' for a person that played the VN to answer (I mentioned tamaiki, so they should see the post).

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43 minutes ago, Stormwolf said:

Well, the question still stands though. What's left when the h scenes are carved out? 18+ version was the first version released, otherwise this would be a non issue.

I've played a couple of routes.
This is a port to a console that was then backported into PC. On the transition to console new routes were added (which, therefore, never had any H-Scenes in them). This was then backported into PC, but it seems no version of the console release exists with H. That's how much they couldn't be bothered to write those scenes, I suppose.

As for what I thought of what I did play? I'm not sure. I think this game would have been better with H-Scenes. Or maybe not. I unfortunately did not like it as much as I wanted to. That's why I never finished it. I felt the H had something to do with it, as I felt there was no way for the characters to show affection, but there were a bunch of such scenes (just not sexual), so I don't know why I didn't like it.

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21 minutes ago, chikadox said:

thanks for the list!!!!!! (=ↀωↀ=)

It is still a W.I.P, so, feel free to recommend anything new for the list (as long as it is not repeated from the original list).

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7 hours ago, Stormwolf said:

Well, the question still stands though. What's left when the h scenes are carved out? 18+ version was the first version released, otherwise this would be a non issue.

New date/kissing scenes were written to replace the H-scenes from the 18+ version, and given accompanying CG.

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I think you should edit "when they cry" section a bit. First, I would recommend to list all VNs that belong to these series. Reasoning: if someone actually uses your list they will most likely ether have read these series or be a noobie. New people would like to know such things. Furthermore, if you were a new reader would you pick something that would have been listed as 150+ hours long? Oh, one more thing. If I were you I would split it into Higurashi and Umineko and list approximate length of each story

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4 hours ago, Sparteh said:

I think you should edit "when they cry" section a bit. First, I would recommend to list all VNs that belong to these series. Reasoning: if someone actually uses your list they will most likely ether have read these series or be a noobie. New people would like to know such things. Furthermore, if you were a new reader would you pick something that would have been listed as 150+ hours long? Oh, one more thing. If I were you I would split it into Higurashi and Umineko and list approximate length of each story

Done.

NOTE: It is not really "my" list, since, it was made with the help of other people on the original post.

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22 minutes ago, SeniorBlitz said:

Done.

NOTE: It is not really "my" list, since, it was made with the help of other people on the original post.

From my point of view, the list belongs to the one who actually added it to the post :D It is much easier to refer to it that way.

Btw, have the remaining 20 spots been decided? If not, might I be able to suggest a few VNs? I assume that only those not mentioned in original top 50 list count

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1 hour ago, Sparteh said:

Might I be able to suggest a few VNs? I assume that only those not mentioned in original top 50 list count

Please do. And yeah, try not to repeat things.

Another thing regarding the "when they cry" series, since I don't know much about it. Is "Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni" a complete separate thing?

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1 hour ago, Sparteh said:

 

Btw, have the remaining 20 spots been decided? If not, might I be able to suggest a few VNs? I assume that only those not mentioned in original top 50 list count

'course mate, feel free to suggests anything that you think is a good door to the VN genre (any genre, with the exception of Nukige and it also needss to be translated).

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1 minute ago, MaggieROBOT said:

Please do. And yeah, try not to repeat things.

Another thing regarding the "when they cry" series, since I don't know much about it. Is "Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni" a complete separate thing?

Yes, it is a complete different story, WAY shorter than the "When They Cry" series.

Gonna edit the Zero Escape series brb.

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Let me see:

  • Steins;Gate 0 - original has Steins;Gate, so not sure if we can count it, but will add it just in case.
  • Chaos;Child - it has English version, and PC patch should be released soon. 
  • Fate/Hollow Ataraxia - probably the best translated fandisk.
  • Grisaia series - at least I don't see it in any list so far.
  • Root Double
  • Guilty Crown Lost Christmas - Phenomeno made it to the original list and it was an adaptation of LN. This one is the prequel to anime (much like Fate/Zero to Fate franchise). It was released by Nitroplus and contains original GC soundtrack aka one of the best soundtrack in anime industry. Here is a demo I found on youtube: 
    Spoiler

     

     

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12 minutes ago, Sparteh said:

Let me see:

  • Steins;Gate 0 - original has Steins;Gate, so not sure if we can count it, but will add it just in case.
  • Chaos;Child - it has English version, and PC patch should be released soon. 
  • Fate/Hollow Ataraxia - probably the best translated fandisk.
  • Grisaia series - at least I don't see it in any list so far.
  • Root Double
  • Guilty Crown Lost Christmas - Phenomeno made it to the original list and it was an adaptation of LN. This one is the prequel to anime (much like Fate/Zero to Fate franchise). It was released by Nitroplus and contains original GC soundtrack aka one of the best soundtrack in anime industry. Here is a demo I found on youtube: 
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Actually Might as well include the science ADV series in the format we presented for the Zero Escape and when they cry series, BUT, noting that the Chaos and Steins series have different themes. About F/HA I think we should discuss whether to include fandiscs or not, since they require the original game.

Yeah I will Include Grisaia and Root Double.  I well reasearch about Guilty Crow (is there a VNDB page to it?).

NOTE: Sorry for the late response I'm cleaning my humble abode.

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