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Good romance VN in pre-modern fantasy setting (in English)

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Hi! I am looking for VNs with good romance set in a pre-modern setting - e.g. something resembling medieval Europe, or something resembling medieval Japan or China. Preferably with supernatural elements. Isekai is acceptable. If historical, as a bare minimum it should be pre-1900.

All-ages and 18+ are both acceptable, but no nukige - I want something that focuses more on romance than porn.

Must exist in English (because I can only just barely read manga in Japanese; I won't be playing VNs in Japanese any time soon).

The only VN of this kind of I have played is Demonheart.

Examples of non-VN fiction of this kind include An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride and The World Is Still Beautiful.

Can anyone recommend some? Thanks in advance! :)

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I'd love to provide you with a ton of options (mostly AXL games), but that particular genre has been left untranslated for the most part. 

If you understand Japanese well enough to get manga, you could probably play untranslated VNs using a furigana parser and text hooker with some effort.  However, if you feel it detracts too much from the experience, that's fine.

I second Eien no Aselia and Seinarukana, despite their focus on more action-y parts.  The romance between Aselia and Yuuto in Seinarukana is touching... or at least I thought so. 

Technically, I guess Koihime Musou would fit, but, to be honest, it doesn't get anywhere near Shin Koihime Musou (the alternative version which has since been remade and rewritten massively) in terms of quality.  It is also somewhat heavy on the H content, especially later in the game... or at least, that's what I recall.  Also, it is harem romance, so it might not fit what you want.



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Just want to point out here that actually translated isekai harem VN here is surprisingly quite rare here, especially the one that isn't nukige. As for the recommendations, if you okay with otome VN then you can try Nightshade. I also recommend Fata Morgana here, if you're okay with tragedy and some disturbing moment. I hope my recommendations here will be helpful to you.

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Thanks for all the replies! It's curious how most translated games in this kind of setting are either nukige or sex-free otome games.

I COULD play VNs in Japanese with the help of a dictionary, but it would be at least 10 times slower than English, and a VN is a large time investment already, so at this stage it is just not worth it. Maybe in a few years.


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