I'm trying to get into some visual novels, but as a Mac user I unfortunately have a limited option in terms of what I can play. (Now I know why gamers usually go for PC.)
I wonder if there are other Mac users here who have found a way to get around it.
Maybe you can use a Windows virtual machine with software like Virtual Box. I know this is used by people under Linux but I think it works for Mac
You could also probably play the PSP ones(ToraDora for example) via PSP SPP's emulator software. It supports IOS, Andriod, and I believe there is an unofficial mac build of some sort.
And BTW has anybody ever seen anything weirder than this?
Oh Japan, there is something very wrong with you....
I might have to start browsing steam more or paying attention to kickstarters, it seems some are getting more support.
Second, I don't see the reason why VN should have a so-called "true ending", really. I mean, if the canon ending is already predetermined, then what's the purpose of making choices in game? I think that defies the purpose of playing VN, although maybe most people just want some sort of official confirmation from the developer.
Because it serves it's purpose and actually makes sense? Play Rewrite or better Ever 17 to understand. Others have it as mainly fanservice obviously, where you can derail from the main story to go for one of the other girls (like G-Senjou no Maou).
I am not sure. The best thing about visual novel is you have the liberty (well not a lot of it in most cases, but still) to choose how the story would roll. I mean if every route is the canon route, that would be interesting for discussion whereas if there's a thing called a (predetermined) canon route then well... I'll just watch anime instead because at the end of the day my choices would be wrong/did not matter anyway. I agree that multiple choices serve as the fanservice mostly, but it will be interesting if there's a VN where there is no such thing as the canon one. Most acceptable one, maybe.
Moved the last few posts to the Hangout, considering they have nothing to do with Steins;Gate
Let's get this straight. When DEEN animated Fate/Stay Night hardly anyone knew much about it, if anything at all. You had some people playing the Visual Novel, but it was it's first try to get known to a huge group. Now let's say they went with UBW right from the beginning, instead of Fate and look at what UBW is lacking:
I could go on and on, but as you see it's plain stupid from the story's point of view to go with UBW first, at least back when most people knew shit about the Holy Grail War and everything related to that. Nowadays Fate/Zero is so famous that a Fate route isn't that necessary, though it still would have been the better choice to animate everything from the beginning.
And that is highly subjective. Making choices is a part of most VNs, but clearly not the one and only defining one. There even are VNs without any choices at all, or only one or two. I'm not sure why you are so hung up on the canon thing. What does it matter if the producers labeled this or that canon. It's something for the record, what the creators consider as the true story they had in mind. Does that mean the other ones aren't possible? No. Does it mean the other routes can't tell a great story? No. And that's the main point for me. I can still love a story and enjoy it immensely, no matter if considered canon by the creators or not, it doesn't matter.
And then there are VNs who avoid this thing entirely, where the routes connect to each other and the story ends in a "grand" final. There are many more ways to handle this, which brings me to the question how many you've read, out of curiosity? XD
Is there any way to play VN's on Android?
Ain't anything working for me.
Only ones I play on android are ones added to the store. Unless you mean if there are ways to get pc ones to play on android?
Cause every single file looks like a text document.Can't play them cause it just asked me to:
every single one.
My old Laptop broke, so I had to get a Netbook.Android 4.2 Jelly.
My lovely Aoishiro and Fate.
Last edited by Beatrice; January 01, 2015 at 05:51 PM.