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Why are visual novels not popular in the Anglosphere?

>> No.8915809
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>> No.8915810

Better access to drugs.

>> No.8915811

http://renai.us/
http://katawa-shoujo.com/
http://scoutshonour.com/
http://vndb.org/v7
http://vndb.org/v11

>> No.8915815

Dumbed down ``literature''.
Only subhuman third worlders and other SEA trash read those.

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who MILLS & BOON here

>> No.8915825

>>8915809
What he said.

>> No.8915826

Because reading is for gaylords.

Americunts would only read VN's for the porn and it takes too long for the payoff, they might as well just fap to vids or manga.

>> No.8915837

>>8915826
You can say the exact thing for Europeans.

>> No.8915839

>>8915837
Back to your trailer please

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>>8915815
You really don't leave the house, huh?

>> No.8915873

There is no question why visual novels are not popular in the West. There is question why nobody reveals the full potential of VNs. Just imagine mix of good literature, nice interactive illustrations and music fitting to the mood. It would be truly new experience, much brighter and better than what can give common book. But none of serious authors use it. I never saw a visual novel which can be compared with "normal" literature and that's why I stopped reading it. VNs are still for shitty fantasy and "they attend the same school".

>> No.8915877

vns are no different from
anime

>> No.8915880

>>8915873
Christine Love considers herself an "author". She is exactly the kind of person who would agree with what you are saying. Whether or not she pulled it off successfully with her feminist bullshite about Facebook and Coreans is for you to judge.

>> No.8915881

>>8915837
exact same thing*

>> No.8915891

different cultures. VNs are tailored to the japanese youth and/or to japanese sensibilities. while some people may be fond of them in the West, it doesn't mean it'll be popular. just compare with games tailored to western preferences/sensibilities and see how well they do in japan. it's the same case.

it really doesn't take a genius to discover that, so delete your shitty thread now

>> No.8915893

>>8915880

I mean "real writers" not hipster feminist cunts.

>> No.8915901

>>8915891

Skyrim was called "the best game of the year" by many Japanese developers

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>>8915893
LEAVE CHRISTINE ALONE!!!

>> No.8915914

>>8915901
developers are autists, they don't count.

>> No.8915921

>>8915901
Japanese Western-media Otaku think Western games are great.
Western Japaense-media Otaku think Japanese games are great.

What else is new?

>> No.8915935

>>8915901
elder scrolls has a long history in japan, due to the sheer amount of mods it has that caters to the japanese. you also might be interested in the Wizardry series history in Japan, it spawned a Japanese branch that creates entirely different games from the Western branch

also, once you are past a certain level of nerdyness, people basically find the same things cool no matter where they were born, granted it's not sexual. that's why Japanese like Skyrim and westerners like Demon Souls

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>>8915909

Heather?

>> No.8916039

>>8915901
Yeah, Bethesda gives out good bribes.

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>>8915989
Oh shit.

>> No.8916087

>>8916039
Bethesda is not a wealthy company. Skyrim is a major step up from previous elder scrolls games, though. Morrowind was just a mess. If there wasn't major support for user modification and a nude mod, the game would have flopped hard.

>> No.8916090

There are plenty of Western games with literary pretensions these days. Much like VNs, they're poorly-written trash.

>> No.8916106

>>8916039
>>>/v/

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>>8916087
also a major step up in casualising/dumbing down gaming mechanics.

>> No.8917119

>>8915873
Cradle Song.

>> No.8917129

>>8915823
These are the only books my mother has ever read.

>> No.8917134

>>8917129
Your mother has HELLA taste.

>> No.8917142

>>8915823
You know, it's funny how much these books have in common with VNs (and /jp/-favoured media in general).

Just as middle-aged housewives are escaping by reading some book about an identifiable young woman meeting a handsome man and having exciting romantic/sexual adventures, we are escaping by reading some VN about an identifiable young man meeting a beautiful bishojo and having exciting romantic/sexual adventures.

>> No.8920528

I have no time for nonsense.

>> No.8921196

Because they're fundamentally retarded when books, comic books and actual video games exist.

>> No.8921226

Your stereotypical Anglosphere resident doesn't even read books.

>> No.8921240

Because they're just as boring as normal books AND have annoying and wimpy chinese cartoon characters.

>> No.8921241

>>8915805
Economics.
For what little actual play time you get in a VN as compared to the forms of electronic media Americans are used to its insanely expensive.

>> No.8921253

>>8921226

You realize Nips read less books than anyone else in the world, right?

Fucking idiot.

>> No.8921272

>>8921241
This is why I think VNs should never go over $15 in the West. Sure, some of the longer ones might last you 20 hours or more. Many even have replay gimmicks like unlocking new routes. However, the typical Western consumer would rather spend their money on DVDs or books. VNs fill a sort of in-between niche that doesn't really exist here.

>> No.8921279

>>8921253
>less books
lol check out this faggot being all, "LOL NIPZ!" because he thinks hes swag as hell but then he uses "less" for a countable noun like a twatmonger

>> No.8921285

>>8921253
Ciatation needed.

>> No.8921287

Tangentially related:
>>http://fuuka.warosu.org/jp/thread/2953862

This never went anywhere, right?

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>>8921285
HEAR IS CHART

>> No.8921398

>>8921318
Its funny because it would make more sense with burgers as the y-axis

>> No.8921456

>>8921318
Please add the jewish people to this chart, we are under-represented, I do not want to forced to take legal action against you and this board.

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>>8921456
But Jews aren't human.

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