mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

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what kind of content you prefer to see in stories? (explanation in post below)

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Re: mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

Post by jack1974 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:56 pm

The age question was just to see what different "age groups" thought, not referred to the age of the characters in the stories, that is a separate thing.

I think it's hard for me to make a good description of what I mean by "serious". Probably a love story that it's not all fluffy/positive events but like in real life there are issues. I made examples of Loren as SOTW mostly as the kind of writing, not all light-hearted and comedy, but with some serious moments, even life or death moments.

Heh, I think probably is better to wait until that yuri game is out, will be easier to explain using it as reference :lol:

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Re: mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

Post by SimonStardust » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:39 am

jack1974 wrote:
SimonStardust wrote:It actually is hard to explain, because it might only apply to me and be a matter of taste. I guess I just don't want to feel too involved with the story. I only want to control the character's choices, but I dislike writing which pushes me into the role of the MC.
Hmm not sure I understood what you're saying here :o :P
Maybe you mean serious, not not too much? But I wouldn't allow stuff like gore, rape or other "game of thrones" stuff in my games ever.
Ah, no. That's not what I meant. It really depends on the writing style.
For example a huge turnoff for me while reading is the use of 2nd person narrative. I hate it when the story wants me to be or feel like the main character.
I prefer 1st person narrative because it creates a bit of distance and I get the feeling of listening to a story which the main character is telling.

As for the too realistic writing style versus "it's only a story" writing style... I can pick some examples from your own games. (Don't want to be mean to anyone. All of your writers do a great job. Some styles are just not for me.)
Where I disliked the writing because it felt too real was Loren and also PSCD. Although overall I loved both games.
On the other hand I enjoyed the writing on Heirs and Graces, C14 Dating and especially SOTW, despite two of the games having some really serious and sad moments.

But that's just the opinion of a way too picky person. xD
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Re: mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

Post by jack1974 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:16 am

Hmm OK so in your case it's probably about writing style, than the setting itself :)

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Post by SimonStardust » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:19 am

Jup. That's what I was trying to explain. xD
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Post by Troyen » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:36 am

I think the main takeaway from this poll is it's mean to use "25" to delineate being "old". :(

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Re: mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

Post by jack1974 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:58 am

No, the keyword is "older", not "old".
A 5 years old, is older than a 4 years old :mrgreen: IT'S SCIENCE!!

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Re: mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

Post by DarkWolf » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:07 pm

jack1974 wrote:The age question was just to see what different "age groups" thought, not referred to the age of the characters in the stories, that is a separate thing.

I think it's hard for me to make a good description of what I mean by "serious". Probably a love story that it's not all fluffy/positive events but like in real life there are issues. I made examples of Loren as SOTW mostly as the kind of writing, not all light-hearted and comedy, but with some serious moments, even life or death moments.

Heh, I think probably is better to wait until that yuri game is out, will be easier to explain using it as reference :lol:
I think I know what you mean, in witch case, yea I definitely go for serious.
When I read your first post saying closer to real life I thought you meant stuff like, drugs, pregnancy, cheating and similar overdone things that happen to people IRL, I know some people consider that to be a serious story and I hate those.

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Re: mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

Post by jack1974 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:27 pm

Yes, I think it depends how those events/things are written though :)

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Re: mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

Post by OneTrueBaldo » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:49 pm

jack1974 wrote:Finally I also put an age (vague indication) because my writer and I had a theory and wanted to see if it's true (won't say what is now, maybe later) :)
Admit it, you wanted to know if it's true all the younger males are too occupied playing hentai games rather then wasting time with humorous stories, heheh...

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Re: mature VN/dating sims "seriousness" poll

Post by jack1974 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:55 pm

Maybe that, yes :lol:

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