- Nov 13, 2017
I figured stuff like Yu-no was done that way because of the restrictions consoles place on them, as opposed to visual novels toning things down for the audience.Visual novels are a minefield, god. Even Steins;Gate, which I love for the most part, can get real leery, but it's thankfully mostly on the part of a side character.
I'm surprised visual novel devs haven't realized that the ones that perform better overseas are the ones that are more conceptual and less blatantly horny. 999, Ace Attorney, Root Letter...
Sure it makes sense to chase the easy money at home but there's a growing audience, and you can kinda tell with things like Yu-No basically brushing the creep factor under the rug abroad that they want to tap into it. But being surprised by the gross stuff just puts me off picking up any future games.