Visual novel games have their own attractive side to gamers. As for myself, I found that playing visual novel is best as an interlude from playing my favorite genre, RPG. Although playing visual novel games is kind of addictive because of its story, sometimes we only need a short one just for a variation from the routine. So here are 5 recommended short visual novel games you can try.
Dra+Koi is a visual novel made by the studio Nitroplus. The visual novel was written by Hagenaya Jin, the main writer for Deus Machina Demonbane. The story is placed somewhere in a modern setting, and follows an unnamed ordinary boy who encountered a rampaging white dragon and ended saved by a knight in black armor. Later, he encounters that same dragon but in the form of human girl.
Phenomeno is a visual novel developed and published by Nitroplus studio. The youth horror novel was written by Hajime Ninomae and illustrated by Yoshitoshi Abe. The story revolves around Yamada Nagito, a university student living away from home, needing a cheap place to live in. Then he found a mysterious “House that grant wishes” and started experiencing strange phenomena.
Eden* is a Japanese visual novel developed and published by Minori for Windows and playable as a DVD. The game was released on September 18, 2009 with a rating for everyone. The story is about a boy named Ryo Haruna, who is sent to protect a Felix (humans with high intelligence and immortal bodies) girl named Sion who devotes her whole life to humans’ plans and decides to stay on Earth.
4. The Sad Story of Emmeline Burns
The Sad Story of Emmeline Burns is a visual novel developed and published by ebi-hime, the author of Asphyxia, The Way We ALL GO, and Strawberry Vinegar. The stoey revolves around Toma Andrews, aged 14, who feels more comfortable among the dead than the living. One day, she meets a strange girl in her local graveyard who insists to tell a story about Emmeline Burns, who died a tragic death in 1851.
5. Harvest December
Harvest December is a series of visual novel that has a different story take place each month over the course of one year. The visual novel was developed by talestune and published by CIRCLE Entertainment for 3DS in 2015. The story follows Masaki Konno, a teenager prone to falling into sticky situations through is last year of high school. Each month is a new story that leads to the final installment, Perfect December.
Playing visual novel games can be addictive, but sometimes we only need it for an interlude. And that is why picking the short visual novel would be a wise choice rather than playing the long and serious kind of visual novel. I personally attracted to Dra+Koi since I like the fantasy theme, but Phenomeno would be a good choice too since both come from the same developer, Nitroplus.
Which one do you think is the best short visual novel? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.