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DragonmasterX
2010-10-02, 05:28
It's pretty rare, but it happened with 428.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD8KGQmxtY8&feature=fvw

After having played 428, I can see why(I liked it so much I bought the PS3 version used today, after beating the PSP version). The action is pretty much non-stop in that game. There's ALWAYS something exciting going on. With many visual novels, there's lot of boring everyday life scenes that no one wants to play and wouldn't be suitable to display at game shows.

Anyone know of other visual novels that had big showings at game shows?

Unregistered
2010-10-02, 11:03
You do realize that 428 is a console game produced by the mainstream game industry, right? Of course it'll be at TGS.

Aaeru
2010-10-02, 13:52
He does raise some good points though,

I guess eroge is Age-restricted. So they can't receive any presence at Game Shows.
See Steins;Gate 2009 TGS Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iIvk8UV7Jk

And the number of companies that develop visual novels for the mainstream... I can count it on one hand. I can't really think of any good reason why there are so few.

drmchsr0
2010-10-04, 09:17
He does raise some good points though,

I guess eroge is Age-restricted. So they can't receive any presence at Game Shows.
See Steins;Gate 2009 TGS Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iIvk8UV7Jk

And the number of companies that develop visual novels for the mainstream... I can count it on one hand. I can't really think of any good reason why there are so few.

Public perception, perhaps.

It's not called EROge for nothing.

But then again, most VN console ports are all-ages versions of adult games, so...

dorkatlarge
2010-10-04, 15:45
Anyone know of other visual novels that had big showings at game shows?

I went to PAX Prime earlier this fall, which had plenty of booth space for both huge companies and independent creators. If there were any VNs or romance games there, I didn't see them. But I brought Tokimemo Girl's Side DS, and played it in public a few times.

I've attended Anime Central for several years, and the 2010 show had some VN/romance game content. The Okashi Studio team were once again showing a build of Shira Oka, and holding small-scale discussion panels at their booth. (I dropped by and talked extensively about translated and OEL games I'd tried.) And as usual, Hendane was selling a few VNs, some of which already had fan translation patches. (I purchased To Heart 2 XR for $75 US.)