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Old 2006-09-28, 14:21
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I classify any game written in a Choose Your Own Adventure style for a good percentage of its gameplay a "visual novel", to distinguish it from the English term "adventure game" (not ADV) which is used for Monkey Island and other old favorites. So, Phoenix Wright would qualify for me.

As I understand it, the Japanese 「ビジュアル・ノベル」 is a subset of ADV involving full-screen text.
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