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Aksys Wants to Ask You About Zero Escape and the Visual Novel Genre

Publisher Aksys has released a survey for fans of their Zero Escape series and visual novels in general. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward)

ElementX  +   297d ago
I really wasn't a fan of these games. Luckily I got the sequel free with Plus. The dialogue is really far fetched and honestly, the conversations last way too long. The puzzles were decent but were really inconsistent as far as difficulty goes.
Redempteur  +   297d ago
i think you just don't like to read.
ElementX  +   297d ago
Wrong, I love reading. I've read over 55 novels this year so far
porkChop  +   297d ago
I thought Zero Escape was a great game. However, there wasn't enough gameplay, dialogue was way too long and way too over-explained. The gameplay needs to consist of something more than just puzzles. Maybe add some QTE here and there, just something to break up the routine so it doesn't get so stale. And seriously, the backtracking needs to be toned down a bit.
Redempteur  +   297d ago
QTE ?

Wft am i reading ....

Listen guys , i mean no harm but if you don't like the genre don't ask for it to becomes something it isn't...
I don't mean to argue that the game should be imune to critics but this kind of stuff is embarassing to you guys.

QTE in a visual novel game ... seriously ...
porkChop  +   296d ago
I enjoyed the game, but in a 30h+ game the gameplay needs to consist of more than just puzzles. Doesn't necessarily have to be QTE's, I was just throwing one idea out there.
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MightyNoX  +   297d ago
999 was amazing

Zero escape was convoluted for convolution's sake.
Gamesgbkiller  +   297d ago
Zero Escape is just amazing game.

The story has so many twists to it.

Why there are no games like this from a story wise ?
RexFury  +   297d ago
I'd say the first three Phoenix Wright games are at times on par with the twists of Zero Escape. Especially the final cases.
linkenski  +   296d ago
Hotel Dusk as well, but overall I think Phoenix Wright is by far the most enjoyable of the bunch. Better writing, humor, artwork and less cheesyness.

Although Hotel Dusk probably has the best story and script of them all. I just prefer Phoenix Wright for its great mix of lightheartedness and memorable stories. It's mostly character-driven though.
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Nerdmaster  +   297d ago
I got Zero Escape from PS+. It's so amazing that it was the first game I ever got a platinum trophy. In fact, I didn't touch another game until I finished it. The plot just blew my mind. Became a fan of the series, bought 999 online and I'm waiting for it to arrive.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   297d ago
you were supposedly play 999 first
Nerdmaster  +   297d ago
Of course. But I didn't know about the series and even if I did, as gameplay revolves around puzzles, I would never have bought any of them. I just played Zero Escape because it was "free" from PS+. If it wasn't for that, I would've never played a single game in the series.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   296d ago
well it best that you stay on sites like Silionera and Dualshocker where Japanese Games are top priority. Not IGN, GameSpot and such.
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plmkoh  +   297d ago
The games are fine as they are, but they should really give you full control of movement for certain scenes like how they do it in Danganronpa.
GEO9875  +   297d ago
Visual novels should just stay in japan
Misaka_x_Touma  +   296d ago
then go play your boring shooters, sports and movie games that western developers make
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MightyNoX  +   297d ago
Did my job and took the survey.
RexFury  +   297d ago
Love visual novel games. Not enough of them IMO.
rulparra  +   297d ago
those kind of games are all crap you have to pay full price for and interactive game that you even have full contol. If you want to read buy a book.
ShadowHarp  +   296d ago
Have a nice trick!
noxeven  +   296d ago
I love this game series. The wait for the 3rd entry is gonna drive me nuts.
linkenski  +   296d ago
I just did the survey and told them to get some better artwork. It really is the only thing that just turned me completely off and I never finished 999.

I hate surreal manga art. Manga is fine... unappealing but acceptable, but I hate the hipster art of these games.

I also wrote that I thought the tone in the games is too corny. I don't just hate anime, but I've seen other stuff in Japanese anime with more appealing aesthetics and tone.

I've played ALL Ace Attorney games and Hotel Dusk, so you can't come at me saying I just don't like the genre or that I'm just hating for the sake of hating. Ace Attorney has awesome artwork IMO and so does HD.
donwel  +   296d ago
To be honest before I'd played Virtues Last Reward I believed I'd never be a fan of visual novels, however as I acquired it through PS Plus I gave it a chance and I'm glad I did.
It is quite a fantastic game and it had me hooked all the way through, if more visual novels get localized for western audiences then I can guarantee I'll be one of the first in line on release day.

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