The Visual Novel. A category of game that slips most western gamers by, yet it makes up over 60% of all PC games sold in Japan. Most gamers in the West are usually oblivious to this genre of games while others debate whether they can actually be defined as games at all. For those that are unaware Visual Novels are basically interactive books with static graphics (usually anime) and a strong story narrative with interactive elements to direct the course of the game to a particular ending. Most of these games are never translated or even ported to home consoles so it’s quite a treat that western gamers are now able to experience one of the best in the genre in recent years; Steins;Gate.