Visual Novel

Visual Novel Japanese Role-Playing Games
ConsoleNameReleaseDeveloperLucca's Notes
PS4Danganronpa 1.2 Reload2017Spike ChunsoftContains both Danganronpa 1 and 2 with improved graphics
VitaDanganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair2014Spike ChunsoftMostly a visual novel/murder mystery/courtroom sim, but also features XP to give you levels and skill points to equip abilities to use in trials
VitaDanganronpa V3: Killing Harmony2017Spike ChunsoftNew school, new classmates to watch murder each other, easy XP to gain to increase equippable trial skills, and a bonus dungeon-crawler mingame
PS4Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony2017Spike ChunsoftSee Vita
SwitchGnosia2021Petit DepottoMore of a visual novel/single-player deduction game; leveling stats and learning skills unlocks new story in the short gameplay loop
SwitchKowloon High-School Chronicle (DL only)2021Toybox/Shout! Design WorksA remaster of a formerly JP-only PS2 title, with visual novel-styled relationship balancing and first-person puzzle solving/dungeon crawling
PS4Kowloon High-School Chronicle (DL only)2022Toybox/Shout! Design WorksSee Switch
SwitchLoop8: Summer of Gods2023Sieg GamesSee XBO
Xbox OneLoop8: Summer of Gods2023Sieg GamesSpending summer stuck in a time loop, with emotions playing heavily into social sim aspects and AI party member-controlled combat; stats are increased via not grinding, but solo training in activities
PS4Loop8: Summer of Gods2023Sieg GamesSee XBO
PS3Lost Dimension2015LancarseRPG/visual novel hybrid with lots of party betrayal, replayability, and a tactical style of combat
SwitchMaglam Lord2022FelistellaA visual novel-ARPG mix, with dating sim elements for the former and a simplified combat system akin to old Tales games for the latter
SwitchMaster Detective Archives: Rain Code2023Spike Chunsoft/Too Kyo GamesIt's Danganronpa, but with detectives! Increasing your detective rank enables you to increase your repertoire of skills to make puzzle or action sequences easier
PS3Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord2014Aquaplus/StingSequel to a JP-only visual novel; plays more or less like a visual novel with occasional SRPG skirmishes thrown in
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters2015Toybox/Now ProductionSRPG/visual novel hybrid of sorts with a ghost-hunting theme, combat takes place on a grid, traps are important to place, luck is a very important factor
PS4Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception2015AquaplusSee Vita
VitaUtawarerumono: Mask of Deception2017AquaplusFirst localized title in the series, an SRPG/visual novel mix that requires no knowledge of the game that came before it; adding combos to an attack can change its properties
PS4Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth2016AquaplusSee Vita
VitaUtawarerumono: Mask of Truth2017AquaplusDirect sequel to Mask of Deception, plays very similar to it; adds co-op attacks, continues the strong localization of its sister title
PS4Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen2018Aquaplus/StingSee Vita
VitaUtawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (DL only)2020Aquaplus/StingA remake of the previously JP-only first game in the series; an SRPG/visual novel hybrid with an emphasis on chaining together attacks with proper timing
PS4Zanki Zero: Last Beginning2018Spike ChunsoftA visual novel/survival RPG hybrid with levels awarding skill points, exploration is like a first-person dungeon crawler and combat is real-time; lots of managing deaths