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Shadowrunner
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11-Sep(#1)
Bill can you please add "Graphic Novel" to types of games.
tonymack21
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11-Sep(#2)
Shadowrunner wrote:
> Bill can you please add "Graphic Novel" to types of games.

Good thinking. I have thought about using the interactive movie for the visual novel type games but it kinda didn't feel like it fit?


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bill
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* 12-Sep(#3)
So, if you want a new category, you have to give me a list of existing games that fit into it, so I can move them all over and fill it in with appropriate stuff. Don't assume I know which games fit this, give me a nice long list and keep adding to it... just let me know any updates.
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* 12-Sep(#4)
we should be able to do that, @Shadowrunner are you thinking Graphic Novel or Visual Novel? don't they usually refer to them as VN or are we thinking of different things? im thinking of stuff like Code Realize, Root Letter, Collar X Malice, Fault Milestone, Sakura series, Diabolik Lovers, Bad Apple Wars ?

some fall into a hybrid category I suppose, as the battle systems may be traditional or srpg type, but the rest of the game VN style?

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Shadowrunner
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12-Sep(#5)
@tonymack21 Visual novel correct. Root letter steins gate etc. I can start to compile a list this weekend Bill
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12-Sep(#6)
Shadowrunner wrote:
> @tonymack21 Visual novel correct. Root letter steins gate etc. I can start to compile
> a list this weekend Bill

sounds good, I can try and help too if need be. my computer at home died sunday night but its under warranty so they are supposed to fix this week sometime.


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12-Sep(#7)
So, is a visual novel different than a point 'n' click adventure? Is one the more evolved form of the other? What category does Snatcher (Sega CD) fit? surprise
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12-Sep(#8)
ive never played snatcher, so I cant really say, but a VN is def different than a point and click adventure like old pc stuff like myst or maniac mansion, a VN often doesn't have an "overworld" or as much of one as a typical rpg, though quite a few VN's are hybrid rpg type games. youtube root letter or fault milestone, or steins;gate and you'll get a good idea of a VN style game. the zero escape and danganronpa games are considered in many circles to be VN's as well.

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bill
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* 12-Sep(#9)
Here's the current list of Game types:

+--------------------+--------+
| Type | count |
+--------------------+--------+
| 1st Person Shooter | 15962 |
| Accessory | 8998 |
| Action | 34000 |
| Action/Adventure | 38342 |
| Action/RPG | 15485 |
| Adventure | 18794 |
| Arcade | 4106 |
| Board | 1568 |
| Book | 5105 |
| Cards | 870 |
| Casino | 263 |
| Classic | 430 |
| Compilation | 3380 |
| Dating Simulation | 103 |
| Demo | 794 |
| Digital Comic | 62 |
| Educational | 599 |
| Fighting | 14617 |
| Horror | 6249 |
| Import | 2936 |
| Interactive Movie | 492 |
| Kids | 814 |
| Light Gun | 978 |
| Music | 1959 |
| Non-game | 2114 |
| Other | 4248 |
| Platform | 15462 |
| Puzzle | 7127 |
| Racing | 13137 |
| Rhythm/Reflex | 2274 |
| Role-playing | 43526 |
| Shooter | 14998 |
| Simulation | 5850 |
| Sports | 17978 |
| Strategy | 8237 |
| Strategy/RPG | 5487 |
| System | 5891 |
| Trivia | 702 |
| Wargame | 881 |
+--------------------+--------+
bill
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12-Sep(#10)
Digital Comic seems kind of similar to what's being talked about.
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* 12-Sep(#11)
nice, its never really felt right to call them interactive movies, as some have real gameplay, but they aren't really digital comics either, as you do play them and not just read them? should be able to come up with enough of a list to justify its existence.

edit: lol simulpost, but yes digital comic is the closest currently to the genre

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bill
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12-Sep(#12)
You can see that there's only 62 games in Digital Comic. Game Types are a minor attribute on games in GTZ's database. I think the New Layout often doesn't even show the type.

It's just what the person making the listing selects. I think many Games are listed under multiple types. I've considered removing types because of stuff like this. The categories are ambiguous and a matter of opinion in many cases. And, type doesn't matter that much, at least for a trading site.

But, it's not hard to add a new type either, if you want to. There are some cases, where you can search by type and maybe it would help someone find a game. Though, I think this is rare.
bill
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12-Sep(#13)
Oh, I should add that I actually didn't print the most-used type for games...

| *unsure*           | 154451 |


And, there even a few that have a null type (shouldn't be possible... guess I could change these to *unsure*?)

|                    |     79 |


bill
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12-Sep(#14)
I may have a script somewhere that tries to consolidate types (by using what other people entered most-often for that game)...
bill
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12-Sep(#15)
(sorry for all the posts)

Some of this is coming back to me slowly (I'm old now). It looked like I mostly removed game Types from the New Layout. I was just checking and not only do they not appear in listings, but also when you add a game to your list, it doesn't ask you what type it is. I assume those may end up *unsure*, which might explain why there are so many now.

Still, types are mostly harmless as far as I can tell, so if you just want me to add one or more, I will. Just understand that it's only for old layout users (at least half the site, so not a small group.. but not the whole site either).
tonymack21
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12-Sep(#16)
I see. I'd like to have Visual Novel for sure if its no problem. and that's cool you can see how many use old/new layout, which I guess makes sense that you could see it. ya makes sense that maybe all those unsure are when it doesn't get an input on the new layout? I think that's the default option on the old.




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Topic   Add a new game type.