An example of this approach is Symphonic Rain, where the player is required to play a musical instrument of some sort, and attain a good score in order to advance.Usually such an element is related as a plot device in the game.
They are descended from shapeshifting aliens who crashed thousands of years ago on a nameless world they now call the World of Two Moons.
Many fans of visual novels hold them up as exceptions to the relatively weak storytelling in video games overall.
Some visual novels do not limit themselves into merely interactive fictions, but also incorporate other elements into them.
The more famous visual novels are also often adapted into the light novel, manga or anime formats.
The market for visual novels outside of East Asia is small, though a number of anime based on visual novels are popular among anime fans in the Western world.
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