well, i'm not sure. Theres quite a fine line between a visual novel and a sim, and as I haven't played it, I can't say for sure.HERE's
a review of it:
"Therapy is the first visual novel/love sim for the GP32, soon to be followed by Tears: Contact and Story of Bug Eyed Monster. Therapy is definitely traditional, and completely oldschool. This is not a bad thing, it just doesn’t have the high-energy manga-infused style of many contemporary visual novels. You can choose between two girls, each of whom you must try to woo before the game’s
end. The character design is quite excellent, and the backgrounds are photoshopped digital photos. The sprite based characters work quite well with the backgrounds. Making your way through the story, you can choose various things to say to whomever you happen to be speaking. Upon completion of one quest, another side-quest is opened, making for at least three-four hours of gameplay depending, for each girl. The music is gorgeous. This game
features the most thoughtful and well composed music in the entire GP32 library. Truly masterful. And yet, music is only used for certain events, and never loops. This seems like a mistake. There should be some general scenario music, punctuated by the rest of the tracks at appropriate moments. It’s a bit troublesome, because each track lasts between ten and 25 seconds, which really leaves you wanting more. A loop or two wouldn’t have hurt them. So the majority of the game is played in silence, other than the click of the ‘advance text’ arrow. From my discussions with folks on GPzigi, the story is too linear; your decisions don't really change the outcome. But being a visual, rather than parallel novel, this may not be so surprising. But bear in mind that since I can't speak Korean, my score should be taken with a grain of salt. As far as I can tell, this is a solid purchase for Korean speakers, or those trying to learn. I sincerely hope that this is not the last game
Rosa:6 makes for the platform.
I guess it depends on what you call a game. I would definitely consider FATE
and Warlock on Firetop Mountain games even though they are playing though VNS (VirtuaNovelSystem), but maybe this is different...
Edited by deadlychicken22, 21 October 2005 - 02:17 PM.