Visual novels with dude on dude romance?

#1 Posted by notdavid (815 posts) -

I just played "Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story", and I was kind of floored by the romance between Nolan and Akira. Being a gay duder, I never really see romance portrayed in a way that I can relate to, and Don't Take It Personally really struck a chord with me. I know I can't really expect there to be a lot of mainstream games with LGBT content, aside from a few Bioware games, so I'm interested in seeing what other visual novels with gay romance exist. I've played Enzai and Absolute Obedience, but I'm looking for something a little less porny and a little more adorkable.

#2 Posted by Mesoian (1572 posts) -

The less porny thing is the issue. There are a ton of LBGT dating sims coming out of japan and korea, but they're almost all female centric and usually devolve into hentai galleries about 25% of the way through.

It's not a genre that most devs take all that seriously since the audience is so niche.

#3 Edited by Animasta (14633 posts) -

most yaoi is definitely for the female demographic, and most of them involve porn afaik.

Also lots of rape!

#4 Posted by notdavid (815 posts) -

@Animasta: Enzai was probably the rapyest thing I've ever seen. I need something cuddlier and with less urine.

#5 Posted by BoG (5180 posts) -

The OP's name and dude dude romance has given me a brilliant idea: someone should make a visual novel based on 1st and 2nd Samuel in the Bible.

#6 Posted by Animasta (14633 posts) -

then I don't really know D: I mean, if you wanted lesbian stuff I could hook you up (because it's definitely more about romance than yaoi is) but I don't really know any good cuddly gay stuff. besides the aforementioned don't take it seriously

#7 Edited by Celegus (82 posts) -

I haven't read them, but my wife really enjoyed the Junjo Romantica manga/anime series. It's not graphic or explicit; more just telling interesting believable stories that happen to involve dudes that are into other dudes. From what she said about it, it sounds right up your alley.

#8 Posted by notdavid (815 posts) -

Just saw this in this week's Worth Reading. I threw money at them without even looking at the pitch video.

Now that I think about it, wasn't the developer on this thread earlier? I think he deleted his post, but I recall someone posting a link to the demo.

#9 Posted by believer258 (11563 posts) -

@BoG said:

The OP's name and dude dude romance has given me a brilliant idea: someone should make a visual novel based on 1st and 2nd Samuel in the Bible.

CONTROVERSY!

I'll just have some popcorn.

#10 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4673 posts) -

@notdavid said:

Just saw this in this week's Worth Reading. I threw money at them without even looking at the pitch video.

Now that I think about it, wasn't the developer on this thread earlier? I think he deleted his post, but I recall someone posting a link to the demo.

Don't like the art but i'd play that. Hopefully it will have a quality story.

#11 Posted by TheHumanDove (2499 posts) -

@BoG said:

The OP's name and dude dude romance has given me a brilliant idea: someone should make a visual novel based on 1st and 2nd Samuel in the Bible.

neat

#12 Edited by Klei (1768 posts) -

Oh man the flashbacks that i'm getting. If only Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix had been available in my area as a youngster, I would have loved to dive into this game. I remember it has one of the first game to introduce a playable lesbian couple. I loved the first game and couldn't wait to get my hands on the second one. Unfortunately, it never happened.

#13 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

The Northstar from DC comics came out of the closet this year.

#14 Edited by psylah (2161 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

The Northstar from DC comics came out of the closet this year.

Northstar has been out for a while, the Green Lantern is newly outed.

(Also Northstar was Marvel)

#15 Edited by psylah (2161 posts) -

@notdavid:

Seraphim Spiral (I haven't played it, but I'm pretty sure there's no porn).

#16 Posted by IzzyGraze (849 posts) -

@notdavid said:

I need something cuddlier and with less urine.

This is the best quote ever.

#17 Posted by notdavid (815 posts) -

For real. A lot of the BL stuff coming out of Japan that I was checking out had SO MUCH URINE. I'm fine with characters getting freaky, but Jesus Christ, people. If the other person doesn't want you to pee in their mouth, you should respect their wishes.

#18 Posted by C0V3RT (1336 posts) -

@notdavid said:

If the other person doesn't want you to pee in their mouth, you should respect their wishes.

Pro tip!

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