View RSS Feed

Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels

Match the VN - Depressing Edition

Rate this Entry
You know, I recently went back over some of the plots of my favorite visual novels and, uh, with a lot of them if you think about the situation too much it starts getting really depressing.

So for "fun" I felt like summing up their situations in a sentence or two and decided to make a little game: match the VN to the horribly depressing situation! Naturally some of these are pretty big spoilers so I've put the list of represented VNs in a spoiler tag at the bottom. You shouldn't be able to decisively deduce any matches from the description alone, but process of elimination might end up doing it if you know your VNs well enough.

As I mentioned, these are all from VNs I hold dear, so even if the situations are horrifying, they are generally handled very well. If a good handling of any of these concepts interests you, feel free to drop me a PM and I'll spoil you what VN it's from =P

  1. "You manage to barely keep yourself together even with all your hopes and dreams and even your gender identity in shambles. When it then turns out you're the product of an incestuous rape and everything you built your identity on is crushed, that switch to just up and end it all suddenly sounds really tempting."
  2. "In trying to keep up the fragile happiness you share with your childhood friend, you build up an intricate web of lies to conceal the fact that would make it all break apart. The more you keep it up, the more you hate yourself for doing it partly for your own sake instead of your friend's."
  3. "No matter what you do, someone you care for will be erased. Time to create an endless time loop for the short two days where everything is bright and happy. You end up breaking under the endless repetition only you are aware of pretty quickly."
  4. "As soon as the sexually abused minor works up the courage to talk back, her abuser kills her and successfully manages to get rid of all the evidence."
  5. "In order to rescue your abused friend you murder her abusive guardian. It makes things so much worse."
  6. "When the fuse blows, everyone panicks and you have to aimlessly kill people in order to stay alive yourself. But hey you get a round of applause every time you do it."
  7. "After going through hell on earth you learn that you are one of the people who gleefully causes that very hell on the entire world and you are in this place because the good guys are trying to wipe your memories to get your psyche back in order."
  8. "Turns out that even though you're a capable leader, your idealistic and progressive agenda is simply incompatible with the trout situation of current society, and all you've built up to improve things was for naught."
  9. "Just when things were going fine, your spouse and child die of illness."
  10. "Suddenly it's time to accept the fact that all your friends are about to die."
  11. "When the one guy who can actually make a change instead decides he's a harem protagonist, is it any surprise at all that the world gets destroyed?"
  12. "Because it's the only way to save the world, you have to betray and throw away everyone you've ever loved and any future that might've lead to your happiness and ultimately have to kill the one you love who you did all of those horrible acts for in the first place, leaving you with absolutely no recompensation for your efforts."
  13. "You spend three years taking care of your lover who's forgotten all about you due to amnesia, constantly thinking about the only thing that can recover their memories - an operation that has a 50% chance of succeeding. When you decide to go through with it, the operation fails."
  14. "Because you were born with mutilated genitals, you are raised as a girl despite being a guy. When puberty hits and it turns out you're a guy, you are abused and exiled for being a 'spawn of the devil'. When after many years you finally want to return and be recognized for who you are, you are executed for it."

List of VNs represented in this list
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Higanbana no Saku Yoru Ni - Dai Ichi Ya
Higurashi When They Cry
Little Busters!
Muv-Luv Unlimited
Rose Guns Days
Swan Song
Symphonic Rain
The House in Fata Morgana
Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~
Umineko When They Cry

Updated 01-19-2017 at 02:35 AM by Karifean

Miscellaneous , Video Games


  1. Pumpkin's Avatar
    This is hard and I've played 4 of them xD

    Updated 01-19-2017 at 11:49 AM by Karifean
  2. Fynn's Avatar
    Pretty sure Danganronpa 2 is (SPOILER)7. Probably 6 as well, though that's vague
    Updated 01-19-2017 at 11:49 AM by Karifean
  3. Karifean's Avatar
    None of the VNs on the list are on there twice, it's 14 descriptions and 14 VNs.

    I took the liberty of putting your answers in spoiler tags, hope you don't mind.
  4. Fynn's Avatar
    I never realized you could do that!

    And hey! I got one!
  5. Karifean's Avatar
    Congrats ^^ Now play and match the rest xD
  6. Fynn's Avatar
    I will play aty least two. And I've watched the Steins'Gate anime! Does that count?
  7. Karifean's Avatar
    It's a good start, yes. And well it's a good adaptation but you won't recognize the scene I'm referencing with just the S;G anime under your belt =P
  8. Pumpkin's Avatar
    Sorry I forgot to spoiler it :x
  9. Pumpkin's Avatar
    Oh wait is (SPOILER)#7 Root Double, maybe?

    More guesses:
    #13 Tomoyo After
    #1 Umineko?
  10. Ultima Shadow's Avatar
    I thiiiiiink I got all of the ones I've actually played right at least. xD


    1: Umineko
    3: Stein's Gate
    4: Higanbana no Saku Yoru Ni - Dai Ichi Ya (only read your entry on this one...)
    5: Higurashi
    6: Rose Guns Days (only a guess)
    7: Danganronpa 2
    9: Clannad
    10: Little Busters
    11: Muv-Luv Unlimited (only a guess)
    13: Tomoyo After
  11. Karifean's Avatar
    Well that's probably the best result anyone on EoFF's gonna get for a while =P

    Though I've already thought of a bunch of new candidates so that list's probably gonna get remade at some point ^^