I’m looking for games that put more emphasis on the narrative than the gameplay/stats/mechanics. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Basically, I’m looking for the exact opposite of Life of a Wizard, which I just discovered is very much not my cup of tea. Even better if the viewpoint character is not a player-insert (though I realize that this is rare). I want it to feel like I’m reading a novel where I dictate what happens to the characters–does this type of story exist?
Divided we fall! It has a cast of characters which you do not create and is set in the third person perspective, and it puts more an emphasis on the story, which is set in the Spanish civil war, I think? But yeah, divided we fall definitely fits what you ask.
Manerkol from Soul Stone Wars. He’s most definitely the villain. I haven’t tried out his route just yet but he looks fun.
There’s Jun/Junko from Samurai of Hyuga. This character’s gender is selected by you. Not everyone likes Jun as he (or she) has abusive traits, but he’s most definitely a villainous character and one that can be romanced in Book 4. He’s a favorite of mine personally.
I believe Heroes Rise has a villainess you can romance. I’m not planning to romance her but I’m told she’s available in a later game.
From the COGs games I’ve played so far, the game Mecha Ace has an RO who fights on the enemy’s side, the game Slammed has a same-sex RO (tied to MC’s gender) who is a rival wrestler who, in some ways, you may consider your advesary and (a tad cheating here) the series Heroes Rise has the antagonist in Book 1 become your ally and potential RO in Book 3.
Beyond that, I cannot recall for HGs or recent COGs, so I’ll leave it to the discretion of others, unless something crosses my mind.
Okay first off if there is already a thread for this can one of the mods take it down. Secondly I have come across multiple instances of people asking for game recommendations in the “What’s That Game” thread. So as to try and avoid future instances of that I have created this thread. Now on to the games I recommend people try.
Keeper of Day and Night. Books 1 and 2
The Great Tournament. Books 1 and 2
And last but not least Mecha Ace