Yandere Simulator: Visual Novel is, as its name suggests, a visual novel based on Yandere Simulator - the most popular Japanese social networking simulator. The game can be downloaded for free.
What is Yandere Simulator: Visual Novel?
Before we start, what is a visual novel? It’s a graphic novel that you interact with, changing small elements of how the tale plays out. Your interaction is minimal: you read the story and make a few choices here and there that tend to just reveal characters’ pasts and motivations. It's like the classic "Choose Your Own Adventure" books... only you have even less impact on the story.
And the visual? Well you get to see the characters, the world, and the action – basically like a comic.
Yandere Simulator: Visual Novel is a fan-game. Which is to say that it is a game created by fans for fans in order fill time while they wait for the actual Yandere Simulator game to be updated.
Notice me Senpai
The novelty of Yandere Simulator: Visual Novel is that you take control of the famous Senpai. You are no longer playing the yearning, young Yandere, but the idolized Senpai – the focus of her affection – as she fights for your love and attention.
The plot is very simple: you live as Senpai. And, as you may have guessed, this makes you a very popular boy at school with many friends following you around. Slowly though, your entourage begins to disappear. But what is happening? And how? And why is Yandere always lurking in the background...
Your interaction with story is minimal. You make a few decisions here and there – but none of them really matter, you always seem to end up with your Yandere.
We want more novel!
We were surprised to find this fan game was actually pretty good, and we enjoyed living the events of Yandere Simulator from the point of view of Senpai. Hopefully the visual novel is updated more regularly than the original game!