I guess that (or 18+ games) is what play_on_my_words was referring to, especially when considering the comment "the only person you really have to worry about is the main character".micahcowan wrote:I'm not really into "visual novel" types of games myself (even just for language learning), but I imagine the classic Japanese dating sim probably qualifies?
Most visual novels that are not in those genres get their value from the plot and story (they're novels!), and I can't see how focusing on the main character would help at all if you're not understanding those elements. I can't imagine they'd be much fun for beginners. ._.
In general if you're not confident that you can handle the majority of text in a game, I guess you should be looking for something that doesn't require comprehension to be enjoyable.