It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Today, we’re looking back at the best adventure, visual novel and FMV games of 2019. Voted on by our editors, these were the best games that existed with the genre of predominantly narrative-focused experiences.
Let’s start with some honorable mentions, followed by our two runners-up, and of course, our overall winner for 2019.
Best Adventure & Visual Novel Games of 2019
Honorable Mention: Muv-Luv: Photonflowers
News Editor Giuseppe Nelva: If I had my way, Muv-Luv: Photonflowers would be at the top of the list, but I can’t fault my colleagues. This is a fan disk, and by its very nature, only those who have played Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative can understand its true value.
It isn’t just because being unfamiliar with the original characters, setting, and stories, pretty much prevents you from understanding a lot of what’s going on in Photonflowers, but especially its parts set in the Alternative universe won’t have the same impact.
Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative will make you fall in love with the characters portrayed. You will laugh with them and cry for them. Alternative will then move on to break your heart with a savagery that has no equals.
If you have gone through that, Muv-Luv: Photonflowers is no less ruthless in taking your feelings and shattering them, but it does so in a more subtle, delicate way. It’s extremely painful, but with a gentle undertone of hope and tenderness.
If you’re interested in it, play Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative first, then delve into Photonflowers. They will open the gate to a sci-fi world that deserves to be fully explored.