After receiving a surprising amount of votes on the poll I did the other day to test which one of the big four has been, after all, the most desired visual novel in the west (or at least my twitter followers) I got an urge to try out more titles to see how the community sees them, which made me recall the exciting gamefaqs “Best Game of All Time” tournament.
I picked 52 most highly regarded titles that I could think of (mostly with the help of erogamescape) that have yet to receive a translation. Anyway, I wouldn’t mind translating most of these games, so show me which ones would you’d rather want me to push for (your vote might count for more than you think).
*Note: Type-Moon games seem to be incredibly popular in the west, so I felt it wouldn’t be fair to have Mahoyo and Fate/Extra CCC trample over everything in the tournament, and instead seeded them to an extra match where they’ll have a final bout against the winner of lesser known VNs (bracket update pending).
Excel file of the bracket for those who want to fill their own predictions: Bracket
The rules are simple: first we weed out some of the titles in group selection (kinda like football) where the two highest voted titles from the group shall go to the tournament bracket (I used bold font for the games that I would’ve voted for myself), and then we have 1×1 battles until we see which visual novel is, after all, the most desired in the west.
*I added the four biggest titles (Baldr Sky, Dies Irae, Muramasa, and White Album 2) directly to the bracket as seeded games, so they don’t tear the lesser guys apart right from the get-go.