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There are enough games in both genres to prove a distinction, and more experienced fans are already careful to separate them anyway.

What catches my attention is how people separate visual novels from other genres.

They define these games through a very narrow set of conventions, like those Patrick Galbraith uses in this Game Studies article: Backgrounds are static and change when [the protagonist] changes locations; they are often recycled.

If it feels like you're playing an RPG, trying to keep track of everyone's feelings about you and giving out presents, that's a Dating Sim.In any discussion of visual novels, there’s a good chance that the same misconceptions are going to emerge.One of the more obvious examples is conflating visual novels with dating sims, although I’m not too concerned about that one.In Japanese terminology, a distinction is often made between visual novels (abbreviated NVL, derived from visual No Ve L), which consist predominantly of narration and have very few interactive elements, and adventure games (abbreviated AVG, or ADV derived from ADVenture), a form of adventure game which may incorporate problem-solving and other types of gameplay.This distinction is normally lost outside Japan, where both NVLs and ADVs are commonly referred to as "visual novels" by international fans.