The visu­al nov­el genre con­stant­ly walks a very fine line of focus­ing on sto­ry and game­play. Right­ly, since the genre is most­ly about telling a good sto­ry, some of them make that the focus in games like 9 Hours 9 Per­sons 9 Doors. On the oth­er side of things, oth­er titles like Dan­gan­ron­pa: Trig­ger Hap­py Hav­oc, put forth some inter­est­ing game­play mechan­ics to pair with the sto­ry. Corpse Par­ty: Blood Dri­ve goes straight down the mid­dle of that road by attempt­ing to imple­ment sur­vival hor­ror mechan­ics into its com­pelling story.


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