This is somewhat off topic, but i wasted about two hours yesterday when searching a fix for the problem of stretched visuals often encountered in full screen mode
(while trying to comfortably run Katakawa Shoujo). As far as i know, point 3) is never mentioned among possible solutions on the internet, probably because its super dumb. I solved it by chance.
It should work for Windows users (confirmed for 7 x64 and 8.1), and also be quite universal (tested with two other titles):
Has this ever happened to you?
"Damn, i really want to play xxx in fullscreen mode"
"That tiny ass window makes it a pain to read text"
"This is bullshit, UHDs are a thing now. What am i, a farmer?"
"Why the duck visuals are so stretched?!"
Fortunately, there're some things you can do to fix to all of those (except the last one):
1) Some VNs (mainly Fuwa releases) use "F" exclusively to switch to full screen, instead of usual combination (yeah it's dumb, but given how often i've seen "WHY ALT + ENTER ISN'T DOING ANYTHING?!", i think it's worth mentioning)
2) When in fs mode, if visuals are stretched (only part of the whole thing is visible), the first thing to do is to update your GPU drivers, and then force it manually to "maintain aspect ratio" when scaling (its easily googleable how to do that for AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel cards)
3) If that didn't help, find the game executable file (it has to be the one that you're using to actually start it) and do the following:
Right click -> Properties -> Compatibility -> toggle on "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings"
As for favorite vn, it would probably be Fate/stay night, even considering some serious writing issues (mainly in "Heaven's Feel", which development was apparently rushed). At some point maybe i'll write more about why.
I also very much enjoyed Umineko.
...btw, i know i'm not blowing anyone's mind with those two. They're as acclaimed and popular as medium can get in the west.
Yu-No is a nice retro VN.
It really is. I also think its impact in the long run was diminished by market expectations at the time.
Love the ability to examine each part of the scene
It's fine, but it feels like the idea behind it was more interesting than the final result.
(more on that here: https://hg101.kontek.net/yuno/yuno.htm
, if anyone's interested)