Before we begin, I'm sorry if this Thread's been here before...

Hi! I'm Vida and I'm currently developing a Visual Novel, a simple YA with a little bit of fantasy spin and branching paths.

It's still experimental and I'm still figuring things out.

However, when I showed the very early draft of the game to one of my friend who (claimed to be) a Visual Novel Games veteran; he told me that the MC should not say anything directly to other character unless prompted too. I mean, even something as simple as answering to greeting and stuff is frowned upon if it's not prompted.

Question is, should I listen to him? I mean sure, my Visual Novel should heavily rely on the player's choices, but should I actually put minimal dialogue in the Main Character?

Let me know what you all think! All feedback is appreciated!