I'd say so. And yeah. I mean, you can set them to auto-scroll, but for the most part it's just clicking.So they're good enough for first time players of VNs?
Is the gameplay just clicking? (sorry, really new to all this lol).
Depending on the VN they tend to have choices you make along the way or various other mechanics. Steins;Gate in particular has one where sending text messages at key points can affect which ending you see.