Nothing short of amazing, I never expected such immersive story telling from a english visual novel. It's all so sublimely professional.
An intelligent story and an equally intelligent presentation of it. I was reeled in right from the beginning with probably the best introduction I've ever read. Alison is so bright and witty, she was instantly likeable. Starting not from the beginning, but from the middle like journalists often do. I liked that.
Her little quips and narrations throughout were a really nice touch. Of course the story so far is all in the past and her ominous musings are based on information we don't have yet so it kept me on my toes, in anticipation of something supernatural to occur. I loved the little character break down and their zodiac animal definition after each new character was introduced! It's the sort of thing I expect in movies. Kind of dramatic, and in the best sense of the word.
The attention to detail was astounding, you thought about everything right down to to the shutter of the fan in the menu, the stamp-like saving sound effect when I'm saving in a slot and the slight VHS static when fast forwarding to the next choice.
All those little noises when a character is dumbfounded or angry really reminds me of asian dramas. The voice acting is perfect too, gosh it would sound fantastic if it was fully voiced but I understand it would be quite a task. This is a very minor quip because I fell in love with the actor's voices so I wanted to hear more. Regardless the soundbites are doing their job brilliantly!
Miss Teller is my favourite character so far, I can't wait see more from her.
The soundtrack and backgrounds is simply gorgeous, major props to the composer. It gives it a real cinematic feel. The backgrounds are beauitfully drawn too especially during the founder's day show, it was truly captivating.
I can see this becoming very popular! The premise is certainly unique and the quality is top notch.