Well, tbh i'd like it if it was simply like your first game : o
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You know, I'd like to give you a BIG kudos for being so dilligent at keeping us up to date with your game development. This is such a huge problem with so many game makers - making this a breeze of fresh air! Thank you for taking the time to write updates and for being such a loveable developer ^^
The characters are perfectly likeable and they do have interesting and distinguishable personas. The spites are nice and simple, yet attractive. The setting of a fantasy-sort-of realm is always my favorite. The story is intriguing - but unfortunately is awfully hard to get into because of the mediocre grammar. I REALLY want to like this game, but it's just such a drag to 'overlook' bad grammar. I did try this game before but I had to stop out of frustration. Now with the new version, I was hoping it all would be fixed, but unfortunely I can't tell much of a difference from the foregoing. :(
If you need help with grammar, I wouldn't mind helping you out. Or perhaps this issue is simply that the mac version hasn't been updated to the new version?
Instead of just starting the game, you can right-click on the file and choose "Open Package". Then you locate a directory called "MacOS" with a unix exec file inside, with the same name as the game. Open that with the terminal and the game should work fine : o
"You said the intro was buggy, please help me out by letting me know what happened!"
Well, everytime i got to the point where i could change the appearance of the MC, the game simply crashed if i changed anything on her. The game only seemed to work as intended when i force-played the game through the terminal on my mac.
"The client matching game is permanent and ..."
Well, the sparkles certainly was horrible to match. But any pattern except for the stripes is hard when you own practically all colors, because many of them seem so alike. Ex. if a dress is skin-colored and its pattern is another (very similar) skin-colored tone, it's pretty hard to figure out which ones to choose. But i'm not telling you to remove the minigame. I don't mind the money system, if the minigame doesn't get too hard to get through. :/
"But Dimitri is available too"
Yes, but Dimitri only has 6 chapters... D; Not nearly as much as Neil. You've met Dimitri, but you barely know him, while as a reader you've already been through a lot with Neil. There's simply not enough content on Dimitri for me to even consider him being my favorite. :x
1. What is your gender and age?
I'm 21 years old, female.
2. Where did you find out about Tailor Tales?
I randomly stumbled upon it on itch.io.
3. Is the art style appealing to you, or did it take some convincing?
Absolutely. Some of the characters are quite stunning (James and Aiden). The only character i have a problem with looks-wise is Sam. His piercing looks like a huge mole on his brow, and it's really bothering me. Another thing that's really been bothering me is Dimitris pose - it looks so unnatural and weird - who would ever stand like that, like, always? Looks a bit hurtful, to be honest D: Although the rest of him is perfectly fine!
4. Which (available) character is your favourite?
Obviously it's hard to choose a character, since the only character we've had a chance to get to know is Neil. But i certainly like Neil's route - It even made me stay up til late at night because i just couldn't put the game away. Your writing is quite brilliant and i'm looking very much forward to the full game!
5. What’s your favourite scene?
I quite like most scenes in Neils route, except for the "You tricked me" part, because quite frankly it was way to obvious he was trying to ask her out on a date and surprise her.
6. What’s your favourite CG?
I'm gonna have to skip this one, because i have no idea xD
7. Which character would you like to be available next?
James or Aiden!
8. How many fierce points and how many kind points did you get at the end of each route?
I got mostly fierce points since the options were closer to how i'd react myself, although i wish there was a way to save in the middle of scenes, so i wouldn't have to start the scene all over again, if i wasn't satisfied with the outcome.
On that note - why in the world is the intro scene non-skipable? I had to watch the intro 5 times before even getting to play the game, because the start up was a bit buggy!
9. How much tailoring experience and gold did you end up having at the end?
I honestly can't remember, although since the minigame is quite repetitive, i'd rather getting coins was even faster.
10. Was it difficult getting gold to purchase the chapters, or was it easy?
It wasn't that bad. I mean, it wasn't difficult, atleast not in the beginning. Then i bought different clothing parts to create cool outfits, but boy do i wish i hadn't done that. It became practically impossible to tell which colors and parts was chosen, and it took ages before i could continue with the story (which really was the only part i was interested in towards the end)
11. Was it difficult re-creating garments that were important clients? I.e. the masquerade dress, Angela’s dress, or the opera dress.
No, not a all, but i had to go back and forth between the client picture and the shop to get the right parts - that was quite annoying. I wish you could save the picture in-game like a sticky or just click on the parts you need on the picture, and it'd take you to the shop. That'd make things a lot easier.
12. Favourite aspect of the game?
Obviously the visual novel part. The story is very interesting and the minigame was fun in the beginning, but then the minigame became something you had to deal with (annoyingly) before you could continue with the story.
I wish you could choose designs yourself. I understand it'd be a drag to fit it with CGs, but i thought the dress for the masquerade was something you had to make yourself, so i went out of my way to earn extra money, get cool parts and make something i was quite happy with. And then it was all for nothing and i was stuck with a ton of things that made the game a 100 times harder.
It just feels like the minigame is there for no apparent reason, but i assume that's simply because the game is still in it's early stages?
13. What do you think of Joselina, the MC?
I really like her - especially the fierce side. She reminds me of myself sometime meaning that she's relateable, and that's always a positive trait.
All-in-all, i don't have many complaints. I've got a collection for all (or most) upcoming otome games, but this game made a special collection i've got, for the games i look forward to the most. As i've already said, i wouldn't mind even paying a bit for the full game. It's certainly worth it.
I feel like i've seen the name (Tailor Tales) before, although this was when i was into playing around with RPG maker way back in the days. Is there a connection, or do i just have a poor memory? :P
Omg, i would gladly pay a bit for smut scenes. I've been desperately waiting for something to happen between Neil and the MC - i feel like it's a good thing to hold it off until later in his route, but not having anything happen at all later in his route just seems wrong.
Omg you're a genius! I've played everything you have on Itch and it's amazing. I normally hate a high school slice of life sort of setting (i'm more of a fantasy kind'a gal), and the anger management thing put me off for quite a while, but after playing the other two games, i just had to try it. And boy do i wish this was longer! I felt almost cheated by the length - like why would you end something so good at such an awful time?!
Anyhow play this guys. And everything else from Yoshibb. You won't regret it!
You're very welcome. Thank you for making something so brilliant. I'm looking forward to your future releases.
I believe my favorite part was when they greeted him as Ron, and i simply had to go along with it. That was priceless xD
This... I... I have no words for it. I literally just finished playing.. and I loved every inch of it. I feel like i've been playing for months, when it's only been a few hours. I've been emotionally involved with both main characters - laughed, smiled, felt disgust - hell, almost cried. I haven't got much else to say than It's a small price to pay for something so great.