Enjoyable and creative! The ending could've been more satisfying... and I would've liked music, so I gave four stars for silence. :^) (I tried to rate without music or graphics, but it wouldn't let me.) The background is pretty, and suits the VN so no complaints here.
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1. Did believing you could play this only once impact how you made decisions?
Not really. Usually when I play any kind of interactive fiction, I am playing for the most optimistic ending. If I get the happiest ending, usually, I don't feel any urge to replay it. I just like being happy. ^^;; So since thisVN was tinged with a bit of sadness, I tried my best. No regrets!
2. What do SAL and Ash look like in your mind? Did you mentally assign a gender to either or both characters?
SAL didn't have a gender in my mind. I imagined the robot as a computer with a keyboard... it took me a second to realize that Ash was talking out loud (when he was replying in seconds) but all in all I thought of was a computer with Ash typing into it. I did imagine Ash as a boy, though.
3. What choices did you make? How did your game end?
I chose logical responses and didn't sugarcoat anything. So I started outright with "we need to talk." At the end, I choose for SAL to be unsure of where their relationship would end. I guess I figured, SAL is making logical assessments, but emotions, while sometimes logical, aren't generally linear (like there's no A+B=C) so it ended with SAL and Ash still together while SAL pondered their future.
4. What did you like and dislike about this game?
I liked the music a lot. There wasn't anything I really disliked.
5. How did this game make you feel?
Bittersweet! ^^;; But that's because I'm an optimistic person and love romance a lot. Actually though, the more I think about SAL (actually, the more I wrote answer 7) the more sweet I feel about it. I liked it a lot.
6. Do you want to see these characters again? What would you want to see in a follow-up?
Hm... I don't really have any ideas for that... I guess I would like to see how other react, especially if SAL is not the only robot of their kind.
7. What predictions do you have for SAL and Ash's relationship? Where do you see it going?
Ash... I feel like it's possible that they'd have a future. Because even if SAL can't "love" Ash, its clear that at the very least, SAL is concerned or cares about Ash--otherwise, I think collecting data would take priority over Ash's feelings. Additionally, SAL cared about disappointing Ash and didn't want to hurt Ash's feelings... so I believe SAL cares about Ash and that that would be enough. It helps that SAL didn't reject Ash immediately as well... I feel like caring about a person can be enough if the other person is satisfied, which Ash does seem to be.
8. Any other things you want to mention?
This was great! I'm glad I played it.
This game is super enjoyable and great re-play value. I love obtaining the outfits as a gallery option.
When I first started, I had a hard time with the Cliques, but I caught on later and managed them fine through the end. I can only wonder, though, how it's possible to get cliques maxed out (have yet to do this, but I've only done two playthroughs.)
Currently obtained Bae and Pran (still working on getting three of Bae's outfits) and so far, Pran is still my favorite. His obstinance for no reason makes it somehow amazing and I can never get tired of his date refusals every time the MC called (and the fact that he then always proceeds to show up later anyway?? Amazing.)
Pran also had some cute moments and since Pran didn't really deny things and always went out with the MC in the end, I felt like Pran really liked the MC (or, okay. Like I was free to interpret it that way since actions speak louder than words! :'^) Or something.)
I think I'm going to hit up Jeremy next and then I'll get to the "leftovers" (LOLLL BY THE WAY, I LOVE THE MC'S BIRTHDAY MEETINGS. For the second one in year 2, I was literally Nate. LITERALLY Nate the whole time.) All in all, this game is a blast in a half! I don't want to say too-too much more... I was going to post my reply/feelings on LSF, but here people might see it more, so. :'D
I am so sorry for this late reply! Thank you so much for enjoying the game! Haha, quite a few people did complain that it wasn't accurate enough, so I appreciate your comments. Thanks a lot for enjoying the game so thoroughly! Xiumin's route is one of my favorites as well! (And Luhan's is pretty cute, too.)
Thanks for playing! Please look forward to our other releases.
Thank you so much for your reply. Personally, I think Of Ice & Snow is my most personal work so I am really attached to the project and its characters. I'm glad you understand Lalao and the Prince's relationship so well. Thanks so much for playing this game of mine (and for playing Pairs as well!)
Thanks so much for enjoying it! I hope that Ricardo's viewpoint is just as gripping. I don't have many characters like him, so I did enjoy writing his route immensely. (^: I'm also glad you enjoyed the writing and characters! I hope you enjoy future projects just as much!
I'm glad you liked it! And yay, played James first? He's such a cute, haha. I hope you enjoy Dragon's story, too! I would LOVE to correct any errors haha. You can send them to me for now-- email@example.com.
This game is great, quite interesting. As everyone else here, I also thought the character designs were great! I should also mention that I highly enjoyed the music! I wish I'd gotten more backstory, especially with the implications at the society is dying without human sacrifices--
but I think all things considered this was a great entry! Great job completing it, and I love the title. (^:
Awesome! If you can, please re-download since by accident, I messed up one of the codes to get James' bad ending. Haha... orz;;
Anyway, I asked the artist and I'll let you know! I believe it's SAI but I'm not certain.
edit: Shida used SAI. (^:
I was waiting for this to come out! I normally don't do horror at all, but I just loved the concept. (I hope itch. doesn't start recommend horror games to me since I downloaded this! :P)
Anyway, I LOVE the art style. The art was so whimsical that it suited it perfectly. I like the formula and how easy it is to die (you barely need a guide, haha.) It made me think that I could definitely do a game like that. :P I liked that there were three different protagonists.
The music was also excellent!
Now the romance progressed a bit quickly for me but that's understandable though, since NaNo. If I could say anything, I would say that a proofreader would've been a good thing to have. There were quite a few punctuation issues that didn't make the writing bad, but did make the writing less legible. Generally speaking, I think the protagonists were a little too similar to each other and I think the quiz should've been different (only in the sense that some of the options were clearly paired with a protagonist and therefore too linear.)
Good job completing NaNo!
This was a wild ride, very fun! Atsuya's character had more depth than expected. Great job on this game! I loved how shady Shuna's character was, and I felt bad for the
Fake Faceless Fiancé :'^( He was a nice guy.
I laughed a lot! Great job on this!
Wow, thank you so much! We're so glad you commented because we were getting nervous about the lack of feedback! ^^Thank you so much and I'm glad you're enjoying the characters! I have to say, I'm super curious as to who you played as first! ^^ Have fun getting off the endings! I hope you like them and I hope you like Pairs as much as we enjoyed creating it! (^:
The art and music were beautiful, the writing style was fine but... one thing I definitely was not sold on was Chiyo and Kouichirou's father-daughter relationship.
There was a lot of tell-not-show style exposition so the info dumps took me out of the story a bit... I wish the story could've been a bit richer. That said, as soon as Kodokushi came back, the story got a lot better in terms of pacing and writing and it made it seem like the entire VN was just filler because of that.
All in all, good, but could've been a lot better with some more thorough character development.
Ah, wow! Pure gold, hm? (^: I'll definitely continue to make games! And I am doing very well, thank you. (^: My favorite at the time I started this game was Chanyeol-- which is why I gave him such a large role as the guide-- but my favorite route in the game is Chen. (I do love them all, though, I admit.) Thanks for playing!
I'm really glad you enjoyed it. ; w ; I guess I wasn't sure what people would think of it so having another positive reaction has me beaming! ^^ I'm glad it touched you so much because I tried my best to write that kind of human story.
Thank you for all of your complements and thank you for saying it's one of your favorites! Ahh, that sentence alone is going to keep my warm at night. ; w ; Thanks.
Wow, you have no idea how much this means to me... I am honestly really touched. I didn't really know what kind of reaction to expect from this since it's totally different from my first project. To me, since the other one was a fangame, this feels like my first *real* creative work. I can only hope that people enjoy it as much as you did.
This is the first review I've received by the way, and to receive it in this format was really touching. (I also corrected all the typos you found... Thanks for that.)
I will definitely post more original VNs in the future! I can only dream that people will care about my creative works as much as you. Thank you for thinking the story is memorable! I appreciate it! I'm bad at expressing personal feelings, but thanks a lot!
You're welcome! ^^ And congrats for getting Kai's ending! Thank you so much for playing-- the team worked really hard on it and I'm glad people are enjoying it so much. You're welcome, and happy playing! ^^
I'm so sorry that you had issues! Someone else said the same, that they had an issue so I re-reupdated it and it should work fine now. I'm sorry for all the trouble.;;
Thank you, by the way for your earlier comment. I'm glad that you're enjoying it so much. D.O. is a pretty popular route (and it's one of my favorites, too.) I tried my best to make it as playable by as many people as possible, so I'm glad you noticed that it's pretty vanilla in content! I don't know right now if I'll make another game but I am considering it and I have drafted some plans.
I don't mind writing another one, but getting the art is extremely difficult.;; In any case, I don't know what the future holds as far as the Album Otome Series, but we'll see! Thanks for your interest!