1. Did you enjoy it overall?
Yes, definitely! Certainly an interesting world, even if it took a bit to get the hang of some of the terminology. I mean I know it's not quite the focus of the story at large but I'm curious how winners are decided in the arena, what a "round" consists of, etc.
2. What was your favorite part?
This is going to be a weird thing but I liked having the timed decisionmaking in the arena matches! Usually visual novels are very veeeery light on the mechanics sort of stuff and even if it's just a small thing, the quick thinking aspect of the timed decisions gives the fight scenes a quicker pace and more of a narrative permanence, even if you can technically save before/during (which is fine, obviously)
3. There are a lot of comedic moments, but was the drama included in a way that was able to put the comedy aside, or did it just seem an odd jump from comedy?
I thought it worked pretty well! In fact I thought the drama was definitely the focus moreso than the comedy, whereas the comedy was more a moment of levity.
also i seriously cracked up at the scene with Lilie following Santana... "NOW HE'S STEALING WATER!" |D also great to see her doing something so... well, silly! Since she's usually playing the straight man. somebody's got a grudge~
4. Who is your favorite character?
I like Siegfried but sickly tall boys with glasses are my bias, soo... I also really like his and Natalia's relationship, and how they're kind of a more serious version of the protags in their dynamic. I want to see how Siegfried's optimism that humans and reavers can just talk out their differences gets tested when faced with the real sociopolitical upheaval that this rebellion likely entails, and how that'll compare to Aldrich's general eternal optimism (or breaking thereof - idk how dark this is going!)
5. Who did you start to romance? Did you find it difficult romancing the person you wanted?
I just kinda played through the game but I ended up, I assume, beginning to romance Natalia, which is a-ok with me! I like the idea of a romantic relationship between a non-point of view character being the one the game focuses on, though, so once it's complete I might get Aldrich and Leslie hooked up in a subsequent playthrough.