As I said its about the characters not how they look. It could have been just a text story and I still would have enjoyed it exactly the same.
I think that speaks wonders for your story writing skills.
As for the "you should feel that you’re living a story, putting yourself literally in the shoes of the MC… not simply “playing a game”"
SPOILERS DO NOT READ FURTHER TILL YOU PLAYED THE GAME/ALL ENDINGS!!!
For this part I would say the main part was where I had to choose between reiko and the science club and since irl i am my chess teams leader I felt that I could live myself into it via picturing chess vs one of my best friends etc.
And that really gave me like the feeling of just the great way of how a visual novel should be giving you some feel for the characters. And thats nice!
My sentences probably dont make much sense heh. Not because I cant structure my sentences or anything its just I enjoy being unpredictable with my speech.
RIGHT !? .... right? ... T-T crying intensifies..
Moving on from my rather eccentric ways.
All in all I enjoyed it(Its probably obvious but meh why not say it again?)
And if you wanna talk about rather anything im open to chat on multiple social media all though it might take me a lil bit to get to them or it'll be really fast reply or slow considering I'm not much on social xP