I was promised a refund for an itch.io preorder as well and haven't received it. I'm thinking of starting down the road of a paypal dispute if something doesn't happen soon. They should not have put the game up for pre-order in the first place.
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The steam page that they put up, recently, for Echoes has December 2017 on it.
The thing that bothers me the most though is the ever shrinking content promised for echoes. The kickstarter said 15 to 25 hours. This page, I think, at one time said 15 plus hours and now it's down to 10 plus hours. This page says 24 plus endings and yet the steam page says "two distinct canon endings per character". Maybe there will be numerous short, bad or early, ends as well to get to 24 endings. Also, based on the steam page, there will only be 10 CG's, which will be done by the new artists. This probably means that the mini route/s won't have CGs.
I think the creator mentioned on their tumblr page a few weeks ago that the release date was probably going to be March 2018. I think the note on the itchio page for a release date in December this year is incorrect. Still it will be a fantastic game when it comes out and I'm definitely looking forward to it.
Tried again and I'm still getting the same error message. Perhaps it's due to only having a credit card linked to my paypal account? Maybe your paypal account can't process credit card purchases? I'm stumped at this point as it's the first time this has happened. All my other paypal purchases here and through steam and other vendors are working fine.
Hi, I've been trying to pay for your file at the $3.00 USD or more and I keep getting an error. The error is "Failed to create PayPal transaction, please try again later." I've tried a number of times and that error keeps happening.
I've never had a problem purchasing through the paypal portal on itch.io before. I just tried a payment with another game on itch.io and it went through without any problems. Not sure what's going on as it doesn't seem to be an error at my end.
1. What is your gender and age?
I'm female and 45 years old.
2. Where did you find out about Tailor Tales?
Through browsing itch.io for visual novels and otome games. I actually played some of the earlier betas but this is the first time I've given feedback. I also follow games through the lemma soft forums.
3. Is the art style appealing to you, or did it take some convincing?
I really liked the art style, straight away. I'm glad it's not too anime and I really like being able to change the appearance of the MC, although I wish there were more short hair options.
4. Which (available) character is your favourite?
I've really enjoyed Neil's route as it has developed through the various beta's but I think Dimitri's route has just nudged ahead as a favourite.
5. What’s your favourite scene?
The heavy make out session with Neil on the counter in the shop. Wow, that guy can kiss! You write smut well and I hope you seriously consider writing in some optional sex scenes.
6. What’s your favourite CG?
It's a tie for Dimitri with the cat and Neil and the MC's derpy selfie. On that note the MC's skin, hair and eye colour are now showing up correctly in the CGs featuring her.
7. Which character would you like to be available next?
I used to think that I wanted James next but your little snippets of information about some of the characters has put me firmly into the Aiden camp for the next, available route.
8. How many fierce points and how many kind points did you get at the end of each route?
Neil - 31 fierce points and 2 kind points.(I couldn't help myself but be argumentative and aggressive with Neil and it was fun having these options available. Also I was amused that while the MC was thinking that she regretted being unkind to Neil during the ball, all I could think was 'hell no!' and 'I regret nothing'.) Dimitri - 9 fierce points and 0 kind points (He's just too fun to tease!)
9. How much tailoring experience and gold did you end up having at the end?
56270 gold and 6280 experience. I did a lot of designing early while the design requests were simple to build up the gold and exp.
10. Was it difficult getting gold to purchase the chapters, or was it easy?
It was relatively easy, although kind of grindy and boring after a while. Also I didn't buy any new colours and patterns until I absolutely had to, in order to keep the difficulty down which meant the clothes I designed for my MC were rather uninteresting and samey. I'd love more pants options or even a chance to make suits (with trousers).
11. Was it difficult re-creating garments that were important clients?
The masquerade dress was the hardest for me as trying to find the right patterns just by looking at the swatches in store was really difficult. I found that I had to buy some of the patterns and then try them on some clothing to see them correctly. A bit of frustrating trial and error. I did enjoy making the special commissioned pieces though and it was wonderful to see the masquerade dress after all this time. There was an error in the dialogue with Angela about her dress though. Angela's dress is a goldy/yellow colour but it's referred to as being red.
12. Favourite aspect of the game?
The romance! Also, I really enjoyed all the story parts about running a small business and interacting with Sarah. She's a great character.
13. What do you think of Joselina, the MC?
I liked her a lot. It was a breath of fresh air to play an adult character who was also a creative, career woman. I liked that she could be bold and decisive and wasn't shy and blushing all the time as so many female MC's are.
My only disappointment was when she seemed embarrassed about being a tomboy, I wish there had been an option to be happy about not conforming to gender stereotypes.
When selecting a story to play for Hikaru, I can select Book 2 (it's highlighted in blue) but then it takes me to choices from Day 1 to Day 10 that are all grayed out (not selectable) and it won't let me play on from there. I've downloaded and extracted the files twice in case of a corrupt download but the problem still persists. My OS is 64 bit win 10 home edition.
When you download from the premium download button you just get a txt file called RockRobin_PremiumCode.txt. When you read that file you'll find a code. Make sure the game is updated (the game file is separate to the premium code file btw) and when in the game press the F1 key and the cheat menu will pop up. This is where you enter the code from the txt file.
I just read a developer comment on the mdsoa steam page that the writing for Echoes hasn't started yet. This page asking for pre-orders specifically says, "Coming in Summer 2017." How can the game be released this season then?
Thank you for the response. I take it that the change in release date policy is very new as the 'mystic destinies echoes' pre- order says that game will be released in Summer 2017?
I read your statement on tumblr about the move to releasing on itch.io first and I wish I had known that was going to happen a month ago when I purchased Shou's full route here. At that time Shinji's epilogue and Takumi's route and epilogue where not available for purchase on itch.io and because I enjoyed Shou's route so much and wanted to play all the released routes I decided to purchase on Steam where all the released routes where available at that time. I really can't afford to duplicate all those purchases on itch.io at this time and without any idea when Hikaru's route (the one I'm most interested in) will be released I will not be pre-ordering them here for now. I think I'll take 'a wait and see' attitude at this point until your company settles into less confused and more professional business practices.
I sincerely wish Aeon Dream Studios a successful future in game development and beyond. I have really enjoyed the games you have produced and it is wonderful to experience english visual novels with mature themes and content catering to a primarily female audience.
I'm confused about this listing for Hikaru's route. There is a preorder button but no timeframe listed for the release. Will it be released this month, next month or next year? I can also see that it's now going to be in two parts. There is a link for a Book 2 possible preorder on the Book 1 page but nothing on the linked page. After the 2 parts are released will there be a separate epilogue like with the previous routes or will Book 2 Reflections contain an epilogue?
Also will the steam release or news about the steam release be happening, as well, at some point?