Was kind of scrolling itch.io for new visual novels last year and ended up playing this. It was still in its earlier stages at that point, and I remember being left with an overwhelmingly positive impression.
Being the person I am, I ended up forgetting all about this game up until months later and figured I'd give it a go and see how much changed.... Going to be honest I've had trouble scraping this game out of my mind since. I'm also writing this review because I just have to thank you for what an experience this was lol.
My favorite thing to praise in games is characters, something I feel that a lot of other media that has amazing potential falls flat on. Here it was genuinely the best quality. Not one character felt underdeveloped, or kind of just there. I loved the writing, I loved the amount of detail put into every scene, I loved how I never really got bored or wanted to put the game down. Cove especially contributed to this. I love that boy so much. GBpatch you are godly for creating him.
At the time I was dealing with a lot in real life, I had mainly been coming back to visual novels because they allow me, and I'm sure most other people, an escape and a distraction. Somehow this game placed me in an ideal world, let me be a part of it and also gave me the opportunity to confront what I was escaping from.
Keep up the amazing work and the best of luck to any future projects, this was unlike anything I've played and I'd love to see more of it :'')