Please do not read if you haven't played or watched a play through of the game.
This is actually a really well made game; it is one of the smoothest rpg games I've ever played in terms of the mechanics. The music did a really great job setting the mood, though the heavy metal during the 'fight' scenes kind of broke it for me. I swear I heard a song from Ib while in Easter's room (it could have been from Mad Father), and a scream from Misao. The following parts are really unique as well. Once you figure out what to listen for it isn't too bad.
I didn't die my first time through, so I didn't see the code. The other times I played I wasn't able to get everything so I watched FluxRaven's video on this.
I have a couple questions about the story though:
Without getting the secret endings the story doesn't make too much sense, which is a good insentive to try and get them. From what I pieced together, Easter and Nester were in abusive home. Before Nester, Easter's father would take his anger out on him, which I'm guessing included rape. Once Nester was born and was old enough the father started to go after him. (I'm not quite sure what happaned to the mom, I think I might have missed something). It seemed that Easter was generally a nice brother, or that's what he remembered, so it doesn't make sense for him to tease Nester into stealing. If he was actually the jackass he is then it would make sense, both for pressuring him into going into the arcade and for his father to rape him. Though from both point of views, it doesn't make sense for Easter to just walk out on Nester (that is if that actually happen, rather than it being a memory Easter just mustered up to make himself feel better).
The 'normal' ending you get is just something that happened in Easter's mind. Easter was the one to physically impare his friends, rather than Nester. At some point they came to a mental institution, all of them.
How did they all end up in the hospital? I can understand Nester and Easter, as well as Olie (I think it was her dad that killed the brother's father). But the the other two don't make sense, unless I'm totally missing something.
Is it possible that Easter actually sexually abused Nester as well? In his dream he depicts Nester acting like his father, so it could just be his memories of his father sexually abusing him. But it also shows that Nester hurt the friends, instead of Easter, so if he is changing who did all these horrible things, does that mean at some point Easter sexually abused his brother?
There's something obviously wrong with Easter mentally. There seems to be to of him: the innocent one you see in the 'normal' ending, and the true one you see in the secret endings. Could Easter possibly have Split Personality Disorder? His innocent side is the one trying to cope with what he's done, while the true Easter is the monster he created. In the end, when he chokes Nester to death, it could have been true Easter who killed him, and innocent Easter that begged to stay with him. (Of course, if Easter had really strong anger issues, that would be the cause of all his mood swings).
Welp this is pretty long... I'm sorry if most of this is nonsense, or pretty clear and I just can't see it. Thank you for reading this, and thank you for creating such a well made game! If you guys have some other games coming out, I'm definetly going to play them :))))))