First, I found this sublime novel at the Play Store but I can't play it well with my current phone memory capacity at that time. But then, I seek it here and man I couldn't be more pleased in reading all routes and their endings. The thrill of realizing the underhand agreement of their shared existence, the drama, and the romance all are well-placed, accompanied with beautiful CGs (especially the cute chibi ^^). I can't keep the pieces of my broken heart when encountering the Hidden Endings :'(
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I encoutered the same problem with AlphaGodith : there is a bugs making the page responding so late in "Walk Home Alone" choice. And it seems that the Skip option is a bit uncontrolled (it keeps scrolling through unseen narration :') )
Anyhow, the graphic isn't questionable (it's picturesque!), and the story with the twisted circumstances is rather well-written, but I just hope it introduces the environment or the general circumstance of "vampire is very much normal and acceptable in this fiction" in prior ^^;
Big kudos to this game for bringing some deep and relatable social problems (especially regarding school/college life); suprisingly wrapped in those humor with all chickenwing's context, some popular (
if not cliche plot out of movies ) reference, and of course sweet affectionate narration (it doesn't dictate you to end up in love with the guys, but to resolve their own insecurities :') ).
First, I wonder why the first trial is very recommended to play with the default or their wings appearance.... but then I understand (if I started the story with their human face in the first trial, undoubtedly I would call dibs to Atomic at the very first sight and forget the other 13 guys xD ).
Spoilers (and may be a slight "guidance") => (1) I suggest you, fellow player/reader, to take Teriyaki or Smoke0 as the last route you'll play as they have "surprise" at the end of the story :'D . (2) Beware for all who has weak hearts, 'cause in this game you can find :
two Tsunderes, two routes of existensial crisis, three bachelors who breaks the fourth wall and one of them will come to you in UNPLEASANT INTENTION, a moment of silence when you realize the importance of Google Translate, not just one but TWO siblings rivalry, an unexpected confession, AT LEAST three reasonably rejections, a future broken heart preceded with cliche reason of your existence in the campus then accompanied with unimaginable couples married, an abrupt but happy marriage (?), an undercover of profitable genocide, and many laughing stocks here and there.
Hello, I just checked out the demo and although there isn't any distinctive change of narration regarding Jane's positive nor negative response to her sorrounding (which is a bit weird but also impressive for her still kind approach at the latest group session), my curiosity for Roger's route (for the potential plot of completing and healing each others' broken hearts... or worse, deepen their scars :'( ) and Noah's (as I wonder why he choose the group session with what seems like unfamiliar approach); those keep this project to my waiting list ^^
Well, it's always a pleasure as a fellow gamer to help each other's problem regarding the vn ^^
As for the 7th ending, thanks for the guide! But, it seems there is a glitch for some versions, which seems to be the center of the problem (inability to unlock the ending) , and the developers had regarded it well here
I think the Skip Mode need a little improvement, at it seems doesn't work after the first visit to the hospital (or is it intentional?).
The concept of choices as the moment of recalling his memories and with good pace of plot adds the mystery and keeps intrigue the player (at least me) to explore your "organized mess". Keep up the good work :)
A little suggestion to fix the auto-save part, tho; because it doesn't work after 2 first attempt of loading.
Anyhow, Haru with his witty remarks and quirks, has already captured me to wait for this vn final version ^^
Tbh, what really piques the my humor and interest are those three chances to reconsider Shina/the glasses guy for Love Interest and unexpected Yandere Route xD
Oh my.... although the narration use many extranous (if not alien) terms; it gives the precise eloquent feels regarding the realm of the story, but also has a familiar traits to the storytelling about an empire with its politics and secrecy from previous era, and of course its star-crossed lover romance (I have to take a moment of fangirling when notice that "Coalasce" --did I write it right?-- is basically human term for "diplomatic marriage" xD ). This vn will be kept in my waiting list for sure ^^
Its noir style of art and the narration has already intrigued me to its release. The puzzles are also entertaining, although there seems some skipped choices where the scene abruptly left without response from the characters, like when asking the joke from the library keeper (pardon that I forgot her name ^^"), and after returning the mask to the Nue the kistune.
There are so many qualities in this vn that I am almost left speechless. The absence of BGM (even if it's a demo) often bother me, but its flowing narration and the characterization of the cast has been earlier on enraptured me; as they touch delicately the issues of choosing and living your own path away from strict rules (here, by the parents), which I think becoming many problems in young generation (I experience it myself, at least :') ).
As for the topic of the cast, the demo has a good range of introducing the environment and the nature of each characters, and but still leave many vague parts to intrigue the player for the final version. ( SPOILER :
heck, I am so curios about the coffee shop bill/coupon from Gary, Cain's sister figure, John's reason regarding his sudden freakness in the lights-out incident and who-what-why the incident happens, Elliot's reason for cancelling his plasma charity donation but soooo much thanks for the fanservice, Akio's background whether he is also rebelling from his parents like Robin, and of course Ava's history with Robin; all leaves me to overthinking and daydreaming xD ).
(beware slight spoiler, again) A flirt-but-reliable best friend who once a nemesis of our big-heart-can-be-sarcastic protagonist? a happy-go-lucky guy but secretly has a great dedication to medical education who seems be a frenemies to an animal lover who has the series of unfortunate events in his life? a popular-but-somehow-easily-forgotten sport idol? a sweet-but-sleep-deprived workaholic who doesn't get paid enough for encountering a silver-spoon jerk who actually doesn't understand a manner of socializing and can be easily distracted? They are all a bit cliche in otome but somehow it's reborn in new entertaining light in this story, and it is an exquisite touch how each choice affect the detail of narration in Robin's encouter with them again. And don't say I don't notice that the more compatible her action to the Love Interest; the choice bubble just disappear in the Movie scene and subtely tell that Robin has confidence and knows him well enough that she doesn't hesitate to act or not bother to ask the player what she has to do anymore (in Akio's route, spesifically, how amusing she can handle that brat :'v )
The art style is also chosen beautifully, the chibi especially ;) (I don't know if it's intentional or because it's still a work in progress, but the sketch style for the background gives room and focus to the colorful figure of the cast, make them more alive)
However, there are two parts to reconsider : (1) I notice that the message on the phone for Cain's route which appropriately show on "I guess" option precisely keep appears no matter the choice I made before it. (2) It's more likely a personal wariness regarding the first sentence of the synopsis, honestly... I already see the parody and cliche of romcom in this story, but the "cautionary tale" part intrigues me. I don't have enough knowledge about that genre, but what I know is that the story are basically telling three parts of warning; in short, the first act will be about the prohibition or the taboo is stated, then the act of violating the prohibition (Robin breaks loose from her controlling mother and lives in her ideal campus), and the last is the consequence of said rebellion. If this vn really follows that plot... well.... I had achieved the Bad Ending in Akio's Route and it's likely expected that there will be same misfortune in other route, as said that "Careful though, not everyone has her best interests at heart. Buried beneath the mass of anime tropes lies some pretty heavy and not always easy to recognize issues." ...... PLEASE GIVE ME TIME TO PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE CHANCE OF BROKEN HEART IF SUCH SCENARIO WILL COME T^T
Oh, and the university gate for the background, I think Cambridge's one had been a fine choice, but I also recommend Van Wickle Gates at Brown University, or fairy-tale-like gate of Indiana University Bloomington, or the Harvard (well, they are my preferences, a bit better that those European university gate.... no offense, their type of gates just remind me and kind of resemble a cemetery's gate :'D ).
Overall, I am so hype for this!!! Take your time and keep the good work (>w<)/
N.B. thank you for reading my endless mumbling :'D
It has promising narrations and the characters is well-introduced. One problem is that when the scene where I encounter Sean's conflict with one of his crazy girlfriend, it immediately turn into the Prologue scene (without "End of Demo" or any kind of credit) ^^"
I feel like a late bloomer for reaching out this cute otome at the end of the year..... The characters is well-written and it also has a fanbook to clarify some missing points and extending readers' imagination ^w^
Like Baka Arashi, I also encounter the same problem : a blank selection of answers (at Bubble Exams for Film Test and when interacting with Astor), an error page after taking Bubble Exams (at all three different route! I am compatible with Art Bubble, if that helps), and after taking Medication Bubble Test at the exhibition, Natari only appears as "bubble" or a view from up her head :'D
By the way, it has an excellent narration regarding issues of talent vs efforts and people expectations vs our own dreams :') And a gallery to revisit the CGs would be very delightful ^^
It has a balance of hillarity and seriousness in facing
Frank's.. ( IT'S DOCTOR)
..... sorry,..*ahem* Dr. Frank's frustation over his failure in academic and even love matters (instead of revenge, I would likely be goiing through deep depression with something like that :'))) )
That "Don't Click" option got me xD and... I just hope there is a gallery to revisit all the story's divine scene ^^;
Anyway, that Secret Ending sure enlights me ^^
I found some missing characters figure while playing it : Death's figure is blank when I talk to War, and War's figure disappear when I chose to replace him at the ending.
I notice that only War, Time, and Death have slightly more backgrounf story in this game, just hope that the others are given more variative approaches/choices to interact with them.
Anyhow. it's such a delight way to embrace Death issues with the other fives concepts :')
N.B. My reaction when I got Luck Ending : ".....It seems my story will turn into Final Destination scenario while Death and Luck fight over my life :'D "
It has been a nice introduction to the MC and her background, it also gives a fair characteristic choices dispite her profession as a temple keeper who is often associate with "too pure for this world" traits; which tends to be Mary Sue problem in some otome ^^;
Although, sometime it's a bit cringe-worthy when I can't look to the NPC while I talk to them, and there isn't enough distinct separator for the God's speech (If I didn't pay attention to the name and their slight different reaction while speaking, I would never know which one is Tai and which one is Kien ^^; )
Anyway, it's worth for me to keep it in my waiting list ^^
Okay... their relationship is so messed up in any level, and now I'm left hanging what will be his friend's reaction if I chose the "It's not Dan" option (the phone just doesn't ring up again after all the conversation ends :') )
Okay..... I must be honest...
I DIDN'T EXPECT THAT ENDING! O.o
It still makes me shudder while trying to figure out words by words the meaning of all the man had said to her, it's trully a cunning way of narration and gives the thriller (especially all the ambigiousity in underlined/link sentences).
I didn't read The Mouse, yet, but here is my assumptions : a.) the other man He killed at the begining was for their food ration (cannibalism), and He made up the Zed story to cover up his act; b.) He sold out the girl for his life supply; or c.) He trully care for the girl and gives her away to the community to protect her from himself.
And I love how Zed's "no heart nor sense of life in their eyes, I'll do anything to survive", somehow describes the Man egoist, contradicts with his word to "protect you, and protect us" :'(
Well, I prefer to use my pseudonym as Sora Album, please :D
And thanks for the support! For a while, I am still distracted with my personal business in the realm of reality, and finishing the first two Twine in my list, and waiting for an artist to collaborate with me for ISM's project... so be patient for its realization ^^;
EDIT (finally I had time to replay the other routes) :
a.) If I recall, I found overlapping image of Kaiden in Underground Route, when the group start their journey and Whisper joins them; and at Mountain Route when the scene where Kaiden and MC meet Kyo.
b.) I still prefer the Forest Route and the prologue of Fields Route, because it gives MC an opportunity to improve their magic and fight alongside their guards, in which the other two routes they seems only as "damsel in distress" and supporting them only through verbal choice (no action) ^^:
c.) And there is this gender reference nagging me... At the introduction, you let the player identify the MC's gender, but then the MC keeps called as "they/their/them" through all the narration. I suggest you rewrite the pronouns, or just erase the gender options at the opening ad leave MC as non-binary.
d.) ..... why do I sense that Kaiden will be "The True Lover Route" compared to others? May be I am too focused and like it so much when MC tease him and the sensation of "old marriage couple's banter"every time they debate x'D .... Then I realize that Kaiden had seen MC seen their birth day, and he is more like a father or big brother figure ...........
I WILL GO DOWN WITH THE SHIP OF KAIDENXMC _(: 3 _| <)__
Hello again, Ibitz!
3. I never expect the creator to be glad for my dislikeness to their own character :D But, I can relate to that feeling, kind of "Be careful to be in my bad side, I'll avenge you in my work" xD
4. As I tried out the Forest route, I found these three issues : (a) Demonees' chuckle when she releases the Wolf Man keeps playing a few unnecessary moment and lose its effect, even become cringeworthy for me. (b) The evil laugh which first become signature of the Wolf Man, suprisingly and uncomfortably also voice out as the Barkeeper's laugh, and I think "the laugh" itself is a bit distracting the atmosphere of the fight in the Forest, likewise the fight in the Town. (c) Plus, I think the scene where MC is falling and rolling down at the Forest needs graphic effect (like blurred or disoriented sight of the Forest) instead of using the repeated thumping sound. Well, that's from my persepective ^^;
And the last topic, I don't mind you include me as Beta tester. On contrary, it is a honor that you consider me for the credit :')
Keep up the good work (>,<)/
...okay, as it can't be played online nor offline with the file (there is this notification appearing when I want to open it; and I am using Windows 32-bit, if that helps),
and reading the news update on your Kickstarter page, I assume that this project is under reconstruction.
From your preview video and synopsis, this story has a promising plot and good vibe of characters design (ignoring some typos and grammar mistake in the writing, tho ^^;)
Anyway, take your time and I hope Devil's Marking will make it release (or at least other news update) (^_^)/
I downloaded the file and play it offline, and encountered the error at the scene of Mr. Ai saying goodbye to the class.
Thinking it was an error from my computer, I try to play it online on the browser version. But, I get the same result : the story ends abruptly at Mr. Ai's monologue and I can't click any button on the game.
Is it intentional and because the game still in development and you give us the brief introduction to the narration? or is it a bug in the game?
Anyway, it has a promising narrative and use enchanting art! Although, I hope there is a color code or effect to divine the dialog between MC and other characters ^^;
1.) I was stumbled upon it in search of any Halloween type vn... and reading the synopsis, I just said "Why not?" xD
2.) As a friend, I like the calm and direct approach of Sylphy; as for romantic interest, I very much like the overthinking but also wise and human-ly side of Kaiden ;p
3.) To be honest, all of the characters are likeable; but the strictness and judgement from Bennet sometimes ticks me out....
4.) Its choice of font is kind of hard to read and the sound effect is somtimes misplaced; but they also give the distinction and compatible to Magical Dissaray's rather dark theme.
5.) Well... I think the introduction to other characters in next updated is very much appreciated ;) Keep up the good work ^^
The narration has its balance on the thrill and contemplation of every choices that affect not only Harper, but also Glen as his closest mate. For awhile, I only achieve four kinds of endings, and the twist of every "thing" they encouter in the woods keep me entertained ^^
Oh, I see... no problem then, I pretty much enjoy it; like a nice review of memories in medical studies I had long time ago >w<
Although.... I still don't get Ending 2... I always end up in Ending 1 :'D
Sometimes I met a glitch after the progress of TBC bacteria in potential patient's lungs and when I want to scan Red's own body, but overall it is a unique way in explaining a health problem that normally comes as heavy topic even for the doctors. The nature of the story is written beautifully and the scene is captivating, with a distinctive art style that can only expected from this creator ^^
You're welcome :)
Oh, the thing about my class, more like : I may use it as fun reading and light reference when conversing with my peers about the topic of identity in technology era (of course I'll credit it as your work); but not for writing essay, which my professor tend to use many other non-fiction journal ^^;