So, I played this game around the time it came out, but I always loved replaying it. I lost all of my content because my computer broke and I had gotten a new one a couple months ago. So I decided to visit YAGS again after nearly what- 2 years? I don't know, but even now I still enjoy it. My all time favourites are definitely James and Carlos still. Honestly, this game was literally what got me back into VNs/DSs. I always thought James' route was hard, but it wasn't really when you actually read between the lines. I genuinely adore his character and the fact that he is so loving within the relationship. I haven't replayed Carlos' route yet, mostly because his character reminds me of myself and I also had a hard time coming out to my parents and friends as well as the self-hatred that comes with being around heteronormative people and feeling trapped to play a role. I love that despite what happened with his mother, he still ended up finding the courage to just continue, which is something hard for alot of lgbt+ people.
I also find I don't enjoy Dan as a partner, but he seems like such a great guy to be around and fun. He is someone I admire because hes so out and free and I think that it takes a lot of courage to just be like that. I wanted to include him because even though I didn't prefer the romance route with him, he was such a cool, but overbearing friend. I love that James still enjoys his company and that he became a famous writer. Although, if those books were real I'd most definitely read them.
Another side note, MC's appearance genuinely gave me a shock because he reminded me of my old appearance. I use to cut my hair that short simply because I didn't want to deal with it. I can already tell I'm going to enjoy playing ZEN and I hope to see even more amazing games in the future.
p.s. I'm going to complete some fanart and I can't wait to show you it, I'll tag you on both twitter and instagram when I finish it <3