so, hello. let me start this off with, i have no idea how to use this site hahahaha i just made this account to tell you how much i ADORE this game! I first was pumped for this game because of the art. I enjoy my fair share of visual novels (preferably dating sims), and I was so excited because I loved the art AND it was one of my favorite kind of games! I was so sad because for some reason my computer wouldn't allow me to download the BETA version of the game, so I was going to wait till it was released (I was kinda sorta counting the days down). But by some miracle, the download button worked this morning! I was freaking out and downloaded it asap! Sadly, I couldn't play until night time, but that did NOT stop me! As a little teenager, it's really hard to convince my parents to allow me to do stuff on my own. For example, they don't want me to have a job while I'm in high school, and I'm okay with that BUT I often miss out on games that have a price on them. Which brings me to my next point, God BLESS you guys for making this game free! I cannot express how happy I was to see that this whole thing is free of charge. There is so much packed into this game, and the version I have downloaded isn't even complete! I am currently playing Dallas' route and don't worry, I won't spoil it, but I'm just so obsessed! And also, I love the cute little things in the game. For example, the fan forums are so funny! I love reading them in between weeks. Another thing I enjoyed was all the different designs you can put on your album/cd! They were so creative and props to whoever designed all the little pictures because I just can't get enough! It is currently three am, and i have somewere to be in two hours. This game has been the only thing I've done for the past five or so hours and I can honestly say I don't regret anything. As I may have mentioned before, I have a thing for dating sims, but what caught me about this game is that I find myself more excited to play the band managing part than to play throughout the characters routes. I'm not saying that their story's are boring, but you quickly get addicted to being the manager of your own band! I cant wait to see what else you guys have prepared for the final release of this gaem! I read that there are personnal things that are going on so you had to postpone the release date but thats okay, take as much time as you need! Gosh, I'm sorry if this is so hectic and all over the place but I just felt the need to share my love for this game, and I'm not even half way done yet! Thank you to all the developers for not giving up on this project because it's an amazing experience, and I'm sorry if that's over the top but I just enjoyed it so much! Alright, I'm off to go book some gigs and make money!
Haha, that was a fun read. I'm so very glad you enjoy the game so much. I love making sim games, but I also love writing romances, so this combined the two for me. It's mostly Open Mode that will expand over the next month, because the recruitable characters are each getting their own stories.
A long time ago, I thought it was silly to make VNs commercial because, why would you want to restrict who plays your game? I was a very poor girl and I knew putting any price tag on a game would keep a LOT of people from playing. Online payments are easier now and I'm no longer poor, but I do not regret for one second my free games. I will be experimenting with commercial games in the future, however. I realize now that I cannot work on VNs full time because they don't pay the bills, but my passion for them has not died over the years (like certain other hobbies).
Again, thank you for the wonderful read. :) I hope you like the rest of the game.
mega warning for anyone who's reading this without fully finishing story mode, i'm going to kinda spoil the ending!! do not read until you know what happens!!
Hello!! It's me again haha, I had a quick question. Are the three main guys (Emmitt, Beau, Dallas) the only ones we have routes for? This might be a silly question and I don't want to make you feel any pressure like you HAVE to make more routes but I was just curious to see if in open ended mode Robin could have romances with the 'extra' characters.
Also, I finished Dallas' route a while ago and I cried so much. Whenever I play a game I really try to put myself in the main characters shoes to try to absorb the full story. For Dallas' route, I was a complete train wreck at the end, I was so happy that Dallas and Robin ended on good terms. Still mad he left though.
Which leads me to another question, are there multiple endings? Like, is there a such thing as a bad//good ending in the game? I read the walk-through and I know it just says automatic, but I just wondered if there was any way we could either keep the band together, or keep the character who's route we're playing from leaving.
SORRY I'M FULL OF QUESTIONS BUT I PROMISE THIS IS THE LAST ONE, is there any way in story mode that we can get every character to have max stats? For example, when playing through story mode I could not for the life of me get Emmitt to write any songs. I would set it onto writing and the only thing that would increase was his stress HAHA. For the other three, it was really easy to get them to start writing music. But I guess they all have their flaws since I could never get Beau to get a high score in music, and for some reason I never got Dallas or Robin to get a good stat in star quality.
All in all, I still stand with what I said around a week or two weeks ago. I love this game so so so much and I'm so happy I found it one day around three a.m. I originally wasn't going to look into it because the only thing that was out was the BETA and I didn't want to download it and get excited and have the developers give up on the game or something and then deal with being sad over an uncomplete game. But, I decided to bookmark it on my mac anyway because I felt like this game is something I wouldn't want to miss out on. AND OOOOOOH I AM SO HAPPY I BOOKMARKED THIS GAME. The second I read that story mode was complete, I was in. Gosh I know I sound like I have nothing better to do than play this game HAHA, I promise I do actual other things. Thank you again for making such a wonderful game and I'm sorry for all the questions! I hope whatever personal thing came up that made you delay the release date is going smooth now, take all the time you need to take a break! Don't stress yourself out too much. Have a great day! (or night depending on when you see this)
Sorry for the late reply, I just now saw this!
In story mode, Sterling has an ending but his path only has 3 short scenes so it's not worth it really and I consider it a bad ending. In open mode, you can date Faust, Wizz, Collin and Seth but only Faust and Collin are released right now.
I was a complete train wreck writing Dallas path. >_>
No, there is not a good/bad ending. You can reach the AMPs without completing a romance so I guess that's a bad ending. (And like I said, Sterling is not a happy ending.) All band have to leave because of Open Mode - Robin has to start a new band. They'll come back, but not as band members.
Emmitt is especially hard to raise stats on because of his personality, but it is definitely possible. It gets easier to raise stats the higher your stat is ... sort of a Catch 22, but it should get easier eventually. Buying equipment from the store gives everyone a base stat boost, which should make it even easier.
I know what you mean about "early access" and games that say they're "beta" but aren't finished. Story Mode is complete, I'm just adding DLC to open mode. :)
Your post was a pleasure to read. Glad you're enjoying the game. Have fun!!
how do you get Dallas's good ending? is the good ending just the one where she runs after his car then he gets out into the rain and they kiss? I was really annoyed that he decided to move even after starting a romance with Robin like come on dude >:/ I felt quite abandoned when the guys decided the band was just done like right before our big performance at the award show grrrrr. Also very annoyed that she stopped Dallas from beating up sterling like seriously woman. Sterling bruised her all over and tried to force her to have sex with him like some creepy rapist, why would she defend him like wtf. should've just let Dallas beat his ass