During my first run of Yearning I thought, that's the mirror image of Coming out on top, so I was proud with myself to read afterwards that it was the main inspiration for the game :D They are indeed very complementary, with COOT steering more towards comedy and wacky college movie (while at the same time keeping the various characters fun and sympathetic, not an easy task) and Yearning more rooted in reality. And I definitely appreciated the intertwining of the cast of characters till the end, it was bugging me that everyone basically disappears bar your love interest once you make the choice in COOT.
So I definitely enjoy Yearning, I did all four main paths (I can't bring myself to play it badly on purpose to get the bad endings, it sounds so sad!) and I don't know which one I'm favouring the most, maybe James's. But I admit I like how "free" is Dan's storyline, it's quite refreshing that you can play an open relationship (such games are usually "true love or nothing") -incidentally, I noticed that Dan's story is clearly way more explicitly written than the others (and not just for the content), that was a nice touch.
If I have to criticise something, I'd say the eyes of most characters, I think they're too small and too separate, giving most characters a slightly creepy look :D
I have questions, mostly for curiosity:
1) in one of the paths (I don't remember which one) there's a scene where you find Elliot in your room together with Adam and Carlos (with something strange going on between Elliot and Carlos?). What's the context of that scene? I don't seem to get it in other storylines...
2) I suppose the answer's no, but is there a way to "go Nate" in the Jake storyline, in the sense of agreeing to have a sex life separate from Jake while being together?
3) How many threesome scenes can you get? :D I think I got Nate and Elliot (plus Dan obviously), plus the foursome. Anything else?
Thanks for the nice game! Is there margin for hope for a sequel?