"WHERE ARE THE BUTTONS BUTTONS MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER"Personally I think buttons make things worse, but that's neither here nor there.
...>_> Though in all seriousness, I can keep that in mind for the remake. If anything really does bug you, go ahead and tell m, even if you think it's nit-picking; it may be something I haven't thought about.
First, the facial expressions. The facial expressions! Sure, the characters didn't change poses, but the facial expressions conveyed every freakin' thing they needed to freakin' convey. And the eyebrow movements were made of so much win! The facial expressions in the CG were similarly made of win.
Yeah, originally there was more than one pose for everyone, but then I realized I was trying to do this all myself in a month, just said screw it, and made a bunch of expressions. On that note, I'm a fan of exaggerated expressions over subtle ones, which may explain it. Also, looots of Looney Toon/Animaniacs/Tiny Toons/etc. as a kid.
Also, the lines were hilarious. If "Did you call the MAGICAL cops?" could be used logically out of context, I would say it it to everyone I meet. Actually, scratch that; I'm saying it to everyone I meet.
I wonder if it makes it funnier once you get to the end and realize
he's being completely serious about there being magical cops.
But what really makes this the best KN ever is the CHARACTERS. You probably realize this, but everyone in this game is full of wonderful. First of all, there's Susan, who is a genuine not-douchebag and a great straight man, while there's Derek, who is positively hilarious, and then there's Becky, who is as orange as Snooki but definitely likable. And then there's Candace, who I also do not hate, despite her... evil tendencies. I liked the banter between Susan and Derek ,though I'm kind of sad that you timeskip and we return right when Derek is finishing his story about why sandworms don't make the best of pets.
Lulz, Becky's skin tone wasn't really meant to look that orangey, but I was just like, "How much time do I have left? *checks* ...I guess she's that color, then. 8|" I'll probably change it to something more normal
despite her hair and eyes being natually those colors
I'm glad you don't hate Candace. I didn't get to go through as much of her characterizaton (and back story) as I wanted, because she's meant to be someone who you don't hate, though not necessarily like.
(Sometimes the rabid shipper in me comes out and I pretend that Susan and Derek fall in love eventually even though it's kind of creepy shotacon.)
I can't tell you how much I wanted to actually do that as a VN, but every ending would be a bad ending
Also, is there actually legit reason why Derek yells at people who need insurance help? Was that implied in the VN? If it was, this is fail, and I'm sorry.
It's actually probably very vaguely implied about why he's kind of the way his is:
his Empathy has made him pick up the behavior/attitudes of those around him, and he's kind of a jerk because of it. The people he meet who treat him like a child, or are into him because of it, also make him have a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. It's part him knowing he needs the job VS wanting to be left alone. He's doing his best, but it's mainly force of habit.
^Yeah, that' not very obvious (or...probably not at all). Originally I was going to go more into it, but went, "NO TIME, HAVE TO FINISH BY END OF MONTH!"
On that note, I do plan to go more into it and stretch his character development so his changes are more obvious. Candace, too.
FREUDIAN EXCUSES FOR EVERYBODY!
So basically, this game is wonderful, all the characters rock and will stay with me forever and ever and ever, and if you make a sequel I will be one of the happiest people alive. Yeah, this was the highlight of my week.
That being said, I'm off to go replay it the, uh, third time?
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it. There will in all likely hood be a sequel, because there are actual explanations/backstory to some things just mentioned in passing, like
the animal-eared people slavery and the second apocalypse.
I'd like to remake it first, though, which hopefully be longer, and things that probably should have been expanded on/explained more, like
Derek's Empathy, and how Candace manages to keep a shoggoth for a pet. And what is a shoggoth, for that matter.
^Which I'm glad Auro pointed out, because it didn't dawn on me people might not really know what I meant.