Let me throw in my thoughts on Elly and her potential dangerousness, and Autumn's reaction to that, as papillon brought up, and GeneDNC and SilentWolfie addressed:
something of a loose canon. But I think she accurately percieved a threat when the opposing party of the heated argument picked up a weapon. Remember that Elly is built to protect children, that's her job. She's assuming her charge is defenseless and needs her to protect her every minute. She saw that Tessa had potential to seriously wound or kill Autumn.
The problem was, she examined only this potential and not that is was more probable that because of Tessa's age she wouldn't be much of a threat. Though there was a definite problem that Elly would've reacted to without Autumn's "error," Elly treated it like it would turn into it's worst-case scenario.
I think current-time Autumn is aware that Elly reacts badly to scenarios like that, but Elly had been Autumn's companion 24/7 for six years without a problem. So the odds were with Autumn that everything would be fine for the short time she could revive Elly for. (She should consider it more seriously in the future when she revives Elly.) And besides, as other people have remarked, Autumn is obsessed with Elly, and Autumn would think reuniting would've been worth risking. (And remember, she tore Jude apart to protect Elly--maybe she would've rather had Elly hurt a few people than not be with her.)
Also I think Autumn is also unusually indifferent to danger for someone in her culture. I tried to explain it's very unusual for a girl her age to be in public without a MyPal or GuardBody or something, as her friends mention early on that it's weird she doesn't have Mary with her in public.
If, in this mildly paranoid culture, Autumn walks in public alone, she probably also feels that she would never be in any danger enough for Elly to react to.
Yeah, that's my two cents that you can totally disregard if you didn't get that from the game. ^-^ The text should speak for itself, so it's your call whether my interpretation is legitimate or not. And now to respond to other responses!
Amazing! ^-^ The characters were written really well, great artwork, a story line that really makes you think...
I would like a sequal! and I don't mind if it comes out in 2020 because what you have produced is work that can't be rushed!
Wow, thank you. XD You have the patience of Buddha. I
would be upset if it was released in 2020.
It's always hard to make sequels without diluting the effect of the original, but I would be interested in seeing
Autumn exploring the potential responsibility for destructive love that she can unleash.
We see the actions of the authorities as bad things (taking Elly away, denying Autumn the chance for connection by preventing her from having another robot with personality) but it's also clear that Elly IS dangerous. Had anyone slightly threatened Autumn while they were out and about, there could have been disaster. Autumn didn't seem to realise that or worry about it at all.
Now, by clearly expressing her desire for Elly not to kill people unless absolutely necessary, she could potentially replace the programmatic restrictions with moral restrictions. Which also connects to the differences and similarities between humans and robots. There are many actions we don't take because we understand that other people / society in general will be upset.
Any robot that Autumn connects with, she will need to carefully craft a moral framework for.
Of course, if others discover what a danger she is, they might have their own ideas of how to deal with her...
Wow, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. o.o You've given me a lot to think about.
And also thanks to PyTom for the spoiler tags. XD
I love the idea of moral-over-programming restricitons, and Autumn trying to take care of that. Can you be my producer for my not-yet-sure-if-it's-gonna-happen game? XD (Just kidding.)
well, you seem to have plenty of supporters, so let me be the bad guy and say why I didn't really like your story. please do not be discouraged by it though.
artwise, I didn't like that the colors were clearly different between the sprites and the backgrounds, and I felt the backgrounds tended to be rather empty. I also think the sprites should have been closer to the viewer. on that note, is autumn supposed to be short? cause the positions of the other characters made it seem that way.
about the story, it didn't seem very believable to me.
to be more specific, the entire ordeal that caused elly to be taken away doesn't feel right. why would a child in a heated argument grab a baseball bat? going out of one's way to grab a weapon out of anger is a very unusual thing to do, and is a sign of a very sadistic person. this is especially true with the weapon in question as a baseball bat is more lethal than most hand-held weapons. it makes even less sense for a child to do so, as children tend not to think things through and more rely on their emotions for judgment, meaning even more likelihood of throwing a fist instead. in addition, it doesn't make sense for elly to override her programming for such a philosophically unclear purpose, unless she was programmed to act in a way entirely dependent on the situation, as otherwise she wouldn't have anything in her programming that would suggest the possibility. essentially you have a robot coming up with an idea out of nowhere, and an unquantifiable one at that. lastly, how did autumn get a hold of elly's mini-disk if the robots keep those inside them?
oh, and another thing, if the robots have multiple cameras they should be able to tell that movies aren't real due to the fact that they have no depth.
Psht, you're not a bad guy. XD Thanks for playing and also thanks for caring to respond.
Criticism is important. XD
As for the art, I see what you're explaining, except for the empty backgrounds. Could you try to explain what you're looking at?
What it sounds like to me is there were too many details you didn't buy that you were unwilling to suspend your disbelief and get into the story. Which is fine, I totally do that too. I can't read certain shoujo manga because I have a hard time suspending my disbelief that people could say such corny things. I'll try to focus on my believability in the future. ^-^
Obviously, this isn't going to help you enjoy the game at this point, but there are a couple of things I'd like to address that people other than me haven't addressed better than I could.
I don't think Tessa really went out of her way to grab the bat--you can see it in the first CG she appears in, it's right at her hand.
The mini-disk is not an essential part of the robot, it's just external storage. So Jude never like, took himself out and put Elly in, he was just running her program off of the mini-disk. (Which is why he could independantly override her later on.) It does say that in the game--at the beginning Autumn says that Elly backed her system and memories up on the mini-disk.
I'm not sure what you mean by philosophically unclear purpose. Could you try explaining that a little?
Thank you, everyone for responding to KimiYoriBaka.