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I'll have to find time to play through it soon.
And no matter what, you should feel proud of finishing a decent sized game and of the effort you put in. No-one is ever going to make the perfect game everyone will like. Take the critique with a grain of salt and decide what you can actually use to get better. At the end of the day, all of that is your choice. You made a lot of people happy with your game, and I'm sure I'll get enjoyment from it too
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but anyways GREAT WORK XD
I'll have to come back later and edit this to let you know what I think of it, but I'm sure it will be positive things. I liked the demo, and the new art direction looks nice, so high hopes.
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The same thing happened to me with The Dreaming. I wrote it, I published it, and about two weeks later, I played "Silent Hill Shattered Memories", and I was like "omg, they stole my plot twist!"teacup wrote:The funny thing is I actually finished the story for this game *before* Starry Sky was translated. Then I played Starry Sky, and thought, omg, it's really similar D:
@TaleweaverWell I'm sorry that you hate it so much. It's definitely not a game for everyone, of course not.
But I will say, that if the thing bothering you the most is Haruhi/Marin's parents, they are (as you said) side characters and don't show up often. So I'm a bit sad that characters who hardly are part of the story made you quit.
And I would never use a word like 'faggot'. It's supposed to be a light, fun game. Not a game to hurt other's feelings or offend someone.
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You did a really good job, and it's free? xD
I like the characters especially Ryuu, although he is a bit random but that's just my type. xD
At the start, I just wanted to get to the game play really, I was too eager. You explained, in detail.
I found a bit of the personalities a bit... harsh. Like the Mom and the Dad, but you know what? xD My Parents would probably say the same thing *jk*. I liked that the bestie was a cross dresser, but I would have liked it, if he looked, idk more guyish?
I really liked it, well done!
- The texts sometime went out of the box.
- Marin's clothes briefly changed from her uniform to her casual outfit when she returned home after being expelled.
Overall, a decent game. Some parts were enjoyable, other parts mundane. I was shooting for Kaius from the get go since he's the only one that interest me---mostly because he's quite secretive/mysterious. I like my mysterious boys, lol. Not sure if I will go for the other guys since I don't really like them...I particularly dislike Ryuu for he purposely baited Kaius so he would show his dark side, which in my opinion makes Ryuu the real jerk. I don't know if his path would redeem him, but at the moment I don't feel compelled to pursue him. As for Lucan, I guess he's just not my type. ^^;
I wasn't bothered by Haruhi, you just need to forgo your suspension of disbelief, and it shouldn't be hard to accept. He's quite a cute addition to the story. Like everyone else, I feel the parents are just...awful parents. But the part that bothered me is the sudden changes in their attitude, especially near the end. They just changed without any prior build up.
My favorite part of the story: The insane psychical education. That was fun to read. I wish there are a lot more psychic related activities. I also like when Kaius misinterpret Marin's wanting to do "things".
Parts I don't like: Kaius fighting with Ryuu like all the time. I quite like Ryuu's personality if it weren't for all those fights.
Overall, I had a lot of fun playing it. Sure, it isn't perfect, and there are loopholes here and there. The game is also targeting a very specific demographic such that players outside of the target audience are much less likely to enjoy it. Like in Taleweaver's case.
But despite all that, I really liked the game. The art is shiny, I thought the backgrounds suit the sprites, and I love the music you chose. For a one-man show, I personally feel that you did really well! * D * I enjoyed myself on the various routes. I actually went in the order of Kaius, Ryuu and Lucan even though Ryuu was my favorite from the start. Something tells me that Kaius was supposed to be the "default" guy for the lead so I went for him first. xD
Anyway, congrats on finishing this game! You should feel proud of yourself! I, amongst many others, had a great time playing the game and that definitely counts for something <3 If I'm able to free up some time on my scarily packed schedule, I'll try to squeeze in some fanart as a form of appreciation for the game. Thanks again for the game! I had fun ^^
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