I played it, it was really nice! To be honest, the first time I read about the sypnosis, I thought it was a... well, too generic. But reading through it, it was a quite nice read.
And even though I've read it several times already, it's better reading it from the VN.
Before I begin, is it just me, or the... the opening won't play? ._. One time, it just shows me a black screen, in certain cases it shows me only the first frame, lol. But I just decided to play the video directly from the folder before playing.... *shot* Sometimes, Mike's sprite also shows a black rectangle at the side sometimes, but... I guess it's just me.
My favorite scene (aside from the beach scene, which I wrote XD) is the last ones. All of the last scenes. Especially the time when
Michelle took Gerald's chocolate and refuses to give it back, and when Gerald attempts to take it, she went on "crybaby" mode.
It was... TOTALLY AMUSING. It's just so amusing. XD
Sometimes, there were some scenes which I feel weren't elaborated enough, but it explains that this is just episode one. When Gerald and Mike suddenly started
talking about a signal and radar and "that thing" and curses and non-human stuff,
my instant thought was that this isn't just any ordinary "a lost boyfriend" story. I was happy that you aren't on "dark stuff" mode, because if it weren't for your doppelganger story, I wouldn't think someone will die or someone will get brutally killed in the end.
And I was quite glad the not-true endings feels lacking. It made me further try to go on the true ending, which is nice.
It's almost like a sudden shift, but after the all-innocent-sounding plotline of a boyfriend disappearing, it shifts to non-humans and demons, but then the "transition" was done rather well, and I applaud you for that. I still can't figure out for the life of me on how to make stories that isn't too fast or so slow.
Sydonai seems like an interesting character, but too bad her face was stomped several times by Gerald. I feel bad for her D: It would have been nice if Sydonai has a sprite in human form, because as soon as she went into demon form, I felt "Well, she did transform. But what was the form she transformed from?" And plus, when Gerald and Mike keep on saying "She's cute", I can't see her face so I can't relate until the CG, which doesn't pass as cute to me at all. I guess the demon form should look pretty, seducing and "daring". And the human form should look like a cute, innocent little girl. XD
And in a random note: AMI, WHY U NOT HELP MIKI FIND HER BOYFRIEND? YOU'RE SUCH A BAD BESTFRIEND //shot a multitude of times
After completing the entirety of the gallery, I can't help but feel disturbed over the Mike-wearing-cat-ears sketch. All the bonus sketches are cute too, especially the one where Mike was standing in front of the mirror with long hair, and Gerald was at the back going LOLWHAT... Ahahahahaha.
The music was nice too, although I feel the one in the main menu is ambient, so something a little more epic should be there. XD
And anyone notice that if you go on the preference screen while on the main menu (or even in the load screen), Mike's eyes will be a little brighter? XD
The music you chose for the scenes was really nice. I was expecting a music box piece somewhere for some reason, like
in the beach scene or when they bought chocolates.
Overall, I find it really nice! I look forward to the next episode~
[It's Gluttony's episode, right?]