I've tried this game and I couldn't resist the urge of leaving my thoughts about it. I want to be as much honest as I can, so I'll probably write a lot.
I personally loved this game and played it a lot, and I'd probably replay it again even though I have seen all the endings already. I liked the story and the characters very much, but I'll get more into it later.
I want to start off with the few things that I didn't like. Mind that this is my personal opinion, and this didn't really spoil the game that much for me, I just want to let you know it to give an honest feedback.
I found the story progression a bit slow, in a way. The events were all interesting and important, but I thought that there was a bit too much time between them, with days where nothing was happening at all. While this was necessary and, in a way, believable (it's not like you get to be in trouble every single day of your life) this bored me a bit, making me go through a lot of days as fast as I could to go on with the story.
I was a bit disappointed in finding out that
there were no additional lines connected to the various relationships in the true ending, especially if your "special someone" is on the other side of the portal.
But I can definetely live with that.
I found some typos and some minor glitches, but they weren't that bad. It can happen, so as long as the story is understandable and the game is playable, it's fine.
Now, for the good things. The story was amazing, I found it quite original and well-written, I honestly wanted to know how it was going to develop, and I was even a bit sad about the turn of the events in the end. The three different endings all left a mark in me (maybe the bad ending is the one that I liked less, but hey, it's the "bad" ending for a reason, right?) and I found the true ending to be fitting.
I have never been a fan of perfectly good endings, so the fact that in the end Sonnya doesn't get to stay with her friends (and based on the choices, maybe her lover) is a good compromise, especially because it is coherent with the flow of the game.
As for the characters, I loved all of them, they're very well characterized and have interesting backstories, not only the love interests and the "main" friends, but also the other characters. Malkav is probably one of my favourites, I really loved the scenes where you get to know her a bit more. I would probably tell more about the others if a CERTAIN SOMEONE *cough*Ish*cough* didn't steal my heart after two minutes I met him. Really, what were you thinking when you wrote his character?
Sonnya is a good main character, in my opinion. Considering the base of the game, where the choices you make determine your morals, she is characterized in a way that there aren't any options that may seem forced on her character, but still, she doesn't give that feel of a mere puppet in the player's hands.
The CGs were absolutely breathtaking. I'm not an expert on this kind of things, but I liked them a lot, if this game had a gallery it would have been perfect. The character designs were really well-made and fitting (on a side note: having a brother like Milo should be illegal somewhere!) as well as the maps and the Freaks' designs.
I really dig the skill raising system, it wasn't ridiculously hard and it really meant something, since you needed the skills to do some quests or interact with some characters. The morals system is great, I've always been a fan of games that in some way take into account your choices and eventually make you pay the price for them. The time-based events made me plan my actions wisely, instead of trying and spam the same actions over and over. It's also good that you can keep track on your relationships with the other characters, I always used that function! I would've added more side-quests, but I guess that it may be difficult for others to accomplish everything, but I really liked them.
I really hope there's going to be a sequel someday, especially after what it's said in the true ending. I'd play it without hesitation, and I wouldn't mind to see some old faces among new ones, however, this game itself is great, very well-made and interesting.
I wrote so much, and I'm sure I even forgot something. I really wanted to make you understand how much I appreciated your work :3