- Mad Harlequin
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I apologize! (Juggling life's responsibilities is exhausting sometimes, isn't it? I still have a ton of VNs I want to run through and critique.) But I'm downloading the update and will get to it as soon as I can. Hopefully I can still be helpful.
Also...so much love for Sam. <3 *grabs that Shall We Dance file*
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You have done spectacularly, and while I do agree on accounts of repetition, I also understand how life's stresses throw spanners in the works. There were some lines that really hit me, some that I felt truly brought scenes to life in ways that I never could, and some lines that made me cringe like mad.
Most of all, I applaud how well the story fits together if you play all the routes. Eg;
About the second game (which I'm playing right now actually, don't judge me), there are quite a few errors popping up, distorting the text and throwing the buttons from the lower right around the screen, but when I restarted it it seemed fine? Was that just me? Anyway I actually got really irked when he says
Okay that was done quickly, bu geez that was cute. I especially like how the VA softens his tone self-consciously when he says 'friggen', reflexively. It's such a natural thing, and if it really did carry over from his real speech, that's double adorable.
Okay I'll go sleep (woo headache now) but if I remember anything else important I'll come back. Definitely throwing this out to all my friends. I truly hope you enjoyed putting this all together, because I really truly enjoyed playing. It takes a lot to keep me up six hours on an emotional journey.
But... Damien/Izroul's route really makes my blood boil, so I have to give my point of view on this, and why I'm so disappointed with not only the way things played out, but the lack of alternative options after the fact... (I don't know if anyone else has brought it up since I didn't check, but...)
(spoiler warning, guis...)
I mean, Diana basically asks for Mika's permission... for Diana to be able to ask for Damien's permission... to have sex. Diana's basic line of thought could be summarized as, "Is it okay with YOU if I ask your boyfriend if it's okay with HIM to have sex with me?" That's fine, right? Cause first of all, yes--*cue the endlessly patronizing laughter from my end*--it's totally okay if she asks him. GO RIGHT AHEAD, GIRL. Like, please. Let him enlighten you on his own terms that it's not just the immediate presence of his "princess" holding him back from making a terrible mistake that you seem to think he'd jump right on in her absence!!! If there's one way to make him human, there are without a doubt MORE, and he's gotta be smart enough to decide he'll find out what that is. That's what I thought going into this "decision" anyway...
But then it ACTUALLY HAPPENS. And he's the one who made the final call. It's not Mika, it's allllll him. That's why I was totally PO'd when there was not only no disgust/doubt concerning his feelings when he returns as a human, but then ON TOP OF THAT Mika also basically foots the blame for this non-existent decision she "made"--the one that actually DAMIEN made! NOT ONLY THAT BUT HE WAITS THAT LONG TO TELL HER THERE WAS NO SEX?! WHAT?! WHAAAAAAT?! Mika tells the truth about Diana (and would have done so without prompting if it were up to me), but Damien decides, instead of spilling his guts about making a much better alternative deal with Diana (see?! I knew there was another way!), he'll just put on a charade like he actually did the deed with her and it's all peaches and cream-o?! I just don't even!!! A person could be throttled for much less! If I hadn't already wished there was a "congratulate him on getting his one true wish of being human and DUMP HIM RIGHT NOW AND MOVE ON--DEUCES, BRAH," then I definitely felt that way after that last fiasco.
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I really like Matthew and Sam- I kinda have a thing with jerkwads who turn really sweet and flustered, and guys who have the whole black hair and blue eyes thing. Did I mention that the voice acting was pristine and actually fit all the characters! Off to finish all the endings If my computer isn't mean and starts updating in the middle of a playthrough again
I was just wondering if any of the routes explain what the full story is on K's character? I've gotten all the endings but haven't seen anything that explains her presence in certain random yet important parts of the story:
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good luck on making part 2! later on today maybe ill try another route.
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First off, I absolutely LOVE this game.
Voice-wise, they were all wonderful, and I cannot ask more from them.
Also, I loved all the characters as well, though I gotta say, I liked James' and Damien's the most. Mostly because I'm defenseless against responsible big brother types and Damien's personality. He may seem the quiet type, but he has his mischievous streaks only youngest brothers have, and that's what's gotten me love-struck, such a cutie. I admit though,
I also understand the burden both Erik and Matthew feel, and their need to satisfy their mothers' expectations of them, but how that doesn't really make them happy.
To put it simply, I understand how all the brothers must have felt while they were still in their world. To reach the expectations of your family but never actually wanted any of it for yourself.
During Malix's arc, while I certainly enjoyed infuriating the devil, I kind of wanted more.
Also, there's K. WHO THE HELL IS SHE??? She is most definitely not just a simple cafe owner. Harold Anderson knew her as well and she was there when the boys came over. Why was she not surprised at all? Was she learning magic and all that alongside Harold? What's her relationship with Diana?
Although, if they were to really answer them all, this would've been a hella huge game.
I must say, Simon is such a cutie-patootie though, both in doll-form and human-form
If I have to say something about the sex scenes, as much as they're more implied rather than blatantly shown, they're hot. Like, seriously.
I also realize that a Seduce Me 2 might be made, and I certainly can't wait for it!!
On a side note, I've checked out Michaela Laws' other projects, and I stumbled upon an English drama CD called "Our Honeymoon". Since the four characters there use four of the VAs in Seduce Me, I got mad Seduce Me vibes and flashbacks while listening to my four "husbands" whisper sweet nothings into my ear (here we go again, another squeal session).
Edit: Forgot to mention, but hot damn, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BLOOPERS. I laughed so hard that my roommates were contemplating whether to call the ambulance or not. (Noooo, don't kill the Japanese :c)
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I, along with a friend have just finished this game, and we truly truly love it! We personally believe that the original sountracks, sprite arts, background art and the best, voice acting were the ones that made this game very fun attractive for us. However the difference of art style between the CG and sprite was a slight turn-off, though I understand being a free project. The storyline itself was amazing! While we first thought it would be about us hanging in school, boy I was wrong, and I was glad I did. It really surprised me how deep the actual story was, and how each route connected so smoothly.
I would be happy to see more of Mika herself honestly. Her sprites movement and facial expression felt limited.
We are looking forward for the second game! I'm happy for your success!