I've finally played this and it was awesome~!
1. First impressions in general? (On story, game type etc.?)
I think I got my assignments before reading the WIP thread so my first impression was something like wondering how this is going to fit together.
Playing the game, the first time the game closed itself and I opened it again was super cool. haha You definitely pulled it off!
But before I knew what the game was going to be about, I really wanted to work with you because your stories are so unique and interesting!
2. Thoughts on the characters?
I'm really interested in Hana & Adrian loving people they know are fictional. It made for some pretty sad parts.
4. Comments on the art?
I kind of would have liked to see more of Simon... Given all the time I spent shouting at him "you are NOT being helpful", "you SHOULD be sorry" etc etc...
wow those tarot cards are great
It's really good! You used all the different styles really well.
Except for... people commented before that the CG where
Adrian kills Clara
feels kind of out of place stylistically. And even though I enjoyed drawing it, I have to agree. orz
5. How far did you get into the game?
I finished it the first time, then I went back and got a game over screen twice so I could see my CG |D;;;;
6. Was anything in the game too confusing?
YES. orz;;;;; Really I was just overthinking it, though. So much so that I broke the game for a second! Once I figured it out I was pretty embarrassed. |D;
But I think the story was clear.
7. What did you think of the game by the end?
I think the end came too soon after the confusing, frustrating bit. |D;; I needed a bit more time to get back into it.
Trile talking to the player at the end was a little sad... ;w; At least Adrian and Hana can leave.
Honestly it was so cool. You executed the concept so well. I didn't really expect to be so interested in the characters in such a short game, but it was really intriguing.
All the glitchyness was awesome~! I love that kind of thing in general but you used it really well.
8. Other critique/suggestions/questions? Let me know!
The RPG part was awesome!
It would have been cool to learn more about Simon, Tirle and Clara.
I don't want to say "it could be a longer game" because that makes it sound like it was incomplete, but it did touch on a lot of interesting things that would be really cool to see fleshed out. It does feel finished, but it also leaves you imagining "what if..."
It was kind of weird how at the end when
they wake up
, Hana is still wearing that uniform and Adrian that scarf.
Okay, I've been reading the rest of the thread while writing this. So if the scarf is Adrian's, then Hana...? Did she go to [redacted] life straight from an anime convention...? Well that's my headcanon now.
Overall, it was really good! haha I don't think I've been very articulate here, and I'm not going to start being articulate any time soon so asdfghjkl
Also it was really cool to work with you and see this game come together! Playing it was really fun!