soundless - A MODERN SALEM IN REMOTE AREA - [Horror][Denpa][Kinetic][GxG][Free] Version 1.2 Out!

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Re: soundless - A MODERN SALEM IN REMOTE AREA - [Horror][Denpa][Kinetic][GxG][Free] Version 1.2 Out!

#16 Post by Nay » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:05 am

Hello, I was super excited for the release of this game but only got around to reading it today!! I'm so sorry. To myself. For not reading it sooner... It was incredibly good!

I admit I can be kind of critical about visual novels but this was really good. Captured the attention immediately with its gripping narrative, and some parts were just. Really good!
The choking scene comes to mine, so do the flashbacks to Mercy betraying Clara, and the flashbacks to Mercy's past within the village.
They added a lot of depth to Mercy's character at a measured pace which I really enjoyed.

The last half of the vn when Auma turns into a terror machine
was terrifying but also VERY GOOD. I REALLY LIKED IT!!!! You are great at writing horror, putting in horrific (yet fittingly thematic) imagery, and I read the vn while pushing my laptop very far away from me so I wouldn't be shocked by any sudden changes in the bg/text. Wow!

The message of the VN resonated deeply with me.
After being with a few toxic people myself I had to force myself to view abusive people as wholly bad, although I initially had sympathy for them before. Which is why they took advantage of me anyway. Obviously abuse can't be swept aside but the ending of your novel made me feel that you / Mercy had achieved a bit of nuance in that issue that I hadn't. As in, it's ok to acknowledge that the world isn't black and white, and the people who act evilly can be forgiven (from a distance, and from behind a protective wall, but still).
I'm sure I'm explaining it kind of weird but Soundless really made me think about things!

I still have to finish reading the blocks but I'll be going back in and doing that soon ^^

My favorite characters were Delilah and Clara. I wish Nyn had gotten more screentime, I enjoyed her too!

An aside, as a big fan of Higurashi and Umineko I really appreciated the ryukishi-esque vn aesthetic. Your CGs were great, as well ^^

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Re: soundless - A MODERN SALEM IN REMOTE AREA - [Horror][Denpa][Kinetic][GxG][Free] Version 1.2 Out!

#17 Post by Zelan » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:22 am

puffinlady wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:44 pm
Zelan wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:23 am
tl;dr it's a very good game and I'm super impressed.
Thank you so much for your comments (and your fanfic!) I'm extremely glad you enjoyed Soundless as much as you did. The comments about the polish are especially uplifting - I think timing all elements right, from word to sound, is a really important part of visual novel direction, so I'm glad my attention to detail paid off in the end.

I've commented on your fic, by the way. :~)
So I'm totally just self-promoting again but I finally got around to writing the Clara one I mentioned yeet

To keep this post from being just my fanfiction: for anyone who is reading through this thread and waffling over whether or not to download and play it, I would highly recommend playing it. I typically have a lot of trouble choosing "favorites," so I don't have a favorite book, movie, etc., but soundless is 100% without a doubt my favorite visual novel. It does such a good job of combining every element of a visual novel - art, programming, writing, and music and SFX - to tell a fantastic story. Casual players will get a great experience out of this VN, and developers get the added bonus of a great example to look to in their own development.

tl;dr I'm just gonna shill this VN as hard as I fucking can it's been months and I can't get over how good it is. Please play it

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Re: soundless - A MODERN SALEM IN REMOTE AREA - [Horror][Denpa][Kinetic][GxG][Free] Version 1.2 Out!

#18 Post by nerupuff » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:41 am

I feel like I'm so late to see this, since it's been a year since it was released. Still, congrats on releasing this a year ago! xD

Downloading this right now! (Though I think I will only be able to play this when there is sunlight, since I'm easily scared TwT) I love horror genre games and your intro summary really hooked me! I'll be back to let you know what I think. I'm excited for it ^^
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