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The Pretenders Guild (Free/GxB/BxB/Comedy/Customization)

#1 Post by minyan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:42 pm

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Questions for those who play:

1. What did you think overall?
2. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played?
3. What was your favorite part?
4. Least favorite part?
5. Did you find any bugs/typos?
6. Other comments or suggestions

Thank you!

I'm so convinced it's going to break immediately I'm so sorry ;;
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#2 Post by Kirlett » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:59 pm

I'M DEAD. I played though Paris' route as a F!Cubi and OH MY GOD. First of all: that was HOT. VERY HOT. The CGs were beautiful and HOT and Jesus... PERFECT. Ash's hair was so long and pretty skdjngksjbgkd I loved it. AND HER RED DRESS AT THE END. GORGEOUS. AND THE ENDING. THE #4 ENDING!!!!!!! I DID NOT EXPECT THAT. I laughed a LOT and then everything got cute and lovely and ajghksdgbkd I can't write properly. Sorry. I'm too excited. It was great.

I'm leaving Rafael last because of... reasons. Mainly drama. And I love him. I kinda fell in love with him in Paris' route
"I like feeling the sky" AND THEN HE ACTUALLY SMILES. OH MY GOD CAN YOU BE MORE PERFECT?????? STOP. AND WHEN HE BUYS HER THE NECKLACE BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME COLOR AS HER EYES????? Wow. AND I CAN'T FORGET -okay I'll stop with the caps- about that scene when Cubi!Ash puts on the charm and Rafael is like: "..." "..." :shock: "I'LL HELP HER OH YES I WILL. NOT YOU. I WILL. SHE ASKED ME FIRST" :oops: I LOVED THAT SCENE SO MUCH. Gosh, I can't wait to romance him as a Cubi.
I didn't like Braums at first. The scene when
Paris drops his bag by accident... he's so rude and arrogant... he says something like "the contents of my bag are more valuable than your entire family" and now after what happened with Paris' parents... just... no. Stop it.
But I warmed up to him little by little. But he's the one I like the less, tbh... I will play his route tomorrow, anyway, because Rafael MUST be last... 8)
...even if he stabbed me lol
I loved both the Cubi and the Shika race <3 Reavers... not really. Too arrogant for me. I don't think I'll play Ash as a Reaver either... Cubi for Paris and Rafael and Shika for Braums. In the future I probably will try the Reaver path just to see the differences, but... nope...

IT WAS A GREAT GAME. Is IS a great game and I'll probably come back every time I finish a route to fangirl like crazy. Sorry about that.

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#3 Post by minyan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:37 pm

Kirlett wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:59 pm
I'M DEAD. I played though Paris' route as a F!Cubi and OH MY GOD. First of all: that was HOT. VERY HOT. The CGs were beautiful and HOT and Jesus... PERFECT. Ash's hair was so long and pretty skdjngksjbgkd I loved it. AND HER RED DRESS AT THE END. GORGEOUS. AND THE ENDING. THE #4 ENDING!!!!!!! I DID NOT EXPECT THAT. I laughed a LOT and then everything got cute and lovely and ajghksdgbkd I can't write properly. Sorry. I'm too excited. It was great.

I'm leaving Rafael last because of... reasons. Mainly drama. And I love him. I kinda fell in love with him in Paris' route
"I like feeling the sky" AND THEN HE ACTUALLY SMILES. OH MY GOD CAN YOU BE MORE PERFECT?????? STOP. AND WHEN HE BUYS HER THE NECKLACE BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME COLOR AS HER EYES????? Wow. AND I CAN'T FORGET -okay I'll stop with the caps- about that scene when Cubi!Ash puts on the charm and Rafael is like: "..." "..." :shock: "I'LL HELP HER OH YES I WILL. NOT YOU. I WILL. SHE ASKED ME FIRST" :oops: I LOVED THAT SCENE SO MUCH. Gosh, I can't wait to romance him as a Cubi.
I didn't like Braums at first. The scene when
Paris drops his bag by accident... he's so rude and arrogant... he says something like "the contents of my bag are more valuable than your entire family" and now after what happened with Paris' parents... just... no. Stop it.
But I warmed up to him little by little. But he's the one I like the less, tbh... I will play his route tomorrow, anyway, because Rafael MUST be last... 8)
...even if he stabbed me lol
I loved both the Cubi and the Shika race <3 Reavers... not really. Too arrogant for me. I don't think I'll play Ash as a Reaver either... Cubi for Paris and Rafael and Shika for Braums. In the future I probably will try the Reaver path just to see the differences, but... nope...

IT WAS A GREAT GAME. Is IS a great game and I'll probably come back every time I finish a route to fangirl like crazy. Sorry about that.
Ahh I'm so happy you liked it! And that you thought it was hot I love all their routes for different reasons but Paris definitely has a unique ending xD If you fell in love with Rafael along the way then mission accomplished.

Braums is definitely from a different world and has a hard time letting go of the mindset he was raised with, but he tries. I'm glad you warmed up to him! A lot of people said that there wasn't enough time with Braums to want to date him in the beginning, but he's just one of those guys you gotta be patient with xD Thanks so much for your feedback and don't be sorry, reading your comment made me smile so hard.
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#4 Post by Larite » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:20 pm

Omg, I'm so happy to see another project of yours! Download right away, hope I get to finish it today :D And place my silly fangirl thoughts to you, of course)
Anyway congrajulations with release!

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#5 Post by rayze » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:38 pm

First of all, I just wanted to say 'Thank you so much for creating this little gem!' I usually just lurk around the forum trying to find new VNs to play so I didn't bother to make an account but I just had to after playing this - I'd regret it if I couldn't tell you about my thoughts on the game.

1. What did you think overall?
When I found out about this VN today I had high expectation and I'm glad that it even surpassed my expectation!

I'm really picky with VNs (I've played a lot of them but I only have a few that I really love and would replay them again whenever I have time). One of the harder things to find nowadays is a relatable MC. A few minutes into playing this I already knew I was gonna love the MC until the end - and I was right. Most of the time it's the same 'goody two shoes slash damsel in distress' kind of MC which bores me to death so I was really happy that Ash actually has a personality. And the customization part? Congrats, you now own my heart and soul.

As for the story itself, I'm really digging it. I love the plot twists as well - definitely didn't see them coming, lol. The CGs are beautiful too! ;_; And the characters - to me personally, if I ended up liking everyone in the game that means you've done (very) well in the character development part. When I finished Braums' Good Route, I was like 'Ah? It ended already? Man that was fast' only to find out I've spent good several hours on his route. Honestly you could make it a commercial one and I'd still gladly pay for it (and I'm sure people who have played it would do the same).

2. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played?
YAS! OH DEF I mean if only I could erase my own memories so I could replay and replay it again with new feelings each time ;_; I've only finished one route but man that was some roller coaster of emotions.

3. What was your favorite part?
Can I just say - ALL OF THEM? *gets stabbed* I'm serious, though, I couldn't remember the last time I played a VN and ended up liking ALL of the characters and the romantic interests. I love the interactions between the four of them, I love the budding romance between MC and Braums, and I love the conflicting emotions when the MC found out the truth about Rafael. I'm weak with those kind of things *sobs*

4. Least favorite part?
I wish this was longer *smacked* Just kidding, even though it's a short one it has the perfect pace so I don't think I have any thing to complain for. :)

5. Did you find any bugs/typos?
I didn't encounter any bugs although I did spot some typos. I didn't keep track of it but if you want I can try to note them down later on my next playthroughs.

6. Other comments or suggestions
This VN has made me your loyal slave fan, so if you ever put this (or any of your future projects) on Steam, I'd gladly buy it (or donate through DLCs) since this is even way better than most commercial VNs nowadays! *insert Shut up and take my money! meme here* Unfortunately since I don't own Paypal nor credit cards, I couldn't support you on itch.io. Sorry ;_;

EDIT: I just realized if you chose to change the BG you wouldn't be able to see the texts when you use the skip button, so I had to use the default BG since I will skip a lot of texts on my next playthrough. :/

That said, I look forward to your future projects and will definitely play each and one of them!

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#6 Post by Kirlett » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:39 pm

Okay, I finished every route!

Paris is still my favorite. And I think his CGs were the best. BUT RAFAEL WAS GREAAAAT. I loved him so much and his ending is so sweet
with Lorelai! I love her. They're such a cute family, aww.
I didn't like Braums' route... but don't worry! It's not that I think it's badly written or something like that. It's personal preference. I don't like the whole "small, scared, tsundere, cute and feminine guy". BUT THAT'S ME. Many players will love him I'm sure and enjoy his route (:

I only unlocked 3 endings (all good ones and I think the best ones?) but I'm curious about the others and about the locked CGs in the gallery... but I can't go for the bad endings on purpose ;_; After all that happiness? I CAN'T.

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#7 Post by theshrimplord » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:18 pm

I cannot even get Rafael's route. Someone help?
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#8 Post by minyan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:33 pm

Larite wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Omg, I'm so happy to see another project of yours! Download right away, hope I get to finish it today :D And place my silly fangirl thoughts to you, of course)
Anyway congrajulations with release!
Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy it!
rayze wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:38 pm
First of all, I just wanted to say 'Thank you so much for creating this little gem!' I usually just lurk around the forum trying to find new VNs to play so I didn't bother to make an account but I just had to after playing this - I'd regret it if I couldn't tell you about my thoughts on the game.

1. What did you think overall?
When I found out about this VN today I had high expectation and I'm glad that it even surpassed my expectation!

I'm really picky with VNs (I've played a lot of them but I only have a few that I really love and would replay them again whenever I have time). One of the harder things to find nowadays is a relatable MC. A few minutes into playing this I already knew I was gonna love the MC until the end - and I was right. Most of the time it's the same 'goody two shoes slash damsel in distress' kind of MC which bores me to death so I was really happy that Ash actually has a personality. And the customization part? Congrats, you now own my heart and soul.

As for the story itself, I'm really digging it. I love the plot twists as well - definitely didn't see them coming, lol. The CGs are beautiful too! ;_; And the characters - to me personally, if I ended up liking everyone in the game that means you've done (very) well in the character development part. When I finished Braums' Good Route, I was like 'Ah? It ended already? Man that was fast' only to find out I've spent good several hours on his route. Honestly you could make it a commercial one and I'd still gladly pay for it (and I'm sure people who have played it would do the same).


2. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played?
YAS! OH DEF I mean if only I could erase my own memories so I could replay and replay it again with new feelings each time ;_; I've only finished one route but man that was some roller coaster of emotions.

3. What was your favorite part?
Can I just say - ALL OF THEM? *gets stabbed* I'm serious, though, I couldn't remember the last time I played a VN and ended up liking ALL of the characters and the romantic interests. I love the interactions between the four of them, I love the budding romance between MC and Braums, and I love the conflicting emotions when the MC found out the truth about Rafael. I'm weak with those kind of things *sobs*

4. Least favorite part?
I wish this was longer *smacked* Just kidding, even though it's a short one it has the perfect pace so I don't think I have any thing to complain for. :)

5. Did you find any bugs/typos?
I didn't encounter any bugs although I did spot some typos. I didn't keep track of it but if you want I can try to note them down later on my next playthroughs.

6. Other comments or suggestions
This VN has made me your loyal slave fan, so if you ever put this (or any of your future projects) on Steam, I'd gladly buy it (or donate through DLCs) since this is even way better than most commercial VNs nowadays! *insert Shut up and take my money! meme here* Unfortunately since I don't own Paypal nor credit cards, I couldn't support you on itch.io. Sorry ;_;

EDIT: I just realized if you chose to change the BG you wouldn't be able to see the texts when you use the skip button, so I had to use the default BG since I will skip a lot of texts on my next playthrough. :/

That said, I look forward to your future projects and will definitely play each and one of them!

Ahh I’m so glad you like Ash! I haven’t tried to write an MC like them before, so it was a fun challenge!

I’m also happy to hear that you didn’t see the twists coming, I was curious whether people would or not xD This is probably the first game I’ve made where I was happy with all the CGs. And you’re so nice ahhh I can’t say anything but I’m honored you like my characters ;;

As for the skip BG, since the skip is a fast skip, it should automatically go through all the text until the next choice, so there shouldn’t be any text to read. Please let me know if it’s performing differently!


Kirlett wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Okay, I finished every route!

Paris is still my favorite. And I think his CGs were the best. BUT RAFAEL WAS GREAAAAT. I loved him so much and his ending is so sweet
with Lorelai! I love her. They're such a cute family, aww.
I didn't like Braums' route... but don't worry! It's not that I think it's badly written or something like that. It's personal preference. I don't like the whole "small, scared, tsundere, cute and feminine guy". BUT THAT'S ME. Many players will love him I'm sure and enjoy his route (:

I only unlocked 3 endings (all good ones and I think the best ones?) but I'm curious about the others and about the locked CGs in the gallery... but I can't go for the bad endings on purpose ;_; After all that happiness? I CAN'T.
Paris’ CGs are pretty great (; I’m sort of happy you played Rafael’s route second, I imagine it was nice to get that closure after Paris’ end xD

It’s okay, I wanted to make sure the romances as varied as possible, not every relationship is for everyone! Hehe I’ll never tell about the locked CGs... c;

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I cannot even get Rafael's route. Someone help?
Hmm, the only reason I can think of is that you’re trying to play Rafael’s route as a Reaver. Rafael can only be played when Ash is a Cubi, or Shika. If you chose that background and are still unable to choose his route, please let me know!
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#9 Post by theshrimplord » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:09 pm

minyan wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:33 pm
theshrimplord wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:18 pm
I cannot even get Rafael's route. Someone help?
Hmm, the only reason I can think of is that you’re trying to play Rafael’s route as a Reaver. Rafael can only be played when Ash is a Cubi, or Shika. If you chose that background and are still unable to choose his route, please let me know!
That was totally the reason!

Okay so on to the questions:

1. I loved the game! The world is very unique and each race is really interesting. I also LOVE a game where I can customize the character. I did think that some of the color choices were way saturated (namely the eye color), but picky picky. I wish parts of the story were a bit more fleshed out but I didn't walk away feeling unsatisfied--just a bit more curious than would be ideal. I also wish there was at least one more CG for each route. Honestly, one of the BEST I have ever played. The graphics did hurt my head at first with the shading style but I also don't have depth perception in one eye and I think that's what messed it up for me. My vision did adjust eventually but it did seem... skewed? but obviously not everyone is visually impaired

2. I have completed Paris and Rafael so far, so I will comment on them. I have hidden answers due to spoilers.

Paris as a f!Reaver:
So the whole route Ash keeps talking about how "Paris never liked them like that" yada yada yada, but we don't ever actually see that. In fact, it's really obvious Paris is super interested and almost painful how clueless Ash is. Other than that, I LOVED the route. The CGs were so hot and Paris was surprisingly sweet and not nearly as much of a jerk as I thought he would be from the little prologue bit. I do wish his backstory was more fleshed out because it seemed very rushed and I had a lot of questions that never really got answered. That being said, I thought Paris and Ash were an amazing couple!
Rafael as a f!Shika:
Ngl, was disappointed you can't romance Rafael as a Shika. I fell in love with Reavers because you never really get to play as physically strong females and my Reaver Ash was my favorite. I also thought Reaver Ash would be ideal with Rafael... but I digress. I LOVED Rafael in Paris's route and wanted to romance him ASAP. His route was so intriguing and I enjoyed how blunt but clueless he was. I liked his CGs, but I feel they weren't as powerful as Paris's (which is a shame). Overall, I preferred Rafael's route but I had a lot of questions as well. What happened to the rest of his family? Is Lorelai also an assassin? So after 3 years could they come out of hiding? etc etc.
3. *Touching the sky*. Also:
The inn kiss CG with Paris and the Shika Kiss with Rafael
Again, the customization was GREAT

4. I felt that certain parts of the story weren't fully fleshed out, especially the parts I mentioned in the spoiler tags above. I also didn't like that Ash and Paris
never get any weapons and are kinda just completley useless to the guild. Like, I didn't expect them to become experts, but they couldn't even buy like a dagger to try and be a bit more helpful?
5. None that I can immediatley recall

6. I think that the little icons for choices are cool, but it was frustrating they didn't have the name of them. I forgot what the icons stood for and had to go back and take a screenshot. I also included some other things I wish we had seen in some of the spoiler tags. Overall, it was a really good game! I wish we had gotten some more general CGs with the whole gang, but I get that you can't just have oodles of art.
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#10 Post by minyan » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:29 pm

theshrimplord wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:09 pm
minyan wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:33 pm
theshrimplord wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:18 pm
I cannot even get Rafael's route. Someone help?
Hmm, the only reason I can think of is that you’re trying to play Rafael’s route as a Reaver. Rafael can only be played when Ash is a Cubi, or Shika. If you chose that background and are still unable to choose his route, please let me know!
That was totally the reason!

Okay so on to the questions:

1. I loved the game! The world is very unique and each race is really interesting. I also LOVE a game where I can customize the character. I did think that some of the color choices were way saturated (namely the eye color), but picky picky. I wish parts of the story were a bit more fleshed out but I didn't walk away feeling unsatisfied--just a bit more curious than would be ideal. I also wish there was at least one more CG for each route. Honestly, one of the BEST I have ever played. The graphics did hurt my head at first with the shading style but I also don't have depth perception in one eye and I think that's what messed it up for me. My vision did adjust eventually but it did seem... skewed? but obviously not everyone is visually impaired


2. I have completed Paris and Rafael so far, so I will comment on them. I have hidden answers due to spoilers.

Paris as a f!Reaver:
So the whole route Ash keeps talking about how "Paris never liked them like that" yada yada yada, but we don't ever actually see that. In fact, it's really obvious Paris is super interested and almost painful how clueless Ash is. Other than that, I LOVED the route. The CGs were so hot and Paris was surprisingly sweet and not nearly as much of a jerk as I thought he would be from the little prologue bit. I do wish his backstory was more fleshed out because it seemed very rushed and I had a lot of questions that never really got answered. That being said, I thought Paris and Ash were an amazing couple!
Rafael as a f!Shika:
Ngl, was disappointed you can't romance Rafael as a Shika. I fell in love with Reavers because you never really get to play as physically strong females and my Reaver Ash was my favorite. I also thought Reaver Ash would be ideal with Rafael... but I digress. I LOVED Rafael in Paris's route and wanted to romance him ASAP. His route was so intriguing and I enjoyed how blunt but clueless he was. I liked his CGs, but I feel they weren't as powerful as Paris's (which is a shame). Overall, I preferred Rafael's route but I had a lot of questions as well. What happened to the rest of his family? Is Lorelai also an assassin? So after 3 years could they come out of hiding? etc etc.
3. *Touching the sky*. Also:
The inn kiss CG with Paris and the Shika Kiss with Rafael
Again, the customization was GREAT

4. I felt that certain parts of the story weren't fully fleshed out, especially the parts I mentioned in the spoiler tags above. I also didn't like that Ash and Paris
never get any weapons and are kinda just completley useless to the guild. Like, I didn't expect them to become experts, but they couldn't even buy like a dagger to try and be a bit more helpful?
5. None that I can immediatley recall

6. I think that the little icons for choices are cool, but it was frustrating they didn't have the name of them. I forgot what the icons stood for and had to go back and take a screenshot. I also included some other things I wish we had seen in some of the spoiler tags. Overall, it was a really good game! I wish we had gotten some more general CGs with the whole gang, but I get that you can't just have oodles of art.
I would have liked to do more CGs, but I had to set a limit for myself so I didn't just end up drawing forever xD Maybe one day I'll go back and add more, but I'm satisfied with how many I was able to do. There were bits I would have liked to explore more, but I tried to answer as many questions as I could given the timeline the story takes place in, either in game or through the extras. Sorry you were left wanting!

As far as Paris and reaver!Ash goes,
I tried to imply that after his inn scene at the end of chapter 1, he started trying to pursue Ash without being obvious about it. The pirate attack sort of woke him up in regards to how he feels, so to speak.
Ash is definitely clueless though xD

Paris and Ash were definitely useless in terms of fighting. After the fact, I do sort of wish I'd given them more active roles, but at the same time, neither of them have that sort of experience and aren't likely to be helpful even with weapons.

As for why reaver!Ash can't romance Rafael, aside from it increasing the writing to have all three routes be romancible by all three races, as a Reaver Ash was raised much differently than the Cubi and Shika routes. They are more likely to fall for Paris, who's been their childhood best friend for years, or the other Reaver (Braums) who joins their party, because they haven't had many opportunities to be around other Reaver's like themselves and would be more intrigued by them. That's why I focused on those two routes for reaver!Ash. c:

Thanks for playing and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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#11 Post by Larite » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:58 pm

Okay, I finished it and it was absolutly divine! I'am in love with all characters, Ash included of course, they are so cute, I cannot help it!
I love that there are not only love and romance, but a beautiful friendship too, characters's interactions were precious, I never laughed so hard :lol:
Thank you so much for this game! It was such an awesome experience :D

Okay, back to questions:
1. I guess I pretty much answered that one already? :mrgreen: I love this game, I love how title make a sense in the end and I certainly LOVE every single character, they are absolutly blast! Story and setting seems interesting too, though it's still looks somewhat sketchy - I would like to know more details about all this political situation and differences between races (in a cultural way). Still it's more material for future games, I guess :)
2. Oh, I was! I completed all three of them, and while Paris stays my favorite (he is so hot and I'm so in love with childhood friend's romance, I cannot help it), I really didn't expected to be so touched by Rafael route.
I mean, I knew his history when I started romance him and I was sure he isn't my thing - I don't like killer's types - but he was so CUTE! When Ash playfully ask if he hitting them and he suddenly told "Yes", I just squek :oops: It was so adorable, he is so adorable ^^
With Braums I feel myself his mother sometimes, but it was still cute in its own way - he is such an innocent boy and he was planning to court Ash, I almost melt when I heard it :) Though now, after I finished Rafael's route and find out about him and Paris it does feel awkward to pursue any of them.
Oh well, I guess I can pretend I didn't see it. Sorry Braumsy, but Paris is mine! :twisted:
3. The part in the ramen tavern, when they all was eating and sharing stories, I guess. It just feels so nice and friendly, I love an atmosphere.
As for a romance part:
Paris's scene with him and Ash in a one bedroll - it was so hot and Ash's inner monologue "Yes I'm horny, there is just so much my libido can take!" was hillarious! ^^And their scene with a kiss near the end: Paris was suddenly so vulnarable and so afraid after this, it pains me, but it perfectly shows his feelings for Ash.
Shika kiss with Rafael. I never knew that holding hands could feel so intimate, so special and beautiful.
Rejection scene with Braums. Poor guy, I felt so sorry for him and Ash.
4. I didn't agree with some epilogues I guess, but nothing really serious mind you, I love this game!
Child in Paris's route shouldn't be such a surprise given his history, but it still was and I don't feel like Ash about this subject.
Rafael going away in every single route besides his own breaks my heart, we're still his friends, we cannot just abandon him like that!
Braums-Paris couple made me a little uneasy but I'm not a fan of LI side-romances in general, I just feel myself getting in the way between them (and jealous, ugh).
Besides that (and there aren't big things, really) I cannot really think of everything. It's perfect. Everything is perfect, I just want more! :lol: Okay, sorry, but I really do love the game.
I didn't found any bugs and English isn't my first language, so I'm not the one looking for typos sadly. But if I didn't notice anything, it means there are nothing really bad here at least.

Wow, I rambled quite a lot, sorry! But I guess I can sum up everything with a simple "thank you!". The Pretenders Guild is incrediably fun game, I love every minute of it and I hope to see more games from you in a future :D

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#12 Post by minyan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:12 pm

Larite wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Okay, I finished it and it was absolutly divine! I'am in love with all characters, Ash included of course, they are so cute, I cannot help it!
I love that there are not only love and romance, but a beautiful friendship too, characters's interactions were precious, I never laughed so hard :lol:
Thank you so much for this game! It was such an awesome experience :D

Okay, back to questions:
1. I guess I pretty much answered that one already? :mrgreen: I love this game, I love how title make a sense in the end and I certainly LOVE every single character, they are absolutly blast! Story and setting seems interesting too, though it's still looks somewhat sketchy - I would like to know more details about all this political situation and differences between races (in a cultural way). Still it's more material for future games, I guess :)
2. Oh, I was! I completed all three of them, and while Paris stays my favorite (he is so hot and I'm so in love with childhood friend's romance, I cannot help it), I really didn't expected to be so touched by Rafael route.
I mean, I knew his history when I started romance him and I was sure he isn't my thing - I don't like killer's types - but he was so CUTE! When Ash playfully ask if he hitting them and he suddenly told "Yes", I just squek :oops: It was so adorable, he is so adorable ^^
With Braums I feel myself his mother sometimes, but it was still cute in its own way - he is such an innocent boy and he was planning to court Ash, I almost melt when I heard it :) Though now, after I finished Rafael's route and find out about him and Paris it does feel awkward to pursue any of them.
Oh well, I guess I can pretend I didn't see it. Sorry Braumsy, but Paris is mine! :twisted:
3. The part in the ramen tavern, when they all was eating and sharing stories, I guess. It just feels so nice and friendly, I love an atmosphere.
As for a romance part:
Paris's scene with him and Ash in a one bedroll - it was so hot and Ash's inner monologue "Yes I'm horny, there is just so much my libido can take!" was hillarious! ^^And their scene with a kiss near the end: Paris was suddenly so vulnarable and so afraid after this, it pains me, but it perfectly shows his feelings for Ash.
Shika kiss with Rafael. I never knew that holding hands could feel so intimate, so special and beautiful.
Rejection scene with Braums. Poor guy, I felt so sorry for him and Ash.
4. I didn't agree with some epilogues I guess, but nothing really serious mind you, I love this game!
Child in Paris's route shouldn't be such a surprise given his history, but it still was and I don't feel like Ash about this subject.
Rafael going away in every single route besides his own breaks my heart, we're still his friends, we cannot just abandon him like that!
Braums-Paris couple made me a little uneasy but I'm not a fan of LI side-romances in general, I just feel myself getting in the way between them (and jealous, ugh).
Besides that (and there aren't big things, really) I cannot really think of everything. It's perfect. Everything is perfect, I just want more! :lol: Okay, sorry, but I really do love the game.
I didn't found any bugs and English isn't my first language, so I'm not the one looking for typos sadly. But if I didn't notice anything, it means there are nothing really bad here at least.

Wow, I rambled quite a lot, sorry! But I guess I can sum up everything with a simple "thank you!". The Pretenders Guild is incrediably fun game, I love every minute of it and I hope to see more games from you in a future :D

Thank you so much for playing, and for all your feedback! I really appreciate it. I'm so glad that you loved all the characters. I do wish I'd been able to flesh out the world more, but as you said, maybe in future games c;
As for Braums and Paris, that pairing is most likely when Ash is a Shika pursuing Rafael, hence why it only unlocks after you complete that route. If that makes you feel any less awkward xD
It made me sad too that
there's no end where they're all together, but that was how the cookie crumbled. I will try for happier ends in my next project ^^;


Anyway, thanks again for the lovely comment, it was a pleasure to read c:
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#13 Post by Rainbow Colors » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:03 pm

Rafael was absolutely adorbs??????? i wanted to go for Paris first, very disappointed when I couldn't(on my first playthrough), then just went for Rafael and 12/10 no regrets

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#14 Post by minyan » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:30 pm

Rainbow Colors wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:03 pm
Rafael was absolutely adorbs??????? i wanted to go for Paris first, very disappointed when I couldn't(on my first playthrough), then just went for Rafael and 12/10 no regrets
Haha I'm glad he didn't disappoint! Thanks for playing ^^
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#15 Post by theshrimplord » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:37 pm

Oh I also forgot to mention----I LOVE the soundtrack. I've actually been booting the game to run in the background so I can play the soundtrack while I write or draw.
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