Aw, thank you for your comments n_n; I'm glad you are enjoying it!
For the character designs, they mostly went on typical anime cliches, ahaha... Like, Noelle is the quiet/mysterious girl, and those kinds of characters are often white/silver-haired and wear light colors, so her design was based around that idea. And the ribbon just came from some vague idea of 'a lot of visual novels have girls with ribbons in their hair' - so I didn't make many deep considerations about it XD I can write something a little more in-depth and post my initial character designs if you want, though - but my own art isn't very good, ahaha XD
no, Tsuzumi does not have any redeeming qualities! Apart from, maybe, the fact that she genuinely does really love Eri?
She mostly characterised by being really, really selfish, and also not thinking things through very much before she does them. She's also, mainly, a joke character, so she doesn't get a lot of character development - I don't think she's important enough to deserve it. But I found her a lot of fun to write XDD I think, a lot of the time, these very obsessive siscon characters from anime and visual novels tend to be male, so it was fun making a female character who is just as shameless and over-the-top.
There is a scene you can get where you have a discussion with her about why she's so obsessed with Eriri, but if you don't like her aleady it will probably not change very much.
Maybe I should post a guide. A few endings can only be achieved by making very, very specific choices, and the last ending is probably pretty difficult to actively find unless you stumble upon it by accident, ahaha...
I even got lost trying to get all the endings during my own playtests of this VN XD
I would love something more indepth! I got a few more endings since the last time I posted.
Blood Loss, Communication, Promise, Mushrooms, What if?, and Big Smile.
and these characters were built from regular cliches? I could almost write books about each one! I really dig your writing!
I almost wish
that the three days Atchan was there was a time loop of sorts. That way he'd remember some of the things the others said and call them out on their behavior. Especially (I hate liars) Noelle. She seems to know Atchan is a certifiable doof who has very low self worth/esteem issues, but is still willing to kill him simply because he avoided her out of sheer nervousness? She either doesn't seem to understand that she's proving his point or she's lying(irony?) to herself about how she feels about Atchan and simply wants to kill him out of spite. She also lied about her bunny habit and being angry in the first place! And while Atchan really is a doof, he's no Makoto. (He actually reminds me more of Shinji and the cowardly lion character archetype, with his fear and later acceptance of change.) He may have messed up, there is no way he is the only one who messed up bad and does not deserved to be judged by someone such as Noelle. Amu is partly to blame as well with her showing off his Atchan's letters knowing full well that Noelle liked him too. She could have encouraged her to write to him too and give her Atchan's address, buuuut I guess she was reading to much of her shojo manga and saw Noelle as a rival so she decided not to help her out of fear of losing Atchan.
and so far, I think Amu is
best girl, out of everybody's psychosis she seemed to be the most well adjusted.(yeah I know she stabbed Atchan with a fork but at least she saved his sorry behind from Noelle in one ending.) She was also crucial in convincing Noelle to not kill herself or anyone else. While I have been critical of Noelle, I don't hate her at all(she needs like at least a sea of friendly support and hugs.) , I just wished she tried to reach out to Amu, since Amu had a direct connection to Atchan. Maybe Noelle and Atchan could have learned their lessons earlier this way. Eri is meh honestly. She should learn sisters before misters
by the way, I couldn't help but notice that
all three leads had some sort of contact with Amu's Shojo manga.(manga is evil?) They all should have been reading Higurashi instead. Maybe then they'd trust their Nakama.
I kid I kid.
a guide would be awesome as I'm kinda stuck at 5 endings left.
Thanks again for the good read!