I'll start apologizing in case I might do or write something wrong, english is not my first language and this is the first time ever I'm interacting through a forum. Actually, I just created this account to reply to this topic. Also... I have a tendency to talk too much when I like something...
I felt encouraged to write this because I think I had a different experience with the game than most. I never payed K-Pop much attention, I simply didn't know anything about EXO, that is, until I played most of the routes, got curious and watched their videos. That was it: I'm addicted now. Like, really addicted. It's been a week that I'm listening to all of (and only) their songs, watching all interviews, most hours of my days are being spent with the group. It's crazy. So, thanks for presenting them to me. I'm so late that Kris, Luhan and Tao already left EXO
but still... It's been nice and fun.
I answered the survey already, but I wish to add some things here... Hopefully I won't be boring.
1. Which love interest was your favorite?
Talking about the real ones... I'm in love with Lay, Kris and Chen. I really like Sehun too, but then again... All the 12 guys are amazing and talented. Playing the game, still not knowing the guys, I was really interested on Sehun (my first route), D.O. and Kai.
2. Which route plot was your favorite?
Sehun, Lay, Tao, D.O. and Chanyeol's. Clearly I enjoyed the game a lot since I'm having trouble picking just one or even two in both questions.
You said above you're curious about everything, including the order of the routes we go for so I'll state that from first to last.
Sehun, Luhan, Suho, Chanyeol, Baekhyun, Lay, Xiumin, D.O., Kai, Chen, Kris, Tao.
I was mostly choosing the places that interested me the most which was the ideia for the MC anyway, not having any context about the guys and mostly not knowing who was in each place with few exceptions,
like Luhan (for seeing him on Sehun's route and thinking he was sort of cute) or Baekhyun (flirty and fun on Chanyeol's route).
3. Did you find the secret route?
Yeah, right after Chen acted like a jerk. Hahahahaha I figured that the secret route would be accessed if you rejected the other guys. However, they were all so nice I didn't want to reject them. I thought I would try the secret route last. Then Chen came up... "Screw him!" I thought hahaha I went for Kai and after finishing his route went back to play Chen's. I wanted to go through all of them, so I did.
4. What made you play this game?
Well, there you go. You stated that you were especially curious if the case was not being a fan, and that made me want to share my experience even more. I sort of already said the game made me find a new crazy passion and that I didn't know anything about the group or K-Pop for that matter. I think the reason I actually gave it a shot was because I hadn't played a visual novel with the school thematic for quite a while and missed it. Also, it attracts me when there are a lot of possible routes/love interests, it's a lot easier to find one that you really enjoy and feel excited about. Most of all I like to experience new and different things and I'm definitely happy with my decision to play the game.
5. Any critiques?
They're not really critiques
, but... The routes are too short. I say that's not a real critique 'cause I get it. If you made longer routes, it'd be even more work. Coming up with a story of 2-3 hours or more per route and execute it? Having 12 of them? Yeah... That would take serious time and dedication especially for a first game. And of course, the game was still good, short but sweet. I usually like longer, deeper stories, but this was awesome the way it was. The whole warm, sweet, light feeling worked! I actually found myself going "Awww!" in every route as far as I remember. Usually, I don't feel like that at all, it's harder for me. I guess is only natural to want something we like to last longer, that's all.
The other thing would be after I got to know EXO and its members a bit.
To me, Chen didn't feel like Chen from what I've seen of him. I fell in love exactly because he feels the opposite; Gentle, kind, cute, fun, playful... I had a hard time imagining him saying or doing some of the things he does on the game for whatever reason... However, I don't know them for that long, so I might be completely wrong or ignorant of this side of his. I just had the feeling that wasn't a Chen, totally Chen route, I expected something a little different. Still, I wasn't disappointed or anything.
After answering, I'd like to ask something just to be sure: There's only one CG per character (With exception of Kai) or was I just unable to unlock them?
Anywaaay, after saying so much, thank you again for making this game! The survey asks if we'd play a sequel, extension or additional route and I would absolutely LOVE that!
I'll surely be checking your other projects, you've got yourself a follower.
is that if I don't already seem like a crazy fangirl, I went so far as to see a plush unicorn today and thinking of Lay immediatly. Of course I bought it and named it Lay. Closest to Lay as I'll get for now.