i usually lurk on the forums, but i've always liked your games and this one was a whole Ride that i had
1. did you enjoy it overall?
i did! i had planned on playing it anyway, but i was ambivalent about the amnesia plot at first. i've seen the trope so many times in tv and movies that my first instinct was to just skim through until the penny dropped. you guys hinted it was a different take on the trope so i was expecting it, but i was pleasantly surprised with the direction you took! not just with the mc's identity, but also the circumstances surrounding their amnesia and the roles alto and caesar played in their life. i was screaming I KNEW IT I KNEW IIIIIIIIIIIIT at my laptop when it was revealed that
the mc was given the mission to kill caesar.
btw idk if cursing is allowed in the forums, but there were many expletives at all the plot twists lmao, even if i saw some of them coming. all in all, mnemonic devices is a solid vn and i would definitely recommend it to anyone!
2. who was your favorite character?
surprisingly, the mc.
i had expected that alto would be my favorite just from the design. he seemed like my type lol. but he veered a bit from my expectations lmao. not exactly in a bad way, i just thought he'd be more stoic. but he was great! meanwhile with caesar, i didn't think i'd like him at all tbh. and of course
, i ended up liking him in the end lmao. his other side, when it concerned his job, added so much nuance to him, and i honestly like that side of him better. not exactly as a love interest, but as a character. i like characters w/ gray morals.
but the mc!!!!! god, they were so great. i loved that the vn was more about them. identity and what it means to be human is definitely an interesting concept when it concerns
i saw you worked on this my soul and i definitely saw some similar elements, though executed a bit differently. us having the choice of customizing the mc at the start felt a little more personal and more integral to the story, it was awesome.
3. anything that could be improved?
i wish we could've had more choices that didn't center on caesar or alto. it would've added another dimension to the mc's path in figuring out their identity. at some parts, it felt more like we were being defined by how the two men saw us prior to the accident.
4. favorite/least favorite part?
my favorite part was looking through all of mc's past memories. it was great seeing how their relationship developed w/ alto and caesar over time and seeing the change in mc throughout the course of the mission.
like how in the beginning the mc thought their body was weak, but by the end of one of the guys' route (i can't remember which), they admitted to liking it. i just love all the little things like this that show the mc becoming more "human."
also i adored
that snapchat cg of caesar and the mc so much, it was so cute! my least favorite part is probably the thing i touched on number three. another thing was that there seemed to be a few things that were unexplained. i got all the cgs, but i'm not particularly sure i got all the endings bc i was confused by
the mc telling alto in his route that she figured out there was a mole in the syndicate and just ending abruptly on that. if i understood the part w/ alto in the end of the route where the mc gets 'killed' correctly, then i'm assuming he's the mole??? if so, it seemed to come out of nowhere compared to the rest of the plot twists. but idk if there were hints i just didn't pick up on lmao. honestly it was a bit bittersweet bc i really wanted to see how that panned out, and if this wasn't a nano project, i would've thought there would be a sequel following that plotline. but i digress.
OH WAIT HOW COULD I FORGET THE CHOICE OF KILLING CAESAR OR NOT. god that packed a punch. it was both a favorite and least favorite moment, bc i couldn't choose and the emotional payoff for either choice, when i finally forced myself to make it lmao, was huge. i got a bit teary-eyed when an mc romancing caesar chose to kill him ngl. ;u;
but yeah, i really loved the game! it was great! you should all be proud of what you guys accomplished! ❤
btw, just wondering, those two greyed out memories, could you really not view them? or do you have to do something specific to unlock those?