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    I just like how the game goes about twists - from an outside angle, making it something completely different, rather than something that would play into an expected resolution. The impostor reveal didn't disappoint me simply because I thought it was incredibly original that something so intriguing is just played as something so minor, especially since that was actually the impostor's M.O. - he was completely unremarkable on his own, so no one really knew who he was.

    But yeah, we all take in media differently and that's awesome
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    Well, the first thing is Monokuma stating that they all lost their memories of their time together at school. The player is lead to think that it's impossible - rehashing the big plot twist from the first game would be so lame. But they do just that, except it makes sense in the context of the universe and makes total sense as it's not played up in the slightest. The we have the first victim - in both games its someone that's built up to be incredibly important for the rest of the game, but that completely changes once they bite it. Additionally, the impostor was built up even more as it was a returning character, but not only is that expectation defied by him playing no role, even the "big reveal" that he's an impostor and not Byakuya is just hand waved instead of being the big deal you'd expect him to be, as he's one of the most important players in the first game. Then there's the suicide you'd expect but this time around, the cuisine victim isn't labeled the killer because of a technicality where this isn't actually a suicide, and your Kirigiri stand-in that you'd expect to stay with you till the end, just like Kyoko, dies after that penultimate case. There's more examples on TV tropes but those are the ones that I remember standing out the most, atm
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    Review is up
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    Still, I don't think the experience would be complete, because you are still expected to pick up on them. Which is what I meant about going on the meta level and subverting expectations - you expect certain things to go a certain way not just because you're aware of certain tropes, but because analogous events happened in the last game.
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    I don't think so. The entirety of the finale is heavily reliant on info from the first game. Sure, you get a sorta recap, but it's kinda hard to wrap your head around if you haven't really "been there", I would imagine
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    He should be fine, I think. I mean, I think the game is better than the anime, but at least he knows the story
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    Thank you! I'll add it to my wishlist then
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    I have but I'm not sure how my computer would handle it. My graphics card is pretty bad so if a game has too much going on visually, it'll keep crashing my computer. Undertale seems to have some pretty basic graphics so it might work but I worry that it would crash like... midfight or something. But I have been thinking about it.

    Grandia II does touch on similar themes as FFX (and Tales of Symphonia) but I wouldn't call it better or worse. While they all touch on the same themes, they focus on different aspects of it and handle it in completely different ways.
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    There's actually a cheap Steam game called To The Moon I think that I'm excited to buy when we get some extra money. I'm also almost done Grandia II. I've been making my way through my to play list pretty well overall. Still have tons to go though, but I'm excited to try so many new games
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    Awesome ^.^ Any idea what you'll be playing next?
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Dies Irae Review

by Karifean on 08-03-2017 at 12:32 AM
Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ is a visual novel created by Light. It was one of the most renowned JP-only VNs before finally getting a localization in June of this year.

Come, gather and bear witness to my opera, now in the making.

Its script is the height of cliché, I am forced to admit. And yet...

Its actors are of the finest fold; beyond exquisite.

Thus, I believe you will find it enthralling.

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Umineko: Episode 4 Tea Party

by Karifean on 07-09-2017 at 08:57 PM
You talk too much. All you have to do is honestly say 'I'll kill you'.

For those that don't know, the climaxes of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 are my 3 favorite moments in Umineko (which also makes them my 3 favorite moments in fiction overall), all for their own individual reasons. I've been dying to talk about them for a while. I figured I'd start with the Episode 4 Tea Party, quite possibly the greatest example of Ryukishi's writing skill of them all.

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SubaHibi set for late August release

by Karifean on 07-04-2017 at 01:03 PM

So this probably won't be relevant for most people here since non-PG and all, but SubaHibi, one of the most hyped visual novels in recent memory, is set to be released in English in late August.

The method of release is kind of strange, ngl. Apparently they offer the first chapter of the game in all ages on Steam for 30 bucks and then provide

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Little Busters is on Steam Greenlight

by Karifean on 04-30-2017 at 12:25 AM
As of just now, Little Busters! English Edition is on Steam Greenlight. While the release date is a vague "2017" it's pretty cool to see *something* happening nonetheless.

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Can't be that much longer now, can it!
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Higurashi Ch. 5 Meakashi released on Steam

by Karifean on 04-29-2017 at 12:36 AM
So for anyone following this series, or interested in following it, Higurashi Chapter 5 - also known as Meakashi - was just released on Steam. I felt like announcing this here because it's my favorite arc in Higurashi and one where I feel Ryukishi's talent in writing characters really comes out for the very first time.

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