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    To put it more simply - the twist being that there is no twist is a great if done well, which I think it was here
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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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Interesting Routes: Aqua

by Karifean on 11-30-2017 at 10:21 PM
There's something truly magical about Himawari that I didn't really realize back when I first read it but have come to appreciate about it more and more.


Himawari has an enforced reading order, something you don't see a lot in galge without a strong plot focus. However, like other visual novels such as Fate/Stay Night can use it to drive the plot and themes forward in parallel tales, so too does Himawari use it to give us ample

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru is now on Steam

by Karifean on 11-18-2017 at 02:57 AM
Well, at last, it happened. It's been a long time coming, Umineko Chiru is finally available for purchase on Steam, and alternatively MangaGamer's own website.


Umineko Chiru - Steam Store Page

This is the second half of Umineko of course, so if you haven't read the first half yet, you can get it here.

I've stated how much Umineko means to me many a time before,

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Little Busters! English Edition is now available!

by Karifean on 11-01-2017 at 05:36 PM
As of today, Little Busters! English Edition is available for purchase on Steam!

Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/63...glish_Edition/



The game is 20% off during its launch week, putting it at a respectable price of around half that of CLANNAD's, even though the two are quite similar in terms of sheer content value (though Little Busters contains

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Dies Irae Review

by Karifean on 08-03-2017 at 01:32 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 clichť, 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 09:57 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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