Choosing naturally, I felt most attracted to Hanako first, but ended up first in Emi good and Hanako good, then Lily good. The Lily path is really a showstopper for me. So much that it almost should have been an unlockable path. If I had ended up in the Lily path first, the only other girl I'd re-play KS for would be Hanako, and I would have missed the Emi path which turned out to be good in another way. Feels like Shizune will forever be part of the extended in-laws now, and Rin will be a bro.
geekahedron wrote:I think Lilly's route is not just the best for her and for Hisao, but
Hanako's independence is even better for her than in her own storyline!
Considering the Hanako path ends before
Lily comes back from Scotland, and she's already kissing in public by then
I'd still say Hanako will end up at least as good in her own path as in Lily's, though she gets there in a more traumatic way.
Panty Supervisor wrote:Lilly must have been using the boys' bathroom to take a shower.
You know, I noticed this too but I thought it was a plothole at the time so I didn't think more about it. Oh Kenji, what a lovely start of the uprising it would have been.
Nyarly wrote:Cliche is probably also the reason why she got many suitors even in her old school. Which was an all-girls one. Well, that fits to her name...
Ah, I forgot about it being all-girls at that point in time. Thanks for bringing this up. Haha.
alabaster wrote:Just...not more KS. It's like when somebody makes a sequel to your favorite film even though the original ended on the perfect note to begin with.
A sequel, as in a story of what happens after the good ends? Yeah, don't want that. Heck, I haven't yet brought myself to finish KS after the first three paths I played. But with visual novels, you don't have to do a sequel. You can do extension packs, additional paths, or play as a different protagonist, etc. If done well, it can be a good bonus, perhaps surpass the original. If the devs had wanted to expand on the universe, sure. It's more that it would be unfair to demand more unpaid hard work and drama - they deserve to move on. Maybe it'll be a bit like the Touhou universe - a bit of official work, tons of fan art.
Guest wrote:So earlier on someone made a comment that they did not feel Lilly grew as a character during her story. (...)
Guest Poster wrote:A good way to describe Lilly would be "pleasant but subtly distant".
Kudos for these two guest posts.
Irandrura wrote:I actually responded to the ending not with tears, but with a sort of determined panic. My reaction was:
"No. No. No, this is not allowed to happen. These two people are not allowed to split up. If she leaves I swear I am going to make Hisao fly to Scotland and learn English and live there, because break-up is not acceptable."
Take Misha's hair and drill through the Earth's mantle if you have to man. Just get there. We have
Japanese exchange students here in Europe, how hard can it be? Heck working at a fish farm or something. Anything, man!
Might have led to an awkward situation if they ended up breaking up anyway, but at least that would be better than the neutral end.
Terrato wrote:but if it just so happens that this can't be changed, then i guess i mine as well be part woman (emotionally)
I wish to be the little girl, basically, but I didn't cry as one. I giggled as one.
Jailbot wrote:The worst part is that I can't even discuss it in real life because everyone I associate with dismisses it as a "hentai game where you take advantage of cripples" when it really isn't and it really pisses me off because it's so much more.
Well this is kind of inescapable. It is like the whole premise of the project, but it's played so straight that it has surpassed its origins.
And this sort of reaction also will come along when other entertainment involving disabled people comes along. The Norwegian version of "Beyond Boundaries" ("Ingen grenser") got accused of being cripplesploitation by some at first, but it ended up being a huge success, and it doesn't exploit the participants in the least.
I don't know maybe try to point out that it's an erotic visual novel between disabled people - the protagonist is disabled too remember.
Loved tenderly: Emi (g), Hanako (g), Lily (g). Friend-zoned: Shizune, Rin. To-do: Kenji, Yuuko, Misha