What makes this game for me..

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What makes this game for me..

Post by VenatorUnum » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:26 am

..Is honestly the music, it brings me so in the mood of the entire story -especialy- on Hanako's route. (No spoilers imminent so no worries)

I can't stress enough just how beautiful some of these segments are thanks to the background music.
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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by Ace_Marine » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:34 am

For me its everything. The art= superb. The music=orchestral and perfect mood set. The writing= perfect! So realistic.
its just the polish. It feels like a game made by professionals over 5 years not an indie game. It surpasses everything i've read so far. Really I can't say enough about this game

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by Worthington » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:39 am

Some of the new tracks are really good, and while the music has definitely been IMPROVED in the game, I don't know if they're better, strange as that sounds. They're more technically competent, have more flourish and pizzazz, and sound much cleaner than in Act 1, but they've lost a very heavy emphasis on the original melodies (best examples would be 'Out of the Loop' and 'Raindrops and Puddles', which just don't stick out as much any more). That said, they're still great. Generic Happy Music and Breathlessly are probably my new favourite tracks.
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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by toue » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:42 pm

I thought the music was fantastic, I actually stopped in the middle of a few scenes because I wanted to see what the song was, and it absolutely made one moment towards the end of Rin's path for me.

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by Arcassa » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:50 pm

I can't listen to shadow of the truth anymore without going near suicidally depressed because of Shizune's bad end.

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by AndR » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:53 pm

I could listen to Painful History for hours.

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by Palas » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:00 pm

AndR wrote:I could listen to Painful History for hours.
Oh, good Lord. This.

And Moment of Decision. And Comfort. And Nocturne.

And, to be honest, the whole masterpiece of the directing in KS is in just how each song carries a feeling. Each new time you listen to Caged Heart ingame you get the "Oh. Shit. What's wrong what's wrong MAKE IT STOP" feeling more and more.
While we are here discussing, Hanako is somewhere hopping from dark to darker tiles. Alone.

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by clyspe » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:04 pm

This is coming from someone who completely didn't follow the games development, so I'm likely among strangers, but the music for this game is spot on. The way certain pieces come in at just the right time really do justice to the writing's natural punctuation and I really enjoyed the three paths I've played so far. Now if I can only figure out how to get to Hanako's act 2 :shock:

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by Deltamon » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:14 pm

VenatorUnum wrote:..Is honestly the music, it brings me so in the mood of the entire story -especialy- on Hanako's route. (No spoilers imminent so no worries)

I can't stress enough just how beautiful some of these segments are thanks to the background music.
Thanks for a wonderful VN.
I agree with you 95% but during few parts of the game, the music acts kind of as a spoiler.. Since you know that either something happy or sad is going to happen, before it even happens since the music starts bit too early in some parts.. Like for example during the part where Hanako freezes at the class room after her birthday is mentioned. The sad music cues bit too early.

The music itself is really good and enjoyable tho.. And the looping is really well made and subtle at most parts. I do however remember having some issues with the original music during the Act 1 and how they ended.. I'm glad that they fixed those for the full version.
clyspe wrote:Now if I can only figure out how to get to Hanako's act 2 :shock:
Spend time with her.
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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by Esa94 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:17 pm

Palas wrote:
AndR wrote:I could listen to Painful History for hours.
Oh, good Lord. This.

And Moment of Decision. And Comfort. And Nocturne.

And, to be honest, the whole masterpiece of the directing in KS is in just how each song carries a feeling. Each new time you listen to Caged Heart ingame you get the "Oh. Shit. What's wrong what's wrong MAKE IT STOP" feeling more and more.
Moment of Decision was tearing my soul apart. Or something like that anyway.

I mean, yeah, not as bad as Caged Heart but I just always felt like something is wrong and I can't do shit about it (Which... is pretty much true considering the later acts don't have that many choices.)

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by contown » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:02 pm

The "Innocence" track that plays in a lot of the biggest scenes gets to me EVERY time.

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by Yonowaaru » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:41 pm

Was Raindrops and puddles even in the demo? I don't remember that name at all.

Also, my favourite would probably be.. whats-his-face... Hibaki? I think it's supposed to be Emi's theme. I love the upbeat cheerfulness of that song, it just fits so well with the person herself..

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by MasterHavik » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:18 pm

This game is a middle finger to all the anime haters calling games like this a Weeaboo's dream. What makes this game for me is the fucking story and how bad it makes me feel for the main character and the girls you can pick.
My first visual novel.....and I think I'm in love with chicks who don't talk a lot.

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by AndR » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:20 pm

Yonowaaru wrote:Was Raindrops and puddles even in the demo? I don't remember that name at all.

Also, my favourite would probably be.. whats-his-face... Hibaki? I think it's supposed to be Emi's theme. I love the upbeat cheerfulness of that song, it just fits so well with the person herself..

Hokabi?

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Re: What makes this game for me..

Post by aridiel » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:28 pm

Four Leaf Studios made if for me. Does that count as a what? Or is it rather a whom?

They did a great job regardless. I think I like the most the fact that it isn't entirely contrived like I thought it would be - far from it in fact. I mean a few things are obviously contrived since it's a story in a bit of unusual setting but that's ok and I hardly thought about it, really.

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