Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

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Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by NoGoodUsernamesLeft » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:37 am

I'm currently in act 3 of Emi's route (my first route), and I have a question: do I miss out on either 'the spirit of the game', or on important info, if I avoid the bad endings and only do the good endings? The characters in this game hit really close to home sometimes, and I am reluctant to see them suffer.

What I mean with 'the spirit of the game' (couldn't think of a better term from the top of my head), is this: is the difference between the good and the bad endings

Good ending: happiness - depressive, emotional things happen - everything gets resolved
Bad ending: happiness - depressive, emotional things happen - everything stays depressed

or

Good ending: happiness - not really depressive or emotional things happen - everything gets resolved
Bad ending: happiness - depressive, emotional things happen - everything stays depressed

?

If it's the first, I would rather miss the bad endings, but if it's the second, I guess I would have to play the bad endings. Also, if the bad endings give important information, I would like to know that as well.

Also, if it's the second option, would you recommend doing the good ending first and then the bad, or vice versa?

Since I'm not far in the game at all, please make sure you don't use examples that contain spoilers.

Thanks in advance!

PS: the spoiler in the topic title is that there are good and bad endings (even though it's somewhat obvious).

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Re: Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by Rykthrall » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:41 am

As a general rule, you miss out on alot of heartache if you avoid the bad endings. But hey, isn't that the incredible attraction of this game? The fact that 2D characters can make you cry your heart out?

....

In other words, yes, you do miss out on alot of incredible things. The main downside is that you might sink into depression.

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Re: Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by NoGoodUsernamesLeft » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:49 am

Rykthrall wrote:In other words, yes, you do miss out on alot of incredible things. The main downside is that you might sink into depression.
That's wat I was afraid of.. Damnit, that means I'll go emotionally numb for days after completing it.

So, with that out of the way (though if your opinion differs, please comment):

Is it best to do the bad endings first and then 'fix' everything by doing the good endings? Or do you automatically see the first ending you get as 'more true', meaning I should start with the good endings?

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Re: Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by Guest Poster » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:53 am

Yes, you miss out. As awful as some may make you feel, you'll also get to know parts of the characters that are only lightly touched upon in the good endings. (or not at all) I personally think if you witness the bad endings, you'll appreciate the good endings more.

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Re: Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by Harlequin13 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:41 am

Ugh, perhaps you do miss out, but think about your sanity and your heart - consider if they can take the hit. It might not be worth it, as boring as that may sound to some degree.

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Re: Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by Evvinartopski » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:04 pm

You shouldn't plan ahead to deliberately avoid bad endings, though. That kinda kills the whole purpose of the choose-your-own-adventure part of visual novels. Just take it as it comes, and if the ending is sudden and sad, try again.

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Re: Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by Drake » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:15 pm

Why do I get depressed when I get the good endings..?

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Post by Nekken » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:54 pm

It really is best to take the game as it comes along, the first time you play it. But the blow from the bad endings is softer if you get the good endings first, because that way the bad endings aren't your first impression of how the story ends. It's not much softer, but it's something.

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Re: Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by Mirage_GSM » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:17 am

I usually tried to get the bad ends out of the way first, so they're not the last thing I read.
Guess it's different for everyone...
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Re: Do I miss out if I only do the *spoilers* endings?

Post by MrJackFrost » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:33 am

Mirage_GSM wrote:I usually tried to get the bad ends out of the way first, so they're not the last thing I read.
Guess it's different for everyone...
Can't agree more. I got Shizu's good ending first and then her bad ending. I replay her story just to avoid having bitter aftertaste, not to mention that the ending pic of her "bad route" is depressing by itself. (_ _")a
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