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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by ihatepeace22 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:14 am

I am definitely going to have to come back to replay the routes without Rin's route hanging over me.

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by Subarashii » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:10 am

I did Emi's route first by accident and I admit I became somewhat attached to her but I went on to do Lilly's route and, I have to say, Lilly completely overpowered any attachments I may have had to Emi. At this point I don't really want to do any other routes when I think of the relationship I had with Lilly instead. As for Emi, I just feel somewhat sorry for anyone who ends up with her in the future what with her not wanting to get close with anyone.

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by Snelx » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:29 am

The more i play this game,
the more i think i having split memories.

It is like doing some kind of time travel.
Where i reset and back to the starting point.

Feeling down with Hanako when Lily is away to Scotland,
together with the Déjà vu feeling that it is getting good with Hanako, when Lily is away to Scotland.

sooner or later,
the overlapping timelines of parallel worlds might break me down. :?
It's kinda funny, I've played a bunch of VN's and for the first time I'm feeling apprehensive about going down another path. I'm thinking weird crap like how will Hanako ever be happy if someones not there for her.......
If Hanako's writer reads this I want you to know that I thank you for giving me this wonderful treasure.

- Rykn

華子 - Hanako - 'flower girl'

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by viduuskamen » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:39 am

I am very glad to see that I'm not the only one with this issue, and for the folks sharing their experiences... thank you.

After playing through Hanako's route... and receiving the neutral ending before the good... I didn't want to play anymore...
I felt like I would be "cheating" and the guilt was just too much to take.

It took much self-coaxing and forced curiosity that I should at least complete the "game," before I managed to start it back up... this time picking Lilly's route to (fearfully) see what would happen to Hanako had you NOT chosen her. Sorry Lilly.

It's unimaginable, the amount of relief I received throughout her path, that Hanako turned out very well (If almost as well as if you had been with her). And perhaps it's because of Lilly's nurturing attitude toward Hanako, that I ended up feeling very comfortable with Lilly too.

I don't know if I would have been able to continue if I did not see a positive closure on Hanako in Lilly's route...

It's almost circular logic that you would approach the girl that interests you the most and develop the attachment. Which in turn desensitizes your feelings towards the other girls... at least it was for me.
"It's kinda funny, I've played a bunch of VN's and for the first time I'm feeling apprehensive about going down another path. I'm thinking weird crap like how will Hanako ever be happy if someones not there for her.......If Hanako's writer reads this I want you to know that I thank you for giving me this wonderful treasure."
-Rykn

[I feel like a giant jerk for completing the game.]

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by INFERTakuya » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:42 am

Snelx wrote:The more i play this game,
the more i think i having split memories.

It is like doing some kind of time travel.
Where i reset and back to the starting point.

Feeling down with Hanako when Lily is away to Scotland,
together with the Déjà vu feeling that it is getting good with Hanako, when Lily is away to Scotland.

sooner or later,
the overlapping timelines of parallel worlds might break me down. :?
Oh no, you're starting to turn into Maebara Keiichi. Hope you don't contract Hinamizawa Symdrome. :lol:
Endings Obtained

Emi: Bad End|Second Chance|Good End
Hanako: Bad End|Neutral End|Good End
Lilly: Bad End|Good End
Shizune: -In Progress-
Rin:

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by Snelx » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:06 am

INFERTakuya wrote: Oh no, you're starting to turn into Maebara Keiichi. Hope you don't contract Hinamizawa Symdrome. :lol:
:lol: I didn't notice this!!

OMG! Wheres Rena hiding?
It's kinda funny, I've played a bunch of VN's and for the first time I'm feeling apprehensive about going down another path. I'm thinking weird crap like how will Hanako ever be happy if someones not there for her.......
If Hanako's writer reads this I want you to know that I thank you for giving me this wonderful treasure.

- Rykn

華子 - Hanako - 'flower girl'

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by Hicks » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:51 pm

Just finished going through all the routes a few hours ago. Wow... I now have the problem where starting up another game from the numerous ones I've bought and played over the years I just find myself shrugging and thinking, why bother? All I'm going to end up doing is shooting/hacking/hitting things until they stop moving or variations on that theme.

KS has really spoiled me when it comes to games now, it's made me laugh, cry, angry, tense and thoughtfull all with a fantastic level of skill, the only thing to come close otherwise was Pathologic. It's particularly special for me as while far less dangerous than Hisao's condition I too had issues with arrhythmia - successfully solved in my case, but to have a main character with a connection like that really hit me. Take into account that Rin had a lot of the characteristics and personality traits of someone I was involved with for two years, another artistic individual, two very angry, frustrating and painful years and more parallels were drawn, the small but oh so sweet moments of happiness made me smile then grimace at the overall memory. I made the same choices in KS that I would of in real life and made the same mistakes getting the bad ending. Perhaps I learnt my lesson this time? :D

With each of the girls there was a moving and memorable journey something I've tried to encourage others to play to only hear "you're kidding right? It's just a game" to them all I can do now is shrug and think what a loss it is to them. Just waiting for them to extoll the virtues of whatever song, film or book they come across and wonder why I'm irritated at their double standards.

To the creators of KS though - a true heart felt "thank you" what you've made is a very special thing. However, you've just made it rather awkward to go back to pretty much all of the other games I have now! :wink:

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by 68000 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:34 pm

Yeah I'm probably not going to sleep much tonight (again) :lol:
Done three of the five routes so far and I think I'm going to take a little break before doing the rest (mainly Rin).
The game actually made me think about things, mostly about not "judging a book by its cover".
Pfff who needs Skyrim? :lol:

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by random poster » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:35 pm

I had a different experience. It's easy to begin a new path, but my favourite is probably Rin and I kind of want to read it again. It seems this game didn't have the same impact on me I've been reading here and all over the Internet. No tears here, but some gut-wrenching moments like Rin's collapse in the exhibition opening and Hanako's just before the end. Might have something to do with my age (32) and the fact that I don't have any experience of being in love or in a real relationship... Mostly this game just made me depressed of missing out. Like I haven't lived at all.

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by viduuskamen » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:39 pm

Reflecting on my own past, and some of the heart-wrenching scenes in the game, I really doubt the wisdom of the ones who said:
It is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.

I respectfully disagree; it almost feels like ignorance is bliss can be justified here...
"It's kinda funny, I've played a bunch of VN's and for the first time I'm feeling apprehensive about going down another path. I'm thinking weird crap like how will Hanako ever be happy if someones not there for her.......If Hanako's writer reads this I want you to know that I thank you for giving me this wonderful treasure."
-Rykn

[I feel like a giant jerk for completing the game.]

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by chicunsu » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:44 pm

viduuskamen wrote:Reflecting on my own past, and some of the heart-wrenching scenes in the game, I really doubt the wisdom of the ones who said:
It is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.

I respectfully disagree; it almost feels like ignorance is bliss can be justified here...
And i respectfully disagree.....
In some cases i prefer ignorance, but in this case i have to agree.
To know love is something necessary.... i think....
BAH, was going to really start thinking so much... REST IS PERSONAL, but i still disagree <.<
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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by alabaster » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:58 am

68000 wrote:Done three of the five routes so far and I think I'm going to take a little break before doing the rest (mainly Rin).
Same here. I did Emi first, was blown away, then Lilly (which I liked), and then started to feel really burned out by the time I finished Rin. I saved Hanako and Shizune (as the two girls I was most interested in from the start) for last, but now I think I'll wait at least a few days before starting one of those routes. I'd like to cherish them and not rush things. I actually sort of pity the people who've already blasted through to 100% and have nothing left to do.

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Re: I can't play this "game" anymore.

Post by Snelx » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:01 am

alabaster wrote: Same here. I did Emi first, was blown away, then Lilly (which I liked), and then started to feel really burned out by the time I finished Rin. I saved Hanako and Shizune (as the two girls I was most interested in from the start) for last, but now I think I'll wait at least a few days before starting one of those routes. I'd like to cherish them and not rush things. I actually sort of pity the people who've already blasted through to 100% and have nothing left to do.
To prevent Déjà vu feelings, i suggest to read through the whole text from the start while you are playing a new path.
It will help in story and extend some time for you to finish too :lol:
It's kinda funny, I've played a bunch of VN's and for the first time I'm feeling apprehensive about going down another path. I'm thinking weird crap like how will Hanako ever be happy if someones not there for her.......
If Hanako's writer reads this I want you to know that I thank you for giving me this wonderful treasure.

- Rykn

華子 - Hanako - 'flower girl'

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Re: Lilly's Route (Good Ending?)

Post by Dixor » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:40 am

Thank you, so much. When I got her bad ending, I broke down more than once.
"That can't be the end. This can't end this way," I thought.
I come here. You guys, you saved me.
There is happiness, afterall.
Thank you.

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Re: Lilly's Route (Good Ending?)

Post by Kazuki » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:47 am

Nightlinks wrote:After going all the way through again, I finally found out the secret to getting her good ending.

I knew this before, but Lilly is a very traditional and honest character, and she expects the same in return. I suspect a lot of you probably didn't tell her about the letter, or waved off her questions at the summer house. Don't! Tell her about these things, be honest with her!

That's how you get the good ending =)

I shed manly tears again, good ones this time though.

E: Oh wow, hivemind, thanks though!
Wow, the summer house question was relevant? I swear, some of these choices can be so mean.
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