What arc should i try next?

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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by RecoiL » Thu May 31, 2012 3:57 pm

...There's a Kenji ending? This is gonna be good...
Also, getting the bad endings before getting the good ones shouldn't spoil the experiance, right? (Like I said, I want to get all of them, but no way am I leaving the worst for last)
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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by Enemy | » Thu May 31, 2012 4:00 pm

RecoiL wrote:...There's a Kenji ending? This is gonna be good...
Also, getting the bad endings before getting the good ones shouldn't spoil the experiance, right?
I'd go blind on each route at least once before deliberately going for the bad endings or not. Feels more genuine that way.

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Re: Order?

Post by Evenstar » Thu May 31, 2012 4:12 pm

Emi> Shizune> Lilly> Rin> Hanako

I started out with no guidance, charts, or spoilers. I took a lot of notes and made many save files as I stumbled along. I chose to work on the physical aspect first so I ended up with Emi. After my interactions with Shizune in the previous track, I went for her (okay, tsundere with glasses helped :oops: ). Lilly was chosen next as I wanted to see her side in regards to Shizune. Rin is a great emo rollercoaster that kept me wondering about my choices until I finished. After all the others, Hanako seemed to be very low-key but I was pleasantly surprised by the final act. I only got one bad ending when I made a Very Stupid Choice on the Shizune path.

I've got the flow-chart now so I can find all the bad endings and complete the picture collection. However, I'm going to play a good ending game between each bad ending I do to keep me perked up. The one bad ending I've seen made me so sad and horrified that I remedy it at once. Found the right save point and stayed up past 3 a.m. so I could do the good ending.
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Re: Order?

Post by Dr. Robotnik » Thu May 31, 2012 5:20 pm

Hanako->Lilly->Emi->Shizune->Rin.
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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by yummines » Thu May 31, 2012 6:03 pm

RecoiL wrote:...There's a Kenji ending? This is gonna be good...
Also, getting the bad endings before getting the good ones shouldn't spoil the experiance, right? (Like I said, I want to get all of them, but no way am I leaving the worst for last)
It happens if you fail to "lock in" a girl in act 1. I got it on my first try for Hanako (though i was mainly just doing options i hadnt last time) . Its the "manly picnic" everyone refers to

Players tend to get bad ends out of the way to save the good feels for later. Hanako and Rin (the only girl with 2 bad endings) are notorious for having heartbreaking bad ends

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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by stanman237 » Thu May 31, 2012 6:06 pm

I would suggest doing Lily after Hanako or Hanako after Lily because they are close friends and their paths mirror each other pretty well, other than that do what you want and feel like doing

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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by rydiafan » Thu May 31, 2012 7:01 pm

i love how ppl push shizune aside saying the story is not as deep ... the one choice in her path has the biggest impact of all the story arcs ... i say play shizune and lilly back to back ( 2nd or 3rd or as the last 2 ) because of how they interact with each other ( in both there arcs )

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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by metalangel » Thu May 31, 2012 7:02 pm

Go for whichever girl you find the most attractive/interesting... once you've done her route then you can play it more like a book or game and see the other possibilities.

I will try and say this as unspoilery as possible without putting it in blocks so you will still see it, and it is just an advisory: early on you will unavoidably be encouraged by the medical staff to do something regarding your condition. Agreeing will all but irretrievably set you on a path towards a certain girl and make it hard to get any other girl's route. Again, you can't help but encounter this choice so just bear it in mind as it sent me down a detour the first time I played through.

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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by RecoiL » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:11 pm

Well, I got a little opening in my exams and other activities, so I think I'll try Rin's arc. She did always seem rather intriguing, though I expect this to be rather... complicated...
Thanks for the feedback, by the way!
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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by Megumeru » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:41 pm

You can follow the suggestions most people give with the routes, or just pick what you want to do. Your call, really.

My take? When I'm reading VNs/Novels and watching almost anything these days, I do the very thing I am not supposed to do when enjoying fiction.
Analyze. Analyze. Analyze. Analyze. Analyze. And analyze some more.

I don't know whether I should curse or thank my high school program for this, but nonetheless it did gave me a lot of pointers and allowed me to get the most out of this masterpiece...well, I think I did. You can go and try it (analyze every line, character reactions, prose, etc.):D
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Re: How do you get the most out of this masterpiece?

Post by metalangel » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:54 pm

RecoiL wrote:Well, I got a little opening in my exams and other activities, so I think I'll try Rin's arc. She did always seem rather intriguing, though I expect this to be rather... complicated...
Thanks for the feedback, by the way!
There is a guide (which I know you're trying to avoid) that explains how you end up getting each route based on each decision. Rin's is hard to get from the looks of things, you need to avoid getting too much from any of the other girls.

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Re: Emotions - Where to proceed from now?

Post by NoPurposeNaji » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:34 am

ArazelEternal wrote:
Arcfault wrote: When I reread Emi's storyline and you bump into Lilly in the library, she makes the comment that "I thought you forgot about me…" goddamn knife in my stomach.
I know how you feel. I had the same reaction after re-reading Emi's arc after I finished with Lilly's. Its easy to get emotionally involved with the characters. A little too easy.

My initial playthrough I ended up getting Emi's bad ending. It hit me hard. I didnt sleep at all that night. Maybe got one hour. Then on top of that I had to work the next day. I really had to bite my tongue at work that day. Thankfully I was able to keep myself from being an asshole. Then I went home after work that night, and after spending time with the family, I went back and replayed her arc and got her good ending. I felt a lot better after that.

Dont let a bad ending, or a lot of feels keep you from playing the game or pursuing other routes. IF your coming off a bad ending, go for a good ending like Lillys or Hanakos.
I've read your posts on other threads, and i find it really inspiring-ish. Cheers to you mate :)

I personally decided to finally push ahead with this girl i like. i didn't go full out and ask her out, but i decided to get started :D Cheers!

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Good ending and leave it or?

Post by SpamJam » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:03 pm

I have completed emi's good ending but should I go for the bad ending or just leave it and go onto another storyline instead?

All advice is appreciated :D
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Gandara » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:13 pm

You only really need neutral / bad endings to complete your percentage of artwork (and even then there are a few you don't need at all). You won't be gaining anything else besides some percent and artwork by doing 'em. I'd recommend just carrying on with the other stories. If you happen to get a bad end by mistake, just rewind yourself to a previous save and try it again.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Brogurt » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:15 pm

Get all the endings and you'll get a really cool and worthwhile picture

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