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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by ~Shultz » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:23 pm

If you feel like you have to get them, then get them. If you don't feel like, then don't...

I did Hanako's bad ending last night, and I played her route for the first time many weeks ago, when I first get the game. I didn't felt prepared for it after finishing it for the first time, so I did Emi's, Lilly's and Kenji's through those weeks before going to Hanako's bad ending

Still, the ending took me off guard. So, do the endings whenever you feel like
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Oddball » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:24 pm

I think most of the bad endings let you see aspects of the characters that you wouldn't normally get to see if everything goes well. I'd recommend getting all the endings.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Gandara » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:41 pm

Yeah, aspects like DESTROYING YOUR FEELS FOREVER.

I'm just teasing. I personally didn't find any real satisfaction by doing the neutral + bad ends, but some folks do.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Dalton4888 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:45 pm

I would just watch the bad / neutral endings on youtube, they're bound to be there. You do get a really cool image for 100% completion, but you can find that on the interwebs as well. My feels were in immense distress for like 2-3 days after all of the bad endings, it was awful lol.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Enemy | » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:45 pm

I wouldn't right now.
Play through each route naturally, then come back for the 100%.

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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Mirrormn » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:20 pm

You shouldn't skip Shizune's bad ending, because you can't actually understand Shizune's route in its entirety unless you read the bad ending, become utterly confused by it, and then spend forever trying to figure it out.

You shouldn't skip Rin's neutral ending, because it is probably the best section of the entire game, from a certain point of view.

Emi and Hanako's neutral and bad endings, and Rin's bad ending, don't have very much literary content, since they are so short and abrupt. They still give you a little more insight into the characters, but you can skip them if you want.

Lilly's neutral ending is completely unnecessary unless you want to earn the 100% completion image.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Snow_Storm » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:23 pm

Brogurt wrote:Get all the endings and you'll get a really cool and worthwhile picture
Yeah, if you like bad artwork.

Anyway, here's a link to all the good/bad/normal endings uploaded by yours truly. Warning: Obvious spoilers ahoy!

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... re=mh_lolz
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Megumeru » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:01 am

there's the suicidal route.

Complete all the good endings then gun for all the bad endings. I wouldn't recommend it, but I'll say just go for both good and bad.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by ZXRN » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:37 am

I agree with schultz. (I just play them randomly so whichever one I get, that's it.)

I do my best to get the good ending though, so unless your aiming for a 100% go for it dood!
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by SpamJam » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:51 am

Thanks guys for the replys might do good ending and leave it or just do try to do all the endings to flesh out the character more :D
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Oddball » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:13 am

SpamJam wrote:Thanks guys for the replys might do good ending and leave it or just do try to do all the endings to flesh out the character more :D
Like I said, try for all the endings, but most importantly, DON'T use any type of guide until you've gotten at least two endings with everybody. Good or bad, the endings mean more when you've earned them.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Sk3tch » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:27 am

Enemy | wrote:I wouldn't right now.
Play through each route naturally, then come back for the 100%.
This is what i did. I played through each route and got the good endings for all of them except Shizune. Once i finished a route good or bad, i deleted the save file and went on to the next girl. Now however i am trying to 100% this game.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by dunkelfalke » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:01 pm

I always try to get all endings. I want to know all aspects of the story.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Kouryuu » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:01 pm

Really up to you. I personally recommend all endings, especially of your favourite character(s). They may be sad but you also may like them. I heard people say how they felt after Hanako's bad ending and expected to be torn apart but it turns out I really liked it(not because I enjoyed seeing her upset but the scene was so powerful).

I guess it depends how you view it. You might be satisfied with just the good ends or you might want to know all there is to know about a character.
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Re: Good ending and leave it or?

Post by Evenstar » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:50 pm

I'd recommend finding all the good endings before making a point to find the bad/ neutral ones. I managed all five with only one failure along the way with Shizune. This was so devastatingly awful that I had to stay up late and find the good ending or I knew I would have bad dreams. Lucky for me, it was easy to figure where things went wrong.

Even though I want to complete the picture collection, I'm still reluctant to pursue a bad path. I found the "Manly Picnic" path and ended up staring blankly at the screen when done. Frankly, after that and what had happened with Shizune, I'm a bit scared to see the other bad endings. After three acts of well written emotional turmoil, it breaks my heart to see it all fall apart in the final act, usually due to a bad choice on my part.

My current plan is to unlock a bad path and then spend a few days doing happy stuff so I can calm down.
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