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Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:05 pm
by Oddball
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As the majority of the active posters here now started after the finished game was released, I'm curious as to how many of you have gone back and played the Grid 1 version of the game, and what your thoughts on it are.

I think it's safe to say that it was a very different game and that most of the girls on vaguely resembled their final versions. I mean, just looking a the picture you can that much. Emi is tall for crying out loud (or at least average height)!

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:17 pm
by Guest Poster
It's been a pretty long time since I played through, but a few things stood out in my mind:

1) Yeah, Emi was tall. She seemed to have a larger chest too.
2) Witnessing Rin actually making sense was kind of a shock.
3) Hanako seemed less jumpy and quicker to warm up to Hisao, but she got some weird fixation with...I can't remember what it was...random trivia?
4) Biggest thing I noticed was Lilly. I'm not sure why but for some reason her presence seemed boring. She's lacking a certain appeal she definitely had in Act 1, but I can't put my finger on it. Oh and Oneesama was very jarring. Glad they took THAT out.

All in all, Act1 was a massive improvement. Of course, Grid1 was never meant to go public, so I kinda feel bad critizing something I wasn't meant to experience in the first place.

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:09 pm
by Oddball
3) Hanako seemed less jumpy and quicker to warm up to Hisao, but she got some weird fixation with...I can't remember what it was...random trivia?
She seemed to enjoy climbing and had an in-depth knowledge of the history of the school. Of course neither of those things were as jarring as the fact that she seemed actually talkative.

She also struck me as a lot more openly bitter and possibly self destructive.
4) Biggest thing I noticed was Lilly. I'm not sure why but for some reason her presence seemed boring. She's lacking a certain appeal she definitely had in Act 1, but I can't put my finger on it. Oh and Oneesama was very jarring. Glad they took THAT out.
I do kinda wonder how her route would have played out without having Akira as her older sister and her being the oldest sibling instead.

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:29 pm
by OtakuNinja
The drills. 'Nuff said. 8)

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:56 pm
by KeiichiO
I played Grid 1 about a month after initially playing KS. I don't mean to sound blunt, but it was pretty bad compared to the final product. I know it was a first attempt, but it wasn't set up very well. I'm glad they changed things up and took on a totally different approach to KS.

Also, what the hell is wrong with Hanako? She's barely even shy, and even seemed arrogant. Very different from her personality in the final product.

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:23 pm
by Xanatos
Grid1...Was like playing KS in Bizarro world, to be blunt. :lol: Interesting to compare but...Definitely a good thing they changed it.

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:37 pm
by Xybaro
Grid 1 is an Alpha version of KS, roughly.

That being said, Grid 1 Rin is the best Rin.

:lol:

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:23 pm
by YZQ
Didn't even know Grid 1 existed until now. Then again, I was under a rock during KS's development.

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:26 pm
by win746
Where can I get Grid 1?

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:27 pm
by MutilatedManequin
From what i've seen, the Grid 1 of KS was suuuuuuuper grim dark. HANAKOS GOOD END WAS SUICIDE :cry:

Really glad they turned that bus around. Jesus tap-dancing Christ
Other than that, Yamaku looks super different. Looks more Japanese. And Lilly has a dog? What madness be this?

Thank You KS, for not turning my waifu into sui/homicidal maniac. :mrgreen:

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:36 pm
by Xanatos
win746 wrote:Where can I get Grid 1?
Google. Seriously, it's not hard to find at all. Did you even try?

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:39 pm
by Oddball
MutilatedManequin wrote:From what i've seen, the Grid 1 of KS was suuuuuuuper grim dark. HANAKOS GOOD END WAS SUICIDE :cry:
Grid 1 never actually made it that far... It didn't make it to the end of the first day actually.

Yamaku was a lot darker though. Probably comes mostly from the backgrounds they used. The place seemed to be very dark and cold.

Oh, and if you think that was dark, you should have read one of Crud's original ideas where Hanako went crazy and murdered Hisao, RIn, and ... I think a few other people.

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:48 pm
by MutilatedManequin
Oddball wrote:
MutilatedManequin wrote:From what i've seen, the Grid 1 of KS was suuuuuuuper grim dark. HANAKOS GOOD END WAS SUICIDE :cry:
Grid 1 never actually made it that far... It didn't make it to the end of the first day actually.

Yamaku was a lot darker though. Probably comes mostly from the backgrounds they used. The place seemed to be very dark and cold.

Oh, and if you think that was dark, you should have read one of Crud's original ideas where Hanako went crazy and murdered Hisao, RIn, and ... I think a few other people.
Yeah, but thats not too impressive. Ever hear of School Days? They had multiple BAD endings where you or someone else was murdered brutally, yandere style. In the anime, his head gets cut off, and shows the girl snuggling it in a row boat.

The fuck puts suicide in the GOOD ending? Seriously?

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:52 pm
by YZQ
School Days is one of those VNs where the PC is really holding the Idiot Ball. And Kokonoe should give a lot more groin kicks to her bullies.

Re: Grid 1

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:15 pm
by Oddball
They had multiple BAD endings where you or someone else was murdered brutally, yandere style.
Personally, I don't like the term "yandere". I think it gives the character more class than they deserve.

I usually prefer something along the lines of "crazed psycho bitch." No use sugar coating it.