Replaying the Game

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Which route should I play first?

Emi
10
24%
Hanako
9
22%
Lilly
7
17%
Rin
7
17%
Shizune
8
20%
 
Total votes: 41

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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Walshy12238 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:20 am

Oddball wrote:When I first played it, I didn't see it that way. Hisao didn't know where anything in town was and he had no clue where Lilly was going.

Rather than seeing it as ...
[ ] Go hang out with Hanako
[ ] Go Hang out with Lilly

I saw it more as
[ ] Go hang out with Hanako
[ ] Wander around aimlessly and not accomplish anything
For some reason, even the first time I played it, I realised what it was. I guess I just assumed since Hisao knew Hanako would be in the library, and that Lilly would be somewhere in the town, that it was really just a choice between who you wanted to try and spend time with
Lilly > Hanako=Emi > Shizune > Rin

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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Oddball » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:31 am

Walshy12238 wrote:
Oddball wrote:When I first played it, I didn't see it that way. Hisao didn't know where anything in town was and he had no clue where Lilly was going.

Rather than seeing it as ...
[ ] Go hang out with Hanako
[ ] Go Hang out with Lilly

I saw it more as
[ ] Go hang out with Hanako
[ ] Wander around aimlessly and not accomplish anything
For some reason, even the first time I played it, I realised what it was. I guess I just assumed since Hisao knew Hanako would be in the library, and that Lilly would be somewhere in the town, that it was really just a choice between who you wanted to try and spend time with
Actually it makes sense that it would work that way, however in the game they make it fairly obvious that the cliches don't always apply. Just because you think something is going to happen when you pick a choice, doesn't mean that it will.

because of this, even when the game does rely on typical VN style choice, it never quite felt obvious what was going to happen to me.
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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Walshy12238 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:41 am

Oddball wrote:
Walshy12238 wrote:
Oddball wrote:When I first played it, I didn't see it that way. Hisao didn't know where anything in town was and he had no clue where Lilly was going.

Rather than seeing it as ...
[ ] Go hang out with Hanako
[ ] Go Hang out with Lilly

I saw it more as
[ ] Go hang out with Hanako
[ ] Wander around aimlessly and not accomplish anything
For some reason, even the first time I played it, I realised what it was. I guess I just assumed since Hisao knew Hanako would be in the library, and that Lilly would be somewhere in the town, that it was really just a choice between who you wanted to try and spend time with
Actually it makes sense that it would work that way, however in the game they make it fairly obvious that the cliches don't always apply. Just because you think something is going to happen when you pick a choice, doesn't mean that it will.

because of this, even when the game does rely on typical VN style choice, it never quite felt obvious what was going to happen to me.
Well before KS I'd never played a VN, so I guess I just wasn't really thinking about second guessing it because I had a fresh perspective on it.

I feel like most of KS is fairly straightforward in terms of figuring out what the choices are going to lead to; when you play Risk with Shizune, and you have the option to play either aggressively or defensively, it seemed to me like it was pretty straightforward as to what I was choosing; do I want to appeal to her competitive nature and win her over? Or do I want to be defensive and show that I'm not that type of person?

Then again there are choices like choosing to talk about the letter or not that had me completely fooled
Lilly > Hanako=Emi > Shizune > Rin

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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by OtakuNinja » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:39 am

Oddball wrote:Just because you think something is going to happen when you pick a choice, doesn't mean that it will.
That was true in two cases... I don't know about you, but I've certainly never comforted any of my friends with my dick. :P

And then there is the fight at Emi's house... that wasn't really obvious. :?
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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Xanatos » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:40 pm

OtakuNinja wrote:
Oddball wrote:Just because you think something is going to happen when you pick a choice, doesn't mean that it will.
That was true in two cases... I don't know about you, but I've certainly never comforted any of my friends with my dick. :P
I don't know about you but I knew what "context" was so it all went exactly as expected. :P
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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Dream » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:44 pm

Xanatos wrote:
OtakuNinja wrote:
Oddball wrote:Just because you think something is going to happen when you pick a choice, doesn't mean that it will.
That was true in two cases... I don't know about you, but I've certainly never comforted any of my friends with my dick. :P
I don't know about you but I knew what "context" was so it all went exactly as expected. :P
Man, all this talk about the "comfort" scene makes me look forward to it. Not only does it sound hilarious but it's also now impossible for me to get the wrong choice thanks to the spoilers.
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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by SpecimenSix » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:51 pm

Dream wrote:Man, all this talk about the "comfort" scene makes me look forward to it. Not only does it sound hilarious but it's also now impossible for me to get the wrong choice thanks to the spoilers.
Well right and wrong is somewhat subjective with that one. Who wouldn't want to cheat on their girlfriend with Misha after all? :lol:
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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Xanatos » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:10 pm

Dream wrote:
Xanatos wrote:I don't know about you but I knew what "context" was so it all went exactly as expected. :P
Man, all this talk about the "comfort" scene makes me look forward to it. Not only does it sound hilarious but it's also now impossible for me to get the wrong choice thanks to the spoilers.
If you're not with Lilly or Rin, you've already made the wrong choice.
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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Dream » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:24 pm

Xanatos wrote:If you're not with Lilly or Rin, you've already made the wrong choice.
I guess that explains the off/lacking-feeling in Hanako and Emi's routes :lol:
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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by MegaMoto » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:34 pm

Dream wrote:
Xanatos wrote:If you're not with Lilly or Rin, you've already made the wrong choice.
I guess that explains the off/lacking-feeling in Hanako and Emi's routes :lol:
Gonna have to disagree the routes go.
1.2. Emi/Hanako (couldn't decide)
3. Rin (love Rin love her)
4. Lilly
5. Shizune
But everyone can like who they like not for me to say.

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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by ArtisticAngel16 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:58 pm

Xanatos wrote:
Dream wrote:
Xanatos wrote:I don't know about you but I knew what "context" was so it all went exactly as expected. :P
Man, all this talk about the "comfort" scene makes me look forward to it. Not only does it sound hilarious but it's also now impossible for me to get the wrong choice thanks to the spoilers.
If you're not with Lilly or Rin, you've already made the wrong choice.
Good sir, I like you already. =P Rin is win.

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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Amydt » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:23 am

ArtisticAngel16 wrote:
Xanatos wrote:
Dream wrote:Man, all this talk about the "comfort" scene makes me look forward to it. Not only does it sound hilarious but it's also now impossible for me to get the wrong choice thanks to the spoilers.
If you're not with Lilly or Rin, you've already made the wrong choice.
Good sir, I like you already. =P Rin is win.
B-b-b-bu-but, Hanako!?!? I Lilly's route is still adorable though.

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Re: Replaying the routes

Post by Xanatos » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:47 pm

Amydt wrote:B-b-b-bu-but, Hanako!?!? I Lilly's route is still adorable though.
Hanako is adorable as hell but loses points because dealing with her is like pulling teeth. Goddamn social recluses...

Emi's is all kinds of cute too.
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Re: Replaying the Game

Post by Seeker91 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:22 am

Well, I'm going to replay it and complete my current saves to 100% which won't take too long I think.
I'm probably going to replay it to completion yet again, this time by moving my save files to another location just to be safe.
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Re: Replaying the Game

Post by Solistor » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:08 am

So despite my previous post about what I was doing with decisiveness, I didn't expect this thread to be as popular as it was and as such many of the route votes changed. On top of that I came across the android version which, while having a few minor glitches, makes my decision for me regarding starting over clean with new save files. I've already been playing towards the Hanako/Lilly route through Act 1, so I'm most likely going to go Hanako's route first, then save Lilly's for last seeing as it's the only one with an Epilogue, and that's sort of symbolic to me.

At any rate, onward and upward my friends; I'll see you around.
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