Mirage_GSM wrote:I was searching for "suicide" and "killed himself" so "taking his own life" fell through the cracks^^°
Yap, recently had that one meself.
I've been thinking less on my preconceptions of the routes as in: 'What I expected would happen and what plot twists would occur.' but far moreso in the sense of: 'Do I feel like this route will dissapoint me or delight me in the end?' It's hard to remember what my expectations were based on this question from way back a year ago - it's far easier to remember what you thought of something in the beginning rather than how you felt about it (at least for myself the newer emotions quickly replace the out-of-date ones whereas I can remember the thoughts of the 'old me' much more easily)
So if I may hijack this thread a little - forget all the plot-related stuff: How good or bad were your first impressions of each girl in each route? (think moreso in terms of how you felt about the characters as 'real people' rather than what you thought would happen in this fictional setting)
-I remember I really liked Emi from the start so I suppose that'd be few surprises at the end.
-Shizune I didn't like that much at all in the beginning. Felt she was wayyy too bossy with the whole Student Council thing, but after seeing all the hard work she and Misha put in and having Hisao become a part of that she really won me over by the end so yeah - I was really surprised by how my feelings towards her changed by the end of her route.
-Hanako's route made me ambivalent I think. I guess I was just halfway preparing myself to be dissapointed by the end missing the point of such a character...and being pleasantly surprised to see the exact opposite of that.
-Lilly's route I honestly...can't remember what I expected of it initially. Lilly's demeanor being so diplomatic and cards held close to chest I think contributed to this heavily and by the end there was little to really attract me. So I suppose no big surprises either emotionally.
-Funnily enough, I'd say that whereas plot-wise Rin's path surprised me a lot, emotionally it didn't at all. Right when I got to the scene before her Act 2 started, I already knew that I'd like her route the most. So while she surprised me a lot plot-wise, emotionally there were no surprises at all.