Katawa Shoujo.

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Katawa Shoujo.

Post by Setarious » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:22 am

I just completed my first playthrough, I was a bit disappointed as I managed to seduce Emi (I really wanted Hanako from the moment I saw her for the first time in the class room, I thought to my self her!.... the shy girl with the Scars shall be mine!) But pushing through my disappointment, I managed to cry for ages. I actually felt the emotions pouring out of everyone I met in the game, Hisao's rage and anger when Emi started to push him away, the pain she was hiding.... all of it made me drown in a pool of feels. I applaud you Fellow 4channers!

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Re: Katawa Shoujo.

Post by MegaMoto » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:30 pm

Sounds like my experience. Emi is my favorite shoujo. Hanako is super good to though.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo.

Post by pandaphil » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:33 am

Welcome to our world Setarious. :)

The game messes with your heart all right, but its well worth it. Looking forward to your thoughts on the other girls.
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Post by Potato » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:22 am

Welcome to the club. I lost all my KS data so it looks like I'll be joining you on the quest to (re)completion. :mrgreen:
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Post by Xaredian » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:35 am

I would have gotten Emi, if I didn't go "doe" and restarted. As I wanted to read Hanako's bit. Then Lilly's. Took me a little bit to actually understand Lilly's story (damn Asperger's, making me either feel, emotionally, or making me have so much apathy it's not even funny), but when I understood her story, I felt like I was impaled to a wall.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo.

Post by KeiichiO » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:36 am

Xaredian wrote: Took me a little bit to actually understand Lilly's story (damn Asperger's, making me either feel, emotionally, or making me have so much apathy it's not even funny), but when I understood her story, I felt like I was impaled to a wall.
I was the same, only with Shizune's route. I couldn't really get into it at all, but once... things started happening later on in the route, the emotions started kicking in, and I was much more attached to what was going on. I also deal with Asperger's to a degree, but I think the reason I had trouble getting into her story was because Shizune and I are, in many ways, foils to each other. I couldn't really relate with her, thus, I wasn't really interested in her.

I was much more interested with Emi at first, but then I ran into Rin. The universe might as well have been revolving around her at that point.

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Post by pandaphil » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:39 am

I hoped for Hanako, but ended up with Emi instead. Didn't really bother me though, since I planned to play all the girls eventually anyway, and figured Hanako was worth the wait.

Plus by the time I made it to Lilly, I already knew her fairly well from Hanako's story. So it was never a problem.
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Post by Atario » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:04 am

It's pretty amusing to me how commonly Emi ends up everyone's first heroine. I ended up going her route last. (Never did like running… But Emi herself made it worthwhile!)
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Post by Potato » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:55 pm

Atario wrote:It's pretty amusing to me how commonly Emi ends up everyone's first heroine. I ended up going her route last. (Never did like running… But Emi herself made it worthwhile!)
People usually assume running is the smart option for Hisao. :lol:
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Re: Katawa Shoujo.

Post by Liminaut » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:03 am

Potato wrote:
Atario wrote:It's pretty amusing to me how commonly Emi ends up everyone's first heroine. I ended up going her route last. (Never did like running… But Emi herself made it worthwhile!)
People usually assume running is the smart option for Hisao. :lol:
When I first got to that point in the game, I thought "Trying to outrace the track star? That's a really stupid way of dying of testosterone poisoning." I picked that choice just to see what would happen, kind of figuring the game would end with a fatal heart attack. I guess that's how Emi like's em -- lots of testosterone, not so much in the cranium.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo.

Post by Potato » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:05 am

Liminaut wrote:When I first got to that point in the game, I thought "Trying to outrace the track star? That's a really stupid way of dying of testosterone poisoning." I picked that choice just to see what would happen, kind of figuring the game would end with a fatal heart attack. I guess that's how Emi like's em -- lots of testosterone, not so much in the cranium.
Yeah, testosterone poisoning...Or, you know, severe heart malfunction. XD Competitiveness basically has jack to do with testosterone if Shizune's any indication. :lol: That or she's a guy...Given Hideaki, a likely twist.
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Post by pandaphil » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:42 am

He's a fairly active teenager who's had his ass kicked hard by his illness. Its natural that he'd "go for it" in an attempt to to tell the world to fuck itself, and to prove to himself that he's not a helpless invalid.

And maybe theres still a bit of denial there.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo.

Post by KeiichiO » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:08 am

Potato wrote:
Liminaut wrote:When I first got to that point in the game, I thought "Trying to outrace the track star? That's a really stupid way of dying of testosterone poisoning." I picked that choice just to see what would happen, kind of figuring the game would end with a fatal heart attack. I guess that's how Emi like's em -- lots of testosterone, not so much in the cranium.
Yeah, testosterone poisoning...Or, you know, severe heart malfunction. XD Competitiveness basically has jack to do with testosterone if Shizune's any indication. :lol: That or she's a guy...Given Hideaki, a likely twist.
Not very likely, actually. I'm pretty sure we saw Hisao inside her gooch.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo.

Post by bhtooefr » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:40 pm

That actually doesn't determine whether Shizune's a guy or not. That said, she identifies as female, so she isn't a guy, regardless of what genitals she was born with or what genitals she currently has.

Also, ovaries and the adrenal glands do secrete testosterone.

(Now, if we're going to discuss the gender of the various characters... I'll make the argument that the only non-cis character that we know of is Rin, who is arguably genderqueer - they've been known to identify as both male and female.)
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Re: Katawa Shoujo.

Post by Potato » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:10 pm

bhtooefr wrote:That said, she identifies as female, so she isn't a guy, regardless of what genitals she was born with or what genitals she currently has.
I'm not sure that's how it works. "Guy" pretty clearly refers to males, biologically-speaking. :lol:

And I'd imagine Rin doesn't identify as both as much as she just doesn't care to identify.
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