Is Rin's route worth?

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Is Rin's route worth?

Post by LemonPirate » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:22 am

Okay after a year and a half of playing I feel as if I'm a veteran Katawa Shoujoist (if that's a thing). I've played everybody's route so far (Emi and Hanako being equally my favs) however for some reason the only persons route I haven't followed yet is Rins. I have tried to get into her story and got about half way through act 2 when I stopped (I think I just didn't have the time). Anyway I've come to this glorious forum to ask if it is really worth going back and playing through for Rin's story. Is it good, is it bad, length in comparison and any personal opinions. That kind of thing.
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by Munchenhausen » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:37 am

It seems Rin's route has two separate outcomes, dependant on who reads it.
It's like Marmite, it seems. You either love it or hate it.
Personally, I found the route to be straight up confusing, I found Rin's lack of apparent emotion somewhat annoying, and I prefer Emi anyway.
That being said, I'd say a large proportion of the KS fanbase prefer Rin. It's down to your own life, it seems, and if you can identify with her.

But to answer your question, I'd say go for it! there's no point in leaving the game unfinished ;)
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by LemonPirate » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:46 am

Wow, thanks for the quick reply. I guess your right, its just I don't want to have to drag myself through it. Rather not have KS give me a foul taste in the mouth because either its to confusing or I just cant relate to Rin. Its also one of those things where I have to be prepared to start a playthrough, these things are like 20hrs long so yeah there's that, plus being a final-year student is time consuming enough as it is, don't really want to be wasting my time on something I wont enjoy. Still, thanks for the advice Munchenhausen :D
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by Rudz » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:08 am

20 hours? Wow. I can play through a KS story in like, 2 or 3 hours.

Anyway, Rin's story was my second least favorite story. Not for any particular reason, other than Hanako's, Lilly's and Emi's were all better IMO (and Shizune's was less so - due to LACK OF DECISIONS!). It is very confusing on your first playthrough, and very much like Rin's character, you will be left not knowing what the hell is going on and what the proper thing to do is, which in a way is what it would be like if you knew Rin in real life as she throws social norms and rules out the window.

I'd say every story is worth at least two playthroughs (one for bad and one for good) or one playthrough and just re-load a save to get the different ending.
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by Kyler Thatch » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:53 pm

Oddly enough, the moment I stopped trying to make sense of Rin, rationally, was the point where I started to understand what she was about.
LemonPirate wrote:I have tried to get into her story and got about half way through act 2 when I stopped (I think I just didn't have the time). Anyway I've come to this glorious forum to ask if it is really worth going back and playing through for Rin's story.
Personally, as long as they give something enough of a chance, I would not think less of anyone for bailing out if they just don't find the thing interesting enough. That said, I think Rin's story is worth reading through, if you can find the time. But it's your call.

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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by Oddball » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:25 pm

Go for it. Even if you don't like it, you can at least say you played through it all.
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by Potato » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:47 pm

Absolutely. If nothing else, it will give you a more fully-rounded position from which to critique why her route did not interest you.
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by Jailbreaker » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:12 pm

Given the options of "playing Rin's route" and "not playing Rin's route," it's absolutely inconceivable to me that anyone would choose the latter.

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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by LemonPirate » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:30 pm

Okay, so you guys (or gals as the case may be) have convinced me to start Rin's route (I'm 2hrs in atm) and honestly so far I'm enjoying (confused, but enjoying it nonetheless). Thanks for the information and motivation everybody :D

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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by Sea » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:18 pm

LemonPirate wrote:Okay, so you guys (or gals as the case may be) have convinced me to start Rin's route (I'm 2hrs in atm) and honestly so far I'm enjoying (confused, but enjoying it nonetheless). Thanks for the information and motivation everybody :D

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I kinda stopped reading once you said you hadn't done Rins route so i could cyber hate on you abit but it seems you've found the way. Best of luck w/ it, It was for sure my favorite.
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by Liminaut » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:11 am

Rin's route give a very different perspective on a lot of issues that are subtext in the other routes -- so absolutely play it.

And to get the whole route you've got to go through it several times, making different decisions each time.

Yes, it's worth it.

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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by SpunkySix » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:32 pm

Seeing her from Emi's route, I'd have to guess yes, but I've never actually seen it.
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by ababol » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:01 pm

I'd say yes, but that's just me. Rin tends to be quite divisive.

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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by SpunkySix » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:55 pm

Sea wrote:
LemonPirate wrote:Okay, so you guys (or gals as the case may be) have convinced me to start Rin's route (I'm 2hrs in atm) and honestly so far I'm enjoying (confused, but enjoying it nonetheless). Thanks for the information and motivation everybody :D

-LemonPirate
I kinda stopped reading once you said you hadn't done Rins route so i could cyber hate on you abit but it seems you've found the way. Best of luck w/ it, It was for sure my favorite.
By the way, I absolutely adore the picture of Rin you use in your posts. Is it from her route?
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Re: Is Rin's route worth?

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:56 am

It's very worth it if you're patient - patient with Rin AND patient with Hisao. Some of the scenery in Rin's route is absolutely beautiful as well.
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