First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

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First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Derpravity » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:44 am

What did you think of the different girls when you first saw them, and how much did they meet or defy your expectations? Who did you think you'd like most vs who you actually liked most, etc.?

I'm a relatively new player, and I've only played through Rin and Hanako so far.

When I first saw Shizune I thought she'd be the girl I pursue right out. Her intensity and competitiveness were really entertaining and endearing. But by the end of the first chapter I was kind of over her, because she was kind of hard to get a read on and came off as mean to Hisao. That and I didn't like how she contrasted with Rin when she was scolding her. I sided with Rin. >w>

I didn't find Hanako interesting at first, because she seemed like a cliche. Her being more of a realistic deconstruction was a pleasant surprise (although I wish Hisao would stop treating her like an anime character and just treat her like he'd like to be treated >_<).

After seeing Rin's mural scene I was enamoured with her character, and her storyline did not disappoint. I'm pretty sure she's going to be my favourite character even after I've done all the routes.

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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Sea » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:56 am

Derpravity wrote: After seeing Rin's mural scene I was enamoured with her character, and her storyline did not disappoint. I'm pretty sure she's going to be my favourite character even after I've done all the routes.
+1
Also, I like thsi topic, and I get where you're coming from for alot of those. Honestly at the start, until the tea party I didn't really think Lily would be a route because she was like the 'mother' figure to Hanako and they really only showed up together, and at the festival Lily blatantly asks you to go hang out with Hanako. (not knowing the other choices would have affected that)

I didn't even know with Rin

Emi was immediately identifiable as a route because of the running 'shorts'.

Shizune seemed domineering at the start and I was rather repulsed by it.

I was 99% sure Misha's disability had something to do with her throat with all the constant strange laughter.
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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by SpunkySix » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:23 am

Emi:

Cute, but eh --------> Waifu

Rin:

What the Hell?! ---------> What the Hell, but in a good way?!

Shizune:

Oh look, the token smart one --------> Kind of bossy, but means well at least

Lilly:

Wow, beautiful... --------> What a kind young lady

Misha:

PINK!! ------> FUNNY PINK!!

Hanako:

D'aaw --------> D'aaw

Now, of course, these are technically intermediate impressions based one one route, but let's all potato forget that for a second, eh?
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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Flarezium » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:54 am

Haven't really thought about this before. Wow thanks for something to think about.

Hanako is my favorite vanilla character. She was also my first. First impression were: She's one of the character with a route, right? She's pretty cute. Really shy, where do I sign up? Final impressions depend on weather you count this as canon. I though: "Daaaaw that was neat." I didn't have any other routes done to be disappointed with how short her route was, and I had sisterhood to go above and beyond my expectations. Do Lilly's route then read it immediately.

Lilly is also really cool. I did her sometime after Hanako. By "sometime" I mean I read sisterhood before I did her route, so the conflict of the story was already spoiled. So don't do what I did. First impressions were: She's really cool. I tried to do her route right after Hanako's, but I couldn't even get past the festival before I left the game. When I got around to it, I liked her route. And her character. Defiantly one of my favorites.

I did Emi next. I'm pretty indifferent to her. First impression were: She's that "Always need to be healthy" person who changed what you eat in act 1. Final impressions were: That wasn't bad. Pretty typical. But whatever. Wasn't really surprised over anything and Hisao is REALLY dense. Not going to spoil anything though.

I did Rin next. Or at least I tried to. I went on a manly picnic before I got to her route. I really like her though, more than Emi. Rin reminds me a bit of myself, just toned down. And my first impression stayed the same even when I was done. My thoughts and opinions on Rin may be invalid though, as her I still haven't done her neutral/bad endings.

Then there's Shizune. I naturaly don't like her character as a first impression. The whole "Makes everything a challenge" doesn't really appeal to me. Later when I got around to her route it didn't get any better. Add in a fued with my two favorite vanilla characters and a poorly written arc, and she just goes down on the list. Misha's pretty similar. Even though she may be different, she doesn't do anything to prevent Shizune's bitchiness so she's not helping.

Miki is awesome, and Suzu is pretty cool too.

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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by dutic » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:23 am

All my expressions are based on the happy endings :)

Emi - Impression didn't change much. She was very energetic and carefree when she "ran into" Hisao in the hallway, and that's how she turned out to be. I guess it wasn't immediately apparent how dedicated and motivated she was.

Lilly - My first impression was that she was very calm and satisfied. She did turn out to have "qualities" that I didn't initially expect, and that only made her a much better character.

Shizune - Didn't like her too much initially, and didn't like her too much finally. She was very bossy and strict and that just isn't something I like. At the end of her route I felt very sorry for her since I got the impression that whatever she tried to do just didn't work out well for her. She did win me over a little bit though, but that was through things she did towards the very end.

Hanako - Not much to say, she didn't surprise at all. She changed herself positively, and I definitely liked her and her route a lot, but she just didn't surprise. She tells a story that I hadn't thought about though. When she started talking, it was obvious that it would be like that, but I never considered. Made me feel even more sorry for her.

Rin - I really liked her remarks and her attitude towards everything. The first time I actually laughed a little was when Shizune and Misha showed up at the art room and Rin just didn't give two fucks about them. She seemed much more capable of handling the world at first.


Rin was the one I thought would be my favorite girl based on my first act 1 playthrough, and that's how it turned out to be. Hanako and Emi was more enjoyable than I initially thought. Lilly turned out as I expected. She's just really likeable. I was hoping for more from Shizune.

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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Derpravity » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:05 pm

I'm glad you guys found this an interesting topic. *nervous newbie face* :3

My impression of Lilly, not having seen any more of her than Hanako's route, is that she's a proper young lady who's very kind and genuine, and that kinda bores me, so I'm hoping her secret depths will be... easier to relate to? I feel like if I met someone like her in real life they'd put me off. I don't really like people who don't have any edge to their demeanour, who want to be kind and proper all the time. Anyway, even though I have other routes I want to pursue first because I think I'll like the respective girl better, I'm itchingly curious to see if my opinion of her changes or not.

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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by SpunkySix » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:45 pm

Derpravity wrote:I'm glad you guys found this an interesting topic. *nervous newbie face* :3
I was there recently, just relax... the regulars here are super cool.

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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Comrade » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:51 pm

SpunkySix wrote:
Derpravity wrote:I'm glad you guys found this an interesting topic. *nervous newbie face* :3
I was there recently, just relax... the regulars here are super cool.

Just don't break the rules or so help you God ban hammer POW! right in the kisser.
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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:54 pm

In order I played them:
- Emi: Thought she was sweet to begin with (reminds me of my girlfriend... probs why I went for her route first [subconsciously, it was a blind run first time round]), at the end I found her an altogether more complicated character. Still really liked her, in fact probably admired her more.

- Lilly: The 'could do no wrong' character, very good natured etc. At the end, bit annoyed with her about not mentioning about the whole Scotland thing but maybe it was deliberate, seeing how much Hanako opened up as it went on. Generally still positive though, her ending is the only one that still makes me tear up like the wuss I am xD

- Hanako: The most nervous person ever, kind of understandably given how insecure she'd feel. At the end, I found her very sweet, still obviously with that underlying insecurity though. Will probably play this one again in the near future, kept getting distracted first time round so I don't think I appreciated her route in it's fullness.

- Rin: Found her a very difficult character to read, was initially wary about doing her route but as it went on became very endeared to her. Hers is the only one where I actively dislike most of Hisao's script to it, found myself thinking he was being not open enough half the time. Really wanted hers to continue, the final scene with the dandelion heads is absolutely beautiful, and I'd like to have seen where their relationship would have lead.

- Haven't played Shizune's yet. Tut tut. Must get round to it at some point. First impression though, strict and pretty uncompromising, but I reckon she could be very pleasant given time. Haven't heard great things about her route, hope it'll prove to be good in my head.
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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:57 pm

SpunkySix wrote:
Derpravity wrote:I'm glad you guys found this an interesting topic. *nervous newbie face* :3
I was there recently, just relax... the regulars here are super cool.

Just don't break the rules or so help you God ban hammer POW! right in the kisser.
Haha, and believe me, if you break the rules THEY WILL KNOW. Pretty sure Silentcook has a little bancave or something, he/she just KNOWS :p
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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Flarezium » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:09 pm

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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Potato » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:09 pm

Derpravity wrote:she was kind of hard to get a read on
That this was a dealbreaker for you is pretty depressing. :lol: God forbid a character be anything other than simple and easy to deal with...

@SpunkySix: YOU'RE DOING THIS ENTIRE TOPIC WRONG! :P

@Aaron: People who dislike Shizune's route are vile Phillistines. Ignore them. The More You Know.

Anywho:


Emi: "Aw, cute!" ---> "Really fucking dense sometimes...But hey, still cute!"

Rin: "Huh." ----> "...Holy shit."

Lilly: "I'm gonna like this chick." ----> ":cry: Ilovehersomuch."

Shizune: "SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THE COUNCIL, TWO PEOPLE ISN'T EVEN A COUNCIL, AND YOUR PINK FRIEND IS TOO LOUD SO BLOW ME!" ----> "...Hm. That was different. I like her."

Hanako: "Ohgodshe'scute." ----> "OHGODSHE'SBROKEN. Butstillcute. LEMMEHUGYOU!"
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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by SpunkySix » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:26 pm

Potato wrote:Emi: "Aw, cute!" ---> "Really fucking dense sometimes...But hey, still cute!"

Really fucking dense sometimes...But hey, still cute!

Really fucking dense sometimes...

Really fucking dense

Emi

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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Xaredian » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:28 pm

This is probably would be answered better, if I actually finished the whole damn thing...

Lilly.
First: Motherly. Lady-like. I like this person. Enjoys tea.
Final: Lets loose when comfortable. Especially around the one she loves dearly. Becomes addicted to things easily, just like me. I love this person.

Hanako.
First: Fears people because of her scarring. Is still childish at heart but is cautious. My impression is that she's a person I wouldn't fall in love with, but someone i'd want to help but not protect. Even if I, sadly, end up friend zoning her.
Final: Not much changed in my impression of her. Just that she doesn't fear people, she fears what she might do to them. Though, she wants someone to love her, the way she is. I very much doubt i'd be the guy. But, at least, Hisao can be.

I may return to this thread, after I actually finish the whole thing.
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AaronIsCrunchy wrote: - Lilly: The 'could do no wrong' character, very good natured etc. At the end, bit annoyed with her about not mentioning about the whole Scotland thing but maybe it was deliberate, seeing how much Hanako opened up as it went on. Generally still positive though, her ending is the only one that still makes me tear up like the wuss I am xD]
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Re: First impression of the girls vs final impressions?

Post by Korruptor » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:00 pm

Hi Everyone, I'm new here. I found out about this game about 2 weeks ago and have been playing it a lot. Just need to do Lilly's path

In order of played:

Emi:
[First]: cute and interesting
[Final]: I don't want this to end. Loved her very much

Shizune:
[First]: one of my first interests. my first g/f is also deaf and I know sign language.
[Final]: I enjoyed my time with her

Rin:
[First]: not really interested and don't want to do her path
[Final]: didn't like her at all and days after finishing her path, I can still feel stress from going through it. (I was trying to do Hanako's path, but ended up with hers)

Hanako:
[First]: seems like someone I can relate to since it seems we are a little similar
[Final]: loved her and I could relate to what she is going through. I always had severe acne so I was always trying to hide from everyone and my life was too similar (cutting class early or not going at all, never talked to anyone except for 1 person, except for a girl in my last year)

Lilly:
[First]: she is very likable, but probably not my type

Yuuko:
[First]: pretty cute
[Final]: very likable and I wish I could have a path with her

Miki:
[First]: OMG i wish I couldd get to know her more!

Emi's Mom:
[First]: Whoa! so hot!
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