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Side characters

Post by RandomPerson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:19 pm

I know that this is a amazing game but it has a few flaws that for me are personal preference. But there's one that's really bugging me on every route I take and I want to know if anyone else thinks it too.

Why isn't there more side characters in the game?

I know it sounds dumb but think about it, whichever route hisao takes he never talks to any of his classmates apart from the 5 main girls (misha included since she comes with shizune I guess) and miki. I mean, wouldn't he have at least socialised slightly with other people in his class at least?

maybe he does speak to them but off screen, but when in hanakos route he talks to miki for the first time he doesn't really know for certain who she is, which makes me think that he doesn't talk to any of his classmates but misha and shizune. Ist that weird?
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Re: Side characters

Post by Oddball » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:23 pm

Apparently more characters were written, but the problem became making sprites for them all so they were trimmed out wherever possible.

Hisao does mention interacting with his classmates and other students a time or two though. He just never gets really close to them.
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Re: Side characters

Post by RandomPerson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:27 pm

Ah, fair enough. But it just annoys me when he says he has nothing to do with the girl your after ( out of context that sounds very rapeish) you just sit in the library or take a nap. Because apparently there's no one else to talk to in a school full of kids.
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Re: Side characters

Post by dewelar » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:45 pm

RandomPerson wrote:Ah, fair enough. But it just annoys me when he says he has nothing to do with the girl your after ( out of context that sounds very rapeish) you just sit in the library or take a nap. Because apparently there's no one else to talk to in a school full of kids.
The game itself handwaves this by saying that "only the girls here are sociable" when Hisao first arrives at his dorm. He only has one hallmate in said dorm (Kenji), and he understandably prefers to avoid him. Also, he's pretty depressed when he gets to Yamaku, and therefore doesn't go around initiating a lot of conversations outside of Hanako (and even there it required Lilly's intervention to keep things moving along). Combine all that with the fact that all the routes except Shizune's last two months or less, and I think the fact that he doesn't talk to anyone else is pretty realistic.
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Re: Side characters

Post by Guest Poster » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:02 pm

Actually on Lilly's route, Lilly mentions that Hisao has gotten more sociable and gets along fairly well with most of his classmates. It's just that you don't really see much of that interaction since it takes place during class sessions, which would be boring to read about.
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Re: Side characters

Post by Munchenhausen » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:27 pm

I like to think he hangs around with Takashi and Taro offscreen :P
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Re: Side characters

Post by RandomPerson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:35 pm

I like to think taro is like this master cook that feeds everyone in the boys dorm for a small fee.... Then refuse to cook for the assholes
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Re: Side characters

Post by Guest Poster » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:02 pm

Funny. Takashi is actually one of the few classmates Hisao mentions not getting along well with.
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Re: Side characters

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:51 pm

Yeah, something along the lines of 'the guy in the beret who's always scowling.'
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Re: Side characters

Post by Munchenhausen » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:54 pm

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:Yeah, something along the lines of 'the guy in the beret who's always scowling.'
Tinnitus can do that to a bloke.
The fact his is so bad he has to go to a cripple school because of it... Yikes.
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Re: Side characters

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:59 pm

Munchenhausen wrote:
AaronIsCrunchy wrote:Yeah, something along the lines of 'the guy in the beret who's always scowling.'
Tinnitus can do that to a bloke.
The fact his is so bad he has to go to a cripple school because of it... Yikes.
That could honestly drive someone insane, to get it that bad he must have been involved in an explosion or something. Or just got really unlucky with an ear infection that wasn't treated.
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Re: Side characters

Post by Munchenhausen » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:00 pm

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:
Munchenhausen wrote:
AaronIsCrunchy wrote:Yeah, something along the lines of 'the guy in the beret who's always scowling.'
Tinnitus can do that to a bloke.
The fact his is so bad he has to go to a cripple school because of it... Yikes.
That could honestly drive someone insane, to get it that bad he must have been involved in an explosion or something. Or just got really unlucky with an ear infection that wasn't treated.
Even unluckier, it could just be congenital :/
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Re: Side characters

Post by Potato » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:21 pm

RandomPerson wrote:Ah, fair enough. But it just annoys me when he says he has nothing to do with the girl your after ( out of context that sounds very rapeish) you just sit in the library or take a nap. Because apparently there's no one else to talk to in a school full of kids.
Because when your friend's not around to talk to, you just strike up a conversation with any random person in the hall...Except nobody does that. :lol:
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Re: Side characters

Post by RandomPerson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Potato wrote:
RandomPerson wrote:Ah, fair enough. But it just annoys me when he says he has nothing to do with the girl your after ( out of context that sounds very rapeish) you just sit in the library or take a nap. Because apparently there's no one else to talk to in a school full of kids.
Because when your friend's not around to talk to, you just strike up a conversation with any random person in the hall...Except nobody does that. :lol:
No, you'd talk to one of your classmates or someone else you know because normal people usually have more than one friend and at least a few acquaintances. I don't just think, you know what fuck it let's go take a nap until my freinds back.
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Re: Side characters

Post by Potato » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:42 pm

RandomPerson wrote:
Potato wrote:
RandomPerson wrote:Ah, fair enough. But it just annoys me when he says he has nothing to do with the girl your after ( out of context that sounds very rapeish) you just sit in the library or take a nap. Because apparently there's no one else to talk to in a school full of kids.
Because when your friend's not around to talk to, you just strike up a conversation with any random person in the hall...Except nobody does that. :lol:
No, you'd talk to one of your classmates or someone else you know because normal people usually have more than one friend and at least a few acquaintances. I don't just think, you know what fuck it let's go take a nap until my freinds back.
"Normal people" usually haven't just been totally uprooted by a potentially-fatal medical condition and sent spiraling into depression, spared only by the love of a sweet cripple girl. :P Plus the first thing many of them would probably ask is some variation of "So, what's fucked up with you?" and Hisao hates talking about it. :lol:
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