Alpha Morlock wrote:My third problem with Hanako's story arc is THAT FUCKING SEX SCENE. (...) As a player who had grown attached to the characters in the game, I was fucking horrified watching this scene. (...) he responds by fucking her? Not even saying anything comforting to her beforehand, or expressing his feelings for her, just leading her to the bed and fucking her? What the hell, Hisao? I'd like to know the train of thought that could have even led him to decide to do that. Actually, I probably wouldn't.
Lastly, Hisao and Hanako don't become a couple until the very end of the game. This was the biggest 'fuck you' to the players imaginable. Once you finally get what you waited the whole game for, it ends, and very abruptly too. Possibly the worst part was the 'love' they confessed for each other seemed Platonic. I mean, they said they 'loved' each other and Hisao agreed to stop treating her like she was totally helpless, but the way the ending was, I could only really imagine that afterwards they had a somewhat healthier friendship. Their love still seemed like a love between friends, not a 'love' love. Having played the game for hours and getting this at the end, I felt cheated.
So what do you guys think? Do you have other problems with Hanako's arc that I didn't cover here? Do you have another idea of how the story should have gone? Did you love the story how it was in the game, and think I'm full of shit? Lay it on me.
I was so frickin' shocked, I can hardly express my feelings after this. I finished the Emi route first (even though I really wanted Hanako but simply went running with Emi so everything turned out like that – which was a very slow, but SO romantic process and the payoff at the end was amazing!) – but all I really wanted was the Hanako route so it was a fucking slap in my face getting that sex scene that was completely devoid of feelings! What the hell?!!
I mean... everything that lead up to it was really touching! The way Hanako led Hisao to her room, clinging onto him in a different way than before
... so romantic, it was amazing! Then to show him her whole body
... it was a bit much but it didn't feel out of place, I think. Well... from that moment on, though, everything went down the fucking drain!
You know what I would have LOVED? Hisao being gentle and cautious with her!! It would have been so touching, so romantic if her exposing to him like that
would have ended in a deeply romantic kiss that I was absolutely YEARNING for at that point!! Just the two of them kissing! Hisao revealing Hanako's face completely, caressing it, kissing her deeply. The two talking to each other, getting physically close to each other for the first time! He might have spent the night with her by just sleeping very close next to her, holding her in his arms. Oh, how I would have loved something like that – I even expected something like that a little bit when he locked the door and she closed the curtains
But what the HELL
happens instead? He INSTANTLY grabs her breasts, grabs her crotch, and (completely devoid of care!) forces himself into her, ignoring the fact that she's in pain! What were the writers thinking??!!
How could Hisao be THAT
much of an insensitive and selfish prick all of a sudden?! And with HANAKO, for crying out loud!!
But the worst things are yet to come!! He wakes up, she's gone.
(I, playing the game, am feeling extremely miserable at this point.) There had hardly been any talking after the sex, so it seemed completely unemotional!
(Just as a comparison [minor Emi spoiler ahead!]: being close to Emi when she fell asleep, that day she was ill, was so romantic
!!)So Hanako's gone, but comes back into the room and I feel a slight relief. I absolutely expect Hisao to talk to Hanako about everything, to AT LEAST tell her how he feels, to show a testament of all the feelings that were built up before the sex scene!
did the writers do? Well, this is what they did: "We've never felt like talking while eating so we just dig into our breakfasts."
– are you FUCKING KIDDING ME??!!! Well, thanks a LOT!! (I seriously felt sick at that point.) Also everything that happened after that, before Hanako sank to her knees in the park
– it all felt like the BAD
I could ramble on for ages now, but all that's left for me to say is:
While I couldn't stop playing KS for about four days in a row now, always longing to continue playing while I was away from the computer, I seriously doubt I'll try any of the other girl's routes anytime soon.
edit: I mean... I've played through the whole part from her undressing for him
again (just a minute ago) with her thoughts in mind that she thought she'd keep him interested in her that way
. Especially the part in the park where the two talk about everything and why they did what... and Hisao realizing that their sex had been under false premises
helped me stand this ending this second time around – and I must admit it feels really realistic. Hanako's motive... this "letting him have his way in order to keep him interested because she's afraid of losing him
" feels like something that could actually happen.
But still I can't stand reading the sex scene
part, it's embarassing. I'm really embarassed by Hisao's deeds. He was so careful with her before that – how could he change like that, the prick?
Doesn't anyone have a romantic fanfiction about the part directly after she strips naked for Hisao
to make up for that? With all the "revealing Hanako's face completely, caressing it, kissing her deeply"-stuff? That would really help. And I also think that it would have really worked in the story! Hisao didn't HAVE to be an insensitive asshole for the story to work! At all!!