Through /v/.How'd you find yourself here?
At first I was very sceptical of the Game and VNs generally, I mean.. you know.. the usual stigma of Visual Novels being the same as Dating Sims and that if you play one, you suddenly grow a Neckbeard, get fat and will be foreveralone. So.. Yeah, I never even bothered to try it out at that time. Some time passed, and then about a year ago I got caught up again in KS-Thread on /v/. Being stuck with a PC that is outdated and thus unable to run most newer games I found myself bored to death. After seeing the iconic "Give me the Choclate, Hisao"-Comic I thought to myself: "Dude, You've seen the Depths of the Internet, nothing can shock you anymore, so why not try it with a Cripple-Hentaigame?". No sooner said than done, I downloaded the Demo and began to play. And Boy was I wrong...
The writing to me as non-native english speaker was okay, the Prologue & Setting actually managed to tie me down for the weekend and before I realized I rushed through the whole Demo and every possible Route in it. Whats worse: I found myself liking it. The characters were well done, the plot was nothing special at all but still managed to drag me in and I found out that I can actually relate to the MC and how he is uneasy with dealing with People with disabilities (beside his kind of random Shitfits I mean. You know. "No, running is stupid, wububu!" and the like..).
I went in and expected Over-the-Top-Crippleporn and got instead a good read about a delicate subject handled not only in a sensible but in a believable way. After I finished the Demo I began to look for more Input about Katawa Shoujo and what can I say. KS is pretty much what introduced me to the world of VNs. After that I picked up YMK, then Tsukhime and so on. Since then I played most of the well-known and well-liked VNs and still find myself enjoying them (Just finished Quartett, Wahaha!).
While this is actually my first post ever on this board, I come by every now and then to have a read abput the progress of the game and what other people here say about the game.
And I made a bet with myself, that I would donate 500€ to an organzation dedicated to helping people with Disabilites instead of upgarding my PC if KS comes out this year. Well thats about it about me. Nice to meet you all.