Fleshed-out Lives

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#1 by lidinx
2018-06-15 at 04:22
People in real life: Man, there's no way i can do nothing at home all day

People in VNs: Watch me.

I just like how people actually do things in this game. Some games make it seem like people do nothing, where here everyone has clearly defined hobbies and pastimes. Love it.Last modified on 2018-06-15 at 04:23
#2 by kominarachromer
2018-06-15 at 05:38
Nearly every moege has characters with clearly defined hobbies; it’s like step one to making a character with as little effort as possible. You don’t need to define a character’s personality if you can just use a couple of stereotypes and wacky hair instead.
#3 by lidinx
2018-06-17 at 09:17
I think the easiest way to phrase it would be that they seem like real people. Gotta agree with a few others that the MC is cringey tho.
#4 by kiru
2018-06-17 at 13:07
Hobbies and friends get usually a close to 0 in importance for moege and visual novels in general. These want to focus on the girls. As such time spent with a hobby would be quickly considered boring, as it's for "alone time" anyway. Friends are the same, although you have at least them around... maybe. Probably without art though, and if they get a voice or not is a coinflip.

I'd actually like to see a little more in that regard as well, but what can you do. That's why the whole "protag does all the chores" has become so popular. That probably takes away all the freetime, right?
However seeing how much you tend to have padded in moege already anyway, I'd probably prefer "the adventures of protag with the vacuum cleaner in the bathroom, or why you shouldn't vacuum your shower" over "whoops, didn't know a girl sits on my toilet" nr. 54 (in the same VN of course).
#5 by bobjr2000
2018-06-17 at 15:14
waits girls sit on toliets??!?!
#6 by shiny
2018-06-17 at 17:14
This game was pretty decent as far as trying to make the heroines somewhat three-dimensional. At least I think I saw some effort from the writers here.

Only place when this came to a screeching halt is at the beggining when Tomomi proposes hide-and-seek as an integrational activity. I mean hide-and-seek. I know "all heroines are 18 or over" is a huge lie but that shit was last hot when I in 3rd grade. And they actually do it and it becomes a plot point!

Did none of the writers have a better idea of what a group of teenagers does for fun? Why not karaoke or volleyball or whatever...

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