After Story

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#1 by ember
2019-09-08 at 23:17
Can I skip ahead to After Story, having only read 1) Tomoyo 2) Kyou 3) Nagisa 4) Kotomi? Or will this ruin the experience? I'm just not that interested in reading the rest and I'm already having a hard time completing Kotomi, which is supposed to be one of the better routes.
#2 by onorub
2019-09-09 at 00:30
Skipping Fuko's route will definitely lessen your experience in After Story. Also, the True End in it is unobtainable unless you get most of the endings on the school portion.
#3 by fuukanou
2019-09-09 at 00:42
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#4 by loctar87
2019-09-09 at 00:48
If you are set on skipping, yes you can enjoy After Story without reading all the routes. Nagisa's route is what is important for After Story.

I wasn't very fond of Kotomi myself and don't understand what others saw in her. As far as I recall, Fuko's route is the last main route other than the ones you've already played. I personally wouldn't recommend skipping Fuko's route, and although it's not the main plot it does have some impact on After Story.
All the other routes are basically almost side routes that are shorter than normal anyway.Last modified on 2019-09-09 at 00:51
#5 by surferdude
2019-09-09 at 13:38
I wasn't very fond of Kotomi myself and don't understand what others saw in her

Big boobs, twin-tails, and Noto Mamiko.
#6 by ember
2019-09-09 at 21:29
Thx, then I won't skip Fuko's route. I didn't even know that you *have* to finish her route for After Story.

btw, I took a short glimpse at Tomoyo After:
- different voice actress
- different character design (even though it's the same artist?)
- opening dialogue sounded already a bit off to me in terms of characterization
I know this doesn't do justice to the VN, but the first impression wasn't very encouraging.
#7 by fuukanou
2019-09-09 at 21:44
#6, it's not the same artist. Different VA was because TA was originally H. TA is generally quite a bit different in tone and style from the original game but it's a pretty good read if you enjoyed after story, if not a bit too short. The RPG game in it was pretty fun (though a bit grindy and repetitive) though I'll give them that.
#8 by loctar87
2019-09-10 at 04:02
A few things to note:
-In CLANNAD's engine I believe the fast-forward button on the UI will skip only text you've already read, while the ctrl key will skip all text.
-To be able to finish After Story, you need to finish almost everything in the game. You can ctrl through everything if you want, but you'll still need to use a walkthrough and get all the endings with a light This includes, for some bizarre reason, playing Tomoyo's route after finishing Misae's route.
-Choices from the last time you played Nagisa's route can have an impact on After Story. I can't remember all the details, but you may have to play through Nagisa's route again after you finish Fuko's route. Again, a walkthrough can help.Last modified on 2019-09-10 at 04:05
#9 by kiru
2019-09-10 at 09:14
@5: That's not twintails. For twintails the entire hair has to be bunched.
#10 by surferdude
2019-09-10 at 19:25
^ Then fix the fucking character traits, smartass, because it clearly says twin tails there (Ichinose Kotomi).

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