Kanon's should have been the true ending

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#1 by legionnaire
2020-10-12 at 11:56
< report >It was the most meaningful fulfilling ending, I didn't really like the VN otherwise because it was odd, confusing and drawn out, she makes it worthwhile. If it was focused on Kanon the plot could have been simplified and all the tedious parts like the Maou identity twist could have been replaced with something else. It would have been better IMO.
#2 by legionnaire
2020-10-12 at 11:57
< report >BTW, what's the deal with Miki-chan, did I miss something?
#3 by m0lnarr
2020-10-13 at 17:42
< report >To me, Kanon's route was one of the weakest side routes. If the game was a dating sim or something, sure, it could be the true end if you want - but remember, even in the title ''G-Senjou no Maou''. This is the story about Maou's wrongdoings and how everybody reacts to it. Some plot twists may have been confusing for some people, but they work in the grand scheme of things. Kanon was one of the few characters that didn't contribute to anything in the story. She was a stoic, selfish character, and while her own route wasn't bad, it was nothing compared to the true route. It was a fulfilling ending, but for her character only. Haru didn't have her revenge, Maou is basically inexistent, we didn't even interact with Mizuha and Tsubaki for that long. Although I respect your opinion I will have to disagree on this one. :)
#4 by legionnaire
2020-10-13 at 19:31
< report >In Kanon's route Maou is the protagonist's alter-ego, as it was previously suggested, referring to Kanon as his sister and ultimately disappearing. I like it better than Maou being his brother, going to such lengths to avenge and free his father, only to fail and die in a meaningless manner. Haru's back-story could have been different.

I like Tsubaki and Mizuha as characters but their endings weren't great. And the true ending is bitter-sweet, you start out successful, with a promising future, and you lose everything, everything. Where does it go from there? Haru became famous, while the protagonist spent time for murder and didn't even graduate highschool.Last modified on 2020-10-13 at 19:50
#5 by m0lnarr
2020-10-14 at 12:34
< report >I understand where you're coming from, but does it always have to be a good ending? Although I like them, the bitter-sweet ending suited the story very well. I enjoyed Kanon's route and character too, and Maou as Kyousuke's alter ego would've been an amazing way to drive the plot onwards, but I just can't see Kanon's ending as being the true one. If you disliked the ending of the epilogue, would you actually enjoy the engine before it? With Azai and Haru under the moon? I'd say that would've been a nice way to end the story, more screentime for everybody, more action etc.
#6 by behappyeveryday
2020-10-14 at 14:16
< report >I think that the true end of this game is shit, but simplifying a complex story is always stupid. Kanon is just not a "true heroine" material and her route doesn't have the qualification to be considered as "true" either.
Instead they should have at least added the choice at the end of true route, so the player could choose if Haru should kill Maou or not. With how things are it just shows that Haru didn't grow as a person through the whole story. And the most ridiculous part is that MC ends up as a scapgoat of her foolishness. The plot-twist with Maou is also inconsistent to side-routes and it probably can ruin a person's experience if they read the side-routes first. This is why this is a type of story where you'd better to read the main scenario first and treat the sub-scenarios are "what ifs".

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