How good is the game?

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#1 by sterpein
2021-05-30 at 18:32
< report >I'm considering buying it seeing it's on sale in Steam, but it's not like I can find many opinions and information about this VN, so like... What can I expect here besides being a sci-fi VN? Is the translation in English good? Because I know almost nothing of korean.
#2 by zedwimer
2021-06-01 at 05:54
< report >I just finished it and quite liked it. The translation is very good. I think there were only one or two places I questioned their choice of words, so other than that it was pleasant to read.

There are five places you can make choices and four endings, but it takes a little while before you start getting to the choices, so hang in there.

The only real issue I had was that there's no "only skip previously read text" option. If you skip a scene, you skip the whole scene regardless if it was previously read or not. So you may have to re-read some scenes (or days) several times to get all of the endings. A bit annoying, but not a deal-breaker. The story was worth the extra effort in my opinion.Last modified on 2021-06-01 at 05:58
#3 by sterpein
2021-06-03 at 09:17
< report >#2 Thanks for your opinion. What other genres it has other than romance? Or it is really only focused in romance?
#4 by zedwimer
2021-06-07 at 05:09
< report >I wouldn't say the story is focused on romance, rather it is focused on the relationship between the two main characters, which is a lot more complicated than just romance, and the story delves heavily into these complications. It is also science fiction (you already knew that) and a lot of the aforementioned complications derive from the ubiquitous technology of the era (or the lack of it, in Seejay's case) and how it affects pretty much every aspect of life and society. I'm not sure if it falls into any other standard genres, so I hope the above description helps (hopefully without spoiling anything).
#5 by dchsflii
2021-06-07 at 23:32
< report >Agree with #4, and I found it often open-ended as well, in particular with regard to questions about perception and reality. Even something like whether holograms are part of reality or something fake may not have a simple answer. If you've seen the movie Arrival, with its themes about how language can reorganize both what is meaningful and what is possible, I think this has similar ideas related to perspectives.

It's also interesting because you as the reader won't see the world the same way the characters can. Seejay's isolation is unpleasant, but the larger question of whether the world is a dystopia is open-ended too. It's easy to look at it that way with the view from ours, but it also feels dangerously close to falling into lionizing oneself as the "noble savage."

It's really interesting conceptually, but also has a lot of touching emotional moments. I liked it a lot.Last modified on 2021-06-07 at 23:33


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