Why so many reviews?

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#1 by flvbycjctnheheh
2021-12-01 at 08:08
< report >The game doesn't seem to be that special and the number of votes isn't that high, so why did it get so many reviews all at once? It's also Japanese only which makes it even more strange. It's not from a famous writer and most reviews aren't even that positive. Some games with ten times more votes overall don't even have one review, so what' the deal with this?
#2 by moyang
2021-12-01 at 09:16
< report >It's the bestselling game of the month on Getchu(link), and it looks like the game got attention of non-Japanese community too.

You talk about the writer, but it's the art that makes game sell (Like how Yuzusoft doing well with lousy writer)and this game has top tier art.

Unfortunately the game's true ending was bad so people had to say something, and it's probably why this game got those reviews I guess.Last modified on 2021-12-01 at 09:16
#3 by kidbuu25
2021-12-01 at 10:14
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votes isn't that high

It's mostly because people went in with high expectation and got betrayed. In my opinion, this game is just a high quality charage so it's not really right to judge it with expectation of high level of writing in the first place.

Also, the true route is not well received because they tried hard to force the drama with bitter sweet ending. I'm one of them too. Other than that, the game is pretty good overall by my standard.
#4 by casualreader
2021-12-01 at 19:33
< report >I don't think it was hard to be the best selling game of this month, as it really only had, for new releases, this, hoshioto and enking, with the latter two being, at first glance, just more of the same.

I played because of the writer, but if it's really true that most people played it because of the art (which is arguably great), then that's pretty ironic, considering how the game itself raises several flags about how balance between all elements in a creative work is important and talks so much about how the works of the creator reflect their own personal experience.

I judged it based on his previous works, and for me, it's clearly less interesting than his Uso series.
#5 by Mutsuki
2021-12-01 at 20:53
< report >same thing happened with einstein
#6 by llee10000
2021-12-01 at 21:29
< report >This VN was chosen en masse for the random (anti-)circlejerk of the year.

Honestly had no idea other people where even that interested in this until near the release date.
#7 by kidbuu25
2021-12-02 at 02:06
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Honestly had no idea other people where even that interested in this until near the release date.

It's obviously because of your pseudo review before the game was released lmao. At least it was so for me. :)
#8 by Mrkew
2021-12-02 at 19:48
< report >#5 You can't compare this with einstein at all. Einstein was a mess overall, this just has one or two fatal flaws.
#9 by Mutsuki
2021-12-02 at 19:49
< report >#8, i was talking about the huge influx of reviews upon release
#10 by casualreader
2021-12-02 at 20:39
< report >I hadn't thought about it until #5 mentioned, but I think it's very much like Einstein. Both had:
1. Very decent and promising common routes. Einstein was just much more ambitious with its plot (which made the fall much worse too).
2. Good main characters and a childhood friend heroine as a central heroine, which also acted as the protagonist's rival.
3. Great art and BGM.
4. Very short main character routes and unsatisfying main heroine ending (saying this based on the other reviews, as I myself didn't finish Sousaku's and probably won't).
5. Both already had an append planned on game release (based on some comments here about the append for Sousaku, as I haven't seen the news myself).
#11 by kidbuu25
2021-12-03 at 04:37
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Very short main character routes

The length of individual routes are short but it's because all the necessary build up and development for all characters already finished in common route. Now they only need to add confession, ichaicha, H scenes and a little drama for them to overcome. It feels just right for me at least because any further than this will make it become dragging.

had an append planned on game release

Is this already confirmed? It's good news because I personally love the game except the main heroine's ending so I definitely want to see more. :)
#12 by casualreader
2021-12-03 at 19:35
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The length of individual routes are short but it's because all the necessary build up and development for all characters already finished in common route.

Well, the common route had 8 chapters, 4 of them introductory and 4 of them of resolution. It was basically 1 introductory + 1 resolution chapter for each heroine, so that's still only about a total of 4 chapters for each heroine.

Now they only need to add confession, ichaicha, H scenes and a little drama for them to overcome. It feels just right for me at least because any further than this will make it become dragging.

I don't mean to say there' something wrong with following that formula, but I felt it was too literally translated to the game (it literally happens as you described). I agree there's nothing wrong with short character routes either, dragging on can be a bad choice and Yuzusoft, in my opinion, is a prime example of how dragging routes more than necessary can become boring to read. You can, however, have a better epilogue without dragging on (Hikoukigumo Eiri's route epilogue is the best example I've read so far), or a better resolution to the drama (his own first work, Haru Uso, has a very nice, yet simple, twist to the ending that makes it satisfying).

Is this already confirmed?

Sorry, I have no idea, I'm just echoing something I read in another comment here in vndb (maybe even spreading fake news inadvertently). I would also read the after stories, though.

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