Rose Gun Days GD

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#1 by ernovace
2013-02-07 at 04:53
So, I just marathoned the whole S1 in 9 hours and my headache is getting crazier by the second. But I don't think I would be feeling what I feel now, if I write this, after I wake .

Well, considering I have not read Higanbana (though I still think, I can guess its genre from description), this was something totally different than what 07th Expansion usually do. The VN was not about horror/mystery, the genre they usually take after..

Not to say that it was not a good move. They tried to do something different and I think it really clicked for me. In the later chapters when Caleb appears, the tempo of the VN totally changes. Before these chapters, I was willingly participating in the gun fights, just having fun getting points and all those badges of arrows, stars or whatever. But in last episodes, spacebar is the only button I ever used.

At some point of time, I'd have to say that the fights, kind of became too much and I think they could have reduced the amount, but then they were made especially for action fans (though I don't know, how many people like doing the same thing over and over again) and normal readers were given option to skip.

On to art, tbh when I first saw the characters, it really felt like an otome game to me. Wayne especially is an epitome to that fact, for me.

Music was good imo and I loved when the Umineko bgms used to play.

On to characters, I think I might be right in saying that this is the first time, 07th actually had a genius protagonist? Battler could have been close, but Leo has a totally different aura, maybe being too good, most of the times. The game was so racy at times, that I think the character depth wasn't added that much tbh, for me, even though more or less we saw most of their background stories.

So, anyway, I really shouldn't have played it, because it makes waiting for S2, even harder. I might as well, try reading with AGTH, in a few months, if I can't wait.. But then, I will forget about it soon too, lol.

Now, off to sleep and probably play Kuroneko route that came out, later today..Last modified on 2013-02-07 at 04:57
#2 by warfoki
2013-02-07 at 06:07
Wait... A 07th Expansion doing a non-horror/depressing as shit thriller release on the PC with decent artwork? Color me impressed.
#3 by kilicool64
2013-02-07 at 09:45
I've played the Trial Version and wasn't too impressed. The characters in particular seemed very bland. Do they get better later on?
#4 by ernovace
2013-02-07 at 13:39
Well, I didn't play Trial Version, so I can't tell much, tbh.

The game is nothing like you have played from them, before though.. And holds no relation to any of the universe of Higurashi and Umineko.

That said, I'd say I liked it. The feel is totally different of course. It is the 40s and stuff like Mafia exists and all, but it was fun to play.
#5 by whitetragedy
2015-06-04 at 20:26
After playing the whole thing, I've got to say that even though the setting is different it definitely has the Higurashi vibe.

If you only played one season it's better to not get too disappointed because it was made like that. Each season focuses on different character and the evolution of Primavera from a group of friends trying to protect their home into a real mafia group. It's not really displayed in season 1, but later on your emotion will be a rollercoaster of feels.

The VN might seem to be light hearted at first, but don't be fooled. The further you read, the darker the plot becomes.

The best part of the series is the way the plot is written. For the most part there's no bullshit dues ex machina appearing out of no where. There's no random MC awakening his/her power and overcoming the situation. Another great part of the novel is that no nation as a whole (Japanese, American, or Chinese) are shown to be the bad guys.

What disappointed me was the ending. I feel that not all ends were tied up and would have been perfect if we were told a bit more about what happened to everyone.

It's a bit of a spoiler but the last season is almost full on higurashi badass.

Lastly, Leo is the most badass character of the series. The only reason season 1 played out like it did was because it couldn't contain his awesomeness.

Past season 1, the plot blew me away. Unlike other VNs where there are sections of the story where you're just yawning, after the initial seasons, Rose Gun Days kept me entertaining throughout the whole story.Last modified on 2015-06-04 at 20:37
#6 by molok
2015-06-12 at 11:10
Easily one of the best VN out there I guess, it's incredibly interesting AND entertaining. R07 surpassed himself here.

Not to mention that it looks gorgeous and the soundtrack is once again amazing. (as expected from 07th Expansion)

It's just too bad that it wasn't dubbed but I guess it would be hard since there is many dialogues in chinese and english.Last modified on 2015-06-12 at 11:11
#7 by gabezhul
2015-06-12 at 11:19
Eh... I'm really torn about whether I should read this. On one hand I like Ryukishi's writing in general. On the other hand, I am not a fan of the crime-family genre.
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Whatever, maybe I will pick this up somewhere down the line, but not anytime soon.
#8 by danpmss
2015-06-27 at 17:32
This VN was amazing.
The Tarantino-esque narrative is just perfect for the settings (that are basically an alternative loose version of the film "The third man", or at least just really similar--- not in Italy, but in Japan, in this case) , and the interactions between the characters in the story are fluid and very well done.

Due to the Kudzu plot elements, the story did not completely tied up all its elements by the end, but still, it was just great, nothing more to add.

The OST is fantastic and the character design are badass stylish as fuck.

This one holds a solid 9/10 from me.
Thanks, based DragonKnight.

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