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#1 by guimigli
2014-10-06 at 19:31
I started playing this game earlier today. I didn't finish chapter 1 yet, but that freaking MC is ruining the mood for me. I found the setting pretty interesting and all that, but I fear that the MC is kinda making me think of dropping the game. Seriously, I can't stand him. Can someone tell me (please, no spoilers) if later in the game he stops being such an idiot, like when they start figuring out the time travel stuff.
#2 by dk382
2014-10-06 at 20:26
Yes, he gets more serious later on. Or rather, he's forced to become more serious. For what it's worth, I initially thought he was a little obnoxious but I warmed up to his stupidity pretty quickly and makes the first half of the game pretty enjoyable. It also makes it more interesting when shit hits the fan, imo. If you want a badass and capable protagonist then maybe this game, or really the entire science adventures series, is not for you. One of the big appeals is witnessing somewhat regular nerds trying to deal with unimaginable situations when they get in over their heads, and how they mentally cope with that.
#3 by guimigli
2014-10-06 at 20:41
Thank you, sir. I wasn't looking to a badass protagonist, just a... you know.... less stupid one. And I like that "regular nerds trying to deal with unimaginable situations" thing. For example, Daru is also kinda stupid, but I found myself liking him a lot more than the MC. Maybe it is because I have some Chuunibyou friends that really get on my nerves sometimes. Well, I'm enjoying the game a lot right now, so I think I can bear with "The Organization" stuff (I wouldn't be surprised if it turned to be real later on, though.) Thanks a lot, dude ^^ .
#4 by guimigli
2014-10-06 at 21:25
Oh, and by the way: You are not the first person to talk about the first half being enjoyable. Does that mean that the later half is just plain boring? Or does something big happen that changes the pace of the game. Again, no spoilers please.
#5 by dk382
2014-10-06 at 21:43
No, the second half is actually better. But there's a tonal shift that makes it pretty different.
#6 by guimigli
2014-10-06 at 21:59
Ooooooh, that lifted my spirit up to like 100%. I won't be dropping this anytime soon. Thank you very much, dude.
#7 by kilicool64
2014-10-07 at 08:05
Personally, I found the second half to be a lot weaker than the first. And Okabe's hilarious behavior was one of the highlights of the first half for me. Though I seem to be in the minority with this opinion, given that I'm pretty much the only one who didn't really like this VN overall.
#8 by veronin
2014-10-07 at 12:15
The first half is pretty much just world-building and comedy to create a connection between character and reader. The second half has all the characters behaving far more seriously, struggling between life and death, dealing with time travel, conspiracies, time paradoxes, murder, betrayal, etc.

If you've played MuvLuv, it's similar to the difference between Unlimited and Alternative.
#9 by pendelhaven
2014-10-07 at 13:20
First half he was a charming idiot, and his antics are just full of win. Second half he was (kind of) a facepalm idiot at first, and it kinda gets better again after that chapter.

His VA definitely played a big part with its success. both in making the readers facepalm (positively) and making the readers charmed.
#10 by overmage
2014-10-07 at 15:29
I won't divide this into halfs but thirds:

3rd > 1st >> 2nd

Really, the whole middle section is repetitive and kind of boring.Last modified on 2014-10-07 at 15:30
#11 by guimigli
2014-10-08 at 00:23
Wow. Well, i'm at (in? on? sorry, bad english) the half of chapter 4, I think, and I'm still not bored at all, because I'm looking foward to understand what is happening in the story, so I'm kinda rushing at the boring stuff, you know, reading but not absorbing useless information. Oh, and time travel reaaaaally blows my mind. The more I try to understand it, the more confusing it seems '-'
#12 by pendelhaven
2014-10-08 at 10:23
3rd > 1st >> 2nd

by Overmage standards I'd say

MC antics >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1st > 3rd >> 2nd
#13 by eso18
2014-11-04 at 01:44
Despite the epicness of the whole story I personally think that the MC is the best part of S;G.

Well that shows that people really have different opinions.


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