Yayoi (I think?)
So I finished through the beach concert. The game is pretty funny and I think it captured the feel of practicing, performing on the street, and learning to weave five very different personalities into a uniform sound. I particularly enjoyed the part where they start cussing each other out and staying stupid shit to each other prior to the beach concert. And yet, despite their raw emotions, they keep pushing forward. I also enjoyed seeing Dear Drops interact with the other upcoming bands. On a side note, there's a lot of drinking and cursing (which I guess makes sense); this may be the first time I've played a visual novel where the entire cast is drunk more often than not (exaggerating slightly).
My main criticism is there was absolutely no need for Riho to get a cold before the beach concert, go to the hospital, and get temporary cured. The drama was entirely unnecessary, added nothing to her character development, and ruined what should have been a really awesome scene by how absurd it was. The song was great, the outfits were great, the lead up mood was great... and then we had to get sidetracked.
Kanade still hasn't joined the band, although it seems she's no longer satisfied with just being a supporting role. It's been established she's a better singer than Riho--so join already. Nothing says you can't have two singers in a band. The only person holding you back is yourself.
Eiji continues to be an awesome asshole.
Rimu still annoys me. Unless someone indicates her arc is incredible, I have no intention of playing through it.
Yayoi's getting dragged down to everyone else's level. Welcome to the world of crime. Well, I guess this is what happens when an honor student joins this crowd.
Riho's seen a lot of character development and, while she's still very rough, serious, and passionate, she has softened a bit. There was something she wanted to say about the band continuing after the Summer , but she has yet to clearly state it.
Clannad is Life, Da Capo is Pure Love, Higurashi is Ethics, & Tori no Uta is the National Anthem.
The ones who will have the last laugh are the earnest and the honest.
Last edited by Draneor : 08-16-2012 at 11:06 PM.