*Naming convention of archive suggests 1.0 when it's 0.1
*I'm guessing more images are distributed than the story and you just didn't bother removing them because 1GB is pretty huge. Either that or the internal resolution of the sprites must be higher than 1080p.
*The color on the settings menu between grey and black was counter-intuitive for me for which method was selected. I was looking at it in windowed mode and going 'Why is full screen on by default' before realizing gray was 'selected'.
Post by warchiefwilliams on Jan 22, 2017 20:54:57 GMT -8
Well, that was thoroughly enjoyable! The game ran well, and if nothing else, it introduced me to a cultural phenomenon I haven't really looked into before. Looking forward to what comes next!
That being said, however, there is not point in playing a beta if you can not come up with some constructive criticism. So here is some:
1. As many have stated previously, Mariya's primary drunk pose gets used a bit too much. I get that she is a bit of an alcoholic, but that base image is getting far too much screen time, and what few modifications there are of it are too minimalistic (a cigarette here, a facial expression there). A new pose, even if it is a variation of her being drunk, would work wonders.
2. Choices. I understand that this first chapter mostly exists to set the stage (hue hue), but a bit of free agency would be nice. Choices don't even have to be major, sweeping displays of characters. Someone previously said that a good decision would be how to react to Mariya offering you a cigarette, that could help establish a rapport with her (and annoy Sasami). Another place where a choice would be appropriate would be what to order when Julie drags you off to some cafe, and her reactions. Just minor things, helping to both build up the other characters and to help establish your own/the producers.
3. Fanservice. Also mentioned by another member of the forum. While there is a lot(especially for the introduction chapter)and I suspect that there will be more further down the line, it may be best to cut down a little. While it doesn't bother me, others might find the "collect-em-all" aspect of finding fanservice a bit diminished with it getting thrown around left and right. If fanservice plays a role in major plot arcs, then that is fine. But (seemingly) random topless shots will only serve to devalue the fanservice in the long run.
That just about does it for me for now. Bear in mind that this is just my opinion, and is therefore only worth $0.02. Regardless of whether or not it is heeded, I look forward to the next beta.
Edit: Just played through again. Wcdonalds? Really? Come now, I have higher standards for you, love in space.
Really late but since i played it and loved it felt the need to through my two cents in.
As was pointed out earlier i would love to see Julie be more aggressive and less tsundere as it doesn't quite seem to fit her, if anyone it seems to fit aki a bit more in my opinion considering the home life and what i was able to see. Julie seems more seductressy and i would love to see her tease others or be more aggressive in general as you showed through that scene with her leading the guy about and again with the producer.
The yandere thing with Nemu seems a bit off, i like that perhaps she has some sort of breaking point but i don't know if i like it being murdery all that much, but im not a yandere dude so there is that as well. I really liked the air of mystery and people just thinking she was too good, that was lovely.
I am a little dissappointed that Natsuki's background was only lightly hinted at and i think that should likely be put in that introductory chapter, i in general felt like most girls got plenty of intro perhaps Nemu's was a little late into the story as it got entangled with the first performance drama.
And as warchiefwilliams above pointed out i would love some choices that have really no effect what so ever just to build character for myself. Or to maybe recieve a sentence remark or something like if you chose to smoke then mariya can call you out for being a bit of a hypocrite for getting on her about it.
Other than that i was incredibly engaged and got super caught up in the story and am loving it! I wish you guys the best and can't wait to see the next bit!