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A Public Apology

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In a previous post I suggested that long visual novels are almost unanimously unappealing, and knocked Tsukihime for having art that is slightly less aesthetically pleasing than a leg infected with gangrene.

I’m here today to address the citizens of the internet with an apology for my previous statements.

A while ago (like before I left for college), I played Tsukihime quite extensively, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I began the venture with the goal of proving to Luco that it wasn’t completely awesome, but 4 and a half routes later I couldn’t exactly say that and not be lying.

I still think the art is less than stellar, but giving it the leeway a project made under it’s particular conditions deserves, they’re far from horrible.

I think the reason I was so turned off from the game before was because I was judging it by the near-side of the moon routes (Arcueid and Ciel), both of which are infinitely less interesting than the far-side routes, which bypass the vampire malarkey entirely. Once you shuffle through those and their shitty beginnings, you can see the decent endings, and then you get the privilege of accessing the far-side routes. Of them I probably enjoyed the  Hisui route the most, but They’re all pretty good.

All in all I think it opened my eyes and in the future I might give another ‘big’ visual novel a try, but much to luco’s dismay it probably won’t be Umineko because 07th Expansion sucks. I also still don’t take back any comments about Fate/stay night.

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Written by PIR

November 18, 2009 at 00:47

Posted in Visual Novels

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