Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki, opinions?

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#26 by ivo
2017-10-24 at 17:23
Well maybe its not one of the best Vn's ever . But the routes are not boring , sometimes funny , it has nice love story and Pallete made pretty good work with the graphic. so I dont think it deserves all the rude comments here.
#27 by siliparion
2017-10-24 at 18:35
But the routes are not boring
Literally nothing happens during Yuri's route. The plot thread with Hyberion and Hanako never goes anywhere and even after Yuma and Yuri break up they are still all over each other and hook up again shortly after.

Mio's is almost the same until the very end of the route.

I don't get how pointing that is being "rude".
#28 by cockblockula
2017-10-24 at 22:48
so I dont think it deserves all the rude comments here.

@26 You are confusing critical comments with rude comments. You're allowed to be negative if its constructive.
#29 by ivo
2017-10-25 at 18:04
yeah sorry i should have used "critical" instead of rude. And yep in Yuris route nothing special happened. well you dont need to change entire world with every waifu lol . Ann route is absolutely wonderful ^.^ .Last modified on 2017-10-30 at 22:09
#30 by bestkatalyn
2017-10-31 at 22:25
Yeah, I agree, a route doesn't necessarily need to be dramatic in order to be beautiful.

Just like all the endings are predictable because they are made to be happy, you could say that the plot would become predictable if every time it would go into full drama mode.
#31 by kazeno
2017-11-06 at 15:29
It's well written. Good writing to me is good text flow. No redundant or long narrative sequences (a VN is different than a book) and the characters interaction and dialogue flows super well. It's pleasant to read. This should be a requirement to any professional writer but I hardly see this done well. In this type of VN, Hoshizora no Memoria and the last of Smee VNs were the last ones I remember with a good writing like this.
Of course, the best case possible is when plot and writing are both good but I don't really care about story depth or genre if it's well written. I find it very hard to appreciate a story with an amazing plot but a bad text flow. For the opposite, however, a well-written story is easy to appreciate even with a bland plot (a good even without a lot of drama charage are all about this).

For this reason, I understand why this VN have a good rating. But people in the west seems to like more a plot/drama/purpose dense story with a plot-twist conclusion than the middle and character interaction... So I also understand why people here complain so much about every little thing in the plot of slice-of-life charage (which is not even a plot focused genre).Last modified on 2017-11-06 at 15:40
#32 by himitsukou
2017-11-18 at 11:16
I only managed to get up to a certain point and I already feel that it's just not very interesting to me. For one, Mio's character is irritating the heck out of me every time she bawls out her eyes while also possessing intelligence that rivals that of a rock. School settings aren't uncommon for VNs either so if they can't make it interesting there's little point in reading them.

It's well written.
That's subjective. I found it boring. To me, that's not good.
In this type of VN
In what type of VN? Slife of life? If so, I should be more careful to check not to accidentally start one since I don't like them.Last modified on 2017-11-18 at 11:17
#33 by sakurakoi
2017-11-18 at 17:45
Good writing is not subjective and claiming that implies the inability to be objective. Entertainment is what is subjective.

Also it should be fairly obvious that this is SoL and Comedy focused. Funnily enough and ignoring that it is bad writing anyway, too much drama is poison for SoL, even if some many especially morbid minds enjoy that, it is indeed something that has to be disclosed so that those who enjoy what is soothing do not get the opposite.
#34 by himitsukou
2017-11-18 at 20:18
I didn't refute whether good writing is subjective or not, I refuted Saku Saku's writing as being good. Yet you immediately jumped on it as though I did, which implies your inability to comprehend what people are saying, or possibly that you were trying to pull a strawmen's argument. Better yet, you referred to those who like slice of life comedies differently from you in a quite unsavory way, making your argument fallacious. Should I call your post ironic or just plain arrogant?Last modified on 2017-11-18 at 20:20
#35 by yakoann
2018-09-10 at 20:22
Honestly to me the highlight was Konami by a landslide because it didn't have anything to do with the Soul Reapers except in the very end, and even then Yuuma's father just says "I'm dead anyway so i don't care as long as you are happy" but also because it had funny and good dramatic moments i really like the idea that they are so bad at concealing their relationship that the Nao (In fact, this played out so well that i wonder if this is the only reason why they made her a nurse in the first place), Ann and to an extent Aoi find out or suspect of their relationship. I also like how Konami gets rejected at first but she doesn't give up and instead doubles down on the matter. I also really enjoy how Konami voices her discomfort at the idea of they having to keep their distance it was justified drama and it showed that the MC was a bit of an idiot and that Konami just wouldn't be just that convenient of a girlfriend. The ending was a mixed bag to me. I liked that Aoi doesn't really approve even with what his dead husband says and that she still forces them to separate, even if at the end they still love eachother

I only finished Ann's route because the game clearly wanted me to go for her first, Mio and Yuuri were pretty boring in the common route so i didn't even bother going through her routes but for what i've seen of the spoilers, it feels like i dodged a bullet. Even then Ann's route was meh, the Soul Reapers were so hamfisted into the story that anything related to them just made me uninvested instantly.

Kudos to Konami's VA for nailing the "desperate" voice, it really drove home the moment she bursts out at the MC.

Also the soundtrack was forgettable but a couple of songs stuck out to me, shame it's hard to find those on YoutubeLast modified on 2018-09-10 at 20:25
#36 by lazurak
2018-11-07 at 16:04
I recently started to play this game again after dropping it once a long while back. Then I finished the common route, and dropped it again, for the exact same reason.

Ann just ruins every scene she is a part of. And when Yuuma then decides that he will join the council of that stupid cunt that has been forcefully inserting herself into the the lives every one of your more likeable friends, just because of "muh smile looks dumb", I lost all the respect he earned for not being a loser in the begining.

Really disappointed, as I liked almost all of the other characters initially.
#37 by clorust
2018-11-09 at 02:31
I recently started to play this game again after dropping it once a long while back. Then I finished the common route, and dropped it again, for the exact same reason.

Ann just ruins every scene she is a part of. And when Yuuma then decides that he will join the council of that stupid cunt that has been forcefully inserting herself into the the lives every one of your more likeable friends, just because of "muh smile looks dumb", I lost all the respect he earned for not being a loser in the begining.

Really disappointed, as I liked almost all of the other characters initially.
Refreshing to see someone else take issue with that. The constant repetition with the heroines initially being uninterested or even somewhat opposed to the generic hamfisted student council trope only for it to be foisted on them anyway with some inane reason for them to be joining it was infuriating, especially when the MC himself decided to relegate himself to it, giving the reader absolutely nothing in the way of input or option in regards to that.

I think the only routes and heroines I really enjoyed in this were Yuuri and Konami's and even then they were hindered by ridiculous route invaders and sudden inexplicable (or outright unreasonable) changes of heart that serve no real purpose other than to mindlessly force drama into its designated place in the route so the writer didn't have to design a more logical way into it.

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