Basicly the entire Katawa Shoujo fandom. .


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#1 - mudkipfucker (07/21/2014) [+] (3 replies)
stickied by slentardicus
User avatar #37 - ineptvirus (07/21/2014) [-]
Its not hentai if it makes you cry
User avatar #6 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
#54 to #6 - anon (07/21/2014) [-]
Look, I don't wanna be an asshole, but he's partly right, if a bit overly opinionated about it. I played it a while back, and it was honestly kind of boring, the characterisation was somewhat forced and cheesy, the music was dull I mean, even for BGM , the main character suffers from MC syndrome read: having absolutely no character at all , and the characters' backgrounds, the foci of the novel, were hardly explored. There isn't any sense of 'accomplishment' or 'revelation' or whatever you'd call 'feel of actually advancing the story' until the 'big reveal' that everyone claims is oh so sad for each character. Honestly, it feels like it was written by a middle schooler drunk on hormones.
User avatar #55 to #54 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
It was basically produced by /a/, so it's more than likely.
User avatar #75 to #6 - makotoitou (07/22/2014) [-]
aren't you one of those SAOfags?
User avatar #78 to #75 - adunsaveme (07/22/2014) [-]
I can't tell which fanbase is worse
User avatar #9 to #6 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
That's subjective, and I think you'll find quite a lot of people on this Katawa Shoujo channel who tends to like it ;)
User avatar #10 to #9 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
-The writing focused on describing stuff you can literally see on your screen, since it's a VN, in absurd detail that slowed the action down to a halt. Like that ******* gate scene at the start.
-The pace is horrible, randomly switching between drawn-out bits where you do bugger-all and scenes where a bajillionty and one things happen over the span of 2 minutes (I'm looking at you, Rin), then back to the boringness, killing all momentum.
-The whole thing was heavily padded out with useless stuff that had absolutely nothing to do with the story and was only there to lengthen the damn thing.
-The characters are cliche and predictable.
-The story is cliche and predictable as **** .
-The MC is a ************* retard, though that's a long-standing harem anime tradition, so I guess I could let it slide.
-I spent 5 hours practicing my Joker impression and Hanako never even asked me if I want to know how she got those scars.

0/10 Like Skyrim with cripples.
User avatar #43 to #10 - zekeon (07/21/2014) [-]
>calling it a harem

U wot m8
User avatar #97 to #43 - killerliquid (07/22/2014) [-]
It is harem


both guys have severely less screen time than the heroines
User avatar #113 to #97 - Kairyuka (07/22/2014) [-]
It's a harem if the objective is to get with them all at once. It is not. In fact there's only a single route where you can be with two girls and that's kind of a lesson in the route.
User avatar #129 to #113 - killerliquid (07/22/2014) [-]
No, a harem is specified if the main character is surrounded by 3 or more females and/or love interests.

If the objective of a harem is to get all of them at once then that means a ******** of harem anime are not harem anime and a **** load more harem VNs are not Harem VNs.
User avatar #138 to #129 - Kairyuka (07/22/2014) [-]
At the same time though. Katawa Shoujo quickly focuses on whichever path you branch out towards, it's not like you juggle multiple girls at any point in it
User avatar #139 to #138 - killerliquid (07/22/2014) [-]
I wouldn't say so as the common route seems to be just about as long as one route

It still doesn't change the fact that he's almost always surrounded by girls
User avatar #140 to #139 - Kairyuka (07/22/2014) [-]
Because the males in the story are all douchebags... Yeah I kinda see your point. I don't really find it problematic though. Honestly I seem to make better friends with girls too
User avatar #45 to #43 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
Let's be honest here. If it were an anime and not a novel, it'd be a goddamn harem anime. It has all the traits and mandatory characters.
User avatar #46 to #45 - zekeon (07/21/2014) [-]
Except it's a novel, not an anime.

So it's not a harem.
User avatar #47 to #46 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
Yes, but it may as well be.
User avatar #48 to #47 - zekeon (07/21/2014) [-]
You know it's only a harem if he sleeps with all of them right?
User avatar #49 to #48 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
Yes. That is the only aspect that's different. Here you only go down one route, whereas if it were an anime, you'd be going down all the routes at the same time.
User avatar #50 to #49 - zekeon (07/21/2014) [-]
But it's still not a harem, because that doesn't happen.

Stop trying to call it a harem just because you don't like it.
#51 to #50 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
I like how you consider comparing something to a harem anime an insult.
User avatar #52 to #51 - zekeon (07/21/2014) [-]
Correct me if I'm wrong, but approximately 90% of harem animes are more about fan service than actually having an interesting story or anything fulfilling like that.

So yeah, comparing a visual novel, with its main focus being on story and character development, to a harem anime is pretty insulting.
User avatar #53 to #52 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
Ah, someone actually understands. **** , there goes my retort. Eh, oh well.
User avatar #57 to #49 - nommonsterbaa (07/21/2014) [-]
Yeah, and Katawa Shoujo is also exactly like a loaf of bread. I mean it's a digital media, a VN, and it really has nothing to do with being a loaf of bread. But besides that, it's a loaf of bread exactly.
User avatar #98 to #10 - killerliquid (07/22/2014) [-]
You just listed the reasons why this amateur VN is incredibly inferior to professional-made ones

-Though they do do this they don't do it a lot and opt for more monologues and interactions
-with professional writers they are better in pacing
-Longer VNs do this sometimes but it's not as glaringly bad as KS
-again writers
-There's a KKK kind of outfit in G-senjou no Maou and no one addressed it and it was a pretty cash scene whenever they did so 9/10 like skyrim with KKK (actually, wouldn't that be the Imperials kind of)
User avatar #90 to #10 - cleomech (07/22/2014) [-]
I really want to agree with you because you put down some solid explanations with valid points in most of your posts, but this time it feels like you couldn't be arsed to think of a good argument which makes you look like you're just trying to piss off somebody.
User avatar #115 to #90 - thechosentroll (07/22/2014) [-]
Yeah, I was reading Berserk while replying to people, so I couldn't be bothered.
User avatar #11 to #10 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
It's a story, whether you like the story or not is subjective. I didn't ask for your opinion on it
#12 to #11 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
Well, I'm still gonna state it. The story itself is the smallest of my problems with the game. The way it was written and presented is what pisses me off. It could have been an actual masterpiece instead of just some meh VN if /a/ had decided to make a proper story instead of just producing the waifu simulator of their dreams. It had potential and wasted it.
#13 to #12 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
I like it.
#14 to #13 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
And there is nothing wrong with that. I am simply stating that it's **** . It's OK to like **** things. Most of my favorite stories and games are generally considered to be **** .
#15 to #14 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
The thing is, I don't consider it **** . I don't like things that are **** , because I don't like **** . You think it's **** , but that doesn't make it **** .
User avatar #41 to #29 - UndeadWasabi (07/21/2014) [-]
****** her, bad end. worth it.
#44 to #41 - AllYourBase (07/21/2014) [-]
I think that makes you a dick.
I think that makes you a dick.
User avatar #128 to #44 - UndeadWasabi (07/22/2014) [-]
its kinda hard when shes ready to go.
User avatar #94 to #41 - icedcarbon (07/22/2014) [-]
I'm not bothered to redonwload and restart the whole think... what happens at the end of the bad ending?
User avatar #127 to #94 - UndeadWasabi (07/22/2014) [-]
nothing interesting, miss president leaves the school or something. wasn't a big fan or her anyway. still reloaded and got the good ending too. she still deserved a happy ending, even know i thought she was boring.
User avatar #111 to #24 - feelythefeel (07/22/2014) [-]
That would be confusing at best.
#112 to #111 - Kairyuka (07/22/2014) [-]
*grows arms*
User avatar #114 to #112 - feelythefeel (07/22/2014) [-]
Now I know! And knowing makes it even more confusing.
User avatar #16 to #15 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
A lot of the stuff I pointed out is objectively bad.
#17 to #16 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
But I don't find any problems with the writing or the pacing. I tried reading Clannad since I liked the anime, and that was a case of bad pacing, but I felt that Katawa Shoujo started out interesting so I was invested from the get-go. Clannad just kinda begun for no real reason.
You call it "padding" but it's actually just realism. The real world isn't about "advancing the story", things just happen because they happen. Katawa Shoujo takes its time for the sake of the characters and the relations between them.
Some characters are more cliché than others, but being cliché is not a bad thing by default. Some stories aim to make things never seen before, other stories use somewhat recognizable characters, but even if they're boring and predictable to you, they aren't boring or predictable to everyone. It all depends on the reader so it's subjective.
The MC IS a retard. That's just who he is.
So yeah that's my five cents. All it adds up to is that I like it and you don't. There's no right or wrong, there are just opinions.
Oh and congrats on getting into university ^_^
User avatar #40 to #17 - adolfoliverbush (07/21/2014) [-]
not allowed to make that chain go further, so let's move up here, I am a fantastic boyfriend..... maybe a little too good for some people honestly, I care wholeheartedly for the people I love, so broken people are the best, they'll love you just as much back, because you're the most non ****** thing in their life
#130 to #40 - azumeow (07/22/2014) [-]
Broken people suck.

As a broken person hopelessly attracted to other broken people, I can guarantee you this: when they start threatening to kill themselves and see your lack of a sex drive as a lack of affection for them, you will wish you were with someone "normal."
User avatar #132 to #130 - adolfoliverbush (07/22/2014) [-]
maybe being broken negates everything I say, I'm not a broken person myself
User avatar #133 to #132 - azumeow (07/22/2014) [-]
Maybe. Maybe.

But seriously man, broken and BROKEN are two very easily mistaken things. Hanako would be "broken" if you wanna be that way. The ex I just described is BROKEN AS **** .
User avatar #134 to #133 - adolfoliverbush (07/22/2014) [-]
I don't do too too broken, the girl I'm with now is pretty bad though
User avatar #135 to #134 - azumeow (07/22/2014) [-]
Long as she's not hiding real crazy **** , it'll probably go decent. Good luck, d00d.
User avatar #136 to #135 - adolfoliverbush (07/22/2014) [-]
I don't think anything too crazy, She is kinda young, almost young enough that I don't want to be with her, but just old enough for it to be acceptable
#93 to #40 - Kairyuka (07/22/2014) [-]
I'm apparently a horrible boyfriend and I'm honestly not surprised. I'm not very interesting, I'm a social ****** , and I like the things that others dislike and vice versa. I'm pretty much destined to be alone
#123 to #93 - adolfoliverbush (07/22/2014) [-]
you'll find someone
#137 to #123 - Kairyuka (07/22/2014) [-]
And I'll **** that up too. I'll get by alone, I have to
User avatar #142 to #137 - adolfoliverbush (07/22/2014) [-]
depressing outlook
User avatar #143 to #142 - Kairyuka (07/23/2014) [-]
Nah it's just reality. I can't do anything but get used to it ^_^
User avatar #18 to #17 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
Why do random people keep telling me that?
User avatar #19 to #18 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
The last thing? Because of your status update ^_^
User avatar #20 to #19 - thechosentroll (07/21/2014) [-]
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh, so that's why. Guess I should probably change that or something. Thanks, though.
#30 to #20 - adolfoliverbush (07/21/2014) [-]
hey, congrats on getting into university, also, I agree with the both of you, troll on the writing, Kairyuka on everything else, but I ******* loved Katawa Shoujo
User avatar #31 to #30 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
Well I'm no writer, I'm not educated in the art of writing stories or anything like that, but as an ignorant consumer I had no problems with the writing ^_^
#32 to #31 - adolfoliverbush (07/21/2014) [-]
and that's fine, some writers are terrible at writing, Stephen King is terrible at writing, but he's a fantastic storyteller, and one of my favorite authors, so bad writing didn't affect just how wonderful a story this thing actually had, seriously, Rin's line ****** me up so bad, it was like a month of depression
#33 to #32 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
I know the feeling man. I don't know what the definition for "bad writing" is, but if it doesn't affect the experience then I don't mind at all ^_^
I too enjoyed a post-Rin depression that never quite subsided
#35 to #33 - adolfoliverbush (07/21/2014) [-]
I hear that, Hanako was my favorite though
#36 to #35 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
Never got around to playing her route. I mean I even tried finishing Shizune's, but I simply couldn't be interested in Hanako no matter what I tried... Rin is the girl for me! But if I were to realistically date any of them it'd probably be Emi
#38 to #36 - adolfoliverbush (07/21/2014) [-]
realistically for me it'd probably be rin or hanako, it's the brokenness, I love broken girls
#39 to #38 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
I dated one. It went baaad.
But other than that, I find Hanako very uninteresting and I'm too much of a social ****** to ever be able to be a good boyfriend to Rin. Emi is the perfect combination of relaxed attitude, loyalty and fun times, but Iunno if she'd wanna be with me, I wouldn't mind training more if I could do it with her, but Iunno about her attitude towards video games n shiet. I guess I wouldn't really fit well with any of the girls... Story of my life, eh?
User avatar #21 to #20 - Kairyuka (07/21/2014) [-]
Np ^_^
User avatar #34 to #6 - demonatatoo (07/21/2014) [-]
and you're a heartless human
User avatar #96 to #34 - killerliquid (07/22/2014) [-]
He's right js
#95 to #34 - Rei ONLINE (07/22/2014) [-]
In comparison to some of the Japanese Visual Novels I've read he's right.
In comparison to some of the Japanese Visual Novels I've read he's right.
User avatar #118 to #95 - zekeon (07/22/2014) [-]
Perhaps you could tell us what some of those VNs are?

Because I'm bored out of my god damn mind.
User avatar #131 to #118 - azumeow (07/22/2014) [-]
Grisaia No Kajitsu. Sogood.
User avatar #119 to #118 - Rei ONLINE (07/22/2014) [-]
Fate/Stay Night

That'll take at least 50 or so hours to do.
#120 to #119 - zekeon (07/22/2014) [-]
Yes... good, good.
#121 to #120 - Rei ONLINE (07/22/2014) [-]
After reading it there is a prequel anime called Fate/Zero you could watch as well.
User avatar #122 to #121 - zekeon (07/22/2014) [-]
I've actually heard of that before.
#7 - demonkingpurple (07/21/2014) [-]
*****		 so kawaii you'll puke rainbows for day
***** so kawaii you'll puke rainbows for day
User avatar #22 to #7 - AllYourBase (07/21/2014) [-]
Nyan Caxx I'm OK with this
#61 - madcoww (07/22/2014) [-]
Time to get my ass thumbed down for a related pony post
User avatar #107 to #61 - datmine (07/22/2014) [-]
Oh god what the **** .
#69 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (07/22/2014) [-]
#59 - anon (07/22/2014) [-]
Will you ******* losers stop trying to justify playing a game about ******* cripples?
the fact that "its sad" does not make it better. Seriously, get a ******* life.
User avatar #62 to #59 - telmerthisisasix (07/22/2014) [-]
Says the guy on FJ...
#63 to #59 - captiancook (07/22/2014) [-]
But, but, muh feels...
#70 to #59 - Anonomousthirteen (07/22/2014) [-]
You clearly don't know where you are. Telling Funnyjunkies to get a life is like rubbing your dick on a piece of metal. No one knows for sure what you are doing, but they all know you're not doing anything constructive.
You clearly don't know where you are. Telling Funnyjunkies to get a life is like rubbing your dick on a piece of metal. No one knows for sure what you are doing, but they all know you're not doing anything constructive.
#76 to #70 - thenonsocial (07/22/2014) [-]
I dont know about you but me and my bald head yoghurt slinger has seen some crazy 			****		 by the way of rubbing  jail mostly  			****		 was cash though
I dont know about you but me and my bald head yoghurt slinger has seen some crazy **** by the way of rubbing jail mostly **** was cash though
#77 to #76 - Anonomousthirteen (07/22/2014) [-]
#79 to #77 - thenonsocial (07/22/2014) [-]
Because its 06:40 in the morning and i havent gone to bed yet dear god please help me
#80 to #79 - Anonomousthirteen (07/22/2014) [-]
I can't find my "go the 			****		 to sleep" image, so let hypnobutt lull you to your dreams.
I can't find my "go the **** to sleep" image, so let hypnobutt lull you to your dreams.
User avatar #56 - landartheconqueror (07/21/2014) [-]
i've just actually started getting into this, i'm about 3 1/2 hours in (slow reader), pursuing lilly.
what should i expect? should ibrace myself for the feels train?
User avatar #71 to #56 - landartheconqueror (07/22/2014) [-]
oh jesus, embrace*
User avatar #88 to #56 - thepinkestofthepie (07/22/2014) [-]
lilly is da best she sexy as fuk
User avatar #89 to #88 - thepinkestofthepie (07/22/2014) [-]
it's a freakin feel rollercoaster at the end too, depending on which ending you get
User avatar #58 to #56 - nommonsterbaa (07/21/2014) [-]
Pretty much, yeah. Some people say it's not as feelsy as some others do, but. I personally thought it was pretty wonderful. Lily's route, along with Emi's, were my favorites. If you like the first route you do, I'd recommend doing them all. Although I really didn't like Shizune's much
User avatar #68 to #56 - kokovo (07/22/2014) [-]
You're going to cry like a little bitch.
User avatar #73 to #56 - thesovereigngrave (07/22/2014) [-]
It's great, she dies after turning away from the feminist conspiracy to join you and Kenji in your fight for freedom. There's this awesome sword fight between her and Rin, she has this big ******* claymore and Rin was these ******* sword strapped to her stubs. Man, it's ******* intense.
User avatar #74 to #73 - landartheconqueror (07/22/2014) [-]
shiiieeeet sounds like i'm in for a treat
User avatar #85 to #56 - Spavaloo (07/22/2014) [-]
Lily's route is heartwarming and great.

If you want to feel like somebody is punching you in the heart, play Rin. Rin is the best.
#108 to #56 - blacknightshade (07/22/2014) [-]
Lilly was probably one of my favorites for quite a while (I eventually found myself more attached with Rin and Hanako, but I digress). I'll just say, if you're like I am and have a bit of a soft spot for semi-cliche'd romance, the ending will really resonate with you. Overall, she really has a good path, and is definitely an easy character to get attached to, but her route isn't quite as emotionally powerful as, say, Rin or Emi.
User avatar #109 to #56 - cazabrow ONLINE (07/22/2014) [-]
Lilly, Emi and Hanako I found have different unique experiences. These three are popular since Rin/Shizune have more specified kind of feel towards them, for example I found Rin's just filled with gibberish conversations and Shizune's lacking feels except for the bad ending.

What scene you at so far?

User avatar #124 to #109 - landartheconqueror (07/22/2014) [-]
i actually ended up getting drunk and falling off the rood of a school and dying, so i restarted, and now last thing i remember is coming across lilly and her sister talking in the cafe, and her talking with me
User avatar #125 to #124 - cazabrow ONLINE (07/22/2014) [-]
Ah, I'm sure you know now, but that happens when you make passive choices and don't approach any of the main characters. If your after Lilly just side with her in her fight with shizune, open up to her on the way back from the town, and generally just do the most involvement action while remaining passive towards the others.
User avatar #126 to #125 - landartheconqueror (07/22/2014) [-]
it was actually cuzz i was passive towards hanako. the only choice i did differently was not approaching her in class when shizune and misha were arguing, and instead waiting for them
#60 to #56 - gatodelfuego (07/22/2014) [-]
ur fuked kid   
most people get rly attached to lily, as she's really the most "normal" one with the more "real-world" problems. Good thing you got one of the heavy feeling routes out of the way quick. I would recommend ending with emi, as the feels are not that bad and it won't leave a bad taste in you when you finish the game.
ur fuked kid

most people get rly attached to lily, as she's really the most "normal" one with the more "real-world" problems. Good thing you got one of the heavy feeling routes out of the way quick. I would recommend ending with emi, as the feels are not that bad and it won't leave a bad taste in you when you finish the game.
#42 - zekeon (07/21/2014) [-]
Lily, I...
#81 to #42 - whimsicalmagnus (07/22/2014) [-]
I'm with you m8, as soon as I saw this I became a sad faggot and am now listening to Lily's theme, **** everything, now off to cry like a bitch
#5 - cazabrow ONLINE (07/21/2014) [-]
Was the KS one the original or was it something else?
User avatar #8 to #5 - slentardicus [OP](07/21/2014) [-]
I thinks steam sale was the original, but I might be wrong.
#64 to #8 - theaznreclaimer (07/22/2014) [-]
Here's the original
#65 to #5 - theaznreclaimer (07/22/2014) [-]
Here's the original
#91 - hollowedbladee (07/22/2014) [-]
#87 - anon (07/22/2014) [-]
thought that everyone was just over exaggerating how badly this would **** with you
jesus christ ******** holy **** down hitlers chimney was i wrong never drank so much from just playing a simple game
******* lily
#72 - theotherwhiteguy (07/22/2014) [-]
Anyone else notice a rise in ks-related posts?
I loved the **** outta that and I hope its making a comeback.
User avatar #100 to #72 - hanakoikezawa (07/22/2014) [-]
Gives me more chances to **** with people on this account but at the same time I can't help but feel some elitism in me
User avatar #67 - spyisspy (07/22/2014) [-]
time to evac the children

User avatar #3 - caffeine (07/21/2014) [-]
**caffeine rolls 2,066**
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