Okay, before I begin, let me just say I disabled adult content and ignored any nudity. I know it's a talent, but I solely wanted to play the game for the feels, characters and the story.
That out of the way, onto the things that occurred as I played.
1. My younger brother, since hearing about the game, said he was uninterested, would never play, and didn't care about the characters. As I played through the game though he sat over my shoulder taking in the story, characters, and laughing at the right times. He knows everyone's names disabilities and several quirks and though he doesn't admit it, he is really enjoying it.
2. As I worked through the First Act. I video chatted with a friend of mine who I have had for 3 months. After I would send a message, I would run through a few pages of story as she sent a message back. I have liked her, but I didn't want to bring anything up because I didn't know how she would react. As I played though, she saw me in the zone and liked how I looked, we hit things off very well. Though we may not be a couple just yet, we are open about our feeling with each other. Thanks KS!
3. I played Emi's route and enjoyed it. I got invested in the Character of Emi and even was able to compare her to myself. Both of us are outgoing, had an accident that caused life changing injuries (Mine was a back injury), and we both lost someone close (My older brother was murdered in 2003). That being said, I didn't cry during the entire story. I almost did, but I am not sure if it is because I thought I got the bad ending or if I had played if for hours on end and was just tired. Doesn that mean that the game doesn't have any feels? No. I just didn't cry during Emi's story. I just don't cry that often, not since I was dumped by my fiancee over a year ago. That being said, I can't wait to play another route.
Question, now. Should I play Rin's route or Hanako's next?