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Martylin, Metacritic
19 February 2012
  • Summary: I found this game by chance on this site. A positive review made me download it and try it out. It turned out to be a great idea. I must say that it is the second visual novel game I have played. I stopped playing the first one after a short time. As you can see, I have almost no experience with these games, I am an average gamer, usually playing the popular and highly reviewed games.
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foilhat, Metacritic
25 January 2012
  • Summary: Any shortcomings in the production or the medium are very much overcome by what KS offers, and that is a profound, touching, and deeply human experience. Something like this does not come by often in one's lifetime, thus I cannot recommend it highly enough. You simply *must* play/read/experience this.
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Draktrhon, Metacritic
24 January 2012
  • Summary: Do not start playing this game expecting it to be either a game or hentai, because it is neither. It is a book. If you go into it thinking it is a game, you will be very disappointed, and not because it is bad, but because it is not a game. I did not know this at first, and thought the start of the game was just a dialogue intro showing what happened to your character.
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Marshal, Metacritic
21 January 2012
  • Summary: Independent projects such as the one that birth this VN are such a rare occurrence one the internet that one could be left wondering whether experiencing what they have to offer is worth experiencing. In this case, the experience most definitely is. While the story's premise is highly unusual and quite questionable at best to the uninitiated, readers will be able to find an incredible amount of empathy for the characters in this story.
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davoid15, Metacritic
18 January 2012
  • Summary: I have never been as impacted by a game as I have been by this one. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the story told here ( with special nods to Lilly's section) are among the best I have experienced in a very long time.
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Worrker20, Metacritic
17 January 2012
  • Summary: I write this review oddly touched by this game; Now I am not a "Visual Novel" person. I read comic books and classic literature. I play western videogames, mostly WRPGs and Grand Strategy games. Ive never read manga, and the only anime I was remotely excited about was Dragonball Z. This game has touched me in a way I cannot describe more than any other medium has. And, considering it was created by people who met on **** of all places, I am impressed with the quality.
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vahn, Metacritic
13 January 2012
  • Summary: Usually, I avoid Visual novels due to their being extremely...japanese (I'm not into anime and magas...but don't hate me yet). However, when I heard of this game, I played the demo and It really hooked me in how it's cliche, but with proper reasons! I'll start with technically issues first: I know this game was made from several artists, no problems about it, but I honestly never loved the backgrounds because they totally are in contrast with the style of the characters.
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DZRascal, Metacritic
6 January 2012
  • Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Katawa Shoujo is a disappointment, it could have been so much better. but the straight edge approach to it all just ruins the atmosphere. Don't misunderstand, the notion that it should portray the relationships in a (somewhat) serious manner is the right way to go, but when you remove from it nearly every semblance of humor (Kenji being one of the few things about the game that is good) you get an experience that is...
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SirCabbage, Metacritic
4 January 2012
  • Summary: I am not one to normally play "games like this" in fact, I can most likely count the number of times I have played visual novels on one hand, and even that hand goes away when I think of the number I have finished. Generally I steer clear of H-Games just on principle, but even then the games stories never capture me enough to keep me going. Until now.
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CN9, Metacritic
4 January 2012
  • Summary: A surprisingly well done VN by 4LS, released completely free of charge, no less. Production quality was excellent. So far, the routes I've completed have been quite engaging, encouraging hours of play at a time. A sure combination of heartbreaking and heartwarming, I'd really have to rate this a 10/10. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys VNs of this nature.
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