His complaint was that there wasn’t a standard 1 guy bunch of girls cast.
My complaint is that the characters who were given routes weren’t developed very well. Luckily they had some Maeda magic to bring it all together, but the work of the other writers was unimpressive, and I expect better.
Little Busters brought in a fresh idea, and executed that idea well, but then failed at all of the old stuff that the writers should be used to.
First, that wouldn’t be Litbus. Also, reducing the cast down to one male would instantly remove everything that makes Little Busters worthwhile. It doesn’t matter how much they invest in the heroines, and how much “focus” they put on the girls (ignoring that the girls are the focus of their routes anyway) if they have bad stories and lacklustre characters.
Wow. So they even copied the fact that Komari’s route was a bad copy? Dedication.
Incorrect. I believe the start of Litbus was really good. I don’t enjoy some aspects of the VN as a whole because I wasn’t at the point in life where I could appreciate it. I didn’t give a damn about the youth theme, or about the Little Busters group, but that doesn’t instantly make me hate the common route - In fact, my distaste of the themes Litbus explores isn’t something that is common route-centric. If anything, that is more a complaint about refrain, and the connection between the bros and Riki, or the connection between Rin and… whoever she was friends with.
The common route was fine. It had comedy, it had some interesting gameplay, it had world building, and it introduced the characters in a typical Key fashion, going day-by-day with the introductions. I can enjoy that stuff without needing to appreciate the container it is all wrapped in. People should like individual things, irrespective of what the whole comes to be.
You get numbered grades? o.o Weird~
6 is definitely positive; it comes after 5
5 is in the middle of 1 and 10, the two extreme judgements, so naturally that is the neutral point.
If 5 is the neutral point, it is an "ok."
6 would then be a "good."
7 a "very good."
8 a "great."
9 would be "amazing."
and 10 would be fangirl material nod nod
1-4 would be similar, but negative.
So yeah, Litbus is a solid 6/10 for me. It’s not as good as things like ef, or Higurashi, Sharin no Kuni or Steins;Gate, but it stands equal to things like Ever17, Comyu, F/SN and Family Project.
The 6s to me are either the VNs that I didn’t enjoy much, but can’t deny that they are good objectively (F/SN and Ever17) or VNs that probably don’t deserve high positivity in most people’s books, but were really enjoyable when I read them (Comyu and Family Project.)