He did, we call it Angel Beats.
I’m really tempted to literally just make that my Saya post for the bookclub, I have such mixed thoughts about this route.
Ok fine there is one part I MUST cave in for. Run. Saya’s character theme. O H M Y.
I mean it’s an edited Love Song composition so of course it’s gonna be amazing. But no matter what mixed thoughts I have on this route, no matter how U T T E R S H I T I think the labyrinth is I will always be having a good time when Run is playing, it’s right up there with Day Game at the peak of an incredibly good soundtrack.
Ok fine I already gave it away there, I’ll do the whole thing. I think the Labyrinth is lame, specifically, I think Saya’s run though the Labyrinth is lame, it’s irritable to have to go though every thing over and over again. Making me have to start a new game after this and go though all THAT again? Fuck off. This isn’t game design. I don’t care about your artsy bullshit, this isn’t fun.
And the prospect of doing that with that intolerable shooting minigame turned on? If that was forced, I would not bother finishing this route. The idea is…ok but the execution is poor.
About as poor as how smoothly this was inserted into Little Busters, this isn’t Little Busters, this is fucking Angel Beats. This is actually Angel Beats in a literal sense, Angel Beats is extremely blatantly taking the ideas of this route and expanding it into it’s own world that isn’t part of Little Busters. That wasn’t a joke up there.
Now I can’t exactly say that’s a bad thing per saaaaay, but you know what? If I wanted to read Angel Beats I wouldn’t read Little fucking Busters, the entire atmosphere of this route is just too different, too jarringly different from Little Busters for me to read it without thinking ‘this isn’t right’, it’s not a huge detriment but I definitely get some enjoyment sucked out because of it.
OH HEY LOOK AT THAT, LETS TALK ABOUT SHIT THAT DOESN’T BELONG IN LITTLE BUSTERS.
THIS INVASIVE FUCKING ROUTE JUST EATS COMMON. It’s so sloppily thrown in there, I really think I’d enjoy it more if it wasn’t just glued to Little Busters like a fucking tumour. But it is, and so it has to bare the brunt of criticisms that come with its tumour like nature.
Hey, wanna talk about something fucking stupid, 3 and a half years ago I said:
And 3 and a half years later I say what the fuck who brings a four year old to a warzone.
It’s like Saya gets all this back story but whoooosh, goes right though me because I struggle to comprehend how this is something you willingly do. Don’t you fucking smile at me in that ending CG you dumbass. Relatives? Something that doesn’t involve your child talking to men about heavy weaponry and ALSO DON’T BRING YOUR HEAVY DUTY MACHINE GUNS INTO MY LITTLE BUSTERS FUCKING HELL I HATE THIS DISCONNECT.
I would like this route if it wasn’t in Little Busters and it had a not shit gameplay component. It’s fucking funny, Saya is hilarious and much. MUCH, better than, lets be honest, what she was turned into with Yuri. It’s a really good route but it has these two gigantic flaws that absolutely kill it for me hard. It’s funny how two of the three worst routes in LB contain a small child in a warzone who didn’t have to be there and shouldn’t have because IT’S FUCKING STUPID.(the other one is Kurugaya’s route, which we might as well consider a warcrime on account of how boring it is so we’ll call it 3/3)(Editor note: delete that, that’s stupid.)
It has good points I swear, a lot of them even, but my utter fixation on how this isn’t Little Busters and complete and utter contempt for that awful maze just KILL IT.