This discussion is for telling each other about some of our strongest memories about anything Key (good or bad), and why we remember these moments so well. Naturally, hide any spoilers about characters and their routes.
My first two examples involve planetarian and CLANNAD.
I remember the evening when the English version of planetarian got released on Steam - I had been really looking forward to reading the first official english Key VN so I was greatly anticipating it’s release. A few minutes after I started to download planetarian, I also got a demo code for Super Smash Bros for 3DS, which was kind of a big deal. This caused quite a lot of conflict within me because I knew I would only have time in the evening to dedicate myself to one of those titles, so which would I choose? I know in retrospect it would’t have really mattered, but it was this conflict that caused me to remember these events so well. In the end I decided to go with planetarian, I finished it the same evening, and I loved it - I was so glad I chose to look at it first.
Similarly, I remember how I felt when the CLANNAD VN was finally released on Steam. As soon as I got my code, I instantly input it. While CLANNAD was downloading, I checked Kaza to see if they had posted about it, and they did, they even had a review. Since my internet was quite slow, I decided to read the review, seeing if there was anything to note about the translation or something like that. In the review, Kaza that the VN had a slightly updated soundtrack. A part of me was quite annoyed, because I would have liked to save that as a surprise, but I only had myself to blame. After CLANNAD had finished downloading, I booted it up immediately, only to hear the new version of the title screen theme. I burst into tears - it was too much for me. Even knowing that some of the tracks had been updated, that title screen was symbolic of so much that I held dear, and hearing it with a realistic piano with a lot more expression meant so much to me, and that’s why it has become such a strong memory.