First impressions: I just started the demo, but yeah I see the impressions of Kanon right away. Though I get a Clannad feel because of the background. I do wish they opened differently, it feels not only repetitive but too on the nose. I like finding these bits scattered than all up front. At least in Kanon, it feels more mysterious. But I’m glad there wasn’t that huge speech like in Rewrite.
Story: I didn’t play Angel Beats, but this is really dynamic, all the close truck ins and outs, the map and the movements of characters on screen. I’m glad they have opted for something like this with all the technology out now. I feel like they really want you to be immersed in this world/island and that’s why the setup is so focused. From what I gather from the story, it really important and without having the connection the rest of the story won’t connect. That’s just me making a guess in that regard. For me, the lack of heroine interaction from the start was a bit of a let down.
Hairi: I’m not fluent enough to grasp all of Hairi’s thoughts, but I hope that with his thoughts being such a downer that we get a huge contrast as we go. I feel like the outward part feels like he actually isn’t expressing his full self to others. I guess we will see his progression as we go along.
Art: The comments about the art. I can see what was said about Umi, her CG looks unfinished tbh. Her sprite looks different again from her original art too. I feel like Na-ga changed style after the initial art perhaps? The rest of the art is good I just miss Itaru I do like the new styles they have grown on me.
Music: Most is pretty standard for me really enjoyable, but the best highlights for me are Ao’s theme and the guitar track when Miki comes in.
Shiroha- I was expecting something a bit more memorable for her theme. It’s nice, but I wanted something with more power to it. She seems cute a bit like Tenshi, but a tad more outgoing. I feel like she will grow on me
Ao: I like her theme it’s way more memorable than Shiroha’s. She’s pretty great so far. She loudness reminds me a tad like Kyou, but a much sweeter person. Small art note, I can’t fathom why they didn’t give stronger silhouettes there is this annoying tangent I’m seeing where her elbow lines up with her shirt. Who thought that was okay? That whole area there is just …
That asides. I look forward to her route. I love Inari <3
Tsumugi: Her theme is nice. Seems like the more standard Key like heroine of the bunch. She had this abrupt kind of sadness behind her upon the first meeting, which is nice since she seems no so one dimensional. Love her mugyuu though. I hope to see more of her to get a better impression.
Kamome: Her theme is alright, nothing too standout for me. Her character appeals to me starting with her design and her story , plus her attitude is super fun. Something about her is really different and I’m pumped for her route.
Side cast: They are all awesome so far. They really bring out the comedy and are really likable reminds me of LB Ryoichi is fantastic he’d be good friend’s with Masato I imagine XD Miki is great too so much snark! Ping pong looks like it will be a great addition :3 and enzen adds some spark to it
Lastly… Heck ya my birthday!!! Other than Kotori’s birthday, I believe it is a first???