Post by Powerlvlsrbullsh1t on Nov 17, 2019 16:33:49 GMT
So, I realize that I'm a couple weeks late in this realization, but for all those interested in Ryukishi07's work, there is a new installment in the When They Cry series: Ciconia no Naku Koro Ni.
Plot Summary (quoted from the Steam Store page): Though the world was nearly destroyed during World War III, it was saved from a nuclear winter by cutting-edge technology. One hundred years later, this eventually gave rise to the new ultimate military technology, the Gauntlet, which fascinated children all over the world. In this new era, all existing military forces would become obsolete, except for the small number of boys and girls who have what it takes to become a Gauntlet Knight...
The young are supposed to be the main characters in their own eras. But in reality, they're nothing but game pieces lined up on the board for those who are crafty and more experienced. Must these boys and girls be forced to kill each other as pieces? Who are the pieces, and who are the players? And who does the players' bidding? What victory conditions does each person have? Is it peace? War? Annihilation? Is the foretold tragedy a scheme or a delusion, the future or reality?
There is no need to resist this tragedy. The job of a game piece is to dance about within the tragedy's hand.
What are the rules of the game, you ask? How hard is it? That's for us to decide, so it's none of your concern. All you people need to do is take pieces and get taken yourselves, entertaining us with the range of your emotions.
Are you listening? You don't want to misunderstand your position. You aren't my opponent. You're merely a piece that exists for my amusement. In this next game, I won't give you the privilege of being a player!
My Thoughts: Imo, as someone who has played through the Higurashi & Umineko visual novels, this first episode is extremely promising. Hell, I might go so far as to say it might be the best first episode in the series. The writing is as strong as ever, as is the music. The characters are interesting and fun, the setting intriguing, and the mystery more confusing than ever.
I do, however, have to bring up the artwork. Those of you that are used to the updated, improved artwork of the Higurashi and Umineko rereleases may be disappointed to know that the art is more in line with the original releases of those games, which is to say that it's pretty rough, though marginally better than before.
Post by Powerlvlsrbullsh1t on Nov 17, 2019 22:36:44 GMT
Taka, It's a discussion, I just thought I'd kick it off by sharing my thoughts on it. We can make it Ciconia in general. It won't really make a difference, since there's only one episode out right now and we probably won't get another for months at least.
Not related to this specific game but it's in the same franchise:
Higurashi When They Cry Hou‘s first chapter will be free to own on Steam and on MangaGamer until an effective vaccine for COVID-19 is found. The official MangaGamer Twitter account made the announcement. As part of the The Hinamizawa Virus Bundle, you will be able to download the first chapter for free and get chapters two through four of Higurashi When They Cry Hou for 75% off until July 14, 2020.
Steam users will be able to receive the first chapter for free later today, after the launch of chapter eight. If you use the MangaGamer website, you can download the first chapter for free immediately.
Taka: How strange, when I log in, the colors via Fire Fox disappear. If I log out, I can see the color for hyperlink words. Anyways, been noticing God of High School has been the talk for WWE folks.
Jul 28, 2020 1:35:11 GMT