Is this worth watching?
but worth playing
Watching I dunno. But playing, fucking yes.
It's kinda worth playing though.
I liked it but I'd have to say no.
read it instead
honestly the anime wasn't bad, just that the VN was so much better
meh. but playing yes
>but worth playing
Not OP, but I tried the game and was bored out of my mind. Maybe VN's just aren't for me.
I hate how everything is dragged out and I have to sit through each character's bullshit ass slice of life dialogue before anything substantial happens. I do not see how people play through these things.
not a bad watch after you play the vn, but definitely wouldn't recommend it as your first go to for the series
rin best girl
Nah, Key just has really lazy writing and their slice of life is really bad despite it being a staple of their works.
but that thats point of VN's and even books in general.
Storylines and mainly character development can't advance without first knowing everyones personalities which is established in seemingly menial bullshit
>I do not see how people play through these things
Same reason normalfag read books or like breaking bad, "nothing fucking happens" makes you sink into the story more, then when shit goes down it has more impact.
You're just too used to fast paced things.
Oh man, I hated it too.
Fuck off, you new? Lurk moar.
I can see where you're coming from, I enjoy SoL/comedy though so it was fine with me. The front part is really bad though, I slogged through it only because I was promised 10/10 Refrain. It delivered, but I'm still unsure if it's worth it to go through 30 hours of subpar SoL for one good route.
Why would I lurk when 12 people before you gave me an answer of substance? To avoid the one m-muh rec thread c-culture guy who'll inevitably let his autism bubble up to the surface?
Thank you /a/ for your input otherwise.
This is more of a special case because it's actually a kind of complicated question. Sort of like, 'should I watch F/SN?' There are too many circumstances surrounding it to tell someone to fuck off and decide for themselves.
Anyways, I used a shit ton of alcohol to get through it because the majority of it sucks and then the very end is good. Not great, but good. Wasn't worth it to me.
Well for one, I liked the series without ever playing the VN. I marathoned both LB and LB:Refrain in one big gulp and loved it. Sure, there are a lot of filler or bleak episodes that possibly just barely scratch the surface of VN story, but I liked both the healing athmosphere, characters and the stretched ending in Refrain. It was a good ride. I wholeheartedly reccomend you to marathone the fuck out of the whole series at once.
On a related note: what about the EX stuff? anime out yet? VN translated?
VN translation is proceeding at a glacial pace. Dunno about any anime for it.
VN's stuck on about 60%. Probably will never get finished.
First episode of EX aired. Apparently it's gonna get butchered as well.
like all VN translations, it'll come out in roughly never
Ex aired ep 1 around 2 weeks ago. Not sure though about when the other spisodes are coming out.
Preferring Midori is preferring sluts and ra-
Wait, what am I even doing...
Please don't listen to this guy. As someone who has seen both I assure you the anime is horribly inferior. Relative to the VN I'd give it -5 on a scale of 1 to 10. It cuts extremely important moments, don't sell yourself short by spoiling the story with the anime.
>it cuts extremely important moments
like what? i read the vn and can't think of any "extremely important" parts. JC staff adapted a lot of the shit in refrain poorly but didn't miss much
This so hard, same with Clannad.
Not that guy but I'm still mad they cut out the hospital end and half of Rin 2.
They fucked up Rin2 finale. Also, they cut the hospital room. The fucking hospital room. How could you miss that?
It's not as good as the VN, but head & shoulders above most of the other shit masquerading as anime.
So still worth a watch.
I don't even remember the hospital room
I need to re play this clearly
damn i really want to play the salami route
Stop telling lies, people should read the VN because of how brutal and good Refrain is and how boring the anime makes it.
The anime is only decent in making the Common Route animated and you see it fall apart when the routes are shown.
You're kidding, right?
Actual VN spoilers, if you haven't finished it don't open.
>Rin and I will create a world
This still bothers me. I know Bokura no Asa pretty much confirms that their in reality, but this bit still gives me doubts.
This is what i like shorter VNs. Those >50h games just fill 90% of games with every cliche possible and last 10% is something new and interesting.
Not to mention they spammed Song for Friends thought Refrain, but the one time they should play it, they don't.
>Trying to save everyone
The interpretation I prefer is that the initial failure and the hospital is Kyousuke's last bit of the dream world, to make sure they know to run. They reject this, find the strength they need in their own dream world, then return to reality to finish the job. I personally believe this is overthinking though, and that it's a genuine piece of Keymagic time-reset bullshit by Jun Maeda.
Just because one idiot is retarded does not mean the entire human race can't do it's best to save as many as possible, even if it includes everyone.
But what about when they choose it's enough?
How does the dream continue thus?
If they choose it's enough, it's basically choosing to follow the path Kyousuke laid out before them - they return to the real world, run from the bus, and everybody else dies.
If you want to court Shashashichimi Salami, you should just start learning Japanese, because that's the only way it's happening.
Why is Kud so forceful?
>Not wanting to save everyone
Yeah, by the way The world is a dream, they died on a bus accident
How do you even pronounce that?
Because she weighs like a pound. She probably won't do much meaningful damage.
>wah what I'm a gunna do on a girl's body?
Sasami is best girl.
Season 1 was an almost perfect adaption of the game but then they fucked up Refrain, especially Kurugaya's route.