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Author: fleinn
Posted: February 02, 2011 (09:49 AM)
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Felt the same way.. before I ended up not being able to finish the game. The presentation is actually pretty good. The different characters talking in the same way as their names suggest, that kind of thing, is well done.

..I think the problem I have with the game is that the theme isn't just dark, it's "mature". While the presentation is beyond childish. It goes from skipping around in the road with butterflies, and then directly on to tuberculosis, death, dead sisters, betrayal, suicide, sexual moral and drug-induced insanity.

That in itself, together with the Chopin history parts, probably is what made me like the game, though. But it's when it takes you well over an hour of grinding battles to be rewarded with another depressing cutscene.. only to figure out you haven't grinded enough to win the boss-fight.. ..not so good.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: February 02, 2011 (11:28 PM)
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I actually do enjoy the game for the most part, but especially the Chopin bits (I actually set my Pandora account to Chopin Channel while writing reviews). I just wish that there would have been more cohesion to the game all around. I never did think about the clash you mentioned, though: how there were mature themes with happy-go-lucky characters and a cute presentation.


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Author: fleinn
Posted: February 03, 2011 (12:22 AM)
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lol. ..I think the high point for me was when Polka flutters down this mountain path, and then declares in a b-flat undertone that she is unfortunately suffering from a terminal illness, and will never experience adulthood. Which, she considers, would certainly allow her some latitude for a temporary bout of extreme selfishness. Humm, hah, tralalala. (Now, "repeatedly press X to hit monster with the Umbrella!").

At other times, it's just cute, though. "Jazz" and "Claves" being an item; you can see several sheets away that this is not going to end well :p


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