I'm glad a recent Retro Pals stream pointed out the use in another game of the SFX used when Sideshow Bob gets hit with a rake, because that's this game's generic impact noise as well

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I'm doing the Impey route first, he's kind of a perv with boundary issues (normally a lethal combo for an anime character) but it seems like he's also good at encouraging the female MC to do things, which I especially appreciate in a game like this

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There's the man I'm after; his layered tank top has two zippers and he hasn't yet fully put on his jumpsuit. Despite this, he wants to go to the moon one day, and I've resolved to follow him with the possibly vain goal of preventing him from somehow dying during the attempt

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First Code: Realize route completed; I got Impey's normal ending, and enjoyed it quite a bit. I liked that despite it being a side-story (and therefore not providing any closure on the MC's dramatic arc) it still provided a ton of content that was conclusive in its own way

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That said, I can see his route as hit-or-miss for some people; it asks naively about how to appropriately react to a scale of tragedy I can't visualize my own reaction to, and one major character hams it up hardcore (I let those lines play out because I personally loved it)

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For my second of the five available routes (after I finished cleaning up Impey's) I've chosen this star of a "to let you past I'll need to confiscate all your weapons" skit

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Finishing up the Van Helsing path in Code: Realize, I appreciate how no matter how thoroughly each character has been used as one-note comic relief, the game treats the choice of "this is who I'd like the MC to pursue" as warranting a comparatively serious ending arc

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(I say "comparatively" because for as serious as the story wants to treat itself, the Japanese dub still has the antagonist referring to him affectionately as "Van". That's it, that's the only reason)

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@Lobst Any idea why they bothered to change only Sherlock's name?

@jaycie Arthur Conan Doyle's estate is so incredibly litigious the author of the original Arsene Lupin stories created an alternate Sherlock with this name, and that's the version adapted for this VN, as far as I can tell

@Lobst the sound at the start of FFX-2 when the spotlights turn on at the concert is the same as the light arrow noise in Wind Waker

@srol Not at all! It's Code: Realize: Guardian of Rebirth, an otome VN for a variety of platforms; this is the Switch version, and I'm enjoying it so far

@Lobst thanks, I'll look into it when I have a sec. Could use a new Switch game.

@Lobst I enjoyed Code Geas quite a lot, but I’m afraid I immediately named this guy Mr Punchable and shunned him whenever possible.

@Lobst (What was interesting to me was the interplay of Japanese and British imperial history in the overall story... but that’s because I have complicated feelings about steampunk.)

@Felthry Code: Realize - Guardian of Rebirth, an otome visual novel for a few different platforms (I played it on Switch)

@Felthry Basically a dating sim targeted to a female audience

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