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Katawa Shoujo - ThePortalGuru - 01-28-2012 04:55 AM
For those of you who haven't heard of it, Katawa Shoujo is the labor of love of a dedicated group of 4chan users that formed a team they call 4Leaf Studios. It's a visual novel about looking beyond the obvious, and finding
Hisao, the protagonist in the story, is sent to Yamaku, a school for kids with physical disabilities after he has a heart attack and promptly passes out in front of his high school sweetheart. As it turns out, he has a rare heart disease that requires a boatload of medications in order to sustain. He despises everything about this new condition.
But not everything is bad for Hisao. As he gets used to life at Yamaku, he meets a cast of 5 very different girls, each with a different disability.
Rin - An artist girl born with a rare condition that resulted in amputated arms
Lilly - A blind, half-Japanese girl who acts dignified and enjoys tea
Hanako - A timid girl who has severe burns covering half of her body
Emi - A very short track star who runs on prosthetic legs
Shizune - The president of Yamaku's Student Counsil. Needs Misha, her interpreter, around her at all times to relay her sign language to others.
While Katawa Shoujo's validity as a "game" is questionable, it's an incredible piece of interactive entertainment. Each of the girls' paths are very well-written, and the characters have amazing depth to them. I don't normally get very emotional over games, or even books for that matter, but this one certainly hit me hard. I'd highly recommend you give this a shot, even if the art style isn't for you. The sheer amount of polish 4Leaf Studios put into a free thing like this is nothing short of spectacular.
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Vipershark - 01-28-2012 06:56 AM
I've been meaning to try this out. Maybe I'll download it tomorrow.
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Gorsalami - 01-28-2012 07:09 AM
this really interests me, sadly I have no patience for that kind of game hahah--wait
where's America in that world map
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Kitsu - 01-28-2012 07:15 AM
It's an H game though, isn't it?
I'm REALLY not interested in H-scenes, and in most cases I've seen before, they're hard/impossible to skip.
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Devicho - 01-28-2012 07:16 AM
I haven't played the game but I've heard you can disable any adult scenes.
RE: Katawa Shoujo - StarSock64 - 01-28-2012 07:31 AM
I don't know how I feel about an H-game about girls with disabilities. Like, whether or not the creators meant it as some sort of fetish thing
there's gotta be people out there...
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Gorsalami - 01-28-2012 07:35 AM
this also reminds me (Click to View)
what about TSR dating sim game
RE: Katawa Shoujo - SKELTON S. SKELETON - 01-28-2012 07:46 AM
it was more of a visual novel, it kind of fell out due to it being a ridiculous amount of work and that i couldn't find artists who would actually help out
also we lost the thread, which had 90% of the information
RE: Katawa Shoujo - ThePortalGuru - 01-28-2012 08:22 AM
(01-28-2012 07:15 AM)Splodiatrist Wrote: It's an H game though, isn't it?The thought of them is a hell of a lot worse than the scenes themselves. The story handles them in a very mature way, such that it feels natural to the relationships. It treats sex as a part of love, not some sort of stupid goal you're trying to achieve, like in some other eroge novels. You can always opt out of them, but I'd consider them a part of the game's experience. You probably won't get any sort of rise from it anyway; the game's killed my sexual drive.
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Cobalt Blue - 01-28-2012 12:06 PM
I'd go for emi only because i find phrosthetic legs to be amazing.
RE: Katawa Shoujo - X Gamer 66 - 01-28-2012 05:00 PM
(01-28-2012 07:16 AM)Devicho Wrote: I haven't played the game but I've heard you can disable any adult scenes.Even if they're turned on, the sex scenes are still disabled.
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Dream Fortress - 01-28-2012 05:18 PM
I'm enjoying this game so far
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Gorsalami - 01-28-2012 05:25 PM
(01-28-2012 05:00 PM)X Gamer 66 Wrote:
RE: Katawa Shoujo - Kriven - 01-28-2012 07:07 PM
(01-28-2012 07:31 AM)StarSock64 Wrote: I don't know how I feel about an H-game about girls with disabilities. Like, whether or not the creators meant it as some sort of fetish thing
Disabled girls isn't anything new. As a fetish subgenre, it's been around for a long time.
RE: Katawa Shoujo - ThePortalGuru - 01-28-2012 07:46 PM
(01-28-2012 07:07 PM)Kriven Wrote:(01-28-2012 07:31 AM)StarSock64 Wrote: I don't know how I feel about an H-game about girls with disabilities. Like, whether or not the creators meant it as some sort of fetish thing
I'd hardly call this a fetish game. The team did extensive research on each of the girls' disabilities to present them in as realistic a way as possible. I believe they even had a doctor on the team to help them out with gathering the medical info. The original sketch that spawned the game might have envisioned it as such, but the story is tastefully done, IMO. A lot of people have commented negatively about the game without giving it a shot. Those opinions seem to change after a readthrough.