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Reviewing Discord.... Huh...

So, look, this is Discord. Let's open it. Yeah. It's Discord. It's in discord? It's Discord, but so far, no discord. Someone sent you a friend request, cool! They sent a... link. Huh, Amazon gift card, sweet! Click, and wait what? What is this? My profile picture changed and now my account spammed every server I've been part of. Now that's discord, but not the Discord I like.

I've played this before, but goddamn, it's a hell of a grind. First part is easy peasy, you cut on trees, fixing things, sleep in tent, replenish that heart and expend them to do tasks, your pretty usual click and collect type of games. But I feel like the rate of energy (in this game, heart) expenditure is exponential compared to the rate of replenishment. Of course, the game tries to sell you in-app purchase to extend the amount of heart in a single action, and some other stuff as well, which is, fine, I guess. Making game is not free, so some purchases to show your support to the developer is always welcome. But, in my honest opinion, that should be optional. This game is simply barely playable in a short time, and then you have to leave it until some timer, some limiter, or anything of sorts finish recharged, and you spend some little time again to do other action, rinse and repeat. Hope you got the point.

To open my review, I'd like to emphasize that, of course I'm installing it for the review, it is absolutely not because I like ASMR in secret, definitely not that. Now, let's delve into what seems like a ADV | Casual, according to QooApp classification. I mean, if you are chuunibyou (8th grade syndrome) or being super narcissistic, then, yes, going to school, learning (or sleeping, skipping classes, somehow ended up in the other gender's locker room) and going home an adventure. I'll leave that at there.

Now, to the game itself. It's your super standard story of pair of sisters being eneamored by the OP (super standard indeed), and the only difference (at least from the content I've been playing, I'm not finished it [yet]) from the usual VN (Visual Novel) is the fact that they change some of the dialogue balloon and script into binaural audio conversation (of course the dialogue balloon is still there), and the "standard" conversation clickity clackity format is still there, so, yeah, not much.

The ASMR itself is... okay-ish. Not the highest fidelity of sound quality, yet still enjoyable. Not too much of the depth on the sound, only stereo binaural (again, only for the part I've played). And, as I've mentioned above, this is not your 'usual' ASMR scenario of whispering, tapping, or ear cleaning ; just daily conversation, when walking back from school, inside a supermarket, that type of things.

What? You said I'm quite detailed on the ASMR? Surely you jest. That's common knowledge, innit? No? I'm telling you I'm not into ASMR already, right? Right?

And yeah, before I forgot, every choice presented itself with ads, it's littered in ads, so that's that as well.

If you read this, turn around and leave the ship, this one is going to sink deep. I already uninstalled the game once, I'm re-downloaded this game just to write this, and then I'll re-uninstall this once again (and for all).

I personally am a fan of あfろ, the original mangaka of which the series started. The Anime is one of the comfiest show I ever seen, so I do have some baseline expectation of how I hope the game will add to the whole franchise. I also don't put my hope too high, since many games after a popular title are usually a cash cow scheme, but boy, everything in this game shattered even my lowest expectation.

First of all, props for the remake of the OP using the game's asset. They don't have to do that, but somehow they did, although that is about the good impression of the game.

Not my kind of graphic, but that is just personal taste, so I'll set that aside.

Some of the first UI menu I encountered were already written in grammatically incorrect sentences. I want to say machine translation, but probably not. It might be the case where the translation team did not know where the text were going to be displayed on the UI, resulting in some weird sentence structures.

Their tutorial, oh god, their tutorial. The endless ここだよ (kokodayo), the unresponsive menu to wait for the tutorial animation sequence, and the micro management of all you do on the entire length - around 30 minutes (!) - of the tutorial. I literally fallen asleep once, I kid you not, during that torture session. Might fallen asleep more often and longer if not for the god and savior kokodayo, yelling what to do, every single damned time. 30 minutes of the tutorial is longer than the actual 1st episode of the Anime they're trying to retell. Oh, have I told you that the tutorial is literally the first episode of the series?

Some of the cutscenes are just reusing the screenshot of the Anime. Makes me wonder if the effort of the OP recreation ends there. RIP game dev effort.

Some untranslated buttons in Japanese. It truly looks like there are no QC, no Playtesting at all, because literally everyone will complain about the darn tutorial om the first 5 minutes, let alone 30 minutes!

I might be wrong about this, but I'm not opening that damn game again, but you have (at least) 3 types of gacha?! That's costume, gear, and interaction! Talk about greed, for what amounts to a doll house and simulation game. They might be inspired by EA on this one.

I don't know how to end this review, except to tell you to turn back and run for your lives! I experienced hell so you don't have to. No need to thank me as well, just run.

Pencil Girl

4.2

The artstyle is actually kinda great for a casual dress-up sim. The choice of mostly pastel color is also very in tone with the game. Of course, no story telling whatsoever, what do you expect from a dressing sim? But, great replayability value especially if you're an artist, I guess?

A bit confused, a bit too many characters, but otherwise ok

Spiritual successor for SIFAS, not as spectacular as they hyped to be, I guess?

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