I really enjoyed this game, which was longer than I expected it to be and had a plot that set it apart from most other visual novels; I appreciated the fact that romance was optional and that it could develop at a more 'realistic' pace if you did decide to pursue it, with both options being equally valid in the narrative. The thriller-suspense storyline kept things interesting and gave the plot more narrative heft, making me actually weigh my decisions because it felt like the wrong one could easily get one or more characters killed. The characters all felt believable and reacted in believable ways, including the MC, with the many options determining their actions and reactions spanning a broad range of possibilities. I liked that I could choose certain options in one situation, say determined or angry, and then choose shy or playful options later without being locked out of other personality-based choices or being penalized for it.
Though there were some grammar/spelling errors and the character art was middling, it effectively conveyed the story and some of the background art was especially nice, notably the wheat field and the beach. The amount of endings is impressive considering that most are pretty different from each other rather than being mostly the same with only small variations. I kept playing because I wanted to see how the story ended and learn more about the mysterious conspiracy, and as the game went on it managed to create tension over the idea of being captured, framed and having to flee a shadowy foe. I liked Best End 1 because it was domestic and cute, but True End 1 is my favorite because it feels like the last scene in the first installment of a series. Overall, I'm glad I played it and I enjoyed it thoroughly!
Favorite Character: George! Haha, well, I liked all of the main characters about equally but I really appreciated George for being a cool old guy who shows the main cast kindness and understanding that probably saved their lives multiple times. I never take the option to steal from him when it comes up!
Least Favorite Character: Like I said, I liked all of the main characters equally but naming a minor characters or 'the bad guys' seems like a non-answer. If I had to pick which main character I least liked I'd say Amanda, but that doesn't mean I dislike her-- It just feels like her personality doesn't come through as strongly as the others' do, or maybe she has a more gentle personality so it doesn't demand as much attention.
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What I Liked Most: The main plot stands on its own and is completely separate from the romance plot, which you can start or ignore as you prefer; most games that feature romance weld it to the main plot and don't give you the option to not be in a relationship, especially visual novels, and I appreciated that it wasn't the case here.
What I Liked The Least: I can't really think of anything. The spelling/grammar errors I noted above and the character art could be improved, but neither really got in the way of the storytelling or negatively affected my experience with the game so I don't consider them real problems.