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Katawa Shoujo Lite

rated 4.11 / 5 stars
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Jan 4, 2013 | 3:17 PM EST

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The uh... soundtrack, has been changed for something less sensitive. Konami didn't like me using their songs.

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Katawa Shoujo is a heartwarming visual novel made by non profit studio 4 Leaf Studios. Today marks the 1 year anniversary of our beloved game.

Music credits:

Wiosna - Nicol Amarfi
Romance in the Adante - Nicol Amarfi
Lullaby of open eyes - Nicol Amarfi
Battle of the Holy remix - S.S.H
Tears of Time - Touhouvania

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

It is way more than just 'visual novel about disabled girls'
but this game is awesome anyway!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beat it. But I have to wonder? whats with the bro fist? its useless as a sub weapon and every time I try to use it I get hit as well because I am too close to the enemy.

So I went through the game on Kenji must die mode all the way through level 2 WITH the bro fist, but Iwanako curb stomped me faster than I can say MUDADA! How on earth am I supposed to defeat Iwanako with a bro fist? Well, anyway, thats my gripe, other than thatI have already beaten everything, even the secret boss.

ShadowWhoWalks responds:

you're supposed to reach the secret boss by taking the underground path in stage 1 all the way to the left, brofist is meant to be used there.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thats just epic! Katawa Shoujo FTW!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

It's a good Castlevania homage, the only gripe I have with it is the hit detection is off with the animation. All to often I saw the scarf connect with the enemy but nothing come of it. That was the most difficult part of it. A nice try.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

As a huge Castlevania fan I must say this is choice.
The controls are smooth, and the level design is great.
I beat the first level and boss on my first try, but had to exit, and had forgotten the password so I had to spend an hour trying to beat it again because my fingers magically transformed into dicks or something. I also see the passwords are right there in the description. Well.

I spent another hour trying to get to that secret fucking boss. I kept dying while jumping over the platforms above the water, I don't know if it was poorly designed or I just suck. But additionally it took another fucking hour of going back there until I could finally beat the fucker. And I could only get that extra life (the one where the garbage can chick kicks you up to it) like once every ten tries. So I just died more often than not. Little things like that took away from the experience a lot.

BUT. Overall this game is too good to let little things like that put me off. So five stars to you. I loved the default difficulty, I thought it was perfect. Though I thought casual was far too much of a drop in difficulty. But that's just my opinion. Anyway thanks for making this game and allowing me to fulfill my lifelong desire of beating up disabled girls with a scarf.

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ShadowWhoWalks responds:

I'm glad you liked it! I was very worried about making the default difficulty too hard and throwing most players off after their first game over. I think the game would've been a lot better if I took more time to add an easier first stage, get players hooked in and throw them a learning curve... next time.

The platform and the extra life candle was a design flaw on my part; the water made the visible platform very hard to see, and standing near the edge of a downward slope is very awkward. I'm glad you brought it up, stuff like this will be rectified in future releases.