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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

Please don't sue me

Reviews


ApprenticeOfDeathApprenticeOfDeath

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.


Alexis026fAlexis026f

Rated 5 / 5 stars

just like castlevania but way better



imgonnakillyouimgonnakillyou

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Eh... You know? I kind of feel bad for beating this because everything was slow from sooooo much laaaaag. Everything seems to work just fine. The enemies were rather creative. I especially like the fact that Lilly was a goddamned samurai!


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ShadowWhoWalks responds:

Are you using PC or Mac? What browser are you using? I'll playtest on those specs in future releases.


xnithgmarexnithgmare

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome game, today i beated it in a single run without deaths, great challenge XD



Squishy69Squishy69

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This... This has got to be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I've seen many, MANY derivatives, of varying qualities. But this takes ALL the cake to date. You show me the awesome of Castlevania combined with the awesome that is Kenji. I only played through Katawa Shoujo once, but now I want to go play the other four characters.

You get all the love, all the respect. I'm pretty sure gaming in general owes you a favor for something this silly-awesome. Happy New Year ;)


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ShadowWhoWalks responds:

no worries, friend, spread the love get more people into Katawa Shoujo.