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Reviews for "Phantom Reverse #6"

Hmmm, throwing that out there at the last episode is disappointing and a gimmick.

JackAstral responds:

Which part do you mean? If you go back and play the earlier episodes you'll see that everything was set up :-B

i really liked the ending of this game and a sequel to alula falling...you been doing great games until here oh btw i guess in the collection of the phantom reverse there is the alternative ending..oh btw add a secret badge in the collection ;) also if u complete each episode add like a badge complete episode 6 or any episode

JackAstral responds:

Thanks !

Major spoilers ahead; read at your own risk...

Okay, after playing several of your games, I had expected for this story to end so very badly. All the heroes die, the villains wins, so much negative feelings; the usual that you seem to like making in your works.

But then you surprise me! All the heroes live, evil is thwarted, the story ends in a good way. This is the type of story that I enjoy. Cause even in the darkest moments, there's a light at the end of the tunnel waiting to be found. It's often really hard to let go of things like family (I should know, because in the last six years four of my closest relatives died). Yeah you'll miss them, and life is completely unfair. But at the same time, you know that their out of pain and are in a better place. And yeah, it's better to do the right thing than be a jerk, because you never know when karma (good or bad) will come back to reward you or bite you in the butt.

So compared to other works like Alula Falling (with a bad bittersweet ending) or Chaos Girl (where evil just wins no matter what) this kind of story is far more enjoyable. At least, to me they are. One minor complaint I have (but not enough to lower the rating) is that your characters seem to studder periodically, even in situations that don't call for it.

So thanks for making a more enjoyable story with a happier ending. Keep up the good work.

JackAstral responds:

Thanks! That's really cool to hear - I went through a couple of versions of the ending before settling on this one. I think it's a pretty good mix of a happy, hopeful ending, with just a tinge of darkness

I thought this was really well done, the artwork is great as always and the character development was wonderful. I really loved how the main character said Tick-Tock to Asa when he was encouraging her to fix the projector. However I thought there was a little too much fortune cookie nonsense at the end though, the way an apology, forgiveness, and some self sacrifice for friends pretty much fixed everything. Although the teacher committing suicide brought some darkness into the ending that I think this story could of used a bit more of. Aside from that though I thought there were some really good character changes, with Ryan and of course the huge turn around with Julius willing to do anything to help out a friend. Especially when he seemed bitter only worrying about himself before; and being able to use the ceaser cipher in the earlier chapter to figure out that clear moon was somehow linked to Julius' parents. It would be awesome if you did a separate story surrounding Juilius' parents in the past or future performing research for clear moon. You could have a detail where Julius' parents were cremated so nobody ever saw their bodies for the funeral because they never really died, I'm guessing your done with this story but maybe someday you could touch back on this. I really don't get why a lot of the reviews are saying this isn't really a game, a visual novel is absolutely a game, and this one has better story telling and art than 99% of the games on here.

JackAstral responds:

Thanks! That was actually the biggest problem I had when working on it - trying to make Asa's change of mind less erupt. I'll definitely upload a patch later to maybe improve that a little bit

I've always found it kinda hard to know how dark people will be okay with me going; the original ending to this series was very, very depressing. My stuff is kinda tonally all over the place, so I think some people come for more feel-good meme-y jokey stuff, while others prefer the dark stuff

With my next series, Death Falling, I've decided that I'm just going to go all out; it'll be the darkest thing I've ever, ever done. It's bleak, depressing and quite scary

good job

JackAstral responds:

Thanks ! :-D