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TO RECAP MYSELF:
Everyone I just want you to know I bought Steins;gate and I’m going to play it before the end of the year. This is going to be a trying time for me and I’m going to need your support. I’m gonna let y’all know if it is good or not. I’ve read a book. I’ve seen a movie. I’ve played most of the video games.
Just…remember me before I went into a Dr. Pepper Time Travel Anime K-Hole and never recovered.
Hey guys im in tokyo and steins;gate is fucking awful. Ive played for three hours and I hate every character.
The narrator/PC likes to talk like the mysterious background character from an anime. So he takes out his zero battery phone and goes “yes. The organization is getting close. We need to act fast.” While his friends look on bored and disinterested. I know how they feel.
Then then then I was on the train yesterday and two otaku next to me were talking like the narrator and Im still trying to deal with what the fuck that means. Like they were talking super seriously and cryptically about rumors and secret organizations. It was also completely clear what they were talking about was complete bullshit.
So GOTY for giving me that experience.
More to report but typing on my phone is boooorrnnnngg.
Okay I clearly did not write as much as I thought I did publically
I’ve sitting on my thoughts on steinsgate for a while though waiting for the new software to be real. I am now 9 hours into the game. There is on the fringes a decent sci-fi story going on. The characters take every fucking second to interrupt that story. Let’s recap the characters.
MC/PC: Again, constantly thinks he is the cool mysterious character in an anime. Even when serious shit is going on he slips in to delusions of granduer. Which would be fine if it came off as a defense mechanism, instead it’s WACKY CHARACTER LOLWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I fucking hate him.
Dabu?Damu? fuck if I can remember and I played the game an hour ago. Fat Otaku guy. Is apparently a pervert for fucking everything. And casually a pedophile lol? Like he mentions wanting to jump into one of the girl’s breasts, then he corrects that and says maybe it would be better if a 9 year old girl jumped into him. There is no reaction to that comment. His recurring shtick is asking the female characters to “repeat that. slower.”
Mayushii. I think this woman is retarded. And not as an insult. She’s 18? And has serious issues in the name of MOE. She gets upset about her food. She works at a maidcafe.
Nyan Nyan NekopunCatpun Meido. Mayushii’s coworker. The only one that freaks out the MC by jumping more into lala-fakeland. She’s also a prodigy at whatever the card game they are emulating in game. And cat puns. I actually enjoy the translated and original J-cat puns she uses. Then she talks about THE SEVENTH DAWN of HOLY GOODNESS and I have to check out and start hitting X a bunch of times.
Luka or Lukako. I’m going to use an offensive word here. The “trap” character. Because the MC will not shut up about being attracted to him. Apparently he dresses like a girl because his father told him to (???) It just came out that her dream is to become a woman. So I guess they are trans. Everyone is cool with this. Then the MC goes back to being creeped out by how incredibly feminine he is. Also they are so frail and fragile I think a stiff breeze would kill her. MOE MOE MOE MOE
Kurisu. the 18 year old genius who gets made MC’s assistant and is dismissed and thrown aside for being a woman at every turn. I thought she was a real character, but the writers are working extra hard to twist her into the tsundere stereotype. Does she have a tragic past that will come to fruition???
Oh yeah just found out Mayushii is secretly childhood friend of MC.
Despite all of this. All of this. I actually like the sci-fi story that is buried in here. That’s why I keep playing. it is kind of the flip side of Dangan Ronpa. Dangan Ronpa had great characters and a whatever for a narrative. Steins;gate has some story buried in here, surrounded by stereotypes and characters I fucking hate.
Don’t spoil anything for me y’all. I’m working through it. It is neat I know exactly the building where it takes place. There is Dr. Pepper drinking. I thought that it would be more of a thing. Turns out only MC drinks the DP.
9 hour in review: FUCK THIS GARBAGE.