Katawa Shoujo

Katawa Shoujo is a bishoujo-style visual novel set in the fictional Yamaku High School for disabled children, located somewhere in modern Japan. Hisao Nakai, a normal boy living a normal life, has his life turned upside down when a conge...

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Review: Artexjays Review

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Plot----
Story is well planned out and thought about. A guy who transfers to a school for the disabled. There he befriends various disabled girls ranging from missing arms, to blindness, deaf, bipolarity and scarred/anxious. Depending on the choices the player makes the character will then fall in love with one of the girls. Characters all have a surprising amounts of depth and the game really tries to make you see and understand the struggles the girls go through. The characters themselves are enough to make you want to replay and meet them all over again. The game is very original in that it takes a guy who is somewhat normal who falls in love with a certain disabled girl, he sees and supports her through her endeavors. The game takes itself quite seriously although there are some funny moments. It's actually hard to not tak e it seriously. For many gamers, they come for the adult scenes but they stay for the story and feels. Length is great, in fact the story is so good you will be wishing it didn't end or had a sequel to continue the story and seeing how each girl will live in the future with the main character.

Presentation-----
The visuals are great done in a typical anime fashion but on top of that there are the occasional animations making it feel like a real anime show of some sort. Beautifully done. The music is top notch, great to listen to and fits extremely well with the events happening on screen. Sound FX are good not annoying at all which is great. Pacing is good although sometimes it feels stretched out

Mechanics------
Visual Novel so it's extremely easy to use. Combined with having an excellent story have having each choice play out somewhat differently and even get various different endings as well as the enjoyable and amazing characters makes this game's replayability really high.

Score Breakdown

===Plot====
Story- 10
Pacing- 7
Characters- 10
Originality- 9
Linearity- 10
Length- 10
Total Plot = 93%

====Presentation====
Visuals- 10
Music- 10
Sound FX- 8
Total Presentation =93%

=====Mechanics====
Ease of Use- 10
Replayability- 10
Total Mechanics = 100%

====Grand Total====
95%


10.010

Total score