Board 8 > Umineko Playthrough Topic

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Dels
12/30/18 5:42:26 AM
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Hi everyone!

I got Umineko during the last Steam Sale, and it seemed like there was some desire for a playthrough topic.

I've played all the handheld "visual novel" games like Zero Escape, Ace Attorney, and Danganronpa, but I have very little experience with actual visual novels. (Only played Tsukihime when this board was obsessed with it 10 years ago, I think that's it)

I don't know anything about this game, except that it is a murder mystery about people who are trapped on an island, and that there is a character (maybe a witch) named Beatrice. I think I heard that there are no actual gameplay choices, so it is entirely linear.

Please don't talk about any future events! I don't like even the smallest spoilers or implications of any kind (you know the type "oh man can't wait for you to get to X" "Y character becomes really awesome later", etc), so if there are any, I'll just stop posting!

I downloaded the patch that adds improved graphics and voice acting.

It's my first time doing a playthrough topic, so I don't really know what to do! I don't know the structure of the game or what sort of commentary to give, so we'll see. I do like doing character rankings though and (probably?) killer likelihood rankings.

Let me know if you are interested, if no one is then I will be embarrassed and close the thread, which is okay too.
Eerieka
12/30/18 6:04:59 AM
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Cool. When you're done, you can come keep me company in my topic (which will take a million years because Arria is a slow reader)
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Dels
12/30/18 6:10:05 AM
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I didn't notice there already was one, tbh!
Eerieka
12/30/18 6:16:03 AM
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Dels posted...
I didn't notice there already was one, tbh!


Going on two years! (Well, the current topic is like 9 months old).

There have been a few other Umineko readthrough topics in that time, but some of them died before finishing and some, well, the TC wasn't having a good time, so I ended up not reading along after a while. >_>
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Raka_Putra
12/30/18 8:30:36 AM
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Tag.
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Sceptilesolar
12/30/18 8:45:21 AM
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Umineko playthrough topic, you say?!
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MariaTaylor
12/30/18 9:15:27 AM
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Dels posted...
I don't like even the smallest spoilers or implications of any kind (you know the type "oh man can't wait for you to get to X" "Y character becomes really awesome later", etc), so if there are any, I'll just stop posting!


*looks at Umineko fans*

RIP topic
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Tom Bombadil
12/30/18 11:54:39 AM
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Dels posted...
so if there are any, I'll just stop posting!


alright this was a good topic!
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Team Rocket Elite
12/30/18 2:23:16 PM
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Dels posted...
Please don't talk about any future events! I don't like even the smallest spoilers or implications of any kind (you know the type "oh man can't wait for you to get to X" "Y character becomes really awesome later", etc), so if there are any, I'll just stop posting!


Thanks for trying to do a playthrough topic anyways. It's a shame it didn't work out.
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Dels
12/30/18 9:01:09 PM
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Ahaha... thanks for the show of faith, guys... I'm sure you're just kidding though...

I read the prologue. I have to say, the voice acting is very, very overdramatic, at least for this guy who is probably dead and not in the rest of the story.

I think I actually knew that the story is about 18 family members fighting over an inheritance? I'm also glad that knowing Beatrice is evil (?) isn't a spoiler, I was a bit worried it was one of those spoilers that has become commonplace, but it seems she is introduced as a suspicious figure right from the start.

Moving on...
Dels
12/30/18 9:09:49 PM
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First Impressions: George is a smug, condescending know-it-all asshole. And also possibly a killer. He has the classic tinted glasses and everything.

Also I'm gonna immediately make some enemies here but the combination of american-sounding names with japanese suffixes is kinda making me cringe. Like I'm cool with it when Persona does it 'cause they have japanese names but adding suffixes to "George" sounds weird, and what kind of name even is "Battler"????
Dels
12/30/18 9:12:04 PM
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"I've never met anyone who could read my name right the first time. I usually get called Sento-kun" - Battler

this is what happens when you localize things to english and they don't make sense. In japanese this makes perfect sense but I guess the localizers couldn't figure out anything clever to do and/or they wanted to stick to literal translations and they figure anyone playing this weeb shit understands that it's a japanese thing

I'm pretty interested in localization so I'll probably note these things when they happen, especially since I can switch between japanese and english with a key press
Dels
12/30/18 9:13:10 PM
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lmao i spoke too soon they literally just show the kanji straight up
Dels
12/30/18 9:15:20 PM
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tbh at least the character himself talks about how weird his name is so maybe i shouldn't be so quick to judge

i'm waiting for this to somehow be a plot point like his parents gave him a weird name because of something written on the dead guy's will (if this is it, i called it)
Dels
12/30/18 9:16:48 PM
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george is jouji in japanese? which makes a bit more sense than a japanese person being named george, though i don't know enough about japan to know if this was intended to sound like george or not.
Dels
12/30/18 9:20:56 PM
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it's a lot easier to take it seriously when this girl calls battler attractive when he doesn't have that original sprite. glad they updated these graphics tbh.
Dels
12/30/18 9:21:25 PM
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oh okay this woman is george's mother but she looks 18.

okay japan. whatever.
Dels
12/30/18 9:23:18 PM
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First Impressions: Hideyoshi is too benign and silly to make for a compelling villain, even if he did a 180 personality change. Also, if he's rich already, he has no motive to kill for money. (Unless he is at risk of losing his business?) Eva is too caustic and mean-spirited to make for a surprising villain, so she isn't the killer.
Dels
12/30/18 9:25:43 PM
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Short-haired woman also looks 18 but is apparently not only my father's wife but openly makes sexual references with her husband's son

Idk guys this is a bit weird
Dels
12/30/18 9:34:39 PM
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Dad is also too much of a jerk to be the villain. Wouldn't be surprising.
Dels
12/30/18 9:35:01 PM
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George still suspect #1.

(Yes I know no one has died yet)
Dels
12/30/18 9:35:44 PM
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Like he's clearly evil
Reg
12/30/18 9:37:20 PM
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tag
Dels
12/30/18 9:38:52 PM
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japanese people really like talking about growth spurts and growing taller

this is what i've learned from visual novels. tsukihime does it too.
Dels
12/30/18 9:39:24 PM
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Crown loli can be #2 on the most-likely-to-be-evil list

Her mom is the most "plain" character so far but I don't know what to make of that
Dels
12/30/18 9:42:09 PM
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like, come on, this is a serious visual novel about complex matters, there's no way one of the main characters is just a normal 9-year old girl who can apparently barely comprehend basic sentences like "this man is your cousin" without getting massively confused

she's gonna secretly be a genius IQ child who is just faking being dumb
Dels
12/30/18 9:43:53 PM
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"I'm surprised. She's just the way I remembered her being six years ago. Seems that people just don't change that much after all. I'm a bit happy that she's still the pure, innocent girl I remember."

this is foreshadowing

she has changed completely, she has become a child genius and is only pretending to be stupid

and she is not pure or innocent, she is a psycopath
Dels
12/30/18 9:56:32 PM
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My prediction is that Rosa is not evil, but she is too meek and submissive and has therefore tolerated her daughter's psychopathic actions enough to the point where her daughter controls her and will use her as an accomplice to cover up evil deeds.
Dels
12/30/18 9:58:36 PM
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Got some weird opening credits which was just character names coupled with shots of plane. Is this because I turned off the option for FMVs because it said they may contain spoilers? Idk.

Good stopping point.

Evilness likelihood ratings:
George > Crown Loli > Kyrie > Hideyoshi > Dad > Eva > Rosa
Raka_Putra
12/30/18 10:09:02 PM
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Dels posted...
"I'm surprised. She's just the way I remembered her being six years ago. Seems that people just don't change that much after all. I'm a bit happy that she's still the pure, innocent girl I remember."

this is foreshadowing

she has changed completely, she has become a child genius and is only pretending to be stupid

and she is not pure or innocent, she is a psycopath

This is about Maria, right? Tbh I'd be pretty concerned if my 9 year old cousin hasn't changed since she was 3. (or however old Maria is).
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Dels
12/30/18 10:12:56 PM
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yeah that's what they're going for they're like "oh she's exactly the same as when she was 3, she acts really childlike, she always talks like she's younger than she is"

this is clearly an indication that something is going on, a 9-year old shouldn't be the same as a 3-year old
Tom Bombadil
12/30/18 11:03:38 PM
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Dels posted...
And also possibly a killer. He has the classic tinted glasses and everything.


I am glad I am not the only one who started suspecting George the instant the glasses sprite showed up
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Tom Bombadil
12/30/18 11:05:31 PM
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Dels posted...
glad they updated these graphics tbh.


this however is blasphemy
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Popcorn_Fairy
12/30/18 11:10:04 PM
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Dels posted...
George is a smug, condescending know-it-all asshole.


George has a very punchable face.
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Dels
12/30/18 11:12:26 PM
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Tom Bombadil posted...
Dels posted...
And also possibly a killer. He has the classic tinted glasses and everything.


I am glad I am not the only one who started suspecting George the instant the glasses sprite showed up


i'm going to lol if this game is old enough that when it came out, "tinted glasses" wasn't an evil thing but now it's become a cliche so george's evilness is obvious

but i don't think it's that old?????

also come on
https://d2qdztz5tk5zxi.cloudfront.net/original/1X/21b65638689fad5e65c92f082e94cff2c4f8b504.png

how am i supposed to take that thing on the left seriously, much less consider him an attractive young man
Popcorn_Fairy
12/30/18 11:23:04 PM
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Oh, you using the PS3 sprites.

Steam Art>>>

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Dels
12/30/18 11:27:09 PM
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i didn't actually compare ps3 vs steam, i just installed the patch 'cause idk i thought that's what was recommended
Popcorn_Fairy
12/30/18 11:30:58 PM
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It is the recommended way, it gives the voices too. But the Steam Art is so much better.

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Eerieka
12/30/18 11:42:10 PM
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Popcorn Fairy is one of the few people I've met who prefers the Steam art over the PS3 art lol.

Dels posted...
i'm going to lol if this game is old enough that when it came out, "tinted glasses" wasn't an evil thing but now it's become a cliche so george's evilness is obvious


Umineko is only 10 years old. Tinted glasses being "evil" is waaaaaay older.
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Dels
12/30/18 11:45:02 PM
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i mean considering eva actually looks her age in the pic you showed, i kinda think that's at least one advantage

what does kyrie look like
Popcorn_Fairy
12/30/18 11:48:24 PM
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Dels posted...
what does kyrie look like


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Dels
12/30/18 11:58:12 PM
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yeah they all look their proper age in that steam art

i kinda like that
Raka_Putra
12/31/18 12:57:55 AM
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Yeah I like PS3 sprites better.
But the original is the best.
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Xiahou Shake
12/31/18 1:06:45 AM
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Original art still the best
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Dels
12/31/18 10:33:46 AM
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i'm gonna make it a habit to bump this every morning so that i don't ever lose it
Dels
01/01/19 6:16:01 AM
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Daily morning bump
Dels
01/02/19 4:40:28 AM
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Morning daily bump
Dels
01/03/19 9:47:01 AM
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Daily bump. Likely getting back to this tonight.
Popcorn_Fairy
01/03/19 11:00:17 PM
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Dels
01/04/19 11:01:33 AM
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bleh, was tired last night and fell asleep early. daily bump.
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