Board 8 > Yet another Umineko playthrough topic

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handsomeboy2012
04/02/19 12:14:28 PM
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Feels like everyone on b8 has been playing this recently (counted 4 topics). I got this on Steam a while ago and have almost no idea what this is about, but I do know it's a VN/mystery. Having already played Ace Attorney, Zero Escape, Danganronpa, Steins;Gate etc. this kind of stuff is right up my alley.

No unmarked spoilers are allowed obviously. I will post some thoughts, reactions, predictions and maybe rankings but don't expect very long writeups all the time.

Should be properly starting the game tomorrow. I heard there's a patch somewhere so it would be great if someone can tell me about that.
Sceptilesolar
04/02/19 12:19:50 PM
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handsomeboy2012 posted...
Feels like everyone on b8 has been playing this recently (counted 4 topics).


Funnily enough, that is really nothing compared to 9-10 years ago (wow that's a lot of time) when the episodes were still being released. You couldn't go anywhere on this board without falling into a playthrough topic.

I eat them up though.

The patch that applies the PS3 character art and voices looks like it's kept here https://github.com/07th-mod/umineko-question
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Dels
04/02/19 2:27:30 PM
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Cool. I'm halfway through episode 4 but I think I can probably follow this.I had the same background of all those handheld VN-likes going in.
Tom Bombadil
04/02/19 6:17:27 PM
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another topic to track, huzzah!
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Popcorn_Fairy
04/02/19 6:26:42 PM
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GANON1025
04/02/19 6:44:50 PM
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Umineko is well worth reading.
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Raka_Putra
04/02/19 9:20:21 PM
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Tag!

How good are you at figuring out the mysteries in Zero Escape, AA, and Dangan Ronpa?
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handsomeboy2012
04/02/19 9:44:48 PM
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Raka_Putra posted...
Tag!

How good are you at figuring out the mysteries in Zero Escape, AA, and Dangan Ronpa?

In these games I tend to go with the flow rather than trying to think too much and guess everything early on. I find it more enjoyable that way.
Of course there are individual trials and room escapes that require thinking, I do pretty well in those. I also find it easier to guess the culprit in later AA or DR games but it's probably because of me getting used to their tropes and how cases usually go.
handsomeboy2012
04/03/19 9:07:44 AM
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Alright I installed the mod, time to get started
Zyxyz0
04/03/19 9:10:02 AM
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Popcorn_Fairy posted...
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handsomeboy2012
04/03/19 9:15:28 AM
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The episode 1 description says something about difficulty? I thought this is just all reading
handsomeboy2012
04/03/19 9:38:24 AM
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The voice acting is pretty good though I could say the same for most VAs. Really dig the opening too.
I assume the old man dropped dead after screaming like that. He got involved with a witch, who I think is Beatrice and the person in some painting.
Sceptilesolar
04/03/19 9:51:54 AM
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handsomeboy2012 posted...
The episode 1 description says something about difficulty? I thought this is just all reading


It is. The 'gameplay' would be the entirely self-imposed challenge of trying to solve things for yourself as you read.

Also yes, the voice acting is one of the big reasons I would rather use the PS3 assets (also I just don't like the pachinko art they lifted for the Steam version). They got a lot of pretty big VAs involved, so the production values are fairly high, like the protagonist being voiced by Daisuke Ono.
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handsomeboy2012
04/03/19 9:54:14 AM
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Why does this whole family get English names. That's not how it's supposed to be read in Japanese... not that I actually know how it's pronounced
handsomeboy2012
04/03/19 11:19:26 AM
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Just got to Rokkenjima. Stopping here for today, it's starts slow but that is what I expected. Some random thoughts.
This will probably have something to do will the old man's will and inheritance. Everyone acts nice around each other but the siblings probably don't like each that much and I doubt this mood will last. A bunch of people is going to die, it's a mystery after all.

Old guy (Ginzo?): Turns out he isn't dead after all, will be at some point early on.
Rudolf and Eva: Pretty sinister
George: The nice normal looking guy always hides something in these games, won't be surprised if he turns evil. Also got the cloudy glasses sprite which is a dead giveaway.
Maria: Designed to be the cute loli character but all the 'uuuuuu's.... just shut up already. Is she supposed to be 9 years old?
Battler: Dumb but funny.
Jessica: Sure is weird to keep making sexual jokes with your cousin, but it's Japan so what do I know.
The granny servant: Her laugh creeps me out.

Don't really have much of an opinion on the others.

I also tried the old art but it don't like it at all. Looks like something drawn by me.
Tom Bombadil
04/03/19 11:22:56 AM
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"Kinzo," BTW.

These are all fair opinions so far! I'm an old art fan but can understand skipping it if it wasn't what you started with you philistine
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Popcorn_Fairy
04/03/19 12:18:54 PM
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Steam Art best art
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Eerieka
04/03/19 8:26:59 PM
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Tag. Heck yeah, doesn't bother me that there are a million Umineko readthroughs lol. Mine will probably still outlive everyone's since I only see Arria every few weeks.

And yeah, fair opinions thus far. Nothing unexpected.
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GANON1025
04/03/19 8:44:51 PM
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I like how everyone picks up on George's glasses glare.
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handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 9:29:14 AM
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Some of the character info in the menu is spoilery. It's isn't much but I would prefer to know nothing at first
handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 9:47:36 AM
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There are no seagulls on Rokkenjima. They has to mean something, it's literally the name of the game
Reg
04/04/19 9:54:47 AM
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handsomeboy2012 posted...
Some of the character info in the menu is spoilery. It's isn't much but I would prefer to know nothing at first

Is it really a spoiler if it was presented in the game and meant to be read...?
handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 10:04:49 AM
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Thought Kanon was a girl at first, I swear I keep seeing traps in VNs.
handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 10:31:46 AM
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They keep talking about how awesome and respectable George is, all this does is raise red flags all over him.
handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 11:04:25 AM
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Eva's voice is a bit dramatic but I do enjoy her spitting venom all the time. Makes me wonder how she married someone like Hideoyoshi who is just your typical middle-aged Japanese uncle
handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 11:16:56 AM
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Why would there be a legend of a western looking forest witch on an island in Japan. Or maybe I read it wrong and it's just something cooked up by Kinzo?
handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 11:35:59 AM
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What the hell is up with Kinzo. He seems to be a piece of shit even before going crazy and it's small wonder his children hate him
Raka_Putra
04/04/19 11:45:11 AM
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handsomeboy2012 posted...
Why would there be a legend of a western looking forest witch on an island in Japan.

Well in AA there's apparently a very Japanese-looking village in the middle of California or something
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Tom Bombadil
04/04/19 12:21:03 PM
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handsomeboy2012 posted...
What the hell is up with Kinzo. He seems to be a piece of shit even before going crazy and it's small wonder his children hate him


you kinda answered your own question!!
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handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 12:27:26 PM
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Got to the point where the family starts lunch.

Kinzo is willing to give up everything just to see Beatrice's smile again. My guess is that Beatrice will show up at some point and do exactly that which includes a bunch of people dying.

I also have a crackpot theory that Shannon and Kanon are the illegitimate children of... someone in the family, which explains why 1) They started working as servants at a very young age 2) The older brother's wife don't like them 3) They act like siblings 4) Lots of servants have left but they didn't even if they are not very welcome 5) They have English-like names ... this one is a stretch though because it seems lots of other unknown servants have them.

Not much has happened so far but I'm fine with slow starts anyway.
handsomeboy2012
04/04/19 12:28:54 PM
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Raka_Putra posted...
handsomeboy2012 posted...
Why would there be a legend of a western looking forest witch on an island in Japan.

Well in AA there's apparently a very Japanese-looking village in the middle of California or something

IIRC that was a localization issue then went back to the very first game. Here however it's obviously supposed to be part of the story from the get go
Popcorn_Fairy
04/04/19 12:46:05 PM
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Eat your hamburger Apollo.
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handsomeboy2012
04/05/19 12:13:27 AM
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I am aware that you guys are reacting to my reactions in that Theatregoing topic
Hope I can finish that whole game before it gets purged or locked so I check it out
Raka_Putra
04/05/19 12:40:23 AM
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I actually rather enjoyed the slow start in Umineko since there's like 50 characters and getting to know them is nice. And it's rather refreshing because there are middle aged characters (who actually matter) as well, unlike most VNs I played.
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handsomeboy2012
04/05/19 11:58:27 PM
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Got a lot of info on Kinzo's background and I'm pretty convinced that all this success is from black magic or Beatrice or whatever instead of himself
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 12:05:36 AM
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Haha even Battler thinks Kumasawa's laugh is creepy like I did
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 12:45:33 AM
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They're talking about the inheritance now, this is going to be good
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 1:08:36 AM
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All this talk about Japan being in a boom and becoming e most prosperous people in the world is ironic considering what will happen in a few years. I do like how the game pays some attention to the time period and didn't just put a date in the beginning for nothing.
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 1:28:41 AM
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So is Kumasawa going to monologue a lot in the game
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 1:58:58 AM
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handsomeboy2012 posted...
Got to the point where the family starts lunch.

Kinzo is willing to give up everything just to see Beatrice's smile again. My guess is that Beatrice will show up at some point and do exactly that which includes a bunch of people dying.

I also have a crackpot theory that Shannon and Kanon are the illegitimate children of... someone in the family, which explains why 1) They started working as servants at a very young age 2) The older brother's wife don't like them 3) They act like siblings 4) Lots of servants have left but they didn't even if they are not very welcome 5) They have English-like names ... this one is a stretch though because it seems lots of other unknown servants have them.

Not much has happened so far but I'm fine with slow starts anyway.


Another thing I noticed that might support the Shannon/Kanon theory is that they both have the half-eagle somewhere on their clothes or body like everyone else in the family. But Genji has that too and I cannot explain that.
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 3:26:40 AM
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Therefore, MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, HE WANTED A LOT OF MONEY RIGHT NOW!
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 3:40:04 AM
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That discussion about sharing the gold was great. Krauss was certainly very smart to stage a comeback like that, though one must wonder how he failed so badly when doing business. The others certainly shot themselves in the foot though by panicking so quickly.

I wonder how Krauss would manage to cough up so much money if he does lose and sign the deal. Maybe the inheritance is enough? What if Kinzo is still alive then? Is he supposed to sell off his assets?

Oh so Kinzo knows everything and has Kanon spying for him. That's a surprise.
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 3:59:10 AM
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Kinzo is hoping for a miracle (resurrecting Beatrice?) and it's tied to how many people are looking for the gold... I think.

He also don't give a fuck about his anyone else and whether they live or die. What a jerk, but I can say the same for most in the Ushiromiya family.

Pretty interesting that he told his motives to Kanon instead of Nanjo or Genji, who he is supposed to trust the most.
Tom Bombadil
04/06/19 8:04:35 AM
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this is a good playthrough I just don't have much to say that isn't spoilers
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handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 10:45:28 AM
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I have no idea how to solve the portrait epitaph. Was just about to comment about the number of people dying + what 'tear apart' means but the game already did that for me.
Maria gave out some charms which I suspect will actually work. That's how it usually goes, kids or random objects having some sort of power...
Reg
04/06/19 10:54:20 AM
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handsomeboy2012 posted...
Therefore, MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, HE WANTED A LOT OF MONEY RIGHT NOW!

People like bashing on the early parts of Ep 1 because it's slow and introductory

But this scene makes it pretty worthwhile
Raka_Putra
04/06/19 10:55:31 AM
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You don't have to concern yourself with the portrait epitaph for now.
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handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 11:09:43 AM
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I don't know if it's intentional or not but Maria must have been the most annoying kid I've ever seen in, like, any game I've ever played. The voice acting just makes it worse.
How battler could even find this cute is beyond me.
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 11:42:41 AM
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So did anyone occasionally else have missing voice acting for a sentence
handsomeboy2012
04/06/19 11:47:48 AM
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I'm starting to think Beatrice is the true identity of one of the characters. The character screen in the menu is all filled out, and I'm assuming she shows up at some point, someone would have to turn into Beatrice...
This line of reasoning is dumb but that's all I got right now.
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