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Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology Project

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"Life is like a waiting room, except people don't leave in the order they enter."
So when it is time to leave, where will it be? And will you be able to smile in the end?

Narcissu is a thought provoking visual novel series about terminal illness, living, dying, and the relationship between those leaving and those left behind. There are no miracles, no heroes, no villains in this story. Just life and the characters finding their own ways of facing death in an indifferent, relentless, ever-impartial reality.

Praised by fans for its moving story and high production quality, the original games have been download over a million times and spawned a manga and light novel, and has been localized in several languages across the world. This anthology finally brings the games that were never released outside of Japan in any form to the world for eager fans, as well as updating artwork, voice work, and a brand new written chapter exclusive to this anthology: "Sumire".

Further breaking new grounds, this anthology builds on the massively popular music which has captured the hearts of thousands of Narcissu fans by adding 2 video game legends to the musical roster: Chris Huelsbeck of Turrican fame, and Hiroki Kikuta of Secret of Mana fame.

The story is told in 5 games and produced through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The original games (Narcissu 1st&2nd) of the series are available for free on Steam. This anthology series will contain an additional 4 scenarios in the series.

The core of this anthology are the following included games:
  • Narcissu - The story that started it all. Two terminally ill patients meet on the 7th floor hospice. Neither like the 7th floor, nor their own homes. And so they set off on a journey.
  • Narcissu 2 - A prequel to the original, telling the story of a patient named Himeko through Setsumi's eyes.
  • Narcissu 2 - Himeko's Epilogue, details the final moments of Himeko's story.

These stand-alone chapters are available as DLC:
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  • Narcissu: A Little Iris - A side story set in medieval Europe, exploring what it means to desire to live, or die.
  • Narcissu: Zero - The origin story of the 7th floor hospice and its rules.
  • Narcissu: Sumire - An entirely new chapter in the series, it tells the tale of two girls who cross paths: one dying and the other desiring death, both filled with profound regrets about their respective lives.
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  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology Project reviews and comments

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Before you buy this play Narcissu 1 and 2 you have it free here (although it is also included here). This is just the "Epilogo de Himeko" and "1980" in addition to serving as a base game for the following stories that will go to DLC mode. Epilogue of Himeko Beautiful, as always, short, some 2h reading very relaxed. I felt like again wanting to hug the characters and cry with them. 1980 Is The End of Setsumi, 5min of duration, without voices, only text and an image. T_T outstanding Features with respect to Narcissu 1 and 2: Continues with very good story New song in the OST (Very nice and very well used) classic Mode (The style of Narcissu 1 and 2 narrow images and little variety but that fit very well) or "normal" (Images Ma s large and more variety) The Artwork (images) is still 1 ª Tear, and come from Narcissu one and 2 so I hope you have a hand handkerchief, the only negative thing I can get to this is: The launcher is riveted and run there , although it does not affect the game because it launches the game itself, which is fine. The application interface of the game is ugly and bland, in addition to "Lock Auto mode" Once activated (to stop it you must open "options", the rest of things do not stop) unlike Narcissu 1 and 2 we can not choose to listen to the OST of the game (there is really only one track E Xtra respect to Narcissu 1 and 2, but I miss it, since it is very pretty. A 100% recommended and compulsory purchase for anyone who has played Narcissu 1/2 and lo/s will enjoy. The Price is small so absolutely nothing to object you Can find my analysis of the first 2 parts (Narcissu 1 and 2) here
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Kickstarter Pre-Release This Review refers to the previously published "Narcissu 2: Himeko's Epilogue." Anyone who has played Narcissu 1 & 2 (free on Steam) knows what they are getting Into And will most likely enjoy this Part, provided it was the Case with Narcissu 1 & 2. The Story is mostly about Himeko, who spends her final Months in Hospital and her best Friend Yuka, who visits her every Day In Hospital and the resulting Everyday problems Yuka's. Himeko's Sister Chihiro and Setsumi also made a few Appearances on the Story. I don't want to say more about the Content of the Story, as I'm absolutely not a Friend of Spoilers. You get storytechnically exactly what you expect, an interesting, engaging and very emotional Story. There are no Choices in "Himeko's Epilogue," so it's a "Kinetic Novel." In addition to the Story, "Himeko's Epilogue" scores in the "Artwork" Section. From the Very beginning you can see that here was not stinged with Background Images, almost all Areas of the Story are deposited with appropriate Pictures, one very rarely looks at a black Screen. The Characters, too, look fantastic, fittingly changing Their Facial Expression or Attitude in the Scenes. All the Characters who say something have been very well synchronized (at least six). Musically, much of Narcissu 1 & 2 seemed familiar to Me, which is perfectly okay and fitting. When you finish "Himeko's Epilogue," you get the Opportunity to Read the Short Story "1980," which relies heavily on a personal Experience and shows the Inspiration for "Narcissu." If you liked Narcissu so far, you'll also like this Part. Clear Buy recommendation on my part.
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