Scripting all means of communication, the fundamental natively hardcoded into the kernel of feel, logically coexist as human function, heart. Disregard the substance of supernatural as overwriting the outdated insight with pretenatural yet feasibly interpretable. Just as what described on the ever-complied site, internet borderline has preached its peak on the network golden age. Surreal applied science alongside information technology focally telecommunication-based in a roadmap of networking environment evermore. Imagine the touch of state-of-the-art emerging network mechanism on one’s fingertips, with delusive attached in the middle, communication has merged more centralized and unified as people connect them on line. Emphasis on subject to impartation of information is not any bit of nought for the notion grounds the melodramatics’ circuit trunk. Experience the all novel eyes-on ingrained in the app of matter, Cocoro@Function!
Implemented under extremely seamless futuristic era where numerous semi—transparent holographic display popping up in such futuristically sensible way I can still recall the shiver from how nerve-hacking it was. Across the continent a single system takes over life support in daily lives, dominating the control of no competition. S.M.A.R.T group, or more accurate, corporation moves in information technology products and services and are behind the advance of networking lineup while holding the biggest domestic share in field of communication system. Headquartered at the city located on sandbank in the middle of river, commuter town binding eco-friendly skirts might as well surpassing Kazamatsuri if not for negligence attitude to the green technology supporting use of clean energy for sharp reduction of greenhouse effect gas and maintain affable symbiosis between human and nature, just said R&D division. That, following the self-explanatory town called, エコプラーザ/Ecoplaza. A town of bygone-analog soon-Utopia – for me at least – where the cutting-edge development of communication technology being operated in the resemblance of beta implementation.
Outrightly worded, S.M.A.R.T group has complete control to the system implemented on the whole town the same manner in Geofront which makes impossible of living in manual mode. For that, not owning a multipurpose card, オルカ/Orca is an act of suicide. Said multifunctional communication card, but exact precise for the card-thick device – approximately 0.08 inches thin with inconsistent screen real-estate – is smartphone. Right, today’s smartphone which form factor pressed to minimal while bearing apparently frightening unknown specs scrapped all the buttons out. Taking a look inside, guess what, the interface is more or less the imitation of Windows 8 (definitely not WP) metro layout complete with tile-flattened icons presenting pinned applications. Just more improved visual-wise with retouch to tiles transparency. Msft should learn a thing here.
Leap a few more than already awesome augmented reality system of Accel World, neuroscientists in Smart Group have unveiled a much more sophisticated platform that it’d be a disgrace to call it a simply AR system. Not just it makes possible seeing, hearing, and touching the augmented objects, but more further to provides experience of solid projection of objects from anywhere anytime through a connected line in the network, for instance ability to in actual touching the caller who is at the moment talking through a connected line as their flesh being projected right in front of the receiver. In this case, the caller whose consciousness transferred in the wave of electric signals to their projected body also feel the touch the receiver transmit and vice versa on where caller touch receiver. This ‘SR’ called technology is just that ahead of century regardless the need of bracelet-wearable called ‘SR unit’, cylindrical gizmo that passes required weak signal directly into brain. The way brainwave being manipulated relays it possible to see and hear the floating holographic display windows that render all kinds of dynamic information, not limited for them to be weather details on flat screen, 3D models of product ads, or news with the presenter, all on air and delivers pseudosensical experience of touch. Exceeding the limit of Augmented Reality, certainly not Virtual Reality, opposingly mention this ‘Reality Virtual’ is more befitting where in reality, virtual objects manifested in shape of electric signal sent by SR unit turns temporary real object. Half-joking, indeed this is the power of ‘Surreal Reality’.
Initial setup wasn’t so heart-easing, in fact quite a throbbing few little problem I got from the completion of installation to the start screen of no defect. First problem, rejection on AdvHD execution and returned me an error warning box telling me a missing library which appeared to be a component of DirectX. DirectX newer than one installed on this 2 year-old PC means this is the most up-to-date VN I’ve played yet. Twice processing the multimedia libs to get all installed without warning and moved to Aero forced revert to classic mode problem which easily fixed by enabling option to not nullify Aero for Windows Vista or 7 only on initial settings window. The last one wasted me one cycle of long installation process with font appeared broken like what I get from opening utf-8 formatted txt file created on Japanese locale machine on non-Japanese locale machine, and thought my iso mount was the cause. Apparently magicdisc was able to handle without glitch, so I reinstalled through daemontoolslite resulted the same condition, until all fixed after visiting a site which has discussed the matter and changed the current location in Control Panel’s region and language’s location tab to Japan. Execution, all green.
Less a click the initial view has amazed me of how clean and soft-outlined the start screen is. The futuristic design and translucent elements reflect what an exact modern UI conceived at first glance. Taking a stroll around the menu shows off the interface idea as a whole. If iOS7’s hierarchical style was released from an update of fused Android and WP, then surely C@F squeezes the best of both elegance of iOS and innovative of Windows 8, combined them as the UX guidelines for their template. Sense of depth is implemented much less, though clarity is decently put. Separating advance configuration to start setting dialog is a right choice, simplifying the in-game config menu for common user. Faded English follow up under each config’s context is helpful to a degree and the iconic division to them really draws a string of deference, not less than subtle approach of borderless text button. Next to the load screen, found 10 pages multiple 10 slots each with one more last page works like the simplified states – auto/quick – dividing the slot of 5:5 whereas left for automatically saved data after a section ends and right for quick saved data, both sorted descending by date and needless to say, the oldest 6th would be pushed out the memory. In addition to detailed visual help for keyboard shortcut, gesture, a function yet unique attached as a feature for an enhancement to convenience – from what I deducted – especially for slate of which surface is touch-supported screen. Only 4 basic directional hold and swipe gesture available, though what action they trigger are customizable to some limited options such as save/load, quick-save/load, toggle auto/skip mode, open config, back title, and quit game. Also my favorite, toggling a-blink-fast the screen mode, probably the integration of DirectX helps a lot. Unnecessary note to add, usual today’s standard of 1280×720 the maximum graphic resolution used.
First step prior to communication, encounter. Briefed with soliloquy on the subject of arc, the rigid animation which stating a clear action of a touch played and then animating a thoroughly sequenced splashscreen of an app, icon-ed with the app’s name itself, KIZUNAS. It’s soon showing an rpg-like avatar named sol, waiting for someone inside a private chat room in a interaction-driving app. The app added-on with expressive avatar emotion function is so to speak, an sns. There being explained on the first small pop-up-styled pane on the down right corner, notifying the definition of foreign term in a short, easy to understand description. Awaited companion, handled MIA, logged in to the room together with date invite conversation. For me to be the most hopeless situation where people who often met online only seeing each other IRL, my cells kept spinning a this-is-disaster-not-going-to-work-out-in-the-slightest presentiment. That, if it was literally IRL. MIA from avatar-to-avatar small talks seemingly not a resident of Ecoplaza who on the contrary, sol is and knowing each other for quite a long time – they even exchanging emails on daily basis – MIA decided to ask him a favor to take her a date around Ecoplaza.
In the midsummer break, has come the day where all the spectacles that moved one into tears began, nine tenth technology-wise. Woken up by a little more than today’s usual kind of personal digital assistant, ベル/Bell of Concierge app, the protagonist in himself, 速水太陽/Hayami Taiyou went to the meeting place of said date.
First to the outstanding welcome to Ecoplaza, the holographic and stylishly designed windows were popping out in such sleek transition from outlining smooth the border to generating sovereign the content. Anywhere scene jump was promoted to be the most used feature in less quarter an hour of playthrough. How so, I couldn’t get enough of that future-fresh visualization. Was thinking about shutting my pc down and running outside screaming how cool it was, but – for it to be fortunately – I didn’t like activating the feature to straight resume on last display on game exit despite my impatience (contradictingly confusing, umu). Wasting time pointlessly is a sin, but skipping the title screen on starting gives a sense of incompatibility and loss of value graphic-wise and sound-wise.
Special highlight on MIA’s appearance was the next thing to applaud on, strip slides of her figure flashed slowly from waist, bust, and lastly quick but impressive splash animation of her visage. In really short time she’s expressed as lively, cheerful, cute, and sort of too lax girl. Keeping her real name together with matters touched along their conversation – whilst sol whose real name already carelessly spoiled via Bell – made her mysterious.
Bell functioned in the position of tour guide explained main points around Ecoplaza to newly visitor MIA as settings and inside features intro done along the story flow – according to plan. Each background place displayed partly as the cut view moves in the motion of slideshow, giving a sense of thrifty scenery precedes zoom full out. Same proficiency with visual, audio wasn’t supported to be served as only stereo voicing is. The flawless integration of audibility enhanced with effects adapting surrounding situation, changing on its own as it see fit. For instance, a clear voice with speaker stands in front would be equalized with distant effect as figure’s position changed from display viewpoint due proceeding into next line before current line all spoken. Difference volume-ing between talking in front and behind supposed to have distinction however, I’m curious if this was purposely coded for the beginning only since I didn’t notice this on later parts.
Skipped date’s minor activities and they ended up inside a tower architected in unique structure resembling a clutch of ropes vertically planted and then knotted in the middle, letting the edges stretched out. Suitable to its shape, ユナイティツリー/Unity Tree, the large-scale center network system management building that has been backing all network and system of the town represents itself as the town’s symbolic tower where panorama of Ecoplaza laid across the visitor area windows. Here MIA told her situation – of which details actually revealed later – that she’s going to move to a place without net access, meant their farewell both IRL and online. The time they split was silent, until an SR message from MIA arrived. Emotional and rather romantic confession in SR form hit Taiyou hard on the fact he won’t be able to meet MIA again, burst his swelling emotion out, ending the arc of encounter signed by title eyecatch.
Determined course of events, inevitable and designated in absolute nature, fate. Proceed from tear-jerking less an arc to the beginning of 2nd term at 誠進学園/Seishin Academy. Started with all main characters intro including the protagonist but what the arc was about. Begin from daily morning uniquely-interesting-pretexted going-to-school-invitation email to Asagao – Taiyou’s hikikomori imouto – only her to reject with appropriate jab in the reply. Taiyou was indeed popular, though only because he was the student council president. A bit shocked with sudden competent protagonist background. Short with twin heroines Shirakusa-Sisters and 3 supporting chara of student council members – vice president 遠藤智慧/Endou Chie, member 野原花音/Nohara Kanon, and 春咲かすみ/Harusaki Kasumi -, it’s then back to a flashback cut days after MIA’s farewell where Taiyou forcibly made to spend his time with Hijiri and her two sprites-figured friends (what’s their name again?), particularly Hijiri herself getting close to him. Thus, acquainting her who has been accompanying Taiyou since then.
Rumor of transfer student who’s going to reside as Hijiri’s roommate. Pretty sure it couldn’t be less than 0% opacity, even without all the overshadows which exposed much to cliché already. Like the development nonetheless, just as predicted, MIA’s exact attractive figure introducing herself as Hasugase Mina. Calm-minded Taiyou considered a possible identity mistake and decided to confirm it after showing around the new transfer student around school.
Not by Bell, this time Taiyou himself explained all basic terms in the school as he guide Mina – similar convenience of Ecoplaza odds and ends study. In expertise of technology adoption, Seishin Academy within the scout of beta-advanced Ecoplaza signed partnership to Smart’s networking system analogized to uses of Msft SQL Server installed on school’s end to handle their database. Same with ハル/Haru the academy’s intel – Smart’s latest model of developed super computer – inside the server room which managed all system on the school. To it, connected school’s private network line available to access for registered students, namely ハートリンク/HeartLinQ. One of the comprised numbered features is Web News where students could publish articles or updates a la mode. And ハートプラス/HeartPlus which is a point system, where one could presents a point to other selected student as thanks or anything limited once per day, where one could benefited special treatment like cheaper meal price once they reached some points, and where one could receive something amazing once they granted points from all the students which why the prize was still unknown due to zero record of successor. Could also make a virtual room for gathering through HeartLinQ and probably some unmentioned others like grading interface and geolocation fencing control panel for teacher access rights.
Finished the trip around school with Mina who kept her voice low deep and serious-sounded, Taiyou then brought her to student council room, getting to the main point and asked if Mina was really MIA. She apparently misunderstood something as she sinisterly throwing curse to and accused Taiyou of his evil deed and before one knows he already inside his perverted delusion. A minute of calm after Taiyou solved the misunderstanding before the biggest twist comedy spin upon. Forced to spit the fact out, the reason that Mina who supposed to be somewhere connectionless was a crap worthless of misunderstanding, and MIA’s personality being an illusion of make-believe was declared spontaneously it blew an overdamage. Agree with Taiyou here, give me back my sincerity – is what I wanted to scream, but this is just hilarious. This level of comedy is already beyond the over-expectation my mind could handle. In a positive remark, a completely brand-new type of masterpiece-written development. At that time I thought about this, I haven’t realized how biased I’ve been. Concerning Mina herself apart from MIA, Taiyou gave a similar impression I felt, that it’s heartwarming to see her on her ‘self’. Well, think I’m only not very fond of all-positive chara as it sounds qualified to be a stageplay. Basic introduction’s basically done as well fair play-wise reset standpoint between Mina, hence sliding close down the prologue.
Starting up model objects, loading framework, launching gesture, touch. There it is, the PV composed through such conformed overture. As futuristic as everything goes, start out with eye-friendly minimalistic processing animation as if loading the content of the app. Splashing out title name like previously showed once, the epigrammatic kana-font intersperse crypto-addressing in gist of security. The typeface alone cited in sequence, creating a broken apart of trail of tailrace tracked in curvilinear. Added down to it romanized strings typed in starting-up luminescence. Minus the rigid movement of chara’s hand, it’s quite decent nature-inducing for the quasi-animated CG. Noticeable that this PV mainly focused on story settings, background places the way many of them slidden over, appearance of Haru, high amount of seamless interface transition, and quick glance on Concierge app and C@F itself. Safe to say this PV directly tells what’s the upcoming story will go around. For that still not to avoid overdoing each section to get good ravels. Jump to the theming – Yureru Cycle’s chorus, introduced all heroines on flat-snaps figures and details, and twin special parallax-shade slant, to the end of PV.
Factor of human essentials works inferring mechanism of self-protection called lies. In a term, it’s a built-in firewall inside human being’s frailty. This subject was preluded quite soon although due until the very last end. I did think if it might not just as the brief story stated since sign of insanity had yet to come. Days were so peaceful, not until the beginning of everything wiped my doubt. Bell, Concierge app in the middle of sudden auto update has opened the door to Taiyou’s downfall, for him not even realized vanished games tile which Cocoro@Funktion covered its cell. Slope it sharp, he lost his social parameters entirely as his perverted train of thought leaked out somehow to the whole school trough SR broadcast and striped him out from accumulated HeartPlus points, trust, and student council president position.
Concierge app update was completed means the fun has successfully kicked in. The next morning was greeted not by the usual monotone automatonlike Bell, but her newly updated that the world might as well gone insane if not for her only compiled in Taiyou’s Orca. Not just her form was integrated with SR which upgraded her from two dimensional into three dimensional figure complete with all touch responses, her function, capability, flexibility were all improved significantly, and the most noticeable one was her otherworldly advanced linguistically accent combined with human-like thinking process. The way she talked had become so natural that interacting with her feels the same to human as she could make jokes, utter pointless remarks, starting a conversation, and even asking questions with her emotion expressed full on her face. Put it simple, she gained what might be called personality core inside her program which makes her behave like a complete individual. One whole day might too short for the update’s worth. Still running as Concierge, the package is multitude of overspecs that Bell’s being an AI has already a flimsy conviction. Couldn’t deny her self-assertion declared that she’s an existence that surpasses Corcierge. In fact, she indeed is.
Pointing out the new unremovable – and topped it misspelled – app in Taiyou’s Orca, another thing overspecs next to Bell, by the title itself, the source of everything happen in, ココロファンクション/Cocoro@Function. Based with different function to each device, C@F is rooted in Haru for some reason, interfaced cubically with minimal information about the app itself and function-update level indicator which could be maxed up to 3 by spending some HeartPlus point to it. On version unique on each other, Taiyou’s C@F’s moniker followed after 『ココロファンクション・バージョン・』, オープンウインドウ/Open Window had function to speak typically the owner’s pervert thought out loud without its user’s consent. Explained the ESP-like break out. Sounded like supernatural, but thinking over-science in a way brainwave is readable to the extent it’s convertible into raw text, then Open Window case is plausible. Besides, SR unit’s lock mechanism makes it unable to be removed once aforementioned app is installed. Kind of reminder to SAO incident and before, Yui the navigator pixie of ALO.
One thing after another, the surprise didn’t stop there. Concerned about Bell, Taiyou’s imouto, Asagao finally showed her first appearance in ‘typical of shirt and pants only hikikomori by various holographic keyboards and virtual monitors floating around her’ CG. Turned out Asagao-made Bell wasn’t updated by her and had no clue about C@F. Even she who could forcefully format other people’s Orce could do nothing on the matter. Taiyou could do anything but living his shameful but interesting everyday for the moment. Mina found out updated Bell and was desperate to see it (www I can’t forget how funny she order Taiyou to ‘take it out’ in the context but worded it forcibly the way pervert Taiyou perceived it like ‘spurt `it` out’) and decided to meet up on KizunaS later. Hijiri who saw them couldn’t stay calm wanted to know the relation between Mina and Taiyou since she had crush on Taiyou. ナビゲーター/Navigator, Hijiri’s C@F with function to discover and analyze possibility and suggest the shortest result from worry spoken by the user, just like the moniker implies, also came with voice feedback. Using another version of C@F installed which Hijiri herself not quite informed about it, Navigator told her to log in with a manager account to KizunaS and Hijiri hesitantly eavesdropped conversation between MIA, sol, and Bell. Hijiri closed KizunaS the time Mina said her self-made security program detected breach of privacy. Mina executed data deletion program トライデント/Trident to delete all data related to her in KizunaS after traced user account and access location of eavesdropper using イージス/Aegis. Meanwhile, guilty-cornered Hijiri asked Navigator method to uninstall the problematic app C@F. Unauthorized data deletion by Mina caused Haru inaccessible remotely and Hijiri’s Navigator caused progressive deletion of Haru’s data, which this was explained by Asagao later. School’s network went down on that condition and brought some serious level of panic that even Asagao called Taiyou to patch the problem directly to Haru by script she made to stop the deletion. Together with Mina and Hijiri he stumbled on, Taiyou and Mina managed to sneak into school’s server room thanks to Hijiri diverted door-guarding Tamaki-sensei away.
The interior contrived on an artistic avenue, discrete itself to risky exposure and delicate composure under superfluous resplendence of understated mere server room. On the surrounding didn’t actually serve the actual purpose, but more apparent to ward the glass-reinforced huge container which stands as actual temperature-controlled and resource-maintained room for huge blocks inside. Having to enter the innermost room for the countermeasure program for it to directly be able to stop the deletion, nothing could be done to pass through, left Mina used her last resort, program to brute break into security system – ミョルニル/Mjolnir, to lift up the glass wall. Inside, Taiyou activated given program and the anthem of mission succeed played out a boot to repaired system amazement. From one to several windows popping out in cool transition sequentially, overlapping each other as alert-colored warning changed to stable information on Haru’s front. Taiyou, Mina, Hijiri, and Asagao discussed all misunderstanding, occurred problem, and matter of C@F together with revelation of hikikomori-wise useless C@F, インビジブルリンク/Invisible Link – able to render oneself hidden from visibility at the same time bypass camera and sensor -. One thing I didn’t get, how come Hijiri ignorant of Taiyou’s C@F whilst she supposed to hear that on she eavesdropping sol and MIA’s conversation in KizunaS. Commotion of Taiyou’s apology the next morning somehow gained him points enough updated his Open Window to level 2, not only his pervert thoughts, now even his strongly thought thinking leaked out, and he could hear what the other party really thinks about as well. Four people plus Bell became the members of Taiyou’s pioneered task force circle, Cocoro Function Committee aka CFC, closing the curtain of common route.
Comes to the details problem just after this short. In the end there’s no date being specified at all other than vague year to 21st century. For Taiyou’s Open Window, a cube icon actually appeared on top left on certain dialogs, indicating his pervert mind being spoken out loud or mind leaks, but on some occasions I got a feeling the broadcast icon didn’t show up properly. Similar miss affected the voice effect too which should’ve been applied to every SR call. In spite of that, inconsistency took place where sometimes suddenly a voice that supposed to be in low quality was spoken in normal clear voice. On the email interface, they really have done it detailed enough. Incoming and outgoing messages are both shown with actual content shown on SR display, decently typeset for each email. Oppositely they should use that effort into SR system display windows instead, assess its according effectivity on frequent uses. Whilst one email message only last once, this didn’t apply to SR info displays which were too limited, resulting most cases display don’t correlate to occurring situation. Let alone copy and paste simple wikipedia for description, what the crap is ‘usally rate’. Indeed it’s done well enough I can’t ask more since the overall performance is already beyond extraordinary. So perfectionism of mine surely is absurd and would likely be waste of effort where common readers don’t have the same enthusiasm as a uber-nerd one criticize.
Spoiled less CG in the PV, now have the OP just like what typical one contains. Started with recreation of overlapping windows launch and modelling of people connected each to another, along the theme song Cocoro Root all heroines are introduced after their name, CV, and quote per individual on a stretched out Orca’s screen, animated as though by a gesture of one tap and slide to the next chara details in list. Cut through the way shown with still working, quasi-animated CG after CG in contrast to PV full of background. Nothing worth a mention other than blackout quick scene which refers to major blackout incident in the past, C@F cube animation, and Bell’s floating figure. Something’s being pointed there. Leaving rather weaker impression it ended.
The common route hasn’t reached its end with this arc prolonged an extension. The typical raise one ignore others type of routing choices no longer given here, means it’s a bad timing to suddenly have a change of heart. Probably this wasn’t on schedule where on first it wasn’t a split storyline, but seeing how these twin sisters had been left out too much then they decided to put this preinstallment ahead the turning point… – who knows -. What makes I called this an extension, merely not because the placing after the op, its more less length, nor non-broad involvement to red-level seriousness. The conditional case where this event would be cut straight into inly described conclusion once read grounds my contention. Proven with aiming on different route first from the ground up (wiped save data) and Shirakusa-Sisters common route was carried out in original version. Have to say I appreciate the time-saving and smart solution to take advantage of cached information, human-wise.
Shirakusa-Sisters, Mebae who liked to sleep and Ibuki who took care of her were being together just like peaceful everyday, until something’s gone wrong. Began from weird behavior of Ibuki appeared cheerful and talkative as opposed to her usual timid and shy. CFC on the move called her AkaruIbuki. Pervert pressure from Taiyou introduced them a new cool-and-level headed she’s called KashikoIbuki. Discovered that it’s her personality that has changed while the brain knowledge still of Ibuki’s. Quite sure it’s C@F causing the great extraordinary, CFC put a hold on weird dream matter circulating around campus and tried to solve this for Mebae asked them for help too. It’s soon solved without casualty through a talk and revealed her own C@F, ペルソナチェンジャー/Persona Changer, irregularly changes personality as wished. The girls discussed about it at Shirakusa-Sisters’ room where they did a pajama party and pretty much Taiyou’s advice ended the matter.
Continue to the morning, the dream matter before came to climax. Most of the girl students didn’t poke their face out except Ibuki and a few others, sleeping even though it was past first chime. By clue from mined diagram, pointed to a certain room of which radius strongly related to girls who’re still sleeping, which was Shirakusa-Sisters room. Needless to think, it has to be a knead of C@F particularly Mebae’s. Together with Ibuki they tried to wake Mebae up, though lastly Taiyou princess-carried her outside in desperate escape and fortunately woke her up, stopping her then revealed C@F to affected girls. ドリームメイカー/Dream Maker, drags people around the radius into dream during her sleep. This time too, problem solved without casualties, increasing CFC’s members by a pair of twin as a bonus. Thus completing CFC slots with all available heroines and the entire common route.
Restrained deference made its way out to the rondo of last OP unthought-of. Bridging the frontier of the turning point, obvious effort expressed clear that it’s an all-out composition poured in. Circled Unity Tree’s bars of texted voice space onto the elevating round percentage indicator, spin out the heart trademark of C@F and catchword across all the OP. Initialized with the same Cocoro Root theme, inertia to starting credits on stripped buffering backgrounds, tiles arranged expanding with small plus minus button toggle detail. Characters are introduced in zoom in focus to their first-out CG, iconically synchronized on the like of metro transitions. Hovering clockwise the center-balanced round menu then stop on iconized personal info selection to reveal names and height BWH measurements on collapsible tiles. Each chara got distinctive collapsible set, laid out differently just like how users personalized their device’s display, Mina goes by simple straightforward with black heading and shades of blue accordion, expanding down like slides of domino. Hijiri rocked solid colored green headings and orange contents, pulled down for names and expand further to the right for details. Mebae and Ibuki’s grouped tiles similarly stretched to the side, rivet to minimalism only distinguished by lines of vermilion and achromatism. And Asagao separated details into small progress pies with attached headings, all dropped down the contents as they peaked a hundred percent. Next, major supporting characters are introduced as well in simplicity of name, CV, and quote, from Bell to 3 student council members Chie, Kasumi, and Kanon. Jump through trail of lightwire, whiteout of CG’s main figure to blend the cutesy pattern of background animation and fast seamless transition CG after CG. Camera play on cover image and lastly the other credits in consistent flow along the popping background images on Unity Tree-backed floating cubes, closed by 5 figures of the heroines.
蓮ヶ瀬水菜 – Hasugase Mina, clever, quick-witted, obstinate, and icing her avidity – technophilia. Having many various sprites than others and top it first impression on the very first, it’s no exaggeration to look her route as the true route before even getting to the main stage. Pretty sure I made a little mistake on choosing her for the first approach as it weakens the others’ score drastic enough with a big gap on how it played I prefer Mina route to actually be locked for the last one. Complete chain of bug and debug, matters along the developments were peaking stepwise, stacking up by its pointing root. That’s just how much weight of impression concentrated heavily on the route, or else, biased for many reasons I am. For instance, she might blame herself as a liar, but evaluating all the heroines, she’s the most honest on her own way. In retrospect, she’s the only one who showed pure discomfort flat on her expression and poke the source right on the spot.
To the bold sweet turn of events, Taiyou was called to meet the now student council president Chie. Mina’s trying to help Hijiri approach to Taiyou by boldly hint Hijiri to act aggressive, only to make herself the one who accompanied Taiyou. Appeared only Kanon in the student council room and while they three was waiting, somehow Kanon’s able to see Bell despite private mode. Begging where she could get the cute tiny pixie, suddenly blackout occurred and locked them inside. This is where unexpected cute side of Mina was being shown. Afraid of dark, she clung to Taiyou, sniveled and spitted out nonsense like guarding Taiyou from enemy (w). Like a gentleman Taiyou comforted to calm her down. Knowing the abnormal situation was a chance caused by C@F, Kanon’s told to check her Orca and found it’s right installed. クローズドワールド/Closed World, lock in what the owner wanted in the current space (vague), unable to receive signal from outside. Though the function which was still unknown at that time, unable to hold her emotion, accident with Bell caused her crying and leaked her inner voice. Taiyou realized what the effect Kanon’s C@F brought and told her that what she needed just a little courage for there’s some things couldn’t be conveyed but by communication. Obediently following the advice she asked Bell to be her friend and so wiped blackout ticked the problem solved. The purpose Taiyou called was apparently just a pretext to Kanon’s C@F arc.
If the prologue was about her ‘self’, it’s now about her ‘true self’. Taiyou met Mina’s acquaintance, Kikyou and getting suspicious the time she added ‘Ojou-sama’ on Mina’s suffix which leaked by Open Window. Halfway further, Open Window was interrupted and they bid apart. Soon Mina notified her resignation from CFC, but as everyone didn’t want her to and wanted to know the reason, Taiyou and Hijiri appointed a talk with her. Ended up with Taiyou only spectate a quarrel between Mina and Hijiri about Mina’s complicated feeling was the reason she resigned, and things left unsolved. Push to the worse, Mina avoid staying at dorm and getting lesson remotely just like Asagao has been doing. Taiyou decided to approach her at the point he thought should be done at the first time before his regret, thus inviting Mina/MIA into KizunaS and suggested a continuation of their date. Fortunately MIA logged in and accepted the offer. So came the day of the date with cheerful and easygoing MIA, passing the day through Maniac path of Ecoplaza’s tourism. Just like ‘that’ day, the scenery of twilight replicated their first encounter. Mellowed nuance covered Taiyou’s speech of his remorse up end to the confession of love to Mina. Couldn’t hold her feeling, she talked about the lies and things she concealed as she’s sobbing her tears. In fact since he bumped to Kikyou, Mina who turned out to have C@F of her own has been blocking him to read further into her self. At this point, the words taken from one of my life principle (pretty much most of people too who construe this from the many kind of stories) to the mouth of Taiyou’s, stating lies is not a bad thing on its own for there’s necessary lies to protect oneself or others. In addition, some facts are better hidden since revealing them won’t give anything good the same hiding them won’t bother people. Hearing that, Mina revealed the truth of her past, from the cause of high expectation of merciless society, of why she’s afraid to be called a liar, all unveiled for Taiyou’s love which was not one-sided accepted her liar self. The time absolutely pointed the climax of heart-melting lines. Overflowing romance in its rightest time, overflowing romance in its rightest place. Taiyou reminded her to one line of remark he once said to MIA back then, that no matter the entire world don’t, he would still believe her. Its purpose deserves the name, Unity Tree.
シンクロコントローラー/Synchro-Controller, Mina’s C@F of which function to control other’s app in the register. Either just C@F apps or common genres included was vague. Not much involved in the long run but refrain Taiyou from reading people’s thoughts when they’re not alone. One thought immediately came across my mind on their H scene, ‘poor Mina losing her virginity through pseudosense of SR’. Icha-icha taimu ended, entering Wonder Game mission. Unknown lv.3 C@F Wonder Game delivered a sensationally interesting blow of development. In order to save everyone’s secret from being published, someone has to clear the last mission at Haru. To get through invisible wall, Taiyou, Mina, and Asagao as clearing group challenged through all the absurdly entertaining missions and managed to reach Haru, only to be left with last mission to broadcast oneself’s secret, which the situation ended up with only Mina could do that due her being locked inside the glass room. She thought it’s alright and started to talk on the mic, but halfway unable to voice out her secret about her being the granddaughter of Smart Group’s President Director. Asagao mentioned one feature of Orca typically used without a need of connected network, ＠ワイヤード/@Wired – capable to connect between short-distanced Orca despite offline. Taiyou used this feature similar to remote desktop via WiFi Direct, shouting his getting-bitter publication of him being a pervert to the whole school by approved-and-connected Mina’s Orca. Thanks from a lot of students boosted his points high to lv.3 of Open Window – capable to toggle on or off the mind leak function -.
Just right after Taiyou cheer Mina up from her worry on incapability to shout her secret – the point that change doesn’t happen in a blink, but needs process -, in the middle of party hosted by other student as thanks on saving them the trouble, Bell warned Mina that Smart was going to take her back to the HQ. Spoke of the devil, Kikyou called Mina and informed her that tomorrow that time she’ll be picked up and going back to the HQ following the director’s command. Revealed that she once a candidate of Smart’s director. For that she learned programming and whatnot, but then absorbed too much in new program completion that she shut herself in her room sticking to the net. Looking that unhealthy life, her grandfather as Smart’s director got angry and threw her into school – generally outside world – so she could interact with people for the sake of becoming his successor. Thinking back, this was why Mina misunderstood she’d be put in a place without net for that purpose. Mina’s incapability on clearing the Wonder Game’s last mission correlate to her pullback, if she couldn’t reveal the fact in her secret, then she no longer of any use there, thought her grandfather. Mina told she wanted to stay. All the students who heard her story through Bell’s own-initiative channel agreed cooperating to help her with all they got after confirming that. One night intensive preparation was, commenced all set into神々の黄昏/Operation Ragnarok – plan to protect Mina from being taken back by Smart -. The students barricaded the school in the morning, throwing Kikyou who came to pick her up into confusion. Each group stand by at their assigned post and Mina received a call from Kikyou, according to instruction given by Hijiri’s Navigator. Actually some misunderstanding on Kikyou thought Mina was held against her will, so she commanded her people to crack into the school’s system whilst ignoring Mina’s request to talk to the director. Somehow it ended up with both parties engaged in cyberwar as absurd as pragmatist might questions what crap relate to this turn of event. Got carried to the flow and didn’t really think of the small details, but like what a purpose of a cyberwar, to make the opposing party surrender and follow the demand by taking over their system which hold dependence and importance as life support. The tension was over-thrilling. It would be perfect if just the insider processes were detailed instead of conventional hack-by-tongue, unless one could flash an imagery according to the situation. So far Mina’s exploited defense program to disempower cracking through network – スヴェル/Svalinn -, and Asagao together with Bell managed to counter the intensive wave of penetration and even pushed the other party into a corner. Finally the director contacted Mina himself, though no room for negotiation and it’s become unfavorable disagreement. Leading to the worst case scenario in networking, the director went as far as shutting down the global network and even tried to kill switching all Orca but prevented by Asagao through some means. Mina didn’t want to inconvenience everyone for her sake. She voluntarily surrendered herself and went with Kikyou to the HQ.
In the brink of disaster, Asagao made a surprising appearance outside, though not much into the highlight taking the current situation into account. Taiyou got a plan anticipating the matter. Still with everyone’s cooperation they set the plan base at Unity Tree, with Asagao’s assistance using its resource to set up a gigantic SR display which projected Taiyou’s figure. Completed preparation signed the launch of世界樹の暁/Operation Yggdrasil – plan to take Mina back from Smart -. Taiyou’s keep shouting particularly to Smart’s director of all justified reasons why he had to let Mina free on the wide-range broadcast. Mina who one tap prior to stealthily take over Smart from inside using her Orca could even see Taiyou’s image from her side in HQ room. Half following the plan to keep shouting until they got response from the director, apparently there won’t be any at all, so Taiyou changed his target respondent to Mina. Shouting about how helpless she was and her one-sided attitude of not wanting everyone else involved in her problem. Her urge had to replied response on purpose to make a deliberate commotion, all sustained initial intention to @Wired the path between Smart HQ to Unity Tree, Mina to Taiyou. Abide the fact @Wired couldn’t connect devices at such gap, the spellbinding method has tranced another animation dramatizing the climax. Point by point, device to device, one Orca after another like a chain of illumination connecting each post where all supporting chara supported their assigned hopping spot, forming a track of light from Taiyou to Mina. Mina’s consciousness jumped point after point, receiving word of courage until she arrived at Taiyou, mirroring another approach of romantic confession.
The director finally show himself up the gigantic SR display. Arguments and typical youth envy let Mina back to her friends. He did mention that Bell who once had agreement with him was dangerous. Probably because Bell cut the agreement by her own judgment. It’s talking about the time where Bell was asked to deal with Mina and made her planned a game of wonder. ワンダーゲーム/Wonder Game, Bell’s version of admin-wise foully maxed-level C@F, able to change space into attraction-like field, giving mission and penalty on that. Closing Ending movie ended the resolved summit matter.
Once again, raining HeartPlus points in Taiyou’s Orca with this time a notification alerted him that completion of every students point obtained him qualification to be trained as Smart’s president candidate. Decided to take the once in a lifetime offer, there he was being taught by Mina as both were candidate to take the director’s seat. That’s just a piece of sight in the epilogue, which the main course was another H scene like every route would have.
譲葉聖 – Yuzuriha Hijiri, conscientious and easily hesitate follower of fashion. She with her two friends met gloomy Taiyou in the middle of summer break without detailed much but a date she got along with Taiyou since then. It’s a little weird now knowing she actually developed a phobia to use her C@F here. On her route, the matter mainly about how CFC exist as a circle a little bent more to pragmatic view. They tried talking with student council president Chie to approve CFC activity, but rejected since there’s no plausible proof of how metaphysical C@F could trouble people. That left the status quo stagnant. Things might gone better if Hijiri would use her Navigator. Her barren confidence’s worrying that and Taiyou who’s trying to cheer her up ended with love confession. Playing around to the case where student council unreasonably press against the matter of tracking where and what was Taiyou doing the time he and Hijiri both absent from class, but only Hijiri got her log tracked on girls dormitory gate. The same time CFC’s trying to solve the matter concerning their reputation, Taiyou pushed Hijiri to act alone for the sake of her confidence. Decided to do what she could, she used the Navigator. Demand from student council was interpreted as not helping the student, but rather the opposite, and that’s why Hijiri who’s in control with upper association solved the case. Since Hijiri was full of confident, the next thing to do was working for CFC trust. They’re asking problems around academy until 90% of students covered and just waited as Navigator instructed. Seeing responses of students to CFC wasn’t all bad, Chie began her countermeasure act. インプレッション/Impression, unveiled as Chie’s C@F with capability to manipulate content of entries particularly ones that’s circulating in HeartLinQ as wanted. Perspective shifted to Chie. She kept using Impression to falsify comment especially about Taiyou which she altered into groundless complain in her honesty trying to protect him. Seeing herself as temporary student council president, she knew she’s not suitable for the task, let alone some were badmouthing her. That’s why she’s waiting for Taiyou to take his position back so she could serve alongside him. Unfortunate for her, Taiyou had now CFC and Hijiri got the position she desired for. At this point, I really felt the impression (pun not) of Chie was a lot more charming and how I wish she was one of the main heroine.
A complain of mine, too much using CFC virtual room. Let alone unimpressive, it’s giving bad visualization in the middle of esceeding-extraterrestrial science with poor and roughly done avatar. Not even compare to super-deformed CG my eyes kinda hurt looking at the inferior gap. The story partdidn’t suit my taste where it’s a little weak on plot, but on the other side, character development greatly improved that it’s impossible not to notice, especially Hijiri aside from Chie. Back to Asagao informed who the culprit behind data falsification. Hijiri together with Taiyou wanted to save Chie who’s treated as a C@F victim. Once again using plan set up by Navigator they proposed a school debate between Hijiri Taiyou and Chie. They at last gave me something to enjoy here, or rather intellectual showdown typically stimulates my adrenaline. Began with Hijiri demanded immediate dismissal of current student council president due illicit abuse of HeartLinQ data access, attached the proof – which I had no idea what’s actually to show – on a SR window. Fight fire with fire, fight data falsification with data falsification, the evidence shown by Hijiri was only a fake data Asagao fabricated. Even so, Chie asserted the data has nothing to do with her demand. The data has indeed was, for Chie manipulated the content in real-time. Then she contended back with all kind of disfavor toward Hijiri especially on absence case with numerous sliding proofs on rotating SR windows. So far so good according to Navigator, the next instruction was coldly to put all blame to Taiyou. Hijiri didn’t want to admit that their love was a mistake, hence aborted Navigator process without hesitation and declared she’d definitely save Chie, told her not to lose against C@F. Chie staggered and desperately denied their intention. She hesitate and leaked her thought to Open Window. She couldn’t believe Hijiri would disobey Navigator. That’s how Taiyou realized Impression has cracked into Navigator. The broadcasted fight of digital evidence has turned into emotional argument. Chie had no longer able to hold her feelings and admit her C@F did it all. She confessed her regrets since day she got C@F installed on her Orca, but all too late she hit over Impression, didn’t even know what she’s doing. To Taiyou who knew everything of her, she confessed her love and asked CFC to save her. Thus Hijiri announced recognition of Chie as C@F victim and welcomed anyone who’s troubled by C@F. HeartPlus pured down on Hijiri, leveled her Navigator up to 2, added images and graphics to improve ease-of-use, path divergence and time remainder enhancing performance. CFC together with Chie who has joined in followed Hijiri command by Navigator, helping victims of C@F around school. To the epilogue, C@F has no longer existed. The next student council election won by Hijiri with Chie as the vice president. Closed with who-knows-what a couple plus one unrequited.
白草姉妹 – Shirakusa-Sisters, pair of twin, 白草めばえ – Shirakusa Mebae, spontaneous all out straight nee-chan, and白草いぶき – Shirakusa Ibuki, shy and timid imouto-chan. Though said, Shirakusa Sister common route extension once more marked as unread if their route flag’s raised with a slight change in the middle of Mebae patting event and proceed to settlement which they’re moved to another room to minimize Dream Maker’s efect – that’s actually supposed to be done concerning the after-effect of Shirakusa-Sisters’ C@F.
In the inconvenience of Dream Maker, Mebae got her daily routine upside down following vampire of AquaEden. She and Ibuki both worked hard to collect points from other students, by Mebae doing some tutor and Ibuki helping on assignments. Ibuki once got jealous of Mebae who got her head patted by Taiyou, thus introducing EroIbuki to the Ibuki line up (w). Problems came up along suspicion in how fast they collected points which leveled their C@F up to 2 already. Persona Changer could be controlled completely of which personality called to come out and Dream Maker which was hidden from Taiyou at first, now could dragged people she intended to dream of happiness. A lot of girls starting to absent due to sleeping and more students marked Ibuki untrustworthy. Thought it’d be threesome of a route, but then choices given, Mebae or Ibuki, or unlocked option to pick both once two choices above are cleared, which lead to a bonus harem end.
Mebae using Dream Maker to grant the girls dream they wanted to see again. By person-to-person advertising, Mebae received points in favor to grant their dream. Open Window exposed Mebae’s true intention of creating all the ruckus in order to catch Taiyou’s attention. Mebae suggest the perfect dream world over reality that bring happiness to everyone, but Taiyou refused because there’s no meaning if one person left without her dream itself won’t come true. She gave counter-effect suggestion to not thinking about the world where he’s alone with one chosen partner, only to get herself into Taiyou’s dream. Pretty short a route with the rest consist only lovey-dovey and H-scenes.
Ibuki was acting with multiple personality she controlled appropriate to whom she had her business, until someone brought love as conversation subject which crumbled her mind into various worries, like which of her more suitable to Taiyou. Her situation went worse as she messed up the work she’s being relied on and seen as double-faced with her personality kept changing uncontrollably. Taiyou chase her as she ran, afraid of her no-good original self. She might couldn’t do anything, but else were possible thanks to her. Ibuki realized the reason she went mad. Changed into a scene of confession, the rest played similar to Mebae including the epilogue.
速水朝顔 – Hayami Asagao, a genius shut-in programmer and – strongly warned fact- blood-related imouto. Obvious that handle name Sweet Potato was her even without intentionally revealed. Asagao’s childhood involved in Unity Tree blackout incident caused by her messed with lot system for the sake of her friend. She’s being avoided and felt betrayed. Taiyou’s kindness at that time has become the more reason she turned hikikomori. Taiyou now wanted to help her. Being in CFC, he wanted her to make friends again. He discussed his and Asagao’s past for advise, then directly confronted Asagao to invite her outside. Avoiding Taiyou by hiding in Invisible Link, her mind was still leaking through Open Window. Taiyou’s determination pressed her mind leaking out shocking love confession, not as a brother, but a man. Taiyou’s worrying about the matter a day and realized his own feeling through a dream. Asagao herself got her ‘dere’ switch flipped, replaced her kuudere behavior with assertive deredere charge.
As expected, the development is out-the-common-non-blood-related-revelation-cliché, fresh novel, entirely new experience of pure incest. Since I take non blood-related sisters is just overly mainstream for the sake of standard morality that it’s much worse than typical osananajimi plot, I respect the decision on the choice as much as CFC members didn’t object at all. At least thinking from one perspective, the difference in era must have brought quite gap between old believe and convenience, romance-wise speaking, despite that it’s still genetically improper. Experience-wise, as thought, blood-related imouto as heroine transmits a direct-closeness, further tangibility-wise pleasant, a genuine quality of proximity span. As a note, <bold> I am not a siscon IRL</bold>. Don’t bother to remind that every siscon said that, in fact I have no interest in romance IRL as for the reason is another story. Decently the balance is maintained not to preach too much onto blood-related relationship, but rather put much much more excitement to Asagao and Bell.
Finally Asagao in school uniform, properly going to school after they became lover. Her cute behavior and reaction were priceless. One of her H-scene happened inside a virtual complete manifested space where sense enhanced better than SR created program, ティー・アンド・エー・システム/T&A System (just Bing what it stands for), similar to firstly mentioned EverWorld with same concept as FullDive technology. Leisure no more, a problem brought up to CFC discussion about failed silent installation which spreading around. Confirmed as Bell got mad and broken to Asagao who concealed her relation with Taiyou to her friends CFC members. Bell took that the same as act of betrayal like Asagao’s friends did in the past. Bell who’s prioritizing friends as she’s been believing so disappear, moved from Taiyou’s Orca and created commotion by trying to install C@F on many people’s Orca, but so far failed. CFC girls didn’t jab much into Taiyou’s relation, instead suggested to plan a countermeasure against Bell. Asagao did make a deletion program that was about to be activated before Bell took it away and revealed the way she installed C@F to people for the sake of becoming Asagao’s friends. At sole-depth of network, where electrons flutter about she’ll be waiting, as Bell said before disappeared again. Bell who’s initially designed to be Asagao’s friend no matter what, voiced the last inner mental cerebration on reticle-enveloped swirling core, probably indicating revelation to all similar lines before, the question she was searching on the vast-engrafted network.
Taiyou and Asagao confronted Bell in Unity Tree. Their showdown took place in Bell’s brought up space inside the image of pillar of Unity Tree. タイヨウＨ/Taiyou-H – Asagao’s developed program to defend against Bell’s offensive virus – might have dazzling visualization, but Bell’s cubes spread animation is even more flawless, combined with the cubes transformation into sharp glass stakes and its flying movement animation. Taiyou’s trying to give the answer to the meaning of true friend Bell’s searching. He vaguely taught it, but Bell didn’t get what he’s trying to convey. Finally finished stalling time in purpose assembling the first prototype of Bell who lost her initial data, Asagao gave it to Bell in the form of a feather. The many emotions surged in to Bell, remembering Asagao’s hard and careful work and her wish upon Bell’s completion. Bell chose to bear consequences she hold responsible by erasing herself before returning back the feather of her initial prototype, resolving the ending into a terjerking farewell.
Plainly, Asagao route is less than expected, whilst backed with numerous resources, most of them gone wasted as if no optimization thrust. The focus of making friends shifted midway, so CFC accompanying Asagao to her showdown ended without any real act of help, which could actually be used as proof of true friends. Too good to be readable maybe, but then the unnecessary overshadow of no guard while sneaking inside Unity Tree (Bell’s interruption included) was too good to be wasted which provides huge room for improvement and plot extension. Now to the worst conclusion on the epilogue, what I anticipated didn’t come according to my wish. Don’t get the reason for that rate-reducing act, or just maybe something’s already on the plan since Bell herself still has lot of things concealed, though it’s very unlikely. It’s really not fulfilling for her being treated as a black box.
The title screen background and soundtrack changed to image of Unity Tree and Yureru Cycle instrumental on 100% completion. I prefer the former though, ‘World End Communication’ as its beginning gives a calm rhythm atmosphere on quarter part and moving fast lane into stereo shift after shift, at a nuance really pull the mood into the future. With consistent prominent naming by foreign term using katakana, some are really good whilst lot enough not quite out-the-game. A good one like ‘Glory days of Networks’, really perfect in the mission cleared moment. They should composed another bgm though as this one was frequently being used not on the right place and condition, like just changing mood in the middle of conversation. Another nicely composed like electronica space dungeon-esque ‘a cutting-edge reality’ and emotional ‘Memories’ which always reminds me the event of MIA’s farewell.
First time doing a real comparison through description and glad I could take this before anything else. Communication – maybe interest took me in on the way it fit for me who lack of communication concept, poor at conveying explanation. Giving unique function per person multiplied levels, the potential is immense and possibility is on unimaginable level, expandability and scalability of the story roughly limitless. Just that technology is vast as it can grows infinitely like the exponential growth of this writenote, it also lead to drawback of inconsistent set up and out-the-box problem since VR itself is a fresh still concept haven’t ever applied in civilization that possible problem upon it hardly auditable due to lack of experience. Luckily C@F plot has strictly limited boundary as placed peacefully in moderate environment as opposed to dark side of VR matter. I still think how shallow it is to put artificial taste of delicacies in VR, even to the point of stimulating the feel of hunger. Glad C@F didn’t swing there. Reflecting myself to revise my notion of how I behave in communication, not a sudden gap of habit change, but little by little for now at least, fixed my wrong belief that written words values less than spoken mind. Of course there’re things considered to convey its meaning firm as opposed to lost its worth in plaintext. Just hope even in the brink of world destruction, Open Window wouldn’t invade my device for those untwisted minds couldn’t withstand.
Timescape 3 prologue 9 common 6 common 14 Mina 2 common 10 Hijiri 2 common 2 Shirakusa 1.5 Mebae 1.5 Ibuki 0 Shirakusa-harem 14 Asagao