Personally speaking I have a large Willing Suspension Of Disbelief
. It's why I can enjoy Widget Series
. So when I started Analogue and played through it, I could accept the Days Of Future Past
and things like that. I could accept the overwhelming cynicism. I could accept a lot of things. Objectively speaking, it is an improved version of Digital A Love Story
due to it's more complex plot and characters.
It's just that it tries to portray itself as realistic and fails. Hard
. The themes it portrays are so feministic and overblown that it feels like it was written like a Straw Feminist
. Yes, I get that oppression of women is terrible.
I don't need to be reminded over and over again by Melodrama
and overwhelming amounts of Domestic Abuse
caused by people who live in a backwards society. There's just so much outright hatred
for men that it gets annoying.
I know that as I type, societies still oppress women. Probably to a worse degree than in this Visual Novel
. I have seen shit and I am not naive. However, even a Broken Bird
can show a genuine smile. When a person who sits high on their ivory tower looks down around them, they assume that everyone who lives down there must be miserable and pitiable. What they can't see are those very people finding simple joys in everyday life and genuinely smiling
even as they wallow in poverty and oppression.
In short, it's Good, but it had a very bad aftertaste. I can see someone who can accept the themes liking this Visual Novel
, but I think that it's stupidly cynical. Love It Or Hate It Up To Eleven