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WILL: A Wonderful World / WILL:美好世界 is a Visual Novel developed and published by WMY Studio. Not to be confused with a Daisuke Namikawa movie, or a freeware fighting game by Ainefill.

Myth and Will (also called Willy) are two gods with the power to assist those that earnestly pray to a higher power. By rearranging the events that have occurred before a person's plea, they can drastically change its outcome. Sometimes, key moments can even be swapped between different characters. Their ultimate goal is to make as many people happy as they can, though this becomes increasingly difficult as their paths intersect and bigger problems arise.

Received a Nintendo Switch port on October 18th, 2018.

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This story makes use of the following Tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: Park Sang-Gun, whose first event is him as a child, dealing with his drunk father attempting to strangle his mother to death. However, Sang-Gun's version of events might not match reality, due to mental issues.
  • Bedmate Reveal: One of Pi's events has him waking up after spending the night in bed with Kang Baek-Ya.
  • Book-Ends: Li Wen's story begins and ends with her practicing tennis on an abandoned court. At least, until Will starts doing the editing.
    • Jimmy starts off stalking Li Wen in his first letter (which she believed was possibly from a Serial Killer), and at the end of his story, he's the one being stalked, by a Serial-Killer Killer no less
    • The game as a whole starts with an urban legend about praying to gods to change fate. It ends with an urban legend about a girl in a cheongsam that can solve problems, which is referring to Myth.
  • Calling Card: Pi leaves a smiley face on his victims. It's how he got his nickname, since the smile and the eyes were close enough to be mistaken for the Pi symbol (π) when viewed upside-down.
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  • Character Tics: Will has a habit of touching his face when he's fibbing. Will's aware of this, so also does this move when telling Myth a painful truth so she won't believe him.
  • Cynicism Catalyst:
    • Due to Daddie's death, Spottie started to distrust humans and see them as tools for his own gain.
    • Kang Baek-Ya started off as a cop who wanted to fight for justice, but his unauthorized solo scouting mission in W602 caused Unit 2, including their leader to be killed by the gangs. This made him disillusion and despaired and made him the way he is now in the story.
    • Will had been trying to change their fate for years while Myth is asleep, but a millennia without results caused him to be resentful of it.
  • Dirty Cop: Kim, the head of Busan Police's Unit 3, who caused the entire Unit 2 to be killed by the gangs and essentially helped the gangs regained power
  • Doing In the Wizard: There are no gods; just man-made machines with the power to manipulate probability and change reality.
  • Do Well, but Not Perfect: The outcome of every event is ranked from S, for perfect, to X, for bad. However, some glossary terms, and even entire plot lines, are only seen with less-than-perfect outcomes.
  • Drag Queen: "Mama", the owner of the Maple Leaf bar that Alicia briefly works at.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Due to the background of some of the senders and how consistently the senders found themselves in messed up situations that requires the gods to alter their fate again and again.
  • Easy Amnesia: The game starts with Myth not remembering anything about her position due to a head injury after falling down some stairs, leading to a Justified Tutorial. Subverted when it turns out that Will's been purposely erasing Myth's memories.
  • Endless Winter: The view outside of Myth and Will's house. It's what happened to Earth after people started wars over the power of WILL.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Humanity fought over the ability to control WILL when it was first revealed, the fallout of which ended all life and caused an Endless Winter.
  • Exact Time to Failure: Towards the end of the game, a clock starts counting down, showing how long until WILL completely runs out of energy.
  • Eye Scream: Chang has his eyes gorged during the climax of his route. Though he avoids being completely blinded he still ends up with permanent vision impairment.
  • Foreshadowing: All over the place thanks to the non-linear timeline of recieved letters.
    • Rocky's sole letter highlights that Jimmy is a massive slob. Come 'The Final Battle', Jimmy's plan to catch Pi is ruined due to the fact the the laundry basket he was intending to hide in is too full with his dirty clothes for him to be able to do so.
    • Yang Ying laments about her doomed crush on Wen Zhaoren for a good portion of her only letter. In the S ending of said letter, she is vividly reminded of her younger self when looking at Li Wen. This foreshadows Li Wen's relationship with Wen Zhaoren ending in tragedy in certain timelines.
    • Carlos comes to the attention of the gang he's recruited into after one of their higher ups sees a picture of Alicia on his phone. Much later, it's revealed that he recognizes her due to her being a highly ranked assassin in the gang.
  • For Want of a Nail: Most of the destiny-altering changes are mundane actions, such as a light bulb bursting or a phone being dropped.
  • Gaydar: Kang Baek-Ya claims (in an internal monologue) to be able to tell if a man is gay thanks to being around gay acquaintances. However several events in previous letters (being flustered around Chang in the bathhouse, the Bedmate Reveal with Pi) imply that this trope is actually in play.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Will laments that he and Myth don't get many prayers because their job is to prevent disasters worth praying about from happening in the first place.
  • Grandfather Paradox: Despite knowing how people would fight over WILL, their creators had to reveal it to the public before saving their children. Otherwise, they'd have no reason to create the device that saved their children, and the timeline would revert to its initial state.
  • Guide Dang It!: Sometimes, it's impossible to get a certain rank on an event until you play through a different event that shows up later on. For example, you can't get an S rank on Chang Gyeong-Min's "Unit 4: Gone" event until you first get an S rank on Spottie's "Meow, Meow, Meow" event, so that Spottie won't be in the toilet and thus won't disrupt Chang's attempt to gather files.
    • Figuring out Lieutenant Jin's numerical password requires information not mentioned in any event. His cipher is doodled in the background of one of Chang's earlier letters, which can only be seen if you replay the letter's text instead of just reading it. And then the player needs to know what the day of the week it is, with Jin considering Monday the first day of the week and a few days passing before this particular event, to calculate what the password actually is.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the very end, Will gives up his remaining energy and erases Myth's memories of him so that she can live a happy life with humanity in the past.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: When Myth starts remembering too much about her past, Will resets her memories and convinces her that he's her Master, taking her responsibility for rewriting fate in the process.
  • Hot-Blooded: Chang Gyeong-Min, the rookie cop that fights for Justice!
  • Improbable Weapon User: Chang Gyeong-Min's "tail", a blade on a white ribbon tied to his left hand.
  • Interface Spoiler: With the Steam trading cards, as they all depict people that write letters Will and Myth will receive. Notably, Park Sang-Gun isn't depicted, but Pi is.
  • Irony: Despite spiting the existence of gods due to his childhood and being a unrepentant killer whose motivation was to save the world using terror, Pi ended up being one of the senders that the gods change his timeline and eventually the one who found a metal box that unbeknownst to him, contains Will and essentially saved the entire world.
  • I Will Find You: Carlos's story starts with him traveling to Hong Kong to find his long lost sister Alicia, and he continues doggedly searching for her for most of his letters. Though he comes very, very close to doing so, he ultimately fails to track her down.
  • I Work Alone: Kang Baek-Ya, due to the fact that his murderous split personality cares very little for the distinction between 'friend' and 'foe' when he goes on the rampage.
  • Latex Perfection: One of Kang Baek-Ya's subordinates is a master of it, first passing herself off as a muscly goon, and later as Kang.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Hotaru is skilled at seducing and manipulating people in jail to get what he wants, mostly favors and information. He's not even a criminal, having asked to be incarcerated to find out more about Alicia, the woman that murdered his lover.
  • Medium Awareness: Myth wonders why, when she and Will talk, it comes out as beeps. Additionally, when Li Wen visits an art exhibit, one of the sub-par outcomes reveals that classmate Jimmy plays WILL: A Wonderful World.
  • Missed Him by That Much: How Carlos' search for his sister ultimately ends, at least in-game.
  • Mistaken for Gay: The Z outcome of the event where Chang and Kang are in a bathhouse together.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: When he grows up, Jimmy is slandered by a gossip magazine this way, which unfortunately grabs the attention of Pi. Played with when it's later revealed that Pi figured out the truth very quickly, but he still decided to go after Jimmy in order to frighten actual pedophiles.
  • Multiple Endings: Every event has at least two outcomes, but there's two endings for the game as a whole, dependent on whether or not the player succeeds before the Exact Time to Failure.
  • One Degree of Separation: Various characters end up having these sorts of connections, though one that occurs in the game's backstory is Kang saving Chang from a fire, and instilling Chang with a passion for justice, when they were both children.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Pi, since he's repressed his memories of his childhood as Park Sang-Gun.
  • Parting Words Regret: If you get an S rank for Li Wen's event "The Cafe across the Street", you learn that in Li Wen's backstory, she used to live with her father, but they had a huge argument because he was drunk and Li Wen shouted, "I hate you, Father!" Unfortunately he died that same night, so those were the last words Li Wen ever said to him.
  • Perspective Flip: Sometimes, Myth and Will receive pleas from people first encountered in other characters' story lines, such as Busan Police's Unit 4 head Kang Baek-Ya and newest recruit Chang Gyeong-Min.
  • Pretty Boy: Hotaru, an imprisoned male geisha. Park Sang-Gun is a rather pretty child which unfortunately causes him to catch the eye on a depraved doctor once he's institutionalised.
  • Professional Killer: Alicia, Carlos' sister, is forced to become one to avoid death.
  • Rape as Backstory: Happens to Park Sang-Gun after he's committed to a mental institution.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Will states that any event swapping can work as long as it still follows the structure of the event as a whole, in a sequence that requires swapping a fish with a gun.
  • The Reveal: Myth and Will aren't gods, but machines called WILL created by married scientists, with personalities based on their two children and built to save those kids from a fatal car crash. They've also outlived humanity by hundreds of millions of years, and Will's been trying to avert The End of the World as We Know It instead of merely responding to the pleas of a select few individuals.
  • Rewriting Reality: Myth and Will's power.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Jimmy has access to plenty of expensive technology, including a virtual reality headset and smart glasses, but tries to learn tennis by reading The Prince of Tennis.
  • Serial-Killer Killer: Pi, though he goes after "sinners" in general.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: A very cynical story where, even with Myth constantly altering events to ensure everybody is graded S for all of their timelines, their situations doesn't improve or even becomes worse, which obviously takes a toll on Myth.
  • Split Personality: Kang Baek-Ya has one, that comes out whenever he's been injured.
  • Stalking Is Love: Jimmy's first attempts to make contact with his crush Li Wen involve hacking into a credit machine to find both her email and real-life address.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Hotaru and his lover, due to the latter ending up as one of Alicia's many victims. This can also be the fate of Wen Zhaoren and Li Wen in certain endings.
  • Starving Artist: Wen Zhaoren, who works as a school art teacher because grief has given him a decade-long drought of inspiration.
  • Student Teacher Romance: What the relationship between Wen Zhaoren and Li Wen progresses towards.
  • Talking Animal: Will has a mostly dog-like appearance, save for two tiny horns.
  • Title Drop: WILL, in all capitals, is the name of the machines that can alter fate. And at the very end, Will hopes that Myth will get to live in a wonderful world.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: The Fury of the Cat reveals that this is the case for all of Park Sang-Gun's letters, since said character is suffering from a mental disorder brought about from his mother's unrelenting abuse.
  • Verbal Tic: Most of Jimmy's recounts of events involve him ending sentences with emojis.
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