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What is The Fruit of Grisaia about?
SIX FRUITS BARE THEIR FANGS AT THE WORLD.
--The academy was their orchard.
In this place of learning, protected by high walls from the outside world, there arrived
a single young man who'd lost his purpose in life. He'd lost sight of what he wanted to protect. He passed his days in a haze of guilt and regret. All that remained to him were the chains around his neck... And a life worth less than that of a stray dog. But in that academy, he would meet five young women. And in time, he would discover a new thread of hope.
--That girl's very birth was a mistake.
The sin of disobedience--
--A life not so different from death.
No one’s going to protect you--
--And survival itself can be a punishment.
That place was their orchard. Those young women were the fruits of remorse, grown on the tree of sorrow.
"What can I do for them...?"
In that thought lay the undying hope one young man had dreamed of finding--
The Fruit of Grisaia is probably one of the reference titles when it comes to virtual novels. Why this is completely justified and to what extent the game convinced me, I would like to explain in the following. The size alone outshines the other competitors on steam. Until you have seen each end once, more than 60 hours pass without problems. In some places it got a bit tough, in others as exciting and emotional as only few games can do it nowadays. In my opinion this is one of the great strengths of the bigger visual novels: Live because they take so much time for character development and details, they grow even more close to the player's heart. And the action strands end even more violently, both positively and negatively. Looking back, I have to say that I would call it not so much a game as a virtual novel, or an anime with subtitles, as the name suggests, because we can only influence how things go on by making decisions. At this point I would like to note that this is not the uncut, original version of the game, but a PSP port that has already been cut, but has been extended with some new scenes. In my opinion, the lack of these explicit scenes doesn't really disturb the game. A little too bad for some people that there are neither German subtitles nor a German voice output. But to be honest, I'm also happy about it, because here I noticed how difficult it would be to adequately portray the different characters in a German localization without them losing any of their charm . Overall, however, the soundtrack is very well done, including the soundtrack. Admit, some voices start to get annoying after a while. At this point I recommend to take a break and continue later. There is nothing to criticize with regard to the graphic. This may not be to everyone's taste, but objectively considered, character and background textures are coherent and fit well into the overall picture. Furthermore, the game gives us numerous options to customize our gaming experience. All in all, The Fruit of Grisaia is my favorite visual novel so far, which is absolutely worth its price compared to some other stories on Steam, and I can recommend it to everyone who doesn't hold a grudge against this kind of game. I am curious how the story about Kazami Yuuji and his classmates will continue in the next two parts.