Last time, all the pieces are on the board and the game begins.
This arc is long as hell.
Anyway, what I did was take notes as I played, then go back and clean them up. This is how I’ll do the rest of the arcs, as I think it worked pretty well. I won’t post any of these until I’m totally done with the arc in question, so you can spoil away for Atonement, but if anyone else fucks me up for the endgame I will never post one of these again and you will lose Umineko privileges for good, I s2g.
So that was really depressing.
This was a surprisingly boring and predictable arc. I believe I saw something (in the cast review session thing maybe?) about it having just survived the chopping block, and I totally buy that.
I unfortunately can’t give you all a timeline for the return of Fate, as things seem to have taken a downturn again, but in the meantime I have some more short reviews for you. So! Shit’s getting real in Hinamizawa, yo. (more…)
So, this time around I thought the game was much, much better than the comic.
Also, I just started reading the Utena manga, FWIW.
So here’s how this will work. If anyone so much as eeps a spoiler, you don’t get real-time opinions on Higurashi and Umineko. I’ll switch to reading it purely for fun and you will be unceremoniously forced to forever wonder, “What looney theory did she have after the second episode?” I know this question will eat at you and slowly consume you– really, who could survive the nerve-wracking mystery– but it will be your own fault.
Also just to be clear, “You got this right so I’m going to confirm it to you and then discuss it at length,” counts as spoiling.
Anyway, Higurashi’s first chapter. (more…)