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Saya no Uta — The Kotaku Review

Richard Eisenbeis’s Kotaku review of Saya no Uta (Song of Saya in English),

“I can’t say I had fun playing The Song of Saya—I’m not sure you can really “enjoy” playing it—but I am glad I played it. While extreme, it was a great ride into the dark side of insanity that somehow manages to make you sympathize—and even empathize with the protagonist—even as he becomes more and more depraved.

And as I played, I never felt that, like in many recent torture-porn movies, it was being fucked-up just for the sake of being “fucked up.” The gradual descent of Fuminori and his relationship with Saya were always at the forefront of the story.

But perhaps the most fascinating thing about The Song of Saya is that somehow, in the middle of all the horrors it presents, it manages to make the abominable, beautiful.” [Kotaku]

This is another Gen Urobochi game (2003). Has loli rape. He doesn’t do VNs anymore, he has bigger fish to fry. At JLIST for $24.95: [Jlist.com]

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castor212
11 years ago

Whoa, what bigger fish could it be?

shogoki_vnz
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11 years ago
Chipp12
11 years ago

I’m not sure where you got that information about him stopping working on VNs – though I remember that he said in one interview that he finds working on anime scenario/scripts more preferable.

sanahtlig
sanahtlig
11 years ago

Saya no Uta is honestly one of the coolest VNs I’ve played. Listening to Saya’s theme song spontaneously brought tears to my eyes. That doesn’t happen too often.

Tsukasalink
11 years ago

Woah, seriously… That’s a pretty bad review.
I mean, at the end… THE BOXES COVER THE ENTIRE SCREEN.
What?! Go home and play something, don’t go near any reading, you are not good enough.

trackback
10 years ago

[…] Eisenbeis had previously reviewed Saya no Uta (while his feelings were mixed on the game, he did recommend it with a Kotaku “Yes”) […]

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