This is a story of disease and suffering; of medication and adverse effects; of thoracotomy scars and cellular poisons; of the living who cannot help but to die and of the dying who cannot help but to live; of a resting place other than "on 7F" or "at home".
User reviews: Very Positive (891 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2007

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Why Early access?
We're still not satisfied with the improvements with the engine to feel that it is ready for primetime. Therefore we put the game out to Early Access so more people can play and report any bugs. Also we are still doing script work which will occasionally break save files.

What's missing?
Steamworks integration isn't complete so achievements are not recorded.
Waiting on achievement icons
New translation still needs to be inserted”
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"One of the most heart-felt VNs for free. Highly recommended to give it your patience. You will be touched. The soundtrack alone is worth experiencing."

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May 11

May 11th 2014 patch notes for Narcissu 1st & 2nd

This update only updates the engine and does not touch the game script files so saves should not be harmed.

Bugs fixed:

#28 - Workaround for bug in SDL2 regarding maximizing the game, minimizing the game, and then restoring the game.

#29, #59,#60, #61 - Making the game less picky about mouse click detection to fix reported issues

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April 29

Narcissu Tapestry giveaway

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About This Game

... on that blindingly bright day ...
... on that very day of winter ...

This is a story of disease and suffering; of medication and adverse effects; of thoracotomy scars and cellular poisons; of the living who cannot help but to die and of the dying who cannot help but to live; of a resting place other than "on 7F" or "at home".

This is a story of so many things.

But most of all ...

This is the story
of a girl whose heart was standing still
and a boy whose breath was being stolen away,
both of whom die.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
For the very first time N1&2 looks like some slides of pictures integrated with simple words to illustrate an ordinary story which might happen all around and all the time all over the world but if you take a close observation on this <video> game, you would possibly discover some more than just a grieving and unfortunate story that you've watched for the first sight. It does require some more patience to watch, to read, to reflect upon the words in this video before you can eventually grasp its intelligibility. Also the BGM mainly played by piano (if there're other instrumental facilities included you can point them out 'coz I'm not good at this) goes perfectly well with the plot, absolutely brilliant and impressive.

Plot: 9/10
music: 10/10
Posted: August 10
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I hope you are ready for a trip because the feels train never stops.

;_;

Posted: May 8
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This isn't a game, nor a visual novel. It is a piece of art.
The music is truly beautiful, and the story is flowing.
Make sure you don't have parents or annoying siblings that will ruin the experience.
Nothing more can be said.
Posted: April 26
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Anyone looking to read this novel. It was great. It is amazing.
It made me very emotional so if you're sensitive to sad stories, be wary that you might even cry at the ending of part one.
Overall, it was an amazing story. You really felt for the persona's and become a part of them as they become a part of you.

10/10 would read again even though I brawled my eyes out.
Posted: April 25
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
素晴らしい話! Great Story!
Posted: April 26
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463 of 504 people (92%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Narcissu 1st & 2nd is a Japanese visual novel developed by stage-nana and written originally in Japanese by Tomo Kataoka. This VN tells the story about the residence of 7th floor Setsumi Sakura and her experience during the last moment of her life.

This game includes both the Narcissu 1st & Narcissu 2nd. 2nd being the prequel and 1st is the main story of Setsumi.
The 2nd tells the story of Himeko Sunohara as her life take a 180 degree turn when she was diagnosed with a diseased that can't be cured, thus she's moved to the 7th floor. Himeko used to work as helper in 7th floor so she kinda used to the situation, but then it all changes when she met Setsumi.

Narcissu 1st set appx. 6-7 years after 2nd. The story is focused on the anonymous Protagonist (just think of him as us) who is terminally ill & Setsumi as both of them realizes their feeling of not wanting to die in the hospital or at home with their respective families. The two of them begin a long journey accross Japan until they find that place...
NARCISSU

I have completed the game 2 years ago and when I found this game on Steam Greenlight, I immediately vote it up as I think this COULD BE first step of introducing the Visual Novel medium to the West. Currently the game is in Early Access but don't let that bother you because the story itself is completed & translated. I'm also part of the Closed Beta tester and I could say that Sekai Project did a good job of making the game engine compatible with Steamwork.

Definitely a must have if you are an avid VN player or you are interested in this medium, even after 2 years of finishing this, I still get dem feels moment :') a Masterpiece indeed!
Posted: April 25
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