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".
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Very Positive (2,187 reviews) - 92% of the 2,187 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2007

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
Visual novel about the certainty of death in the lives of two terminally ill kids. The dialog, music and story gives insight to what we are doing with the precious time that we have and how we choose to spend it.

Bringing back memories from the hospital and of friends in it just makes me realize how well the story develops with these characters. The story touched my heart...

7/10
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
This is one of the best visual novels a have played, It´s pretty well written and very detailed, with a not very affable or pleasant theme but with a great value.

I would alert that this history is sad, and a lot of people look the whole plot as it, I personally found it at the end as a message of acceptance and optimism, giving a feel of hope, confidence and so the depart of someone.

The game has some languages support and come with subtitles and also dubbed, It has an amazing soundtrack (too much that I ended buying it lol), I recommend the use of headset while playing, It shows some really good artwork that with combination of the sound effects you can get a good perspective of the protagonist, and also the game now comes with achievements for each chapter you have completed.

I have to say that I don´t consider this a videogame but it can be enjoyable as one, so if you are not in to this kind of stuff, just give it a try now, it´s for free, and I hope you can enjoy it too! :)

Oh, a little note, for me it was pretty slow the moment of changing to the next dialogue, so to do it faster change the speed on menu, also press ¨A¨ to put autoplay mode, It would be even better.

I gave it a 9/10, I really enjoy every moment of it, and had a good time but as I said, I don’t consider it a game but more on a style of a book.

I hope you will have a good time~
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
This is indeed a very, very sad story.
The game put me into depression for some time.

One of the worst feeling in this world?
Saying goodbye. That kind of goodbye which you will never see the person again.

Narcissu 1st
"There was only one picture recorded of her smile in this cheap throwaway camera...but it was proof that we lived."

Narcissu is a very text-based VN. Rather than saying it is a VN, it seems more like a 2 hours movie. Different from typical VNs, it has very few illustration and pictures. However, the awesome soundtracks and BGMs successfully compensate the lack of visual presentation. It carries reader along with the story.

One worth-mentioning point is that the gender of the protagonist is unrevealed until the very late chapter. It leaves the reader to freely imagine and make assumption. Whether the protagonist is a boy or a girl in reader's mind, the story still makes sense. And at the end, I got it wrong. (god idk why)

Narcissu 2nd
If.. I were a saint, it... my words were.. not simply for comfort... "Then now, a miracle would happen"

Story of Narcissu 2nd takes place before Narcissu 1st. A story of another person with the same despairing fate. However, it is a bit lengthy. Although it explains some circumstances which have made me curious in Narcissu 1st, there are no remarkable facts that surprise me. Reader may lose interest in it. Personally, I got a bit bored at certain point. The story didn’t hook me like the 1st did.

Lastly,
"sore ja... sayonara... " Might be the last thing you do not want to heard from your loved ones.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
I've cried for it, now and before, many times.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Minimalistic, But the story is meaningful. The characters personalities *to me* fall a little flat and its a bit dull at times..But you're in it for the long run. And its most definitely worth a read. I can't say this is really a game. There's hardly any options to choose from. I guess its more of a book or manga, Its actually quite long for a freebie. So brew some tea and settle in somewhere quiet to read this one.
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