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 (896 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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
i cri erytiem
Posted: September 28
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This Game.... Truly amazing with it's beautiful story and emotional plot.

It is one of the best works stage-nana had to offer so far in my opinion. The Ending will leave you in mixed emotions, sad, happy, relief and etc. You bet your ♥♥♥ you will have connections with the characters, the characters were pretty good and the main character was believable but there are barely any characters in this novel since it's focused between 2 characters so don't think this is a harem where you will bang every single girl nope instead you will have romance with this emotionless girl, not really love but you will see their mutual likings and views towards life and the situation they are in. I Highly reccommend this to anyone who loves beautiful things although this game was lacking in eye candy since only few pictures were given here to aid your visual needs so you'll have to use your imagination most of the time AND you can never miss out the soundtrack! The Soundtrack really fits the atmosphere and gives you an intense feeling! Kudos to the people in charge of the soundtrack, truly Amazing.

Now for the 2nd installment for this game, Man.... *Sniff* In my opinion this was the most powerful, it was the prequel for the whole story focused on Setsumi Sakura and Himeko Shinohara, it was truly amazing and beautiful and really really Unforgettable. Himeko Shinohara is a very likeable character that becomes ill after a bit and the climax to this was really memorable left me thinking for days. You should witness and experience it for yourself because there are literally no words for me to describe it.

Overall this was a good Visual novel, I repeat "Visual Novel" There is no gaming in this only interaction in browsing the different sections of the scripts most of the strength is given in the story.

9 / 10 Story
6 / 10 Art
9 / 10 Soundtrack

RECCOMENDED SO HARD THAT YOU HAVE TO PLAY THIS GAME, IT'S FREE SO GOOOOOOO It's worth your time :D
Posted: October 7
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
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Two of the most sad and well-written games I have ever played, with an awesome soundtrack. There is no reason for you to not play it even if you are not into visual novels. Plus it's free, so grab it now!
Posted: October 4
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
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Narcissu is a MUST in your steam library, but remember this is not a game, its a VN (visual novel), for people who are new into VN narcissu is a very recommended one, as it was the first VN i had ever played and i absolutely loved it, no regrets installing it.
The overall of the game is AMAZING, but the thing that will most stand out is the story and the music, there are some masterpieces that are worth listening to.

I give this visual novel a 10/10 without a doubt, anway, why are you still reading this review, go download it NOW.
Posted: October 15
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
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I'll tell you one thing I downloaded it cause it was someone who's going to hospital alot felt like i knew htis story too well in real life.. ok played 10 minutes couldn't continue my heart was crying deep within I couldn't go on any longer so I stopped... great game!
Posted: September 29
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
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The text above tells me to describe what I liked or disliked...

Man, there is no dislike. This perfect Novel just mady me cry, made me open my eyes, let me see the world from a new side (again).
Yes, I cried many times... I guess I am getting too close to those characters. Also the problem with depression for myself came back.
It shows that the world still is a cruel place (Humanity. not the nature itself). We're not going to change it soon... and what's even worse, if you're not "normal" for the "normal" society, you are unwelcome. "Friends" become strangers and switch the path to not come close to you. You have nobody who will listen to you. Who will understand you.
Not many people will read it I assume. But those who do, and feel the characters emotions...
At least you have the right emotions to continue life and make the world even a bit brighter than it is now...

All I can say is...: "Soredewa... Sayōnara..."

Rating: 10/10
Personal Rating: ∞/10
Posted: October 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
An amazing soundtrack and a deep, thoughtful storyline.
I fell in love with the characters, but knowing they don't have long to live made it all the more emotional and heartbreaking.
Keep in mind, a lot of dialouge is very very thought provoking and the story should not be rushed.
I don't like reading, but the story of Setsumi had me in tears all the time. 10/10.
Posted: October 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
just finished time to cry myself to sleep
Posted: October 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A simple yet emotional story of life and death, and the choices one makes when they know their time is near.
Posted: October 9
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I cry every time T-T 10/10
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Note: I played (or read this) offline while on a really long car ride

Narcissu is a Visual Novel so don't expect gameplay. It is just a book on a computer. The story is of a young man and woman with terminal diseases going on an adventure before they are gone. You read a relationship build from nothing but sorrow. If this story doesn't make you laugh, and doesn't make you cry, you don't have a heart.

9.5/10 would cry my eyes out again
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
If you are an otaku like me then you will love this game if you have watched the anime clannad this game is simular to that anime only more of a darker story that will really make you sad, i highly recommend it and stay kawaii everyone bye ;)
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The soundtracks themselves already worth the time to be put into trying out this game. They are probably the best ones I have ever heard among all the games that I have played. I dont always pause and listen to the music over and over again while I am playing a game but somehow this game has this magicial power in driving me into doing this. No, it is not because the story is awful that makes me choose to stop for a good 5 minutes just to listen to its music; it is simply because the music is too beautiful. It makes you wanna close your eyes as it takes your mind away from the reality.

10/10.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A story that drags, but ultimately moves you...
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Narcissu is not a game,it's a masterpiece.
This game has one of the most heartwarming story i have ever read.Unlike any other free VNs i have played,this one has great voice acting,great art and a delightful soundtrack,it's so good that i often listen to it when i'm doing homework or sleeping.
You should support Stage-nana and Sekai Project by buying the soundtrack.I can't wait to see more games from them.
This game deserves my 10/10.

Play it and be ready for the feels train.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Just... wow.

I was totally mindblown by the story, when I first downloaded it I was expecting your standard tragic VN, but this one took quite a different approach.

The story is absolutely amazing, and yet immensly sad, reminding us to value our time, and that nothing lasts forever.
You basically step into the shoes of the "Protagonist", an unnamed young man who has been determined terminally ill, and is therefore sent to the 7th floor of the local Hospital, during his stay at the 7th floor he meets a girl and an unexpected friendship starts to take place.

I'll give the story a 10/10, simply amazing.

The Art is pretty good, but the decision to almost never show the girl during the scenes was definetly the right one for this VN, same with never showing the "Protagonist".

So, art is a solid 8/10

The music is very touching and fits extremely well, seriously ramping up the feels.

Music is a 10/10

And finally I'll leave this right here: If you want a feeltrip, I implore you to finish Narcissu, it's so strong a piece that I started crying.
Posted: October 17
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Feels Simulator 2014
Posted: October 18
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game was, in all honesty, really boring. The story didn't personally speak to me, and while the overall concept was to basically read a story, I found myself bored, clicking over to different tabs, and finally just forgetting I even had the game open. Would not suggest despite being completely free.
Posted: September 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Ok, so I get this should be some sort of promo for the publisher (Sekai Project) but this Visual Novel bores me to tears on the visual side. The story starts out slow and somewhat bland. The OST is repetitive as ♥♥♥♥. 5/10 will never leave early access stage. I think they'd be better of with a manga containing this plot as it is an intriguing one where character empathy would be needed to further immerse the user.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
First of all I would like to say this Game is bit boring compare to other Visual Novels game. Well I think it because the developers or the author didnt take this game seriously because it is Free-To-Play and they not earning any cash.The Story starts off great but in the middle of the Story,gets lame.The Story got stuck with the girl in the hospital and doesnt make sense at all to me,later in the game they are surviving without having any cash and i had no idea how they get that car because I skiped most of the part. Why I skip? Because this story (Suc*)

I dont recommend this to you,It will just waste your time.
Posted: October 18
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