There’s many things that I like about this game so I’ll do a list:
-The art gorgeous. There are even small background animations as well which makes the scenes livelier. I’m so in love with the art is almost hurts!
-If we make a decision and it affects the story differently, a flower appears on the top right of the screen. It’s kind of like the Walking Dead’s “____ will remember that”. Personally, I like the instant feedback on my decisions.
-The dialouge between characters can feel a little stiff and awkward at times. Maybe it's because the characters aren't that close with each other and that's why it gives off that vibe.
-I love how when we get achievements, the title screen updates and things are added as we discover more things. What in the jellybeans, that’s AMAZING!
-The music is gorgeous. There are times when I stop and listen and go “whoa!” one of the conversations got pretty tense and the music followed suit.
-I like the attention to detail when the words roll onto the screen. It is as if each word was cast into existence by a small fairy as little colourful sparks burst behind every appearing word.
We know when a person is speaking hurriedly, maybe even angrily since the text appears very quickly. When words are spoken by characters with emphasis, the text emerges slowly, and there are pauses at key moments to create tension. I’m usually the type of person who clicks twice to see all the text appear all at once since I’m an impatient reader, but Cinders has made me stop and enjoy watching the text tap happily along the screen.
-The story has a lot of variations (player choices and endings). One ending may have small, but still significant changes that shows up in the epilogue depending on the choices we made.
-There is a convenient skip option as well so there isn’t a big pain when replaying for different possibilities.
-I personally loved bonding with Cinder’s sisters. I love them and easily got attached to them, problems, flaws and all. If we bond with them a certain way, they react differently to us, differently to others, and maybe even towards themselves.
It’s a great game, with a great story, amazing music, stunning art, and the list goes on! It allows us to make choices as we read making us more invested. There are many paths and endings to discover.
You may not be too into it if you’re not a big reading fan. But if you enjoy reading or visual novels, Cinders is a MUST GET! Even if you aren’t into visual novels, give this one a go, maybe your tastes will change! There is a demo on their main site to try out at MoaCube.