Cinders is a mature take on a classic fairytale with a heavy emphasis on player choices and role playing.
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发行日期: 2012年6月20日

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"Okay I know the art style isn't anime but this visual novel is GORGEOUS. It has dating sim elements and follows the story of Cinderella...or does it?"

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“MoaCube focuses on the women of the tale and what made them who they are. The game is about nuance, is about understanding the motivations of another human being.”
Kotaku

“Asides from being delightfully well-written, highly replayable and filled with complex, convoluted characters, Cinders is also beautiful.”
IndieGames

“A visual novel that presents the deepest, most complex, most original, and ultimately most compelling re-imagination of the Cinderella universe.”
91/100 – RPGFan

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Cinders is a mature take on a classic fairytale with a heavy emphasis on player choices and role playing.

Cinders is a witty young woman living with an overbearing stepmother and her two daughters, as if she was reenacting a certain well-known fairytale. But unlike its protagonist, Cinders is not afraid of taking fate into her own hands. Even if it means breaking the rules…

The game takes a look at four women and what made them who they are. It’s a story about balancing freedom and dreams with circumstance and harsh reality. About growing up and finding out the true meaning of independence. Distancing itself from the judgmental simplicity of the original, Cinders tries to explore the more complex nature of oppression, responsibility and innocence.

With 120 decision points, over 300 options to choose from, and multiple endings, Cinders gives you total control over the main character’s personality and how her story unfolds.

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.5 or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
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11.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月1日
作为一款文字类游戏,这款游戏让我见识到了文字类游戏剧情强大的好处(我玩的文字类游戏不多...)。

陆陆续续玩了这么久,也总算是玩到一个结局了(原谅我阅读速度太慢)。从我打到的结局来看,这款游戏虽然说的还是灰姑娘那样的故事,但是各种人物的性格、心理都更加细腻了。你将看到后妈与灰姑娘的两个后姐妹之间的矛盾、灰姑娘与两姐妹的关系也不是全然对立以及仙女为什么要帮助灰姑娘,等等等很多细枝末节的事情,而且灰姑娘也并非童话、动画里那么天真善良...这对于剧情当来说当然是极好的了!

相对于原版故事,这款游戏的各方面内容都更加深入,一部分是由于篇幅的原因,另一部分制作组的用心也功不可没。像我这种没啥耐心的居然也一玩到底,拒绝+1了,好事啊!

音乐好听但是有些重复,有时想关掉。画面嘛.......看个人喜好吧。
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9.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月7日
这是一款相当出色的视觉小说/文字冒险游戏,对于著名童话灰姑娘的另类解读

故事基于大家最为熟悉的夏尔·佩罗版本童话,但本作改编后的故事更贴近现实主义风格,试图对每个角色进行深入刻画,而非童话中那么单薄和脸谱化,基于这一核心理念的改编非常有意思,让过去那种幻想式的展开变得合理了很多

机遇总是垂青于有准备的人,在这个解读中,灰姑娘不再是那个单纯、勤劳、善良的小女孩,傻傻等待超自然力量来把自己从悲惨的命运中解救出来,而是一个非常聪慧且果断的角色,处心积虑设法改善自己的处境,根据玩家的选择有些时候甚至到了冷酷无情的地步,乃至可以下毒谋杀继母;仙女对灰姑娘的帮助绝非偶然,不过灰姑娘即便不依靠仙女这种不靠谱的超自然力量也可以达成她的计划

与此同时,过去的反派则被彻底洗白了,继母虽然和经典版一样不通人情,但她所做的一切只是为了独自支撑起这个没落的贵族家庭,选择花重金去参加王子的招亲舞会也是无可奈何的绝望之举,而她的两个女儿在她的高压管教下也变得有些扭曲;大姐为了满足母亲的期望而活的非常拘束,可惜无论如何也无法让母亲满意,最为成熟的她看到无法理解母亲苦心的二姐和灰姑娘自然没个好脸色;二姐因为不断被母亲和大姐责骂而变得愤世嫉俗,虽然本性不坏,但在高压下也只好拿灰姑娘出气,而她实际上是全作最具洞察力的角色,很早就注意到灰姑娘在密谋些什么……

因为本作是一个文字冒险游戏,和其他作品一样玩家会遇到很多选项,主要会对人际关系和结局分支造成影响——于是灰姑娘在玩家的抉择下可以和继母和解,可以和两个姐姐成为好朋友,慢慢解决这个家庭中的问题,看到这样的展开其实比她俘获王子成为王后要更加让我感到欣慰,何况她即便成为王后也可能给王子带绿帽子(除了王子以外,游戏中还有幼驯染商人和守卫队长两个情人候选)

不过无论玩家怎么选择,对主线的推进影响其实都不大,灰姑娘最后都会去盛装参加舞会并给王子留下深刻的印象,能达成的结局一共四大类,但其中根据人际关系和事件触发又会有很多分支结局的排列组合,大家可以更具喜好慢慢探索

虽然作画和音乐都非常优秀,动态画面看起来也十分华丽,但这一浮夸的引擎同时也导致了回滚/快进的低效率(但愿不是我渣配置的错),加上快进在场景更换时会被暂停,非常恼人,严重打压玩家去尝试更多结局的积极性;除了引擎问题以外,CG不足、没有语音、分支事件过少也比较让人遗憾

虽然系统上有些瑕疵,但故事让我非常满意,总体上也算是不可多得的优秀中短篇视觉小说,喜欢这一类型的玩家请不要错过
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52.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月9日
As far as visual novels go, I have to say that CINDERS is my favorite, thus far. The game takes the player down a very mature path within a classic children's fairytale. The player has complete control over the decision making process of the main character. Thus, with each choice the player makes for Cinders, her personality changes as the game progresses. There is a large number of outcomes for this character based on those decisions she is presented with throughout the game. For instance, with the decisions the player chooses for Cinders, she could become very evil or good, very sexual or timid, and/or anywhere in between. I honestly couldn't believe the number of outcomes this game presents the player with! The replayability is enormous. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous. The music is beautiful. I applaud how the devs implemented the 'fast forward scene' ability within the game as even though this is a VN, thus a lot of reading, it allows the player to choose whether to read through a scene over and over if they wish OR fast forward through a scene that they have previously experienced. Please remember, there are NUMEROUS outcomes to this game and over 300 different possible decisions to be made (at minimum)! The player can also choose the rate of speed that the dialogue is presented, which gives the player a chance to choose either the slower paced dialogue which visually allows 'emphasis' placed on certain words or phrases 'spoken' by each character OR to speed it up and read at the players pace. I literally just finished the very last outcome for this game before writing this review. I sat back and just said "WOW!" (yes, it's that good!) I highly recommend this game to any VN lover --- and would really like to see others at least give it a shot. It truly is a very well thought out game!!!
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3.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月1日
I'm not really a big fan of visual novels, but I genuinely enjoyed this lovely little adaption of the Cinderella fairytale.

The artwork is gorgeous, and the music is lovely.
And in my opinion it was well-written too. I'm not going to spoiler the story with an elaborate breakdown. Just enjoy the magic of the moment. ;)

Certainly a welcome introduction to visual novels.
And also a good title for the complainers that think visual novels have too much anime. =^)
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7.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月6日
First of all, if you aren't into visual novels this isn't for you. But on the otherhand, if you are then i garuntee you will love it if you play it all the way through.
PROS:
This game has four different main endings each with a couple different epilogues you can get through the choices you make. I've seen some reviews on here that say the choices don't matter, which i have to disagree with. Every visual novel game will have choices that seem meaingless and pointless and may not exactly contribute to the main story, but they are there to give you a sense of control. Other choices will be vitally important like the first choice you make. It can change the whole story depending on what you choose. Some people are bothered by no voices or terrible music or any other thing that falls under that category, these people will be so pleased with the musical choice the creators went with. It is beautiful and one of my favorite soundtracks of any game i have ever played. It makes the game 10x better in my opinion. Like i said before, there are four main endings each with their own epilogues; if you are one of those gamers that like to get all they can in a game but hesitates because it takes too long, you will be pleased to find that you can skip through all the dialogue so it makes the replay value go up. Another thing to add would be the artwork for this game. It is amazingly beautiful. Most visual novels have static(stay still) artwork that changes when you move forward in the conversation, but this game has dynamic artwork that moves. Granted it is not much but fires flicker, and dust particles in the sunlight are visible.
CONS:
Saying all this, there are some faults. Not many, but they are there. Some characters seem useless and very unnatural along with some situations. Sometimes the words lag behind if you are running something in the background. There, that's all the cons in my opinion. Time for the assessment.
ASSESSMENT:
Story: 8
Replay Value: 10
Music: 10
Characters: 8
Artwork: 10
OVERALL: 9.1
If you like visual novels, you will thoroughly enjoy this game.
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16.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月23日
I absolutely love this game. It's smart, funny and beautiful. If this game was a girl, I'd ask her to marry me.
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7.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月25日
I admit I'm new to the visual novel scene, but as a starting point, I found Cinders to be very satisfying. The art is gorgeous (especially backgrounds!) and chock full of effects. It also makes me happy that the relationships between the female characters are the crux of the story - the stepmother and Cinder's sisters are complex characters, neither good nor evil; Cinder's behavior towards them brings out other sides to them, and lead to different futures. It also pleased me that the endings aren't entirely depended on whom Cinders falls in love with - they're about her choices for her future and who she wants to be in life. A hot guy can come along if he wants, sure. But Cinders is more than just a vehicle for player romance, she's a young woman looking for her path in life, for better or for worse. It was a pleasurable experience with lovely visuals, and I'm really looking forward to the team's next game, which looks like it will be even better.
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0.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月1日
Such a breathtaking game - the music is lovely, fitting and not irritating, the backgrounds are just beautiful, and the characters are highly detailed and very striking to look at. The dialogue is good - and the choices meaningful. It's a game to simply enjoy - admiring the artwork, the storytelling and the music.

This is a visual novel - so there is a lot of reading, but no walls of text, all short dialogue that is easily read without feeling like a chore. It's a great introduction to visual novels as the re-telling of Cinderella, it's a story that most will be familiar with - and one that breaks away from the more common Japanese based visual novels which can be a bit heavier going.

Worth full price, definitely worth grabbing on sale or in a bundle. I can't wait for the next game from this publisher to appear.
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10.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月19日
Pros:
Art
Music
General plot

Cons:
A LOT of redundant dialogue, the developers of this game clearly made some unflattering assumptions about their players intelligence. ex. Cinder witnesses two characters talking, then one leaves, Cinder asks the remaining character what they were talking about, remaining character then rehashes the conversation you just read. It's painful and you start pressing enter rapidly to move to the next scene.
Mouth animation that doesn't fit with the otherwise wonderful character art.
Every single character in the entire game will lecture you more than once on the evils of making assumptions and stereotyping people.

It is my suspicion that the developer wants you to play Cinder subverting all the tropes of the Cinderlla fairy tale, I chose options that were more standard for the first play through, could be why almost every conversation I experienced contained a lecture on stereotypes, but it felt very heavy handed and preachy.
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5.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月17日
A beautiful adaptation of the classic tale of Cinderella. The artwork and music was stunning and the game in general felt very fluid. The various endings for the game were quite interesting, though I would recommend to save before choices as in any VN, to avoid having to repeat some dialogue. The characters were well defined and their interactions were quite interesting, especially Cinders and Sophia. It's a breath of fresh air especially seeing Cinderella not being portrayed as a Mary Sue. In short, it's a gorgeous game that really can be considered as beautiful piece of artwork.
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12.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月4日
Finally, I finished Cinders,.. so surprise for the ending.. it's too real and too close to player's personality.. such a great game indeed, a lot of options and endings,.. Not like the old way of fairy tales, we can choose to be the cinders we truly are.

Fantastic arts with options to live our Cinders as we desire.
I like it that we can change the story and get the Cinders we want eventually.

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8.7 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2月7日
Cinders is a colorful, emotionally-vibrant Visual Novel, starring Cinders, a wide-eyed, fiery-red, female protagonist. Cinders is about to embark on a journey—a journey of choices. The story will most certainly bring to memory another classical tale of romance, intrigue, betrayal & the pursuit of happiness.

Choices are the core gameplay element in Cinders. The choices you make really do matter. The world will unfold around you according to the decisions you make—and you will always be aware of how they affect what occurs next. The gameplay mechanic for this is that a budding branch will emerge from the corner of the screen to denote an event playing out that has been mitigated by previous decisions. This conspires to make a living world, where you’re not an observer but a participant.

While choices are at the core of Cinders, they dance around the diverse characters. The characters are complex, disturbed, scarred, & much more. None of the characters are simply good or bad. They reach out and play with your emotions as if they were flesh & blood.

The artwork in Cinders is colorful & vibrant. You’ll oftentimes find yourself looking at the background scenery, to catch a look at the swaying shrubbery, or the flickering fire. The soundtrack is diverse & emotionally fitting to each scene as it unfolds. It’s easy to get lost in the simple background melodies.

Cinders has a full screen option, with the option to choose screen ratio. The game looked great on a 30” screen at a 16:10 ratio playing in full screen mode.

In conclusion, Cinders is loosely based on one of the classics, & most certainly worth a look if you’re interested in the Visual Novel genre. It will make your heart tingle & your nerves race as you take an emotional journey with Cinders.

9/10
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5 人中有 5 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
4.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月22日
MoaCube* has broken an arm, leg, thigh--heck, let's throw in hands too while we're at it. Praise to the writers in this project. Because of them, my expectations for visual novels have been a little more quenched. The writing is ridiculously good compared to all visual novels. Great quotes. A lot of time has been put in each choice point. Most of the time, the "better choice" is not clear or possible-there may be more than one. It's pretty fast pace. The story quality is on par with Jisei/Kansei/Yousei in that aspect. A bit slow towards the end though. FYI This is NOT a game stressed as a dating sim. Your choices will give you an ending that doesn't really stress on the "person" you are with but rather, your final situation. Finally, a huge applause to the art, music, and animation (lip/eye movements to background animation). MoaCube* has really outdone themselves on this project. A must play.
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5 人中有 5 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
6.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月23日
I recieved Cinders as a gift, and it has become one of my favorite visual novels of the year. The story follows that of Cinderella in a more mature light. The art and soundtrack is stunningly beautiful. It has an overall touching story, and I found myself able to eventually understand each of the characters despite the limited interactions. I can't possibly say that there are any cons.
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7.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月4日
Cinders: "It's funny how when we grow up, we start rejecting things we consider childish, only to return to them with great joy" ♥
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10.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2月8日
I have played games similar to this one so when I first saw it I was very excited! I have tried it and I have to say that I'm slightly disapointed with the experience. I mean, don't get me wrong, the game itself is quite nice, it has wonderful artwork, the characters and scenario are very well made but, to me, it just lacks a few touches that would make it even more special.

One of the things that really bothered me right from the start was the awful sound you get when the text is being shown. After awhile it almost feels like needles in your brain! Since I couldn't take it I turned it off and to my surprise there wasn't a single alternative other than pure silence. Like I mentioned before, I have played similar games and most of them have someone reading the lines, which makes it less boring and easy on the eyes. I mean, lets face it, having to read several lines from beginning to end can get extremely boring after awhile. Especially since most people will have to do multiple playthroughs and the game doesn't offer a proper way of skipping the lines you already read. Yes, you have the option to re-read the previous line but you can't skip to the next. You can click several times to make the text appear a bit faster but imagine doing that, pretty much, from beginning to end...

I believe the game should have other small touches such as background noises. For example, when we have the outdoor scenes it would be nice to have the sound of birds, wind, etc; when attending the ball at the palace we could have music playing, people talking or when Cinders is at home, in her room the sound of the fire in the fireplace. Those little details, apart from having different people reading the characters lines would make this game better and interesting than it already is. Plus, I believe it would help justify its price. To be completely honest with you, and even though I recommend it, don't buy it unless you can get cheap.
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11.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月21日
PROS
- Cinders's personality is up to the player via dialogue choices
--> Consistency is rewarded, while random personality choices don't serve as well
- The art is beautiful, from the backgrounds to the characters
- Morality is ambiguous, unlike what you expect from fairy tales
- 4 different endings, all with many variations
- The dialogue flows well and is interesting to follow
- The stepsisters and stepmother are relatable, vulnerable people with real problems
- Branches in the storyline feel like they matter for the events that happen no matter what
- Two different forces of magic can help Cinders for the ball
--> Both have a connection with Cinders's mother and provide different background info respectively
- All the characters have issues to work out, the relationships Cinders makes from the player choices feel like they develop in a realistic way; nothing feels forced, like in the fairy tale
- 3 different goals for Cinders, not just marrying the prince and living happily ever after
- 3 different love interests
- Can re-watch endings and variations after you unlock them, very high replay value
- Skip function for dialogue you have already read
- No tedious stat building!! :)

CONS
- Cinders's name... It's a bit difficult to take a scene seriously sometimes when characters call her "Cinders"
- The game doesn't tell you what personality you have stacked or what progress your relationships are...so sometimes it's hard to know how to progress and confusing if a certain dialogue option doesn't work
--> Leads to lots of trial and error
- Failing to get the variation you want can be a bit frustrating for completionists
- The music isn't too memorable
- No homosexual romances, all 3 love interests are male
- No customization of how Cinders looks
- No voices

This is a wonderful, extensive visual novel and possibly one of the best I've ever played. I've always criticized Cinderella as a character for being one of the most passive protagonists in the history of fairy tales, but in this game you can make her to be the woman you always wanted her to be. She also doesn't always have to marry the prince and sometimes the ending isn't going to be happy. You could even die and have no one mourn over you. The possibilities are vast, giving it lots of replay value. All the art is gorgeous to look at as well so oftentimes I just stop reading and take in the scene.

The developers were right in advertising this game as a "mature" take on the fairy tale, as all the characters are ambiguous. You can never truly figure each of them out and most of the time, they will surprise you. The game does a wonderful job of consistently claiming that no one is so simple as "good" or "evil" and even the kingdom is going through a metamorphosis if you pay attention to the Prince's plot. Speaking of which, the writing is downright brilliant and atmospheric since it is a western visual novel. There are unfortunately no voices, but little nuances in what the characters say give your imagination plenty to give the characters voices of your own.

If you enjoy visual novels with emphasis on dialogue choices, protagonist identity, relationships, and no stat building, definitely buy this game. I hate tedious stat building myself and much prefer making decisions through dialogue. All relationships are accessible provided you have made the choices to develop them; they don't rely on you being "cute" enough or "intelligent" enough. Despite my glowing recommendation however, Cinders is by no means perfect and I eagerly await anything else the developers have building off of this amazing genre.
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7 人中有 6 人(86%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月24日
Wonderfully drawn, mature and brilliant visual novel reimagining Cinderella's story. It’s highly replayable, well-written and absolutely winning on the field of gender representation.
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13.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月20日
I can say this game was a treat to play. It takes the story of Cinderella and puts more control for Cinderella's character (in this case Cinders) to make her own way. It even allows a bad ending if you play extremely Genre blind. It is a visual novel and reads like some classic literature where there are long dialogues that are more banter than plot advancement, which may not appeal to some.

That said, the art and music is positively beautiful and it does a good job of making characters attractive without overly sexifying them. Though I do wish that Cinders would ♥♥♥♥ing stand up straight. Which does not really matter except for certain late game events where her posture hurts the effect she's supposed to have. It does suit the early parts of the story and is positively nitpicking on my part.

There is some discussion on whether the game really promotes independence, as a lot of the independence options are tracked as evil or morally questionable. This is a legit complaint, but I question if it's to fit the time period rather than our own sense of values.

Anywho, good game.
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发布于:2014年11月1日
I thoroughly enjoyed this game — although it would perhaps more accurately be described as a 'choose your own adventure' novel, of the kind I loved when I was a child. You are given enough choice to influence the game and feel as though you have control over your own fate, but not so many choices as to make each individual choice feel meaningless or to ruin the narrative structure.

After finishing it the first time, I loaded a little while back and tried to try out some other choices, and was initially very disappointed — it felt that no matter what I chose, there were very few endings open to me, and they were virtually identical. It wasn't until I started again from the beginning that I realised this wasn't because my choices were meaningless, but because all my previous choices and developed the world in such a way that those outcomes were the only realistic consequences of the character I constructed in the situation I placed her in.

On the whole, if you don't like Virtual Novels, you won't like this one. If you're looking for something a bit more 'gamey', like Long Live the Queen, this will probably be too simplistic for you. But if you like reading, even if you were never into 'choose your own adventure' stories, this is probably worth picking up.

Game-play aside, the game is ~gorgeous~ and the music lovely. Several of the backgrounds are in my desktop wallpaper rotation they're that pretty.
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