By Diego Hernandez / April 2nd, 2020
A good sense of humor goes a long way and today we have MetaWare High School (Demo). I hope you’re all still washing your hands and practicing social distancing, but today I need you to laugh a little. There’s a new visual novel in town from the kind folks at Not Fun Games that you must check out. While the title says that it’s a demo, don’t let it fool you. This is a full game, available for free with a lot of amazing qualities that we could use right now. With a wild blend silliness, philosophy and wall-breaking content, this is sure to warm your heart and brain. Should you love this game and its concept as much as I did, while the game is free you can purchase the soundtrack for 99 cents. Have a fun 2-3 hours this evening, you deserve it. Congratulations to Not Fun Games!
— Not Fun Games (@NotFunGames) April 2, 2020
So what the heck is MetaWare High School (Demo) about? I figure I’ll let the characters do the talking for me.
CHRIS: Hello! I’m so excited that you’re considering playing our game! I’ll tell you as much as I can. So we’re actually not the full game. We’re the demo! No one knows if the real game is out yet or not, or what genre we’re really supposed to be….it’s kind of confusing. But that’s just fine, I guess! Anyway, I suppose it’s already been determined where you’ll be going and what kinds of things you might be doing? I hope I get to actually meet you later. I’ve really been looking forward to it! Have a nice day!
HOPE: hey if u get any choices that lead u to a mochi store go there thats where the cool ppl in the game r if you dont youll probably lose ok bye.
ASPEN: Hey YOU! Yeah, YOU! Wanna chat it up with some cute girls? (And a super cute non-binary person?) Then you’ve definitely found the right game! We’re not like those other inferior dating simulators. We have the advantage of knowing who, how, why, and what we truly are! Well, uh…mostly. That’s where you come in! You can be the one to tell us once and for all what we’re really doing here! And with the help of your good buddy Aspen, we’ll ensure that this game gets its best ending! Our fate rests upon your shoulders, O wise player!
NARI: [Declined to give a statement.]
ISADORA: WHAT?!??! MY QUOTE IS GOING TO BE LAST????? THAT’S NO FAIR!!! YOU SHOULD CHANGE IT SO THAT I’M, LIKE, AT LEAST SECOND? OR THIRD?!?!!? LAST IS SO STUPID!!!!!! NARI DIDN’T EVEN SAY ANYTHING AND SHE’S NOT EVEN LAST!!!!! Mine is probably gonna be HIDDEN by that STUPID READ MORE BUTTON NOW!!!!! UUUUUGGGGGGGGGGG (…wait so what exactly should I say then? …oh, ok.) Hi! I’m Isadora, and…uh… (Oh, whatever, this is so stupid! Was that enough? Can I go now?)
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