>-- X change 2 | Spoilerless Review --
Title: X Change 2
vndb link: https://vndb.org/v128
Length: 10-30 hours
my personal description:
A bonafide dating sim that heavily focuses on fun and comedy and has a wide range of heroines and possibilities.
and a dating sim can't get any closer than this one.
this vn is for you if:
1) you want a vn that is heavily influenced by your decission
2) you love funny, school life, random logic vn
3) you want multiple heroines
4) you are tired of serious vn's
5) you want tons of outcomes and endings
6) you want boyish heroine
this vn is not for you if:
1) you wan't to play a vn with serious and deep plot
2) you can't handle 90's art style and quality graphics
3) you can't handle h-scenes
Personal experience with this vn:
Looking back to the prequel of this vn, X Change 1 or X change, this vn has obviously a huge improvement in comparison
to its predecessor, both in content and system related stuff, which will be discussed later.
i enjoyed this vn because it's dating sim mechanics, it really feels like legit interaction of a day to day life in the shoes of
the protagonist, the weak point of this vn is probably that some heroine have less exposure than the others and makes
you feel less attached to them, but other than that i really love the intertwining decision making which can't get any real
despite being a nikuge, this has a kinda well developed characters which is kinda unusual for a nikuge which focus heavily
on H-scene, it is true that this has tons of H-Scene.. but it is very well placed.
graphics:(x change 1 vs x change 2)
in comparison to its prequel X Change 1 or X change, which was 1st released in 1997 in japan, the graphics Quality hasn't
changed much, considering they are within the same decade, but whats improved was the number of cg and sprite animations
which was more than doubled.
Music, music is still a music typical of 90's... which also has an issue that will be discussed later in game issues portion.
this vn has been finally voiced. its prequel had no voice and at last they finally decided to voice it, and the voice of the protagonist
indeed fits my expectation of her voice. the she delivered the speaking mannerism of the character well.
story is practically basic then got complicated as F, thanks to certain events, which is what made it interesting plus the deep interaction
the issue here is related to music, i am not sure if this is related to my pc alone but i've checked the comment section of the download page,
and it seems people have been getting extreme lag due to the games' mechanic on playing the OST's which are MIDI files.. i played this with an
average spec pc: windows 7 64bit, 16gb ram I3-6100, GTX-750i and it still lagged. for a vn... that's kinda absurd... it is probably related to the
OS since this was made for older Operating systems, i'm not sure if it will lag less on older os, but the others with lower spec computers probably
experience a lag far worse than mine, i lagged for about 3 or 2sec when this vn changes ost or bgm.
there is also a scene with one heroine that failed to load the ost bgm. which made the scene quiet as F, and it was an H-Scene part too.
i'm not sure if this is a bug but this happened after 1 segment of the game, then the sounds never returned til i finished that heroines route.
good thing is, when the sounds went away, that route was almost finished anyway..
overall, i liked this vn more compared to xchange 1 which was 2hrs long. and this one had 10-30hrs of gameplay, and expanded the possibilities
of the game outcome, but i would rate this one as 6(decent).