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Old 2018-08-18, 23:19   Link #19
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Originally Posted by Kanon View Post
Okabe has no choice but to act now. So we're at this point, but I agree it's taken way too long to get there. The story has been dragging its feet since the episode with Kurisu. It doesn't help that the story itself is pretty weak and we already know how it ends (just not the details of how we get there), with twists you can see coming from a mile away. Leskinen is amusing but he's too much of a cartoonish villain. I liked that there was no big bad in Steins;Gate, SERN remained a faceless organization, with Moeka and Mr. Braun both being mere executives with reasons for doing what they were doing. They weren't evil. There was Nakabachi who was total scum but the story didn't focus on his character, only on his actions.
Aye, it's why I like the VN presentation more despite its various shortcomings because of the better matched pacing of the story, Leskinen being less of an over-the-top antagonist, and Okabe being more aware and active a character.
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