This is a transcript excerpt covering the score awarded to Goodbye, Volcano High on the So Videogames podcast, episode 353: Wendy’s Chicken Sandwich 8.5/10
Tag: Visual Novel
HIGH An wonderfully atmospheric game with an incredible soundtrack.
LOW Issues with the cursor. The late game plot slowdown.
WTF The distillery section is extremely jarring.
HIGH An amazing cast of colorful characters in one massive mystery.
LOW That this game did not get ported or remastered sooner!
WTF All the crazy plot twists.
HIGH New characters and new storylines, more combination options.
LOW More of the same, if that’s a bad thing.
WTF SPOOKY! Alien dating problems continue?
HIGH The voice acting and artwork are polished.
LOW The “choices”.
WTF Holly’s parents.
HIGH Tama. Tama, Tama, Tama. Also Tama.
LOW Some of the Somniums feel like little more than pointless filler.
WTF The unex遐ｴ繝ｬ邯ｻ繝吶ご閼ｱ繧ｻ繝ｨ繧ｳ繧ｳ繧剰劒…
HIGH The vibes and pacing are superb.
LOW Getting four cards away from finishing Impossible Solitaire and then failing.
WTF I mean, pretty much everything.
HIGH Compelling stories. A variety of body types, genders, sexualities, and representation.
LOW Feels a bit light in overall depth.
WTF AI and Tron-level sci-fi.
HIGH It’s a marvelous Swiss watch of storytelling and experience.
LOW Selling all of my data a couple of turns too soon.
WTF There’s no ending if you [REDACTED]???