I get what your feeling. I think all the time that how nice it would be if every single one of mine choices could affect the outcome in a different way (be it big or small), just like it would in real life. However, you must consider (ok its not really fair since u have yet to play the other routes yet) the fact if other routes are available to you at the start, then every route must explain everything from scratch. Poof, and there goes the thing which makes fate/stay night stay out from the countless other mundane visual novels.sabata2 wrote:Okay... yeah I guess that if that weren't the case... Oh, I dunno, say Then, yeah likely I wouldn't have much of a problem with it.Message wrote:On the other hand, what you could complain about is TYPE-MOON asking you to play some of the five endings in a very specific order.
And who knows, maybe I'd have enjoyed Fate more had that been the case. After all, it HAS been around 2 years since I've seen the anime.
When you have played the other routes, you would find each vastly different from the previous one, each just as intriguing, if not more. Side characters who did not get much screen time at all suddenly comes into the spotlight and amaze you with their depth of character. This is only possible because you can only play the routes in 1 order; the routes can build and each other and not repeat the basic stuff over and over again (which is like in most vns, after you play the first route, you find yourself skipping most contents of the others cos they say the exact same story, only with a different girlfriend).
Fate/stay night the vn is 1000* better than the anime because of that. There are so many layers that can intrigue you even if you play through the game the second and the third (and the fourth.... ok maybe not the fifth) time. When you have played all routes, i strongly recommend that you play fate again. Only then can you fully appreciate what is going on. Do not dismiss it just because of a sad ending. After all, its the existence of sad endings that reminds us not to take the good endings for granted. )