it’s sad that this series won’t be continues but OH MY GOSH amazing game. I also played aloners and I was astonished. What can I say I love the broken and closed off boys! This story had an amazing plot with good development and some really fun and adult lead situations which put you on edge! Loved this story so much I cannot wait for your next project. You are truly one of my favorite authors for Interactive fiction!
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I'm so disappointed that this series won't continue over something I think shouldn't matter to the creative writing process. I had more to say but this is not an attack on the author, just my expression of disbelief and shock that a story about overcoming society had to end before it even started for something that seems silly to me
I would have to agree. I don't hate the author by any means, but the fact that we live in a society where people are discouraged from writing because they feel like it's "insensitive" even when it's not... kinda hurts. and this is coming from someone who is technically POC (Asian-American)
I guess that it just feels sad that even so much as mentioning another ethnicity or a cultural issue is now a big no-no... So many great stories may never be told.
That's pretty much how I feel as well. The fact that the author of this felt the need to discontinue just rubs me wrong. Nothing against the author, they can choose what to write and when obviously, but how are we supposed to get stories about beating negative aspects of society if no one feels they're allowed to write them?
Your last line really hits home to me, it's the fact that the stories that seemed so interesting will never be told now. I didn't find anything in either route to be problematic so it just came as a surprise to me that it was discontinued but I wish the author nothing but the best and hope they continue to make stories, even if it's in another setting!
One of my favorite games to date, along with Aloners. The story is captivating and I cry every time I play. Sonnet, you are hands down my favorite VN creater and I will continue to support you on whatever creative journies you take. Thank you so much!
I just wanna say that I loved Aloners and when I heard of the development of a new game, I waited y e a r s for all of the paths to be released. However, since the news of it being abandoned, I went ahead and purchased Bahadur and Ran's story.
The artwork is amazing. The plot was definitely something I did not expect and was mind-blown every time. However, the romance was slightly disappointing. It kind of felt forced between MC and Bahadur/Ran. I understand MC was supposed to be a sheltered royal but her actions and lack of personality kind of put me off. There were only two choices to choose from during the dialogues. It's either you love them or hate them; rude or super polite etc. I wish there were more options to choose from in terms of personality and interactions. Because of this , I didn't really feel much of a connection for the ROs. However, if I were to choose, Ran's story definitely pulled my heart strings a bit more than Bahadur's (I'm a sucker for angst). I also felt like the music didn't really fit some of the situations but this is rather minor.
Although I am deeply saddened that the game has been abandoned, I hope sonnet gets better! I know making this decision wasn't an easy choice choice. Regardless, I can't wait for future games. Hopefully more angst and a pre/post apocalypse since there isn't much of those around TT.TT
Very good game. As has been mentioned by other players before, it was amazing how you managed to keep me absolutely thrilled until the very end!
This game has a very nice plot. I like how you arrange the story and make me slowly fall in love with Ran too. Thank you for making such amazing game. I'm looking forward for the other bachelors too.
This was really really well done. I loved the story and the writing. The art was amazing and it kept you hooked till the very end. I will definitely buy more from you.
Great story! Loved it, would have liked some more scenes drawn out. But overall money well spent :) Thank you for making this :D looking forward to the rest. I would recommend this to everyone who loves a good romance visual novel!
This was absolutely fantastic! I just finished playing this and I am left speechless! I don't usually leave a review but I just had to for this phenomenal game
I've been around the block with romance visual novels and otome games, and this one is by far one of my favourites. It was stunning in both story and art.
The characters were well designed and had impressive depth to them and development throughout the journey - which cannot be said for many other visual novels. In addition, the story did not feel hurried or forced: all ten chapters gave rise to many interesting scenes and a multitude of choices. Now that was something special. The player gets to properly mold the MC's personality by the choices she makes, the things she says and feels. And there are so many opportunities to choose a responce that you don't need to fear picking the wrong choice once and ending up with a bad ending.
And then there is the art! Though there are only a couple CGs I found they weren't needed because the real show was in the background art. All of the places really came to life with the gorgeous Middle East inspired palaces, rooms and landscape. They were exquisite! The music was beautifully composed and gave a fitting feel of the time and place as well as the emotions of the scene unfolding.
I couldn't give this a more glowing review! Congrats on making such a gorgeous game - I look forward to what you have in store!
11/10 would buy again. i am completely in love with your writing style, aloners being the first otome game i truly fell in love with, so i just had to buy ran's route for wilder :') it didn't disappoint at all, tbh it made me disappointed in how boring the real world is and how i lack a ran of my own. i will definitely be purchasing the next routes once they are released!
Well done!! ;]
The game's choices and conversations are really well done and consistent;]]]
And the characters are also full of their own personal charms (liked Ran and Bahadur very much;)))
Thank you for making it and sharing with everyone;]]]
PS - with all the info about sexual content and explicit language and violence I was afraid that it would be something very hardcore and was wondering if I will 'survive' it ;PPP turned out quite mild..... could be little more 'spicy' ^^
Amazing game, I had a lot of fun! =D
I know I haven't played ALL of them yet, but Ran really is my favorite character. I enjoy how you're not afraid to have your LI hold some animosity towards the MC even when they like her. Trash was also allowed to disagree and be irritated with the MC sometimes (Within bounds ofc you did so tastefully) I think it adds a depth of character that I don't see often. I really appreciate it!
Really good game! Really tugged at the heart strings at the end!
I could continue hearing new stories of there adventures. This one was amazing and was a very good read
Amazing! I fell just completely in love with Ran :D
This was such a good game! I got really attached to the characters, and the plot was really good ;w;
The best damn game I've ever played along side Aloners XD only wish that the ending didn't feel pushed/forced a little too short but the ending was still good.
This game hit me somewhere where I didn't know I could be hit so deeply and I am still crying. I love how you could use the dialogue to shape the player in a more personal way, and how natural the growth of the relationship between Ran and the player was. I only have one critique, and that would be that the ending (chapter 10) felt a little rushed, but honestly it was something I could look past and still love the entirety of the game.
Oh. My. God. This was amazing! Every single part of this was amazing! The story, the art, the music! Everything is perfect and everybody who's looking at the comments trying to decide if this game is any good - I'm telling you, it's amazing! Thank you so much!
Wow this game was amazing! Quickly became one of my favorite otome games of all time! I loved how Ran slowly warmed up to the MC, and I absolutely adored their chemistry. I almost cried at the sweet ending ahhh. I just hope that there was a bit more closure in the end though! We still don't know the real murder at the end, and I felt like it was a bit rush! Maybe an epilogue would've been nice. But the game was still amazing nevertheless! Absolutely worth the price!
omg. i just finished on the sweet ending...and im like holding back tears. that was awsome! its such a wonderful story! thank you for making this!
This game is a wonderful gem. Everything was perfect from the art, to the characters, overall story, and I can't forget the music. I don't think I've ever appreciated a soundtrack as much as I appreciate the one in this game, and it's been awhile since a story could make me cry. Great work, I enjoyed playing it very much. 10/10!
This is the best game I have ever played. I just found this site by accident and this was the first game I purchased ! I love it soo freaking much <3 I get bored easily and move on to new things and never watch the same thing twice but this game has me coming back to it over and over again. I wish there was a part 2 maybe Ran getting kidnapped and the player saving him? ughh I would purchase a whole entire long series of this. I can't wait for you to make more!
Had to drop a line and say, as nearly 30 year old woman, I've played a lot of these kind of games in my time. This isn't even a full release but Ran's Story is hands done one of the best. I cannot wait to see what you do with a full release (Baldur is great as well, but I like a character with more of an edge ;)) Thank you, to the Devs on this for something that clearly has a lot of heart and soul put into it. Can't wait to see what you do next!
hello hello, I was wondering if you're still working on the other routes? :) I love this game
**kinda spoilers, i never specifically state what happens, only mentions a plot in the beginning and a nontelling choice option**
Beyond breath taking, the character development was amazing. The growth and depth in the main characters was beautiful to watch as it unfolded. I truly felt like I had became engulfed in this world and desperately didn't want it to end. I wish I could think of a more solid praise for this but Ran's character was so deep and had so many twists and turns. His background truly came together to make you understand who he is or where he came from and the BANTER that MC and Ran have is adorable. I think the part that made me laugh the hardest is a scene where you fight off some villains and while you're being praised for being a hero the action option is "don't let it go to your head" and "too late, it's went to my head". My only complaints with the game is you never find out who the murderer is, and you don't know what becomes of the couple. Aside from that, flawless. I'd read it again in a heartbeat.
Don't go to McDonald's, spend your $3.99 on this story.
This story is freaking amazing! I have read a bit of otome and VNs and this, this isnt just some soppy romance. This is GOOD. Solid storyline, action, adventure, drama, plus the music is wonderful and fits perfectly with every scene. OMG I LOVE THIS! Honestly I became so intrigued with the world in this story. I'm happy to see there is another story, that I will be reading right after this, and I am hoping the creator with make more stories as well. So a big Thank You to Sonnet009 for a creating a fantastic world with brilliant characters!
The progression of its story and MC is natural. But the ending felt....rushed at the end. These two had hurt each other, bare their hearts out for each other. Imprinted their methodology and behavior on each other's lives. (MC becomes more and more cunning, Ran becomes more trusting and emotionally fragile from closing off for so long.)
The ending is very open, and I think as a testament to the quality of your writing, I can somehow predict that their relationship still wouldn't be smooth sailing. I figured they would still be hunted down, just with less intensity. The truth of the murder was never explained and revealed. (I suppose its left out for other routes.)
So I'm guessing it needs an epilogue for the sweet ending- to detail MC and Ran's future. It doesn't need to be all sweet, but to leave a more conclusive note on their destination and the world around them.
Ran is still an Albino and still sought out. MC is still a runaway princess, there's no telling when the murder crime will be shifted on her again. To be fair life in the world of Wilder will never be smooth sailing, but at least leave a clearer picture of its aftermath.
I love this series and VN, and will be buying all routes because I want to explore more of the world of Wilder. If there's a epilogue fanbook, I think I'll definitely buy it digitally.
One word to describe this game, magnificent.
I've never felt so immersed in a visual novel game before. I found myself debating every choice and trying so hard to understand the motivations of all the characters. The world design for this story goes above and beyond. Proud to say I definitely cried and loved it!
What an amazing game, the art is beautiful, the writing is perfect, i love love love this game! Worth thrice the price, and the story was giving me butterflies and heart twangs. 10/10 would recommend again and again, can't wait to play the other routes!!!
I just can’t even describe how grateful I am to you and your collaborators of creating a game or a route like this. I’ve played Aloners earlier and loved it and at the time I thought I would definitely play Wilder as soon as I have enough time to concentrate properly. In the meantime, I did play the demo. When the time came I bought Ran’s route as I planned earlier, and I would quote "the rest is a blur" :D I didn’t read the whole story at the same day and I guess that made it harder to concentrate on reality, since I kept thinking what would happen next and I was missing the game and dialogue between the MC and Ran. Ran is a perfect character and I fell in love with him and the story. I tried to read the story slower and prolong the game, so it wouldn’t face its end, but of course it eventually did. I truly feared that I’m going to lose him on certain parts of the game, even though I knew it can’t happen. One night I had to go to sleep in the middle of the game, after one of the tragic parts and I was sitting on a chair, literally holding my head in my hands and thinking I couldn’t go to sleep until the situation is settled :D I would read a sequel and sequel’s sequel if there were those. I read these comments here and noticed that there would be epilogues of characters including Ran in the full game and that made me feel better after the “game hangover” which I guess I still have and it’s probably long lasting. I got the sweet end and that was sweet, although it’s bitter to pull back reality after such a lovely and interesting gaming experience full of emotions.
Besides Ran, the dialogue and the story, I also loved the world, music, CG illustrations and background art of the game and everything including the names of characters and places and amount of save slots. Those landscapes and illustrations would make perfect desktop wallpapers! What is more, I think it’s great that there also are choices you can make without thinking how it would affect the final result, but they still have an effect on the dialogue.
I definitely will buy the full game when it’s released and wait for the epilogue and hope to explore the game’s world more and maybe play other routes someday in the future as well, if I ever get over Ran’s story, at the moment playing other routes would feel kinda like a betrayal :D It helps to know that there are others on the same boat as well. Again, thank you so so much! And sorry about a long post :D
I love this game so much! I've bought both of the games and I am in love with them, the artwork, the story, everything! It made me die on the inside its so good. I really can't wait for the rest of the games in this series! Keep up the good work!!!
Awww, thank you! Amir Story's next, and I hope you like it just as much. :-)
Wow. Just Wow. Amazing story, thank you so much
Got the sweet ending and it's really such an amazing route. Loved it with all my might.
It's so hard to write a dangerous love interest in a way that's not icky and you did it SO WELL. Time to play Bahadur's route!
I have to say, this is the first visual novel that actually made me cry
like a baby ... Thank you so much for this game!!!! Can't wait to play the full release!!
Perhaps the full version of Wilder will be released on Steam, but that's not 100% decided yet.
BAhadur's finally out?! I must find!!!!!!! Been waiting for a long time! Yesss so excited!!!