Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been busy working on this thing! For those experiencing text input fatigue, keep in mind that the demo is the text input segment of the book. It will seem much less tiresome when a playthrough takes well over five hours.
Thanks for finding that tricky bug! Turns out the Daisuke/Keiko variables weren’t refreshing for multiple playthroughs.
Unless it’s under an < Impulsive > or < Calculated > tag, it’s fair game. If you can trust anything, trust that I’m going to use the most interesting and dramatic character interactions I can get away with. Our budding detective MC is in know-it-all mode, while the other detective of the duo, Toshie/Toshio, is more of a schemer.
It’s a nice contrast, and the alternative of MC keeping silent doesn’t add energy into the scene.
And thank you for that find! ‘Pulled’ definitely works better. The vast majority of deduction and observation increases/decreases are in the first three chapters (the demo portion).
Aside from that, there will be three choices for deduction in chapter 5, and one opportunity for observation in chapter 6. After that, those skills will be set in stone.