I used to tell my friend a lot about Umineko and how it is the most complex story I have read, but somehow that didn’t get through. What got through was her listening to Ricordando il passato from me numerous times and then listening to it on her own. One day she just started watching a let’s play video on youtube and continued from there. She has been close to finishing Ep 4 for a few months now, but unfortunately due to having to go to two jobs and attend college at the same time, she took a break.
I’ve told many others about Umineko and its multilayered structure, but none got to reading it so far. Most people get interested when I tell them about the overall plot of the series, rather than the plot of the first game.