I just finished the 8th episode today with both endings. And I’ll have you know, I sobbed ugly tears that could fill a whole pool Mainly in Battler and Sayo’s scene. Even now I am still deluding myself hoping she somehow survived and that they could meet again. If you believe in miracles they"ll happen, right? Bern and Lamdbeldelta line really hit me too “We will meet again. When something else cries” that really hit hard. The final scene where they all welcomed battler back also made me want to bawl my eyes out. Overall episode 8 magic ending was very touching. Although I was quite confused about why everyone hated trick ending. It wasnt all that bad for me at least.
Overall this has been a great game, definitely my most favorite. Hoping after many years of its release that we’ll get an anime adaptation by ufotable or likewise, not something that leaves out many important details cough studio deen cough.
My favourite characters overall have been Willard and Dlanor, their badass scene when fighting those goats definitely got to me.
I have a hope that maybe, in another fragment Battler and Sayo got to live together. I think rather the reason why we didnt get a not so happy ending was revealed by ikkuko and probably that was what R7 was thinking. That “Readers would find a happy ending boring”. Maybe this was the best ending fitting, and probably was a happy ending for both Sayo and Battler.
Excuse me for ranting off my thoughts I just felt like getting those out after being an emotional mess.