I never expected it to be the best visual novel I have ever played.

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When I first heard that a visual novel centered around dating girls with physical disabilities was being made, my first thought was "only in Japan." Of course, I was completely wrong.

While made in the style of a typical Japanese visual novel—and even based on a Japanese sketch— was created by a group of fans from all over the world who met on the message board 4chan.

In case you are unaware of who and what one might encounter on 4chan, be forewarned as you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy on the internet than in the bowels of 4chan.

So heading in, I was sure this would be at best a satire of visual novels and at worst a horribly insensitive, offensive, racist, sexist pile of irreverent hate.

What makes the story great is seeing how he comes to terms with all this—or in some cases, doesn't—as well as how falling in love alters his view on what's happened in the past and on his life to come.

Other than Hisao, the main characters are the possible love interests: a blind girl, a girl with no legs, a girl with no arms, a girl covered in burn scars, and a deaf-mute.

Of course, that's not how Hisao (or the writers) look at them.

While it is a game based around dating, much of the plot focuses on how Hisao is acclimating to his new life.

Anyone who ever changed schools as a child has felt some of Hisao's worries.