Finishing the Main Episode unlocks the Gift part of the game. It contains the Backstage, Concert Hall, and the Art Gallery.
I don’t know about you but I was super excited for the Backstage. Morgana slew everyone in the first game’s backstage. And so in this game too.
May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!
The backstage introduces all the characters that appear in the game with Ceren as the guide and mediator. That is in contrast to the usual guide who is Morgana. But then again, she’ll probably just ditch everyone ESPECIALLY Jacopo and go straight to where Michel is www.
In addition to the introduction, they also show each character’s sprites. Then, Ceren compares the events in the FD and the last chapter in the first game. In that game, Michel changes history in order to save Morgana. Meanwhile, in Requiem, it shows how things escalated resulting in Morgana’s curse.
As always, the interaction between the characters is hilarious! Despite all the bad blood that happened in the main game, everything is water under the bridge in the Backstage. Expect a lot of breaking the fourth wall too www. The characters joke around a lot at the expense of Jacopo. I feel bad for him for being bullied but it’s easy to bully the younger Jacopo. And the lovesick Jacopo is the most entertaining to watch. Just look at his inner thoughts – which the other characters always seem to read.
Someone’s jealous lol.
A Requiem for Innocence consists of 48 songs. While the songs are all amazing, my favorite is Serie de Fragmento. This song is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I also love Little Swallow. It has an ethereal feel which suits the scene where it is used.
It is interesting to note that the first 6 songs include a CG and its lyrics like the one featured above. I’ve been searching high and low for the lyrics of Serie de Fragmento, not knowing that Novectacle already provided it. Good job.
Moyatarou’s art is glorious as always – glorious and haunting. There is a small amount of CGs though, only 13 images. No CG when they are all young, happy, and free nor CGs of Odilon and Gratien. Meanwhile, I find it weird that there is this one CG of Ceren that appears in the official website and press releases but isn’t included in the 13 CG in the game.
After finishing the Backstage, you’ll unlock Fragments. A short story that continues Jacopo’s dream from the main episode. I love this but in retrospect, this is heartbreaking. This is something Jacopo and Morgana could have. They both yearn for this but they are so far down the rabbit hole already.
There is a series of choices that appears here. Though I’m not sure if you can call it ‘choices’ since there really isn’t any other choices. It only has one dialogue to click. I don’t really understand why is it like that and why it isn’t a normal straight storytelling. But in addition to the what could have in this scene, the lines are the ones that Jacopo could have said or perhaps wished he said to Morgana.
Annnd that’s it. Next post will be a wrapping up one.
The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem for Innocence
- A Requiem for Innocence – Main Episode
- The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem for Innocence – Sub Episodes
- The House in Fata Morgana -Another Episodes – Final Thoughts