Thoroughly addicting. npckc has this impeccable way of writing characters you can easily relate with. It's extremely hard not to get attached to these characters. This is a very complete story with a lot of depth. Simple gameplay that doesn't drag on. I haven't played the endless mode because I'm not a fan of idle clickers.
The soundtrack is pleasant and I was surprised to find it was mostly by npckc this time instead of shidzumi. I liked npckc's tracks in A YEAR OF SPRINGS (I have a new ringtone now...), but one of shidzumi's was my absolute favorite. There's this really nice track in A HERO AND A GARDEN by npckc, though. It's still crazy to me that one person can write, draw, and do music for a game by themselves.
It's the small touches I noticed and really appreciated. Like the way character's names change when the protagonist's view changes. The way the world and these character's stories are built up little by little, as we find out what exactly the real story is behind "the incident".
There were times when I flipped between the English and 日本語 version of the game, wondering how the heck it could have been written in a different language. The different language versions offer quite a different flavor to each other.
I have only one piece of advice to offer: don't play this game at midnight, or you'll never get any sleep.