This is biased A: because I only finished Masumi’s path and Jun’s path and B: because I don’t like slice-of-lifes that aren’t called Aria.
Kazoku Keikaku （released by JastUSA in English a while ago) is about a bunch of people who don’t really fit into society coming together to live under a single roof. Each has their own past that is trying to resurface, and each holds a different opinion of the world. But the one thing that connects them is that, for the sake of everyone, they are to be a family.
The music is decent but forgettable, the art is decent but forgettable, the programming was done with minimal effort, the voice acting was okay.
The story was much too long. there was an insane amount of time spent on the happy, everyday family moments, which I didn’t care for. Sure, Tsubasa trying to punch Hiroshi is funny the first time, but I really got sick of it. There’s a minimal amount of build up in the excessively long main plot line, and the individual character paths are so short it’s pathetic. After playing, I don’t feel attached to any of the characters, and I’m not going to bother with finishing the 3 other paths because I don’t want to waste another 2 hours skipping through the main storyline.
I don’t care that erogamescape rated it as the greatest visual novel of all time or that people say it’s a tearjerker. As far as I know, Masumi’s path was a complete bore and Jun’s path was between touching and okay. I wish I never tried to waste my time playing this game.
And another thing, my computer has been having problems ever since I started playing this game. I might have to get it formatted again, so don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from me for a while.