Oof~! Those first two endings hit me hard! I almost cried during one!
I got the first then the second then I pondered what I did wrong and tried doing whatever and it ended out working! (somehow)
First I'd like to say that this game has an utterly fantastic story that really captures a lot of emotions. I'm usually not one for dating sims so I only went the Max route (ending 4? maybe there's another). That said, the game's writing is really good; the plot develops the relationship as it goes through and the MC has a nice and gradual development. Although I can't say her character development was perfect, there were elements that seemed a bit quick or sometimes drawn out. It worked in some areas to draw out her emotions; it making a lot of sense why she'd be so apprehensive, but a few times it just didn't fit right. The plot as it is is a tad weird; some points have tangents that don't do much down the line, I get some as they are for the whole dating sim bit where you choose a character as your end goal, but sometimes it was weird (maybe I'm incorrectly remembering from playing it a few dozen minutes ago).
The characters were all pretty well written: Max fit her role and stuck to character (save for a little bit to do with the relationship between herself and Riley at the time but that didn't make much impact and worked either way) and was a solid character through and through. Cecilia was a nice older-sister sort of character who was strict but felt like there was a lot behind that and she flashed that part of herself when she got to know Riley. And of course, the best girl, Riley; she's probably the best character who has a lot of feelings she has to figure out before she can get on with her life. Her development is great and her general writing and personality is interesting to see. A lot of small things were added into everyone which added a nice little layer that made them all a lot more... what's the word... interesting? Gripping? Whatever it'd be, it made them all so much better.
Might I just say though; Eric or Mason or Gideon or whatever his name was was a bit out of place imo. He came out of nowhere and had little plot relevance (even at the comforting scene where he was more comforting in a partially unrelated note than what was actually wrong). He's not a bad character, I just didn't see what his purpose was. I honestly thought that Riley was going to run into Emma again since she told her to talk to her any time (though then I remembered that Emma is from 1800 and thus might not be a good idea because of the social climate at the time... but having lived in future-vill for three years, she's likely picked up a lot of acceptance for that sort of stuff).
Anyways; dribbling opinions aside, I might have gotten to this game quite late but it's truly spectacular. I'm adding this to my replayible list and I'll most certainly revisit it (and maybe find out how those other endings work; I swear these games I've been playing have the hardest to find endings...). I suggest this to anyone who likes yuri or a nice little emotional journey.
Great job Fablesoft Studios and all who were involved in the making of this game; you've made an amazing experience!
And... Chicken Parm? I've heard it called that, like, twice... is it really more commonly known as that?