Slow Damage Rei Izumi Walkthrough


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ROUTE TIPS & NOTES

  • Taku and Rei‘s routes are available from the start of the game.
    • Madarame‘s route should be cleared AFTER finishing the first two routes.
    • Fujieda‘s route unlocks after you clear Madarame’s route.
  • Each route has a Euphoria end and a Madness end, along with a few early Game Over ends.
  • Slow Damage doesn’t follow the usual visual novel gameplay. Gameplay is split between Exploration and Interrogation modes.
    • In Exploration, you can visit various locations and interact with other characters to collect key phrases that will be used during Interrogations.
    • In Interrogation, you can confront a character and get them to reveal their true desires by presenting the key phrases you collect during Exploration.
    • In lieu of traditional visual novel choices, you will react to situations by choosing Positive or Negative. These choices will shift the story towards either Euphoria or Madness.

Rei Route Walkthrough

Chapter 1: Fraise

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, knife play, graphic CGs

Free Exploration (Nov. 9 Noon)

Select: Move

  • Murase Clinic:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive

Select: Move

  • Towa Atelier:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Negative

Select: Move

  • Shopping St.:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive

Select: Move

  • Taijima’s:
    • End Exploration > Yes

Free Exploration (Nov. 14 Noon)

Select: Move

  • Murase Clinic:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Negative > “No problem for you” Palette Acquired

Select: Move

  • Yanagawa Café

Select: Move

  • Shopping St:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive > “Like” Palette Acquired

Select: Move

  • ROSE:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Negative

Select: Move

  • Emoto Central Park:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Negative > “What’s gotten into you” Palette Acquired

Select: Move

  • Towa’s Atelier:
    • End Exploration > Yes

Free Exploration (Nov. 15 Night )

Select: Move

  • Murase Clinic

Select: Move

  • Residential Area:
    • “It’s all over” Palette Acquired
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive

Select: Move

  • Shopping St:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive

Select: Move

  • Emoto Central Park:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive > “Don’t hold back” Palette Acquired

Select: Move

  • Kokinoko Bridge:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Negative > “I feel you” Palette Acquired

Select: Move

  • Hagoita St. (Dist. D):
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive > “screwed” Palette Acquired

Select: Move

  • Roost:
    • End Exploration > Yes

Directed Exploration (NoV. 23 NIGHT)

Select: Move

  • Roost:
    • End Exploration > Yes

Directed Exploration (NoV. 23 NIGHT)

Select: Move

  • Emoto Central Park

Select: Move

  • Kouou St.

Select: Move

  • Abaro Alley:
    • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Talk to him and calm him down

*Here you’ll use some of the inspiration phrases you collected previously

Save for Ikuina Madness Ending

  • Choose Negative (…Provoke him a little?)
    • I feel you
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • Say nothing
  • Choose Negative (Provoke him?)
    • Say nothing
  • What did Ikuina use for his art? > Select Flowers (page 2)

Interrogation – Gotta Expose his Secrets

  • Choose Positive (Press him further?)
    • No problem for you
  • Choose Negative (Bait him?)
    • Don’t hold back
    • Say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Say it plainly?)
    • Like
  • Choose Negative (Make him sweat?)
    • What’s gotten into you?
  • The symbol of his desire is… > Select Scars (page 2)

Chapter 2: Brother

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic physical violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, graphic CGs

Free Exploration (Dec. 24th)

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “just not normal” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Abaro Alley

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “Really?” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Nightlife District:

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “That’s hilarious” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Takanokuchi Clinic

Select: Move > Tajima’s

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “pretty fucked up” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Kouou St.

  • End Exploration > Yes

Free Exploration (Dec. 25th Noon)

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “still rememberPalette Acquired

Select: Move > Kouou St.

Select: Move > Abaro Alley:

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “Sounds fun” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Roost

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Ask About what Happened…?

  • Choose Positive (Ask for details?)
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • That’s hilarious
  • Choose Negative (Ask casually?)
    • Really?
    • Sounds fun
  • Does Mizuno think he’s the culprit…? > Select Nakamura (page 1)

Interrogation – Should I dig Deeper?

  • Choose Negative (Respond curtly?)
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • pretty fucked up
    • Sounds fun
  • Choose Positive (Ask another question?)
    • just not normal
  • Ask about that thing Eiji mentioned? > Select Kirihara (page 1)

Free Exploration (Dec 28th Night)

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

Select: Move > Kouou St.

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “take what I can get” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Abaro Alley

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Select: Move > Nightlife District:

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “the same” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Takanokuchi Clinic

Select: Move > Police Station

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Select: Move > Towa’s Atelier

  • End Exploration > Yes

Directed Exploration (Dec 28th)

Select: Move > Kouou St.

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

Select Emoto Central Park

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Reveal his desire…?

Save for Kirihara Madness Ending

  • Choose Positive (Play along for a bit?)
    • pretty fucked up
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • just not normal
    • the same
  • Choose Positive (Press him?)
  • Choose Positive (Wheedle him?)
    • Sounds fun
    • just not normal
  • Choose Negative (Negotiate?)
  • Choose Positive (show understanding?)
    • take what I can get
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • that’s hilarious
    • Say nothing
  • Choose Negative
    • Really?
  • Choose Positive (Answer?)
  • What Kirihara wants > Select Birds of a feather (page 3)

Chapter 3 – Izumi Rei – Contradiction

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic physical violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, body modification, body dismorphia, homophobia (mentioned), suicidal ideation, graphic CGs

Free Exploration (Jan. 12 NOON)

Select: Move > Murase Clinic

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “is it the right thing to do?” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. D)

Select: Move > Kouou St.

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “what do you want” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Station: North Exit

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “I get it” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > City Ruins

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “no can do” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Deathmatch Area

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “something…” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Towa’s Atelier

  • End Exploration > Yes

Direct Exploration (Jan. 13 Night)

Save for Kotarou Ending

Select: Move > Nightlife District

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative

Select: Move > Roost

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Ask for Details

  • Choose Positive (Show Affection?)
    • is it the right thing to do?
    • no can do
  • Choose Positive (Just nod?)
    • no can do
    • something…
  • Choose Negative (Ask directly?)
  • Choose Positive (Show a little affection?)
    • I get it
    • What do you want?
  • Now I see what made Rei isolate himself > Select Rei’s Father (page 1)

Interrogation – Maybe I’ll talk to Rei A little longer

  • Choose Positive (Respond gently?)
    • is it the right thing to do?
    • I get it
  • Choose Negative (Joke around a little?)
    • What do you want
  • Choose Negative (Press him a little more…?)
  • What’s troubling Rei…? > Select Debt (page 2)

Free Exploration (Jan 18 Night)

Select: Move > Kouou St.

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “death is tragic” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Abaro Alley

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “I just can’t” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Nightlife District

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “there’s always an explanation” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Tajima’s

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “that much” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Hagoita St. (Dist. C)

Select: Move > Roost

  • End Exploration > Yes

Directed Exploration (Jan. 19 Night)

Select: Move > Rei’s Condo

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Calm him down

  • Choose Negative (Press him a little more?)
    • something…
  • Choose Positive (Answer gently?)
    • that much
    • is it the right thing to do?
  • Choose Negative (Answer calmly?)
    • there’s always an explanation
  • Choose Negative (Lean into it?)
  • Choose Positive (Accept it?)
    • no can do
    • I just can’t
  • The reason Rei’s suffering this much… > Select Moneymatches (page 2)

Interrogation – Should I continue the conversation

  • Choose Negative (Pester him a little?)
    • is it the right thing to do?
  • Choose Positive (Show affection)
    • I just can’t
    • no can do
  • Choose Negative (Strongarm him?)
    • death is tragic
  • Sakaki told me about Rei’s father> Select Human trafficking (page 2)

Interrogation – Have a level-headed conversation with Rei

  • Choose Negative (Make a joke?)
    • what do you want?
  • Choose Positive (Give my positive impression?)
  • Choose Positive (Respond plainly?)
    • death is tragic
  • Choose Negative (Speak my mind?)
    • no can do
  • Rei seems anxious. Probably his lingering trauma > Select Contradiction (page 3)

Interrogation – Gotta find out for sure how Rei feels

  • Choose Negative (Question him back?)
  • Choose Positive (Discuss the particulars?)
    • is it the right thing to do?
    • say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • I get it
  • Choose Negative (Discuss the possibilities?)
  • Choose Negative (Respond rationally?)
    • no can do
    • what do you want
  • He sublimated his desire to change into something else. > Select Body Modification (page 1)

Interrogation – Should we discuss his desires

  • Choose Positive (Agree?)
    • say nothing
  • Choose Negative (Speak my mind?)
    • something…
    • I just can’t

Save for Rei Madness Ending

  • Choose Positive (Comment on Rei?)
    • is it the right thing to do?
  • Choose Negative (Respond rationally?)
    • what do you want
    • no can do
    • I get it
  • Find out for sure what made Rei want to change > Select Rei’s father (page 1)

Interrogation – Can I beat Sakaki

  • Choose Negative (Rein him in?)
  • Choose Negative (Stay quiet?)
  • Choose Positive (Act confident?)
  • Choose Positive (Press him?)
  • Choose Positive (Tease him a little?)
  • Choose Negative (Express my opinion?)
  • This is it > Select I’m not going to call it (page 1)

Rei Euphoria End


Ikuina Madness End

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, knife play, graphic CGs

Load Save for Ikuina Madness Ending

Chapter 1: Fraise

Interrogation – Talk to him and calm him down

  • Choose Positive (Show affection)
    • I feel you
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • Say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • I feel you
  • What did Ikuina use for his art? > Select Flowers (page 2)

Interrogation – Gotta Expose His secrets

  • Choose Negative (Tease him?)
    • No problem for you
  • Choose Positive (Say it flat-out?)
    • Say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Say it plainly?)
    • Like
  • Choose Positive (Answer?)
    • Say nothing
  • The symbol of his desire is… > Select Scars (page 2)

Ikuina Madness End


Kirihara Madness End

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic physical violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, death, graphic CGs

Load Save for Kirihara Madness Ending

Chapter 2: Brother

  • Choose Positive (Play along for a bit?)
    • pretty fucked up
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • just not normal
    • the same
  • Choose Positive (Press him?)
  • Choose Positive (Wheedle him?)
    • Sounds fun
    • just not normal
  • Choose Negative (Negotiate?)
  • Choose Positive (show understanding?)
    • take what I can get
  • Choose Negative (Make a joke?)
    • that’s hilarious?
    • still remember
  • Choose Negative (Respond realistically)
    • take what I can get
  • Choose Positive (Answer?)
  • What Kirihara wants > Select Birds of a feather (page 3)

Kirihara Madness End


Kotarou Ending

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic sexual violence, blood, graphic physical violence, body harm, self harm, graphic CG

Load Save for Kotarou Ending

Chapter 3: Contradiction

Directed Exploration (JAN. 13 Night)

Select: Move > Nightlife District:

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Kotarou End


Rei Madness End

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic sexual violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, body modification, graphic CG

Load Save for Rei Madness Ending

Chapter 3

Interrogation – Should we discuss his desires

  • Choose Negative (Comment on his mother?)
    • that much
  • Choose Positive (Respond gently?)
    • what do you want
    • say nothing
  • Lets reconfirm what made Rei want to change > Select Rei’s father (page 1)

Rei Madness End


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