Slow Damage Taku Murase Walkthrough


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Where to Buy: Digital | Physical

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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.

Taku Route Walkthrough

Chapter 1: Fraise

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

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

Directed Exploration (Nov. 9 Noon)

Select: Move

  • Murase Clinic:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive

Select: Move

  • Towa Atelier:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive

Select: Move

  • Shopping St.:
    • Select Talk
    • Choose Positive

Select: Move

  • Tajima’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

  • Murase Clinic:
    • 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: Doctor

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, child abuse (implied), pedophilia (mentioned), graphic CGs

Free Exploration (Dec. 21 Noon)

Select: Move > Murase Clinic

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “hilarious” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Emoto Central Park

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “can’t tell anyone” Palette Acquired

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

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

Select: Move > Kouou St.

  • Choose Positive

Select: Move > Nightlife District

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “how you really feel” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Takanokuchi Hospital

Select: Move > Tajima’s

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

Select: Move > Towa’s Atelier

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Provoke him to find out what kind of person he really is…?

  • Choose Positive (Observe his reaction?)
    • the same
    • can’t tell anyone
  • Choose Negative (…provoke him a little?)
    • can’t tell anyone
    • how you really feel
  • Choose Negative (Provoke him?)
  • Choose Negative (Dig around?)
    • hilarious
  • What other topic might interest Asakura? > Select Same college as Taku (page 1)

Interrogation – Fluster him until he starts talking

  • Choose Positive (Relax)
  • Choose Negative (Press him)
    • hilarious
    • how you really feel
  • Choose Negative (Question him?)
    • hiding something
  • He won’t let anything slip that easily? Which means… > Select Past incidents (page 2)

Free Exploration (Dec 25 Night)

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

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “It’s a secret” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Kouou St.

  • Choose Positive > “what matters most” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Abaro Alley:

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “can I ask why?” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Nightlife District

Select: Move > Roost

  • End Exploration > Yes

Directed Exploration (Dec 27 Night)

Select: Move > Takanokuchi Hospital

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Press him and make him admit his desires…

  • Choose Positive (Show affection)
    • can I ask why?
  • Choose Negative (Provoke him?)
    • say nothing
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • say nothing
  • Choose Negative (Provoke him more?)
  • … I should be plain and upfront with him. > Select Hayato (page 2)

Interrogation – Gotta Get him to trust me so he’ll open up about his secret desire

  • Choose Positive (Show affection)
    • the same
    • it’s a secret
  • Choose Positive (Bait him?)
    • can’t tell anyone
  • Choose Positive (Find out for sure?)
    • can’t tell anyone
    • what matters most

Save for Asakura Madness Ending

  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • it’s a secret
    • can I ask why
  • Choose Negative (Answer as a god would?)
  • Asakura’s true desires > Select Angel (page 3)

Chapter 3 – Murase Takuma – Nostalgia

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic physical violence, blood, gore, body harm, self harm, drug use, sexual violence, graphic CGs

Free Exploration (Jan 6 Night)

Select: Move > Murase Clinic

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “don’t see it” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Shopping St

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “are you interested” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Emoto Central Park

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

Select: Move > Kokinoko Bridge

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “might die”

Select Move > Kouou St

Select: Move > Police Station

  • End Exploration > Yes

Directed Exploration (Jan 7 Noon)

Save for Mayu Madness Ending

Select: Move > Kouou St

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative

Select: Move > Towa’s Atelier

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Ask for details

  • Choose Negative (Respond rationally?)
  • Choose Positive (Play along?)
    • might die
    • what exactly do you want
  • Choose Negative (Joke around a little?)
    • don’t see it
    • are you interested
  • Ask Rei what’s been bothering him? > Select Studying (page 1)

Interrogation – Maybe I’ll talk to Taku a little longer

  • Choose Positive (Ask another question?)
    • are you interested
  • Choose Positive (Kiss up a bit?)
    • what exactly do you want
    • don’t see it
  • Choose Positive (Answer plainly?)
  • Choose Negative (Make a joke?)
    • are you interested
    • what exactly do you want
  • What else can I say? > Select Overprotective (page 1)

Free Exploration (Jan 9 Noon)

Select: Move > Yanagawa Coffee

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “makes me think” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Shopping St

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Negative > “that’s the answer” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > ROSE

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “spill my guts” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Emoto Central Park

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “no choice but to give up”

Select: Move > Taijima’s

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive > “don’t you dare run” Palette Acquired

Select: Move > Seaside Park

Select: Move > Towa’s Atelier

  • End Exploration > Yes

Interrogation – Play bad cop until he admits why he’s hesitating

  • Choose Negative (Purposefully provoke him?)
  • Choose Negative (Push him away?)
    • don’t you dare run
    • that’s the answer
  • Choose Positive (Inform him plainly?)
    • might die
  • Ask him again > Select Drugs (page 2)

Interrogation – Press him until he agrees to a decision

  • Choose Negative (Press him?)
    • no choice but to give up
    • don’t you dare run
  • Choose Positive (Prompt him to think about it?)
    • makes me think
    • no choice but to give up
  • Choose Positive (Rephrase?)
    • spill my guts
    • don’t see it
  • Choose Negative (Drop some sarcasm in there?)
    • don’t you dare run
  • Choose Positive (Egg him on?)
    • might die
  • How can I fluster Taku even more > Select Surrogate goldfish (page 3)

Interrogation – Find out what changed Taku

  • Choose Positive (Ask why?)
    • no choice but to give up
    • makes me think
  • Choose Negative (Provoke him a little?)
    • that’s the answer
  • Choose Positive (…Look at him?)
  • When Rei said Taku’s overprotective of me > Select Overprotective (page 1)

Interrogation – Gotta find out what Taku’s true desire is

Save for Taku Madness Ending

  • Choose Positive (Ask bluntly?)
    • that’s the answer
    • are you interested
    • spill my guts
  • Taku mentioned something about how long we’ve known each other > Select All this time (page 2)

Directed Exploration (Mar 27 Noon)

Select Move > Taku’s Apartment

  • End Exploration > Yes

Taku 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 1 – 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 2 – 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


Asakura Madness End

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic violence, blood, gore, body harm, drug use, dubious consent, graphic CG

Load Save for Asakura Madness Ending

Chapter 2: Doctor

  • Choose Negative (Press him a little more?)
    • it’s a secret
    • can I ask why
  • Choose Positive (Agree?)
  • Asakura’s true desires > Select Angel (page 3)

Asakura Madness End


Mayu Ending

Load Save for Mayu Ending

Chapter 3: Nostalgia

Directed Exploration

Select: Move > Kouou St

  • Select Talk
  • Choose Positive

Mayu End


Taku Madness End

Content Warnings (click to reveal)

graphic violence, blood, gore, body harm, drug use, dubious consent, graphic CG

Load Save for Taku Madness Ending

Chapter 3: Nostalgia

Interrogation – Gotta find out what Taku’s true desire is

  • Choose Positive (Ask bluntly?)
    • don’t you dare run
    • no choice but to give up
    • what exactly do you want
    • don’t see it
  • Taku mentioned something about how long we’ve known each other > Select All this time (page 2)

Taku Madness End


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