>>10135476>After playing Clannad I have to say they made a much, much better job at using some of these "generic" plot devices and making them run smoothly by focusing on every days events rather than the obvious drama.
A better job? Mate, it was the same thing all over again. I am quite sure you're talking about the After Story, right? That thing started with "BAAAWW I cannot make friends" and "BAAAWW why can't she make friends?". After that "BAAAW I cannot redo the drama club", and "BAAW why can't she do it?" and then "BAAAW I cannot even graduate". After all of that, you get Sanae's and Fuuko's family's stories which were quite decent, I'll agree with that.
After that, Key returned to its roots and killed Nagisa
; then, the main character went emo. The story after that was quite good, since it was about the guy dealing with his issues, trying to keep up with his life and become a good parent. Then, Key struck back and killed Ushio
, and simply trashed all what the main character had to go through, and as a consequence all what he had grown, just to give one sad moment, and to have the happy ending afterwards.
In the end, it's the same thing all over again.