It’s five days before graduation, and Ryo Sasaki is in school, making up the hours needed to graduate with the other members of his class (he has a habit of cutting classes). For Ryo, it’s a quiet time to sit and reflect on the past year and all that had happened. As he thinks back on the past year, he remembers all his friends…Kaho, who dragged him into the literary arts club against his will. Kaho’s strange friend Kyoko, who was secretly in love with him. The oddly antisocial Yuka, so cheerful and yet secret ashamed of something. His stepsister Ayame, who took such good care of him after their parents died. And the sexy school nurse Kaori, who always had a healing word for him. Every day held real experiences leaving real memories…days he thought would last forever.

77 Responses to “Crescendo”

  1. Sieghart says:

    This game is gold, every route is enjoyable, seriously. One of the best VN I’ve played.

  2. kapps says:

    Oh men I think I got to pass on this It kinda scares me men ,..

    I’m not really an emotional guy but the first game that made me cry and made me all depressed (for a long time) is game KANA LITTLE SISTER,,,..

    I absorbed all the emotion of the that game and made me not to touch any VN game for 3 months and I’m fund of playing games ..

    Pass on this I don’t have the guts to play it..

  3. Theodoro Cesar says:

    Depressive description o.o

  4. LeFlame says:

    Crescendo is an all time classic, imo. I’ve played through this VN at least 20 times, and every time I find something new to love about it. Like, seriously. The art. While outdated, is extremely beautiful. And, the music is some of the best you’re gonna’ encounter in a VN. If you haven’t played this for some reason, I recommend it strongly. Yuka’s route especially, makes me tear up every time. (Literally, the only other VN to ever make me tear up was Kana. And, I mean, come on… Who DIDN’T cry playing through that thing?)

    • Hmm, says:

      I loved Kana! I, too cried during it.

      How bad is the rape in this game? Otherwise, it looks pretty enjoyable.

      • LeFlame says:

        The rape is toward the end of Yuka’s route. And, it’s done about as tastefully as a rape scene can be done. Meaning, it’s done to enhance the story, not just to have rape, for the sake of having rape. It’s a pretty short scene, though. It can be skipped in like, literally 3 seconds, as well. (Oh, there’s also a kind of rape-ish scene (Not really, because it’s later identified as consensual.) At the start of Ayame’s route. But, again it’s rather tame. I honestly can’t recommend Crescendo enough, though. I really hope the rape tag doesn’t put you off. It’s an epic VN.

  5. Yoyoma says:

    I heard that this game had a version that has additional story included after the ending? Is this that said version?

  6. Yoyoma says:

    Having the “Insert Game Disc” problem even when Crescendo1 and Crescendo2 are both mounted on daemon tools…

  7. Sir newb says:

    Ok for all you nice people out there, this one is abit tricky to do, so heres the steps.
    1)Download and extract the game in the same folder
    2)Download and install Daemon Lite Tools, if you have it go ahead and open it up.
    3)Click add a new Virtual Drive
    4)drag and drop Crescendo1 on to the Virtual Drive and open it up, then install and now here is where you guys are having the problem, when it says Please Insert The Game Disk CD-Rom you will need to drag and drop Crescendo2 on the Virtual Drive then hit OK on the Please Insert The Game Disk CD-Rom.

  8. RayWildshot says:

    Had the same problem. pls assist. tnx

  9. Sid says:

    Awesome man… this game brings back so many memories.

  10. Doflamingo says:

    Admin I have a question like many others i get a error which tells me

    Cant use The connected file GGD

    What should I do ?

  11. Jack says:

    muon.wav, music01.wav not found –> replace the file WMSC

  12. Michael says:

    Is there a working no CD crack for this?

  13. dercreed says:

    So I downloaded all the parts and extracted them, I mounted it with Daemon Tools Ultra but it still says Please Insert the “Game Disk” CD-ROM and click OK. Not really sure what to do

  14. LGTW says:

    You right-click and choose SAVE

  15. Javier Mendoza says:

    Do You need to still have the ISO mounted while Playing the game ?

  16. Some kid says:

    The download link leaves you with 2 iso files, you have to mount them both on the same virtual drive if you do that then the game should run fine

  17. koras says:

    how to make the resoultion big

  18. Morowyn says:

    Alright, let’s see.

    Crescendo isn’t as good as I had hoped it would be. For one, it is overly dramatic. It gives you the option of choosing to be with two of your friends, but it really doesn’t. The story-line directs you towards only one of the girls, and that kind of irritates me a bit.

    Also, the text is on top of the images, instead of being in its own little box below. That kind of upset me as well.

    Other than that, it was alright. The story-line was immersive enough, although dramatic (as I have said). It isn’t the best I’ve played, but it also isn’t the worst.

  19. riiin says:

    nvm i used daemon tools lite but when im installing it, it gets have way then it says please instert disc

  20. riiin says:

    my daemon tools expired so i cant play it T__T

  21. ExtacY says:

    say how do u go to the route after graduation? i still cant figure out really need some help guys

  22. Morowyn says:

    Okay, I installed it and it runs well. Love it so far. One problem…… how is it that you save? I know, sounds like a really dumb question, but when I hit the escape key, it just removes the text from in front of their faces. I don’t even know how to exit the game.

  23. Reiha says:

    Again thanks admin for all your hardwork, downloaded and install without any problems, I like the characters faces since its like looking at a sketchbook and seems very mild to the eyes IMHO.

  24. RemiFromSDM says:

    damn, some of those routes made my shoulders shiver due to depression despite of sex scenes, especially Miyu route ;A;

  25. tidus says:

    Hey guys I read that the Japanese versions contains more cg is that true.

  26. Squalo says:

    First of all, sorry if I make some mistakes, I’m french x)
    I have a problem:
    I have installed the 4 parts, extract them, I have used Daemon Tools to mount the images & co, and the game installation worked. But, when I want to launch the game with “Play” button, it says that Cresus.exe is not working.
    So this is my question: Where exactly have I to put the “CRESUS.exe” file?
    I put one in the disc 1 and an other in the disc 2, but I’m not sure if it is what I had to do.

    I hope somebody will understand where I failed and will be able to explain me what to do, I read so many good comments about this game!
    Thanks ~

  27. kinder-bueno says:

    Am I the only one that voices do not work it’s a shame if someone could explain to me thank you

  28. papaevil says:

    God people READ THE FAQ!!

    All these games work fine. Just learn to read and youll be fine.

    Thanks for the great game!!

  29. Austin says:

    Do you have to mount it I don’t know how

  30. chase says:

    Hey what is the route to Ayame? I can’t find it.

  31. Ijen says:

    It wants the disk what should i do!

  32. Leopold says:

    After mounting the ISO files and running it, I get constant pop-ups that music files cannot be found. The game itself will work fine, it just lacks music. Anyone have a fix for this?

  33. alex2011 says:

    I have installed and mounted the disc. I get “Cannot use file GGD.” HELP!!!!!

  34. alex2011 says:

    I have installed the game and mounted the play disc. When I click play or use the shortcut on my desktop, I get “Cannot use connected file GGD.” Any idea on how to fix this.

  35. lacres1818 says:

    ok…so it freezes when i hit a H scene with Kaho…any ideas why?

  36. Ryoichi says:

    wow…. love this VN. There is a cameo of the main character and her step sister from Kana Little Sister VN. Are these two VN from the same company?

    • admin says:


      • Claudiu says:

        Hi i have a problem with the game crescendo,i downloaded all the parts,i extracted from archive all the filles but doesnt have a iso file so i can mount it with daemon tools,with CRESUS.exe gives me Registration information incorrect,please install again and with CRESUST.exe gives me Crescendo has not been installed,please install with install disc.I dont know how to install this game please help me

  37. Danilo Antunes says:

    Nice game, nothing too dramatic.

  38. SJJohn says:

    This is one of the first Visual Novels I played that I bought years ago and it was very nice. After I got over the rather large eyes the game was amazing.


    By the way for those of you who got the game from here… is this a different version compared to the one sold in J-List?

  39. crimsin says:

    keep getting a error that says insert disk then when I go to run it keeps saying failed to open music file or sound file its rather annoying I mounted both images using daemon tools as well and it still doesnt run proper please helpIm running windows 7

  40. John117 says:

    Man this game is so depresing haaaaa

  41. John says:

    I downloaded all parts but happen to need only part 1, is this okay? the game runs fine and all I needed was part 1 with both disk to install and disk 1 to mount and play… will I ever need the other disk from the other parts?

    • admin says:

      If you downloaded all parts to the same folder, and extracted first one, then during extraction process winrar automatically opens following parts.
      You won’t be able to play this game by downloading single part only.

  42. Massacre says:

    do i have to download both mirrors?

    When I try to run the 4 it says

    The archive is either in unknown format or damaged

  43. Massacre says:

    I try to run and on all 3 it says

    Archive is either unknown format or damaged

  44. Whenlost says:

    hey i just re-downloaded this game and when i go to play it says something about not being able to use the GGD file?

  45. genericsidekick says:

    1. Download all the parts.
    2. Use a tool such as hjsplit to join the parts together.
    3. Extract using the program of your choice.
    4. Open Daemon Tools and select a virtual drive. If it’s your first time using it, click the “Add Virtual Drive” icon.
    5. Click the “Add File” icon and locate the file that you had previously extracted.
    6. Click and drag the file from the list into one of the virtual drives.
    7. Install the game.

  46. ricky says:

    when u download a file is it okay to download it with winrar and extract/mount after that and if not what do i use to extract it with. If someone could make a video with what to download it with and how to mount/play the game it would be really helpful to all of us thanks

  47. nasadigital says:

    This game is AWESOME!
    thx for upload ^^

  48. Reynaldo says:

    It works 100%ok. Links ok, install disks ok.

  49. Jaredhimself31 says:

    I have tried using Daemon tools with the .iso files for disc one and two and all that happens is that it opens up a window that displays the contents of the rar file. If I try running CRESUST on either disc One or Two I get the start menu to come up but when I push play it says to insert the play disc. If I try to mount disc one or two the first problem I menitoned occurs. So what the heck am I doing wrong?

  50. Whenlost13 says:

    I just installed this yesterday and all but when I go to run the game it says Can’t use the connected file GGD. I could really use some help. I even tried mounting it.

  51. Gamer says:

    I have problem with Crescendo. When I opened this game showed comunicat:There Will be no voice or sound effects beacouse the system does not support ADPCM files. Do you wish to continue? ( CODE = 0:0)
    Later I tried installed Microsoft ADPCM Audio Codec, IMA ADPCM Audio Codec and all default codecs.. It didn’t work.
    What should I do now?

  52. Nhu says:

    I used demon tool lite v.4 to mount the ISO file but there’s a warning: “Crescendo has not been installed. Please install with install disk”. Help me!

  53. Tom says:

    I was able to install it fine, and ran it perfectly; however, when i did run it, i found that there was an absence of .wav files for the music. Is anyone else having this problem or can i find the music else where?

  54. Jerry says:

    Downloaded but does not run. told to download an opening program for .rar files still not working downloaded the viewer still nothing. What now?

  55. admin says:

    First of all – all uploads are checked before being posted – i can guarantee that there are no viruses.
    That being said, some antiviruses detect DRM protection of orginal game exes as trojans – this is false positive as a result of how those things work ( encrypt code and connect to license server).
    You can ignore those warnings and use cracked .exe’s – they have DRM part removed.

  56. sasori231 says:

    what the hell,This game got win32/stiller virus lol the virus will made u apllication became crash.Post new want lol.

  57. yuki says:

    daemon tools should work im using premium and it works

  58. joebo says:

    it dosent work i even did it with daemon tools

  59. sji67 says:

    read the faq please 😀 daemon tools, mount it with that.

  60. Kudo says:

    ummm rite i finish installing this…now how do i play? Everytime I try to play i get a insert disk menu asking me to put in the play disc?

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