I loved this movie. I felt like the concept was very fitting, and the game was pretty simple to follow. It didn't take very complicated strategies to solve. I guess the only trick was how it's portrayed as a solely player vs. player game.
There wasn't as much character development as I would have liked, and after watching it there are maybe 4 characters I really know nothing about and suspect were there just to make it a mystery, but knowing all of their stories isn't really necessary either. What's important is that there was OTP.
To those familiar with the Liar Game (manga, drama seasons), you definitely know by now that romance between the main pairing is scarce. The Liar Game is more about strategy and suspense, so this movie hit the motherload. There are at least 3 instances where AkiyamaxNao fans will squeal. Be prepared.
The producers of Liar Game made the right decision, when they cut off the ending of the series and put the final stage in a whole movie. At first I was really angry about that, since I had to wait a long time for the movie. But in the end I am so glad they did what they did.
This movie brings back all the lovely parts of the first two seasons of Liar Game. Namely: Mushroom-head, Akiyama-san and Nao-chan.
The good thing about that movie is, that they are still using mushroomhead as that evil bastard he is. And Nao-chan is still that useless girl. But Akiyama-san finally shows emotion and I think, this movie is just the best that the whole series has. It's short and a highlight. I love all the characters, no matter how evil they are. And even though I found something that wasn't solved all that well (for those who know: Plant!? What happend to that concept?), I was still happy about the ending and the outcome. What I liked most? That RANDOM romance parts, that end up not being romance!! I mean, you can just see Akiyama-san being all sexy and flirty and then he suddenly turns into that cold liar again. I love him too much, I guess.
For the other things: I love the game. And the set. It doesn't really fell like "Garden of Eden", but it still looks so creative and I found myself liking the set so much, that I had to write something about that here.
The overall ending of the game and the reason for the game were a bit so-so, but I think it was a good explanation for what happened. The only thing that made me worried: Isn't Nao-chan in the end the same like the others? Conning people into doing what she wants? Well, sure, it's a good thing, since she wants others to have no debts. But I still think, she isn't as "naive" as they want to make her... Well, go and watch for yourself!! Even if you can't deal with Nao-chan, think of Akiyama-san and then you can manage watching this wonderful movie until the very end!!