さくら、咲きました。 – Miyako Route

Just a brief update as I felt I needed to rant about this somewhere…

To get straight to the point: it… wasn’t very well handled at all.

It may improve later on, or rather it better bloody improve but, it feels awfully wrong to be reading a story about the world supposedly “ending” yet it feels like the world ending is almost a sub plot that gets mentioned here and there. Such as, oh hey they’re discussing the ways to escape extinction and the stores are having difficulty restocking supplies because, who wants to work at this point of time?

All of that has practically nothing to do with the main characters as they’re just normal students, ones that don’t age but hey that’s more or less the norm isn’t it?

In any case, they basically turned the response to the end of the world into a very simple response: everyone is depressed and is shutting themselves in their homes. Half of the students don’t come and eventually after the first attempt to shoot down the meteor failed, the school decided to go on an indefinite break as well.

So apparently humanities response to the forthcoming end is to shut themselves in their rooms and be depressed. Amazing, I never would have thought.

In the meantime our characters are having drama of their own, Miyako is selected for the “Space immigration program” which in a nutshell means that they’ll run off to space. But of course they lack the spaceships to do so, therefore only selected people or people who pass the exams can board the ship. As the protagonist fell in love with her, he tries to take the exam in order to board the ship with her but fails partially because he ruined his health the day before it.

So that means they’ll happily die together right? No.

The problem gets solved because they had sex like rabbits and ended up getting Miyako pregnant, as the rules state that specially selected people are permitted to bring along their partner and children, the protagonist ended up qualifying because of that. Sorry, this came off as wrong in various ways to me but for time being I’ll smash my head into my desk.

Back from doing that let’s continue. The story basically winds up as a cheesy drama of the other characters accepting that they’ll (probably) die but Miyako will live for the sake of them as well, with the story ending at their tearful farewell and protag, Miyako watching as they part from Earth.

You can argue that it wasn’t that bad but I’m pretty damn sure they could’ve handled more or less 99% of the population dying better than that. In a sense you could say the story is like:

It is announced the world will end. Our protagonist lives life as usual because he doesn’t have any superpowers to save the world like what happens in his animes.

It’s probably only reasonable if you think of it in that way, sure the world ending was unavoidably a major plot point but there was barely any emphasis on it. It was more focused on how the characters go on and accept their deaths or whatever. In a nutshell, this story better bloody improve or else my future (for the next 5 or so routes) is pretty damn dark.

Ranting complete, I’m back to reading it. At times like these I wonder if you have to be a masochist to enjoy reading VNs.

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