After finishing Pure Girl I felt pretty burned out from reading VNs so for a change of pace I ended up playing some games, namely going through Summon Night X which was… okay I guess. At least it served to help me recover.
Anyway, this time it’s yet another Whirlpool game…
… You know, the games they produce tend to have pleasant characters and all but there always seems to be something missing from the story. It’s welcome that the settings change here and there though.
This time around we follow the protagonist Lute in a world where dragons exist and music-related work is highly respected.
Lute attends a prestigious music academy as a composer, unfortunately his grades aren’t very good as he only barely made it into the second grade. Arguably part of the reason is because his way of composing doesn’t follow standards much, leaving him with bad grades as a result of that.
As the story progresses his non blood related younger sister Mel is introduced, his classmates, seniors and through some twist of fate, a baby dragon falls out of the sky and creates a crater in his garden. It appeared to take a liking for the Lute which ultimately results in him taking care of it with Mel.
In addition through further twists of fate, he also got acquainted with the princess of the country, Floria who is renown for her song when she sneaked out of the castle, being somewhat tomboyish. She later transferred to his class as well.
I’d just like to point out something first. I know there’s plot conveniences and all but I’m fairly bothered by the fact that the setting appears to be set in medieval or similar times, with monarchy, castles and all existing. And then you suddenly have modern technology popping out whenever convenient.
It doesn’t particularly matter but it was bothering to see the contrast in technology in the strangest points.
Anyway, if I had to try and describe the protagonists personality then… a fairly straightforward guy who constantly hits on beautiful women he finds and promptly gets turned down. Usually this sort of character archetype belongs to the protagonists best friend who never finds any women while the protagonist effortlessly obtains a harem so it’s a fairly refreshing protagonist. Amusingly Lute also gets along with his best friend perfectly as their thoughts are often in sync.
The heroines are pretty cute with only one girl I didn’t particularly care about so all in all considering Whirlpool games are practically charages, everything works out just fine.
On a different note, October releases are coming soon but… mass majority of the games I was interested in decided to get delayed so… I guess I only have 2 or 3 stories of interest to pick up this month. It doesn’t necessarily only apply to VNs but it’s pretty depressing whenever something you’re looking forward gets delayed.
This month will likely mostly consist of me digging around my backlog for something to read… sigh.