Here we go, though it’s a bit late, third route down and two to go! Finally reaching the main meat of the story, I expect the situation to become more clear from here on.
Shino’s route was pretty fine, as long as you excluded the parts about Shino herself. No, it doesn’t actually help that as soon as her back story was revealed she devolved into a moeblob but well, it wasn’t far off from my expectations. Considering her generally bitchy attitude here and there and some pointers here and there about her ever so tragic past I more or less expected it to be some sappy story anyway.
I’m pretty sure I enjoyed it simply because of Ayato and his friend’s antics and what little information they revealed in her route.
They really are keeping the mystery up in the air, I hope they don’t close things anticlimatically with something along the lines of “Hey, you know all of the incidents that happened? They were caused by foreign spies trying to steal our technology” ./end.
In reality it is vaguely beginning to look that way, be it how in 2/3 of the routes some random enemy invades and tries to steal their research or how someone was trying to frame Shino in as a spy. The experiments by this point is 100% confirmed to be simply lastest technology weapon testing with each having special attributes. In Renka’s case it feels like a heavy armored mobile artillery, in Mashiro’s case it seems to be an agil stealth mecha with focus on close combat with stealth abilities and finally in Shino’s case it’s… a mecha that controls other mechas… It’s… esp! Or at least that’s how it looks like anyway since it seems to be hinted that they had to go out of their way to find some mentally unstable girl who’s hardly cut out to be a soldier at all to pilot it. Well it’s new technology, whatever the bloody hell flies at this point.
I assume in the upcoming Tamaki… was her name Tamaki? I feel like because of the entire military business she’s rarely ever called by her name outside of by Ayato but anyway, in the upcoming Tamaki route we’ll probably delve into the mysterious medical technologies as it seems that she has some sort of relation to it.
I still feel I should’ve went Mashiro > Shino > Renka, a bit of a pity but what’s done is done.