プリズム◇リコレクション! – Thoughts

Strictly speaking I’ve only finished one route but I plan to save the rest for later as I don’t quite feel like reading this sort of story at the moment. Not to mention when looking at what’s ahead of me, it’s going to be a long mass of relatively serious stories. Will probably need a story like this to take a breather with in between.

What I can say is somewhat limited since I’ve only read Konoka’s route for now but generally it’s what you would expect from Clochette: Breasts, breasts, moe and more breasts.

The story starts a few decades ahead of us where there’s some relatively advanced technology being put in use at the city the protagonist arrives at in the start. The story did a great job as a moege seeing as they managed to put together a setting with some fairly questionable content and yet they managed to sidestep mostly all of the drama that came with it. Especially Konoka’s memory issues. I’m pretty damn sure in a typical story this is supposed to be a source of all sorts of drama and tragedy but they somehow managed to ignore it entirely.

That part honestly amazes me (in a good way). It wouldn’t have been particularly enjoyable if it was plagued with drama so they really did a good job in that area.

I think it’s mostly thanks to Konoka’s eccentricity but when you stop and think carefully about the setting, many of the things mentioned are very questionable in nature. Looking at how much of a fuss people kick up about the smallest privacy issue nowadays it’s hard to imagine arriving at such a future. Not sure if the author consciously made the setting like that but it was fairly amusing how everything was shrugged off as “well as long as you have nothing bad to hide then there’s no problem”. I mean, it’s true but oi.

With the story carefully sidestepping mostly all of the drama, in general the story was light hearted all the way and it flowed quite nicely. Though some parts honestly dragged on a bit when instead of moving the conversation they were busy making jokes. I blame Konoka for that as well.

That is, well, until their father gets kidnapped to do some military research that produces an efficient android army using the technology their father made to help Konoka. Suddenly a life threatening crisis appears before them! My reaction to when that happened was along the lines of: Eh, what? This story can be serious? Oh wow…

I mean, I was just about at the point of believing that the story intended to stay light hearted from start to end and exclude any form of drama/seriousness. Who would’ve known that it’d suddenly bring that sort of content in. I relatively enjoyed it either way though.

Anyway, that part was relatively brief as it was easily settled with some daughter-parent lecturing and a light beating. It still revealed some important information about the characters which I would have only expected to be revealed in their own routes, giving you a general idea of what their routes will probably be about.

After that the story moved onto Konoka getting her memory issues fixed and becoming… a mangaka. Incest manga, of course. That was strangely fitting.

Overall it was a very well done moege with pretty damn good pacing as well as managing to shrug off most of the drama. I especially liked the pacing seeing as many, many, stories seem to have an issue with pacing in routes. They tend to all follow the trend of: start > confession > drama > end with hscenes scattered in it. That by itself has no problem but many of them do the drama somewhat unnaturally or abruptly. Pretty much as if they put it in just because it’s as obligatory as hscenes are. Not to mention when it comes to stories like this, heavy atmosphere drama is generally unnecessary. Comedy based VNs tend to always get ruined after route split because they shoehorn in some drama.

Though I didn't get to mention her here, going through Konoka's route made me take quite a liking to Hinano.

Though I didn’t get to mention her here, going through Konoka’s route made me take quite a liking to Hinano.

3 thoughts on “プリズム◇リコレクション! – Thoughts

  1. What’s with all these butt shots D:

    I’ve only started on the pricolle but I can already tell it is a Konoka-ge, which is why I plan on going Hinano’s route. I’m hoping to see Hatsune do awesome things though (since she seems pretty awesome), does she appear alot in Konoka’s route? From your summary, the events in her route does sound pretty interesting though. (Who wouldn’t want to stop evil military plan of creating skynet).

    The unofficial consensus seems to be that Clochette has been mastering the art of moe-nukige, providing good balance to both, which sounds special enough to warrant at least one playthrough for me.

    My only complaint so far would be the distribution on their character’s breast size though, it feels obstructing to read at times especially when their sprites start changing in mid sentence to varying posing >_>.

    • Those breasts really are big… It’s like they wanted to put even more emphasis on the breasts considering there was multiple sea/pool events.

      More or less everyone gets some spotlight in Konoka’s route though, it honestly felt like something you would see in some sort of true route of a VN. Not to mention when compared to the average VN her route was pretty lengthy. Unsure if it’s just Konoka or all routes in general though.

      And yeaaaah, it went from moege to somewhatserious and then to nukige/moege. Considering I didn’t feel uncomfortable with all of the sex scenes being thrown at my face, I would say they managed quite well in that area.

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