It starts out as a, quite bluntly, boring story. Yay friendship, yay love triangles, I don’t care. Both characters weren’t particularly likable except maybe Aoi but that was more due to pity.
You smoothly finish Miyuki’s route and all’s fine… except how much of a hetare the protagonist is anyway. Next up you move to Aoi’s route where suddenly NTR!
Typically this is the scene where you’re meant to rage in that the heroine betrayed your love for her but as I never really cared, I actually found it interesting in how the protagonist handled the situation.
However unsurprisingly, thanks to the wonderful choices of the reader they manage to make up. So everything is good and we’re going straight to a happy ending right?
From there a wild ride began where Miyuki started breaking the fourth wall and talking to you (the reader), calling you a traitor for going against your swear of eternal love during Miyuki’s route earlier and generally… yeah.
While at it, Miyuki hijacked the game and removed save/loads from the game. Good luck!
This was, of course, immensely amusing as you rarely see a story that outright breaks the fourth wall and involves the reader into the story but it only lasted for a while as after some point, you end up stuck in some eternal loop with Miyuki events over and over and over and over until you break out.
No matter how interesting the story is supposed to be, that sort of cools down the excitement.
After some more meta hijinks where even the protagonist starts talking to you the story boils down to you (the reader) having to choose between Miyuki and Aoi—
—Only one can become happy ;__;
Well it was interesting and makes me think that some other games should learn from this as it could make for a pretty nice horror. Miyuki’s yandere antics for the reader felt like a borderline horror story to me, particularly when reading it in the middle of the night.
The high points of the story is more or less the surprise that came out of the meta twist and NTR by Aoi. The other parts of the game, when put nicely, isn’t as interesting. When bluntly speaking, it was boring.
It wasn’t a bad experience as it essentially pokes some fun at how the stories in eroges are designed like. It probably would’ve been a lot more enjoyable if parts outside of the twists were actually fun to read so I guess… was pretty good when taking account of the surprise that came out of it but could have been better is what I think.
As for my choice in the end… well when taking account of NTR and how Miyuki just appeared desperate for love from the protagonist which is a hetare beyond hope… I ended up choosing Miyuki. My condolences Aoi ;__;
Next up I’ll probably just pick a random moege to go through before picking up something more serious. We’re nearly at the end of the month and the next months releases don’t seem to have much of interest. A handful of them have still caught my interest but I’d rather wait and observe the reactions of the brave pioneers before actually picking them up.