ハロー・レディ! – Thoughts

No route for Mitori. Why, just why?

Dead blog is dead. Well it’s not really as if I got lazy to blog or anything (okay I’ll admit that my motivation has been low lately) but mostly ended up spending my time going through Eushully games and then dragging myself along Fortuna that I’ve yet to finish. None of which is really worth making a post about. There was also food poisoning in the middle. Well stuff like that piled together and ended up making a long pause in blogging.

A quick rundown of things is that first we have a wonderful protagonist who is a follower of breasts, particularly big ones. He arrives at Japan with his awesome maid (who sadly lacks a route) to attend a special school that exists to try and lead humanity to a brighter future, or so that’s how things are advertised but as always, there is a shady back to it.

As you go through the story, the protagonist’s motive for returning to Japan and entering the school is revealed to be revenge, revenge for the principal of the school who was the mastermind that killed his entire family including his precious little sister. In the school he meets childhood friends who “don’t recognize him” as he’s supposed to be a dead person, along with the fact that time has passed and he entered under a different name.

Around the time of the reveal is where routes split and we enter heroine routes. Each heroine route reveals a little bit more about the story and it goes to show that every other heroine appears to have a skeleton in their closet. Varying from dark pasts or entering the school with similar motives to the protagonist, generally speaking every other person appears to have a past equally or even more abnormal than the protagonist. Kinda funny when thinking of it.

By the final route, the story ties up everything together fairly well including the revenge part of things. There were also some nice twists along the way as well. Overall it’s one of the better reads of the year so far.

Hello Lady is another one of those eroges with a voiced protagonist that actually has a character. This is never a bad thing.

Honestly speaking though, I was disappointed with his motivation. Since when the subject at hand is revenge then there’s only so many ways you can go about it doing it. In most cases you’ll obviously get the characters coming along persuading the protagonist that revenge is bad and revenge is empty. The usual stuff.

However I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that at the final route, the protagonist still managed to achieve revenge and move on with his life. Still doesn’t change that judging from his personality, I was a bit hopeful for something more grand than just revenge though.

Aside from that, because of how much the protagonist stood out, it did actually end up feeling a bit like he took all of the spotlight for most of the story. I guess that’s a drawback of having a protagonist that overshadows all of the heroines in terms of personality?

Probably because of that, I didn’t actually feel much for the heroines. They weren’t unlikable but I pretty much read the thing for the protagonist.

Overall an above average read, a step above the writers previous work in my eyes but that’s mainly because I was tired of what he was doing before, past Ruitomo. But as I was saying, it probably would have been more interesting if the cast was more balanced. Doesn’t help that Mitori was shafted and Hishia lacks a route.

Can you really blame the protagonist for loving maids when he has a wonderful maid like this?

Can you really blame the protagonist for loving maids when he has a wonderful maid like this?

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