Well that was a pretty entertaining ride.
First of all, I understand that there was some emphasis on Soushichi and his yearning for a normal life but I feel a bit like the slice of life dragged on a bit too long on certain routes. Let me say this first, by no means was the slice of life bad. It was more entertaining than anything else but you see, I came in with the impression that there would be a considerable amount of fighting. However in reality in most routes, battles more or less served as a “final problem to overcome” that pops up to tie the story up and end it. Before that happens however, at one point I nearly forgot that I was meant to be reading the story for the action.