What exactly did I just read...? (+ walkthrough)

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#1 by PabloC
2011-04-29 at 22:26
I just felt like reading something dark, and found this VN. I didn't read anything about it, so I was sure that it's one of those MG's crappy nukiges. But still I decided to give it a try just for lolz. I don't have to say, that my expectations were below a "disaster" level, do I? ^^

Well, it was quite different from what I expected. I had a hard time deciding if it's good or bad though. It tries to balance every positive point with a serious flaw...

First things first. The story betrayed my expectations, and actually was there. :P To my surprise, this VN is actually story-oriented. It sure didn't look like that. And while the writing is far from good, the plot itself is not that bad.
It follows the life of a not-so-average high school student - Kamijou Akira, his sister, Aya (of course, she has a crush on him ;)), and their friends. It starts with a school life comedy, but quickly turns into a horror, when people start to go missing, and Aya becomes the center of attention of some demons. Add a secret organization, suspicious new teacher and a mysterious foreigner girl, and we have a potentially good horror/mystery VN.
Unfortunately, even though the story tries to be dark and serious (just what I like), it fails (duh -.-'). The pacing is sometimes just too fast. Instead of bothering with a mood and suspense, it jumps straight into a fight with the demons. Also, protagonist's friends and the token loli are so good at providing comic relief, that they completely kill what little mood could have been created. I just couldn't take this story seriously most of the time. But while it failed in the horror/mystery department, the fight scenes weren't bad, and I found the funny parts quite entertaining. In the end, even though the story was a bit too random or silly sometimes, it still somehow managed to keep me interested.
Also, even though there are technically 3 heroines, and lots of choices, the story mostly follows Aya's route anyway, with just some different events along the way (mainly – extra H-scenes). All endings are similar too (except the bad ones of course), only with different epilogues.

When it comes to the characters, there is quite a mixture. We have a cliché, annoying, megane ojousama - Mayuki; timid, weak sister Aya (with a brother complex naturally); heroine wannabe Atsumi and some boring villains. But on the other hand there are also: suspicious vixen Yukari-sensei; interesting villainous demon Azmeria; a hilarious token loli Cassacca (that can be actually useful sometimes); or equally hilarious idiot friend - Shirou (not that stupid actually). And of course my favorite heroine – quiet, emotionless, serious girl – Nagi. For every boring character I could find somebody interesting, for every annoying heroine – somebody that I liked, for every useless cliché – a cliché too, but at least funny, for every heroine with ridiculously over-sized breasts – a pettanko or a loli... What a mess. -.-'
But the protag is even more mixed up. Generally he is cool, simple, rather smart, and can kick ass. However, on more than a few occasions he behaved differently. And it wasn't route specific or anything, just completely random. He can be a reliable, strong and proactive bastard... Only to turn into a useless, dense, jerk a few minutes later. He can be rather smart, only to become a total idiot a few lines later. That was rather annoying sometimes. But I still prefer someone like that, even with all that out of character fails, instead of another Mr. Average.
Oh, and he's way too hesitant about sleeping with his sister... Ok, just kidding. :P
The cast has the same problem as the whole VN. They completely don't fit the serious horror genre, that this game tries to be so badly (well, maybe except Nagi).

The H-content is another random mix. I started with Aya's route. There are only a few H-scenes there, and almost all are rather tame (incest and reverse rape count as tame :) That leaves just 1 scene with tentacles to worry about, but even that is not that hardcore). That surprised me in a very good way (remember, I expected a bad nukige). Than I moved to the Mayuki's route. I was skipping already read text, and it looked like that: skipping - H - skipping - more H etc. After 3 or 4 H-scenes in a row I felt like I was reading a bad nukige. -.-' And while I didn't find it very serious (that can be subjective – I didn't like Mayuki...), this time it wasn't tame at all (either rape, gangbang or tentacles). And than came Nagi's route. Oh crap. While it had quite a bit of alternative story, it comes with some nasty H too. Damn, why is my favorite heroine's route, the most hardcore and most serious (again – subjective...) H-wise? (And of course, a nasty monster rapes weren't enough, they had to put a little NTR too... Ugh.) T_T
Generally, the H-scenes are mostly showing up randomly, and depending on the route the experience can be very different, both quantity-wise and err... „quality”-wise. And sometimes it can be a rather serious and/or WEIRD stuff (tapeworm-monster anyone?). :D

I was going to complain about the translation but... I figured it will be easier to list it's good points:
It's mostly readable...
...
Hmm... it's a little better than Divi-Dead's? >:D
Seriously now, this game is no masterpiece for sure. But I have a feeling that the TL could have been a fatality. It's quite hard to judge with just the English version though, since not a lot of lines are voiced.

And what exactly did I just write? Too long for a comment, never supposed to be a review... Well, that's quite fitting. After all I still don't know what exactly was that VN supposed to be. Way too much story for a sex-romp. Too nasty H and too poor writing for a story-oriented VN. Too much funny moments for a serious horror. Too much dark stuff for a comedy. Not bad enough to avoid. Not good enough to recommend. Well, in the end I managed to overlook some of it's many flaws, and it was quite an interesting read. But that's just me. ^^Last modified on 2013-02-27 at 14:41
#2 by atlas
2011-04-29 at 22:53
I read this after finishing up Koihime Musou. I decided to give it a try and was expecting something along the lines of a Dark Lilith vn. I was surprised that there was somewhat of a story. To date I've only completed Nagi's route.

I actually found the translation somewhat interesting in that it was distinctively British English. For example calling a bathroom as the "loo" referring to a girl as a "bird" along with a few other British slang terms.

Also I think someone involved with this vn may have been a Rolling Stones fan as two characters were named Mick and Keith. Then again that may have been a coincidence.

It was entertaining enough for me to finish one route and it was certainly better than I expected but I'm not sure if I can recommend it either.
#3 by saberger
2011-04-30 at 03:56
Yeah, the game is actually quite good, better than waht I thought.

Though, I could have not finish the whole thing because of the reverse rape scene at the first part .Last modified on 2011-04-30 at 03:56
#4 by yimw
2011-04-30 at 10:27
I downloaded this because I heard it has NTR, but then I thought "wait, why not just play an NTR game" and so I did that instead. I'll probably give it a chance since it's sitting on my harddrive.
#5 by soketsu
2011-05-03 at 06:57
It's too much a hassle to download a non-blood related brother-sister inchest. And based on everybody's votes and all the dark stuffs you mentioned, this VN sucks!
#6 by thedante90
2011-05-12 at 01:27
Do you have a walktrought for this novel ?? To much monster , but i want to see all the ending xD
#7 by PabloC
2011-05-12 at 22:17
I used a Japanese walkthrough, but it was a bit troublesome. It seems that there's still no English version available, so I just made one myself. Enjoy. ^^
(It's based on the Japanese one, I simply converted it into Engl... err, MangaGamerish.) :P

*Aya*
Good ending:

In five minutes
Leave?
Aya's getting better
Accept
Okay
Yes
Let the girls go home
Was I being seduced?
Start leaving
Answer her
Tell her your honest feeling
Annoying vixen...
Search immediately
Go with Aya
At least they're okay
Of course
Nod
Answer
Deny it
<save 1>
Ignore her
I couldn't care less
Not interested
No opponent
Go out to town
I suggested something different
Staying silent is the nice thing to do
I'll help her
Wait
Speak to her
The demon's targeting Aya, after all
This would be fun
Follow her
Should I answer?
Be surprised
I should investigate her more
This is right
Nod
For Aya
Had anything happened to her?
Okay
<save 2>
She was totally Shiro's type
But this was a good sign
Aren't we going to begin?
Stay and stare at Aya
Should I go with you?
Who?
I was amazed
See you tomorrow
I didn't feel like doing it
Sit back and watch
Should I leave her alone?
When I feel like cooking
Tease her
I didn't have enough skill to help her
Don't try too hard
Something she can keep
I'm hungry too
I would've declined her offer
I should go to my room
I have an appointment
I don't feel like seeing either one
Should I leave her alone for today?
I didn't really care
It was too dangerous
Then we should run individually
Aya's caught up in her energy
Oh well
Aya was my priority, though
I didn't mind
Oh shit, Aya!
Where the hell was Aya?
Cassaca's annoyance could be helpful sometimes
Now I could concentrate on Aya
We couldn't leave her alone

Bad end:

<from save 2>
I'd even go so far as to say she was cute
Still, I wished she could be a little quieter
Aren't we going to begin?
Leave
Be careful
I'd seen her before
I gave up
Good night
I didn't feel like doing it
Sit back and watch
Should I leave her alone?
Someday
Leave her alone
I didn't have enough skill to help her
I would've declined her offer
Should I talk to her for a while?
I nodded
I have an appointment
I don't feel like seeing either one
Should I leave her alone for today?
I didn't really care
This time, she'd be nothing but an obstacle
Then we should run individually
Cassaca's also in good cheer
I couldn't leave her alone
Should I take action?
And even if I said no to her...

*Mayuki*
Good ending:

In ten minutes
Leave?
Just nod and agree
Decline
No thanks
Don't answer
Make them wait
Was I being seduced?
Wait until he asks
Don't answer her
Tell her what she wants to hear
Annoying vixen...
<save 3>
Search for document with Mayuki
I haven't actually seen the new City Hall yet
It's just the two of you
Of course
Nod
Answer
Deny it
Ignore her
I couldn't care less
Ask
No opponent
Stay in art room
I left them alone
I actually felt the same way
I'll ignore her
I should speak up
Don't say anything
The demon's targeting Aya, after all
I had to thank him if he was one of the demons
Follow her
Should I answer?
Be angry
I should investigate her more
This is not right
Tilt my head
For Aya
I guess she had her own things to do as well.
You should go to bed
She was totally Shiro's type
Still, I wished she could be a little quieter
Aren't we going to begin?
Be careful
Who?
I was amazed
Good night
But maybe I could take it today
Sit back and watch
Should I leave her alone?
When I feel like cooking
Tease her
I didn't have enough skill to help her
<save 4>
I would've accepted her offer
I have an appointment
Promise with Mayuki comes first
I want to leave earlier
Should I still go and model for her?
Were they trying to control my mind?
Go check on Mayuki
This time, she'd be nothing but an obstacle
Then we should run individually
She's like that all day at school, too
I couldn't leave her alone
Should I take action?
She looks good
I felt relieved
Relieved
Was Yukari-sensei all right?
I should have been satisfied with Okitsu's reaction
This was how Mayuki was supposed to be
We couldn't leave her alone

Bad end:

<from save 4>
I would've declined her offer
I have an appointment
Promise with Mayuki comes first
It's up to you
Should I still go and model for her?
I didn't really care
Go check on Mayuki
This time, she'd be nothing but an obstacle
Then we should run individually
She's like that all day at school, too
Oh well
Should I take action?
Answer vaguely
But I was still concerned

*Okitsu*
Good ending:

<from save 3>
Search immediately
Should I pass Aya onto Soichiro?
At least they're okay
Enjoy it by yourself
Refuse
Answer
Can't find the words to respond
Follow her
Of course
Not interested
No opponent
Go out to town
I left them alone
Staying silent is the nice thing to do
I'll ignore her
Wait
Don't say anything
It's not like me to give up because I've lost
This would be fun
Follow her
Be honest
Be angry
I should trust her
This is not right
Tilt my head
For myself
I guess she had her own things to do as well.
You should go to bed
She was totally Shiro's type
Still, I wished she could be a little quieter
Aren't we going to begin?
Be careful
Who?
I was amazed
Good night
I didn't feel like doing it
Sit back and watch
Should I leave her alone?
When I feel like cooking
Leave her alone
Should I go help her?
<save 5>
I'll make you something next time
I would've declined her offer
I should go to my room
Okay
Okitsu's talk bugs me
I was a little disappointed
Should I leave her alone for today?
<save 6>
Talk to Okitsu
In the restaurant?
This time, she'd be nothing but an obstacle
Then the best way was somehow to find and join her
She's like that all day at school, too
Oh well
Should I take action?
Stay with her for a while
Of course
And even if I said no to her...
I liked it

Normal(?) Ending:

<from save 6>
Go home with Aya anyway
This time, she'd be nothing but an obstacle
Then the best way was somehow to find and join her
She's like that all day at school, too
Oh well
Should I take action?
And even if I said no to her...
Relieved
Was Yukari-sensei all right?
I should have been satisfied with Okitsu's reaction
This was how Mayuki was supposed to be
We couldn't leave her alone

Bad end 1:

<from save 1>
Follow her
I couldn't care less
No opponent
Go out to town
I suggested something different
Staying silent is the nice thing to do
I'll help her
Wait
Don't say anything
The demon's targeting Aya, after all
This would be fun
Follow her
Be honest
Be angry
I should trust her
This is right
Nod
For Aya
Had anything happened to her?
Okay
She was totally Shiro's type
But this was a good sign
Aren't we going to begin
Stay and stare at Aya
Should I go with you?
Who?
I was amazed
See you tomorrow
I didn't feel like doing it
Sit back and watch
Should I leave her alone?
When I feel like cooking
Tease her
Should I go help her?
I'll make you something next time
I would've declined her offer
I should go to my room
Okay
Okitsu's talk bugs me
I was a little disappointed
Should I leave her alone for today?
Talk to Okitsu
In the restaurant?
It was too dangerous
Then the best way was somehow to find and join her
Aya's caught up in her energy
Oh well
Aya was my priority, though
Stay with her for a while
Of course
I didn't mind

Bad end 2:

<from save 5>
You should come again
I would've declined her offer
I should go to my room
I have an appointment
Okitsu's talk bugs me
I didn't want to sleep with anyone without meaning
Should I leave her alone for today?
Talk to Okitsu
When the demons appeared?
This time, she'd be nothing but an obstacle
Then we should run individually
She's like that all day at school, too
Oh well
Should I take action?
Leave her alone
No...
And even if I said no to her...
Could I suddenly change what I called her?
#8 by thedante90
2011-05-12 at 23:18
Thank you so much !!!!!
#9 by beliar
2011-12-19 at 00:14
Finally finished this game. My very subjective opinions as always are on my blog.

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