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#26 by darkraiders
2016-07-15 at 04:44
I finished Touko route and i am quite disappointed to be honest.

I was expecting this VN to be somewhat similar to Muv Luv with the school setting for the first half and than fight against the Aliens for the other half.

The VN is also really generic, still i don't think this make this novel bad and peoples here who say girl fall all in love with him for no reason don't know what they are talking about.

Although it could have been more detailed and not so much generic, it's explained in game why each girl fell in love with the MC.

Anyway for now, based on what i have played, i would give this game 6/10.

I couldn't recommend it to anyone, but i also couldn't tell anyone it's a waste to play this VN.Last modified on 2016-07-15 at 04:49
#27 by sakurakoi
2016-07-15 at 05:24
Honestly the power of this kind of discussion can really bring a game down under... I understand that some story wanna make you rip your hair out or just drop it in the recycle bin without a second thought but atleast finish a particular route before talking $hit about it.

You do not need to finish a story to be able to tell that it is bad, it just has to be so bad at the beginning (and middle) and why, for ducks sake, do people only think that either extreme is possible? Writing ain't black&white and people do not only have arguments but concrete examples for where the writing is that bad.

The VN is also really generic, still i don't think this make this novel bad and peoples here who say girl fall all in love with him for no reason don't know what they are talking about.

Although it could have been more detailed and not so much generic, it's explained in game why each girl fell in love with the MC.

A really generic piece of work is really bad when it is not really well-written. "So much generic" reason for fallin' in love may also be indeed not be accepted, like "he was nice to/helped me once" and in general being nice, that's not how love works. If you really want to refute a point, you better give examples, the reasons, that's why spoiler tags exist.
#28 by jakerams
2016-07-15 at 08:14
I'm a few hours into this but I just love the atmosphere of the characters and the soundtrack is fitting though the story seems like it will be a bit generic oh well that's not a bad thing.
#29 by prodyzer
2016-07-15 at 16:03
Didn't know the thread still alive.

"Honestly the power of this kind of discussion can really bring a game down under... I understand that some story wanna make you rip your hair out or just drop it in the recycle bin without a second thought but atleast finish a particular route before talking $hit about it."

If you played the trial, love it, paid the cash, then found out that after the common route, everything is a piece of bloody generic shit. You probably won't be so lenient with the rating.Last modified on 2016-07-15 at 16:05
#30 by enternal
2016-07-15 at 18:48
@ prodyzer
Well, played through 2 of the routes. Very generic but very enjoyable for me. So... it depends on how it's written and whether you enjoyed it or not. I do heard that Akane's route is very frustrating so got to brace myself for that.

But yes I can understand what you mean. But then again, I think most of us are simply arguing that people should definitely not rate a game if they haven't played it or should try not to rate if they have not sufficiently played the game. So it's a bit grey because some people might have played 75%+ while others who only played much less without even getting to any routes and then rate it.

Basically rating systems are generally broken. Best to try it out yourself. Personally the whole "it's too generic" or "it's not original" is something I always ignore because so far almost all anime, manga, and light novel with that critique has always been enjoyable for me.
#31 by whitetragedy
2016-07-15 at 19:17
Honestly, there's not much plot. It's more of a moege. The conflicts all feel shallow and artificial, there's no sense of urgency. It's more obvious when you start the individual routes cause I swear it's like 50% ero scenes. The prologue had a lot of potential, but as the game went on, there's no "goal" or "climax" that really mattered. Well... the fandisk might deliver as we finally get to see the Kotona.


Tl:dr Koiken Otome won't blow you away with it's plot, but the girls are cute and the visuals are of high quality.
#32 by exaccuss
2016-07-16 at 04:38
50% of the individual routes are ero scenes? I think you are exaggerating a bit there..
#33 by darkraiders
2016-07-16 at 11:21
I just finished Yves route and it was shit...

I thought it was nice that they didn't go with the usual generic route that come with almost all rich girl route, but if that's the kind of shit we get in exchange i would have preferred the generic route...Last modified on 2016-07-16 at 11:22
#34 by ratratrat098
2016-07-17 at 05:50
This is disappointing. I was expecting for well-written, polished individual routes and all I get is MC fucking his heroine like bunnies. All those cute visuals and music are practically wasted on shitty and boring writing.Last modified on 2016-07-17 at 05:52
#35 by harag
2016-07-17 at 10:46
link

Anyone else having this issue? Random words are miles away from where they should be completely messing up the reading experience...Last modified on 2016-07-17 at 10:47
#36 by kiru
2016-07-17 at 12:22
That should be fonts. Check the readme or whatever, I'm sure there's something about it. And if not, try changing it till you don't have the issue. Seems like their "wordwrapping" solution.
#37 by harag
2016-07-17 at 13:10
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work no matter what I do with the test settings :(
#38 by bossybear11
2016-07-17 at 18:13
I was very lenient for bad writing/cliche/donkan protagonist/slow development even buggy system or bad graphics...i've done Akane and Touko route and unbelievable... the writing become less and less meaningfull after half of the VN and become so boring... even though most of my favorite genre are comedy romance and not action, usually i can tolerate it a bit but not this.

Like if a whole Touko's route was in prologue/common route, I can believe that Kamishiro Touko will have a feelings for the protagonist but no!!! Touko like protagonist like he's the last boy on earth from the start. If this VN was a nukige i could tolerate it a bit, but the prologue wasn't really material for a nukige

I still like most of popular VN and all genre... I was expecting something like Duel Savior even just for the story (link) and what do i get is sleeping pill because the story doesn't have any fluctuation or indication of something happening ...

Sorry for bashing all the hardwork for anyone involved from creating even translating but i just like to write comments on the work that leave impression for me.

But i really can praise for all the good background, system, and at first i can relate a bit about akane at prologue...

My writting don't have the power to stop anyone from reading this VN and it's up to you to read this VN or not. But what i can say is don't hope for something amazing happening... and don't judge things by it's cover (the opposite though)Last modified on 2016-07-23 at 20:46
#39 by liquidacid
2016-07-17 at 18:23
Just cause I found it amusing, if you left-click to close the text box than right-click you can zoom-in to, I guess, get a better look at "certain parts".

Other than that this was alright for what it is. Kind of reminded me of Noble ☆ Works.Last modified on 2016-07-18 at 09:01
#40 by molitar
2016-07-19 at 07:32
The protagonist power was so lame.. that I have dropped this.. it went from a good story.. a mystery to what your power actually is.. than it turns out to be something totally stupid. I rather never found out than this crap lame crap that ruined the story and made me drop it.
#41 by exaccuss
2016-07-19 at 07:37
I must be the only one who has actually enjoyed the game so far, going by these comments lol
#42 by whitetragedy
2016-07-20 at 01:41
I guess some people read the description and came in expecting a badass mc vs aliens(kotona) like as if this was Muv Luv Alt or something similar. Instead, we get a mc who's like a battery pack fighting other people in what is like a suspense-less sports competition.

My tip for reading this VN is to turn off your brain and enjoy the cute girls and ero.Last modified on 2016-07-20 at 01:41
#43 by bossybear11
2016-07-20 at 06:17
Yeah my bad for turning off this VN. I've just finished all the route but still my impression doesn't change much...

At least make a True end where they fight kotona, I know there's separate fandisc where they fight them but shamefully i can only read a bit katakana and bit kanji so. It's truly regrettable for all the good artist and background

Maybe because I've just finished Eden link before reading this VN and I'm comparing them in my brain...Last modified on 2016-07-23 at 00:23
#44 by thomasjones
2016-07-20 at 13:33
I saw that the patch was released and saw the thread and said no way it can't be bad since this game is basically straight up my alley but holy shit this game is really reallyyyyyyyyy bad. boring as hell. all the heronies suck. only good thing is art and interface. 3/10Last modified on 2016-07-20 at 13:38
#45 by exaccuss
2016-07-21 at 01:32
It's really not that bad. One thing that seemed a bit odd to me was on Akane's route. a line said 'well, i felt a disturbance in the force'. This isn't star wars lol.
#46 by mashinx
2016-07-21 at 19:14
After finish Akane and Touko's route, here's my thought:
This game is surprisingly bad. It has nice visual but poor writting and plot.
someone mentioned above Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, anime with same battle/magic school theme. They're quite good with intense fighting where characters push their limit after limit. Battles in Koiken Otome is boring and confusing.
It's not like i expected this game is epic like fate but its light-heart story is a disappointment.
#47 by hiecchi
2016-07-24 at 02:23
Is there really no bonus route and only the 4 routes for the main heroines?
#48 by exaccuss
2016-07-24 at 23:25
There is indeed no bonus route, sadly.
#49 by fates-end
2016-07-25 at 13:54
Geez. Some of you guys are acting like this game broke into your house, shat on your bed, and you didn't notice until you woke up covered in shit. It's not /that/ bad of a game. It's okay for what it is - an average moege. Nothing that'll knock people's socks off but mildly satisfying.Last modified on 2016-07-25 at 13:55
#50 by prodyzer
2016-07-28 at 17:45
lol. I can't even remember the character names now~

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