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Review of Waga Himegimi ni Eikan o

SubjectWaga Himegimi ni Eikan o
ByVote: 9.9nejnost on 2021-04-10
ReviewLet me get something straight first. I am a MinatoSoft fan. I am a zealous MinatoSoft fan. If Takahiro came up to me and said "Hey nejnost, let us make sweet love", I would probably agree. There is bias below. There is nothing but bias below. You have been warned.

We should start somewhat far away from Wagahime. Did you know, that all the Tsuyokiss both new and old, Majikoi, Tsujidou, Kimiaru, Mottonee and a bunch of other games happen in the same universe? They do, they reference each other heavily and even though they most of the time have different writers, they share the same approach to what a visual novel should be and what kind of experience it should provide.

There is always one single goal. Fun.

No game in this universe tries to be phenomenal. There is no Soukou Akki Muramasa here that as a work of art has achieved perfection in every aspect, but is mentally exhausting to read. You are supposed to come home after a hard day at your job, pour yourself a glass of whatever alcoholic beverage you prefer, read for a few hours and then go to sleep with the widest smile on your face. Because you had fun.
The means used to achieve that goal however, slightly differ between series. Majikoi emphasizes comf, warmth. Tsuyokiss(new ones especially) - unique, funny characters and tons of references to itself. Tsujidou puts more emphasis on the humor and putting established characters in unexpected situations. Mottonee is such a disgusting abomination that it is just fun to talk shit about.

Wagahime has the same end goal, but the approach taken is different from before. Adventure is fun. But a lightish one. No mass murder, "cuddle-with-a-struggle" or anything of the sort. Shaon was sent out into the world by his foster dad/coach to get laid find himself a wife. It's just an adventure with a bunch of fun characters. The same principles, common to the games of the "universe", apply here as well. There won't be any characters, who's sole purpose is to be an annoyance. Annoyance is not fun. Hell, your average tsundere from some shitty charage is way more annoying that all the villains here combined. And that's how it should be here.
Takahiro's style of humor is exactly as you remember it, though there is less of it, since it is not the main focus this time around. Characters interact with each other just as you expect them to, but sometimes it all goes out the window (Minjara and a certain someone), and it is the comfiest and funniest stuff.

1. Forced route order. I was upset at first. But after finishing the game, it is actually a necessity, routes spoil(and one-up) one another. It has to be read in that specific order, don't be a baby and deal with it. You don't just read Rea's route in Dies Irae first, right?
2. Side character routes. Horrible, 10 minutes long each and I hate them
3. Route 2 ending should've gone all the way, but whatever
4. Kakeai on closing the game, when Foru acts as Margit brought a tear to my eye
5. Protagonist is bland, but not the bad kind of bland. He will not do any hetare shit, won't act stupid, won't be a nuisance and that is enough
6. Once you are done with the game, look up character popularity poll results on Minato's site. Lots of spoilers but the results themselves are hilarious
7. Minjara and a certain someone's "bromance" in the 3rd route was godly(pun intended)

There is not much to talk about here. The game is not about convoluted plot developments or philosophical musings. It's a light read, whose sole purpose is fun, in whatever form it may come. If you like Takahiro/Minato or anything in the vicinity, give it a go, you won't regret it. Just don't go in expecting a second coming of Lord of the Rings or something. And yeah, you should substract at least a point from my final score, I just can't bring myself to do it.

Once I'm done proofreading this shit I'll go to sleep. And I will be smiling ear to ear. And it is thanks to Minato again. You bastards


#1 by niyari
2021-04-12 at 23:26
< report >Lul just looked up the results from the poll. I only voted twice for Noa and Crone so I didn't contribute much but it's pretty crazy to see Last above Noa. I guess I'm not the only one that saw potential for a good route there
#2 by nejnost
2021-04-13 at 06:23
< report >#1 The first place had me actually burst out laughing, especially with THAT difference from the second. Makes me feel that all those Minato fans are complete degenerates and I'm proud to be one of them
#3 by niyari
2021-04-13 at 07:17
< report >Pantera at 7 as well. Guys are weak to ecchi older women lol. I think a lot of Escude at #1 is the voice actor being a god. Her voice in this game was exceptionally good. Crone and Noa's voice actors did an AMAZING job with the characters but this is their time appearing within the brand and I def think that played a factorLast modified on 2021-04-13 at 17:58
#4 by nejnost
2021-04-13 at 07:32
< report >Put that #1 person under a spoiler, will you? Lets save someone a giggle
#5 by larxe
2021-04-23 at 09:55
< report >Anyone can send the link to the results of the poll? Cant find it
#6 by frankcastle
2021-04-23 at 10:21
< report >#5 linkLast modified on 2021-04-23 at 22:41