Review of Hanachirasu
|By||Vote: 7.3onorub on 2021-04-20|
|Review||I feel like the VN that is most adequate to compare this to is Kikougai, because while that one is a revenge story from the point of view of the hero, Hanachirasu is a revenge story from the point of view of the villain. In fact, at some points, it feels like the antagonist is the one making choices that might drive him towards a bad end. Unfortunately, not only the plot is not as interesting as Kikokugai, it also had worst pacing because the writing feels slow everywhere, even in action scenes. The choice-making also kinda feels like a wasted opportunity, because it could have done a better job in showing that the only way to the true ending is by the player truly understanding the protagonist (as opposed to understanding heroines in regular visual novels).|
Even with all those problems i felt, one thing i highly appreaciated about this VN is that it does a really good job at putting you in the shoes of a villain aiming to sabotage the would-be protagonist in preparation for the final battle. Because of that, i'd overall recommend this because this is a work with a fair amount of flaws with qualities you'd barely see anywhere else. Borderline good VN.