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Review of Hatsuyuki Sakura

SubjectHatsuyuki Sakura
Hatsuyuki Sakura - Regular Edition
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Vote: 6
norwegianboyee on 2022-11-21
ReviewDon’t go into this game expecting romance. It’s an nakige with great story but the romance never develops. MC never seems to give a shit about the girl in any of the routes and the H-scenes feels tacked on. Like it’s just there to fill an "quota".
So play this game if you just want an decent story with some comedy slapstick put in. I thought the pacing was a bit bad though, because it feels like this tries to be two entirely different games at the same time, but only really succeeds when it’s being the story-centric nakige one. If you’re the romance comedy lover you just want MC to shut the hell up about ghosts and start caring about the girl, but if you like the story then the porn scenes and one-sided romance might be nothing more than an distraction.
Unfortunately i’m the romcom lover so this was very disappointing to me, because the great character design seems like wasted potential for this very story-centric game. And it did not play out like later Saga-Planets titles that at least some of them try to develop some form of romance, while in this game you’re just playing as some uncaring asshole protagonist that just wishes he was dead all the time.
I recommend for story but this game was not for me.
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#1 by AmanoKaze
2022-11-21 at 14:08
< report >I disagree about how the protag doesn't give a shit about the heroines. He does care about yoru, up to the point of preventing her going into the vengeance route. And the entirety of the true route's later half happened because hatsuyuki loved sakura. The romance is there, i'd say it's good especially for some it is the driving force but it is subtle, not "in your face" like kinkoi or any games around that. If you really want a romance centric game then yeah this is not for youLast modified on 2022-11-21 at 14:09
#2 by diabloryuzaki
2022-11-21 at 16:17
< report >But where is your vote? You said that this vn is not for you but you did not give vote for it dude
#3 by funnerific
2022-11-21 at 16:31
< report >@OP finally someone who agrees
#4 by cubky
2022-11-21 at 16:47
< report >I would argue it fails at both romance and story. Basically a nakige that does not make you cry.
#5 by norwegianboyee
2022-11-21 at 18:43
< report >@Cubky
Yeah i could see some jaded souls thinking that. For example protag just seemed so whiny i didn’t care for it. But the atmosphere and music was able to create an pretty decent somber mood at times.