Again, a little reminder, this is a review, not a translation, so there will be only be summaries and my thoughts on the game.
This second QR game I play was a much better experience than Satomi, but I have the same complaint: too many silly endings, one-style-fashion sprite, the presence of a random JiiJii character that disgusts me and QR style ‘every playable character had the same storyline except for the icha parts’. But QR’s heroines are always hilarious and not the goody-two shoes (thank you CERO D?) who live to please others, which made it amusing to play through.
Our heroine Lib is the adopted daughter of the country Tressor’s royal family, making her the first princess of the country. Before 12, she lived with the trash of a father who treated her like a slave. But she had always been in love with a man who treated her gently and he would come on the snowy days to comfort her.
One day she is called to the palace and she finds that the man (her first love) was the country’s advisor named Luvien. She grows up in the palace but one day Luvien stages a rebellion and kills the royal family except Lib, seizing the country.
Turns out, Luvien is actually a narcissist and cross-dresses to be the Evil Queen of this Snow White story. Lib is then confined in the castle for 3 years, but one day escapes with the help of Falco, an assassin who pities her.
Once she escapes she goes into the so-called ‘magic’ forest and meets the Alliance of two countries. These are the supposed “seven dwarfs” as there are 4 characters from the country Platinum, 2 from Appalacion and 1 old man(the gross playable character) from Tressor.
From Platinum are 2 playable characters:
Faren Heit (Gosh his name wwwwwww), the prince of the country whom Lib met at a ball
Initially suspicious as to whether she would be a spy, he gradually falls for her and gives her the kiss of life thing when she eats the poisoned apple. While his story was the closest to the original, there were many stupid moments where I wondered why I had to sit through all the cero D scenes from him.
Lupino, the vice-captain of the knights and the tsundere boy of the lot.
I didn’t pay much attention to his route but it was pretty amusing to see him getting all fawny. And the issue about him rounding up all the knights was But it was too long a route for a second-rate character. As for his CV, I was initially questioning toriumi’s voice as lupino, bu it turned out to be good, unexpectedly….
From platinum are two other characters:
Dune, the other prince who loves hitting on her but had an incredibly crappy route that I cannot recall at all, except that he was doing some secret report thingy.
The usual lolicon CGs we get. And sorry for his fans but sugiyama’s voice is really annoying. Someone tell me why he became popular. His foil is:
Omnia, who is the saving grace of this game. Omnia is the servant (butler) of Dune and the perfect cook, along with being extremely good at using a gun despite being a kind man.
My sexy manservant, babeh. Did I mention how much I like this CV? It was a perfect match, thank you QR, Omnia made this game worth every bit of other lame shit I had to play through. Omnia is the only character whom I finished all his routes. It was difficult to pinpoint why or how they fell in love and omnia’s ‘let’s gather all the orphans’ made me wonder why he had to be a ‘papa’ character but still, he is going to be one of the favourites.
While I am still at Falco’s route due to this game being so damned long, I’m certainly looking forward to Luvien’s route. Seriously, when did we ever get a cross-dresser for a playable character?
I would most certainly like to switch out Otomate scenario writers for the QR ones….