Never play an otome game for its mini game. New life lesson added to 1) never play an otome game unless interested in at least 4 of the playable characters. ***Rant ahead, be warned.
While the common route was rather entertaining in its own way, the scenario writing and interactions between the characters were boring as hell. The game is all about the world from a 16 yr old’s pov – too much of giving people too much credit for what they do and too much good in the supposedly ‘bad’ characters. The world doesn’t work that way I’m sorry, and it’s too much even for an Otoge.
The heroine was put out to be of some personality, but I got bored after a while with the excessive rose-coloured lens way of thinking and optimism and would have liked to see a little of her unease or fear of REXX disbanding despite her efforts.
The mini game was relatively entertaining, but the constant switching between different instruments (and thus different parts of the the VITA screen and rear touch pads) within a 1.30min song made me annoyed a little while later. Here’s the worse part: THE MINI GAME COMES AFTER YOU FINISH PLAYING ONE ROUTE. NOT DURING THE ROUTES!!! Here I was hoping for some release midway the routes but had quite the biggest disappointment of my life.
Aki voiced by Kakki was the main guy, but the way Kakki voiced his character made me really really annoyed, considering how he speaks supposedly ‘gently’ but is in a rock band that requires bursting vocals. And a sickness that allows you to hear all kinds of noise as music? <inserts roll eye & faint .gif> His CGs were also terrible. I’m certain that we want more from CGs than just these:
This is the first PSV game I play that I don’t save ANY CGs before selling the game disc off because I don’t see why I should.
The appearance of MADLips characters though, made the game a tad more interesting since they are the senpais and much of the reason why REXX stopped is because of their relationship with MADLips. The MADLips guys would have been more interesting as love interests especially Kanzaki Kaoru voiced by NamiDai. I’ve not seen a more annoying NamiDai character yet and he saved Root Rexx from being completely hated by me haha.
Mikanagi-sensei is one of my favourite mangaka, but the CGs are quite bad, and pop up at times I really don’t care about. ( ｀ー´)
The only interesting route in the game is Asagiri Jin voiced by Kamiya Hiroshi, and to get to him I would have to finish 5 boring routes. I force-skipped about half of the game and got quite amused in Jin’s route due to his Do.S and sarcastic way of speaking, but his route ended prematurely with a hug and going to work in London for a while since he is so much older than the heroine, and being the Producer of REXX made it weird for him to be involved with a JK.
And the worst thing is he’s the oldest guy and don’t even get to tell her his feelings in an after-story or something, yet some of the main guys proposed to the heroine with a wedding ring right after graduation or a year after graduation from high school. Come on? There’s no way ever fresh high school grads would have the money and resolution to do that. Otome game, yes, but do not bring in near-impossible scenarios in a game that imitates real life so closely.
System was okay, but really simple and BGMs were not to my liking. With this, I wonder how I Doll U is doing since it’s also part music game if I remember clearly.
I’m never gonna touch a music game by Otomate again, and never touch a seishun otome game again as well. I’m considering not playing Prince of Stride because I’m majorly afraid of that Cero B and seishun now. Guess I’ll be waiting to see what Amazoners say.
Now onto KenGaKimi for V, my last PSV backlog!!! I loved this game when I played it two years back, so I’ll just be writing about the extra scenarios and stuff.