Genre: Mystery, Japanese Mythology, Miko-ge?, harem..?
Character Designer: Riv
Scenario: 沙 月with企画屋
Well we start first with Karasuma Kouya; an orphan detective who was sent to Warashima Village to investigate the disappearance of a woman however he was not able to reach his destination quite right on the go as he was lost in the woods for 1 week that is until he hears running water and happens to stumble to it along with it seeing naked bodies of 2 women and after which he faints. After which he wakes up finding himself in the shrine called Saginomiya Shrine and finds out that he is to marry either one of the women he saw due to their tradition and thats namely Saginomiya Sunao and Saginomiya Hiyori.
烏丸 紅矢 (Karasuma Kouya)
well his very existence in the the game is the deus ex machina, anyway he was an orphan and is a detective sent to Warashima Village to investigate on the disappearance of a woman and as well delving into the mysteries of the village throughout his investigation.
鷺宮 沙生 (Saginomiya Sunao)
One of Kouya’s bride candidates and is the older sister of Hiyori and is also the legal successor of the Saginomiya Shrine, she has a strong-willed personality, plus she hates her real mother for some reasons like breaking the family tradition, and yeah thats pretty much it without spoiling too much (refer to this guy’s post for further information on spoilers).
鷺宮 姫織 (Saginomiya Hiyori)
Second of Kouyas bride candidate, the “illegitimate child” of the Saginomiya household, apparently her parents were killed by unknown reasons prior to the start of the story and is then adopted by Stella, she carries with her a broom all the time everywhere (later in the story you will know why). She is also the constant victim of the abuses of the villagers being her an outsider.
天野 心亜 (Amano Kokoa)
Also an orphan who lived in the same orphanage as Kouya so you can say that they are childhood friends of some sort, and because of an incident in the past she becomes a doctor who helps Kouya’s investigation in terms of forensics involved whilst delving deeper into the village’s mysteries.
音無 朱梨 (Otonashi Akari)
One of the elders of the Saginomiya household and also knows of Kouya’s origins as well how deep is her relation to him but she does not say it in the end somewhat to a degree, and by means of elders well she may not look like that much but she is pretty old yeah that old…. which is also her biggest fears for it, also she keeps the largest fears of the village from coming out of a cave so she lives near it, also is the master of Hotori a cat type shikigami of sorts.
鷺宮 ステラ (Saginomiya Stella)
Well getchu’s info on her states that she is Hiyori’s real mother so I may need some correction on this but basically put her personality is akin to Alicia of Aria, she comes from America and later marries the now dead; head of the Saginomiya Shrine to whom no of little information was stated, And she likes gingko to an addicted degree. Also she is the one who adopts Sunao. Or if read correctly is that when Sunao’s mother died she was the mistress of Sunao’s father but what the heck…
御堂 帆鳥 (Midou Hotori)
I dont know exactly why I included her but technically she is Akari’s shikigami, and is living in the Saginomiya Shrine, and like a ghost she can pass through walls which is the reason why she can come out from anywhere in the shrine as needed.
and now on with system
Anyway the title screen is pretty much straight forward the background music of the title screen does change according to story completion other than that nothing much of difference.
The only thing that I can tell from the text box is that its too clean and easy to read which is good and as the game uses kirikiri engine it moves from character to character well the 4 buttons are basically backlog, auto, skip and console options.
The selection well pretty much they are quite straight forward and is technically not much important to the story even when chasing routes prolly this is one of the game that I finished without the help of a walkthrough yeah that straight.
Not much important but backlog like everything else is pretty much straight forward it shows who spoke which. yeah… pretty much that.
Well to those who have playing VN’s for quite sometime I wont explain what each does but again you have the standard issues like voice control BGM voices and effects volume levels, windows option, text speed and font type option.
Ok the save/load screen is well having 10 tabs with 8 save options each for a grand total of 80 saves well thats, that no much save memo option either so yeah…, and it alsoo shows the jpg of the save file as well as the selections so its save to assume you know where you are.
and now after settings theres the Omake
Well yeah I cant say anything much here as there are no much gimmicks made into the system as its your staple click and click type cg viewing.
ok so there are a grand of 2 H scenes for major characters and that excludes 1 for Kokoa and none for Stella for a grand of 8 well the rest was for harem yes there is a Harem ending and unlike any other endings its quite first of its kind…. which I will explain later.
Your standard fanfare however I do like the the title music BGMs quite relaxing haha well thats pretty much all I have to give for this review….
SO on with the PSs
Well for a relatively short game about 2 days of full time reading all routes cleared well its quite a good read especially the pacing of the revelation of the mysteries of the village plus how the harem route seems to conveniently ties up all the questions that has to be yet answered through out the routes in the game, disregarding how deus ex was Kouya’s involvement into the story plot. Other than that I have to give props to the scenario writer on it especially when ALcot Honeycomb is still a fresh sister company so I will be seeing more potential from them since this is still technically their second game and their first game having known positive reviews thus far.
so on with the rates
yep thats all 😄