Just played the prologue for the VN.
Harem comedy is kinda the best way to describe it, but it doesn't really fit - Neither, really, does Slice of Life
, though. It seems to mostly be a story about a bunch of friends who go to a rather crazy high school together. Four guys and three girls who've been best friends for years, plus the two new female transfer students who live in the same dorm as the protagonist. All of the girls are warriors, while the guys usually play second fiddle whenever a fight comes up. Weapons are used in the VN, and each of the girls is skilled with her own particular type.
The protagonist is the trickster intellectual type, and he's actually pretty good as far as eroge protagonists go. Going by the prologue, they guys almost get more attention than the girls do - I'm guessing that changes once you break out onto the actual routes, but they're much more than just Those Two Guys
this time around.
I don't know how the story's actually going to unfold. The prologue hints that there's some more serious stuff that comes up at some point, and a poke around the translator's website suggests that there's a route for each of the girls, a 'True Route', and various side routes. It also seems like it's going to be fairly long - The prologue was about five hours, and the overall length figure is given as somewhere around 40-ish. I'd need to see what they do with episode two before calling this one way or another. This could be an adaption that's very easy to screw up, especially if they emphasize the wrong things or mess with the protagonist too much. I'm guessing that they did the start that they did because it's a nice way of showing how ridiculous the school setting is - Lots of Rule of Funny
and whatnot, and it does a good job of showing each of the major characters at what they're best at.
edited 7th Oct '11 10:20:39 AM by HighVelocityPointyThings