Intro: Unko awakens to find a shota creature named Orion who meshed with her brain & now she’s lost her memories. Unko must go through her life to regain them. When she gets enough back Orion can leave her brain & she’ll be free at last! One problem: the moment she’s suspected of having amnesia, it could be her last. Bc Unko is the epitome of self-insert, Orion must speak on her behalf…thank God he’s entertaining.
Shin: Unko’s osannajimi who escaped le friendzone. Unko sucked at singing but by playing Uta Pri became the best that no one ever was! After intense Uta Pri Music rhythm games, Unko won his kokoro & he began to practice the bass to join her band.
When they went on a camping trip Shin wanted to take their relationship to LAST base & Unko was all dafuq?! So she ran away from him, tripped, and woke to find him leaning over her. Except it wasn’t Shin.
Enter part 2 of le love triangle!! Toma is the other childhood friend & he couldn’t escape the trope he was built from. But it don’t end there! Toma & Shin proposed to her when they were wee shotas. Unko accepted Shin & Toma angsted in agony for the rest of his life. So when Unko was like Shin, what’re you doing here? Toma shoved her off the cliff.
Then proceeded to bash her skull on a nearby boulder bc he couldn’t escape the friendzone. Tru wuv.
Shin goes Detective Conan on his butt only for them to talk it out like bros…cuz u know, that’s what u do when ur nakama tries to kill ur girl.(ლ‸－)(－‸ლ) Toma turns himself in & clears Shin’s name cuz his otousan was some drunk who killed someone & they assumed Shin tried to kill Unko cuz “look at his dad’s history!”
You’re ok kissing Unko, doing the kabedon, etc. yet u can’t freaking hold hands?! I just didn’t like Shin that much. He had some good moments but I was pissed that he teased Unko for not putting out only 2 say it was “just a joke” & then she almost gets killed. His whole route was mostly whodunnit? & the few romance that was there, Unko was all DERP.
IckyIkki: Has the misfortune of getting every girl who looks in his eyes after a Disney wish upon a star. Why wouldn’t he want that? When the only way to walk around like a normal person w/out a gaggle of hoes running after you is to don sunglasses or a fugly mask, that’s what.
Dude can’t date a girl for more than 3 months cuz his ho club all wants a piece. The one person he ever took interest in was Unko bc she has daddy problems & made herself ignore his “medusa eyes”. Bc Mr. Narcissist was like omg no way someone doesn’t like me? Challenge accepted.
The titty boss of ho club, Rinka, makes the girls keep a record of what they do w/ Ikki but since Unko lost her memories, she ain’t got no time for dat shiet. One bad ending left Unko hospitalized, blind, (eventually) deaf, etc. so Ikki goes out to “break” the ho club.
At first I was like this dude is an ASS bc he let the ho club talk smack abt his gf, keep him from meeting her on time for dates, etc. but later we find out that he was trying to please them so they didn’t violently bully her like they did to all his gfs…I mean, I get it. I do. I understand why he did what he did. This man didn’t have the balls to call the cops on them or at least make a scene abt what they were doing though. (Unless you did the bad end or the good end…)
Anyways, the issue of this route is whether or not she’ll shack up w/ him bc her dad wants her back, but she doesn’t want 2 cuz he’s on his 4th wife now & she’s disgusted by him. I liked that in the flashbacks, Unko had tits of steel & stood up to Ikki & her dad. Too bad Amnesia=Self Insert. At least we got Orion.
I wasn’t a fan of the route & the girl hate but I honestly felt bad for the guy. Moral of the story? Don’t wish on a star.
Belts-sanKent: Sees the world as a problem. Meaning ❤ is an equation he just can’t solve 😉 Unko starts off arguing w/ him bc this dude just doesn’t compute what wuv is. He’s awkward w/ his texts but diligently tries 2 meet her needs.
He comes off as gruff, intimidating and arrogant but really he’s just like OMG what do I do? He thinks a date=walking down her street. When he admits he asked Ikki for advice & voices his concerns, that’s when the route gets good. Unko’s all this is what I’ve wanted you to do since day 1 lol.
To make up he gives her a math workbook he wrote…YAS. He put in so much effort to make it for her! Except the game made me do fucking math.
This route is SEXUAL TENSION the movie. Unko liked the guy the moment he stepped in to teach a class at her college but they bashed heads immediately bc he liked her but didn’t understand his feelings (and sexual frustration ಠ‿↼) .They argued every morning b4 class when she walked her dog…but one day it ran into the street & was run over (´；Д；｀) Kent assumed he had 2 lecture her on pet care so her next one didn’t die but Unko told him to stfu & that she hated him.
So he asks her out the next time he sees her cuz he’s just so good at timing. She goes challenge accepted prick. Since then the guilt’s been eating him alive & it plays a huge role in recovering her memories.
Kent’s the man of dreams!!! (´∀｀)♡ His normal ending sucked tho rofl. No jealous bitches, no pointless drama, it was just good. A true otome route in a game filled w/ jealous titty bitches, uguu cages of love and countless other questionable relationships. Japan, why u no like Kent?
And can we talk abt how awesome Unko was the few moments she got? Specifically dat good ending one liner? Nailed it.
Cage of LoveToma: If ur osannajimi won’t wuv u, u’ve got 2 options: dash her head on rocks in someone else’s route, or trap her w/ a sturdy cage. Instant win. I tried so hard 2 give Toma a fair shot. I really did. And at first, I thought, dude is pretty ok. Why all the hate? But we all know why…
Unko donks her head on the street & Toma rushes her to the hospital, where Orion’s fears are for naught, bc the doctor was too stupid 2 see she has amnesia. Toma takes her back 2 care for her but after a slew of scary bullying, a missing computer battery, etc. Toma takes her to his house, claiming to be her “bf” but after her 2nd blackout, drops hints that he isn’t her bf.
Orion tries 2 get Unko out of his house bc she needs to jog her memory, but constant run ins w/ Ukyo & near death experiences forces Toma to lock her in his house & drug her food so she sleeps all day. She goes to her house 2 find Toma hid her battery so she couldn’t see the hate messages on her computer & grabs her diary.
You’d think Toma would try & talk 2 Unko about this. But no. He locks her in a dog cage. I was conflicted. I understood his reasons but ugh. Imagine some guy who’s ur only hope and possible love interest refuses to compromise w/ u on smt and shoves u into a dog cage. Really, think abt this, yandere lovers. I’ve been stalked & had unfortunately creepy run ins w/ said stalkers, so I honestly can’t find any fun in these tropes.
I tried so hard 2 understand Toma even after the route ended but I only felt disgusted. Toma loses his shit and tries 2 rape her & it’s only when he reads her diary to find she liked him that he apologizes. This isn’t love. I’ve experienced enough abuse/stalking/etc to know what’s healthy and what’s not. If u like his route bc it’s dark and exctiting, fine. That’s ur opinion. But we can’t refuse to acknowledge stuff for what it is. And that’s why I find myself so worried abt ppl who constantly defend Toma, saying he loved Unko. Bc yes, he did, but it wasn’t healthy & spiraled out of control into obsession. Not love.
Had this been R18, Toma wouldn’t have stopped.
One thing that rlly bugged me was that Orion was like “gurl u gotta find out who u love even tho u could use this phone 2 ring the police!” Excuse me? What happened 2 ur awesome, rational thoughts??
NUkyo: Aka MY HEART has been stepped on.I actually got the whole plot right not even halfway but having 2 go thru it was painful. Ugh. He’s a precious cinnamon roll & deserves 2 b the poster boy.
Creeper tells her don’t do _____ & if u use common sense to say F that I do what I want!…u die terrible deaths. Don’t talk 2/follow strangers doesn’t apply here, guys.
Unko gets impaled w/ glass when a window shatters on campus due 2 an explosion if u decided to ignore the Creeper who told her not 2 go in rofl. Then a damn intersection falls onto her, cars and all Σ(ﾟДﾟ；) Orion says Ukyo can’t see the future bc spirits/gods can’t. But every warning Ukyo gives comes true…
She finds him sleeping in the park where he wakes up & starts raging that he’s alive & couldn’t escape this world. He realizes someone’s watching him like a creeper so he grabs Unko by her collar raging that it’s her fault for existing. But he snaps out of it & freaks out saying he’s going 2 turn himself in.
She remembers when Ukyo asked her out so she asks how he FEELS abt her. He says he’s gone insane looking for her & loves her more than himself(´；ω；`) but when she gets home Orion goes wtf that ain’t no memory u got back cuz I would have faded away a little!
The fan club throw balloons at her & if she tells Toma, he kills them & locks Unko in a cage bc yanderes just break the rules of otoge & don’t care who’s route ur on.
We learn that Unko died in a fire on Aug 25 & Ukyo made a wish 2 save her life. Lord Nhil (Orion’s creator) answered his prayers but lol it ain’t that easy, son.
She can’t be brought back 2 life. So Ukyo & Nhil go thru diff worlds 2 find her & somehow keep her alive b4 the 26. Problem is that while she’s NTRing the poor guy, Ukyo kills her. On every damn route. Bc he’s not of that world & shouldn’t exist & Unko’s supposed 2 b dead. If they both live together in one world, that world will try & kill one of them. So that’s why we have all those routes to play thru.
She realizes that if she doesn’t die, he will, so she goes 2 find him but lol the fanclub locks her in2 a shrine & run after setting it on fire. Unko calls the police but they go “please wait” sure, I’ll slowly burn to death. Thnx. Ukyo saves her but someone must die today!!!
Unko decides 2 face him (finally lol has a personality) but Ukyo can’t kill her AGAIN so he nice boats himself. She forgives him & after they’re returned to their world. While taking photos, Nhil & Orion pass by them. Their punishment for ruining the human world by meddling too much was to be turned into humans. But Unko doesn’t remember them.
Like holy shit. Thank you for this route. Bc I was all DERP throughout this otoge bc damn son. I was bored. Considering I did every bad end, I was emotionally traumatized by the time this route was done. So I was pretty attached to this poor guy who’s been thru too much shit for anyone’s lifetime that I just wanted them to be happy. THIS was what I wanted. HE DESERVES TO BE THE POSTER BOY DAMMIT.
But then ORION nooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Srsly. Ugh my ❤ was torn up by Ukyo’s tragic route, 7 bad ends, and then ORION.
Let’s NTR Ukyo the Game.
Don’t go into this game expecting a lot of romance.
Translations: We should be paying more attention to IDF bc their translations are top notch. But they don’t seem keen on releasing physical copies of otoge. Aksyss Games will give us both digital & physical no questions asked & I prefer that. But considering how they screwed up Norn9 so BADLY, I’m hesitant. They managed to get Code Realize right, but holy crap was Norn9 a mess. So much so that they ruined the character of one of the otoge community’s fav: Akito.
Art: I loved it. The bgs look like half-assed photoshop attempts at being “edgy.” If you wanted to try & get deep with the game’s metaphors/symbolism (other than blatant advertising for other games lol) I guess u could say that bc Unko’s memories are nonexistent, she only pays attention to the important things? But then…considering her job & apartment are crucial, why would they be blobs of-ugh nvm. It bugged the crap outta me.
System:Mini games are meh but I’ve heard that it’s difficult on the PC port. I had a frustrating time w/ the damn ice hockey thing game on my Vita. The game would freeze for a sec & Toma would score. Or the touch screen didn’t respond & my puck would just sit there like lol don’t even bother, amateur.
I LOVED Kent & Ukyo. Ukyo should be the poster boy, freaking DESERVES that spot. He was a cinnamon bun who went thru waaaaay too much. The rest of the ikemen struggled w/ inner demons & I liked how dark it was. I just couldn’t justify some of their actions/wasn’t into the routes. Ikki was one I could “empathize” w/ but dgaf about his route. Shin started off promising but I personally didn’t like him, sorry. I was really put off by Shin bc I was expecting a lot of romance. He’s the poster boy, after all. But the REAL poster boy is Ukyo & I just don’t get why he’s not the main focus on the cover. Kent was a bae, and WHY DID I DO ALL THE BAD ENDS? Like holy CRAP. Thnx Otomate.
I was reluctant to continue this bc damn did Shin’s route turn me off & twitter blew up w/ Uguu cages. I finally did it but this isn’t ur typical otoge. Sweet Fuse at least had more romance and Nameless, as dark as it was, was smt I looked forward to.
GIVE ORION A ROUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get that he “kind of” gets one in World but holy crap. Dude was awesome, mirrored (I’m certain everyone’s) thoughts, wasn’t an asshat, & yeah, he’s shota af, but maybe time passes diff in his world? Bc look at him:
Do I recommend this? Depends on what you want. Lots of fluffy romance? Kent’s route will meet that requirement…that’s it. Darker plot? This is for you. Less romance? You’ll like this. Kick ass Heroine? ….Tragic story? Yep. Bad Endings? Pretty much this game.
I thought it served its purpose & enjoyed the break from fluff. I wasn’t a huge fan of the bishes but I did like the mysterious atmosphere/gorgeous art/music. I hated the constant slut shaming & wanted Unko to have more of a voice. Despite her amnesia, surely she’d have her own thoughts? Everything was voiced by Orion, which is not a bad thing, but come on girl. Try at least.
I actually ended up rlly invested in Ukyo’s route cuz lol plot was happening & tbh it was rlly good! I just had 2 suffer to even unlock him…and I always play every ending in otoge, so 2 say I was desperate for Ukyo 2 be a good route is an understatement.
I hope you enjoy it should u decide pick this up: on mobile, steam, or vita.
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