Intro: Unko awakens to find that a shota named Orion has meshed with her brain and she’s subsequently lost all her memories. If Unko can regain them, Orion will leave her brain! There’s just one problem: someone in her life is responsible for her amnesia, and if they suspect she’s forgotten everything, her life will once more be put in danger.
Shin: is Unko’s childhood friend who escaped the friendzone. She sucked at singing but she managed to improve through a lot of hard work and even won over his heart in the process. Shin then began to practice the bass in order to join her band. When the two of them went on a camping trip, Shin wanted to progress their relationship as far as he could take it, which freaked her out. So she ran away from him, tripped, and woke up to find him leaning over her. Except the person looming over her wasn’t actually Shin. Enter the next part of the love triangle!! Toma is Unko’s other childhood friend. Toma and Shin both proposed to her when they were shotas, but Unko accepted Shin’s proposal. But Toma wasn’t about to let that stop him! So he evolved into a mega incel and he shoved Unko off a cliff. Then bashed her skull on a boulder because 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 that’s what you do when your best bro tries to kill your girl (ლ‸－)(－‸ლ) Toma turns himself in to the police to clear Shin’s name because his dad was a drunk who killed someone and they assumed Shin tried to kill Unko. Shin had some good moments but I was pissed that he teased her for not putting out only to say it was “just a prank.”
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 without a gaggle of mean women chasing after you like a stampede is to don shades or a fugly mask, that’s what. He can’t date a girl for more than 3 months, either, because his club all wants a piece of him. Like damn, dude. Why not set up some boundaries for yourself? The only person Ikki ever took an interest in was Unko because she has daddy problems and ignored his “medusa eyes.” The crazy Queen Bee of Ikki’s club, Rinka, makes the girls keep a record of everything they do with Ikki but since Unko lost her memories, she ain’t got no time for keeping track of that. Which does not bode well for her in her bad endings. One left Unko hospitalized, blind, (eventually) deaf, and so forth. So Ikki goes out to “break” the club. We find out later he was trying to please the club so that they wouldn’t violently bully her like they did to all of his past girlfriends… Like sir. Why did you not try to put a stop to this the first time it happened? Goddamn. Kent: sees the entire world as one big problem. In keeping with that, love is an equation he just can’t solve 😉 He comes across as gruff, intimidating and arrogant, but on the inside, Kent is constantly panicking about how to act and what to do. When he admits he asked Ikki for advice about how to date and voices his concerns, Unko’s all thank god, this is what I’ve wanted you to do since day one! To make up for all of those “dates,” aka walking her down the street, he makes her a math workbook 😂 He put in so much effort and it was so cute! Except the game made me do fucking math. Unko liked Kent the moment he stepped in to teach a class at her college but they bashed heads immediately because he liked her but he didn’t understand his own feelings. They bickered every morning before class when she walked her dog, but one day it ran into the street and was run over (´；Д；｀) Kent decided that the best way to console Unko was to lecture her on pet care because it would prevent her next dog from kicking the bucket. YIKES. Unko told him to shut his trap and that she hated him. So he asks her out the next time he sees her because he’s just so good at timing. Once you get past all of that and see his progress, Kent’s a really sweet guy!!! (´∀｀)♡ No jealous girls, no pointless drama, it was just a really cute route. Unko actually had a pretty good role in it, too.
Cage of LoveToma: If your childhood friend won’t love you, you’ve got some options: bash her head in, or trap her in a sturdy cage. I tried so hard to give Toma a fair shot. I really did. When Unko bonks her head on the street, Toma rushes her to the hospital. The doctor probably bought a license online or something because he couldn’t figure out that she has amnesia and said it wasn’t anything serious. JESUS. Toma takes Unko home, but after a slew of bullying, a missing computer battery, and so on, Toma decides to take her to his house instead and claims he’s “boyfriend.” But after Unko has a second blackout, she starts to suspect he isn’t really her boyfriend after all. Orion tries to get Unko out of the house since she needs to jog her memory and find out who caused her amnesia in the first place, but constant run-ins with Ukyo and near death experiences forces Toma to lock her in his house and drug her food so she sleeps all day. She discovers Toma hid her computer battery so she couldn’t see the hate messages on her computer. You’d think Toma would talk to her about this or even warn her about it. Nah, he just doesn’t see the point in talking to her. He locks her in a dog cage, then later he loses his shit and tries to rape her… It’s only when he reads her diary, which is right next to her, which she says she liked him, that he apologizes. For trying to violently assault her. I’m done. Then her stockholm syndrome kicks in and they become a couple?! Whatdafaqisdisshit?!(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ N Ukyo: comes across as a super creeper in every other route but he’s actually a precious cinnamon roll and deserves to be the poster boy. Unko finds him sleeping in the park where he wakes up raging that he’s alive and couldn’t escape this world. He then grabs Unko by her collar and blames her for existing. Alrighty, then. Ukyo then snaps out of it and says he’s going to turn himself in for hurting her. She remembers when Ukyo asked her out so she asks how he FEELS. He says he’s gone insane looking for her and loves her more than himself (´；ω；`) Unko died in a fire on Aug 25 and Ukyo made a wish to save her life. Lord Nhil (Orion’s creator) answered his prayers but it ain’t that easy. So Ukyo and Nhil go through different worlds to find and somehow keep her alive before the 26th. The problem is that while she’s NTRing the poor guy, Ukyo kills her. On every damn route. Because he’s not from that world and shouldn’t exist and Unko’s supposed to be dead. If they both live together in one world, that world will try and kill one of them. So that’s why we have all those routes to play through! She realizes that if she doesn’t die, he will, so she searches for him but the fan club locks her in a shrine and sets it on fire. Thankfully, Ukyo saves her. But someone must die today!!! Unko decides to face him but he nice boats himself. She forgives him and they’re returned to their world. While taking photos, Nhil & Orion pass by them. Their punishment for ruining the human world by meddling with it too much was to be turned into humans. But Unko doesn’t remember them.
Let’s NTR Ukyo the Game.
Don’t go into this game expecting a lot of romance.
Translations: Are top notch, but they don’t seem keen on releasing physical copies of otoge. Aksyss Games will give us both digital and physical no questions asked and 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, they ruined the character of one of the otoge community’s fav: Akito.
Art: I loved it. The back grounds look like half-assed photoshop attempts at being “edgy.” If you want to try and get deep with the game’s metaphors/symbolism (other than blatant advertising for other games lol) I guess you could say because Unko’s memories are nonexistent, she only pays attention to the important things. But…considering her job and apartment are crucial, why would they be blobs of-ugh nvm.
System: Mini games are meh but I’ve heard that it’s difficult on the PC port. I had a frustrating time with the damn ice hockey thing game on my Vita. The game would freeze for a sec and then Toma would score. Or the touch screen wouldn’t respond and my puck would just sit there.
Characters: I loved Kent and Ukyo. Ukyo should be the poster boy, he deserves that spot. He was a cinnamon bun who went through waaaaay too much. The rest of the ikemen struggled with their inner demons. I couldn’t justify some of their actions, though. Ikki was one I could “empathize” with but I really didn’t like him. His route was so toxic, too. Shin started off promising, but I personally didn’t like him.
I was reluctant to continue this because damn did Shin’s route turn me off and twitter blew up with Uguu cages. I finally did it but this isn’t your typical otoge. Sweet Fuse at least had more romance, and Nameless, as dark as it was, was something I looked forward to playing.
Overall, I thought it served its purpose and I enjoyed the break from fluff. I wasn’t a huge fan of the bishies, I hated the constant slut shamingand I wanted Unko to have more of a presence. Despite her amnesia, surely she’d have her own thoughts? Everything was voiced by Orion. Come on girl. Try, at least.
What did you think of Amnesia Memories? Did you want more romance? What other games do you want localized?
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