Haaaahh.. what to say about this.
Well, the art is pretty lovely, I very much enjoy it, and the writing is quite good. I saw only a few typos here and there, and some of those may have even been my own reading mistakes..
I quickly became invested, and as I have often found throughout my time on this site, I went in for a quick session of porn, came out 8-or-so hours later having taken the time to explore all the paths I could, in a game that got me more interested in the story than in the sexy images. (Magical Camp is my benchmark for that kind of thing happening.)
That being said, I do have some issues.
There are a few other games on here that are fairly similar to this one in their most basic plot. Highschool boy gets a magic/tech maguffin, finds they're able to use said maguffin to do things like transform into other people, possess other people, etc. I've noticed a trend that these games tend to take that I personally, am not a fan of. The writers always seem to create a cast of characters around the main character, wherein one very clearly has feelings for the main character, and is basically perfect for the main character. Another, is estranged from the main character, or barely even takes note of their existence, and the MC is infatuated with them, completely ignoring the character that's already head-over-heels for them. Not necessarily an issue, I can find value in both paths, my only problem tends to be that I prefer the path with the very obviously attracted to MC character, but the one that has been fleshed out completely is the, at first, emotionally distant character. From a writing perspective, I can understand that it may be more interesting to write the emotionally distant character, and indeed I tend to notice that they have very well fleshed-out private lives that you earn about as you play. On the flip side, the eager character tends to be pretty one-dimensional, their personality boils down to, "I like the main character!"
This game is, however, noticeably more developed than others I've gone through. I found every route I could take to be interesting, and I was equally as invested in each of them. It was a shame that in the remote path, you couldn't choose to hit the gender swap button, as I think that would be an incredibly interesting branch to be able to follow. I suppose in games like these, with this type of premise, I would like to have the choice to remain gender-swapped, or to play as a female from the start. That's my personal preference though, and I don't speak for everyone. As well as that, the MC's relationship with his sister was a mysterious plotline that I was very keen on learning more about, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any branch that truly fleshes it out. I had a few of my own thoughts as to what it could be, but the main one that kept coming back was that the MC looked like their father the more he grew up, and the sister can't really get passed that. That however, is speculation, and there's no evidence of that, only a few lines of dialogue that can be read into very deeply, should one choose.
To close it off, I had a delightful time playing through this, and I dearly hope it isn't abandoned. I especially like that there is a scenario mode, though personally I found no enjoyment from them, as none seemed to replicate the same writing style, and as a result all the characters felt noticeably different to me. But again, that's a personal issue rather than a glaring flaw.
To the creators I wish only the best of luck, and the strongest of motivation. I would very much like to see Kat's main path fleshed out as well as Yui's main path!
Easily one of the better visual novels here. Your choices actually matter quite a lot and is not like an illusion of choice I seen others pulled. Unlike some others, the skip previous read text option works well and lets me find other routes more smoothly. Still many incomplete routes. Hoping to see Allison or Cornelia stuck one finished.
i can't even begin to explain how much i enjoy this game. makes me feel at piece with something and actually enjoy something i quite often hide.
i cannot thank you guys enough for creating this and bringing me such joy over the last four years i've been playing.
sadly, i've been suggesting and asking creators regarding a Holly path since i started plating, and am still waiting lol.
hope to see the Holly path actually get some love during the next update <3 lots of love XOXOXO
In version 6, Leona's root has been significantly improved. After passing it, I can repeat the words of Connelia: "John. Your mother is a crazy bimbo!".
I still hope for the root of Scarlet and Setsuna and the end of the Cornelia root.
Yui is the best girl so far.
Thanks for your hard work!
This has been my favorite game on the site for some time, and the 6.0 update had added a lot of great new routes which I am excited to explore in the future. The Memswap route has been completed, and was a great experience, while the new Route involving Charlote seems very promising as well.
Things I'm most looking forward to in future updates
Keep up the great work team!