Story summary: A guy wakes up in a house where a widow and her two daughters live. Stuff happens.
This title, like School days, was delayed many times. This title, like School days, is animated. This title, unlike school days, is animated absolutely beautifully. That last one is the main reason I decided to play it. And I’m glad I did.
Ok, I admit it, the main reason that I’m glad that I played it is still due to the eye candy. That, and the glowing sense of accomplishment from having completed my very first game in Japanese. But still, there are many levels of eye candy, and this is definitely the cream of the crop. There is an undeniably large amount of stunning animation, which did not skimp on the budget, with minimal animation mistakes. I have no idea how they managed to create animation without using video (while still being in sync with the sound), but whatever it is they did, it works. The voice acting is also nice, and the BGM is definitely one of the better ones that I’ve heard. They even put a Hatsune Miku song at the end!
The only problem, therefore, is the story.
The beginning is interesting enough. We are introduced to the two sisters, Chika and Haruka, and see their everyday lives. Dotted throughout the story are flashbacks to the last winter, and the summer before, explaining the setting piece by piece.
The main problem is, there is a huge amount of h-scenes. It is not that unreasonable, if it wasn’t for the fact that this game is very linear and short. While there is a decent amount of plot and foreshadowing at the beginning (which was quite enjoyable), very few things are properly explained. Instead, we get “treated” to fapping material, fapping material, and more fapping material. I know that they probably spent a lot of money on that stuff and all, but some decent sense of conclusion would be nice, thank you very much. But in the end, I’d say that it’s worth it for the story before the end, nice atmosphere, and the eye candy scenes. The guitar scene is awesome. Yes.