The Best Eroge Ever Review

Time for a typical but well-executed action VN. The initial premise is simple: lots of people start being born with inexplicable superpowers (mostly based on youkai), and for various reasons these superpeople or "ayakashibito" must have epic fights.

There's no denying this VN has a mix of good and bad parts, so it'll probably depend on how good you are at ignoring the bad and focusing on enjoying the good. Also, the optional Ikoi route is the worst by far (it ends up being little more than a jumble of events from Hanene's route and some new things that never go anywhere) so skipping that should help.

Significant portions of each episode are spent on characterization and world-building that doesn't always directly contribute to the core mystery, so some people might find that infuriating. And of course, if you aren't the type who enjoys thinking very hard about a story as you read it, you're going to miss out on a massive part of what makes this VN exceptional.

Although the first chapter was a slow start (for good reason), after that the plot moves pretty quickly, making it easy to focus on the positives mentioned above. The gameplay also does a nice job of not dragging out, except for a handful of deliberately hard boss fights which were quite satisfying to beat. Last but not least, it did feel like significant effort was put into fleshing out the fictional world, which (like in any other decent fantasy story) helped in a lot of ways.

Score: 7.5/10

Polarization: (-7.3/+60.0)


 

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