The Best Eroge Ever Review

A very long, complex, and deeply satisfying cyberpunk epic.

It's kinda tricky to pin down an opinion on this one since the quality seems to zig-zag on a pretty regular basis. For instance, Kano's route is pretty forgettable. Minagi's is nice and sad but then drags on at the end. On the other hand, the ultimate ending of the true route (arguably part 3 of Misuzu's route) is such an amazing tearjerker it seems as though it single-handedly makes the whole VN great. But you probably already knew that.

My only serious complaints are that some of the major twists in the first half were pretty easy to predict, and in many chapters there's often a nagging sense that you're just waiting for lots of little things to finally add up to a certain big event you know has to happen eventually.

Technically, the way the plot develops in most routes is somewhat predictable. Personally, I felt it was the good kind of predictable (where you find yourself hoping for or dreading a scene precisely because you know it's coming), but some will disagree. This is especially true in the final route, where the climax isn't so much about new revelations as it is about emotional closure, imo.

And of course, some people may simply be annoyed by the rather huge comedy-to-plot ratio.

Oddly enough, almost all of the action is concentrated in the first half of the common route and the second halves of the character routes (not that it's a bad thing; protag's goals justify it). The good news is that the school life/comedy stuff in the middle is actually the same quality as the fight scenes, and for most of the same reasons. The real quality gap is that, for some reason, all the flaws get significantly milder around the time you exit the common route. Finally, it is well-worth getting all the routes and endings, since most of them have very little overlap and they're all equally interesting.

Score: 7.5/10

Polarization: (-88.3/+23.4)

Routes/Endings Played: All 4 routes


 

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