The Best Eroge Ever Review
This is how you do low fantasy.
The story follows multiple protagonists (the exact number is a spoiler) through their seemingly ordinary but very unique, colorful and entertaining lives. Oddly enough, the vast majority of the time is spent on comedy and/or slice-of-life, but it's consistently laugh-out-loud funny in just about every single scene that isn't meant to be serious (and some that are), which is extremely impressive. This is partly because there are a lot of characters, every single one of them is memorable and unique (often the very way they talk is bizarre enough to be instantly recognizable), and each one comes with plenty of depth and character development, which even plays out differently in different routes, so the VN simply never runs out of material. This also results in you getting emotionally attached to just about all of them over time, even the ones who seemed completely intolerable, one-dimensional or psychopathic at first. It helps that the heroines are still just as moe as you'd expect from Navel.
Fortunately, none of these flaws are fatal, and I had no trouble enjoying all of The Best Eroge Ever despite them.
Fortunately, the murder mystery route (for lack of a better name) has none of these flaws. It also has a ridiculous number of soap opera and b-movie cliches tied together in a surprisingly coherent, multi-layered and well-paced (if utterly absurd) story. And it takes itself one hundred percent seriously the entire time. This is, of course, absolutely hilarious. Easily a 7.5.
If you have any interest in The Best Eroge Ever, you've probably read at least one WAB before, so I don't need to tell you what's polarizing about it.
Routes/Endings Played: All 12 endings across all 5 routes.