The Best Eroge Ever Review

Time for yet another dive into Sakurai's world of fantasy, steampunk and alternative history. And guess what? The series is still awesome.

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.

Fortunately, none of these flaws are fatal, and I had no trouble enjoying all of The Best Eroge Ever despite them.

Weirdly enough, the pacing is also very consistent and usually spot on (for some reason only sad scenes ever get padded out). Thus, even if you're underwhelmed by one of the early routes, it does virtually no harm to your desire to read the rest.

Throw in the godly soundtrack and excellent direction on top of that, and the result is unbelievably addictive and immersive. If you put any effort into reading this VN carefully, you will be spending hours obsessively trying to figure out how to solve it, and the characters' own arguments will get progressively more epic until you're craving every last letter of red text.

Score: 7.5/10

Polarization: (-83.9/+36.4)


 

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