Waaaaah! Ayos 'to!!!* I don't see a lot of games with Filipino settings, so I was very happy to play this :'D
(*This is cool!!!)
My review was written in Taglish kasi medyo na-excite yung inner-Filipina ko* (but I added translations for the non-Filipinos!). That being said, rusty yung Tagalog ko, so may mga parte in-game na 'di ko naintindihan.** Mostly slang. Mahina yung bokabularyo ko, haha***
(*because my inner-Filipina got a bit excited)
(**But that being said, my Tagalog is rusty, so there were some parts in-game that I didn't get.)
(***My vocabulary is weak, haha)
But I loved this! Weak spot ko yung mga amnesia plot, at nasabi ko na sa 'yo na 'di ko madalas nakikita ang VNs being set in the Philippines.* So that's a plus one in my books! Plus, the characters were very likable. Paborito ko din si Rayden kasi oo nga noh, kuudere + tsundere equals cute, pero yung 'patatas' ay close second <3**
(*Amnesia plots are my weak spot, and I already told you that I don't usually see VNs being set in the Philippines)
(**My favourite is also Rayden because you're right, kuudere + tsundere equals cute, but the 'potato' is a close second <3)
Haha, iniisipan ko din na baka 'bad guy' si Nash, na may iba siyang agenda.*** Glad to know that wasn't the case! I really liked him in the end because he wasn't your stereotypical womanizer rich kid.
(***I was also thinking that maybe Nash was a 'bad guy,' that he had a different agenda.)
Lanier, on the other hand, was alright. Kababata na parang boy-next-door type?*** Nice! I liked the silly (yet corny) jokes in his route, but I'm guilty of skimming through it after you posted the walkthrough because I really wanted to play Rayden's xD Maybe I'll tell you how I feel about Lan's route later?
(****A childhood friend that's like the boy-next-door type?)
Liz though! She was great. Gustong gusto ko yung personalidad niya*; very supportive, very funny, very fit to be the best friend of an MC. And Shaizee... Salamat naman na masipag siya sa pag-aaral!!!** Plenty of games just handwave the whole school part of a 'school setting,' and I'm glad you made that a big part of the plot. Ma'am Mabey and the librarian actually reminded me of a teacher I knew, so ngiti-ngiti lang ako kapag merong silang inuutos kay Shaizee.*** Foundation Day gave me a lot of memories too!
(*I really liked her personality)
(**Thank goodness she's studious!!!)
(***I just smiled whenever they had errands for Shaizee.)
As for the actual story, I think you did well! Kahit sinabi mo na imagination lang yung ginamit mo (no experience needed, haha), nasa isip-isip ko lang na 'eh? this is fine though?'* Sa katotohanan, namula ako sa mga confessions kasi naku-cute-an ako sa awkwardness ni Shaizee at yung LI niya. Especially with Nash! I was caught off-guard so badly that my face just exploded and I had to stop playing for a while and aaaaaaaaaaah how embarrassing!
(*Even if you said you were only using your imagination, I kept thinking to myself that 'eh? this is fine though?')
(**Truthfully, I blushed at the confessions because I thought the awkwardness of Shaiz and her LI was cute.)
Pero geez, mas madaling ako'y na-fluster in Rayden's route. Ang corny niya!* Like the anime Ferris Wheel promise? Sus! Sumigaw ako** (internally nga, but same thing, right?). And when Shaizee realized naghihintay siya sa kanya tuwing umaga at gabi...*** BOOM. FEELS OFFICIALLY EXPLODED. Maawa po niyo akooooo.****
(*But geez, I flustered easier in Rayden's route. He's so corny!)
(**Gosh! I screamed)
(***he waits for her in the morning and night...)
(****Have mercy on meeeee.)
P.S. I also died laughing at 'Nash Potato.' Omg, that was hilarious. Every time I think of it, I laugh. I'm laughing right now xD
On another note, I thought the points system was really interesting. When the walkthrough was released, I realized that in my first playthrough of Lan's route, I was 1 point off from his best end xD Way off ako kay Nash though, haha.*
(*I was way off with Nash though, haha)
Also, I don't know if it was intentional, pero may mga** 'Rayden choices' in the prologue even if his route isn't unlocked yet. It just felt weird that you could choose them even if you couldn't get on his path. But I don't know. Maybe throwing the player off was the whole purpose?
(**but there are)
Gusto ko din na hindi mo maiintindihan yung full story unless you play all the routes. Ang daming oras akong nag-invest para matapos nito, haha.* But it was worth it, start to finish! Dalawang thumbs-up**, that's for sure. Definitely worth playing through my Christmas break.
(*I also like how you won't understand the full story unless you play all the routes. I invested a lot of hours to finish this, haha.)
(**two thumbs up)
When the English version comes out, I'll be sure to make my friends play it. And I'll probably write a better, more intensive review than this one (kasi broken naman ang Taglish ko xD*).
(*because my Taglish is so broken xD)
Good luck and all the best~