I got this game yesterday and totally binge played all the routes and got all the endings. It was super amazing.
I'd like to start off by saying that this is by far, one of the most wonderful otome games I've ever played, it's got amazing character development and the plot was so well thought out and well-paced. I honestly can't say enough things about this game. The game uses a lot of interesting plots, when I summarize it for someone else, seemed to abide by the more overused plots/cliches, but despite that, you guys made it seem super special. I really liked the plot, and the way you've coursed through (especially Lucette's) character development. I'm not sure if this would be considered a spoiler or not, but
I didn't like her in my first playthrough, but the change that she made throughout her adventures and experiences with the people around her made her become a more kinder person. The plot itself made me cry like a little baby and I can't say enough about angst/sad plots because they're the most memorable.
In terms of the characters, I sort of went in the recommended playthough, except I switched Waltz and Fritz because I liked Fritz so much that I wanted to leave him last, although I kind of regretted that little bit because I liked Waltz so much afterwards and I was just so torn when playing through Fritz's route. Rod was really cute, Karma was very pleasant, yet surprising, Rumpel was probably a guy I didn't gush too much about but his route was still enjoyable, and Fritz and Waltz are my absolute favourites.
Rod's route really made me think about him on a totally different level, because
he said in the beginning that he never liked her but as the plot progressed, he was more and more willing to protect her because he was falling in love her. I really liked how his curse broke, and I was really happy about the way the whole situation got resolved. I went back to play through the bad end, and it totally broke my heart how he just ended up how the fairy tale said it would, but I understand why (seeing Lucette with tears justifies how much she has changed, and I was right there crying with her tbh sigh). But I totally preferred the good end.
Karma's route was very pleasant to say, and it reminded me much of the
don't get too close to me I'll only break your heart
plots that most shows/games use, except it wasn't used excessively, so that was very refreshing. I also loved how much you can tell
his inner turmoil the more time he spent with her and how much he wants to be with her just AHHH broke me to pieces.
I do have some issues with Rumpel's route but I think it's because I feel like there was an element missing from his route that the others had, I'm not sure what, maybe it's the fact that he
doesn't fight (although him not fighting does make him a little more heroic how he's willing to protect her, but I'm pretty sure it's because he's a darn flirt all the time and even though Karma flirts too, it just feels strange in a way). Also maybe that fiance thing, but I totally understand why it's there, and it helped him regain his memories and I liked how it resolved between her and Lucette. OH I THINK I KNOW WHY THOugh. I think it's the nature of his curse and how things ended between him and his fiance that made me back off because he was so obsessed with being selfless. But he's vowed to change that so I'm okay with him in the end.
Overall, I didn't dislike his route and his ending was actually quite cute. I think maybe the process of it all dampened something but it was still enjoy how his route resolved in the end.
Waltz obviously was
the childhood friend and protector, and it made me so happy that he said that he had been waiting for her for so long and being able to see her after so long...his whole route was a roller coaster of emotions because I honestly love the childhood friend trope, although this isn't exactly that, I really loved his character. Many tears were shed throughout this route.
His route was mostly quite pleasant in the beginning, and throughout the whole route, the pace was wonderfully laid out and I feel like it was damn worth it to play the other two routes before being able to lock him and Fritz. And then there's Fritz.
The knight in shining armour--I was shocked to learn that he was cursed too, and who his nighttime identity, but that's not the reason why I loved his character so much. It's his dedication to her that made him all the worthwhile for me. Constantly throughout the entire routes I've played through, in Rod's route, especially, he was there and I knew i liked him so ;; I got his bad end first because I was so engrossed in the story and I forgot about the whole good/bad choice and felt so sad that i got his bad ending. His bad ending got me the most, with his 'we all know who you'll choose in the end' and his 'I'll never be the one you'll see' kind of thing and I felt so bad. Even in his good end, I think I was so broken up about how much he loved her (he says Fritz rubbed off on him, and his 'I'm supposed to devour the red riding hood not fall in love with her' I just ;; I do have issues with his ending,
maybe because I had such high expectation for him that his ending fell a little short with the resolution. Maybe I'm just the overly romantic type that wants to see him with her on a deeper level, but I'm happy with how it ended because I know they love each other and I need more characters like Fritz because he's a wonderful and dedicated person. I JUST REALLY LOVED FRITZ'S character so much...
OVERALL!!! You guys really put out an extraordinary game with such a great system, and the whole thing just makes the game that much more enjoyable. The art was really lovely as well, and overall a great experience, and THANK YOU VERY MUCH for putting out such a wonderful game and I honestly hope you guy will continue to do so. It was and always will be a great pleasure to play this game. The music is wonderful, and once again, thank you very much for the work that you guys put in this game...
I'D ALSO LIKE TO GIVE YOU A PERSONAL THANK YOU FOR THE EXISTENCE OF A FAST FORWARD BUTTON...I Dicesuki you guys for it...sorry lame pun.
Have a great day! c: