So I got tired of studying for my Statistics finals and played this instead... and I definitely don't regret it!
I loved this game so much!
Kaitlyn's personality was so refreshing to me. At first, I honestly thought she was a bit of a b (huhu, I'm sorry!), but as the story progressed, her go-getter attitude really grew on me. It's true that she's flawed (kinda spoiled, and a bit racist, though I don't think it's intentional), but she's not without her strengths. It's really nice to see such a strong protagonist in an Otome game! <3 I also liked how, in the end, she has matured. Not totally
matured, but her personality growth is definitely evident.
I went after Wu first, and he's... He's so sweet ;w; I liked him so much asdfghjkl
The way he confessed to Kaitlyn was super adorable! I laughed a little when he suddenly went up to Lei just to prove himself to Kaitlyn. It's soooooooo cute! <3
I got Meng's ending next, and I must say, I love the friendship between the two girls.
It was touching to see how Kaitlyn, who was so obsessed at being prom queen, became happy for Meng when she got crowned instead, and how Kaitlyn said that Meng was her meimei. <3
Lastly, I got Gao. The reason I got him last is because I'm the type of person to go after the guy I like the most in an otome game last. I... I don't know. I'm weird that way. Anyway, I was not disappointed--his route is definitely my favorite!! <3
He's sooo straitlaced, and I think it complements Kaitlyn's personality. And I found it funny that he had to make up a committee just so he could spend time with her. He's so obvious that it's cute~ owo
I felt really sorry for Kaitlyn when she realized that Gao wasn't going to fight for her (after the scene where he kissed her), but I was also happy to see that she wasn't the type to mope and wallow in defeat. I guess I kinda got pissed at Gao at that scene for a moment, but I remember some of my Chinese friends saying that there are families in the mainland that are really still traditional, and would much rather keep their family free of foreigners...? I guess the game was trying to convey that culture through his route. So I sort of understood Gao not wanting to question his parents' decisions.
I thought this route would not have a happy ending, really, so I am glad that in the end, things got sorted out and Kaitlyn and Gao got that happy ending.I absolutely loved the scene where they talked after Kaitlyn's mom charged into Gao's household. It was so sweet when he took Kaitlyn seriously and got on his knees to tell her he loved her <3
Speaking of Kaitlyn's mom, I was so amused by her. XD She's so supportive and such a Mama Bear! She reminds me sooo much of my own mother who I love to bits :>
Anyway, I also like how this game teaches the basics of Mandarin. It's quite creative, and definitely executed in a fun way~ Honestly, even though I went through Mandarin class in high school, I never really got around to understanding how to use the different tones according to the symbols at the top of the letters. I just memorized how to pronounce the words themselves just so I could pass the subject ;___; Our laoshi didn't really teach us that ;w; I'm happy this game cleared things up for me.
All in all, I really love this game! <3 Thank you so much for making this visual novel! I hope you make many more
(I voted for you guys~ I hope you win!)