This route is fuckin' dumb.
Literally the entire thing, THE ENTIRE THING has it's foundation build on 'The both like Tomoya', but WHY DOES RYOU LIKE TOMOYA, there is NO GOD DAMN CATALYST TO SPARK THOSE FEELINGS. The entire thing us built on a brick that EXISTS because they story NEEDS IT TO EXIST instead of MAKING THE FUCKING BRICK FIRST.
"Aww kanon naw das the point man Tomoya/Ryou is supposed to be this fake ass shit romance" NO, that's only Tomoya, the route pretty clearly wants me to believe Ryou is head over heels for this assmuncher SHE DOESN'T FUCKING KNOOOOOOW.
Ok but see, once they start going out, Tomoya starts doing some stuff that could believably make Ryou start thinking 'yo I'd bang that', a lot of saying embarrassing things to help her self confidence, and bunch of stuff that would be really legit if she WASN'T INTO HIM BEFORE HE STARTED SAYING ALL THIS SHIT WHY IS SHE GOD DAMN INTO HIM FOR NOT FUCKING REASON THIS IS SO DUMB WAIT THIS IS JUST BOOTLEG NAGISA AS WELL SHIT GAME 0/10.
So, with that GIGANTIC KAIJU MULTICOLOURED ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ADDRESSED, time to talk about the rest of the route, talk about is as if the foundation wasn't made of unsettled jelly.
Cause it's actually pretty solid. I MEAN ASIDE FROM THAT DUMB SHIT UP THERE but I won't mention that anymore.
Hey Aspi, screw you.
Kyou is cool beans, I like her...colourful descriptions in her threats. I like how she's kind of a shithead, FLAWS ARE GREAT CLANNAD GIVE YOUR GIRLS NATURAL FLAWS MORE. oooh that's a good word for Kyou, Natural! She dumps her emotions and thoughts everywhere and they're pretty prone to swing on a moments notice and change when she's given time to think LIKE A HUMAN BEING.
Her personality feels like a person without the need of some ridiculous overblown character trait that completely encompasses her entire being without any need to create any personality to go with it, like, I dunno, being so shy you can go several conversations with 'um/uh/e-eh' being your only words and s-s-stuttering so bad it's practically a medical condition, THAT'D BE A SHIT CHARACTER WOULDN'T IT?
has more depth than fuckin' ryou at least
It's fuckin' dumb.
So fuckin' dumb.
Even aside from, ya know, THE RYOU LIKING TOMOYA problem, it's fuckin' dumb.
But see, all the other flaws? It's aware of them, they're part of it, everyone SUPPOSED to be a GOD DAMN NO BALLS STOP BEATING AROUND THE GOD DAMN BUSH HOLY SHIT little pile of trash, people can be like that BECAUSE COMMUNICATION IS REALLY FUCKING HARD GUYS WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO(people are bad at being people). I am not ragging on the route for that, it's legit(I hate it, in writing or in REALITY FUCKING HELL PEOPLE) but I get the routes intent, it's showing how GARBAGE THAT BEHAVIOR IS GROW SOME BALLS JESUS.
See this is a problem, the route is flawed so god damn much but it's built around those flaws, they are the backbone of the story SO IT'S REALLY HARD TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS ROUTE, what it should be doing so bad, it's doing so good(Aside from Ryou liking Tomoya for no reason at the start AAAAAAAAAAAAGH). The fake ass relationship of Ryou and Tomoya is great, it's a fuckin' dumb ass time wasting charade that does nothing...BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE, it's dumb, and stupid, and shouldn't be there AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE IT'S BRILLIANT. The route is full of these fuckin' dumb things that really are fuckin' dumb but the way they're used has me like 'shit that's great how they're using that fuckin' dumb thing'.
Man look at all that Kyou being NATURAL, she holds back the feels she was too scared to even get out to help her sister WITH HER STUPID RELATIONSHIP THAT SHOULDN'T EXIST and that's cool as balls, it's not that deplorable 'I'VE SO GOD DAMN SELFLESS' I lovehate in characters, it's overwhelming love for her sister combined with her own fear making her falsely believe it won't matter to her. And the tiniest break she gives herself with 'hai practice kissu' is wonderful, it's that one selfish thing she gives herself and it blows up all in her face with the rumors, she handles it poorly at first in a panic but then manages to compose herself, all these things really bring out that she's natural and a good character with real emotion and AND NOT A PIECE OF SHIT LIKE YOU, SAKAGAMI-SAN.
Also MAD BRO SUNOHARA. Total swagmachine this route, yet again.
I bet all the idiots who were seriously insulting him back in common feel dumb.
So in short, that massive senseless rambling basically amounts to me saying: Route is a fuckin' dumb mess of stupid misunderstanding bullshit and an absolutely unforgivable foundation, but it's crafted around being fuckin' dumb, I cannot bring myself to be anything less than impressed by the writing. I found it rather enjoyable, if infuriating at times. Fuckin' Dumb/10
By the way, I don't really dislike Ryou that much.