I’m conflicted in this route. On one hand, I’ve heard people argue that Ryou’s actions are douchy(?) - even when she knows her sister likes Tomoya, she still asks her to help them get together, ignoring her feelings, as well as Tomoya’s. Heck, even at the end, she tries to be act like Kyou just to be with Tomoya, even if it’s clear he doesn’t share the same feelings towards her.
But on the other, I empathize with the reason why she does it - she’s desperate. This relationship isn’t something she can get. Like, at the moment, she really can’t imagine them being together, no matter how much she tried. So, what does she do? She asks help from her sister, even if it hurts, she’ll bear with the guilt, just to get what she really wanted, Tomoya’s love/attention(?).
Cause of this, I really don’t know what to feel for Ryou.
For Kyou, I just think it’s sad that she’s willing to go through this much for her sister - just cause she was not confident in herself and the answer Tomoya would give. I guess she underestimated the pain she would have to bear by helping her sister.
For this route, I really love it. It feels the most…human out of all the routes I’ve read (Fuko, Misae, and Tomoyo), which makes for interesting discussions especially on the matter of emotions and rationality. Thus, I really really love this route.
The biggest thing I hate is that I had to kiss Ryou to progress. I didn’t know that so I had to retry the route multiple times before resorting to a guide. I guess it’s important to the story of the route, but still, it’s Kyou’s route!
So, now I’m confused…who’s in the wrong here?