So today i decided to start with Little Busters and since i had already read the fan translation i went straight for the EX routes to check what’s new, i was particularly interested in Saya for obvious new character reasons so here’s my impressions so far.
So the trigger for this route is Masato being silly (or useful if viewed from a plot development point of view) and leaving one of Riki’s notebooks in their classroom, prompting him to go retrieve it, when he’s in the school however he’s jumped on and pinned to the ground, his assailant demands that he runs away to which he complies but not without returning a little after to search for clues on the identity of this mysterious attacker, he finds her notebook and decides to return it like the good boy he is.
The following morning when he goes to her classroom to return it he finds her at the center of a crowd and is captivated by her angelical beauty he, being the shy boy he is, asks one of her classmates to give her the notebook for him, to which the classmate replies assuring him that Saya is really approachable and calls her over, Saya is momentarily shocked to learn that she left a trail for him to follow and thoroughly analyzes him with a menacing stare, she then cheerfully accepts the notebook and thanks him with a voice to match her previously displayed angelical beauty (and contrast her though girl voice the previous night).
Now here’s where the things get WILD , she emails him thanking him for his golden kindness and cites him on the rooftop, on the way there he falls victim to a cleverly placed superglue trap (Tom & Jerry???) and is stripped of his shoes, shortly after she shows up and starts spewing nonsense about how “i have to kill you because you learned my true identity and now THEY will come after you” all the while tossing her hair back like she was posing for a picture.
Little Busters Next Top Model
Then she’s ludicrously enraged to discover that in his silliness Riki hadn’t actually connected her to his mysterious assailant , at this point i thought “yeah, no, this girl’s a joke”.
After that she insists that she has to kill him and corners him to the fence of the rooftop that conveniently comes loose letting poor Riki fall to his death, luckily he tosses his arm and manages to hold on to the fence for dear life, she then pulls out a pistol and points it at him, it seems like it’s all over for him but Muscleman Masato shows up to save the day with an absurd line like “awesome Riki! you climbed the wall all the way to the roof! lemme catch up to you!”, apparently his muscle senses had been tingling.
Scared out of his wits Riki assumes it’s all one of Kyousuke’s jokes and pleads him to stop, Kyousuke pretends? to know know what Riki’s talking about and Riki leaves reassured that its all good if papa Kyousuke knows. Then while he’s returning to the classroom he’s confronted by what can only be described as a shadow head popping from the ground, yeah i know the so called “Darkness Executive” threatens him that if he tells anyone what he’s seen they are gonna capture Rin,
After baseball practice he’s caught by some weird “i’ll close the club room door so you panic and ram your body into it bursting out of the room and hanging yourself with the rope i skillfully placed” trap, this time it’s Kengo that elegantly saves him (or placed the trap, who knows). After having two near death encounters in one day he decides it’s time to face Saya head on and arms himself with a trusty baseball bat, he wanders around for a while until some power poles fall down and their electricity cables start mercilessly attacking him, he defends himself like a true hero and manages to defeat the evil cables, honestly
Then Saya presents herself in his room asking for an alliance because escaping death three times is apparently enough for him to prove his might, he accepts and she proceeds to reveal that not only she’s the only one that can see these shady guys but also she’s a secret agent looking for some some hidden treasure in the school and there are at least 4 other rival agents looking for it too, to which Riki baffled comments
Makes perfect sense to me
Honestly at this point this sounds more possible
Welp i left it at the classroom, now i’m wondering, in what order should i do all the stuff this route has to do? like idiot Riki and school revolution.