Rewrite was amazing. Actually, amazing doesn’t cut it.
In order, my opinion of routes are Lucia > Shizuru > Akane > Moon > Kotori > Terra > Chihaya. Not to hate on any Chihaya fans, hers was good, but the others outclass her imo
Kotori: I played this route first. And it was DARK. Like, holy shit, you see Kotori acting all goofy and having fun all the time and then you find out it’s all an act. And bam, it smacks you right in the face. You’re forced to help her out of sympathy and still end up getting rejected. Also, her route ending was terrible. They could’ve had Kotarou walk up to Kotori and there’d be another version of her 8th grade CG with her waiting for him, and it ends off with her accepting him.
But I guess that’s why we have Harvest Festa.
Chihaya: More like Sakuya. Honestly, the romance came out of nowhere. Chihaya’s a great character, but she had better development in other routes than her own.
Her route kicked ass though. Literally. Applause for the ending.
Lucia: Ryukishi at work again. Loved the first half with the Asahi Haruka horror story, Ryu was really getting into it but Key was probably like “YOU CAN’T END IT LIKE THAT”. So he brought in Guardian and Gaia and the weird bitch lady that tricked Lucia yet again. Also, Kotarou near the end pissed me off by being so dense.
The Shizuru fight was the best scene in the game imo. Chihaya and Shizuru were amazing in this one.
Shizuru: Best girl. Didn’t like how Kotarou was so weak in this one compared to the others, but Shizuru made up for it.
The ending caught me off guard, and I cried a bit too. But still, not a great way to end that after all that work. And the problem with her parents were never resolved too. What a shame.
Akane: And to finish it off, I played Akane last. Her route was pure novel material, but it didn’t have much of an impact on me as the others. Having Kotarou grow into a murderer was exciting though. When the MC goes bloodthirsty for the girl., that’s where shit gets interesting.
When Shimako cried out at the end I bawled. I loved the ending song.
Moon and Terra get nothing due to me not caring much about them and it’d take another hour for me to type. They were still good though.