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World Election


Clephas

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Here it comes, a possible VN of the Month!!!  Seriously, I hadn't expected that Whirlpool's ten year anniversary game would be this good.  It is written by the same person who wrote Koisuru Doll to Omoi no Kiseki, and it feels in many ways like a return to the better of Whirlpool's two distinct styles.  Whirlpool's two styles are:

1- A straight moege/charage that makes a vague attempt at seriousness on occasion and inevitably falls into the habit of producing endlessly repeated 'ongoing jokes'.

2- A VN that seems like a pure charage at first but develops a more serious and involved story with great drama as the game goes on.  Most of these have a 'true ending', and the characters in general are better designed than in the first type's case.

This one is based in a world where five different parallel Earths merged into one.  One was the human world, a second was the Goumakai (demon world), the third was the world of the divine (angels and gods), the fourth was the world of the beastpeople, and the fifth and last was the world of machines.  Twenty years before the story began, this event caused a lot of conflict and chaos, and it was only resolved to an extent right before the protagonist's birth.  At the same time, humans with special powers started to be born, and the protagonist was one of them. 

The protagonist of this story, Kei, likes to believe he is a 'normal' guy and will say he is to anybody and everybody if they ask... but no one seriously believes it.  He is one of those 'metsuki warui' protagonists who appear frightening naturally, and his power makes him even more frightening, especially since he had the bad taste to get into a battle with Sofia, the most powerful being in the world (and bring her to a draw) on her first day at school.  As such, he is somewhat isolated.  He is also unbelievably dense (standard VN protagonist quality) and kind-hearted, lol.

Anyway, in order to avoid being dragged back to the human part of the world, where he would normally have spent his entire life being watched and studied (he is the most powerful human 'Neos', and as such, he grew up basically being researched and watched), he decides to run for Student Council President.  The common route of this VN is entirely taken up by the election and his efforts to convince the student body he is worthy of the presidency.  The common route is pretty well-paced, and it gives you an opportunity to get to know each of the five main heroines (there are also eight sub-heroines with mini-routes).

The main heroines are Kururu (the true heroine), Sofia (the daughter of the former Demon King and the most powerful being on the planet), Faura (the wolf-girl and leader of the school's beastpeople), Papheel (a loli angel), and Iori (the protagonist's tsundere little sister).  Except for Kururu's routes, most of them have a standard fall in love>brief ichaicha>conflict>resolution>ichaicha>ending resolution that has a nice pace, not wasting your time with endless dating or giving you pathetic 'we are still in school' endings.  In fact, I was quite satisfied with the four main heroine routes other than Kururu's, and I didn't feel that the writer did the heroines a disservice with the balance of attention between them. 

Kururu's route... is technically the true route, and it reveals her secrets as well as the full measure of the protagonist's ability.   It has two endings - a 'normal' ending that you are required to see first, then the true path that digs into Kururu's true nature and past, as well as certain events during the common route that are left unexplained in the other routes.  Overall, it is decent, though it lacks the impact of some other true routes I've encountered (if the other main heroine routes were a 1, it was a 1.2 or 1.3). 

Overall, this is a pretty high quality, well-written VN that is worth reading if you want something that isn't quite your average charage but don't really want to become an adventurer and go play something like a horror, mystery, or chuunige. 

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He is one of those 'metsuki warui' protagonists who appear frightening naturally, and his power makes him even more frightening, especially since he had the bad taste to get into a battle with Sofia, the most powerful being in the world (and bring her to a draw) on her first day at school.  As such, he is somewhat isolated. 

Oh, well, that can't be helped. Might be pretty entertaining actually.

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He is also unbelievably dense (standard VN protagonist quality) and kind-hearted, lol.

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Are they trying to tell me to ENJOY THE HERIONES!!!?

 

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This one is based in a world where five different parallel Earths merged into one.  One was the human world, a second was the Goumakai (demon world), the third was the world of the divine (angels and gods), the fourth was the world of the beastpeople, and the fifth and last was the world of machines. 

Seem's pretty interesting actually. This setting is pretty まとも, and good non-human heriones are coool. Only that, have a hopeless record when it comes to getting through charages. I would quote my fantastic taste, but it's more like with plot games, you can hardly not finish it, the VN kinda makes that choice for you. I'll add this the list of good charage+ 's for a rainy day.

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Kiririririririririri is gonna be happy to hear this one is good :makina:

This one looks interesting. I may check it out once I've gotten into reading VNs untranslated. What would you say is the reading level for this VN?

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33 minutes ago, VirginSmasher said:

Kiririririririririri is gonna be happy to hear this one is good :makina:

Implying that I wasn't already reading it.

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13 hours ago, VirginSmasher said:

Kiririririririririri is gonna be happy to hear this one is good :makina:

This one looks interesting. I may check it out once I've gotten into reading VNs untranslated. What would you say is the reading level for this VN?

Mostly about the same as your average charage 4-6 throughout most of the game.

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