No, not the dark descent. I tried playing that one (read: my friend coerced me into it) but made it all of three steps before I quit in fear. I’m talking about that otome game. You know, the one where one of the guys locks you up in a cage? Or the numerous ways you can be killed either by your love interest or their fangirls? Yeah, that one.
Okay, so I didn’t purposely get into it… Some fellow anime enthusiasts were joking about it (the anime is terrible too), and it was on sale on steam, so we tried playing it. Mostly just to see what the whole ridiculous yandere thing was like. For anyone not familiar with the game or anime, Amnesia is about a girl who loses her memories, causing a spirit of inhabit her mind, and they’re supposed to be working together to regain her memories. You choose which guy you want to end up with at the beginning, and then you can play through and end up with a good end, a normal end, or one of several bad ends. It’s the bad ends that are most infamous, because one yandere guy locks you up in a cage and several bad ends involve you (the main girl) being killed. Even the good ends are cringey. At least there are mini-games, where you can play air hockey or rock paper scissors with the boys lol. Originally, I was just going to play a little bit just to see the really bad ends. But then I found out that you have to play through all the standard routes to get Ukyo’s route, which is the one with seven bad ends, all of which end in your death. So yeah, I ended up playing through most of the game. By now I’ve gotten every ending except for Kent’s bad ends (because Kent is my favorite and I can’t handle his bad ends yet).
Let me tell you about Kent okay. He is the best boy. The best. This dude is a huge nerd who’s a grad student in math, and he makes math puzzles in his spare time, and also cultivates plants? If you play his route, he gives you math questions lol. Also his route is the only one to not involve any terrible thing at all. Like even for the good ends in the other routes, there’s attempts on your life and stuff. But Kent’s best route (the good end) basically just involves standard couple misunderstanding and miscommunication of feelings. (On the other hand, his route could be argued to be the worst because of that one flashback to before you lost your memories…) Anyways, Kent is adorable and my favorite. Shin’s route is okay too; I really like his hair style. But the others all involve unhealthy relationships, even in the good ends, so… yeah.
Along the same lines of ridiculous otome games, I’ve also played a bit of Hatoful Boyfriend. You know, the one with the pigeons? It’s so weird. You’d think it was full ridiculousness and comedy but it’s not?? I heard about something involving the mafia and experimentation??? Who knows. I haven’t played enough to get that far, haha. One of my friends also recently gifted me with a copy of this chinese dating sim about this dude who has to get a girlfriend before college examinations?? We’ll see how that goes.