Monday, December 5, 2016

Code: Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~ - Review

Game: [Code: Realize Future Blessings]
Genre: Otome game Visual Novel.
Developer/Publisher: Otomate
Platform: PS Vita.
Release date: 2016-11-24

The fandisc of Code: Realize Sousei no Himegimi / Guardian of Rebirth!
You now that one otomege available in english with an amazing heroine and a story that's actually good.
The romance? it was but an after thought but it was most definitely there.
This game however is the much needed ~after story~ because we all now how some things
 such as Cardia's poison just wasn't properly resolved in most routes.
 There is also a new side story set during/after the common route which focuses on Shirley and Cardia befriending her.
We also get routes with Finis and Sholmes in the FD and personally 
I was really looking forward to the latter.
As expected the FD is short, this isn't a bad thing since most fandisk are
and there are no choices in the after stories, except for Finis and Sholmes.
There was also Dora's room where you can view some short events sometimes with CG with him...
Dunno but I guess they couldn't be bothered to give him a route so now we got this instead.
If you haven't played the original game then don't bother, this is the Fandisk made for the fans
with content lacking in the original game but with less volume to count as a sequel.

I did not review the original game but since i've replayed the english version
to refresh my memory before the FD i'll sum up my thoughts and while I think
its still a great otome game its not perfect but so are most games and no matter how much
 I like and praise it, the more you like something the more you may be more reluctant to ignore its flaws.
  *Note that they do contain slight spoilers.*
Feel free to skip this section lol...
The recommended play order for Code:Realize Sousei no Himegimi/Guardian of Rebirth is:
Impey > Saint-G > Van > Fran > Lupin.

- Engaging story.
- Decent in length.
- Awesome Heroine.
- Art/BGM is great and Seiyuu done an amazing job.

- Only Lupin and Fran's route truly concluded a certain aspect.
- Pacing issues.

Impey Barbicane.
CV: Morikubo Showtaro.
 The typical comic relief character and honestly he's quite annoying
at times outside of his own route but he's not a bad character or anything.
He's a good guy with a sad past, his route in the original game was an over the top adventure
but I am having trouble seeing them as an actual couple even though the romance itself was there.
So I hope the FD fixes some of that, other than that imo Impey's a great guy!
Also I know Nemo was pretty bad and twisted but I couldn't help but show a little pity towards him
because in reality Nemo was just misunderstood and no one sees him for what he was
nor his talent, so if someone did and helped him way back when he was younger
then maybe he could've been saved but sadly there's no use thinking about it too much.
I don't really have a lot to write down about him because his route was very self contained and didn't
bring up any major detail not explained elsewhere which is why Impey's route is best done first.
  Romance ★★☆☆☆
Plot ★★☆☆☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★☆☆
Saint Germain.
CV: Hirakawa Daisuke.
In general he's a nice guy who extends his hand to Lupin and the others.
He's also the resident kitsuneme and when he does open his eyes you know shit is about to go down!
Yeah you really do not want to get on Saint-G's bad side!
Honestly Saint-G is perhaps the most complicated character in the game.
In short he's the typical white haired boy who's suffering inside with a past
 that's shrouded in mystery but hides it all with a smile that and he has a mission
from the leader of the organization which is very hard for him to carry out.
Though I wonder about Idea in general during some of the other routes except Saint and Lupin's
they do not take drastic measures but there's no use thinking about it too hard.
 Guinevere was tragic yes, but I found myself to be able to sympathize more
with Victoria and Leonhardt at Fran's route because of the bond they had.
Whoops am I going off topic?
Anyway at times I get that he could come off as a yandere but thanks to Cardia being the amazing
heroine she is and the writing in general, the uguu cage of love isn't necessary!
Yes... Saint-G actually wanted to go that far but thankfully Cardia won't betray him
not after what they've been through during the route in the original game.
 Personally I like him a lot, Saint-G deserves all the love and affection he can get. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
I'm glad Saint-G was able to be saved from the past that haunts him so.
   Romance ★★★☆☆
Plot ★★★☆☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★★☆ 

 Abraham Van Helsing.
CV: Suwabe Junichi.
The human weapon... Van is a Vampire hunter and a former agent of twilight.
Van is mr serious business, aloof and quite hotblooded but has a surprisingly cute side to him.
He's quite cool, perhaps the coolest guy in the whole game?  atleast he is in my opinion.
Van's route was pretty grim, tense and dark but so was Saint-G's though Van's route was lacking
one thing and it was proper romance but atleast there were plenty of scenes that made me swoon
over him but yeah at times I questioned if this was an otome game during this route.
Not that that is a bad thing or anything just the route being different than the rest was great on its own.
But really out of all the guys Van gets the short end of the stick because Van's route was
more or less all action and adventure with Cardia just falling for him along the way
and the real romance only unfolds right at the end leaving me ????
 I'm like even Impey had more ''romanctic scenes'' than Van's route ever did.
Also the part with Finis was a major spoiler but now I scratch my head and wonder
 if he was alive all along during most of the other routes after that one point.
Anyway I get that Cardia's a special someone to him and he doesn't wanna involve her
but man those words and the way he expresses things are so harsh.
Van really is the most stubborn guy in the whole game, its really hard to see
 the romance between Cardia and Van even though it is there its not enough.
Also the villain in this route was the worst.. absolutely the worst and
most of the villain like from Impey or Saint-G's do not even compare.
One good thing is that the villain in question understands just how insane he is and thats awesome
even though everything else about him is sad and terrifying.
Even worse about this route is at the last chapter I wasn't even sure if
I was going for a bad end or a good end that's how grim it was.
Sigh the ending right before the credit roll was so frustrating, Van you stubborn idiot!
Van's also the only one in the original game that doesn't get a kiss CG...
but not to worry the FD delivers on that part so no bg deal! but what if C:R never got a FD?
Oh well Van's route wasn't bad it just ended in a way with their relationship only just beginning.
Its just that his route in the original game wasn't very satisfying but dayum that extra scenario. ( ͡° ͜ส– ͡°)
Honestly though it was freaking weird to see Van like that...
Romance ★★☆☆☆
Plot ★★★☆☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★☆☆
Victor Frankenstein.
CV: Kakihara Tetsuya.
 The kind man who saved Cardia out of a pince when she got separated
from Impey and Lupin in london at the beginning of the game.
 He is apparently a terrorist but this was all a misunderstanding because he was
an alchemist who worked under queen victoria and she was scared
 that when Fran left he'd like reveal the weaknesses of london to other countries, lmao.
 I'm like Victoria please! Fran would never do something like that...right?
Anyway if I had to be honest, Fran is the only guy who openly cares for Cardia, even
when its not his own route and he's really the nicest guy in the whole game by default!
Other than Lupin I supposed but to me Fran's kindness is on another level but
at the same time he also seems to hide something.... and i reality he knew everything
but kept Cardia in the dark because he thought the truth may have been too much
 Fran's past was pretty sad but he didn't do anything wrong...
atleast not on purpose no matter how he blames himself for it.
The villain in this route was perhaps the most tragic... but I can sympatize for her in the end.
This route really had the most plot reveals out of all four available routes
and for that reason its best to do him right before the hidden route Lupin.
In my opinion Fran is the easiest character to like and fall for, not only is he kind and adorable
plus his route didn't disappoint with romance either.
Tbh out of the routes first available Fran was easily the most satisfying but it
did have some pacing issues due to the time limit because some scenes in the end just
felt longer than they were supposed consideringg they were on the clock and all.
Making me get even tenser thn should be but its not that bad since it couldn't be helped.
 Fran's definitely one of my favorites next to Saint-G. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Romance ★★★★☆
Plot ★★★☆☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★★☆ ---
Arsรฉne Lupin.
CV: Maeno Tomoaki. 
The thief who kidnapped... or more like saved Cardia in the beginning of the game
Lupin helps Cardia fnd her missing father and tries his best to make her wish come true.
 He's pretty much the canon guy because not only does his route unlock
 after completing everyone elses he gets the best ending out of all the guys in the game.
 We know Fran was kind but so is Lupin and he's probably the most understanding.
I'd agree that he's a bit too ideal at times but come on... Lupin has doubts too and this
 makes him far from the perfect husbando even tho he's perfect as is.
TBH I prefer Sholmes over Lupin and also love their interactions. ( ͡° ͜ส– ͡°)
 The rivalry between Sholmes and Lupin was entertaining to see and its kinda funny
 how at Eikoku I preferred Lupin but eh you know Karin-ent was hella biased
but then again so was otomate... sigh what is it with otomege devs and Lupin?
Oh and I liked how everyone fought their nemesis in this route for dat true end effect but Van's
litterally came out of nowhere since he had not appeared during the whole of this's route. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Lupin had a great route in the original game and all but its sad how biased it is.
Romance ★★★★☆
Plot ★★★★☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★★☆  ---

 Route ranking would be: (original game)
Lupin > Fran > Saint-G > Impey > Van.
This ranking is in the order of overall satisfaction of story and romance
it doesn't mean the route at the end is bad or anything.

Fav character:
Saint-G > Fran > Sholmes > Lupin > Van > Dora-chan > Impey > Finis.
Finis pretty much turned me off... but I did feel sad for him at the end of Lupin's route.

Also while I was replaying C:R in english I realized I didn't enjoy reading it as much as before
maybe it was the translation? some of it felt idk dry and I notice aksys
 just adds sentences when the characters already said everything they needed to.
Its a long game and I usually enjoy meaty games or maybe it was
 beause i've already been through it once.
It was still a great otome but far from perfect. Maybe replaying VN isn't a good idea afterall...

Shukufuku no Mirai
I recommend to go in the order of:
Lupan the gang > Saint-G > Impey > Fran > Van > Lupin  > Finis >  Sholmes > Dora's room.
There is no romance in Lupin the gang and its nice to have the cast back together 
and just enjoy a fun side story like the old times so all in all its a perfect place to start.
Then do San because its not all that fun after that let Impey heal your soul
before getting into more despair at Fran's, Van will welcome you with open arms afterwards.
Lupin will motivate for Finis route and do Sholmes after that.
End the game with Dora-chan's fun side stories.
**Spoiler warning for below, minor or major they may be**

- Most if not all after stories/new routes were satisfying.
- Art, everyone got fair treatment in number of CG's.
- Lupin the gang was a fun side story.

- Less volume, I dunno though for a FD this is to be expected?.
- Copy Pasta, yes I am looking at your route Finis.
- Saint-G deserves better treatment.


 His after story starts with a flashback of how he became an agent of idea when he was about to die in the past.
Yep straight into more suffering... ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
 The two are still on their journey to get rid of the poison.
They delve into San's past and Trismegistus research may help them out and San
knew him in the past, Fran and Lupin help out too.
San's route started out really sad but got a bit brighter only to bring a bit of despair before
 a satisfying conclusion, yeah sorry I can't write more without spoiling even more details.
Also the FD really made appreciate how beautiful Saint-G's eyes are...
Because for like 70% of the time his eyes were closed in the original game.
It was nice to have a conclusion to San's route and it also delved deeper into his past
so all in all I am satisfied with what I got, still it wasn't that bad in the end but man...
After this after story I am sure this sort of content is the type I don't want in a FD.
So in the end I am glad that I did San's route first!
San may be one of my fav guys but more angst? no thnx.  
 Romance ★★★☆☆
Plot ★★★★☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★☆☆
 His after story starts with him narrating his dream of wanting to go to the moon
and how he fell in love with a girl who thinks she's a monster.
After that a scene followed where Cardia on her way back to the mansion
and ran into Sholmes and Lupan. ๐Ÿ˜•
Shenanigans aside they are a good combi after all. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
 Oh well just as Impey gets cozy with her b4 making lunch, Sisi gets jelly and bites him. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Van and Dora-chan return to the mansion even Saint-G joins in and they end up going
to queen victoria and well Impey twists Leonhardt's words for picking the sea over the skies... ๐Ÿ˜‚
Impey works really hard with Fran for Cardia's sake and to make a ship that can go underwater.
One night she watches over an overworked Impey asleep and later
 also saw Impey naked in the shower, dayum son. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Thnx to Fran, Cardia's poison problem is solved too (as expected).
His after story was light and fun compared to what some of San's was, I enjoyed it a lot more.
I also liked how everyone else appeared in the route anyway thats all you get out of me.
Impey fans will be pleased with this indeed! even those who don't like him like me may enjoy it.
 Romance ★★★★☆
Plot ★★★★☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★★☆
Don't be fooled this after story wasn't all sunshine and rainbows.
 As usual it starts with Fran narrating about the sin he commited and how how treasures Cardia.
Sadly Cardia's poison hasn't completely disappeared yet....
Fran still feels guilty and needed to tell Dora-chan of his ''sin''
while Dora-chan was like why now? and naturally forgives Fran while Van watched. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Cardia come in just in time to bring Fran his bento and Fran gets embarassed. ๐Ÿ˜˜
Victoria has fun talking to Cardia and wants to get married too... cue tsun reaction from Leonhardt.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Later back at the mansion Saint-G comes in and crashes the party and wants Fran to meet a certain someone.
Omnibus wants a talk... because she still believes the Horologium is dangerous.
She gives Fran the option to become an apostle but he needs to think about it...
Let the suffering begin...
Some day later San even helps Fran  to really think about it since he knows as well as anyone how much suffering it is.
At one point Cardia is confronts him by toppling him and tells her she doesn't like a future
where he joined and probably makes the same mistakes as in the past.
Fran jokes about joining for her sake but he won't do it if it'll make Cardia unhappy. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
After that it partly felt like a repeat of San's route in the original game. ( ´_ใ‚`)
 ATLEAST that's what I'd thought till Lupin saved the day along with Impey,Van and... Dora-chan.
This was all thanks to Saint-G himself... best boy๐Ÿ˜‡ outdone himself .๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
 The ending was bittersweet but there is this one bit that irks me about it
since its only mentioned in this after story and no other.
Welp I kind of had a feeling Idea would act... but I wasn't ready for more suffering. ๐Ÿ˜ž
It wasn't that bad and I liked it more because Cardia and San were da best in this route
I just do not understand why Fran was the only one next to San who had to suffer so much...
Like come on its a FD? I just wanted more time to spend with Fran and not
want to watch him despair because of him being the closest to Isaac?
Also why Omnibus only act in this after story and not the others? consistency what is it?
Thnx for informing us that Cardia could be out living her husbando's thus becoming
a threat to Idea if maybe her poison would go out of control, tempting Fran
into becoming a member of Idea meaning he has to do more dirty shit
which he definitely doesn't want, this after story wasn't all sunshine and rainbows.
So yeah please do Fran after story inbetween Impey and Van so you can atleast relax afterwards.
  Romance ★★★☆☆
Plot ★★★★☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★☆☆
 It starts with Van Narrating about a ''girl'' who saved him.
He ends up rushing back to the mansion after hearing the news Fran made a cure.
Van can't control himself any longer and one of the first things he does is kiss Cardia.
He doesn't even realize Fran was in the same room... ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Oh well later Lupin and Impey return to the mansion too and well shenanigans ensue...
San couldn't make it so he wrote a letter instead, Van returned after his work and peaceful days continue.
There was a misunderstanding and Van lost his mojo for a bit but all works out in the end.
There really wasn't much to write about...
This route was really peaceful? which was welcomed after all dat action in the original.
The poison problem was solved right away! unlike San and Impey were it took the whole route.
Compared to Fran this route was relaxing and I enjoyed it for what it is even if
the writing in general could be better because it was a bit boring to me.
Van fans will be happy with this thats for sure and so am I!
After the last route I really needed something like this so its all good.
  Romance ★★★★☆
Plot ★★☆☆☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★☆☆
 As per usual it starts with him narrating of how he saved and fell in love with a doll like being
and granted her wish to feel warmth and release here from the curse of the horologium.
Oh and this after story also starts off with a bang like literally.
Fran notes how Cardia has become much more cute and girly. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Cardia is a bit worried Lupin is in a slump and tells the others about it...
One night some twilight soldiers infiltrated the mansion...Revenge? whatever the case
 Cardia thinks Finis may still be alive too... they'll try and dispatch them
But they apear to be much different and stronger from the usual twilight mooks.
As turns out they aren't twilight but just Van and Fran having ''fun'' and are trying to steal Cardia.
 Lupin tells em he will never let them have his precious treasure that is Cardia. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Later Impey, San and Cardia end up going on a ''date'' much to Lupin's shock...
however this is all according to their Keikaku.
 Just seeing Impey and San too close to Cardia makes him jelly. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
The route also delved deeper into Isaacs past but this is all you get out of me.
All I am going to say is after Lupin's after story I definitely wanted to see Finis happy.
I enjoyed Lupin's after story, it was great to see that side of him and how
he still has a ways to go in becoming the greatest thief and husbando.
  Romance ★★★★☆
Plot ★★★☆☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★★☆
Shirley (Lupan the gang).
 This side story is set? before the end of the common route of the original game, possible b4 chapter 8.
Lupin is after a treasure from the vampires Leonhardt and Sholmes
 are at the scene to prevent it from being taken. (Lupin disguised himself as Sholmes lmao)
Just as Lupin escaped, he gets surrounded by the mafia and barely makes it out.
One day Cardia and Sisi runs into Shirley, a girl claiming to be running from the mafia.
Cardia ends up coming along... but before long a man named Darius catches up
ready to give his daughter Shirley a good spanking but Cardia and Sisi also gets caught. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
Nothing bad happens since it was just a misunderstanding between father and daughter. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
 Sadly just as Cardia is in the care of Shirley they ended up finding out that her touch melts things...
but instead of Shirley being afraid like all the other people in the room she finds this amazing
and even Darius the leader of the Gordon mafia family finds this ability to be useful.
Thats when Lupin and the others come in and cause a ruckus trying to rescue Cardia. ๐Ÿ˜…
A mystery guy is brutely torturing a guy... the man kills him when he gets the info of lupin he wanted.
Turns out the treasure Lupin stole before was a fake... hahaha nice job Lupin.
A day later Shirley and her father come to see Cardia at the mansion, because
 Holmes got hired by the Gordon family to track them down. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Serious talk aside Cardia ends up going along with Shirley into the town
because she wants to be a normal girl! so eventually her overprotective father gives in. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
 Cardia still has flashbacks of the time with Elaine and Etty and has doubts about all this though.
On the way back they ran into Leonhardt and some guy stalks them.
The guys discuss some dude named Avido Crudele from Italy who is stirring up trouble
here in london so the gordons, so the gang join up and try to stop it.
 That's all you get out of me, somebody else will surely make a better summary.
TL;DR Avido Crudele don't come near me, my family or my friends ever again.
  This side story was more or less the same as a common route chapter or even a regular route in the original game and longer than any of the after stories so far, sadly its not perfect.
It focused on Cardia befriending Shirley and while also having a cool story about family to boot.
(Ok opinions on plot may differ here...)
Still I think this original story dragged on a bit too long and the antagonist got so bad it was funny.
Sigh this is why you don't piss the mafia off.
I'm not sure why they bothered focusing a story on side characters... part of it was boring
and part of it was good aka Cardia getting a female friend.
There was no romance in this original story but this route was enjoyable
 and had its own twists along the way but at the end of the day I do not really care.
  Romance ☆☆☆☆☆
Plot ★★☆☆☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★☆☆☆
CV: Kaji Yuki.
 Route starts after the common route of the original game, Cardia leaves Lupin's mansion
and travels by train alone to seek for answers at her mansion only to be found by Finish there.
 There's some copypasta from Lupin's route in which the villagers attack her when she runs out of the old mansion.
When they go too far and try to set her on fire Finis catches up and laughs at Cardia being worried for him.
When Finis has enough of their idiocy he orders Alister to kill them one by one
and Cardia ends up going with them voluntarily.
Of course Idea are determined to stop it so they bring in a handsome new apostle.
Cardia ends up casually spending time with Nemo, Alister and Finis, which was nice in its own way.
Lupin ends up infiltrating the cathedral aka twilight's base  but Cardia won't go with him this time
because she wants to save her little brother! so Lupin gives her a transceiver instead.
Still the gang tries to rescue her and all hell breaks loose when ''that'' apostle Henzeru Heksenhaus shows up.
Lmao forgive my shitty romanization... his first name should be Hansel.
This route was basically Lupin's route from the original but still a bit different and without
 the focus on Lupin(cuz his presence was like 7%) so it could focus on Finis.
 While disappointed I honestly don't care, I mean how else were they gonna do it?
Also at first I never cared for Finis but Lupin route + his after story was enough
to make me change my mind also om the topic of Hansel his backstory man... T_T
 Hansel also really redeemed himself over the course of it all and I'd love a route with him.
I mean come on... don't tease us like this!
Hansel /swoon/ this boy, if only... if only he had a route.
Copy pasta aside Finis's route was still good! lot's of interesting things to learn about Finis and Isaac.
 I suppose I could complain about the little things but that would get us nowhere at all, it is what it is.
I'm glad Finis found happiness but I wish there were more cute scenes with Finis!
There were not enough...
 Also as much as I like the scene above with Hansel that should've been one with Finis
I dunno Hansel CG can stay... just put it in the other section at the gallery? :/
 Oh well the ending itself is sweet but its only the beginning for them.
Finis fans will surely be pleased with this route... if they don't mind sitting through a repeat of Lupin.
Sadly no kiss CG... not even a kiss on the cheek I mean what gives?! do they want to milk this series?
Romantically I couldn't really see Cardia + Finis, I just want them to be happy as brother and sister.
At the end of it all I was more like Finis iz happy, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! lol.
  Romance ★★☆☆☆
Plot ★★★★☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★★☆
Erlock Sholmes.
CV: Murakami Kazuya.
The route starts with... a flashback of two people agreeing to work together
 I betcha you can even tell from the voices who they are. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Afterwards Sholmes narrates about his encounter with Lupin and the others in
the train snatch incident, he was particularly interested in the girl with them but he did not find out
her name till later and he wishes he could have the chance to ask Cardia more about herself.
After Cardia left the mansion on her own tll she hears some rumors abotu jack the ripper....
Oooooh boy... welp this confirms it even more that Sholmes route is based on Van's.
However Cardia had a brain fart, ends up walking into the sewers and well she ran into Jack...
Cardia acts smart when she is cornered and used her poison on jack, before
 jack can counter Watson showed up just in time buuut Jack gets away.
Since Watson is a nice guy, he takes Cardia in for the night.
Next day when Cardia sees a picture taken at Watson's wedding with his wife ms hudson.
She instantly recognizes one of the persons as Erlock Sholmes who
Watson knows as Sherlock Holmes a friend who passed away.
Once Watson realizes what's going on he rushes to where Erlock is... and Watson's pissed AF.
Before we know it Watson became shipper on the deck... this is the beginning of a long story
and I won't write much but I loved the part where Sholmes tasted the scone for Cardia after she
showed that her poison melts and she hesitated to eat it... that was SO SWEET OF HIM. ๐Ÿ˜
Also the part where Cardia told him of Elaine and Etty... ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Shoooolmes *howls* told her it wasn't her fault and consoled her and told her to love herself more.
He let Cardia go off on her own and guess what? she ran into Jack again, thankfully Sholmes followed her...
Also the part where Lupin saves em all on the Ornithopter and Sholmes holds on to Cardia...
Oh man... my heart ๐Ÿ˜Š and then Sholmes hands her to Watson and goes after Moriarty. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
This part was so romantic, my heart melted at the sight of his smile.
The route started out with a huge derp moment but got a bit better quickly.
It also used Van's route from the original as a base but Sholmes route was still great
and was more unique than Finis was! even though some things couldn't be avoide
dalso why is Aleister so gay for Sholmes? usually I'd say I ship it but :/
My biggest fear was that they wouldn't be able to fix the poison problem
so I was prepared for disappointment either way.:(
This route was good though I love Sholmes and he sure knows how to melt my heart
and also stick a knife into it and twist it for extra pain. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
As a Sholmes fan I couldn't be happier when I finished it, i'm just sad that no kiss CG...
because for some reason the poison wasn't fully gone? I remember he mentioned that.
That aside this route had plenty of romantic moments... so I don't really care that much about a missing kiss CG.
After this route I have taken a liking to his seiyuu too! but he doesn't have many roles
he's also Uranami from reine des fleurs, one of the few guys I liked in that game. hahaha.
  Romance ★★★★☆
Plot ★★★☆☆
 Enjoyment overall ★★★★☆
FD Route Enjoyment:
Sholmes > Lupin  > Impey  > Finis > Van > Fran > Saint-G > Lupan the gang .

Fav character
Sholmes > Saint-G >  Hansel >  Impey > Van > Fran  > Finis / Lupin > Watson > Shirley .
Hahaha its not like I am biased towards Sholmes or anything...
 Final Thoughts
 I was surprised that some of the after stories still had a heavy plot but were still short.
Sadly I expected FD's to give everyone a treatment they didn't get in the main game and for
Impey and Van this is correct... but I am salty because of the treatment Saint-G got.
Look I did not need more angst okay?!
 Other than that San's after story was still good but honestly he deserved better and I could nag
about how lazy half of Finis route is and all but whatever... It could've been worse.
 I don't really have much to say about it so this is going to be short but I enjoyed this FD!
Also I like how they advertised them wedding outfits yet only one guy gets an actual wedding. เฒ _เฒ 
Man talk about false advertisements...
In the end Code Realize fans shouldn't be disappointed by it because there are
 many good otomege that never get a FD so we should be grateful we even got this much.
This game loses points for Saint-G and Fran's treatment, false advertisement and copy pasta
from Lupin route at Finis but it still managed to be a good package for C:R fans.
I wonder if they're planning to continue this series seeing how succesful it is...
Haha even if they do they better not change the staff like with Norn9 Act Tune.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't find a walkthroug for Herlock's route...and I keeping getting a sad ending :<