While I’m not typically a huge fan of visual novels there are times where one does something that helps is stand out from the crowd and do something that’s worthy of some praise. Over the course of its few chapters, this game puts you in the shoes of each of its three main characters, all young women with very different backgrounds and challenges. In particular it’s Haru, the young trans woman, who sparks the most interest with her own internal struggles as well as the tension her lifestyle can create when interacting with other people in a variety of contexts, to open at a spa with hot springs for pretty obvious reasons. While obviously I’m not able to personally relate to the challenges she faces it would be difficult not to feel for her situation, trying to find the balance between advocating for herself and demuring, and then how her friends can also get pulled in different directions depending on the situation. It may not be for everyone, but I always appreciate an opportunity to see life and situations through a different lens.
Justin Nation, Score: