It’s 12:30AM and I just finished Tomoyo’s route. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it thoroughly despite knowing everything that would happen. It’s fun knowing what material KyoAni had to handle in other to make the anime.
Give it up Youhei. You’re definitely gay at this point.
Tomoyo’s story in the game was much more enjoyable than the OVA. The main reason would have to be that the drama wasn’t squeezed into a sort 23-minute episode. We got to see Sunohara, Tomoya and Tomoyo get along and pass the days together having fun while making fun of Sunohara every now and then. The perspective probably helped though too. It’s amazing how not seeing Tomoya changes how you see the rest of the characters. Instead, I’m in Tomoya’s place, going through what he’s going through and seeing everyone else through his eyes. It’s different than just being an outsider.
The route starts the same way with Tomoya and Sunohara being worthless idiotic human beings just fooling around. Later on, Tomoyo joins into the group and then Tomoya and Tomoyo start going out. Most of it is the same as in the anime/OVA. Half way through, I got annoyed of Fuuko and missed Nagisa. I was really glad when she got her part on Foundation’s day. Misae appeared as well and I got hers light and Tomoyo’s by the end of this route.
I already thought there was a lot of slash between Sunohara and Tomoya in Misae’s route, but there’s even more of it in Tomoyo’s. There was even a point where Sunohara was lonely when Tomoya started hanging with Tomoyo a lot. It’s Sunohara overload. He just never ceases to make me laugh. Most of the time, he’s a total idiot … but he has his moments after all. In Misae’s route, he didn’t get to see that side of Sunohara so I was worried it was non-existent in the game that -as Tomoyo says- his existence was just for gags. Well, that in itself is probably enough to get Sunohara into my Top Ten Anime Guys list.
Did Takafumi always look like a mini-Tomoya? Or is that just me?
There was something that bothered me about game Tomoyo for a while and I finally realized what it was and it’s that Tomoyo’s more naive in the game than she is in the anime. In the OVA, Tomoyo realized Tomoya’s feelings more or less. The feelings he had about being a burden, that is. In the game, she was didn’t really understand why they couldn’t be together which made the break-up scene a little longer. Of course, by the end, when the two get back together, she probably already realized it. One thing I prefer about the OVA is how I got to hear You-kyan’s sobbing/angsty voice. With it absent in the game, Tomoya seems like a colder person. Ah, what perspective can do.
My favorite scene in Tomoyo’s route is without a doubt the 54-combo hit on Sunohara. At least, 54 is the number I think I got. Akio got his cameo on that scene and I really glad to see him. I really feel like skipping to Nagisa’s route but I’ll bear through and go through the “recommended play order” … Thus making Yukine next on my list. If I had name something I didn’t like about this route, it’d be Fuko. Somehow, she’s way less entertaining in the game than in the anime. It’s probably because in the anime, I got to see Fuko do her cute antics. In the game, it’s just plain annoying. Since I have to play through Kotomi and Fuko in a row, I think I’m going to die during their arcs … ugh, I miss Nagisa.
(Yes, I am planning on following the 300-hour walkthrough to a Tee. It’s my first game after all)
Banzai! I ran into Yuusuke! It felt nice hearing Midorin’s voice again.
And I also ran into Yukine, whose arc I’m doing next. Really, I just want to get over it as soon as possible.