Because I did the Angie romance first, I thought all the characters were children, haha. Possibly because the story, narration, and dialogue were infantile; the characters are young adults yet they were written like children, for some reason.
But that only applies to the Angie romance. The rest of the game is quite fun and doesn't read like that. Not that there's anything wrong with a childish game for baby gays, by the way.
The art is adorable. And the message of “it’s hard at first, but you should cherish small victories and never give up on your dreams, and age is just a number if what you intend is to follow a passion” is an ageless one.
However, it's kind of odd how the game tries to pass the Hikikomori ending as valid in its own way, even though it's very sad if one has already seen the other endings where Cici leads a more fulfilling life than being, uh... fandom famous on the internet.
I loved the Multi-Talented Ending and Squad Ending. It was nice seeing a friendship ending that warms the heart just as much as a romantic one.
Love Interest Ranking (because why not):
Bea. BEA? MORE LIKE BAE. It’s the romance that felt the most natural, too. I love how she has “manly” interests. As a non-binary person, I understand how people assume just because you enjoy some things that could be interpreted as typical of the gender you were coercively assigned at birth then your gender identity is a lie. I like she doesn’t have to be this perfect picture of femininity so that her gender/womanhood is validated. I related so much to this character, especially when it comes to her drive of being the best because if not then you must go back home as a loser to your abusive family. She steals the show, to be honest. I love her.
Maka. BUFF SHARK GIRLFRIEND!
Delora. Sugar Momma!
Angie is last because I guess I’m not a fan of the insecure love interest? Doing all the emotional labour in a relationship, propping up someone who would be better speaking to a therapist isn’t really what I’d call #relationshipgoals.