Ukyo

ukyo

Plot Summary: The MC wakes in her room and confirms things like the date and her name by looking around her room. She heads over to her university to see if it can spark any of her memories, but at the front gates she encounters a man who tells her not to enter the campus and also asks if she recognizes him.

What I think of him: Ukyo is mysterious. He can be found sleeping on the ground in public places, but no one really knows where he lives or how to contact him. He seems to drift around town and always seems to be around. Ukyo frequently talks to himself and what can be overheard often doesn’t make sense and/or conflicts with things he tells other people, while other times he gives forwarnings of accidents that happen in the future; Ukyo frequently mentions a “him”. While Ukyo seems to have a gentle and timid demeanor he frequently warns the MC to be wary himself.

Nickname: None

Charm point: He really wants to be close to the MC even though he knows he shouldn’t.

Cuddle, kiss, or push down: Embrace, without fear on either side.

Would have eloped with: No one

Most enjoyed: Ukyo’s conflict is excellent and really apparent. You can really feel how much he wants to be near the MC and at the same time you can see how hard he is pushing himself to maintain some distance. Additionally, you the reader have the advantage of having read the other routes so you are just waiting for the other shoe to drop and the impending storm to hit, and it just keeps getting put off until you are breathless in anticipation. Excellently written route.

Least liked: The MC does the absolutely stupidest thing at the end of the route. Ukyo tells her to not do this specific thing, and then once he’s gone she runs out against his wishes. Orion follows behind her screaming about what a bad idea it is the whole time and she almost dies several times and presses on even though she has every opportunity to turn back. It is really, really stupid, and even the MC seems to realize it once everything is over.

Worth the price of admission?: There were a lot of grammatical errors in this route. I don’t typically notice these type of things because I’m not perfect either, but there’s only so many random numbers in sentences (possibly in place of punctuation) and incorrect pronouns that even I can stomach. This was a pretty big downer for what I found to be an enthralling route.

It was just so great to see everything come together in the way they only can in the final route; all those perfectly foreshadowed loose ends tied up. I especially got a kick out of seeing everyone working at Meido no Hitsuji. Overall an excellent note to end on and well worth not only the (discounted) price of the game, but also slogging through the slow moments in some of the other routes.

 

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4 thoughts on “Ukyo

    • I have the vita version as well, and I found it sort of strange that there was such a just drop in the editing compared to the other routes. If I can find a specific example can you cross check it on yours? (Though this is where the game’s lack of a history feature will hinder us). I’d hate to ding something if it’s just some weirdness on my end (I have a friend who is going to look at the Steam version eventually).

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