Foreword: What the hell, August Releases?! is this month some kind of an event to give Jason a chain of awesome games?! I’m completely fine with that! Bring on the great games! Oh, and this one was definitely one of them!
As proof, look who’s frantically writing up a review when he has something important to do tomorrow!
Pharmaceutics exam? Is that delicious?
Truth be told, I would’ve loved to call this a kamige, because it really has those desirable elements. However, I actually found a critical factor that prevents it from being called “Godly”, and I’ll definitely get into more of that as I go on.
Maybe I have a bias for any form of a time-warping themed game, but that’s because there’s a very difficult factor to overcome called a “time paradox”. I hope I can present how the game handled this element with the review!
WARNING: This review may contain UNINTENTIONAL spoilers! Please read at your own risk!
Title: できない私が、くり返す (Dekinai watashiga, kurikaesu) [Lit. Trans: The powerless me, will repeat]
Producers: Akabeisoft 3
Release Date: August 29, 2014
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v15166
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=810786
Game Type: Fantasy Novel with themes of Time Warp and Philosophy
Summary: “Just like how you can’t change my heart, you won’t be able to change the future”
That phrase is what Ren said to Riku, as she handed him a clock that can turn back time. That was five years ago, and Riku is now a full-fledged adult who is traveling all over Japan to “help” the people in need with this strange artifact. Despite Ren’s words that he cannot “change what has already happened”, Riku was determined to prove her wrong, and used the power of the clock for years… with no success.
As he arrived in another town looking for a place to stay while he works to “help others”, an apple rolls down from the hill. He is only able to catch one as many others passes him by, and even if he uses the clock to wind back time to see if he can catch any more than one, the apples defy physics and he ends up only being able to catch just one apple.
The owner of the apples, Shino, then comes to thank him for his help. To Riku’s surprise, the girl is stunningly similar to the person who once Riku loved, and hiding his surprise, he somehow receives the girl’s help to get used to the new town.
Riku will never be able to guess that this encounter will change his viewpoint of everything
And thus starts the story of Riku in this small town with a strange girl named Shino.
Shino is extremely skilled at peeling apples!
(Which reminds me… If anyone else realized what the symbolism for the apples were, please tell me)