Foreword: So with Finals coming up, I think this might be one of the last games for a while. Even during Thanksgiving, I’ll have to study Contraception, Pregnancy, Erectile Dysfunction, Menopause, and various other weird shit that my school makes me learn on my way to my degree.
It’s also been really stressful for me outside of school, with my landlord being a real asshole and things not going well with work… I’ve been playing quite a bit of nukige recently which was probably just to relieve my stress, lol. Sorry if I sound really bitchy like a girl on her periods because that’s pretty much similar to what I’m going through right now
Let’s get right to the review! I’m going to shamelessly post this review without permission because most of his points match up with my own thoughts… Except I have different views than him (of course).
Title: セミらミスの天秤 (Semiramis no Tenbin) [Lit Trans: The Heavenly scales of Semiramis]
Producers: Caramel Box
Release Date: June 27, 2014
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v14760
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=801607
Game Type: Dark Reality-based mystery novel with psychology themes
Summary: Reiji would be a normal guy if it wasn’t for his mental condition where he hears voices in his head. This often causes people who don’t know about the disease to think he’s actually talking to himself, but in reality, minus this trait, he is a nice person who is well-known in class and has a few friends.
This soon changes with the introduction of a girl named “Ami”. With red hair that becomes a lasting impression for our protagonist, the voice in his head warn him about this girl to be “dangerous”. Ami, however, seems to get along with the rest of the classmates and quickly becomes popular. Reiji thought he wouldn’t have anything to deal with this girl… Or he thought…
However, as fate unwinds, Reiji soon meets Ami on his way back, and she tells him that she lost her keys to her apartment. Being the nice guy Reiji is, he invites her over. As the two relax and chat, Ami suddenly asks Reiji to take her virginity, because otherwise, she’ll lose it to her uncle whom she hates with a passion.
Reiji obliges, and soon finds that this was a trap for Ami: she records photos of them having sex and will spread the rumor as Reiji raping her if he doesn’t let her stay with him. This begins the story of Reiji and Ami, and the members of the Fortune-telling research club.
I genuinely thought Hibiki would be the heroine of a “true route” or at least associated with Reiji’s “voices in the head” after she accidentally pushes him down the stairs, but nope.