Foreword: So with the White Album 2 series gaining popularity like mad, I had the greatest idea: if WA2 was that good, why don’t I look up if there’s any other titles that the scenario writers had?
Jokes aside, that’s how I found this title, DameKoi. Written by the same scenario writers for WA2 and the Parfait Series, as well as the Aozora Yakusoku title (not surprisingly, all four of these titles received “the Best Game” labels on Getchu), this title was also very good, and I SOMEHOW managed to finish the entire game within 2 days. It was seriously THAT good. Now I’m contemplating other games by its producer, Hermit, but meh…
…Gotta study OTL;
Title: 世界でいちばんNG（だめ）な恋 (Sekai de ichiban dame na koi) [Lit.Trans: The world’s worst love]
Release Date: November 22, 2007
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v415
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=485446
Game Type: Slice of Life romance novel with the concept of social taboos.
Summary: Yoshimura Osamu is a very unlucky man. With his wife that left him two years ago for an unknown reason and him being laid off due to corporate downsizing, he now doesn’t know what to do with his life.
Finding no meaning, all he does after he hears that announcement is head to the bar to drink. As he stumbles out into the cold frigid weather afterwards and lies down hoping to simply die, something hot touches his face. He looks up to find a beautiful woman smiling at him with a canned coffee in her hand.
This woman, who introduces herself as Hinosaka Honoka, consoles him even during his misfortune, and tells him to come visit her at where she lived. Osamu falls for her kindness and beauty, and in three months, make preparations to propose to this young woman who he fell in love at first sight.
Turns out, Honoka’s home (or rather an apartment) is a battered, old inn and Honoka herself is not there. Instead, Osamu meets a younger girl in her teens that he somehow manages to insult and get slapped. After some information gathering, Osamu learns that Honoka has ran off somewhere with another man, leaving the daughter (the girl who slapped him a few minutes ago) to take care of an inn and its property.
He finds it in himself to feel sympathy for the girl who seems to only get 4 hours of sleep a day, and offers his help. However, the girl insults him instead, calling him “Mr. Laid Off” (or in Japanese, Risutora) and claiming that she doesn’t need his help. Despite this, she is in critical danger of paying the property’s bills this month (which Osamu learns of later), before Osamu leaves after spending the night at the inn.
Despite this rejection, Osamu decides to force himself within this apartment. Despite the fact that it’s old and battered, its residents are friendly, and he also thinks that taking care of this girl would bring back some of his motivation to live…