We all figured lolikitsune‘s in-joke adventure, also known as his visual novel, would stir passions, spark controversial discussions, and just plain piss people off. But this… material is beyond the Drama Llama’s wildest dreams. Naturally, few people are going to get seriously pissed over this, but…
… Yeah, Scott‘s gonna be one of them. Hip hip~! But in all fairness, the game pokes fun at everyone, while providing ill-timed oppurtunities for lovin’ (it wouldn’t be a visual novel if there weren’t!) From to CCY to Hinano to Owen to Baka-Raptor, everyone who’s a someone in the blogosphere is referenced, including me~!
… Except I’m blonde. What’s wrong with the freakin’ adorable brunette twintails I wear in real life (and that were tastefully utilized in Hinano’s epic game?!) Le sigh.
For those of you who haven’t played previous releases, a quick plot (wait… what plot?!) rundown is in order: You play CCY, a healthy straight (maybe) young male who is brought to a high school for anime bloggers. The only problem is that he’s no longer an active blogger; he quit several months previously due to schoolwork stresses. So now he’s stuck at this mysterious “Gakuensuki” with tons of crazy bloggers as his peers and teachers. Will he survive the overwhelming logic of Dr. lolikitsune, the raging boxcutters of CJ, or the chest hairs of Owen? And will he win twoo wuv?
Naw, he’s just gonna get trolled and trolled again, and then y’all get the black screen of death ending because the game’s incomplete. Nuts.
Fortunately, though, there’s still enough twists and branches in the plot to keep things entertaining for the time being. The Bad End is pretty easy to get – but if you don’t hit the lovely “begin mating rituals” button you should be fine. (Especially with me! It’s hilarious if you do, though.) And though people not familiar with the blogosphere may be bored by the finer points of the dialogue, it’s still worth playing for the general lulz and pretty pictures.
The characters are riotous, though still dripping with blogosphere-specific in-jokes. Still, if you don’t mind some crude humor and character archetypes getting… lampshaded, shall we say? Or is it more like lampooned? Marmot-chan in particular is… gah, I won’t spoil it. It’s awesome. And then you have the uppity bloggers, with whome you can get in serious trouble if you stand up for your beliefs. You can and will get Bad End’d. It’s awesome.
And of course, I am the best character in the game. I would post screencaps of my best moments, but they’d be spoilery, so I’ll just hush up and go replay the game. But I do have some quick question (in the order that I thought of them) for my dearest LK:
1. Can we get a Saki cameo please?
2. Where’s my boxcutters?
3. Why is the school day only 4 periods?
4. Is there a secret Livejournal club? (You know, for me, Hinano, Marmot and a few others?)
5. Is there a secret Twitter club? (I mean, 90% of the blogosphere has Twitter! Please at least include a Twitter elective. Come on.)
6. Are you actually making CJxLK a playable route, you sleazeball?
7. Since Janette’s cuter than me, are you gonna put her in too?
8. Is the stupid stats box ever gonna be used for anything besides lulz?
That is all. Now stop reading and go play the game (rated PG-13 or something like that for language and stuff. Keep the lolis away plz.)
PS – I just found out today that the real CCY refers to me as a “blogger on crack.” Which is awesome.