So, today I will be reviewing a game that I’ve recently started. This game is called Amnesia. It is a Japanese otome game, which is a dating simulation game. Okay if you’ve never heard it before, this must sound really weird. Basically, it’s a visual novel game where you play as the heroine, and you get to choose one of the may good looking guys, and develop a relationship with him. Still sounds weird? Well to be honest, I’ve only recently started playing it too, it is quite interesting I must say. In this game, basically the heroine loses her memory for some reason (it differs for each route) and finds herself stuck with a spirit named Orion. Then after you choose a route, they both try to regain the heroine’s memories. There are 4 initial routes in this game- The Heart World(Shin), The Spade World (Ikki), The Clover World (Kent), and The Diamond World (Touma). Well since I started with Shin, let’s go through that first!~~ Ah! Also, in this game you can choose the name of the heroine, and just to let you know, I named her Ayuka. So then, I’ll be referring to her as Ayuka and not heroine.
Okay. Well Shin is my second favourite character, after Ukyou. He’s quite a blunt guy who at first can appear a bit rude. He even calls Ayuka ‘Baka’ (Idiot) quite a few times throughout the game xDD However, he’s actually really protective and he sincerely loves her. Shin’s goal in his route is to find who’s responsible for Ayuka’s lost of memories, and to prove himself innocent.
So, each route starts with Ayuka meeting a strange spirit in the form of a young boy named Orion. Orion explains to her that she has lost her memories, but he will help her regain them by sticking with her until they do so. Basically, now Orion resides inside Ayuka if that makes sense. No one else would be able to hear him though, except Ayuka. Ayuka then wakes up in the hospital and soon a mysterious guy (who is actually Shin) came in and kissed her. Haha I was so shocked when he did that. I mean I was expecting kiss scenes but within 5 minutes of the game?? *laughs*
Anyway so later on Shin told her that he knows about her memory loss and that he’s her boyfriend. He hopes that she would be able to regain her memories so she can remember him again. Haha it’s really funny though~ He told Ayuka that they’ve been dating for a year, when in reality they’ve only been dating for 3 months! Sheesh Shin, what were you hoping for when you said that~~ xDDD Oh yeah, did I mention where they worked? Ayuka, Shin and the other 3 guys works part time at ‘Maido no Hitsuji’ which is a maid cafe. If you aren’t familiar with it, basically in Japan they have cafes where the female workers acts as maids and not just a normal waitress. It’s kinda hard to explain actually…..
Anyway, I found Shin’s route really interesting because it is similar to a mystery/detective story. Basically before she lost her memories, Ayuka, Shin and some other people went to a resort for a holiday. There, someone had somehow caused her to hit her head, which was the cause of her amnesia. There are 3 suspects- Shin, Touma and Ayuka’s friend, Sawa. This is because the three of them had spent alone times with her at the time and had the opportunity to do it. So, Shin wants to uncover the truth and prove that they are innocent.
There are quite a lot of memorable parts of this game, but I won’t be covering them all…..so let’s select a few.
The first one is when they went to see fireworks at an abandoned shrine along with Sawa, Touma and Waka (their manager). I found this part interesting because Shin revealed something about his past. He told Ayuka about his father who was a drunk, and one day had accidentally killed someone. Shin was being so sweet here~~ He said how Ayuka and Touma (the three of them are childhood friends) were really good friends to him. He also wants to be different from his father, who is just…..hopeless I must say. So, he wants to work hard so he can succeed. *sniff* I will be rooting for you Shin!! Anyway, I thought that it was just so sweet that Shin trusted Ayuka enough to tell her about his father.
The second one occurred when they went back to the resort to investigate about Ayuka’s incident. They were there for a few days, but on one of the nights, Sawa was attacked by someone which alarmed Shin. He then decides to have Ayuka room with him for the night to protect her. Haha don’t worry, there’s not alternative intention here~ xDD Anyway in the room Shin told Ayuka to sleep and said that he’ll stay awake to keep watch and protect her. My, he’s so protective it was so cute!~~~ ><
Ayuka then went up to him and asked he was scared. I was wondering what he’ll say and at first he called her an idiot again xD But then after awhile, Shin said how he’s scared of her being hurt again and that he’ll definitely protect her. Ahhh what a good boyfriend he is~~~~
The third moment I chose was when Shin, Ayuka and Touma went out to the park. I chose this moment because it was hilarious. So, the three of them were playing paper-scissors-rock and the loser will get hit with a stick by the other two. Anyway, Touma and Shin were certainly hitting each other extremely hard based on their reactions. Haha they were acting like little children fighting over a cookie or something (In this case I would say it’s Ayuka they’re fighting about ^.^;;;;;) . It was so ridiculous but funny! Also, there was a time when Ayuka lost. Orion was worried because the two guys have been hitting each other really hard, and they might hurt her. So, Touma went to hit her…….and he hit her softly, which made Orion relieved. Then he said something like since Shin is her boyfriend, then he won’t hit her hard. Think again Orion. Haha!! It turns out he hit her hard enough to for Orion to say out loud that it hurt. And then, Shin said that she should be thankful that he only used one hand when he used two hands on Touma. Hahahaha Shin~~~~ you are so childish!! ^o^
Anyway, so those are a few of my favourite scenes. Hmm…..also this game has different ending, depending how well you played it. There’s a ‘Good Ending’, a ‘Normal Ending’ and a ‘Bad Ending’. So I’ll also be talking about each of those endings. Therefore if you don’t want to read spoilers, then I suggest you don’t read them. So, here they are~~~~
So, it is revealed that the one who cause Ayuka to lose her memory was Touma. Sheesh that guy really creeps me out! I hate him ><
Apparently Touma has always liked her since when they were kids, but Ayuka only had eyes for Shin. When they were at the resort, Ayuka fell and Touma had helped her. However her vision was blurry and she kept calling him “Shin”. He got really angry and pushed her away, causing her to hit her head. Man I’m glad it wasn’t Shin after all and not Sawa either. I liked Sawa, she’s a good friend ^^
Well Shin and Ayuka confronted Touma about it and at first Touma asked why Shin thinks it’s him. Shin then replied how Touma had asked Ayuka about her head wound after her release from the hospital. However, only her arm was visibly seen in bandages since her head wound wasn’t visible. I think it might be because of her hat or something. Anyway, Shin said that the only person other than them who could’ve known is the culprit himself. That’s why Shin started suspecting Touma as the culprit. Wow Shin, I was amazed when you said that~~ good job!! ^o^ Shin also asked Ayuka to remember and eventually she did. She revealed that yes, Touma was the culprit. I knew it!!!!! After she regained her memory, Orion also left, as he wasn’t needed anymore. ORION!!!!!! I’ll seriously miss him~~~
Anyway, so Touma then apologized (in which Shin didn’t accept) and said that he’ll give himself up to the police. Good on ya Touma, I’m glad you’ll do that. The three of them also remembered a scene in their childhood where Ayuka promised Shin that she’ll marry him in the future. Actually, Touma was there too, but was ignored by the other two. Ugh, I felt a bit bad then……
But anyway!!! The next day the two are taking a walk and Ayuka asked if she can hold his hand. At first he refused as he said that it’ll make them look like children and it’s embarrassing. But then, he grabbed her hand and he was blushing! Haha Shin you’re so cute!! Shin then said that he really likes her, that he loves her. And he adds by asking whether that’s enough while blushing still. Pffft~~~~
Ayuka seems to also think that it’s cute and funny since she laughed and replied that she loves him too. The scene ends with them holding hands, and looking really happy (As shown in the pic on the right). Ahh~~ I was so happy when I got this ending~~ ^o^
In this ending Ayuka and Shin still confronts Touma about the incident. However, the difference is that she refused to remember what happened. I got really annoyed then, seriously don’t protect a guy like him!!!!! Anyway, so the revelation part ends with Touma saying that he’ll probably never see them again. I was relieved for that, nevertheless.
Anyway so 2 weeks later Ayuka and Shin are studying together. Then suddenly Shin stood up and hugged her. He said that Ayuka doesn’t completely love him and that if they break up then it might be better. I got a bit panicked since I really didn’t want them to break up!!!!! Fortunately though Shin then said that he’ll never give her up and he’ll definitely steal her away. So he asked her to wait for him. In which, she replied that she’ll be waiting. Ahhh!!!~~ so sweet~ Although this one wasn’t as good as the good ending, it was still a really sweet ending. And besides all hope is not lost still Shin will definitely steal Ayuka away eventually!!~~ ^o^
BAD END 1
Ugh…..I hate this ending so much that I avoided it. So unfortunately (Actually, fortunately), I don’t know exactly what happens. I only know so much from what I’ve read about it. Basically throughout the game Ayuka doesn’t trust Shin and until the end she thinks that Shin is the culprit. Instead, Ayuka chose to trust Touma instead. Bad decision lady!!!
Bad decision indeed, since Touma then gave her a drink which he had actually drugged. As Ayuka drank it, she started feeling dizzy which made Orion also panic. Yeah since she didn’t regain her memory, Orion is still there in this ending. Well the last thing she saw is Touma, saying that he’ll give her a never ending dream in which she won’t be able to wake up from.
………….yeah you can see why I avoided it.
BAD END 2
This ending happens in the middle of the game when they all went back to the resort to investigate. First, there’s a character that you need to know about. His name is Ukyou, and as I said earlier he’s my favourite character! However if you don’t know this game at all….then you won’t understand why I like him I suppose. Not until later anyway. Basically, he’s a mysterious character who somehow seems to know Ayuka well, although she doesn’t know him. He also has a double personality although he remains a mystery until all the routes have been completed.
Anyway in this end, when Sawa was attacked, Ayuka chose to room with Ukyou instead. By the way I knew this was coming so I chose it on purpose since I was curious…hehe
Well in the room , Ukyou then started talking about how this is a bad idea and that he’s dangerous and she shouldn’t be around him. Of course, this made Ayuka really confused. Ayuka and Orion are worried and were thinking that they should leave after all. However, it’s too late!!! Ukyou turns around, revealing his second personality, which I must say has a really scary face, and was holding a knife. He then stabbed her, causing the scene to turn red! Uh yeah, I was surprised. But then it cleared, and Ukyou’s face appeared again. He still had that creepy grin, goodness. Then he said “Sayounara” (Goodbye) and kills her. In which, the scene turns completely red again…………..
So, that was Shin’s route which I really enjoyed. I found it really interesting, and I really liked Shin’s personality. He was so protective which was nice. Anyway, the next route is The Spade World- Ikki’s route!~ ^^