Yay! Another review of a new Voltage game, namely ‘Star-Crossed Myth’ which feels to me, a bit like a £2.99 rip-off of that otome game about the gods and stuff. I can’t remember what it was called but it had the artist from Hakuouki doing character designs. Asogami something. Sorry, I just really can’t remember.
Yeah, so I was a little skeptical about this game because of that but then I saw this hottie (Scorpio) and I was like “OMG ME WANTTTT”
Too bad his story is not out as of yet in English and his personality seems to stink but let’s see, hmm?
So the premise of the plot is that…uh…oh my god, my memory is really failing me but it’s something along the lines like.. these gods have been punished for committing a sin and have banished to earth, losing their power along the way; they must find a way to return to the heavens. They discover that this lies with you, ie, a Planetarium worker who apparently has ‘stars’ in her eyes and is apparently a reincarnated goddess with the power to restore their lost power or at least, being near you allows them to use their power. So naturally the gods need you to return to the heavens but for some reason you end up only picking one.
So the only route available so far is Leon.
You know, this guy here:
You’re probably thinking “Oh he’s quite cute.”
I don’t really have much to say about Leon other than he is a giant sadistic manwhore. I mean every word. Sorry for Leon lovers. But that’s how I really feel.
Anyway here were the choices I picked and I got the ‘Blessed Ending’ on the first playthrough.
I’m not going to serve you.
Maybe that’s why I like stars
You’re supposed to be a god!
Look at Leon
You never know until you try
That must be nice
I’ll look instead
Try to get away
I’d better ask leon
Because Hyori is my friend
What are you doing here
Ask where he’s going
Grab onto Leon
Hide behind Leon
You’re sweeter than I thought
Are you enjoying the festival?
Grab onto Leon
Am I special to you?
You don’t mind if I ask?
Hold onto Leon’s hand
Leon, stay in the heavens
You’re still you
During the game, I picked the choices that I felt were relevant for the situation but for the first half of the game it actually made the dial turn in favour to ‘Forbidden Ending’ and I freaked for a second because those were choices I thought were logical to the kind of situation that was happening. I guess in order to get the best results were to pick lousy choices, for eg, when Leon in chapter 1 or something when he is totally harassing you and you are to choose: “Ohhh YESSS LEON FEEL ME UP MOREEE” than “GTFO me you perv” and if you did that, then the dial would probably go to ‘HAPPY ENDING’ immediately. Just to let you know I still got the ‘Blessed Ending’ regardless so I don’t really know which ending is better.
So why do I have a low opinion on Leon and his route? Well, in Chapter 1, in which you don’t have to pay any money and you can just have a read, he does all this “You’re-my-slave’ shit and says this:
He brings you to the mansion of the gods that’s linked to your apartment (unfortunately) and when you and him are alone he then uses his magical snapping fingers powers to remove your clothes until MC is in tears. Way to make a first impression, Leon.
As if it can’t get any worse, he does this:
For the duration of the story, he keeps calling MC a goldfish too, because that’s how the god sees humans, like pet goldfish that need to be looked after. Gods are to equally love all humans (though I don’t think Leon does any luvin’ anytime soon since he keeps saying he dislikes humans and the stinky earth).
Later he does get somewhat possessive of MC too:
I haven’t mentioned the part when MC walks in Leon and Teorus naked and canoodling with other ladies. I don’t think I want to tell you what they were *really* doing but for a Voltage game its some pretty bold shit. Anyway that was one scene that made me really dislike Leon and made me want to kick myself for buying his route.
Since you choose Leon, you are to be his slave and he asks you to buy some human clothes for him and the gods. There was a funny part in the story, in which the first time he calls MC into his room and he’s lying on the bed and he goes “SATISFY MEH” and MC freaks out for the right reason. But then he turns to his curtains and tells MC to open them and to clean his room. “Phew!” she thinks and Leon’s like: “WTH are you thinking, woman. Weirdo.”
Even when he is bathing MC is there to feed him grapes or something like that. Just kidding, you just pour him a glass of wine or something and suddenly he does this:
He even lets the other gods mess around with you at some point.
Leon does improve, after MC forces him to help out with wishes and also her friend, Hyori, who is having trouble with her retarded boyfriend. MC basically wants to teach him love since he hates it so much and thinks its a lie and an illusion.
Nearer the end, when Leon does like MC, he becomes more caring and asks:
And he also says this:
Well, at least Leon does get better… (by chapter 9 or something…)
WARNING! MORE SPOILERS BELOW:
I guess I probably took this story too seriously but it’s really not my favourite Voltage otome game. Nothing really happened to make Leon, the MC or this story stand out.
Main Character (MC): 3/5
I think Simon Cowell’s expression sums MC up pretty well:
She’s a bit dull and Mary-Sue. I didn’t like this MC compared to Love Letter from Thief X or even Enchanted in the Moonlight; the choices presented just showed me she was too submissive, too easily won over and a little annoying. She’s a bit of an unrealistic character since I considered she warmed up to Leon waaaay too fast and took his bullshit too far that she was going to sacrifice her life for him nearer the end, you know, after he treated her like a slave or something for half of the story. Riiiiiight.
1 word: JERK.
Well, at the beginning he is, then at the end, I guess he improves, like a teensy bit. After 1 chapter and suddenly he’s declaring his undying love for MC. He’s such a typical Voltage guy who acts all horrible, pervy, arrogant and then suddenly boohoo he’s a misunderstood lonely git with no friends or whatever and with MC to show him the way he goes “omg I was such a turd Ima change my life now and love you”. Good for you, but I don’t care. I didn’t Leon at all when he first came out; the gameart for this is so misleading because you know, he looks all romantic and sweet and stuff and MC’s crying with tears in her eyes and then in the story, near the beginning, he treats MC like a slave and keeps calling her a ‘goldfish’ and that she’s fickle etc etc. I guess in the end he improves because he opens up and you find out why he did all that pervy jackass-y stuff but half the time whilst I understood, it still didn’t seem to warrant any sympathy from me. He’s totally sadistic and I don’t see why any girl would find this attractive in terms of personality. I guess Japan has a market for the ‘do-S’ types of people, huh?
The art quality for this game is really nice. But you only got 3-4 CGs. Voltage are really finicky about handing out CGs now. I hate how there was so little. That’s so unfair, Voltage!!!!
My final thoughts:
I want my £2.99 back.
This game, especially Leon’s story, was just too disappointing. It follows the same format over and over again. You fall for this guy who can’t be with you – for eg, Kissed by Baddest Bidder Soryu – he’s a big mafia hotshot and in the end you find out there’s going to be something that stops you from being with him. Then there was 10 Days with my Devil: you only get 10 days to live and when your devil finally loves you its either you become toast or he gets killed or whatever.
Dear lord I am so sick of these plotlines. DO SOMETHING NEW FOR GODS SAKEEEE.
Oh well, I’m going to wait for these hot babes (lol) and their stories to be released:
Scorpio and Dui
Here’s me hoping these guys can bring the story up.