Hello, it has been a while. I suppose I won’t overlook the elephant in the room and acknowledge that yes, it has been approximately a year since I last posted. Oops, so sad, my bad. It was a great year though, so I’m not apologizing.
I’m here to jot down and process my thoughts after playing an excellent, excellent visual novel called Butterfly Soup. If you haven’t played it, I don’t care what gender, race, or alien species you identify as, GO PLAY IT. As the itchio page I linked so eloquently states, it’s “a visual novel about gay asian girls playing baseball and falling in love.” Like, come on, how could you pass that up? And it’s free, so you really have no excuse.
Aaaand she’s back. With thoughts on yet another game where you date 2D characters, of course.
This time, I’m here to offer my humble thoughts on a game called Wilder, created by [sonnet009 games]. The game has five total love interests, all of whom are djinn (the MC, who you get to name, is human), and takes place in a pseudo Middle Eastern setting–the ruler of the country is known as the Shah (a Persian term), the backgrounds suggest they’re in some sort of desert, etc. In this world, the djinn are seen as inferior to humans, being treated as nothing more than slaves, and MC is a girl from a rich, high-class family. You then get to guide her along and help her fall in love with the different djinn she encounters (yay!!!!)
NOTE: This isn’t officially a review; it’s more a way for me to process my thoughts and feelings about the game. So, beware–spoilers await.