Took a break from PSO2 and SSFIV to play... or read? White Album 2. Didn't play the first, but I think they are unrelated.
Been a long time since I last took an eroge's storyline seriously, and MAN, when I said 'serious' I meant it; protagonist Haruki is a mess. From the outside, he'd look like an outstanding, hardworking 3rd year undergrad with part time jobs left and right. Inside though he is one confused, cruel, misunderstood, misunderstanding, somewhat fucked up young man.
He was supposed to be in a relationship with this slut Setsuna and both of them formed a band with this musical prodigy Kazusa who is also Setsuna's best friend when they were in high school, with the plot twist that Haruki somehow ended up fucking Kazusa when Setsuna's not looking(skipped through intro chapter so still shady on details). After 3 years, the fucker kept on dragging himself with Setsuna, always giving the cold shoulder to her and avoid meeting her despite acting to everyone else that their relationship is still going(poor Takeya). Meanwhile Setsuna is gradually falling into depression, blaming Haruki's change into a cold son of a bitch on herself. The real part of the game begins around this time.
For now, I'm going through Chiaki's route, because I'm not yet in the mood to explore Haruki's high school history. She fits into the 'almost bro-like' archtype; the kind of woman you're really frank with and didn't really see as a woman(think Kaoru from Amagami). Her character herself is fun to go through for me, but the real spoiler is that they picked the worst voice actress out of the main 5 for her. While the other 4 heroines have voice actresses who used their natural voice which made them sound more convincing, Chiaki sounded like a woman with sore throat. Her voice actress just doesn't have that 'younger woman' pitch, and the way she spoke in the VA afterword somewhat implied that she herself wasn't comfortable with faking it either.
Oh, and I came upon this game because I remember seeing someone mentioned it here. Anyone else playing this shit?