Blue Reflection Second Light is the sequel to a game I’ve not played before, but this looked amusing, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.
For the girls within this game, something’s happened that made them forget their memories, but quite early on, I realised, you’re largely just watching conversations play out, and not a lot else. There’s some minor tasks to be completed – since there’s a place called The Faraway where they have to go looking for this and that, but it largely results in battling weird creatures outside, like a simplistic Pokemon battle… but they do have rings with special powers, so there’s that… (I’m jesting. I didn’t quite grasp that, either)
I did find that this does rather go on, just watching the characters talk instead of actually playing the game. In fact, it feels more an experience than a game, and with nothing complex going on, then along with collecting stuff, you’re looking through ReSource – a social media platform with a conscience, or making dinner, and so on.
In addition, given how Japanese anime culture can be, they’ve adorned these schoolgirls as busty with wide eyes, and it’s no accident that one ends up in a wet blouse situation, given that the roof is leaking, and they decide that because it’s late, they’ll deal with it tomorrow… even though that would be something for the school’s headmaster to deal with… if anyone else turned up, that is. And if they don’t, then surely it’s best to sort out the leak right now, since it’ll be even worse in the morning?
Perhaps I missed the part where they rang British Gas for their Homecare service?
Seriously, though, I tried playing this around launch but really couldn’t get into it. I left it a few days and came back to it… I still don’t get it, so, call this more a ‘First Impressions’ if you like. It’s so repetitive, and the ‘tasks’ that you have to complete are so mundane, I don’t get what the point is other than for certain people to enjoy the visuals… if you see what I mean.
Thanks to our friends at Koei Tecmo Games Co. Ltd for the review code for this game.
- Developer: Koei Tecmo Games Co. Ltd
- Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games Co. Ltd
- Players: single-player
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