Visual Novel Review: Love at First Sight
Title: Love at First Sight
Developer: Creepy Cute
Language: English, Japanese
Download: Commercial (On Steam)
Synopsis: After falling in love at first sight with the shy Sachi Usui, an injury-ridden, single-eyed high school girl, the protagonist tries to win over her lonely and isolated heart. A pure, heart-warming romance game where the apple of your eye only has one eye!
To be honest with you, I really don’t know where I stand with this story. It’s very… cute, to be sure and it’s also rather odd. The story is rather simple and it’s really just a kinetic novel, meaning there are no choices whatsoever.
In all honesty, it’s a fine enough novel that you can read it and be charmed by the art and especially, Sachi. There really isn’t much conflict from this story other than facing off Sachi’s bully (if you can even call that a conflict).
The art is fine enough although it really does seem that the artist put their all into Sachi as she was the real star of the show. It really felt everything was centered around her and it felt that nothing else really mattered. Perhaps that’s fine for such a straight up kinetic novel.
There’s some parts that really needed to be fluffed out and if you’re not familiar with the artists’ work, you might be a bit surprised by very light ero-guro stuff (particularly, touching a scab) so this is your heads up on that.
Other than that one weird scene, it’s really just a very short (~2hrs) love letter to bullied monster girls – in fact, after you beat the game, there’s extras where you can read more about the developer’s thoughts and feelings about the creation of this game. Nothing against it, but I wish it was a bit longer than what we got. I do like the animated sections, though.
If you’re looking for something to kill time with, you should totally check this out!
Posted on November 21, 2020, in ★★★☆☆ – 3 Stars, Oneshots, Visual Novel Reviews, Visual Novel Series and tagged creepy cute, kinetic visual novel, love at first sight, monster girls, ren'py, sekai project, visual novel, visual novel review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.