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Ima Sugu Onii-chan ni Imouto datte Iitai! (Review by Warum)

From original article at Tomato Conspiracy blog:
"Hello, being the one who can’t seem to escape the wrath of All-ages Bishoujo game, I am here today to ponder over fairys’s debut game, いますぐお兄ちゃんに妹だっていいたい!(Ima Sugu Onii-chan ni Imouto datte Iitai! aka Imaimo for the rest of this report) in the shoes of someone who bears an unjustified prejudice against imoutos. This will be a report of my futile efforts." – Warum

The CRITIQUE-LIKE-COMPLAINT
1)15+.
Ok, that isn’t really a con as opposed to personal opinion. The 15+ opens the product to a wider audience, and doesn’t really change the meat of the story. But..

2) Routes are too similar.
Going through all the routes, I’ve realized that they all go through Ouka-sai in more or less the same fashion, just different events you peak into. Due to having 1 or 2 different lines said by different heroines, for some reason, the whole part is marked as unread even though the text are exactly the same. The problem is that this also seem to detract away from the actual route length, which leads to a feeling of redundancy.

3) Disparity in the quality of routes
On one hand you have Ayumu’s route, which seems to be full of surprises, drama, and happy resolutions leading to very pink, embarrassing icharabu (which are good). But on the other hand, Mao’s and Matsuri’s route just feels too weak. Mao’s route has Mao toggling between male and female, making a very artificial antagonist of her grandpa (and I do not need a Noble Works reminder). Matsuri’s route also had a bit of character discongruity, but mainly I found that the events regarding Matsuri’s relation with her mother, and her attitude towards this “hating” of children was hard to relate together. I’ve joked about the chocolate, but it is surprisingly similar in the way the trauma was handled: almost no explanation given, the answer just came out in the end, there wasn’t any slow recovery process, just end results.

As with most of my “critiques”, these are just opinions I formed as I went through Imaimo and could be seen very differently from another person’s view.

Conclusion
As with KoiChoco, liking Ayumu or not is a major determinant to your enjoyment of Imaimo.

See full review here.
Also see this post for CG galore.

Sorry my net died for 1+ week, starting from this week, might be able to pochi pochi slew some blog posts from now. Me hopes.

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