Ebi-hime presents another lovely, well-written game, this time in the otome genre – although not everything is as it seems.
This review will contain slight spoilers about the structure of the game, but nothing about the content of the plot.
Empty Horizons is at short game (I got through it in about 3 hours), but it’s well done and certainly worth the low price point. Ebi-hime’s writing is as lovely as usual and perfectly complemented by Silly Selly’s gorgeous artwork. I’m a big fan of Silly Selly’s delicate, doll-like style, and it’s used beautifully here. The sprites don’t have a huge variety of poses but they have a range of expressions and Mireille gets a nice selection of outfits (my favourite is the darling white dress she starts out in).
The quality of the writing is good and the dialogue is snappy. Some of the banter was a bit tedious for me, but it’s definitely the kind of thing otome fans should enjoy, plus it’s how the characterization comes across. I loved the lush descriptions of