Genres: Sci-Fi, Yuri, NSFW (There is an option before the game starts)
Length: Very short (30 min-1 hour)
Plot Summary: Azure is the daughter of a detective who is more focused on his job than on being a good father, neglecting his child most of the time. One night after their usual “conversations” Azure snuck out out of the house to cool off in the streets. That is when she stumbled upon a shadowy figure, chased after it and ended up discovering a strange ring that would forever change her life and the mystery shadow’s.
Normally I would keep the shadowy figure’s true self a secret but the story is short and simple so there is little need. At least I won’t spoil her identity and what the ring’s for. Anyway the game itself can be best as a “side project with a big budget”. Well not really big but the graphics and menu layout are all there though it is missing the extras/CG collection option for a…specific reason.
The story itself is straightforward with Azure being a “shorty” (older than she looks) girl who because of her father neglecting her so much becomes secluded and easily bored. Of course when she meets the shadowy figure all that changes. Other than what the meaning of this fated meeting there is little else to the story though by the end I was thinking the following: “This would make a great pilot for a sci-fi yuri anime”. Basically the story felt like a prologue for something bigger, in a good way.
The game’s art style is solid and its soundtrack gets the job even though the songs loop. It’s a side project so no biggie.
Before the game starts there is a choice on whether to turn the 18+ option on or off. Said option’s purpose is to either include or exclude the one love scene in the game. Readers who want the full experience can say yes but those with low tolerance are free to say no.
Oh and the game is a kinetic novel, meaning there are no multiple choice options. Left click from start to finish.
Overall Written in the sky feels like a very interesting pilot for an equally interesting sci-fi yuri anime. The leading ladies are cute, the art is standard anime style goodness, the music is decent albeit limited and it is a short and sweet romp worth yuri fans’ time…emphasis on the “short and sweet” part.
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