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Lethe by yuni-verse


(This is a dated and archived review. The creator’s website is no longer accessible nor is the game available for download.)

Title: Lethe
Genre: Dark fantasy ADV
Capturable characters: 3+α
Endings: 9
Stills: 32 (doesn’t include variations and the ones that aren’t in CG mode)
Gameplay time: Roughly 3 hours
Form of distribution: Freeware
Game engine: LiveMaker

This is the third work that I have played from this creator and like her previous works I’ve played, this is a dark/serious story.

Before giving you the summary of the story, here’s something from the game to ponder about.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Why can’t I be happy?

Because there are people who want to snatch it away

Why can’t I be happy?

Because there are people who want to destroy it

“I only wanted to be by your side”
-Longing to see you once more-

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Story
On your way to school, “you” met with an accident and woke up to a splendidly decorated room that you’ve never seen before.
A butler and a maidservant appeared before you and says,

-You are a magician-

Feeling nothing but confusion, you couldn’t bring yourself to believe it.
In this world, the person that “you” resemble is a magician. It seems like it’s up to you to be aware of your current situation.

As you find your way back to your own world, there is the past and the truth that will never change.

Thoughts
This was a really interesting and refreshing game for me! It unfolded in many ways unlike most games I’ve encountered, it wasn’t long to get into the story and the art is lovely too.
The overall feel for this game was really nice and gorgeous. I was stuck at getting myself to ED3 and stopped but a lovely user posted the walkthrough so I’m saved \^o^/

I’m glad to actually finish the remaining ends because I’m stuck at the happy end with Edwardo, I liked the end but I want to know the entire story /w\
Some of the CGs are not that polished, perhaps because parts of it were from some time before? :3
I’m very happy to see how the creator finished tying up parts of the story, giving it a solid feel, fleshing out the characters, explaining and revealing the characters’ background at the same time. It’s a great game and I look forward to their new work.

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