God dang it, this is way better than I expected. After I read the review of Belucre and Nargrakhan, I expected a dark guro with a good story, not a mindfuckery in a grand scale. At a first glance, Euphoria looks like a Saw-clone with the game and all. I have the same impression for some times while playing it. The game is still very good though, I really like the inner conflict in the main character especially. It gets even better as the focus of the game shifts from rape humiliation to life-and-death situation where everyone in the game shows their badassery, and again, special mention to the awesomeness of the protagonist.
But then, as I progressively enter my first route, Rinne, something happens. At first I was confused and was like “what the hell happened?”. As I read and read and read again and again, I’m greeted with the myriad of plot twists that are just so unexpected and random (in a good way) that are just mind-boggling. I can’t even say how much I really agree with the beforementioned reviewers, that the game is not everything this VN has to offer.
The only complaint I have is the ending is a bit of a downer. It doesn’t tie up the many questions perfectly, but they might be answered in the true route I guess. Oh well. Now, excuse me, I have to read the second route now, as in NOW. Good day 🙂