It was a dark and moonless night.
“Bah, humbug!” Jarenth was overheard to mumble. “I don’t know what to do for this week! I could just grab another random game, but I find myself tired of all the ur-Japanese VNADS I’ve been reviewing for the last month and a half. High-school-age people in a high school setting, one man surrounded by half a dozen women all meticulously varied in looks, hair colour and personality, maybe one or two entirely non-threatening guys thrown in for good measure… It works as a formula, sure, I guess, but can I find something different for once?”
And look, in a flash of thunder, there appeared before him the Steam suggestions queue. “Why don’t you play Cinders“, it chimed, “Moacube‘s re-imagining of the Cinderella story? Look at how little high school uniforms these screenshots have on display!”
And all was right with the world again.
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, medium-high. Mechanical, still a visual novel, guys.)