I did not have a WiiU and didn’t really look into this game around its initial release, but have been playing the Switch version and loving it.
I’m fond of Shin Megami Tensei and Atelier combat systems, and this game ends up feeling like a good mix of both. It is a credit to how fun it is to watch session chains play out that I took so long to leave the fast sessions toggle on. The writing and general tone has been very endearing in its dedication to its premise, and just plain endearing for the most part. I’ve been really impressed by the steady incrementing of new mechanics over the course of the game, I feel like that’s easy to mess up - giving too much to manage at once or too little to sustain interest. I like that the game just commits to Itsuki being denser than a black hole, although I wonder how it’s going to land it.
I do wish the game weren’t so casually fatphobic and misogynistic in places, it’s certainly not perfect. And as a white person I’m totally unequipped to say anything insightful about the game’s way of touching on race. It feels bad when the game’s lead character is introduced to someone and immediately talks about them being biracial in a way that feels extremely inappropriate even to someone with my negligible social skills. Still very much enjoying the game as a whole, but I am not blind to its flaws.
My brain is currently mush for sleep reasons, so I don’t have much intelligent to say about the game, but I’m curious what other people think. Did you play it when it first came out? Has the Switch port changed much? What are people’s favourite characters, costumes, songs?