[NSFW] Shin Shirogane no Soleil -ReANSWER- Review

Sup people! aquaspirit39 is back and with a proper game review too! Before I get started with this review though, I would like to apologize to all Amaenbo followers and fellow bloggers alike for my inactiveness these past few months. I have been extremely busy preparing for my GMAT examination and MBA program applications. In fact, I decided to write this review partly for the purpose of practicing my writing skill( ̄~ ̄;)

Anyway, what I have here is a review on SkyFish latest installment of Soleil series, 新・白銀のソレイユ -ReANSWER-. Excluding this new one, there are four other titles in Soleil franchise: 白銀のソレイユ-Successor of Wyrd《運命の継承者》-, 鋼炎のソレイユ-ChaosRegion-, 蒼穹のソレイユ ~FULLMETAL EYES~ and 虹翼のソレイユ-ⅶ’s World-.

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While out of these four SkyFish products, I have only played the most recent one: 虹翼のソレイユ-ⅶ’s World-, it is memorable enough that I decided to give their new title a try.

Well, let us get the review started then. I hope everyone will be able to enjoy their stay here, お手柔らかにお願いします。

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Name: 新・白銀のソレイユ -ReANSWER-
Release Date: 2014/01/31
Company: SkyFish
Official Website: http://www.sky-fish.jp/soleil_rea/index.html

Opening

Song: ReANSWER
Vocal: Sakakibara Yui (榊原ゆい)
Lyrics: Sakakibara Yui (榊原ゆい)
Composition: MANYO

Story

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The game started with the standard main character got woken up by a beautiful girl scene. What made it a little unique was the fact that this girl was his maid and she was trying hard to seduce him into a morning sex. Our main character, Murakami Ryuhei however did something that I believe most of us will find difficult: he brushed off the Hagaru’s seduction attempt without much effort.

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On his way to school, Ryuhei talked to no one and made no attempt to strike a conversation with anyone. When advised by Hagaru to make friends, he simply shrugged it off by saying,“this is just a temporary place and not a place I should be at; I do not belong here.”

When Ryuhei entered his class, an argument was breaking out between Shizaki Rika and and Shimotsui Sensei. Rika was our protagonist’s classmate who has a strong sense of justice and Shimotsui Sensei was his class irresponsible and unmotivated homeroom teacher.

On one side of the argument, Rika was condemning the act of extortion done by delinquents of the school and trying to have Shimotsui Sensei do something about it. On the other side, Shimotsui Sensei was doing all he can to escape from whatever responsibility Rika was trying to put onto him. The argument was put to the end when Kurushima Shiho intervened by volunteering herself to talk to those delinquents.

Uneasy feeling brewed up within Ryuhei for no reason and he decided to look for Shiho who has gone ahead to meet with the delinquents. However, he was knocked unconscious on his way and woke up only to find Shiho being merciless raped.

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Shiho was a kind-hearted girl who prioritized others more than herself. She begged, followed delinquents’ order and did whatever necessary to ensure Ryuhei’s safety. Nevertheless, she was killed once they finished having their way with her and proceeded on to attacking our main character.

By this time, these problematic students were no longer look anything like a normal human being. They have grown furs and come to possess a pair of big jaws; they were definitely not something unathletic Ryuhei can handle on his own.

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Realized that her master was in danger, Hagaru transformed into her valkyrie form and came to his aid. She dispatched the two monsters easily with her spear and burned their corpse down to dust.

“I am sorry for being late master. It is hard to find your presence when you are unconscious,” said Hagaru in her usual playful tone.

“You are late. Too late.” murmured Ryuhei sadly.

“…late? There is no such thing as late for you master.” replied with a smile on her face.

Hagaru walked toward her master and extended her arm to him, “you just need to find another answer, isn’t it?”

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“Another…answer?” repeated Ryuhei with a perplexed look.

“Yes. A magician from Valhalla who has the ability to turn back time and arrive at another answer, ReANSWER. It should not be too hard for you my master.” explained Hagaru. “Come take my hand and I will return your power that have been sealed away”

Ryuhei reached out and grabbed the valkyrie’s hand….

Character

Murakami Ryuhei

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Our main protagonist was a fugitive magician from Valhalla who possessed the ability to go back in time to change the decision he made. In other word, his ability was like the back-to-previous-choice button that you can usually find in some eroges. Naturally, there were limitations to this ability to prevent it from being overly powerful.

One such limitation was that the user would not be able to change the choice that he has made with the ability itself. Meaning that each decision can only be changed once and the ability-user himself will be affected by that change he made.

Hagaru Brunhilde

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As you have read from the story section above, Hagaru was Ryuhei’s valkyrie and maid, or at least that was what she claimed herself to be. Her personality closely resembled Tachibana Marika’s from Nisekoi, both in her love intensity for the main character and her aggressiveness in showing that love.

Hagaru Brunhilde was known in Valhalla as the most powerful valkyrie who used spear and controlled fire in battle. In fact she was so powerful that no magician has been able to successfully made a contract with her, including Ryuhei. Still however, for whatever reason, Hagaru decided that Ryuhei was the only master for her.

Asami Renjyuurou Miori

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In Valhalla, the place where Ryuhei and Hagaru came from, one’s spouse is determined through calculations. Two people from the opposite sex with the best gene compatibility will be matched in the hope that they will produce offspring with superior magical ability. Asami Renjyuurou Miori was such partner to Murakami Ryuhei.

Miori was introduced to Ryuhei as his fiancee when both of them were still young. Since then, these two have spend most of their time together until a certain incident. Although Ryuhei might not have any romantic feeling toward her, Miori was an elder-sister figure and important family member to our main character.

While Miori normally presented herself as a cool and boyish character through her masculine word choices, she was actually an ojousama(お嬢様) who was capable of speaking in a feminine manner. Her feminine speech will often come out when she was in her dere mode and therefore generating a large amount of gap moe in the process.

Peios Gendurr

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Peios Gendurr or more commonly known by her nickname Peiko(-chan) was Miori’s valkyrie. Unlike Hagaru who had high combat capability, Peios’s main role in a fight was to use support magics to support Miori who fought on frontline. Peiko also possessed a ‘God Eye’ which granted her with clairvoyant ability.

As you can see from the CG above, Peios had a wide forehead which became Hagaru’s favourite teasing subject. Hagaru would often called her dekoko where the deko part meant forehead and the ko part was probably taken from her usual nickname, Peiko. This usually resulted in Peiko denying and complaining, while Hagaru would take pleasure in seeing her reaction and tease her even more.

Kurushima Shiho

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Shiho may have almost as many Hscenes as the other heroines but she was nothing more than a sub-heroines. Despite of not having her own route, she played many important roles throughout the game. Just from reading the story section above, we all know that she was the trigger that got everything started.

Bad Ends

新・白銀のソレイユ -ReANSWER- has twelve endings in total and they are made up of three heroine endings and nine bad endings. Out of these nine bad endings, eight of them have some kind of rape scene. However do not let these facts bother you if hard-ero isn’t your thing, since all these bad endings are easily avoidable. To those people who decide to play this game just for the bad endings though, I suggest that you guys reconsider as most of these Hscenes are crudely written.

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Drama CD

This game also came with two Drama CDs: an omake for first limited edition box set and a special shop bonus. The first Drama CD was titled ハガルの悪堕ち陵辱ドラマCD (Hagaru rape and corruption drama cd) and the second drama cd depends on which shop you buy your game.

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My Impression

Most avid erogamers would probably able to spot a potential problem with the plot just from descriptions that I have written so far. Stories often became confusing and vulnerable to plot-holes when dealing with time, and that was exactly what happened here. In fact, half-way through this game, I gave up trying to understand every single details and just enjoyed the game the way I understood it.

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One thing that has kept me interested throughout this game was the presence of bad endings. While I definitely enjoyed the stories, characters interactions and the normal Hscenes, I found these bad endings to be good enhancements to spice things up when the story get a little slow. Therefore, I personally feel that if you want to fully enjoy this game, you need to be someone who can enjoy hard-ero.

Story: 5/10
Character: 8/10
Comedy: 6/10
Graphic: 8/10 
Music: 7/10

All in all, what I feel about this game can be summarized as follow:

Average Story + Ok Characters + Enjoyable Bad Endings + Corruption Drama CD = Worthwhile.

Conclusion

Regardless of whether I will be accepted or not in the MBA program that I am applying to, I will be very busy until September 2014. Hopefully I can have one or two more posts written in these next seven months, but I dare not promise you anything. I am really sorry for this inconvenience and I hope the other Amaenbo writers will keep this blog alive until then m(_ _)m ゴメンナサイ.

As usual, I will close the review with my favourite CGs from this game:

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Cao~~~ ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ

13 thoughts on “[NSFW] Shin Shirogane no Soleil -ReANSWER- Review

  1. Well, as soon as I saw “Skyfish”, I expected something like this.

    I’m actually quite surprised that you call an 8/10 “Okay”, while 5/10 is included in the adjective “Enjoyable”.
    My deepest apologies, but all I see in this game is a sci-fi setting with a protagonist at its center, with the heroines poorly slapped on, similar to an “omake”, or as an excuse to call this an “eroge”.

    While the “go back in time” and “bad ends” does sound appealing, I feel as if this review should have more descriptions on its sci-fi elements–such as what kind of futuristic things are made clear, or how magic plays a role in a “school-theme” setting…

    …Or all of that might get thrown out the window… xD
    P.S. Is there a route where you can say is a “true route”? All time-traveling themed games should have one, or else it’s just another time-paradox…

    • Yea, I realize the contradiction there but “Enjoyable” is a very subjective thing. If you read my Impression section I did write “I gave up trying to understand every single details and just enjoyed the game the way I understood it.”.

      I enjoyed the game because I decide to enjoy the game….does that make sense XD? But doesn’t change the fact that I did not fully understand what is going on and exactly because of this I do not want to go into details about the mechanics that they used.

      That 5/10 for story is because I feel that the story can get a little complex for a casual person like me who are not going to put in effort to understand all the SciFi stuff. I cant really grade a story where I dont fully understand correct ><?

      Now the character is 8/10 just because Hagaru is such an amazing character…more like she is very my type. Without Hagaru, I probably will give the it at most 6/10 for characters.

      Hagaru' End is the true route end while the other heroines' route is pretty short and is a kind of bad end…more like bittersweet end?

      Anyway, I know I should have include all these details but this review is already at 1600words and I am really running out of free time. So decide to cut down the 'My Impression' section.

      Sorry for the inconvenience and I hope people will read this comment to get a better ideaXD

  2. the two images had Shiho in the background, and yet she’s only a side heroine? MAN that should suck big time.

    Anyway, I had my eyes on Shiho for a long time. I should play the original game after Rikaichan-crawling Hatsuyuki Sakura. Hope it contains her route.

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