Otome game review: Re: Alistair++

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I first played Re: Alistair++ a few years ago, when I still didn’t know many otome games. Being one of my earlier ones, it holds a special place in my heart (just as Winter in Fairbrook, which I’ll probably write about soon). After so long, I decided to replay it :-).

The story revolves around Merui, an impulsive high school girl who loves video games and plays one called Rivenwell Online. One day, as she’s about to beat a boss and get a cool item, a guy called Alistair barges in and defeates it instead. Merui wants her item back but Alistair has other ideas. After finding out he goes to the same school, but not being certain of who he is, Alistair challenges her to discover his real identity. If she wins, she’ll get her item back. If she loses, she’ll have to give him all of her gold for a whole month. There are 3 guys besides her who were also using the internet during lunch break (before it suddenly shut down). Can Merui figure out who this Alistair is, before the time runs out, and get revenge?

Note: This review contains spoilers so read at your own risk. If you want to avoid them, though, just jump to “conclusive thoughts”.

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