(P)lanets is an extraordinary otome game that focuses on a special school catering psychics. It is an entertaining mix of high school romance, comedy, and science fiction.
Plot: When Marin accidentally gets a concussion from falling down the stairs at school, she realizes that she has gained the ability to read minds. She meets a boy clad in mystery who invites her to the Psychic Learning Academy for New and Exciting Tactical Studies, or simply PLANETS. Needing all the help she can get to take better control of her new power, she decides to leave her parents and best friend Haruhi to go with him.
In school, she befriends two other students: Ryuu, a delinquent who has the ability to teleport to other places; and Lucan, the princely young man who's both a loving older brother to four younger sisters, and a great cook. Kaius, the aforementioned mysterious boy, turns out to be the son of the school principal; he is literally difficult to read--even for Marin who now has telepathy.
In between learning about psychics and coping up with the demands of her new school, Marin stumbles upon growing friendship and soon, romance.
Title: (P)lanets - the life of normalcy has ended!
Developer: TeaCup Production
Platform: PC (Mac, Linux, Windows)
Style: Visual novel
Playthrough: 4-7 hours
Graphics: ☆☆☆☆ (Both the art style and coloring are pretty, especially when it comes to blushing faces. Even the outfits were nicely done.)
Story: ☆☆☆☆☆ (It has a well-developed plot and the right amount of surprising twists.)
Characters: ☆☆☆☆☆ (The characterization is remarkable. The boys all have secrets to be uncovered.)
Moe Factor: It's not an ordinary school life-centered game. The dash of science fiction makes it more exciting.
There is an abundance of enchanting CGs featuring the protagonist and the boys.
At some point, there is a chance to choose an area inside the campus where the protagonist will take her lunch.
Each route has a portion where Marin and the chosen boy will go on a date in the city.
For those who like tsundere men, taking Kaius' route first will be the best choice.
The three boys are not the only romanceable characters; there is another one--and crossdressing fans will have a sweet time following this route.
The developer is in the process of making a sequel to this game!
Miladyness Says...: It's wonderful to play a game which has some fantasy/heroine elements--with Marin getting a new ability and an unexpected call to adventure--but without an antagonist. The backgrounds and the music scoring made it seem as if I were watching an anime. ^_^
I took Lucan's route and it was delightful. He liked eating sweets, sewing, and taking care of his younger sisters.
Despite its length, I admire how amusing the dialogues are, and how intricately-woven the story is. Every scene is shown in great detail.
I am looking forward to (P)lanets 2! ♥
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