ましろ色シンフォニー Review


Mashiro. Very much like what my brain is right now.

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Some Rubbish Infomation

Company = ぱれっと

Scenario = 保住圭 (Happiness relucks, tsunagaru bangle), おるごぅる (Shinigami no seppun), 北川晴 (Tenshin ranman, memoria)

Artist = 和泉つばす (Akaneiro, that other feng game I never got around playing)

Genre = Pure school romance

What’s so special = Rabu rabu meter maxed, likable (maybe) characters?



Foreword

I have no idea how to describe this eroge. It’s not bad, but there are absolutely no unique points. I wonder why 3 people writing the scenario would actually make something so… average.

Story

You start off as Shingo, who’s waiting in for his sister at night in a park.

Apparently his sister has gotten lost and met with someone who was also lost. Using their cell phones, they managed to meet up.

Then, they meet. He was taken aback at how beautiful the girl was. They parted, with Airi (the girl) being Sakuno’s (his sister) newfound friend.

But that isn’t the end.

The school that Shingo and Sakuno has been going to has closed down. So for now, they are going to study in a nearby all girls school.

What was waiting for him at the school gate though, is surprising beyond words.

A maid

No wait, that’s not all. While they were waiting in the hall for the principal to arrive, the door burst open.

Out comes Airi and the principal. What’s more, Airi is against the fact of taking in mixed school student. What else can happen?

~END~

Sooo….

First off, I think this eroge needs quite some work on it. To be actually good.

I mean sure, storyline is very average. The common route was actually much more interesting than the individual routes. Airi’s for example was just the ultimate dere dere experience. Sure that isn’t bad, but things get pretty old if it just stays like that. And it does.

I don’t mind dere dere that much. It’s fun. But the dere dere covers up the plot. If there was any. The climax of the story was hard to pick out. You couldn’t really feel the ups and downs. It was just a very simple dere dere, H scene, some not so important problem and then it ends.

Of course, there are some routes that are better in terms of that. Sakuno for one. At least hers was quite a sensible obstacle. Angie’s was kinda non existant while Miu’s was pretty… weird. I would suggest you just go for the route you want most and junk the others if you’re feeling bored. You’re not missing out much.

They should have just changed the name to ピンク色シンフォニー. Really. That makes a lot more sense.

It is funny at times, especially on Angie’s route but they kinda overdid it? I mean a ninja maid in the school is seriously…. >_>;Other than that, there are quite some lot of ecchi jokes and quite some lot of places where you feel like slapping something.

Panya is really cute though and I kinda like it chasing Airi around =D

A good problem with this eroge is that they never made a route for Sana. Are they trying to make people take knives and run up to their office…

If you’ve played enough typical school romance eroges and you get bored of them, then stay away from this. It’s your typical moe- school romance type of genre. Nothing more nothing less. I would say it’s good for people starting out on eroges. But personally I think it’s a little too draggy and a little too typical for it’s own good.


Characters

瓜生新吾 (Uryuu Shingo)

YES HE HAS A FACE. In any case, Shingo is a pretty likable protag. Ignoring that he’s not exactly interesting. He very…. careful? No that’s not the word. He takes care not to make the person who’s talking/doing anything with him angry or upset. That’s his character. Because of that character though, he has been through some tough times. Everyone likes him though because of that.

瀬名 愛理 (Sena Airi)

The most serious character in the game. She’s the daughter of the principal of the school (three the’s!). Tops the results every time. Everyone admires her beauty and brains. But she’s kind of a slight tsundere against Shingo. Also very easily influenced. Her dere dere side is…….. so pink, it’ll dye your eyes.

The ultimate dere dere machine

瓜生 桜乃 (Uryuu Sakuno)

The silent bracon. She cooks and does most of the housework. Really likes to go to Shingo’s bedroom to read. She isn’t blood related to Shingo though, as their parents remarried. She also likes saying ecchi jokes with a cool face.

Micchi would so attack this or Miu.

アンジェリーナ・菜夏・シーウェル (Angelina Nanatsu Shuel)

She’s, as you can see, a maid. Also a student in the school. She’s half japanese and half english (I can’t remember where she’s from). Runs around cleaning the school, in return for letting her stay in the school. Trying to find a master she would serve. Terrible in english even though she’s a half and her grades aren’t exactly good either. I call her the ninja maid since she appears and disappears as she wishes, and put out jokes that make you want to smack yourself in the face.

She does make Mashiro iro seem so much funnier

天羽 みう (Amaha Miu)

The ole year older senpai (Loli with big breasts…). She’s kind to everyone, especially animals. She heads an unofficial club that takes care of hurt or injured animals. She has Panya on her head sometimes. Also uses mon at the end of her speech and pouts when she dislikes something.

Panya is so cu- I mean Miu senpai is so cute yes =D

乾 沙凪 (Inui Sana)

The girl who totally absolutely adores Miu senpai. She’s a huge tsundere and hates Shingo. Or all men to be honest. She protects Miu from the shadows, helping out in the club and other stuff. I totally dig her glittering eyes.

How dare they make Sana unhappy

ぱんにゃ (Panya)

It has the honor of being on the front page because it’s my favorite character =D. It’s supposedly something resembling a cat. She likes riding on people’s head, especially on Miu’s since she takes care of it. She can only say Ryuu and Uryuu. And yes she’s female. She looks so cuddly ;_;


System

The title menu is pretty typical but the design though is actually pretty nice. Maybe cause I just dig Panya hanging off the word =3

Configgy. Nothing too special here either except for the system voices. Guess what. THEY INCLUDED PANYA~ I get Uryuus and Ryuus when I save or quit =>

The text box is clear with huge buttons at the bottom. Nothing too special here except I think the buttons are a real eyesore since they can’t be hidden >_>;

A nice and simplistic day change page where the bottom right picture changes according to season.

The design is simply, simple and comfy. It won’t get in your way. Much. I think.


CG and Animation

The artwork. Hmm.. There are people who told me they would get mashiro just for the CG. I disagree. It’s not bad, not bad at all. But I wouldn’t rank it high enough to get it for the CG.

To be honest, I think style and coloring like this are pretty typical nowadays. Yeah sure, this scene is epic. But the other CGs… not exactly. This eroge didn’t contain a lot of worksafe CGs that are interesting.

Ah, but the SD CGs. That’s a different story. I adored the SD CGs. They were hilarious and really well drawn too. I lost count of how many times I got stuck in the story because the SD CG made me laugh so much I started coughing >_>;


Music

Music music… To be honest I didn’t notice it much. Most of the tracks were bubbly and bright in terms of the mood but none of them really stood out. All of them had a sense of elegance too, with quite a lot of piano tracks. If I had to say… number 15 would be my pick. But that’s because it’s a fast piano piece.


H scenes

There are quite a lot of H scenes throughout the eroge for each of the characters. Though some were repeats from other scenes since they didn’t succeed. Which is why Miu has a 6 H scene count and Angie has a 3 H scene count. Ignoring that though, it seems to me that Shingo behaves really differently towards different girls during the H scenes. For example, in Airi’s and in Miu’s, there is almost a 180 degree change in personality. Uhhh. Is that normal..

Still, VAs did a decent job portraying the voices. Personally loved Airi’s H scene voice even though her べたべた level is just too much.


Conclusion

If you want a ラブラブデレデレ eroge, this would be the choice for you. It’s chock full of that. I would say though, it’s not a good idea to finish it all in one go (like I always do) since it’s more of a test of patience. Best to go back to it when you need some of it’s rabu rabuness. People looking for something interesting or unique though, stay away from this.

22 thoughts on “ましろ色シンフォニー Review

  1. ok time to chuck myself full of fluffy goodness on the next game just to prepare myself for a shinobu ride…. yes…. disturbing as it maybe good thing i got a working burned copy haha

  2. “A good problem with this eroge is that they never made a route for Sana. Are they trying to make people take knives and run up to their office…”

    Agreed! I personally found her “relationship” with Shingo far more interesting that his with Miu.

  3. Panya is supposedly a hybrid of a panda and a cat!

    As for sana and sensei (and possibly the principal), my bet is that they will appear in mashiro symphony’s fd: panya’s revenge.

  4. You and your obstacles. You know what else has obstacles? A marathon. Pros don’t sprint at full blast like what you seem to be doing with every single eroge! DAYUM, I’M SO GOOD AT TROLLING MAKING SENSE! XDDDDDDD

    Panya’s charm is inescapable. I too have it as my system voice!

      • Well that depends on what your definition of unique is. Judging from your review, I’m guessing you’re hoping for more drama which is a genre not expected nor heavily emphasized from the stories presented. Based on your own parameters, pure school romance, it delivers with flying colors.

        Maybe it’s because I play so many titles in this genre I do find unique traits to this eroge that are not superficial. The MC, heroines, and secondary characters are closely knit and share their own perspectives of the romance. I could elaborate more but this is growing too long of a comment. and my review of this game is over!

        • This is actually pretty slow for me already.

          And what you said about the characters is true, but that would mean you actually have to like one of the heroines to enjoy this eroge.

          I mean sure liking heroines is fine, but at the end of the day all you get is…… the ED movie.

          Meh, maybe you guys like this genre. I’m pretty neutral about these type of genres but I always wished they have something…. more.

  5. “The school that Shingo and Sakuno has been going to has closed down. So for now, they are going to study in a nearby all girls school.”

    Where’s Hayata been going off to all the time? -_-

  6. Average mean it’s pretty bad, I prefer plot deep ones but this one is a big waste of time listening to how Airi turns extremely Dere at the end. Sigh, and it looked so promising, too.

  7. Actually I quite liked it, it’s a much softer eroge compared to those plot heavy one’s, any suggestions for other eroges like this for when I feel like reading something less heavy?

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  9. AGREED COMPLETELY! No Sana route is a very serious problem, oh well they did remedy this a bit in the psp version which is all ages, BOOO! No ero scenes makes me sad… Lol anyways, Sana is the best char for me.

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