Some Rubbish Infomation
Company = リトルウィッチ
Scenario = 飯田和彦(Quartett!, Catagara)
Artist = 大槍葦人 (all of littlewitch’s stuff)
Genre = Fantasy school life hilarious romance
What’s so special = Old western theme + fantasy, the art, gripping and addictive plot, Malie is just \o/, littlewitch’s last eroge ;_;
;_;. Depressing that this wonderful company is going poof. At least we’re graced with their last product I guess. Sugar coat freaks is actually one of littlewitch’s better works ignoring quartett whose scores depend from person to person. Everyone agrees cute princesses in a western themed scenario and awesome art would always be awesome. Well maybe.
You start off as Haru, a overseas student currently studying in Luparia’s Royal School.
Today, there’s a parade going on in the streets. Crowds filled the streets as the parade passed by. The princess of Luparia passed by too, waving to everyone.
Then, the wind blew and he caught a glimpse of a girl in one of the parade pieces passing by. She looked straight at him and he her. That is the start of everything.
A few days after the parade, he was heading back to his room in the inn when.. he met with the girl.
She is Tama hime (princess) from his country and she orders him to be her guard while she’s here. His life would never be the same again.
The one thing that may have caught your attention (and that’s the exact thing littlewitch always does) is the theme. It’s again a european theme but this time they threw in some Japanese elements, the characters. Very nice.
The gripping plot too is awesome. It starts off fairly slow, then speeds up near the end. It seeps into fantasy a lot near the end too, so get ready. It’s kinda like slice of life in the starting, actioney in the middle and fantasy action at the end. Very interesting combination.
The “character route” though, is the last chapter of the story, therefore the character choice you made doesn’t affect the actual story itself, only the final character chapter. I’d like to point out though, that this made me think that it lacks variation. Since if the character you take notice of is different, something different SHOULD happen in the story itself.
In terms of comedy though, there’s no question about how hilarious Sugar coat freaks is. Jokes are littered everywhere in the eroge, the character’s lol traits helps a lot too.
In terms of routes, you have to play all 3 routes before being able to unlock Tama-hime’s route. Which happens to be more interesting than the others in terms of content as it even goes into the protag’s past.
All in all, interesting story which won’t let you down on most accounts. Not to mention it’s littlewitch’s last eroge. I mean seriously. I can’t stress this point enough.
Haru is a all around nice guy who gets swept away by the flow pretty easily, cave in to girls pretty much all of the time and also the character with the most common sense. His good buddy is the prince of Luparia (who happens to be a doujin artist). He’s hiding a few secrets. Also, freak when he’s determined.
The princess of the east, Phoenix country (yes wtf) who is invited to come over to Luparia for the ceremony because of her powers. Due to the dangers and that Tama-chan wants to experience a normal life, she enrolls to the same school Haru is in but hiding her identity. Acting as Haru’s little sister. Loves eating a lot. As she’s a princess closed in a “palace” forever, she doesn’t know a lot of things and causes trouble pretty often. 天然。
She’s like just out from kindergarten
ジル・グランシルト・ルリタニア(Jill Gransyrto Ruritania)
She’s the princess of Luparia. Also a student in the same school Haru goes to. 1 year younger than Haru. Tsundere with lotsa pride, being a princess and all. But she doesn’t really look like a princess so… well things happen. Blond twintail. Wait, can you consider this twintail… Hmmmm
Her troubled look is \o/
マリー・ロウランド (Malie Lawland)
The head of the student council like body in the school. Extremely playful. But friendly so everyone is friends with her. She’s the most cheerful girl in the game at least, but that may not always be the case. Malie \o/
Another guard who is assigned to protect Tama-hime. She’s very skilled with the sword, but is kinda a natural airhead and she’s not exactly very bright. Goes at her own pace a lot. Very pure, believes that the world is filled with nice/good things.
Really fun character all around
So I decided to change the system section since it seems rather pointless to write about the text box. So it’ll just be about the choices and what not. If need be, I will go into the actual systems if they impress or epicly fail to impress me.
So here’s the choice system. It resembles Giga’s choice system where you have the character portraits on the side and you choose the location. Extremely straight forward, keep choosing a particular person and you’ll get into her route.
Seems as though this eroge was made with the same engine as Suiheisen because the config is wayyyy too similar. Can anyone confirm this?
CG and Animation
I don’t think I need to say much over here. Art is as unique as ever, amazing coloring and blending. A very hand drawn feel. Don’t think any words can describe this so just… excellent.
What I really like this time round though, is the ridiculously cute SDs. They’re so amusing and just so… awwwwwwwwwwww.
Probably one of the few eroges where I would say the soundtrack is awesome. Classical european feel but has a touch of new age. Piano and the lot. Wonderful soundtrack with a good mix of different pieces for different moods.
The usual 3 H scene per character. Nothing close to maniacal. The H scenes aren’t terribly interesting though, going through the usual dere dere phase, penetration, expulsion, end. VA did do pretty decently for the acting, though Tama-hime sounded a little….. bored.
It is very unfortunate that littlewitch is going to be on halt. This eroge shows that they do still have the skill to impress and interest people with their eroge. All in all a good eroge to choose for the new releases. Nice art, interesting storyline and fun characters. What more do you need?