Amayakase: Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend Review – Wholesome Maybe

    Title: Amayakase: Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend
    Developer: monoceros+
    Release Date: October 25, 2019
    Reviewed On: PS4
    Publisher: JAST USA
    Genre: eroge

I typically like to put in a little intro to my reviews as a nice lead into what I’m going to write about. However, I think the title of the monoceros+ developed eroge Amayakase: Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend speaks for itself. So without taking up any more of your time let’s head on over to the review.

Amayakase: Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend begins rather quickly and introduces a nameable protagonist who is feeling the weight of his career and everyday life. One evening he arrives at home to find a girl at his doorstep. It turns out she is your niece and her name is Amayakase. Your sister is out of town and requests that she stay with you for a while. Now, I’m sure you can guess where this is going and if you’re wondering if something wholesome will come of it then you’re reading the wrong review.

Over the next few days, the protagonist shares information about his stressful day and one night he is caught attempting to relieve himself. So, Amayakase offers to help him out and their relationship grows from there. The story bits of this title only make up about 25 minutes of this hour-long game, but it does enough to establish why the protagonist feels attached to Amayakase and why she wishes to help him. However, the L-word is dropped rather quickly in the story, which didn’t really fit the situation at the time.

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The sub-title is “Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend”, so you’d expect Amayakase to be pampered in this title. However, that’s really not the case and its the protagonist who is being spoiled throughout the game. He’s likable for the most part, but nothing special and the only thing he truly offers Amayakase is his bed. Strangely, they are actually both at fault for them hooking up in the first place so the blame can’t be put on either of them, they’re both just airheaded.

The story that is present in Amayakase: Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend and has its moments, but the developer clearly knew that’s not what everyone is here for. Still, they set up a good foundation for the story and characters to make the experience more immersive.

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Being a budget title, there is a lot of content here in terms of CGs and scenarios. Although most of the visual novel takes place in the protagonist’s apartment, they squeeze out every inch of the place to be the backdrop for a romantic encounter so the variety is there. I’d say that 3/4 of this visual novel are h-scenes that don’t contain mosaics. They are well-illustrated for the most part and generally focus more on Amayakase than the faceless protagonist.

The music is forgettable for the most, but the voiced audio is excellent. It’s those little things that make the game appear to be a higher-quality. As for extras and options, everything is here that visual novel fans would expect. Although this is a short story, there is a ton of difference customizable options to fine-tune your reading experience.

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Amayakase: Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend is a linear experience that comes and goes but does exactly what it is meant to do. The developer set up a nice relationship between two people who clearly have dependency issues and made it work out between them. Regardless if they are family, Amayakase believes her feelings for the protagonist are real and don’t allow anything to come between that. If that’s not honorable, I don’t know what is. Without pushing the boundaries of the genre too much, Amayakase: Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend is a romantic eroge that knows its audience.

A review copy of the title was provided by the publisher for review purposes

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Azario Lopez

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