GiseIIe

The Waters Above: Prelude fantasy prequel free kinetic novel very short (< 2 hours) en

あああああああああああ! This is the prequel of a vn that is still in the works and I'm so glad I tried this now instead of succumbing to my usual habit of waiting. It consists of four very short stories which are hella cute and yuri. It's made by the people behind Heart of the Woods and the writer for Highway Blossoms. Despite the cuteness overload, the story still manages to get dark.

The art style is mostly colorful and bright and you can choose whether to have standard ADV text or floating textboxes, which I have a fondness for. It reminds me a lot of Littlewitch's games style which I'll always love.

The only flaws I found were a couple of textboxes going too fast, forgetting to stay put in place for me to read—I'm hoping the next game won't have such a bug; and if I'm not wrong, a character's name never happens to be used during conversations in the whole game, so the only way to know it is by enabling ADV mode. Anyway, to avoid future confusion, the star is called Apple, you're welcome.

Description

A giant dome called the Vault of Heaven covers the earth, separating it from the vast ocean of the heavens. In this world, sea nymphs care for the stars in the sky, dedicating their lives to it.

However, magic is fading, the stars are dying, and no one knows why. No one even speaks of it, carrying on like they have for tens of thousands of years, as if nothing has changed.
In these circumstances, three sea nymphs and the living embodiment of a star struggle to find meaning in their lives and their fading world.

Screenshots

read from left to right!

even the GUI is on point

ellie02

Aw, sweet. Nice to see someone on here talk about this VN. I still have to finish it, but your post reminded me that I should probably hop on it again soon.

It reminds me a lot of Littlewitch’s games style which I’ll always love.

And I’ve never heard of this^ Is this where the screenshot is from or something else? Littlewitch Romanesque: Editio Regia on Steam? If that’s the one, and there’s some cute & good wlw romance in it, time to wishlist then.

GiseIIe

You should finish it since it’s very very short!

Yes, that screenshot is from Littlewitch Romanesque, Littlewitch is the name of the (defunct) developer.
You won’t like this, unfortunately their games aren’t wlw, and mostly have loli heroines.
That Littlewitch Romanesque steam edition is censored and for all ages, and it is a cute game with a dice minigame, although please be advised there are still fanservice scenes (they’re randomized) that irked me a lot. I never thought I would say this in my life, but I wish they had censored it MORE to make a more appropriate all ages version.

You know what is cute and has good wlw romance in it? The Flowers series. Up until now two out of four games have been translated, these games are so pretty.

ellie02

Oh gosh, thank you for the heads up about Littlewitch Romanesque. And the original version of this game intentionally has nudity? The main characters look like (are canonically?) little girls already. I think I’ll strongly pass on that.

And will keep an eye out for the Flowers series instead. Which is honestly seems more what I’d enjoy, since it’s not sexualized and the girls somewhat actually look like people. 😅Plus, I agree with you, the artstyle is already pretty :)

GiseIIe
And the original version of this game intentionally has nudity?

It’s not nudity I’d worry about, but the sex scenes 🤣 Apart from the two students, all the other romanceable women are and do look like adults at least.

YEAH, Flowers is really pretty! the opening song is ❤️

ellie02

It’s not nudity I’d worry about, but the sex scenes 🤣

:o OH GOD. That’s even worse and gross (if it involves the little girls 😳). Why do some people (including the ‘developers’ themselves)… what.. ah.. I just.. Well, thank you again for another heads up about it.

And thanks again for the Flowers series suggestion! Already had wishlisted some time ago, but it’s good to hear someone else bring it up.

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GiseIIe

Yeah… I know, it saddened me a lot :( I feel like every time I find out something new that excites me, I bring bad luck to it!! :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((