Update Three Hundred and Forty-Five: 7 November 2019
Hmmm. You know, I might be falling out of love with ebi-hime’s work. The last couple of hers that I’ve read haven’t quite clicked with me, and, unfortunately, Empty Horizons continues the trend.
Long-time artist and collaborator SillySelly is continuing to improve and tighten up her painting style, which is lovely to see, and the UI is similarly unique and fitting the story… but the story itself…
It just doesn’t… DO anything. GO anywhere. I’m not expecting there to be a big moral of the story every time, but once the story plays out… the story does play out. This game is missing an element, just one, to augment the story and give it an interesting kind of tension, to have it, I dunno, SAY something.
I’m a sucker for people who bicker and eventually fall in love, but Mirielle and Lyon… just… don’t… they don’t seem to actually LIKE each other, or they only like each other because the VN demands it. So if the story is weak, and the romance doesn’t work very well…
It was an okay time, just ultimately disappointing. Hopefully my tastes will align with ebi-hime again soon - regardless, I’ll still keep supporting her when I can.
See you soon!