Yes, I’ve actually managed to play for more than five minutes of the game, and I have to say that Nursery Rhyme is pretty good! Yay for Lump of Sugar, and yay for their first title! Admittedly I haven’t gone very far into the game, as I’m still on June 4 and have yet to pick whose route I would go with. But so far, it’s been really, really fun! It’s somewhat charming in its simplicity and slice-of-life moments, and despite the whole elf-human-lycan races and that their world contains magic, those aspects aren’t emphasized much or stand out as much as you think. It’s pretty…routine, but not in a boring way!
I’m actually confused as to who to go first! Makina and Yukina, the twins, are totally adorable (sorry, but no twincest for those who were expecting it), as they’re total opposites of each other such that they’re actually very complementary of each other. There’s also the osananajimi factor, which really plays a lot in how I chose which heroine route to go down on. But Teita has a lot of things going for her – blonde, tsundere, and an ojousama to boot! Kururu is also awesome, seeing as she’s quite an interesting character with a delicious flat chest talking meigurumi sidekick, with a foul mouth to boot. Their manzai dialogues with each other, while predictable due to the boke-tsukkomi humor, is still rather amusing, though I wish those portions had some sound effects to further emphasize the violence.
Sadly, Rin doesn’t pique my curiosity as much as the other characters even though her seiyuu is Noriko Rikimaru, whose most recent memorable role was Mashiro (!!!!!)! Despite her awesome voice actress, her character is just too uninteresting for me, and it’s just too bad. That and I’m not really into elf characters much, so it’s quite a shame. I don’t know if her route is actually worth it, but if it is, don’t hesitate to tell me!
Now, who to choose between Makina, Yukina, Teita and Kururu? As of the moment, Teita’s ranking has increased dramatically as she’s started acting less tsuntsun around Shizuma, and seeing her blush makes her look too cute. Argh, tsundere charm critical hit!
Also, thanks again to Mister Merryweather and his comments regarding Nursery Rhyme, as it’s really played a huge part in reviving my interest in this title. Without it, I might have completely forgotten about this game! I’m actually enjoying this one more than Princess Lover at the moment, though I know have to get back on that title sometime soon. Along with Kamipani, Fortune Arterial and Yoakena, especially since a new Yoakena title has been announced!