Hello, everyone! It’s time for another fourth-wall breaking Let’s Play. We’ll be going with one of the suggestions given by Arkhane. I was hoping to play one of the others on the list, but since it wasn’t working, I’m jumping into (P)lanets – the life of normalcy has ended!
It’s a free visual novel game classed as school-life comedy and mild sci-fi. It’s also an otome, which means one of the goals of the game is to help the main character get with a boy. Let’s begin!
The Let’s Players
Barium of the Vi
Night of the Vi
A member of the Vi. Romanceable in War: 13th Day and the upcoming War (X Playing Pieces). Labeled as the bad boy in War: Valentine Edition.
Onyx of the Vi
The war chief of the Vi. He’s an important character in War: 13th Day, as well as a romance option in War: Valentine Edition and War (X Playing Pieces).
Barium: Hello, everyone! You know who else should be here? My brother. He’s a member of the Vi, too. A pretty important one, I’d say.
Night: Well then, invite him.
Barium: I did, but he says he’s too busy for something like this. If you ask me, he just doesn’t want to play a game meant for girls.
Night: But apparently, we do.
Barium: Well, the heroine’s cute.
Barium: See? Who wouldn’t want to help a girl like this?
Night: She does have nice hair. It kind of looks like she just rolled out of bed.
Onyx: She was asleep in class. Her name is Kazuoki Marin, a second-year high schooler.
Barium: Yes, go on and narrate for us, Onyx. No, I’m only kidding.
Barium: All right. The teacher’s mad at her for sleeping in class.
Night: Bad student.
Barium: Hmm…I wonder if she’s a bad teacher. I like the glimpses of sexiness she has in her outfit…
Onyx: She runs into her friend in the hallway.
Barium: A boy who dresses like a girl.
Barium: Oh no! She’s falling.
Night: Too bad we can’t catch her.
Barium: She’s all right. She wakes up in the infirmary…where she seems to be hearing their thoughts? Oh, the plot thickens.
Night: And these two are her parents.
Barium: Hmm…you know, the dad looks like someone who would make a good drinking partner.
Night: What makes you say that?
Barium: There’s just something about the way he carries himself. He looks like someone who knew how to have fun in his younger days.
Barium: I stand corrected. He shouldn’t be calling his daughter or his wife a klutz.
Night: Maybe he means it lovingly. Kazuoki did look cute tripping down the stairs.
Barium: You can’t see it, reader, but I’m shaking my head at him.
Night: I don’t think we’re supposed to address the reader.
Barium: Why not? It’d be rude for a host to ignore their guests, wouldn’t it? Hahaha!
Barium: Oh, we don’t get to see how the nurse looks? Too bad.
Night: Even if she’s thinking something rather nasty?
Barium: She’s just tired and overworked. You know, I imagine she looks something like the teacher we saw earlier.
Night: I’m thinking of Nurse Joy.
Barium: Who’s Nurse Joy?
Onyx: The next day at school, Kazuoki Marin continues to hear others’ thoughts.
Night: Oh, it seems like someone made it to second base last night.
Barium: Only second base? That’s nothing.
Barium: Oh, the teacher’s back. She’s worried about little Kazuoki. I would be, too.
Barium: Someone’s standing in front of her house. Maybe he has a crush on her?
Night: She seems worried he’ll mug her.
Barium: Really? He doesn’t really look like a thief. Then again, you never know.
Onyx: Kazuoki Marin is unable to read his thoughts. The boy informs her that she is a psychic and he comes from Planets, a school for psychics.
Onyx: He introduces himself as Kaius.
Night: Kazuoki’s going to the Planets academy and that’s final.
Barium: This new guy’s going to be teleporting them there, huh?
Barium: And this is the principal of Planets. He has those strange things on his face again. Kind of like Zhou Wu, remember?
Night: I wasn’t there, but you told me about him. He said he needed them.
Barium: Yes, but I’m not sure why. It still seems like some sort of fashion statement.
Night: Would you wear one?
Barium: If a pretty woman asked me.
Barium: Kaius has to show Kazuoki around the school, and he’s walking too fast for the poor lady. Oh, we get to make a choice! Do you want to stop here?
Night: Because it’s such a dramatic cliffhanger.
Barium: Haha, yes. But if you want us to make a particular choice, reader, let us know. We’ll be happy to oblige.
Night: Kind of defeats the purpose of a Let’s Play, doesn’t it?
Barium: Not really. We’re still playing the game.
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