A visual novel about gay asian girls playing baseball and falling in love.
- harold they're lesbians*
- 3-4 hours long
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I accidentally took a class with my least favorite professor for a second time Spring 2018. I had taken rhetorical studies with him Spring 2017 and it was the worst class of my entire college career. When I arrived in class January 2018 and saw this professor my heart sunk. His classes were boring and unfocused. I played Butterfly Soup during this second class, and it was infinitely better than listening to this professor drone on. I didn't play it with sound on because I was in class, but the game was so good without sound that I didn't feel like I needed it.
Perhaps most notable for its cast, who are so goddamn extra I couldn't help but be endeared to them, even as the humor threatened to swerve into 'wow, so quirky!' That being said, the story they inhabit is woefully disjointed, bouncing between buffooneries and serious subject matter which isn't meaningfully addressed. The resolution of the story is sweet and delightful but left major subplots unaddressed. Even as I yearn for a more balanced narrative featuring these characters, I can still celebrate this game as a product independent creator's vision, discussing marginalized intersectional identities. Absolutely still worth checking out.
Visual novel focusing on topics of growing up, gender identity, sexual orientation, anxiety, stereotypical terrible Asian parents, and some baseball. I really didn't like the beginning but liked it more as it went on, it can do a good job bringing up it's subjects. I didn't really like any of the characters but Diya partly from more characterization for her than most of the other three characters, her less overblown ridiculous moments, and focus on her anxiety. I'm not a fan of the more ridiculous moments which basically all come from one character but I think that's equaled out by the enjoyment I get from seeing stories focused on women or groups not usually focused on or my enjoyment of seeing women not date men. It's short with a sudden ending. Choices aren't really necessary. Little time is spent with one of the main characters when it comes to her family, past, or any changes she goes through.