Snorri wrote:Overall, it was a good path, but not quite as good as Lilly's. The whole path was fairly stable, with no major ups or down. In the beginning I thought it was a bit difficult to see the difference between Misha's own words, and when translating Shizune's. But soon enough I learned how to see it. Shizune was an interesting character to say the least. ButI didn't feel much affection from her, which makes sense giving her personality and handicap. It felt more like Hisai and Shizune were more 'friends with benefits' rather than a couple. At some some points she cared more about her duties and work than herself and Hisai and Misha. However, I have only played three paths so far, but Shizune has the hottest sex scenes so far. Especially when they have sex in the class room.
Even though Misha is not one of the five girls you are meant to befriend and date, I'm glad she had a significant role in Shizune's path. You could say that the Shizune path is a twofer. Misha was a little annoying sometimes, but over time I began to appreciate her a lot more. When I saw the opening video for starting Shizune's path, and saw Misha observing Shizune and Hisao being happy together, Misha's smile faded, I knew there was going to be some sort of triangle drama between the three of them. I thought at first Misha was going to fall in love with Hisao, but I was a little surprised to learn that she in fact loves Shizune. I really disliked Misha's new hair cut. Her old one was not that good either, but the new was definitely something downhill. The short hair did not fit her at all. It felt like something was missing, unfinished.
I was very excited that Misha had her own sex scene, although I wish it could have been a little longer, and perhaps more intimate. A bit more feeling between them would be nice. Misha looked a bit bored. Also, her short pink hair made her look too similar to Rin. I don't believe Misha had sex with him to get back on Shizune. I got the feeling Misha was feeling lonely and miserable. She needed to be comforted. She could not have that comfort from Shizune, especially after she was rejected so long ago. So, she sought it from Hisao. I was a bit confused and surprised that Hisao barely did not think at all about the fact that he cheated on his girlfriend. Honestly, I think a better bad ending for Shizune would be she finds about what he did with Misha. It would be very dramatic. Imagine a mute girl crying. Delicious drama I say~ It could also help teaching guys (and girls) to be faithful and not fall for temptations, even when their friends need to be really comforted.
Shizune isn't mute - most deaf people do make noise/grunts while signing, but she makes a conscious decision to not vocalise (and I can't say her dad helped with that). I also think that rather than dare to cry in front of Hisao, she'd get Hanako
-levels of angry at the pair of them if she found out. Maybe even break her rule about throwing things.
It would have made for a more emotional and better bad ending though, I agree - maybe breaking down some of Shizune's 'walls' when it comes to raw emotion.
There wouldn't be much tenderness and affection between Hisao and Misha given the situation in her H-scene, and I feel that it'd be very out of place if there was. Misha doesn't love Hisao. Hisao doesn't love Misha. It was just ... confusing and awkward, and it was written to be that way, a bit like a 'rebound' but without the prior breakup. You're after it for your own benefit, not the other person's. There was a lot of confusion and negative feeling in the both of them, and I think Misha realised that sex (especially with your best friend's boyfriend - seriously, I went nuts at how Hisao doesn't acknowledge this
either) doesn't cure loneliness. Then again I pretty much hate Misha now, not only after what she did in Hanako's route (triggering a panic attack much?
), but what she did in Shizune's bad ending. That girl just does not
think, and in Shizune's bad ending she only ever seemed to think of herself - not of the best friend who she proclaims to LOVE SO MUCH OMG
Another point: I thought Misha was too overly melodramatic. I'm a girl, I've had unrequited love before, and yes, it sucks - but I also have a hard time thinking of something that bad that a rejected confession causes actual emotional trauma. Oh please, spare me. Shizune still wanted to be Misha's friend and still liked her as a person, I really don't get why Misha suddenly got so angsty over it. Plenty more fish in the sea, etc.