Ok, after a day to digest things, here are some of my thought on the Route (again).
First about the issue about Emi being 'too easy' sexually or teh fact that she had sex before (yeah, I am totally going there!).
This just wrong. So the girl knows what she wants, has experience, is confident about her sexuality and believes (imho) that sex is an important part of a healthy romantic relationship. So what?
I mean, come one. Both of them are young, their hormone levels are throught he roof and they are both horny. Stuff happens and both are happy (until shit hits the fan). Hisao is one lucky bastard to have someone who knows what she's doing and can teach him a thing or two (or three or four or...).
Yeah, sure there is the issue about her also using sex to dodge the subject but that doesn't make her a slut or anything like that.
And hey, Hisao wasn't bothered by it and I recon most of the people playing the game are older than he is. So go suck it up and be a proper adult.
About that anal bit... yeah, not so sure what to think about that. I remember someone saying something along the lines of 'The scene was definitely written by someone who had sex before. Couples will experiment and sometimes those experiments don't turn out so well'. Something like that. So, Hisao and Emi learned that anal sex just isn't the thing for them
Makes a lot
sense to me but still... the scene feels kinda forced.
About the two ways to the good ending:
Made a save before the choice and played through both ways. I must say, the 'wrong' choice (Go after her
) feels more fleshed out than the 'right' one (talk to her mother
). That being said, I like Hisao's speeches from both paths. It really shows how much he cares for Emi and that he will stop at nothing to help her (help herself). If that darned Mountain is in the way, then fuck that mountain, he will make it GONE! WITH SCIENCE!
You hear me mountain?! You are going down!
The good ending: Loved it. Makes me feel happy everytime I think about it.
The bad ending: Didn't get that one and I am not sure whether or not I would be able to stomach it. So for now, I wont try it out.
So far, I prefer Rin's route over Emi's route. Emi's route was good. With a capital... GOOD! She's a sweet girl and being with her is definitely good for Hisao.
But as I said before, it didn't manage to grip me and keep me glued to the screen like Rin's route did. That emotional rollercoaster with Rin was like nothing I ever experienced before and left me incredibly happy but also extremely drained and exhausted when the credits rolled.
I think that it was probably too soon to start another route. Will be more clever this time and wait till I go for Shizune. Get my head sorted out, digest everything. Because, I'll be honest: Seeing Rin only as a secondary character in this Route hurt. A lot. Funny how this VN can make you feel this way...