Visual Novel Review: Skights II

7/20/2014

In the far away land of Sugaria, where peppermint princes, knights in shining chocolate and other sugary delights delve, three girls one day encounter mysterious magical objects in the enchanted forests of Strawberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate woods. Decide their fate and destiny as they venture throughout the vast lands of Sugaria.

Skights II is the second episode in the Skights series. It features the servant girl from the Vanilla kingdom, Nessie.

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And I was really excited when I saw it posted on LSF, hahaha, since like I said in my first post about Skights, Nessie is my favorite character.

Anyway, like the first Skights episode, I absolutely loved this, in all its beauty and cuteness!


CHARACTERS

skights II visual novel review

NESSIE
I have to admit, I may be a little biased here, hahaha, because she is my favorite out of the three main characters of Skights. But that's because Nessie, I mean Vanessa, is so down to earth and simple. I really like her. Haha. She suffers from a terrible unrequited love though, and thinks that she's not beautiful because no one has ever told her before. Which is sad, since I think she's the prettiest out of the three. Hahaha. After what happened in this visual novel, I'm now expecting a major character development, since like PL said, she is pretty... weak. I'm hoping for a stronger Vanessa, like when she stood up to those bullies. With PL in her life-- and her new title-- I hope she learns how to stand up for herself. And for PL too! *winks*

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COLIN
I really loved him back in the first Skights episode, but I'm starting to dislike him now, especially when I played Prince Lysander's path. He seems like a really insensitive guy. I mean, I thought he and Nessie were friends?! So why on Sugaria didn't he take her side? If they've been friends for so long, then he should have known that Nessie can't have done what those mean girls have been accusing her of. Plus I just don't like him. He seems to be hiding something evil. I am like an open book when it comes to myself, so I don't always appreciate people who hide their true self from others. Especially when they're hiding something bad. Like Colin.

However, if you play Colin's route you'll see that he's a pretty sweet guy, even if he's such a jerk in PL's route. I still like PL better though, since he's still a nice guy even in Colin's path. I like those guys, the genuinely nice ones. Haha. I don't like it when they're just nice in their own path. Besides, Colin was hiding something even in his own path. Argh, the jerk is still a jerk.

skights II visual novel review

PRINCE LYSANDER
Ahh, another extremely squeal-worthy character. These guys are popping up like crazy nowadays, and I'm not complaining! Haha. Remember when I said yesterday that Peter from Rhyme or Reason made me squeal so much? Well, Prince Lysander did too. Aside from being a jet-black hottie with red eyes, he's also quite a gentleman, aside from the fact that he did say super harsh words to Nessie. I hope he doesn't turn out like Colin though. :3 Someone I liked before, who had turned into a jerk after a while. I mean, at least PL's words helped her a bit.

++LIKES++
+ Of course, the awesome art is still there, as expected, hahaha, so I don't really think I need to mention it anymore. Still, I will, because the art is really wonderful. The backgrounds are just super lovely, I swear.

skights II visual novel review

+ The story is still so beautifully hooking. I couldn't stop reading, haha, even just to make notes for this visual novel. I mean, everything just falls into place, and I especially like how the story progresses. I seriously can't wait for the next episode.

+ Transitions, transitions. I love the animation here. :)

+ The sound effect! Hey, I don't think I noticed it that much in the first Skights episode, but I liked the sounds here. Especially that awesome music in the garden scene! Awww. So lovely~

+ THE CGS! Those mind-numbing freakin' CGs! Oh gosh, I want more! Please, please. Hahaha. I can't get enough of Nessie and Prince Lysander, huhuhuhu. <3 They are just so freakin' adorable. (I'm not posting them here though, hahaha, you guys better play the game to see it! Swear, it's worth it. Haha!)

skights II visual novel review

+ Omg, SKIGHTS. Skights. My goodness, that was clever. Hahaha. This story is so deliciously good, I swear. Argh, hahaha, it's so awesome. :) This is why I love fairytale stories so much.

+ This is a personal like, hahaha, but I really want to mention it. Did you know that you can save images from this visual novel? Haha, just right-click and you can save the image. It's really awesome and it makes my job easier, as a reviewer. :D I don't have to crop out my screenshots anymore, which is kinda troublesome sometimes. :)

--DISLIKES--
- I found a pretty huge dislike for me in this episode. Actually, Skights II has two paths, Skights II-A and Skights II-B. You get Colin's path if you go for II-B, and you get both his and Prince Lysander's path if you go for II-A. So I realized... it that always how it's gonna be? You'll only choose the route you want? For this episode it's okay, because after the game, you're pointed to the next path. But what if the obtainables are not known yet, like with the other main characters? Does that mean you have to do an eenie-meenie-miney-mo on the paths? Or do they get no obtainable?! :o It's a pretty big problem for me as a reader, if you ask me. After all, the creator can't just always say, "Okay, this path is for this guy, and this path is for this guy." It takes away the element of surprise.

- There seems to be a problem with the skip button? :o After skipping a few times, the screen just turned black and I can't press any button anymore. Not even restart. :(

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- Aside from that, I found no other real dislikes. Hahaha. The writing actually got a little better from the last time. I mean the writing itself, okay, and not the story. Hahaha. The story has been beautiful ever since the first episode. :)

Anyway, that's it! :) I give this 8/10 strawberries, which is... okay, higher than before, haha. But that's because most of my other gripes with the first episode have been smoothed out here, so... yeah. I'm not biased just because I like Nessie! Hahaha. This is seriously a better episode than before.

skights II visual novel review

You can play this game online here, no download required. Oh, and that's Path A, the once containing both Colin and Prince Lysander's paths.


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