Been a while since I played an interactive novel for 3 straight hours. And it's worth it.
The writing is witty and interesting, the choices always give you a moments pause because oh, that one seems like a good idea while that other one will get me where I'm aiming while that third one screams horrid fun.
I like that each complete playthrough adds to the title screen (oh, and achievements obviously but who collects them these days?) which gives me a sense of fulfillment after each playthrough.
And thank the Gods for the skip function or those 3hrs would have been much longer and really all I wanted was Perrault (Still didn't get the ending I wanted but I know where I went wrong and oh gods why did I only save once?)
But yes, multiple endings, each with a little 'and so the story ends' because if there's one thing I appreciate (other than skip functions and swordsmen with way too many belts) it's finding out what happens to the story AFTER I've clicked my way through it amidst giggles.
My one annoyance is the ball scene. The next line is kind of a spoiler, I guess?
Regardless of the choices you make, it doesn't change because Cinders will still dance with His Lordship, who'll flirt and she'll smirk and coo 'tell me more darling' while I sit here wondering if she's forgotten her dear Captain's poetry already.
Maybe if I make more drastic choices it'll change, but I doubt it.
That said, that's honestly an incredibly minor detail (because skip function. I may mention this a lot but have you ever played an interactive novel without one? Don't.) and as above, the writing and endings definitly calls for replays.
Plus I kinda wanna see if I can get the girls on good terms because ho boy would that be an awesome ending (please be an awesome ending)
This is definitly a game I'd recommend to those that enjoy a good story, witty text and a pretty art style.
It's Cinderella, but with more spunk, a good dose of sass and less frolicking vermin.
I should have started with that.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go laugh about a well-respected guardsman making odd animal noises in the bushes.