Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Feb 262020
 

The next visual novel on my list to play was one I’d been interested in for a while, Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-.

This visual novel doesn’t feature multiple character routes, but it isn’t a kinetic novel, either. There are choices to make and two different endings based on a choice near the end.

Now, I really thought this was a romance story when I picked it for today’s review, but it isn’t.

You might be able to read some romance into it if you squint, but really it’s a story about non-romantic relationships and moral questions regarding androids. It still has love as a core theme, so it’s kinda like when I reviewed Tacoma during my horror month.

Set in a future where androids have become an accepted part of life, this visual novel places you in the role of an android-hating teenager who would prefer to live without such things.

When he finds a broken-down android named Lucy in a local junkyard, he takes her home and soon begins questioning what differences there really are between a human and an android that acts like a human.

It starts out as a sweet story with some funny moments, but I was surprised by just how emotional Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For- gets. Some parts were quite upsetting, and it was worth playing through for the true ending to see the final resolution that wraps up the plot.

So while it isn’t romance, and while there might be a lot of questioning-robot-sentience stories out there already, Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For- is a good choice if you like those sorts of things and want an emotional story.

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  2 Responses to “Celebrating All Things Romantic: Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For-”

  1. This one actually sounds pretty intriguing. And it’s almost a relief that they didn’t decide to bog down the story with potentially-unnecessary romance. So, too bad for your romance month, but probably better for the game’s plot 😛

    • There are a few points where it feels like it’s heading in that direction (ex. characters warning the protagonist to remember that an android isn’t a human and that falling in love with one would be dangerous) but never quite goes there.

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