Amaterasu Blog

30Mar/107

11eyes ~Sin, Damnation and the Atonement Girl~ Review

Shounen epic cliche storm. You already know if you want to read this or not.

This game spams more tropes than I could ever link you to. So I won't keep trying. However, most of them are decently well executed, so this game actually rides a fine line between cliche storm and troperiffic, and how much you enjoy it will largely depend on how jaded you are and how much you like this particular genre. In fact, the game almost seems to be a direct rip-off of FSN at times, so how much you liked that is the only indicator you need.

Every character is, at first glance, a cookie-cutter persona you've seen a million times, but it isn't long before each one proves themselves well-rounded and believable. The writing style is also extremely generic, but the author is clever enough and has a large enough vocabulary that this is not a problem at all. Almost before finishing the prologue you can tell how most of the plot will unfold, but a large number of the details or smaller twists remain genuine surprises. Same for the fight scenes: it's usually obvious who'll win, but the fight itself is thoroughly enjoyable, partly because of the surprisingly good soundtrack and skilled handling of cgs and visual effects. Even the slice-of-life filler scenes are consistently amusing.

The bottom line is this: 11eyes does everything very well, but it does absolutely nothing extraordinary.

Score: 7.5/10

Polarization: Low (+/-1)

As with any trope-heavy work, there isn't a wide swath of plausible opinions. It's simply a question of whether being trope-heavy is a plus or a minus for you.

Routes/Endings Played: All