Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ First Impressions ๐ŸŽ„โœจ

Playing this fandisc is obviously bittersweet. Itโ€™s the last one, no more Code: Realize after this. A tremendous amount of love was poured into all of the artwork and CGs for this last game, and it is evident all around.

This post contains spoilers for Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ soโ€ฆ donโ€™t read it if you plan to play it!!

I actually got a little choked up at the welcome screenโ€ฆ

Van looked especially cute on the start screen. Of course I had to begin with him.

I should say that when I originally played the first two games, I hid Cardia (the MCโ€™s) portrait. Her face kind of annoyed me. It was so expressionless. Which, there was a story-related reason for, but it bothered me in the first fandisc too, not just the original game. Itโ€™s the only otome in which Iโ€™ve wanted to hide the MCโ€™s face. I found her more expressive in many of the CGs though.

Her portrait has been refined a little, I think, for Wintertide Miracles. The changes arenโ€™t huge, but sheโ€™s more expressive, sweeter, I donโ€™t know. This time I really loved seeing her faces in the little portrait, and, well, in general. And Van himself looked amazing.

Then there was little tsundere Finis. God how I love him. Heโ€™s so sweet yet so true to his character in the original game. I want to eat him up.

As you go around town, you get to meet characters from the other two games, even Shirley. That was a nice touch.

The Christmas decorations at the mansion were lovely too. Iโ€™m really in the perfect mood to play this now, and so glad I held off all year for the holiday season. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ„

All in all the Christmas story with Van was sweet. As far as the content itself, it wasnโ€™t my favorite side story with him ever (I loved Future Blessings SO MUCH) but I still enjoyed it tremendously. Visually itโ€™s just so stunning, and Iโ€™m looking forward to the bonus beach scenario. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’ฆ

Also, I wasnโ€™t expecting sudden ass so immediately after the romance of the above scene. LOL.

Thatโ€™s all Iโ€™ve got to share for now, I may or may not post more if I have a chance, Iโ€™d like to at least share my thoughts on Saint Gโ€™s story (which Iโ€™m currently playing) and also Impeyโ€™s since they are my second and third faves. Thanks for reading!

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