Originally posted on my Tumblr
Here on WordPress, I focus more on the studying side of things with otome games and so I played Amnesia (Memories) and I absolutely hated Ikki with the fire of a thousand suns. Maybe it’s because he’s a playboy, maybe it’s because all his actions were manipulative (emotionally specially), maybe it was his fuck girls that bugged me to no end, or maybe it’s that he’s a double faced bastard.
Sorry but Medusa eyes that make girls fall for you at first glance is hardly a major problem to have, and all he had to do was have the cojones to tell them to piss off and go die in a ditch instead of bullying and assaulting the MC, plus his acting cold, detached and like a piece of shit when he was in front of then.
Sorry, but just because he has a slightly tragic back story does not mean he gets to be apologised and sympathised with. I also felt his “trying to protect” statements were ludicrous when all he had to do was interfere and say he didn’t want a fanclub, and for them to go bug someone else. But of course that’s not what he does, nope.
He gives all these excuses to the MC, once they’re alone and nobody can hear or see what they’re doing /coughs, which made me so angry I almost threw my PSP. I didn’t react like this to Toma, maybe because I was warned and knew more or less what was going to happen, but Ikki was clearly a douchebag and nobody warned me he was trying to manipulate her.
Countless times he told her to look in his eyes to see if his powers worked on her, and no matter how you paint it, that’s super manipulative of him. I don’t care if his powers don’t work on her, that’s not the point! The point is he motherfucking tried it either way!
In the end, I found him even more despicable than Toma. Maybe Toma gained some bonus points for having a shota CG, and I’m super weak to shota self’s/versions of characters and which is why best boy is Orion and then Kent and then Shin, then Ukyo, then Toma, then Ikki.
But mind you, Toma was a dirt bag too. I was just prepared and laughed my way through his whole route once his drugging and caging started. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt, because it was ridiculous. Applying logic, there was no way he could’ve found a dog cage that easily or transported like that without anyone seeing it. Plus Shin not coming by more often was dubious. I felt like Toma’s route needed a huge amount of suspension of disbelief, which I don’t have. So it ended with me finding it ridiculous and hilarious.
Though I’ll say this: there’s a reason Toma doesn’t much show in all the other routes, we all know Toma wouldn’t let her date anyone but him or Shin. So the true ending is a sandwich of her with Shin and Toma. Shin keeps crazy Toma in check, and so it balances out, hurray! Ｏ(≧∇≦)Ｏ
The reason I’m talking about Ikki, is because Toma is rather well known as problematic, yet no one seems to find Ikki problematic or warn them.
Let me reintegrate that if had Amnesia been a R18 game Toma and Ikki would’ve had the rape routes, considering they tried it on bad endings. So fuck them.