I wasn’t really for Zen, during the Casual route he just put me off a lot, and so I skipped him for Yoosung and Jaehee, but I kept being told he was a good route and was worth it, so I was like why not? Plus Cheritz is giving the Max Speed button for free if we finish the endings + after + secret endings till day 7, so down i went.
I must really say I was surprised by Zen. Once you enter his route, his narcissism drops and he turns into a lovey-dovey cuddle-bear. He was really sweet and made me aww a bunch of times with his calls and even messages. You could really tell how deep he went for the MC, and he was also a total savage to Echo Girl, gave me years of life from those put-downs!
His route didn’t have a lot of meat in terms of plot-related instances, mostly it was just about Zen, but it was a really good route to just enjoy the ride of the lovey-dovey moments. Plus you can totally tell that he’s one of those that turn stupid during romance and do all those stupid couple moments. I LOVE stupid couples, and they definitely are because they got really cute and sweet~!
Zen’s past was pretty sad, and I could see why he turned narcissistic in order to hide, it was just a mask to hide the fact he had low self-confidence and hurt. His mother was a crazy hoe that belittled him since young, calling him ugly and untalented, since he was born and his father and brother didn’t help at all. He also got taken pictures and people trying to touch him since young, which is JUST FUCKED UP.
You definitely need the After ending because otherwise you might feel disappointed it was only that for the ending.
After doing Zen, my theory that V dies in the routes where he disappears solidified in my mind. In Jaehee’s, V has been MIA for 6 months, in Zen’s he’s been MIA for 2 years. It just makes it very suspicious to me, and is standing out. But I repeat, IT’S MY OWN THEORY, AND NOT BASED ON ANY FACTS BESIDES THAT.
If I have a slight thing to point is that it wasn’t as mind-blowing as hyped, and there isn’t much character development when compared to Yoosung’s and Jaehee’s route, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying it regardless!