Do not read this if you’re under 18.
Story: 7/10 & Characters: 10/10
The 10th installment in the Sono Hanabira series yet again features my two favorite characters, Shizuku and Eris. This time, since they are already in a relationship, this game focuses on their everyday life as well as some special occurrences, such as their first date, their club activities, and also some situations in which Shizuku shows her jealous side.
Since this is an eroge, you can yet again expect a lot of sex scenes. In fact, expect a sex scene every 10 or 15 minutes, because that’s basically what will happen, but more about that later.
First things first. Since this couple is my absolute favorite SonoHana couple and also one of my Top 10 favorite yuri couples in general, I was expecting a lot from this game. Luckily, it didn’t disappoint. It’s actually quite the opposite.
While the first game, Tenshi no Hanabira Zome, showed how their relationship was established, there was something missing for me. They got together without having interacted much with each other. And while this is, of course, “only” a short eroge game, it still felt as if they got into the relationship without really knowing each other at all.
Lily Platinum, however, shows just how perfectly these two match each other, and I was missing exactly that in their first game. For Shizuku, who is both a perfectionist, as well as a real bad case of a tsundere, being in a relationship can be really hard sometimes. But since she’s with Eris, who is so open with her feelings and even forceful, in a very weird way, this just works.
Also, in this game, we see some nice relationship development. While Shizuku was scolding Eris almost nonstop when they first met, even when they got together, she still couldn’t really show her feelings and kept them inside rather than revealing them in any way. This time however, Shizuku is far more open with her feelings, and even though she is still a tsundere, she doesn’t lose her cool that easily anymore. It’s kind of like she learned how to handle Eris, who on the other hand, handles her own feelings in an even more open way than before.
It also seems as if she mastered the art of getting Shizuku out of bad moods, and she even learned how to fake some tears to get her girlfriend to forgive her even faster for acting inappropriately. But even so, she’s still an airhead most of the time. However, she now not only revealed her manipulative side, but she sometimes also goes a little too far with the way she even plays around with poor Shizuku. But then again, this is also part of the reason why this pairing is just so awesome.
On the internet, I already read that this game is supposedly not as good as the first one, but I object. It’s probably because I already love this pairing so much that this game feels so great, so for me, this one is just as great as the first one~
During the first 10 minutes alone, I already had the biggest grin on my face, simply because of the cute and hilarious way these two interact with each other. God, I love this pairing so much that it’s starting to become unhealthy….
Music: 7/10 & Voices: 10/10
The music is just the same as in all the other SonoHana games. Since the first few installments, the only thing that really changed is the fact that they added in a few more tracks.
As I said in my review about Tenshi no Hanabira Zome, Eris and Shizuku’s voices are 100% perfect for these characters, and I simply love them~
But in this game, I have a feeling as if the voice acting got even better, especially in Shizuku’s case. Really, it’s just so nice listening to them, and I’m not even talking about the sex scenes. Also, remember the side characters in the first game that were voiced so painfully slow that you just skipped over whatever they had to say? This time, they completely changed that, and I’m so happy about it.
Yet again, I think I don’t have to justify why I gave such a high rating. But as always, look for yourself:
Maybe it’s just me, but did the H-scenes in this game get shorter? Maybe they added in more than they did in other games and thus had to make them shorter, or maybe I’m just imagining things. Other than that, nothing much changed. This whole game feels like Tenshi no Hanabira Zome, after the two got together. It’s an endless stringing together of sex scenes. Don’t get me wrong, in most cases I enjoyed them, because these two characters are simply way too cute to resist, but then again, it feels like sex happens every few minutes, and that’s just too much.
Ah, well. I guess I just want to say that I don’t think it would be bad to actually wait for new sex scenes a bit longer, because in this game, the feeling of anticipation is completely missing. Still, the H-scenes are, as expected, just as great as they were in the first game, but feel just a little shorter, in my opinion.
Total Enjoyment: 9.5/10
Lily Platinum makes a perfect sequel to the already great game that is Tenshi no Hanabira Zome. The only few things that irritated me a little is the fact that the sex scenes really happen too frequently, and also, the fact that this game doesn’t have a real climax or even a real problem that needs to be solved. And while this didn’t bother me much, I’m sure there are others who see this differently.
All in all, I can only say that this game just confirms my already endless love for Shizuku and Eris. Also, don’t forget about the new game, Anata ni Chikaku Ai, that was released today!