Playing this fandisc is obviously bittersweet. It’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~ so… don’t read it if you plan to play it!!
I actually got a little choked up at the welcome screen…
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 MC’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. It’s the only otome in which I’ve wanted to hide the MC’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 aren’t huge, but she’s more expressive, sweeter, I don’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. He’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. I’m really in the perfect mood to play this now, and so glad I held off all year for the holiday season. 😊🎄
All in all the Christmas story with Van was sweet. As far as the content itself, it wasn’t my favorite side story with him ever (I loved Future Blessings SO MUCH) but I still enjoyed it tremendously. Visually it’s just so stunning, and I’m looking forward to the bonus beach scenario. 👀💦
Also, I wasn’t expecting sudden ass so immediately after the romance of the above scene. LOL.
That’s all I’ve got to share for now, I may or may not post more if I have a chance, I’d like to at least share my thoughts on Saint G’s story (which I’m currently playing) and also Impey’s since they are my second and third faves. Thanks for reading!