Five out of five stars. Believe me, this is the best game I've played on itch.io so far! Specifically the best visual novel. It doesn't have to rely on romance as its main point to be good, it focuses on the next best thing - friendship! This game is so heartwarming and sometimes hits home. I love it. It was also such a creative idea to set the game based in the same location as one of the developers' previous games "so obscure;". It makes me want to attend Happy Valley High! I also adore the many references to Reflections On The River. Royal Turnip?! All the characters are the best as expected. Mimi is so optimistic and we should declare her as the queen of puns. By the way, I couldn't stop laughing at this at the time - HYDRATION NATION. Becca's a cool friend from back home. Sami is a sweetheart and she's way more lovable when deciding to take her route. Melissa's a cool friend when hanging out with Sami. Umi is a queen overall once getting to know her and it's worth choosing her route, too. Cherry is very caring and when I was barely introduced to her by Sami, I didn't even need to think about judging her name because my name is Cherie! Cherry's a cute name, guys - and her brother just happens to go to North Island High . . . Anyway, Nolan is oblivious, but humble. The developers did a perfect job on making him look like some member from BTS lol. Adrian is cool. Hermes is the obvious class clown. Wyn has my heart with his awkward self. Dick is just a nonchalant art club president. Jay was a nice addition for Umi's sake. To wrap it all up, Sami's my favorite character and I was excited to play her new route. I'm grateful for the developers to create more than just Umi's route. Forget about my old comment where I so desperately asked for Wyn's route - I respect the developers' decision on what's best for the game. I've completed all the endings, collected all the adorable photos and items in addition to the game, and discovered all the in-game dialogue. If the developers decide to create any more routes in the future, I'd be SO STOKED!
P.S. This is the longest review in history. I just needed to get all my feelings out lol