Good game! I get a great sense of a lighthearted space fantasy from the fun character writing. I especially like CZ, he’s very cute and charming. A lot of the dialogue feels natural, Haya and CZ have good chemistry and it’s fun to watch them interact. There’s a lot here that I like, it’s a fun little game.
I’m a bit confused about the framing device. It doesn’t end up mattering later at all, and the game doesn’t really feel like the 1999 visual novel it allegedly would be. I think the game stands perfectly fine without this framing device, and the story would pick up its pace a bit quicker were it not there.
More meaningful choices and more artwork would be good. When I eventually went through everything in the game, I was surprised I was done; making choices at different times just doesn’t impact the dialogue much as I expected (e.g. resisting first and giving in second vs. giving in first and resisting second is hardly different at all). More choices would be great, especially if they changed more about the story. Other comments have mentioned how the “give in/resist” formula gets a little repetitive.
I’d like to also add that choices that don’t do anything (e.g. saying Yes or No not mattering in the blue robe sequences) are really easy to see through as a player. The very first choice in the game only changes one line of dialogue, and has no lasting impact. This gives the impression that choices don’t matter at all, which isn’t the case in this game! I think either making the choice meaningful in these moments or removing the choice altogether would help the game. (Though this is a pet peeve of mine, take this with a grain of salt.)
All that said, I do want to spend more time with these characters! I find myself looking at this less like a weight gain game and more like a fun adventure through a flavorful sci-fi world. What I really want to see in this is just more of it - more of the fun writing, more choices, more complexity.
I hope you keep working on this project or projects like it, there’s a lot of potential here!