So, Versus: The Elite Trials.
Overall, a good game, though there are some parts I liked less than others.
I should probably write all this in spoilers.
First, the Memory Travels. When Memory Traveling Venuma, I found the “creashon” part interesting, however, I felt it was a bit out of place. I didn’t really understand why I had to create a world, only to access a “simple” party. The information we learn about her, while very interesting, were a bit “fed” to me, I would have wished to discover it myself.
Now, the Elite Courte and its intrigues. There were so many goals to keep track of, I didn’t know at first what I had to do. I liked MamaNa a lot, she’s a real mystery. I felt a bit forced to support the VS Front, even while planning to stay as neutral as possible (and hating Lady Venuma this time around). The endings are eventful, but feel a bit rushed, I would have liked to “live” them rather than “remember” them. However, the game being already quite long, I understand it would have been too much work.
The Trials. That was the part I was looking forward the most, and I admit being a bit disappointed. I’d have liked more fights, and more interactions with our fellow Ords. The second Trial made me thought about a game I love playing, but it felt a bit weird in the story. It was less about survival than intrigues. The last one was great, I had imagined something similar, but the many goals to keep track of make reaching the wished ending quite difficult, at least for me.
The characters. As I said before, I would have wished to discuss more with them, Ords and Elite alike, other than about the Courte or VS Front. Perhaps in the third game, we can learn more about them, their background, goals on Versus, culture… other than Memory Traveling. Same could be said for the romance options. I wanted to have more than an option to choose one RO, only for us to act immediately on our feelings, the RO concerned doing the same, without us knowing anything else than their name and origin. (All the RO aren’t the same, though)
Other. This game was more focused on the Elite Courte and the VS Front, as well as the Trials (obviously). But I would have wished to see more of the fights, of Vaccus and the Castle. It would have been great to ask other characters what they thought about Vaccus, now that they saw its cruelty, for instance.
I’ll edit my post once I remember the things I want to add.
A good game, as I said, but clearly less focused on the mysteries of Versus itself.
Edit: I asked the author if I could make a fan game, to write my own version of Versus 2. He agreed