Over the last 1.5 – 2 months ‘Mystic Messenger has exploded over the internet, especially in the Otaku community. It’s only recently died down a little bit because of the beauty and grace that is ‘Yuri on Ice’. ‘Mystic Messenger’ is an otome mobile app by Chetiz. The game is by far one of the best free otome games out there, players can send characters text messages and even get phone calls from them. On top of that the character development is outstanding, and routes go for 11 days in real time. There’s lots of really fantastic guides out there on how to get each route, so I won’t be doing that. Rather I with this post, I wanted to let you guys know my impressions of each route. I hope you guys enjoy it! Spoilers below!
Zen Route – Good End
I was a little unsure at the beginning of Zen’s route, he was a major pretty boy and not really my type. But wow he stole my heart. The main ‘conflict’ in Zen’s route is his co-star ‘Echo Girl’ who creates false rumours that Zen had tried to assault her. I have never been so furious at a game character in all my life, I wanted to crawl inside my mobile and destroy Echo Girl. I found Zen to be so incredibly sweet, my heart beat quite a few times when I was ‘talking’ on the phone with him, or when he sent me cute pictures. Why do I need to do to make him real?
Jaehee Route – Good End
I was so ready for some proper romance in this route, before starting it, I was like ‘YAS CHERITZ, YAS’. And while the route was incredibly amazing, we got hit with a friendzone at the end. Jaehee’s route focuses on her relationship with Jumin, her work and her life goals. I found this route to be the most ‘real’ of all the routes. I really connected with Jaehee, and I felt like I was really consoling and supporting a friend/loved one. Cheritz did a fantastic job with Jaehee’s route, I just really wish we could properly marry her at the end!
Jumin Route – Good End
So Jumin is my perfect guy. The second I downloaded ‘Mystic Messenger’, I was like yes give me that silver spoon rich kid right now. And when I finally got enough ‘hearts’ to start the ‘deep story mode’, I was…disappointed. I feel like there was just too much going on in Jumin’s route, we had his strained relationship with his father, his inability to emotionally connect, his past love of Rika, and his crazy arranged marriage. In the midst of all this there’s the creepy organisation trying to hunt us down, and we’re trying to build a relationship. Also, before I forget, he keeps me in his apartment for a few days. I’m not up for that and tell him I wanna leave, and he’s just kind of like ‘lol no’. So yeah, a little creepy, a little intense, definitely not the best.
707 Route – Good End
707 is the guy that gets all the players talkin’. He’s apparently in love with you, in every single route you do. Which is absolutely heartbreaking. His route starts of pretty cheesy and cute, but then becomes so heartbreaking. 707 is a secret agent, and essentially finds out his twin brother, who he thought was safe, has been brainwashed by this organisation. He pushes you away because he wants to keep you safe, and also struggles with his own identity. There were times were I was on the brink of tears, I made my character try to comfort 707, but he would push me away. Like Jaehee’s route, this was incredibly realistic, and I absolutely loved it. 707’s route continues as he tries to save his brother after the main game finishes.
Yoosung Route – Bad End
You know what Yoosung can do? He can shove a damn cactus up his cherry boy ass. I played his damn route twice, wasted a total of 14 days trying to get his good end, and got the exact same bad end. Friends who have gotten his ‘good end’ have told me that he looses his eye or something. Will good, damn blonde asshole broke my heart.
In summary you know who can go f**k themselves? Yoosung can.
Overall I really enjoyed Mystic Messenger. It was such an immersive experience, and genuinely looked forward to each chatroom and phone call I received from characters. Unfortunately, since the max speed button is no longer available, I won’t try to go back and finish shitty Yoosung’s route. Without the max speed button, waiting for chats to come through can be quite tedious. Overall I highly recommend this game to any new time or veteran otome players.