A few days ago, Day7 released another, much anticipated, otome game. In ‘SECRET Fan Crush’ you play as junior High School student who is obsessed with K-Pop band ‘Pandora’. There are five love interests, each with two endings a ‘love ending’ and a ‘pal’ ending. There MAY be a secret route, I’m not 100% sure, just judging from the album! Like past Day7 games, all the characters are quite young, the oldest love interest is Taehee, who is 22. Since he’s the closest to me in age, also the cutest, so I wanted to start with him!
- If you tell, I’ll have to take revenge!
- Illustration – Follow Taehee inside
- You are a good person
- Charm needed – 80
- Hey, have some faith in me
- Illustration – Go play pool with Taehee
- I’m seeing Leon in my head…
- Charm needed – 150
- Wasn’t it too heavy…
- I’m glad you’re here.
- Charm needed – 240
- (that it didn’t feel good)
- Illustration – Buy gift for 1500 stars
- (tap his arm playfully)
I’ve said this in previous reviews of Day7 games, but I do hope they put out a game with older characters soon. Playing as a 24 year old, I did find MC a little bit immature at times and it was hard to relate to her. But in saying that, I do think the game really captured the essence of the fangirl, there were some really hilarious scenes of MC freaking out over her best boy and Taehee just watching her in a mixture of awe and horror.
For the actual story of this route, I had a few issues with it. First off, I’m guessing MC is about 17 years old and dating a 22 year old feels a tad icky to me. Another aspect of the route I didn’t like was that there were quite a few instances where the MC had issues with creepy guys. For example at one point in the story she is harassed and groped by a guy at a store. I felt like these parts of the story were included simply for Taehee to come in and save MC like a knight in shining armour and I thought it was a pretty weak & inappropriate way to strengthen their relationship.
What did you think of Taehee? Let me know in the comments ☺️!