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Myth was a visual novel I knew nothing about when I was invited to test it. I was recommended it many months ago during another test I worked on, but I was told that saying anything about the plot would be a spoiler. After having finished the game, I would completely agree with that statement… Everything I can say that this game does is a spoiler, so I’m going to need to be extremely vague.
Myth stars Meito Tanabe, a high school student living in a perfect world where nothing is wasted or unplanned. The humans in the world he lives in lost their shadows long ago in their pursuit for knowledge. Meito has his doubts about this society and the unchanging daily life he lives, and those same doubts transform into motivation to jump into the unknown when he meets a strange girl who appears to have a shadow of her own.
This girl, named Shimon, and a mysterious voice in Meito’s head leads him to the World of Shadows. Here, shadows live like normal humans, much to Meito’s horror. His natural curiosity of this new world and the voice that he heard leads him on chase for information, meeting a diverse cast and exploring his unknown surroundings in the meantime.
Unfortunately, this summary BARELY scrapes the surface of what this game is about… but I legitimately can’t tell you any more due to spoilers. The plot is so warped and twisted that telling you literally anything else will dull the impact of the endless punches this game throws your way. You’re gonna have to trust me on this one.
Myth has so many interesting mechanics and features that it’s hard to know where to begin talking about it. To start, there’s an extremely detailed character chart that shows how characters relate to each other while also providing basic information about them. These charts are constantly updated and fleshed out over the course of the game, so it’s always interesting to check in from time to time. In addition, there’s a scene replay system that allows you to revisit any scene in the game without having to exit back to the main menu. This is EXTREMELY useful since the plot has a tendency to get twisty-turny or heavy, so being able to reflect at any point on something that happened earlier can sometimes feel invaluable.
There are other features I wish I could talk about, but again… spoilers. Some become plot relevant in super interesting ways, so I don’t want to reveal what they are or how they function. It’s something you’ll have to discover for yourself!
Again, I really can’t stress enough how interesting the plot is. I’ve never read anything quite like Myth. The narrative structure, general plot lines, and how this game abuses VNs as a genre feel totally refreshing and unique. Don’t let the art or low-key look of this game fool you; it’s definitely something I highly recommend giving a chance. I know I had to be overly vague taking about it, but I hope that only encourages you to take a dive into the unknown. Trust me, it’s worth it. I hope you enjoy Myth as much as I did!
Thanks for reading!