Although they’re happily in love, the MC realizes that not everything is resolved for Dui when she goes with him to the heavens. The other gods and goddesses scorn the ruler of Gemini of his past transgression, but the kind-hearted god pays no attention to them as they answer the king’s summons. The king reveals to the two that investigations searching for the mastermind behind the plot that caused Dui to fall from grace are nearing a close, and the perpetrator may be someone close to him?!
Dui is so adorable (/w\) He’s without contest the most considerate out of all the gods released so far, and you can see this in his actions, such as reserving dinner for her even though he doesn’t have to eat and showing restraint in their physical relationship for the MC’s sake, keeping in mind her human life and responsibilities as well. Dui takes his dates with the MC extremely seriously, to the point where he bought a magazine so he could research on human dates he could take her on (/w\) One thing that I really appreciated with Dui in this route was that he realizes the important of the MC’s friendship with her friend Hiyori; I think he’s the only one out of the gods who can really relate with her in this aspect because he’s experienced a similar relationship with someone in the heavens as well.
Dui has come to terms with both sides of his personality, but the issue regarding the death of his friend still hasn’t been resolved and is the main focus of this route. While others may see it as weaknesses, Dui’s strengths are his kindness and being brave enough to trust people, even those he has a legitimate reason to distrust. His own experiences in his main story have helped him change his views that gods are unable to change like humans, and he applies them in this route. His conflict with the antagonist was resolved in a very “Dui”-like way that reflected these values, and I’m glad that he didn’t stray from his character to resolve it. However, he does learn to be more cautious with who he trusts and face those he has reason to distrust rather than just blindly trusting them.
While there wasn’t a lot of relationship development in this route, Dui grows as a character and it’s nice to see him more at ease towards the end of the route and in the sequel epilogue. The writing for this route wasn’t as good compared to his main story, but it’s definitely still better than most of the SCM sequels and was paced a lot better as well; however, it wasn’t as “sad” compared to them, but this wasn’t something I minded that much. The writing definitely turns into more “telling” instead of “showing” towards the end, which irked me, but the route as a whole was written generally well compared to the other SCM routes. I definitely can’t wait for Dui’s season 2 routes, and if you liked him in his main story, you’ll definitely liked him in this route. Happy playing!