Publisher: JAST USA
Genre: Interactive Story
After recovering from a serious illness, Sakiyama Youji hoped that things would finally get back to normal. But shortly upon returning to school, his world begins to change—and no one seems to notice. Bizarre symptoms plague his body, and vivid hallucinations of blood and flesh stalk his every waking moment. At the same time, two fellow students — the stoic Tetsuo and the notorious troublemaker Zenya — begin to take an intense and inexplicable interest in him.
What are Tetsuo and Zenya after? Are his hallucinations really nothing more? Everyone seems to know more than they’re letting on—but by trying to put the pieces together, Youji may be sowing the seeds of his doom.
sweet pool is no simple romance. Experience the story of a young man whose life takes a sudden plunge into a world of obsession, conflict, and desperation, a story of men joined by a bond deeper and darker than love, with violence and passion waiting on every pathway. Will you react to situations with reason, or instinct? Your decisions will shape the path of the story and determine the ending of this gripping visual novel. Stunning artwork and a haunting musical score bring the horror and beauty of sweet pool to life. Fully voiced by the original Japanese VA cast.
sweet pool - Official English Trailer
The key thing that Sweet Pool has going for it is the unusual themes it presents players with. This is one of those games that you’ll end up thinking about even after you’ve finished it. Just be sure to go with the complete version if at all possible. The Steam edition is cut in such a way that it’s impossible to recommend playing without obtaining the patch.