Otome Game Review: Bad Medicine -Infectious Teachers- (pt. 2)

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…I don’t know how else to put it. This half of the game was both adorable and absolutely terrifying. www Anyways, it’s been a while since I said that I’d put this out considering that I finished the game back then, but I was waiting to make this my 300th post. Uh, it’s not because I was putting this off, I swear!

Plot Summary

(Copy-pasted from the part one post)

Kawana Hina is a transfer student to the super elite school, Saint Christopher, due to the family moving for her father’s promotion. When she first arrives though, there’s a teacher’s meeting going on. Though that has nothing to do with anything and is just a convenient plot excuse to have her meet all of her new (ikemen) teachers at once. The teachers all have some sort of dark side to their personality. But it’s not like Hina knows that yet. It’s not until she has to go for “special guidance lessons” for breaking school regualtions that she learns that her teachers are all ドS and have issues aren’t as nice as she thought they were. There are a ton of rules at Saint Christopher’s, so Hina inevitably breaks one.

So based on a choice right at the beginning of the game, Hina gets to date one of her bipolar teachers. Er, maybe “date” is stretching it a bit. There’s not a whole lot of actual romance, and it’s mostly just Hina sitting through the teacher’s various mental issues until they finally sort out their lives (if they ever do) and then maybe something happens in the ending.

…I’m using the drama CD covers for preview pictures, since this game has a pitiful amount of CG’s, minus the endings.

Kashu Rem

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The most moe thing ever, enough said. Saint Christopher’s chemistry teacher, who loves sweets and hates anything tedious. He’s… er, like a child really since he’s pretty happy go lucky and just does whatever the hell he wants if he thinks it’s interesting to him. Likewise, he’s always doing experiments to “collect data”. Though as for his “dark” side, he doesn’t seem above human experimentation. I believe the site describes him as a mad scientist type character. …Actually, this character is a huge reason I wanted the game. I’ve been growing fond of Kakki’s voice for a while now, so having him here (with DHM recording!) is great. Plus Rem’s speech patterns are just too adorable.

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Yanagi Ryota

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The civics teacher who acts nicely enough, but is super cynical and has surprisingly a short temper. He’s pretty good at hiding the cynical side though, and his nice guy act is good enough to earn him his own fan club among the students. The last game I played with Itou Kentarou in it (Kin’iro no Corda 3), his character’s route was extremely boring and uneventful, so I was looking forward to seeing how the voice would work with a darker character. …And yeah, it was absolutely perfect for the image gap here. Though for some reason, this route and Kairi’s route had one less CG than everyone else. Lol Rejet.

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Tojo Kairi

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Kairi is the ~fabulous~ art teacher for the school and surprisingly, the final boss-ish character, which explains why they seem to have him last. He has kind of an obsession with perfection and beauty (though his fetish is hair). He seems to have a thing for roses too, which is probably just a part of his beauty obsession again, since he was talking about them a lot in Ryota’s route. The seiyuu for this is Hino Satoshi. So after Toma from Amnesia (and a lot of other surprisingly creepy roles in other otoge), he has the yandere/obsessive thing down ww.

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Yeah, this half of the game was just a bit darker than the other one (or at least in terms of bad ends) for some reason. Still enjoyable though, I guess. There wasn’t a whole lot of romance in the game, due to the student teacher gap. Er, I guess there were moments where a line may or may not have been crossed, but the characters kept their professionalism pretty well. …Minus the guidance classes, where everything went out the window (but still next to no romance, minus endings because everyone was busy abusing the heroine). Plus everyone waited for graduation ww. Though I guess I haven’t played a lot of games with student/teacher relationships, so maybe that’s the norm. Like I said before in the other post too, Rejet had a sad selection of CGs, but that’s nothing new for their shorter games. Maybe it applies to their longer games too, but I’m still not finished Black Wolves Saga, so who knows.

Right. Characters. Uh, Kairi should probably left for last. I would have never guessed that he was that important, considering his minuscule roles in the other routes. I’m totally biased towards Rem, so obviously I enjoyed that route the most. ww Plus they made the dark and light sides make sense overall due to his childish personality, so that was a plus. Really, the order they have on the site/ the OP video is fine to follow. Though I’m sure you could have done it in another order and it would have worked the same.

To be honest, the whole guidance classes thing in each route always felt a bit weird. They were one of the points of the game that was emphasized a lot on the site, but they felt so out of place considering what when on in the rest of the plot. I’ve said this a bunch of times, but the classes brought out the worst in the route character, and then they magically were never that mean ever again. …Minus Ryota I guess, but his route felt like one of the most consistent characterization-wise. It was also weird that Hina was the only one who ever got called to them. There were a shit ton of rules in that school. Did everyone else honestly never break them? I guess Hina generally broke 2 at a time, but still.

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I really hope Alice=Alice isn’t this short, but they were the exact same price, so I’m not getting my hopes up.

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8 Responses to “Otome Game Review: Bad Medicine -Infectious Teachers- (pt. 2)”

  1. Kyokai says:

    Is it just me or Mr. Satoshi Hino has yandere/sadist thing down pat? He voiced Noiz in DRAMAtical Murder and his route is pretttyyyy dark but has a good end too. I guess, I can’t help but get impressed by his variation.

    • Karakuri says:

      …He does. Hino is a yandere (brother-figure) in Amnesia, a yandere (brother-figure) in Gekka Ryouran, a yandere (brother-figure) in Kuro to Kin, and that’s just off the top of my head. It seems like his niche role in otoge these days xD

      • Kyokai says:

        Oh wow… Good thing is, his anime character is really sky-rocketing these days with main role in Rail Wars!, DMMD, and supporting ones in Haikyuu! and Momo Kyun Sword. Makes me really want to play these games but then they are not translated… ><

        • Karakuri says:

          I guess this his second period of popularity? I remember he seemed like he was everywhere when Shana and Zero no Tsukaima were just coming out. Maybe one day an otome game other than Hakuouki will be localized the games will be translated… Oh, I think I remember him being in Sweet Fuse, and that one’s in English.

  2. Aya says:

    Thanks for this review! I was considering picking up Bad Medicine as well since I enjoyed Alice=Alice, and it’s short too. In the end, though the art is nice and voice casts are tempting, it seems the story doesn’t really appeal to me p(´⌒`。q)

    And regarding A=A’s length, I’m not sure how short Bad Medicine is but A=A was pretty short compared to most otoge out there! Though I actually find the shortness helpful since it means problems get solved faster so there are less frustration when playing. I enjoyed A=A so if you’re playing it as well, I hope you’ll enjoy it too!

    • Kyokai says:

      Ooh, welcome back to Metanorn! I always like our lurkers and new commentors getting active on the site. :)

    • Karakuri says:

      No problem, thanks for the comment!

      I’m actually finished with Alice=Alice as of right now and it was definitely more fun for me than Bad Medicine… Though I’m a sucker for Alice in Wonderland games. I know what you mean about the shortness. I don’t know how long I could have handled King if they didn’t have the character development when they did. xD

  3. Namika says:

    Someday. Probably during this year. I will try this game. Or another one. But I WILL PLAY an otoge in Japanese. I, very manly, swear! *^*

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