My first playthrough I learned of the twist. Second I didn't, and I tried on the shoe. I'm reading the epilogue, and the dramatic irony is absolutely amazing. It was all extremely creative.
Question: why is this tagged as an otome?
Thank you for your comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the story.I picked the otome label because it's an anime-influenced visual novel primarily geared at women, so otome is the closest genre that fits.