So new update is out but it seems there is no poll. I guess I'll just be posting my first impressions here. And yes, there will be spoilers.
So, the old man from the beggining was revealed to be Poseidon. I don't recall why i got the impression he was Zeus, if it was a theory i've read on the forum, or if it had to do with how Hermes referred to him, i'm not entirely familiar with the olympians genealogy tree, it's been 2 years and MinoHotel still be pulling those switcheroos from chapter 18. I guess i don't have any real point here, but this is something of importance that contextualizes what exactly is going on. I did find that break of narration during the Hermes phone call agreement to terms rather amusing, given that has only been revealed in the ruthless route.
There is something i find rather immersion breaking with the main character and that is he doesn't really contest some rather critical things in my opinion. It's just 2 but still, the first one being in agreement to the gold armband terms from chapter 13, i did give it a pass due to the point of it being a proof of good willingness but personally i would have demanded for the contract to in case someone else coerced asterion in the valley not penalize the master if they had no fault or means to prevent it. The new one from this update, however, i find more concerning and that is he kind of just agreeing to Hermes request. Sure technically he has some time to think still, but i want to know why should the gods be helped? setting asterion free might be fine, but are we not unwittingly allowing for the olympians to restore their reing of tyranny over us mortals? in the myths they can be pretty brutal.
Now for a more uplifting note, I'll be gushing about my boy Pedro and him and Oscar morning cuddle session that's apparently been a thing for a while now from how casual they were about it, as if they were dating or something. Then Pedro gets rich and goes to a store and tells Marcelo "I'm DrUnK, AnD i'D lIkE tO pUrChAsE yOuR eVeRyThInG yOu HaVe FoR mY sUgAr BaBy~~~" and the occasional break to portuguese, porque também sou brasileiro e é legal ver os personagems falando a nossa língua. Also, I was glad for Themba to be there and getting some more exposition to him, i find both he and Robert to be very fascinating in concept, but i still feel like we don't have much of their characters known yet.
And thus we have the theme to the final arc of the story revealed, and it's very videogaymey. "defeat the 7 monsters, get their 7 gems, save the 12? princesses" this will be interesthing, the cast have many sorts of skills and i'm curious how these will be handled, what
holes roles each one will be taking, how much we get to decide on strategies, it's a prime opportunity for some fun mechanics to be implemented.
Lastly, I couldn't tell for certain but is Kota supposed to be bottomless in the final scene? I wasn't sure if that was a case of japanese nudism or slits not being considered as nudity even though they are fetishized about (for good reason).