On 26/12/19, both Nurse Love Addiction and Nurse Love Syndrome were made available to purchase on the Nintendo eShop. After having read OG-Man‘s review of Nurse Love Addiction, I decided I’d give it a go myself.
After having reached all the endings, I shall now share my thoughts on the experience.
To begin with, a summary of the story. Nurse Love Addiction is a visual novel that focuses on Asuka Osachi. Asuka isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, but she has a dream of becoming a nurse so she enrolls in Teito Nursing School. Joining her is her younger sister Nao.
Nurse Love Addiction tells Asuka’s story, which also includes her interactions with classmates Sakuya and Itsuki, as well as the teacher, Kaede.
At first glance the story may simply be about Asuka’s life as a student at Teito Nursing School, but romance soon starts blossoming.
That’s about all the details on the story I am willing to divulge, as I feel its best to go into it with as little knowledge as possible. It is certainly a compelling story.As is typical for a visual novel, there are points in the story where you will be required to make a choice. These choices will lead to different story branches. For the most part, I’d say picking the choices to have Asuka romantically pursue one of the other girls is easy.
What is complicated is getting the endings.
Nurse Love Addiction has multiple endings, and there are certainly memorable ones. Each character has a good end and a bad end, and there’s also a ninth “none-ending”, for a lack of a better description.
I’ll be honest, I’m kind of into at least one bad ending. I won’t divulge which one, though.
As for the characters, I found myself liking all of them. There was at least a couple of times I was able to guess exactly what Asuka would think or say before she did, so I guess I got a pretty good read of her as I read through the story.
For me, I’d have to say that Itsuki was my favourite character. Perhaps I’m just a sucker for good looks. That’s not the reason though; Itsuki’s hobbies are what I particularly liked about her.
Though saying that, I wouldn’t say she’s the best romantic partner for Asuka. Itsuki’s route certainly has a lot of interesting stuff going on story wise.
One route feels sort of disconnected from the overarching story, and I have to admit there was one good ending that I wasn’t so keen on, at least until I saw the scene after the end credits.
Ultimately, though, I really enjoyed my experience with Nurse Love Addiction. A strong yuri visual novel, and hopefully one that leads the way for plenty more to make their way to the Nintendo Switch – and I have to say, things look promising on that front.
Of course, it is available on Steam as well, where it is cheaper.
Either way, I strongly recommend that fans of yuri visual novels add Nurse Love Addiction to their collections.