The dating simulation game Mystic Messenger shot into popularity almost immediately after its release thanks to its unique approach to the dating sim genre. Taking full advantage of the fact that it’s a mobile game, Mystic Messenger is known for having characters that actually call you in the middle of the night up to a few hours before sunrise. Its ability to keep players plastered to their phones, waiting for the next call or message from datable characters perfectly simulates those first few months of dating a real person, a honeymoon phase where you just feel like hanging onto every word they say.
Of course, Mystic Messenger wouldn’t be a dating simulation game without a cast of impossibly handsome characters for you to choose from. Players can go for thoughtful and mature Zen whose heart of gold makes him the perfect guy to settle down with. An alternative to Zen is the corporate heir Jumin, a more serious and career-oriented type who has a general mistrust of people because he fears being taken advantage of for his wealth. Maybe you’d even like 707, the genius hacker and intelligence agent who keeps himself isolated so the people he cares about don’t get entangled in the dangers of his occupation.
But if you want someone who’s a little more realistically within reach, the more down-to-earth Yoosung might be just for you.
Mystic Messenger’s Yoosung
The character of Yoosung in Mystic Messenger makes a sharp contrast compared to all the other dateable characters available in the game. Yoosung, whose name means ‘meteor’ in Korean, is a young college student with a penchant for neglecting his studies in favor of playing a game called LOLOL. Talk about realistic.
The 20-something young man studies veterinary science, meaning he’s a total animal lover and a certified cinnamon roll. Everything about his character design tells you he’s the youthful and playful one out of the bunch, complete with soft features like purple eyes, blonde hair, and a smaller stature of 5’7. He’s one of the only dateable characters we see regularly in casual clothes, along with 707.
That said, Mystic Messenger‘s Yoosung has a bit of a dark streak. His obsession with LOLOL isn’t just because he enjoys the game but because it’s his addiction, a way to numb the pain and cope with the death of his sister Rika. His obsessive tendencies can lead to a bad ending if you, as the main character, encourage him to grow more attached to you and see you as his new sister figure.
And yes, it is a bit strange that he sees you as his sister when you start dating him. Anime logic, go figure.
All Mystic Messenger Routes For Yoosung
There are three available routes for players who prefer to interact with Yoosung in Mystic Messenger, but only one of these routes is the one you would want.
The first route is what’s called Yoosung’s Normal Ending. The Normal Ending is what you get if you don’t send out enough invites for the ending party. If you end up getting the Normal Ending, your main character gets rushed out of the party and to the hospital where you find Yoosung confined after an eye injury. Your character will get some time alone with Yoosung and he’ll tell you just how much he appreciates and cares for you. Then, the Mystic Messenger ending screen appears.
Worst case scenario is you get one of Yoosung’s several bad endings in Mystic Messenger. There are three different bad story endings and two bad relationship endings.
If you get one of the bad story endings for Yoosung, you can end up with either endings 1, 2, or 3. The first bad story ending happens if your main character keeps encouraging Yoosung to see them as his deceased sister Rika. In this ending, Yoosung seems to exhibit signs of a break with reality, often convinced that the player is his sister. I won’t spoil the details, but he’ll end up horribly obsessed with not letting your main character ‘leave him’ like his sister did.
The second bad Mystic Messenger ending that you can get with Yoosung starts when you agree that V isn’t a trustworthy person. Yoosung will ask your main character to meet him at the park, an initially innocent meet-up that ends in a hostage-taking scenario.
As for the third bad ending for Yoosung, you can trigger this storyline if you select the options where your main character begs Yoosung to protect her. This has disastrous results for Yoosung who ends up rushing into danger on your main character’s behalf. If you trigger this Mystic Messenger ending, Yoosung will sacrifice himself and be subjected to torture just to keep your main character safe.
For the two bad relationship endings, one also ends in Yoosung dead after his doubts that he isn’t good enough to be with your main character gets to him. The other bad relationship end makes for a more realistic ending where Yoosung realizes he was wrong to confuse you with his sister, coming to the conclusion that he just misses Rika and that he isn’t actually in love with your main character.
But you don’t want a bad ending. So, how do you get your man and keep him too?
Making Yoosung Yours in Mystic Messenger
Just like other dating simulation games, Mystic Messenger has a heart system that lets you gather rapport with the characters. To get the good ending for Yoosung in Mystic Messenger, you only need to invite a sufficient number of guests to the party. Once this happens, your good ending is sealed.
The good ending will play out similarly to the normal ending. Yoosung’s eye is also injured to the point that 707 fears that he might end up blind. The party will still continue as planned but Yoosung will unexpectedly show up. He will then talk about his sister Rika and her legacy, mentioning how her good-heartedness made a lot of people happy. Like the other bad relationship ending, Yoosung owns up to the fact that he missed being nurtured after his sister died and that he had thought your main character could be Rika’s replacement. Thankfully, he admits this isn’t a healthy way to think about your main character. After his long speech, he’ll come off the stage and approach your main character, giving her a very unexpected (but nonetheless welcome) kiss.
Mystic Messenger will then end with your main character marrying Yoosung, who becomes a veterinarian. Turns out, he hadn’t gone blind in one eye and while the injury did damage his sight, he’ll be getting surgery soon.
As a general rule, all you really need to do to get the good route with Yoosung is to be nice to him. Remember to side with him when the other characters tease him. When dealing with Yoosung, it’s important to remember that he has some insecurities for being the youngest and least accomplished of the group, so don’t treat him like a child and encourage him to make his own decisions. As for other characters, make sure that Yoosung doesn’t develop resentment for them by keeping the group on good terms and keeping Yoosung calm. Other than that, make sure to avoid romancing other characters, especially Zen and Jaehee.
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