It's gay and it's Iliadic, two things I'm particularly in love with. (To be fair, the Iliad in itself is already homoerotic what with Achilles and Patroclus). I enjoyed playing it for a number of reasons.
1. It's interactive. Kinetic visual novels are great when all you want to do is read and not have to think about the many endings you could reach, but interactive VNs are still the best.
2. It's short but it doesn't really sacrifice the characterization of either characters, especially if you play through all the endings. In addition to that, the endings are all very in-character. (I've never liked, much less loved, bad endings before and disliked good endings, but hey here we are. The best endings, especially the two with Penthesilea, are still my favorites though.)
3. The characters aren't perfect. Holy shite if I don't have a thing for really flawed characters.
4. The Iliad holds a special place in my heart, it's gay, and IT'S FRIGGING SET IN SPACE THANK U VERY MUCH
I'm so glad I accidentally discovered this game (while I was supposed to be doing my papers oops).