Machi

Machi
TitleMachi
Original title
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
DeveloperChunsoft
PublishersChunsoft
Relations
Same setting
428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, MobyGames, GameFAQs, GameFAQs

Description

Machi is a story of 8 unrelated protagonists, all with their own problems and objectives, all living in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Japan. The story spans 5 in-game days and is told through a huge number of live-action still photographs. The protagonists are varied, including a high school playboy, a gamer geek police officer, a struggling actor, an ex-Yakuza man, a TV scriptwriter and many more. Each of the protagonists lead a completely different story that even defies genres, with one story having a lighthearted comedy style while another having a dark, ominous tone.

The player must play all of the stories in parallel, jumping across different protagonists, and backtracking to re-select branches which not only affect the active protagonist, but also other protagonists through often bizarre twists of causality.

Since its release in 1998, Machi has amassed a cult following among Japanese Sound Novel players, causing a yearning for a sequel for years which did not come to fruition until 2008 which had the release of the spiritual sequel, 428: Fusa Sareta Shibuya De.

Releases

Japanese
1998-01-22Sound Novel Machi
1999-01-28Machi ~Unmei no Kousaten~
2002-04-04Machi ~Unmei no Kousaten~ Sound Novel Evolution 3 - PS One Books
2006-04-2717+Machi ~Unmei no Kousaten~ Tokubetsu Hen

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onorub8.22020-03-17
ldskqz92019-08-17
hidden8.52018-07-29
curry7.32017-01-30
tsumori82016-06-13
hellish52015-09-18
phar6.82011-07-23
momomeno82010-12-11

Ranking

Popularity: ranked #7320 with a score of 0.22

Bayesian rating: ranked #2973 with a rating of 6.46

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Machi ~Unmei no Kousaten~ Tokubetsu Hen

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