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Rinkaiten ~Critical Point~

臨界点 ~クリティカル・ポイント~

TitleRinkaiten ~Critical Point~
Original title臨界点 ~クリティカル・ポイント~
Play timeShort (8h24m from 2 votes)
DeveloperSweet Basil
PublishersSweet Basil
Peach Princess
7-oj volk & Triada
LinksWikipedia (ja), Wikidata, MobyGames, VNStat
Shops» US$ 9.99 @ J-List

Description

In the early 21st century, a sudden shortage of food and energy sparked World War III, a massive conflict that saw the deaths of millions and brought the population of Earth to 15% of its prewar level. Years later, an uneasy calm has descended on humanity, although a state of war still technically exists. Four power blocs that share control of the Moon and the earth, each looking for a weakness they can exploit against the others.

You are Captain Leiji Osumi of the Free Alliance Space Force, formerly a fighter pilot in the War. Your past is haunted by a terrible incident that caused you to change careers, transferring to the top secret intelligence division. When a series of technical problems on the Free Alliance Moon Base D-02 hint at sabotage, you are dispatched to get to the bottom of things, under the cover of "Technical Advisor."

The military learned long ago that women are better adapted to lonely assignments in space, and so the base is staffed almost entirely by females. Arriving at the base, you discover that an inexplicable sexual insanity has gripped its normally professional staff, prompting further investigation. Are these strange occurrences connected with the sabotage somehow? You have to untangle the mystery and get things back on track before one of the other power blocs notices that anything is amiss and tries to attack.

[From JAST USA]

Future 3.0 Moon 3.0 Secret Identity 3.0 Murder Mystery 2.9 Military 2.9 More Than Seven Endings 2.9 Hard Science Fiction 2.8 Officer Protagonist 2.8 Cyborg Heroine 2.8 Male Protagonist 2.8 Unique Routes 2.8 One True EndS 2.8 Military Base 2.6 Soldier Heroine 2.6 Lots of Choices 2.6 Officer Heroine 2.5 Adult Heroine 2.5 Combat with Firearms 2.5 ADV 2.5 Multiple Endings 2.4 Conspiracy 2.3 No Opening Movie 2.3 No Skip Read Text Option 2.3 Bad Ending(s) 2.3 Co-worker Heroine 2.3 High Amount of Bad Endings 2.2 Robot HeroineS 2.1 Journalist Heroine 2.1 Soldier Protagonist 2.1 Heroine with Glasses 2.1 Adult Protagonist 2.0 Avoidable Death of Heroine 2.0 Avoidable Death of Protagonist 2.0 Branching Plot 2.0 Chinese Heroine 2.0 Defloration 2.0 Detective Work 2.0 Dojikko Heroine 2.0 Drug UseS 2.0 Early Branching Plot 2.0 Early Sexual Content 2.0 Genius Heroine 2.0 Graphic Violence 2.0 Hacker Heroine 2.0 Heroine with a Fang 2.0 Heroine with Pubic Hair 2.0 Multiple Route Mystery 2.0 No Auto Function 2.0 No "Keep Voice on Click" Option 2.0 Non-human Heroine 2.0 No Quick Save/Load 2.0 Panchira 2.0 Promiscuity 2.0 Protagonist with Sexual Experience 2.0 Single Blowjob 2.0 Spontaneous Sex Scenes 2.0 Personal Armed Combat 1.9 Protagonist's Kouhai as a Heroine 1.8 Bleep Censor 1.8 Game Over 1.8 Rape Involving DrugsS 1.8 Non-heroine Only Unavoidable Rape 1.7 Doggy Style 1.7 Suspense 1.7 Thriller 1.7 Violence 1.7 Romance 1.6 Crippled Protagonist 1.5 Cyborg ProtagonistS 1.5 Heroine with Multiple Personalities 1.5 Orekko Heroine 1.5 Robots 1.5 Sex Involving DrugsS 1.5 Bloody Scenes 1.4 Bad Endings with Story 1.3 Death of HeroineS 1.3 Group Sex of One Male and Several Females 1.3 Missionary Position 1.3 Bondage 1.3 Sexual Content 1.2 Airhead Heroine 1.0 Anal Sex 1.0 BDSM 1.0 Children EndingS 1.0 Comedy 1.0 Cowgirl 1.0 Deredere Heroine 1.0 Dirty Talk 1.0 Energetic Heroine 1.0 Flashback 1.0 Food Discussions 1.0 Hacking 1.0 Hair Pulling (Sexual) 1.0 Heroine with Bodystocking 1.0 Heroine with Latex 1.0 Heroine with Sexual Experience 1.0 High Sexual Content 1.0 Homicide 1.0 Joke EndingsS 1.0 Knife/Dagger Combat 1.0 Lesbian Sex 1.0 Metal Bondage 1.0 Mind ControlS 1.0 Mouth Gag 1.0 Mystery 1.0 Parting EndingS 1.0 Perverted Heroine 1.0 Pissing 1.0 Politics 1.0 Proactive Protagonist 1.0 Protagonist with Psychological Problems 1.0 Quickie Fix Position 1.0 Sexual CorruptionS 1.0 Side Character Having Sex with Others 1.0 Side Character Rape by Others 1.0 Sixty-nine 1.0 Standing Sex 1.0 SuicideS 1.0 Tribadism 1.0 Unavoidable Rape by Others 1.0 Vaginal Fingering 1.0 Space Station 0.9 Dark Skinned Characters 0.6 Female DominationS 0.2

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Protagonist

Osumi Leiji大隈 レイジ
HairBlue, Short
BodyAdult, Pale
ClothesMilitary Uniform, Necktie
PersonalityCautious, Confident
RoleCaptain, Comrade, Coworker, Detective, Pilot, Secret Identity, Soldier
Engages inFighting, Investigation
Subject ofAmputation, Avoidable Death, Torture

Description

Captain Osumi Leiji is a special investigator assigned by Military Intelligence to resolve the suspected sabotage taking place on Moon Base D-02. His cover on the base is "Technical Consultant". He has been given limitless command authority over Elise Triad in order to assist him with his assignment.

Leiji previously used to be a fighter pilot, but was shot down and subsequently tortured by an old first generation android. Because of his traumas, he isn't comfortable with the need to work closely with Elise. She might be a third generation android, but he still views her as nothing but a robot. As he wrestles with his own conflicting emotions, he must struggle to remain focused on the task at hand. One wrong judgement could not only endanger his comrades, but also result in his death as well as the death of millions on planet Earth.

[Edited from Game's Manual]

Main characters

Carla Benedictカーラ・ベネディクト
HairGreen, Shaggy, Shoulder-length, V Bangs, Wavy
EyesBrown
BodyAdult, Makeup, Olive
ClothesChemise, Earrings, Gloves, Military Uniform, Necktie, Skirt, Towel
ItemsHandgun, Knife
PersonalitySecretive
RoleCommander, Comrade, Coworker
Engages inFighting
Voiced byYamada Yoshiko

Description

Lt. Colonel Carla Benedict is a former millitary commando and a commander of the moon base. Having both technical and commando background, she's perfectly suited to be in charge of all base operations. She keeps her military background secret, <hidden by spoiler settings>. Her vast knowledge and power as well as her position also makes her a suspect in possible sabotage of base's operations so Captain Leiji has to keep his true identity secret even from her.

[Edited from Game's Manual and Ben Woodhouse's Walkthrough]

Elise Triadエリス・トライアド
HairAntenna, Blunt Bangs, Cyan, Shoulder-length, Wavy
EyesViolet
BodyPale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesGlasses, Military Uniform, Necktie, Skirt
ItemsKnife
PersonalitySmart
RoleComrade, Coworker, Cyborg, Engineer, Hacker, Lieutenant, Robot, Secret Identity
Engages inFighting, Investigation
Voiced byNishino Arisu

Description

An engineering support specialist and a top-secret military android prototype EL-03, Elise is undergoing on-site testing on a remote moon base. Her true identity and nature is known only by Captain Osumi Leiji and Commander Carla Benedict. To everybody else on the base, she's just an ordinary, low level technical staff member. Her skills will prove to be invaluable for Leiji's investigation. Despite her humanesque qualities, in the beginning Leiji will only see her as nothing but a mechanical doll.

[Edited from Game's Manual and Ben Woodhouse's Walkthrough]

Jackie Kaminskiジャッキー・カミンスキー
HairBald, No Bangs, Thick Eyebrows
EyesSanpaku Eyes
BodyAdult, Muscular, Olive
ClothesBelt, Jacket, Military Uniform, Tank Top, Trousers
ItemsKnife
RoleCoworker, Soldier
Engages inFighting

Description

One of the few men on the base, Sergeant Jackie Kaminski is the top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). He respects brute force over anything else. The ultimate professional, he has the respect of everyone. However, he has a reputation for not getting "involved" with other troops, even though others currently have no self-control in that area. He was Julietta's drill sergeant at the Military Academy and she often relies on his judgement even though she is technically his superior.

[Edited from Game's Manual and Ben Woodhouse's Walkthrough]

Julietta Thorndikeジュリエッタ・ソーンダイク
HairPonytail, Red, Short, Sidehair, Straight, V Bangs
EyesGreen
BodyPale, Scar, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesBelt, Fingerless Gloves, Fishnet Bodystocking, Hair Tie, Jacket, Military Uniform, Ribbon Hair Tie
RoleComrade, Coworker, Lieutenant
Engages inFighting
Voiced byMarina

Description

2nd Lieutenant Julietta Thorndike is the Commando Squad Leader on the moon base. She was trained by Sergeant Jackie Kaminski at the Military Academy. She is physically competent and keeps the commando squad on the base in top shape. While the model of physical fitness, she's really ignorant when it comes to technical matters. This makes it virtually impossible for her to be the saboteur on the base but nobody will be written off as suspicious by Captain Leiji.

[Edited from Game's Manual and Ben Woodhouse's Walkthrough]

Lai Wong黄麗
HairAntenna, Blue, Short, Slicked Back, Straight
EyesBlue
BodyAdult, Makeup, Pale, Slim
ClothesEarrings, Lace Lingerie, Military Uniform, Necktie, Skirt
PersonalityArrogant
RoleChinese, Coworker, Engineer, Soldier
Voiced byShirai Ayano

Description

Captain Lai Wong, the commanding officer of the technical portion of the base where the sabotage is occuring and next in command after Commander Carla Benedict, is an extremely haughty person and she is proud of her Chinese heritage. She also has a superiority complex and hates being overshadowed by anyone for any reason. Being a difficult person to deal with doesn't make her an automatic suspect, but her complete knowledge of the base operations means she mustn't be overlooked by Captain Leiji.

[Edited from Game's Manual and Ben Woodhouse's Walkthrough]

Maretta Diasマレッタ・ディアス
HairCurtained, Green, Long, Parted in Middle, Ponytail, Straight
EyesCyan
BodyPale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesMilitary Uniform, Necktie, Ribbon Hair Tie
ItemsHandgun
RoleCoworker, Lieutenant
Engages inFighting
Voiced byYamabuki Kotori

Description

Lieutenant Maretta Dias is an engineering technical specialist. She is also Lai Wong's right-hand girl. Despite her innocuously pretty looks, she is quite competent. Maretta makes sure that Lai Wong's orders are followed to the letter and without question.

[Edited from Game's Manual]

Monica Brownモニカ・ブラウン
HairBlond, Shoulder-length, Sidehair, Straight
EyesBrown
BodyPale, Slim, Visible Nipples, Young-adult
ClothesBlouse, Earrings, Fingerless Gloves, Goggles, Hat, Necklace, Skirt, Tank Top
ItemsVideo Camera
PersonalityRude, Shy
RoleJournalist
Voiced byUmeda Momo

Description

Monica is a civilian reporter who works for a major broadcast network that somehow managed to get a clearance to record from inside the moon base, despite the fact that most of the activity there is highly classified. She has a dual personality. Monica is aggressive and vulgar while wearing the goggles for her 3-D camera, and on the opposite - shy and unsure without them. Even with her limited access to the facilities as a civilian, few people would seriously consider her to be capable of sabotage. But Captain Leiji will keep an eye on her nevertheless.

[Edited from Game's Manual and Ben Woodhouse's Walkthrough]

Shinozuka Reiko篠塚 レイコ
HairAntenna, Short, Violet, Wavy
EyesViolet
BodyPale, Short (obsolete), Slim, Young-adult
ClothesChoker, Earrings, Headband, Military Uniform, Necktie
PersonalityClumsy, Deredere, Genius
RoleComrade, Corporal, Coworker
Voiced byKimura Mariko

Description

Corporal Reiko Shinozuka is Leiji's official support liaison. Due to her clumsiness and lack of communication skills, Reiko's extraordinary intelligence at working with computers has been overlooked by everyone. Of course, that means she's a potential suspect for the damage of the base's computer system. She takes an immediate liking to Leiji due to their common Japanese ancestry.

[Edited from Game's Manual and Ben Woodhouse's Walkthrough]

Makes an appearance

Kristin Russellクリスティン・ラッセル
HairAntenna, Green, Short
EyesBlue
BodyFreckles
ClothesMilitary Uniform, Necktie, Shirt
RoleTechnician

Description

Kristin is a technician working in the Engineering section of the Moon Base D-02. Along with Sergeant Jackie Kaminski he is one of the few men on the base. Ever since the sabotage of the base's operations had begun, he couldn't do his job properly so he seeks the assistance of the "Technical Advisor". He hopes that the new guy will be able to restore the base's functionality to its full capacity.