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Review of STEINS;GATE
Steins;Gate - Download Edition
Vote: 10genuineparts on 2021-09-28 last updated on 2023-02-01
|Review||One of the first commercial VNs I've played. Not gonna lie at this point I'm somewhat jaded with the Sci. Adventure series. So I'm going to say it's good, it's real good, just as a lot of the Series is. This stands out as the prime title of a good VN that does mostly everything right once you caught on to it's weird choice system. |
The big issue and something I'll fault the entire Science Adventure Series (here begins the spoilers) is that at the beginning every single Protag is an unlikeable demonspawn. Between writing the Main Character as an absolutely unlikeable Jerk and the often unintuitive choice system present in every single one of the games in the beginning, you'll grow to love (and hate) the Characters for their actions. If you can get past that, a great VN awaits. But I was very close of putting it down (and all their other Games) in the first hour.
I'll give it 10/10, with the caveat that the game makes it really hard to like it in the beginning, but if you persevere you'll get an experience like very little else on the market. A recommendation with a caution that you'll have to be a bit forgiving for the MC or you'll not overcome the barrier to finish this.