Julkaistu 26. joulukuu.
Cherry Tree High Comedy Club takes Persona 4's Social link system and builds an entire game based around that concept. The main plot of the game is that you require at least five members to be allowed to create the Comedy Club you have always wanted to create. To gain a member of your club, you need someone to give you there application, and for this to happen, you need to reach rank 5 (the max social link) for that person. Since you count as a member, and your best friend is for sure the second member, you only need to max social links with three different people of your choice throughout the game, by April 30th (application deadlines. ) Just like in Persona 4, anytime you rank up in social link with someone, you get to see a cool cutscene where they have conversations and do cool things. Unlike Persona, this social linking system is more deep. There are roughly 10 or so topics, and you can gain knowledge in them, by reading books, watching tv/movies, going to exhibits/ participating in other events. Something kind of similar to Persona is that you can purchase books or magazines and read them at night. This game also has a Morning / Afternoon / Night system, again similar to Persona, where certain things will change it to the next time of day. I beat the game in 3.6 hours, and I only recruited 3 of the possible 6 recruits. AGAIN, like Persona, there is a new game + which brings over stuff from your previous game, in this case your knowledge in all the 10 topics. (Persona does this too with Courage , etc. ) This makes it easier to talk/recruit some certain people, depending on what topics you boosted up the most. There are three endings to the game I believe, one of which is the bad ending (which does not allow new game plus) and that's if you don't get five members by the end of the game. (Again, you start with 2, so you only really need 3 more) The regular ending (the one I got) was quite nice, and is if you manage to succesfully make the club by the end of the game. The good ending is if you recruit all 6 possible recruits, (making it an 8 member club, counting you and your best friend. ) And I'm not sure what this ending is like. What was cool is that at the end of the game, The main character takes a picture with all the members of the club. It would be cool to see all the other art for all the other club combinations. All of the art in this game is very anime - esque, so if you are turned off by that, I guess don't go for this? But I still think you will be missing out. You can now play the game in a westernized version or a version where everyone has the original names and what not (which is the version I played in and reccomend). The music is this game, although not plentyful is great in my opinion. It's all very catchy and upbeat. (Aside from a few tracks used in sad scenes of course. ) Since this game is a lot about friendship and how great that is, it does remind me of Persona 4's mood. There are items in this game, that you can buy and use, which do numerous things. Take note again that the social linking system is very similar to persona wherein certain times you just have a nice chat instead of coming closer to ranking up, or ranking up. The characters in this game are kind of tropey, but have some deepness to them. Of course you should not expect something like this to be too deep, but I think it has some interesting characters, and there was not a single one I disliked. Regardless, I think this game is worth the roughly 4 hours it took me to beat. As well as the potential 8 hours, if I do it over again but with new game plus. (If I do, I plan on going for the three I did not get this time around. (Maybe even after that I'll go for the good ending with all 8). Overall, I would reccomend this to anyone who's cool with Visual Novels, or Persona 4's social linking system, or both.