Posted: Jan 13, 2019 @ 3:17pm
Updated: Feb 6, 2019 @ 12:45pm
Product received for free
This game deserves much more attention. Made with low budget by a single person it's one of those gems you have to discover. It explores interesting and relevant for our century topics, diggs deep into humanity's nature, history as it was and as what lies in the future. I don't want to spoil even the little bits of this well-crafted story, but if you're into sci-fi and mystery or like to explore thought-provoking topics which our civilization is very close to encounter - this VN will be an excellent read. In short - "novel" part of this visual novel is already enough to play it.
As for the "visual" part...well, 3D surroundings and character models are hit-and-miss. Most of the time they look OK, but sometimes they look pretty clunky with characters standing close to the standard T pose. But on the other hand there are lots and lots of scenes and details and hundreds of diferent pictures. In the end it gives pretty accurate and detailed visual presentation which many bigger VNs are unable to achieve with standard "3 poses, 4 faces and static background" scheme.
Music is also pretty good. It's not for everyone's taste, but I found myself loading saves just to find the scene when the action music kicks in and listening it for few loops. It reminds me of great times when I've played my 16 bits monster called SEGA with its signature yamaha synthesizer's sound. What's also great is that there are few "levels" for many tracks, the first one being the calmest, so when s**t really hits the fan you experience growing tention with music getting more and more energetic. There are also some spooky and atmospheric tracks as well.
Sound is mostly absent. No voice acting and only few sfx, but for such small game and limited resources available to the developer that's not an issue at all.
In the end - do not let the unconventional appearance of this VN and total absence of anime-neko-loli-schoolgirls fool you. This is a worthy game for few evenings, its plot is gripping, its sci-fi components are well-thought, its pacing is perfect, and even if there are some negative sides - overall it's a surprisingly great experience which's gonna leave you wanting for more...and there will be more!
I'm definitely gonna wait for continuation and I really hope this VN's gonna get the recognition it deserves. And for the love of god - dear developer, tell me where can I get the OST)