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  • Summary: Let's spend the next three real-time days together uncovering the mystery of what went horribly wrong on a derelict generation ship, with the help of a spunky/more-than-slightly-traumatized AI sidekick! A sequel to Analogue: A Hate Story that tells a whole new hate story of its own.
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  1. Sep 9, 2013
    80
    As usual, Love's eye for a scandalous and knowing wink at gender relations forms an enjoyable, coherent journey through well-rounded characters' lives. If Hate Plus has a downside, it's that you will have to put aside time to read things for three days. But the upside is that you get to read Christine Love's stories for three days, have your cake, and eat it as well.
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  1. Sep 4, 2013
    8
    I liked this game better than Analogue because of two things: I felt the story was alot more focused on what the main issue with ship was and the layout was better and alot easier to read. I felt like the first game threw alot of names at you without giving you a good idea who everyone was. This one lets you click on each name and it gives you a summary of who they were. The story here was alot more engrossing than the first one. Not to say the first one was bad, but I felt the subject matter presented here was quite better than the first game. The wonderful A.I.'s are still here and they give the game more substance. The game ends very abruptly, at least for the route I played it on, and I definitely didn't like it when I felt like one or two of the plots they presented here had loose ends. But this is definitely worth playing, especially for those who have picked up Analogue. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2013
    8
    Hate Plus is the sequel and most probably the end of the story of everything about the Mugunghwa (sheesh I had to copy and paste that name!), and while I love both the games for their compelling stories, this one somehow is for me "so-so". For starters, I love the fact that in Hate plus is more centered about the past of *Mute instead while in Analogue was more about *Hyun-ae, another reason why I love both games because they complete each others almost perfectly. What's good in this game? Well, the stories are fewer but longer, better written and for the most part self contained (one block is just about one subject), which means you will be able to follow much better than in the previous game, sinces a lot of the stories were "supposed" to tie in but it was pretty difficult to do so. Second, I like how the game basically has different "paths" depending on which A.I. you choose, changing both the ending and some scenes during the reads, which was a VERY clever idea by the way: it makes them more lively and seeing their reactions while reading is both priceless and interesting (especially *Mute on some particular stories). And for last, the game has a clever idea of making us play three REAL days in order to finish the game first time (technically, we only need to wait 12 hours)...but personally it's also a fatal flaw. Sure, I like the idea of making us play real days, but I'd love also the option to skip it. There are also some other flaws that I didn't particular enjoy as well, like the stories. Yes they are mostly well written and a lot are very good...but two of them were...homosexual stories? And while I don't mind anything about this kind of stuff, those two stories were almost completely pointless to the main story (aside to show how much freedom they had). While other stories were interesting, these two stories were the one who stood out the most for me. But they were still well written. Another issue perhaps is that the game is pretty straightforward, whereas Analogue required you to actually try out some possibilities and do somethings in particular (find all the logs, praise them for their ending, etc), in here most of choices won't really lead you much elsewhere, meaning that the ending "could" depend on your first choice (which A.I. and which sex you play as). In other words, I found less replayability than the original game, although this game isn't really meant to have that kind of features. Still, I spent more time to find the logs in Analogue, find all the endings, and everything, than in Hate Plus. Also, unless I'm wrong, you cannot play the Harem route unless you've got a file from Analogue's Harem ending (when I started from zero, I couldn't chose both of them, but I'm clueless if that's a case or not). I would have given this game a 6 if it wasn't that, in all honesty, I loved how the endings (mostly the harem one) finish the story: for the most part, they all end "right" and feels accomplished, some even cheerfully despite the circumstances, and that's honestly what really accomplishes this game: it ends a story that most of us loved to follow until the end and, like after reading a book, it will remain in our minds for a long while. In other words this game is a great finisher of the first game and if you enjoyed the first game, there's really no reason to not buy this one too.

    Unless you hate this kind of games.
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  3. Jan 24, 2014
    8
    This is a follow-up to Analogue: A Hate Story, which I also fully recommend. See what happened before the year 0 that created the society that so harshly treated Hyun-ae. Be aware, the game has a built-in 12 hour timewall that is annoying. It can be bypassed by resetting your system clock, but you shouldn't have to. It's to mirror an in-universe time constraint, but it may be a turn-off for some that after 30min to an hour of playing you'll have to wait 12 hours to continue. The game is set to take place over three real-time days. Expand