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  • Summary: short Peace is an anime compilation: – a unique mix of Japanese entertainment that gathers four short films and a video game in one disruptive package.

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. 70
    For anime fans, it's literally pulling together some of the brightest minds in the industry and allowing them to run free with a very creative format. Short stories are always less inhibited than full-length projects, and if nothing else, everything that we find in the Short Peace package is very creative indeed.
  2. Apr 19, 2014
    67
    This collection of several short films and a game is quite irregular, and it seems to be aimed at a very particular audience. If you are part of that particular audience then you know what you're buying. If you're not, make sure you it find out before purchasing it.
  3. Oct 16, 2014
    62
    On its own, Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is lightweight runner with scant traces of inspiration. As integral part of the dynamic, multimedia Short Peace project, its relative value becomes a bit more manageable. That it's all being packaged and sold as a videogame leaves it feeling heavy on good natured intent, but thin on actual content.
  4. Apr 18, 2014
    60
    If you’re a real Japanophile, then you’ll no doubt enjoy everything on offer here. However, if you only have interest in the game itself, then you absolutely will be disappointed.
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    Aug 25, 2014
    50
    Ranko is pure absurdity and represents the style of current Japanese pop culture very well. Unfortunately it’s also a rather weak game that you will be done with after 1,5 hours. It might look great and burst with crazy ideas but there is simply no reason to come back to it or honestly recommend it. [08/2014, p.62]
  6. Apr 28, 2014
    50
    One of the worst games of the year combined with four excellent animated movies, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is no doubt a mixed bag.
  7. Apr 23, 2014
    30
    Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is a serviceable but uninspired sidescroller. It appears bizarre and distinctive, but in reality, is a dull game that offers appalling value for money.

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  1. Sep 9, 2015
    6
    "Short Peace is well... A short piece, I beat the game portion of the disc in less than an hour, and the story? Pure madness. However, I would"Short Peace is well... A short piece, I beat the game portion of the disc in less than an hour, and the story? Pure madness. However, I would be lying if I said I didn't fully enjoy the experience. It has a very Sonic the Hedgehog type feel to it, past paced with each level running you anywhere from two minutes to three making replaying them no problem to hunt for collectables. And you WILL replay them. The wacky randomness of the levels and overly dramatic cut scenes got me to smile more than once, and I find myself going back to it again and again. I would say look at some gameplay footage, if it looks like something you'd enjoy, you probably will. Just know it's short going in. I got the import for 19$, and for that price, I would say it's defiantly worth it. If you like that kind of thing that is, which it happens I do. I really, really do." Expand
  2. May 11, 2014
    4
    Difficult to judge a game like Short Peace... because it isn't one! Composed with 4 anime and a little game made by no one else than Suda 51.Difficult to judge a game like Short Peace... because it isn't one! Composed with 4 anime and a little game made by no one else than Suda 51. After finishing the PS3 Blu-ray, I'm kinda crestfallen.

    Rather than a game wih animated sequences, I see Ranko Tsukigime Longest Day (it's the name of the game) more like an anime with gameplay parts. The biggest point of the game is its bizarre atmosphere, its weird design and its continuous gags. Suda let his imagination run wild and gave birth to a psychedelic experience that rivals late Satoshi Kon's movies. The story as about Ranko, a not-so-ordinary high school girl leaving at night equipped with a violin in the purpose of killing her own father. Here, I just described you th part of the story that can actually be expressed with words, because the rest is absolutely absurd in the mix of unexpected and unthinkable things that happen.

    Artistically speaking, it remains very interesting. Cut-scenes vary between different styles (classical anime, watercolor, comic, manga) in incredible and spicy events. The game itself is kinda stylish with its paint effects, old-school shooting and a ludicrous final battle in 8-bit. The gameplay is pretty much limited though : it's merely about racing through the few stages as fast as possible while striking monsters with the right timing, so as to shake off the dark forces behind you. The whole thing lasts about 3 hours and trophies aren't exactly exciting.

    I expected better of the various anime. They're certainly worthwhile from a stylistic point of view, but the stories lack substance. The first three are tales related to the Japanese folklore with Youkais and Onis, while the fourth is an SF anime that takes place in an alternative future after world's end. All are definitely too short and the SF one, by far the most interesting, should have really been developed a lot more to present its background and expand its universe. The action and the atmosphere are really cool and it has the potential to be a major SF reference a bit like Pale Cocoon (which was short too but also more meaningful)

    Whatever you may think about those (I'm not here to decide which kind of anime is good or not), one thing is sure : a 2-hour long anime being around 20€ and Ranko Tsukigime looking like a 8-10€ downloadable game, the 50€ that BandaiNamco asks you for this disc are way too much.
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  3. May 8, 2014
    2
    I've bought Ranko Tsukigime and i regret the purchase actually only for the game part. I completed the game on the first playthrough within 43I've bought Ranko Tsukigime and i regret the purchase actually only for the game part. I completed the game on the first playthrough within 43 minutes +25 minutes cutscenes. The cutscenes were fun and the boss fights were interesting but paying 40€ for the game is way too expensive.
    The animes were awesome. I enjoyed the 65 minutes from start to finish. So if you find the game for a 10er, buy it for the animes, not the game. Turned the game in for something else on the next day.
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