Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Jun 3, 2014
    70
    The animation and art direction of the entire Short Peace box is superb. [Issue#148, p.128]
  2. Apr 30, 2014
    70
    Tsukigime Ranko's Longest Day does not reach the sufficiency, but the package comes with four short movies that reach a real peak of excellence. However, given the quality and the quantity of the release, the launch price seems to be way too expensive.
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 22, 2014
    65
    A very innovative and in many ways interesting mix of videogames and anime. A new way to unite both concepts.
  5. Jun 7, 2014
    64
    You'll finish Ranko in about an hour. [July 2014, p.79]
  6. May 5, 2014
    60
    Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day is a strange collection created for a very small audience. If you love good anime and crazy ideas, you'll like this interesting experiment. The Italian version of this game, sadly, is far too expensive.
  7. Apr 28, 2014
    60
    Four animes and one game "filled with japan's spirit", as Suda 51 said. A must-watch, but not a must-play, outside of Suda's fanbase.
  8. Apr 21, 2014
    60
    Whatever your preconceptions, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day will surprise you, and continue to surprise you even after the credits begin to roll. However, while often humorous and delightful, the game portion of this package is a very short experience, consisting of only nine stages and taking roughly just over an hour to complete.
  9. 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.
  10. May 21, 2014
    55
    Unfortunately, even the really good shorts film contained in the disc can't save a production dragged down by a mediocre side-scrolling platform game, probably one of the worst of this year.
  11. It's an odd game, this. [June 2014, p.92]
  12. May 16, 2014
    50
    The best parts are the short films, the game ends up being a kind of bonus, although it has received much of the attention in the package.
  13. May 2, 2014
    50
    How hard it is to judge this cross-media experience. It's an unbalanced mix between four amazing short animation films, whom half have been made by Japanese masters, and one of the worst games of this year. Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day is a visual failure with a more than simple and unpleasant gameplay. Even with an hour of game, travel across ten levels without any satisfaction or any feeling that you're moving forward is a huge frustration. The short films save its fate.
  14. 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.
  15. Apr 23, 2014
    50
    The anime films may be critically acclaimed but their video game counterpart is nowhere near as interesting – although there is a couple of hours of mindless fun to be had.
  16. Apr 22, 2014
    50
    A poorly made, weird game. It's best asset is the creativity of the director, and the music of the playable part. A 35 minutes game can't ever be good at such an expensive price.
  17. 40
    Looks good with some decent boss battles, but lack of content and replay value disappoints.
  18. May 15, 2014
    40
    It targets the hardcore Japanese game fans and asks them how much. How much do they love Japan? How much are they willing to pay? The answer, inevitably, is not enough.
  19. Apr 29, 2014
    40
    The interesting and well-animated short films on the disc don't do enough to repair the damage the poor game has done or make this package as a whole a worthwhile investment.
  20. Apr 29, 2014
    40
    Stylistically Suda 51 proves with Short Peace once more that he is a visionary. But in terms of gameplay and technically this short runner leaves a lot to be desired.
  21. 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.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. 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. 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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  2. 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 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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