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  • Summary: Back in the 25th century, Earth launched a generation ship into deep space, with the goal of establishing the first interstellar colony. It dropped out of contact and disappeared, never reaching its destination.

    Thousands of years later, it has finally been found. Uncover the mystery
    Back in the 25th century, Earth launched a generation ship into deep space, with the goal of establishing the first interstellar colony. It dropped out of contact and disappeared, never reaching its destination.

    Thousands of years later, it has finally been found.

    Uncover the mystery of what happened to the final generation aboard the generation ship Mugunghwa by reading through its dead crew's logs, with the help of a spunky AI sidekick!

    Two pursuable characters. Five endings. A dark visual novel that further extends the non-linear style of Digital: A Love Story in a mystery featuring transhumanism, traditional marriage, loneliness, and cosplay.

    Welcome to the future.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. May 14, 2012
    86
    It's no secret that I thoroughly enjoyed Analogue: A Hate Story. The writing is stellar, the music and graphics are stylish, and the interactive gameplay elements are immersive. I also appreciate its unapologetic attitude toward mass appeal, instead opting to please a very specific kind of gamer. Those who want to see a fine example of elevated video game storytelling would do best to check this game out. It may not be a long ride (5-7 hours for a single playthrough), but it is a satisfying one.
  2. Mar 23, 2012
    76
    Beneath the endless text, Analogue is smart, focused, and refreshingly unpleasant stuff with a style all of its own. [Apr 2012, p.112]
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    70
    It's a game that doesn't have the luxury of distracting you with clever mechanics and satisfying challenges to excuse its lack of narrative. It's just you and the story and how exactly you digest it. If you're interested in dystopian sci-fi and intriguing mysteries and like getting angry about patriarchal misogyny, then it's certainly something you could enjoy.
  4. Feb 14, 2012
    50
    My feelings about Analogue are nuanced. For every thing Love nails, there's another place where the experience falls short. The middle stretch doesn't live up to the standard set by the intro, but the finale is just satisfying enough to even it all out. If I had to sum up the whole game in one word, it would be "ehhhhhhhh". Don't take it personally, but this just ain't my story.
  5. Apr 5, 2012
    40
    An intriguing exercise in interactive fiction, let down by shaky writing and a major lack of emotional engagement. [Apr 2012, p.50]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Apr 28, 2012
    10
    Ok, whilst a different type of game to the norm, even amongst Visual Novels, this game is great! It's hard to give an overview of the gameplayOk, whilst a different type of game to the norm, even amongst Visual Novels, this game is great! It's hard to give an overview of the gameplay that sounds right. Put simply, the entire game's focused around accessing emails and learning about the history of a ship. Specifically, what caused all those aboard to die. If you go in expecting MW3 you'll be disappointed, but if you can take a slow, intriguing tale, with one hell of a moral dilemma if you think about it, I can't recommend Analogue enough Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2012
    10
    Analogue adds a point again where you can see that you don't need full nudes or extremely harsh situations to have a "good" visual novel.Analogue adds a point again where you can see that you don't need full nudes or extremely harsh situations to have a "good" visual novel.

    There's no doubt telling that the story is deep and it's told in an unconventional way that allows you to read again so you can collect your thoughts and take good actions, it has enough endings to satisfy anyone, even those bad ones and there is an epic tension moment in the game that will test your typing and mind skills to the limit.

    Both characters are wonderfully developed, only if you could talk with them using the input text console...

    It's a novel I would gladly recommend to anyone who is willing to share his or her time to enjoy a nice written piece of art, with beautiful graphics and a nice and intuitive interface.
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  3. Dec 25, 2012
    8
    A surprisingly nice visual novel. There is a sh*tload of text to read, be aware if you are not used to visual novels. Anyway, the story isA surprisingly nice visual novel. There is a sh*tload of text to read, be aware if you are not used to visual novels. Anyway, the story is good and the characters are nice. The novel is pretty short (4-5 hours length) but it has different endings. There are also some achievements that will make you play it all. The full price is a bit high, tough. Recommended to all visual novels fans, maybe while on **** Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2012
    8
    This game was totally worth its money. Something i cannot say about a bunch of AAA games out there. You don't have to be a huge fan of visualThis game was totally worth its money. Something i cannot say about a bunch of AAA games out there. You don't have to be a huge fan of visual novel or an otaku to like it. If you're interested in sci-fi, socials or intense storytelling with at last some mature topics, you don't do anything wrong in buying. If you seek something to just play and relax (which is totally ok) you should step away from this game. It is a little short but it also feels like "more" would just lenghten it unecessary. I was a little disapointed that it was quite easy. So no much detective work and only two passages where you could use the console somehow free and creative. I would like to have another game like this, maybe slightly longer and with more posibillities to look trough the ship, use the console, maybe hacking, hide things from the ai because you don't thrust them and so on. Hey, seriously who didnt disabled the bulkheads in the reactor sequence because he tought something like "Oh hey maybe there are surviors left or i cannot board the ship if...". Anyway, good game. Expand
  5. May 9, 2019
    8
    I was very engaged with this visual novel! The title should have warned me somewhat better about how horrific it was; and reading from theI was very engaged with this visual novel! The title should have warned me somewhat better about how horrific it was; and reading from the developers about the Joseon dynasty afterwards was super cool (the historical context answered a lot of the questions I had about the games theme, especially some of the burning ones that were at the core of the plot that I would have completely failed to have answered otherwise; I would recommend reading the short segment the author placed in the "bonus content" area at the end). The story's pacing was somewhat sporadic, and felt much more like a series of thought experiments and such than a cohesive plot. For me this was especially a problem because I had the attention span of a gnat and couldn't remember the diverse cast of characters' names for the life of me. This is pretty overshadowed by the brilliant setting the story takes place in which is unlike anything I've ever seen before. While it's definitely not the most polished thing I've ever played, it will definitely stick with me for a long time to come, and I think I grew a little from the experience. Not a lot, granted, but pretty good considering the track record I have with reading. Expand
  6. Aug 26, 2014
    0
    This game is absolutely horrible. I don't know why people like it so much. The visual novels from Japan are way better. Stick to the real dealThis game is absolutely horrible. I don't know why people like it so much. The visual novels from Japan are way better. Stick to the real deal Japanese games. Expand

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