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  • Summary: Eliza is a visual novel about an AI counseling program, the people who develop it, and the people who use it. Follow Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey as she reconnects with people from her past, gets to know the people of Seattle who use Eliza for counseling, and decides the course of her future.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Aug 12, 2019
    95
    Eliza is a poignant, well-presented tale about how even technology created to help people can be harmful when it replaces human connection. Rather than demonizing technology, though, Eliza is a paean to compassion, communication, and all the varied ways people can lift each other up.
  2. Edge Magazine
    Sep 12, 2019
    90
    His masterstroke is Eliza itself. [Issue#337, p.120]
  3. Aug 13, 2019
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Aug 12, 2019
    80
    Zachtronics make a detour from its puzzle game destiny with the visual novel Eliza. It's slick in its design, though shy on the big choices you might expect from most visual novels. Still, packed with a stellar solitaire minigame, impressive voice acting, and one of the most prescient narratives I've seen in games, if you're a fan at all of interactive stories that'll have you gripped from start to finish, Eliza is it.
  5. Nov 21, 2019
    80
    It’s a game about the compromises necessary to get by in the working world and problems that don’t come with pat solutions.
  6. Aug 21, 2019
    80
    It is not unreasonable to assume that the software suggested in Eliza already exists, though it has not yet been exploited and marketed. Our culture certainly believes that technology is the solution to what ails us, even when what ails us is technology, and Eliza the visual novel is an interesting and engaging exploration of that thesis.
  7. Aug 20, 2019
    76
    I have such mixed feelings about Eliza. With regard to what it does well, it stands head and shoulders above the competition. In terms of the concepts explored, exemplifying how directionless adulthood can be, and its presentation, Eliza is exceptional. Regarding the actual narrative, pace, and flow of the writing, Eliza can be a slog to get through that frequently left me wondering, "Why am I doing this in the game right now?"

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 20, 2019
    10
    Eliza is my new go-to game if anyone asks if i can recommend a calm visual novel. The game is not short but not too long and you might be ableEliza is my new go-to game if anyone asks if i can recommend a calm visual novel. The game is not short but not too long and you might be able to complete it in less than day. The graphics are perfect and fit wonderfully in combination with the amazing voice acting. Story wise the game contains explanation of the past, current and future of certain Characters and sometimes you really feel empathy with some of them.
    In my opinion Eliza is the best Visual Novel of the year and really deserves more attention
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  2. Sep 20, 2019
    9
    Eliza is a powerful Visual Novel (VN) around AI and mental health that maybe nearer a future reality than we think. Excellent voice acting,Eliza is a powerful Visual Novel (VN) around AI and mental health that maybe nearer a future reality than we think. Excellent voice acting, intriguing characters with a past and nice graphics and sounds make this a really good experience. And with different endings too. One of the best I've had since Highway Blossoms. Expand
  3. Jan 10, 2020
    2
    Game is incredibly boring with barely any interesting plot that you can hold onto.The Art and VA is good but i really wished they investedGame is incredibly boring with barely any interesting plot that you can hold onto.The Art and VA is good but i really wished they invested some of the VA cash to the story department.The game seemed interesting at first and had potential but the choices you make are meaningless and it's all pretty much just reading and reading and reading and reading and you just don't feel invested in the characters or the world.So it feels more like a chore rather than an entertaining or though provoking game which made me super disappointed since i think it had great potential. Expand