Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Image
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  • Summary: Prelude to the Fallen follows the story of a young man with no memories who awakens in a strange world, and is taken in by a tribe of kindhearted villagers. He is raised as one of their own, eventually receiving the name "Hakuowlo." When neighboring nations begin to encroach on his village,Prelude to the Fallen follows the story of a young man with no memories who awakens in a strange world, and is taken in by a tribe of kindhearted villagers. He is raised as one of their own, eventually receiving the name "Hakuowlo." When neighboring nations begin to encroach on his village, Hakuoro rises up against the tyrannical invaders, setting off on an unforgettable journey that lives on in the songs of legend. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 90
    All together Utawarerumono is a lengthy game, and while I usually advocate for games to be shorter, in the particular case of this series, I do think the narrative justifies the length and experience that it's looking to share.
  2. May 26, 2020
    84
    Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen isn't a flawless VN/SRPG hybrid, but it is an enjoyable one that starts off a grandiose tale I'm all the more ready to dive further into.
  3. Aug 9, 2020
    82
    An interesting tactical RPG that brings us the origins from this series' story and completes it with a variety of characters with high charisma in a mix of visual novel sequences and fighting scenarios.
  4. May 22, 2020
    71
    Prelude to the Fallen is a solid introduction to the Utawarerumono universe so if simple SRPG battles and visual novels appeal to you then this is one game that you'll definitely want to play.
  5. May 28, 2020
    70
    Utawarerumono:Prelude to the Fallen is an excellent remake of the visual novel that started a much loved saga in Japanese territory. This remake is an excellent opportunity for many curious people to learn about the game, never officially localized in any western language until now.
  6. May 25, 2020
    70
    Between a visual novel and a strategic game, Utawarerumono: prelude to the Fallen crosses the boundaries of the oriental market to capture the hearts of western players with a well packed game.
  7. May 22, 2020
    63
    Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen is graced by a compelling plot, but everything else is quite forgettable in this by-the-numbers visual novel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 26, 2020
    10
    Really enjoying it great story characters music. Artwork looks great and plenty of funny moments. Great game can't wait to finish it.
  2. Aug 2, 2021
    10
    A great start to my favorite series of all time. It is, first and foremost, a visual novel -- if you don't like reading, this isn't for you.A great start to my favorite series of all time. It is, first and foremost, a visual novel -- if you don't like reading, this isn't for you. But if you do, this is a great fantasy story with an original setting that is about found family, war, personal identity, and hubris. Between VN segments, you also control the characters in strategy RPG battles; they're fairly easy and the gameplay is simple. Honestly, if you're looking for a challenging SRPG, you'll be disappointed; but on the other hand, if you're a fan of great stories and aren't experienced with SRPGs, you'll still be able to get through it with no problems.

    It's also worth keeping in mind that this is just the first game in a trilogy, and each game gets progressively more complex and builds on the previous one both in terms of story and gameplay, culminating in the final game, Mask of Truth, which is my favorite game of all time. I can't recommend this series enough.
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  3. Feb 13, 2021
    0
    A visual novel type game with some strategy and rpg elements and a narrative focusing on a male protagonist and a HAREM type story. There'sA visual novel type game with some strategy and rpg elements and a narrative focusing on a male protagonist and a HAREM type story. There's some very light erotic images, and all backgrounds of the game are recycled over and over, even when going to other countries you'll have exactly the same backgrounds for most of the narrative. The game starts out fine but the narrative soon devolves into nonsense and you the player have no control whatsoever on how the story goes making you swallow all sorts of nasty characters and events without any saying in the matter. The protagonist of the game is a really weak character, it feels like the MC of a porn harem game mixed with a virgin at 40 type of character. Expand