This is a highly relevant game to some very real discussions that ethicists and moral philosophers will be pondering in the years ahead, and at the same time it tells a ripping, entertaining story. A real masterpiece on every level, and one of the best games I've played all year.
Again, masterpiece of the SF-based visual novel. Branches of the story are more complex than original steins gate but still really interesting. Great artwork, voice, story, and charming new characters. 5pb studio must make new steins gate series forever.
Fans will be satisfied with how the tale running through Steins;Gate 0 is told with a narrative that rarely stands still in the present without coming off confusing. That said, the original’s degree of tension and regret over gameplay decisions are lost a little here and because of it, 0 — despite its successful transitioning, coming off more like a second half to a much grander tale as opposed to a totally sectioned-off story — often finds comfort in retreating to old techniques and former narrative inclusions to fill in the rare instances of figurative gaps.
This might have been fantastic as an anime series, but the lack of real choices in how the story goes kind of kills the interactive vibe a visual novel is supposed to have. Even though the text messages and phone calls alter the story, the length of the full story, complete with monotonous gameplay, doesn’t make replaying it for all the endings very enticing.
This is the 1st time I write a game review, so I apologize in advance for any mistake I will make.
I write this review based on the assumption that you have played/watched the previous one before, and known what happened in that final moment (Operation Skuld). This game/Visual Novel is the sequel/mid-quel of the 1st one, and is practically the explanation and process of how the D-mail Okabe received after falling to rescue Kurisu the 1st time.
Compare to the original one, this game is amazingly well-made, following suite with the emotion of the MC, full of regret and sadness. The game introduce a new aspect beside time travel: a program which stores and develops the owner's memories on its own, like a true human put inside a monitor. And surprisingly the concept merges so well with the time travelling, giving a fresh air for the series. And thus, it's the main root of many problem, despairs, and the dark side of the game.
The jokes, happy events and heart-warming moment are still there, but they won't last long, and the reality after that will hit you hard... So just, brace yourself in advance when it happens.
The game length, in my opinion, is fairly shorter than the previous, but it's more painful, heart-broken, and frustrated, since the MC had already given up on Kurisu after all. Also, in order to reach the true end, you have to play the game once, then start again/ reload the crucial moment. The fact that there are less options to guide the story, or interact with other characters will probably annoy some players, but I think it is a good thing, since you can focus more on the story, without sidetracking to other diversions.
Overall, there are lots of shortcoming from this game, and the true end leaves much to be desired (since you already know what will happen after it in the original one). However, I love it. Manly tears have been shred, and I enjoy the journey far more than I expected. If you have already experienced Steins;Gate, then I'd 100% recommend you to play this. It's worth your time (and probably your tears as well).
And lastly, I wish you well with Operation Skuld, my fellow mad scientist.
El. Psy. Kongroo.
Steins;Gate 0 is, much like its predecessor, one of the best visual novels available. It's generally considered slightly inferior to Steins;Gate but I have played through both vns a number of times and never found any reason to agree with that sentiment. It's well worth your time even if you're already familiar with the anime adaptation. The length of the vn is 30–50 hours.
Messy plot, blank characters, just a bunch of ideas mixed together without any purpose at the end. Feels like a bad fanfic. Is nothing like the original game, each detail in which had a purpose at the end.
Waste of time.
SummaryIf you can't save the on you love... ... How can you save humanity?
- A new story in the critically-acclaimed Steins;Gate series.
- From the depths of despair - explore a whole new world line
- Your favourite characters return alongside a brand new cast!