Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 10, 2019
    97
    Brilliant, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely never been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, eat it, vomit on it, give birth to it.
  2. Sep 22, 2019
    80
    Gaijin Charenji 1: Kiss or Kill may be a simple and strange game but it's so insane that you'll wonder what the heck you're experiencing.
  3. Sep 12, 2019
    80
    Gaijin Charenji 1: Kiss or Kill is perhaps the most absurdly metaphysical experience in gaming, but even when it dives so deep into abstract art and symbolism, it never forgets to be an addictive video game first and foremost. This is a unique video game experience which invigorates the gamer at their most base instinct, and yet it also creeps into their consciousnesses just as profoundly.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 13, 2019
    8
    Gaijin Charenji 1: Kisss OOR Kill: The Sega Dreamcast is a console that broke a lot of ground in such a small amount of time and back when itGaijin Charenji 1: Kisss OOR Kill: The Sega Dreamcast is a console that broke a lot of ground in such a small amount of time and back when it first came to America and Europe in 1999 the excitement levels in the gaming community were high to say the least because it did things that no other console ever did before. Unfortunately though it didn’t last very long which was a shame because it was a console I was hoping was going to be around for many years. Gaijin Charenji 1 was one of those games that was meant to release on the Dreamcast but it never came to fruition and after doing a little bit of research on it I found out that Yosuke Takahashi was the son of the person who originally intended to bring it to the Dreamcast. In a way then this made me want to play Gaijin Charenji 1: Kiss or Kill even more because it was 20 years in the making and in the end I’m glad I did because I haven’t played anything quite like it before. Basically it’s all about killing your enemies with some twin-stick shooting action that feels completely fresh which is quite impressive considering the amount of twin-stick shooters that are out there. There’s a twist on the normal twin-stick action though and that twist is the Kiss or Kill mechanic. This mechanic is decent and it adds an extra dimension to the gameplay because choosing Kiss or Kill in regards to your enemies does impact on things as you progress. It gets quite a lot right and the strange and weird vibe it has dotted throughout is one of the things it gets completely right. The presentation side of the game is memorable to say the least and without going into too much detail because I don’t want to spoil it for you the visual style and other quirks will definitely stay with you long after completion. The gameplay whilst not containing a huge amount of depth will also stay with you long after completion as well because even though I’ve said it many times before it’s certainly unique to the core. In a way yes because this game is definitely not for everybody due to the nature of it. As I said earlier the gameplay doesn’t have much to it either so if you aren’t engrossed by the presentation style this game has then it probably won’t hold your attention for very long. I will say though that in terms of pros and cons there isn’t many cons at all so if this game is up your alley then you won’t deal with many issues at all. I’ve no doubt that Yosuke Takahashi was very emotional when making this game but I’m sure his father would’ve been very proud with the outcome because Gaijin Charenji 1: Kiss or Kill is certainly an experience that I won’t forget in a hurry. Yes this game isn’t going to be for everybody but if you’re one of those people who craves something new then I urge you to get this game because it will take a hold of you immediately and take you on a journey you’ve probably never experienced in the gaming world before, especially on your Xbox One. Full Review »
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    An incredible, weird, crazy but above all, Incredibly FUN game.
    If you love experimental games, or enjoy works full of all kind of references
    An incredible, weird, crazy but above all, Incredibly FUN game.
    If you love experimental games, or enjoy works full of all kind of references this is a game you should try.
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  3. Sep 13, 2019
    9
    This game is so ....well ... don't find the words... try it if you're curious
    original graphics
    original concept
    original sound