Code: Realize -Guardian of Rebirth- - PS Vita

  • Publisher: Aksys Games
  • SKU: 7649036
  • Release Date: 10/20/2015
  • 4.5 (29)
ESRB Rating: Teen
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Best Buy Customer Reviews

4
Love and...? Posted by: from: on Great googly moogly. you actually need terminology for this game. Two key terms before we start this review: visual novel: a game that is very much a book. There's a lot of text and thus a lot of reading to be done. Usually, there's one true “path” to take, so even when there's multiple branching paths one end can be considered the true/canon end, or have so much detail it might as well be. This particular game is a pure visual novel, as there's no minigames to be seen like in Danganronpa's trials. otome game: a game that has romance elements mixed with the story. The main character is usually a female. Getting on with this, I'll go full-on with my thoughts on this game...which is actually a pretty unique perspective if I do say so myself—this is my first visual novel that is pureblooded with zero “game” aspects. Personally, I found it to be absolutely hilarious and engaging at some moments, and a utter drag during other bits. That's not to say it's bad—it's just that visual novels with no “breaktime” or “game” aspects mixed in get a little dull at times. It's like reading an engaging book, and getting a taste of the plot. You savor it and want more, but get frustrated during the exposition because you just want to get to the good stuff. Again, not a bad thing at all! This is more a personal thing, and no fault of the game itself. However, if you know you are impatient and will get antsy, you might want to factor that into your decision. There's A LOT of text, and though much of it is witty and cute, it can get to be a drag when you just want to get to the meat of things. I'll skip over the plot itself—because that's what you play this for!—and cut to the romance. It's not forced on you, and the most you get is a flirty character absolutely lovestruck with the heroine. The actual romancing is based on decisions you make, and you're given scenes of spending time with the particular character you chose to hang out with. By doing this, the relationship growth feels a lot more natural yet still keeps the fantasy going on. At the end of the normal path AKA the path before the stories branch out, the guy with the most affection for the heroine ends up being your companion for, well, whatever the route in particular is going for! Here, you get more choices, and more dishes of romance! It's not overly lovey-dovey though, and the plot is still pretty thick. Each route sheds more light on the chosen man and sub characters related to them in some way. It makes for interesting, diverse character growth, and the collectible CGs available per route feel like such an amazing reward because the art is gorgeous. All in all, I can't praise the story enough, the characters are wonderful, and the different routes make this story replayable for them. The option to skip text is available for those starting another playthough but wanting to get past what they've seen already, so you won't be forced to relive the story if you don't want to. I'd recommend this to those who like good stories, don't mind the lack of regular gameplay, and don't mind spelling and grammatical errors. Oh, and you obviously must like reading and not mind romance stories! Oh, quick note: keeping the heroine's name means the men will actually say her name, whereas naming her something else has no voicework attached. Nice little extra!

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

5
Wife loves it Posted by: from: on My wife is crazy about this game. She is the type to play obscure Japanese visual novels (not my genre lol), Like Danganronpa, and she loves this game.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Great Game! Posted by: from: on Easily one of the best visual novels I've played this year. Great art, wonderful music, and a story to fall in love with.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

4
Great vn Posted by: from: on At first i wasnt that interested in reading an otome novel but i have to be honest the characters are intriguing, i even boug an extra copy and gave it to her as a birthday gift and now she is in love with impey!! Also the sequel is coming out next year so that alone proves the game sold well

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Wonderful Visual Novel Posted by: from: on If you know what to expect with visual novels this game is a great edition to the vita library. The Steampunk setting is fun, the characters are interesting, and I found myself staying up late every night just to read a bit more. This was the first true Otome game I have completed, but because of it I'm excited to explore the genre further.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
Graphic novel game Posted by: from: Ann Arbor, MI on There aren't alot of these out there, atleast not in the US. I mean graphic novel games, not the actual game itself. They are not for everyone, alot of reading involved. You choose different paths to take you down different chapters in the game. I enjoyed it, can be beaten rather quickly if you read fast so it may not be worth full price. But all vita games are slowly going away. Hope they bring over more graphic novel games

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Unique Game Posted by: from: Bay Area, CA on This is a visual novel . The storytelling is fairly interesting to read and has Japanese voice acting. Beautiful images and 5 different paths for the story to go.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Fantastic Visual Novel Posted by: from: on This is another visual novel from the folks at Otomete. This one stars a girl who cannot touch others while she interacts with a group of characters based on famous literary protagonists. Which hunk will you choose?

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Amazing Posted by: from: on This was my first visual novel and I'm very impressed with it. I wish they could make more because this was great!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
For the visual novel lover Posted by: from: on If you like visual novels, this is the game for you.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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