Operation Backlog Completion 2017

Oct 162017
 

Last week, we discussed a game that looks cute but is actually a horror game.

This week, we have another deceptively cute game to discuss.

Doki Doki Literature Club presents itself as a sweet romance visual novel where the main character joins a school literature club alongside four cute girls. It also begins by warning the player “This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.”

When you start it, it will seem to be as cute as it appears on the surface.

Keep playing, even if you find the start boring. It’s not what you expect.

Click for Doki Doki Literature Club spoiler

Now, Doki Doki Literature Club is one of those stories where you can’t really talk about what makes it interesting without spoilers. However, it’s also free, so if you’re intrigued by its inclusion in Celebrating All Things Spooky, download it and find out!

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Sep 202017
 

Back in May, Steins;Gate Elite was announced for the PS4 and Vita in Japan.

Very few details were revealed, but it sounded like some sort of enhanced remake of Steins;Gate.

Now the Switch has been added to the list of platforms, and Steins;Gate Elite has been described further as “a full animation adventure game.”

All of the animation from the Steins;Gate anime will be used, along with new animation for the routes that weren’t in the anime.

No one seems quite sure what to make of this.

I loved Steins;Gate and also enjoyed its sequel/midquel, but I don’t quite see the point of making a fully animated visual novel.

Is it like an expanded version of the anime, except you can answer Okabe’s phone and make choices to lead to the different routes, like in the visual novel? That’s interesting, but is there really an advantage over reading the visual novel? Is it intended for people who don’t like visual novels but don’t want to just watch the anime? Who is the target audience?

Steins;Gate Elite will be out in 2018 in Japan, so we’ll see what it’s like then. No localization news has been announced so far.

What do you think of this idea? Am I just missing the appeal? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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Sep 182017
 

The visual novel Chaos;Child is being localized for the PS4 and Vita, and we finally have an official release date. It will be out on October 13 in Europe and October 24 in North America.

Chaos;Child is part of the Science Adventure series, which also includes Steins;Gate, although you don’t need knowledge of one to play the other.

(The Science Adventure series includes Steins;Gate and Steins;Gate 0, Chaos;Head and Chaos;Child, and Robotics;Notes and Robotics;Notes DaSH.)

It is also the sequel to the still-unlocalized Chaos;Head, but fans have said you don’t need to be familiar with Chaos;Head to play/read Chaos;Child.

Chaos;Child is about a group of high school students who begin to investigate supernatural murders.

I loved Steins;Gate, so I’m excited for this.

Are you interested in getting Chaos;Child?

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