Steins;Gate is now on Steam. Richard Eisenbeis called the game “simply a fantastic visual novel” when he first reviewed it and I have to agree. So go send emails into the past and watch the diabolic horror that ensues, if you’re into that sort of thing. The follow-up, Steins;Gate 0, is already out in Japan.
Steins;Gate Zero is coming to the west on both PS4 and Vita, courtesy of PQube, the same publisher that brought over Steins;Gate. Zero is the sequel to 5pb’s excellent visual novel, which starts off slowly but ultimately pays off. No specific release date just yet—they’re saying 2016 for both Europe and the U.S.
Steins;Gate is an amazingly well-written time travel adventure. It is also one of the best visual novels ever made. New adventure Steins;Gate 0 lives up to the original in nearly every possible way.
If I were to sum up in two sentences my experience with delusion-filled murder mystery visual novel Chaos;Child, it’d be these: 1) If I’d known how incredibly long Chaos;Child was, I’d never have played it and 2) I’m so happy that I played Chaos;Child.
If you are into visual novels at all, you’ve probably already played Steins;Gate (and if you haven’t, you should). But Steins;Gate is only one in a series of games tied together by their excellent sci-fi tales—and improper semicolon use.
At TGS, even trailers have two hour wait times. Granted, in this case, said trailer is for the new Steins;Gate. Doesn’t make it any less ridiculous, though. Photo by Richard Eisenbeis.
If you were on the Internet in 2000, you may remember John Titor, a message board poster who said he had traveled back through time from a post-apocalyptic 2036, ravaged by World War III and the collapse of federal government. Titor, as it turned out, wasn’t real. But he stuck in people’s heads, and he makes a central…
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Steins;Gate in Japan. As part of the celebration, a free augmented reality game was released for fans visiting the game’s location—otaku mecca Akihabara. So, of course, I decided to head over there and play it.
Steins;Gate is an absolutely fantastic visual novel. And while it has been released on the PC in the US (and will be hitting the PS3 and Vita next month), it’s far from the only Steins;Gate game out there. And no, I’m not talking about the upcoming sequel, Steins;Gate 0; I’m talking about the three spin-offs.
The visual novel Steins;Gate will be out on PS3/Vita in North America on August 25, publisher PQube just announced. Between that and the Danganronpa spinoff, Vita owners will be pretty damn busy this fall.
Last week, 5pb. announced a new Steins;Gate game and anime are in the works. And while there have been spin-offs and fandiscs to Steins;Gate previously, Steins;Gate 0 is the first to be touted as a vital part of the main story.
As you read this list, you’re going to notice something about me: The thing I most care about in a game isn’t the gameplay, but the plot. I just love a well-told story. Thus, my personal top 10 list is largely full of either plot-heavy games or those that told their story in a novel way.
Steins;Gate is coming to North American and European PlayStation 3s and Vitas in 2015 via publisher PQube. Considered by many to be one of the finest visual novels ever made, the time-traveling science adventure came to North American PC earlier this year via JAST USA. Check out our full review of the PC release.
A few weeks back, I talked about how fans of Steins;Gate animated one of the audio dramas to make an hour-long extra movie. What I didn’t mention is that the main translator of that project is also one of the main translators of the game’s official release. And how he came to that job is an interesting little story.
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The official English release of the beloved visual novel Steins;Gate will be out on April 30. You can get either a physical or digital copy from publisher Jast USA.
Steins;Gate is one of the most popular visual novels in recent years. It spawned not only several other side-story games but also an anime (and sequel movie). But that's not all. This past week saw the close of the Steins;Gate live-action play. And like the anime before it, it proved to be an excellent adaptation.