[PS4] Steins;Gate 0 Review | PS3Blog.net
Are you ready for a mysterious adventure seen from many perspectives? Are you a fan of visual novels? Then read our Steins;Gate 0 review to see why this is a must-play release!
Due to the game’s nature, one could say that Steins;Gate 0 is a sequel/prequel/side-story to Steins;Gate. If you’ve played the previous game, then you know what I’m talking about. There are several characters you’ll meet during your journey, along with some time travel elements here and there to spice things up. This game starts right after the ending for Steins;Gate, so if you’ve played the previous game you’ll certainly get the most out of this one. Luckily playing the first game is not a must since the sequel does a great job of retelling important and valuable information.
For Steins;Gate 0, players get to interact with a very special Artificial Intelligence called Amadeus, built by Maho Hiyajo and Alexis Leskinen, which, for some reason, is based on Kurisu, a character from the previous game. Using her memories as the basis, the pair makes Rintaro Okabe, the main character in the series, a tester for Amadeus since he was a friend of Kurisu. This is the start of a chain of events that will take players through several branching paths in a very entertaining and well-written story.
As you play, you will be making the most of your in-game smartphone which will register new information by way of TIPS, as well as offer you a line of communication with other characters either with phone calls (when something important happens), or by way of chat app RINE. Every time you get a message, you’ll get a notice in the upper left corner of the screen so that you can press the R2 button to bring up your smartphone. Got it?
It’s hard to review a visual novel since talking about its story even for a bit might end up spoiling a player’s experience, so this is as far as I’ll go in talking about the story for Steins;Gate 0. Rest assured that it’s a great game and one of the best stories you’ll experience on a PlayStation 4 visual novel! There’s a ton of content in this release which makes it worth every penny.
And since this is a visual novel we’re talking about, I’m happy to report that the game includes a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy! You’re looking at around 40+ hours to complete every “chapter” in the game the proper way by reading the massive walls of text from every single conversation in the game. There are a handful of times where a decision you make in the game will allow you to branch out into a new path, so be ready! I suggest you save plenty and make good use of the many save slots the game has to offer. As a general rule, be sure to save at least at the start of each new chapter you reach!
Steins;Gate 0 is a visual novel with a rich and engaging story that will keep you going until the end. It makes great use of its diverse cast of characters as it tells a story that, while sometimes lighthearted, is a bit on the dark side in more than one spot. If you’re looking for a great visual novel on PlayStation 4, then Steins;Gate 0 is exactly what you need.
This Steins;Gate 0 review is based on a PS4 copy provided by PQube Limited.