[PlayStation 4] CHAOS;CHILD Review
CHAOS;CHILD is a science fiction visual novel packed with mystery that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. Learn more about it in our CHAOS;CHILD review!
If you are a fan of Steins;gate, then youâ€™re definitely going to love CHAOS;CHILD, as this one is also very story-heavy visual novel with huge walls of texts to read. Those of you who arenâ€™t that into reading a bookâ€™s worth of content might not enjoy this particular release, but youâ€™ll be missing out on a great story that is a must-read on PlayStation 4 â€“ yes, thatâ€™s must-read since, letâ€™s be honest, proper gameplay is usually light in this type of release (hence the name visual novel).
As the game begins, you are introduced to characters who have met their fateful end in mysterious ways. The opening section of the game may send chills down your spine since it paints a very creepy picture of what you can expect during this journey. You play as Takuru Miyashiro who is a high school Journalist who has a certain passion for mysteries. Takaru is quite judgmental and puts people into various social groups called right-siders and wrong-siders, which is interesting since he could be considered a bit of a nerd who spends a great deal of time in front of a computer screen.
Thanks to how CHAOS;CHILD is structured youâ€™ll get to learn a lot about the characters in this story, so youâ€™ll definitely get a good idea of what makes each character tick. Youâ€™ll end up feeling an attachment to these characters since youâ€™ll get to know them at such a personal levelâ€¦ which will come into play at more than one point since, unfortunately, not all characters will survive until the end of the story. There are branches, actions, and choices to make, and that means there will be many endings you can reach, and that plays a part in the trophy list for CHAOS;CHILD and its Platinum trophy.
There is a ton of content in this game, so if you want to get the Platinum, you will end up doing several playthroughs as you select positive and negative responses, learning more about all characters and about their fates. Overall, youâ€™re looking at 60-70 hours in total if you read every single conversation, interaction or piece of information. If youâ€™re a fast reader, you can cut down on that time, but this one certainly has a huge story!
As you progress, Takuru will be able to choose to enter a state of delusion where he can choose good, bad or neutral outcomes. During these instances, a scene will be triggered that only occurs in his mind. These events can affect the progress of the story and the final outcome of the game, not to mention his relationships with his friends and how he feels about them. As CHAOS;CHILD unfolds, these delusions will play a key role – Takuru will learn more about the delusions and the world around them as the game progresses, so be sure to pay attention!
CHAOS;CHILD is not a game that holds back â€“ it has gritty, almost horror-like themes on offer, with casualties, loss and dead ends that get in the way. The game will captivate your interest from start to finish, and is a story that is worth experiencing. CHAOS;CHILD will play with your emotions, and you will get swept away with this emotionally-charged release. Itâ€™s a brilliant and hard-to-put-down game that has a stunning art style that will grab your attention, even though the story is the star of the game. If youâ€™re a fan of visual novel releases, then you need to get this one today.
This CHAOS;CHILD review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by PQube.