[PlayStation 4] Angels with Scaly Wings Review
Angels with Scaly Wings from Ratalaika Games and Radical Phi is a visual novel game set in an alternate world. Check our Angels with Scaly Wings review!
After the discovery of a mysterious portal, you are selected as one of the few humans to travel to the world of dragons.
While you serve as an ambassador, you learn more about this strangely familiar place, and discover that your human colleague knows more than he’s letting on…
The game is set in the near future of 20XX. Humanity has found a portal leading to a different world inhabited by a race of intelligent and talking dragons. A few moments later, the narrator is selected to begin some diplomatic relations in the other species’ world, and thus the story begins.
Once the main character goes through the portal, he’ll meet Remy, a scholar dragon with glasses and a tie. He is friendly, which eases our ambassador into things. In our normal world, dragons are otherworldly creatures, and in the dragon world, it’s the humans that are godlike creatures. That’s the premise that Remy tells us as we land on their world. I was actually surprised to see that the other dragon world residents actually felt slightly surprised to see a human walking there. This didn’t feel like Remy’s premise was respected in the actual game. I personally would be way more impressed if I saw a dragon in the flesh!
After a little while, you’ll be presented with a dragon body that seems to have been killed in strange circumstances. Since your human friend is a suspect, you’ll be tasked with investigating the scene using an array of replies. I liked those investigations as they were fun and required actual thinking. If you’re wrong, you’ll only have to select a different choice but will miss some trophies down the road.
You’ll meet up with a few different dragon characters, each having their own human-like personalities. I quickly liked most of them and was very surprised when I realized that you could actually flirt with some of them over the course of the game.
As for the presentation, the first 10-15 minutes are quite dull since there is only white text over a black screen with almost no image at all in that time span. After this early segment, finally, the game moves to a visual novel style with static characters over backgrounds, and the locations are varied. There is also plenty of dialogue throughout the game.
As for the trophies, we are looking at a full list with a Platinum trophy for you and a ton of trophies to unlock along the way. The game has 58 Bronze, 3 Silver, and the one Gold trophy waiting for you. Without a guide to help you select the right answers, you might spend a while trying to get the Platinum. If you’re using a guide to get through, however, you can expect your new Platinum in around one hour or so.
As far as visual novels go, this one has an interesting premise, and I thought it did stand out. The story is lengthy for fans of visual novels and can be of special interest to trophy hunters, given how it can give them a new Platinum trophy in an hour or so.
Here’s a trophy guide if you’re looking for the quickest route to your new Platinum trophy:
This Angels with Scaly Wings review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.