[PS4] Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies Review
Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies from Ratalaika Games and Magenta Factory is a visual novel about love and loss. Check our Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies review!
Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies from Ratalaika Games and Magenta Factory is a visual novel about love and loss. While visiting his sick father at the hospital, student Wei Qiuwu has a chance meeting with a girl who is playing a concertina at the hospital. Her name is Li Jiayun, and she’s also a patient at the hospital. They become friends and start to hang out along with other colorful characters. Add the game’s charming music and the detailed and varied backgrounds, and you have a good option for visual novel fans.
The game is fully voice-acted, but unless you know Chinese, you’re going to have to rely on the dialogue boxes to carry on with the story. It also has a ton of CG for you to unlock, which one expects to find in a visual novel. Other than some of them featuring a bit of fan service – nothing major, since this is still a T rated visual novel, but it’s still something that might rub some people the wrong way – there’s really nothing to complain about this one. I won’t spoil the story since that’s always the big drive for a visual novel, so you’ll have to play it to find out more!
As you progress through the different story paths for Bai Qu Hundreds of Melodies, you’ll unlock new music tracks, as well as a variety of CG, as is to be expected for a visual novel. If you want to check these or listen to the game’s soundtrack, you can visit the Extras section either from the main menu or at any time by pausing the game and selecting Extras from the upper right corner.
Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. Since it’s a cross-buy release, that means that if you buy it on PlayStation 4, you’ll also get it on PlayStation 5 and the other way around, so you can get two Platinum trophies for a single purchase. For visual novels, to get all trophies, you’ll have to play a game more than once since there are different endings and story paths to experience. That is also the case for Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies. The good news is that you can skip text you’ve read before to speed up the process.
Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies is a visual novel about love and loss, dealing with some serious topics along the way. It has a full trophy list, a charming art style, a good soundtrack, and it’s a cross-buy release, which means you get two versions for a single price. Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies is out on PlayStation 4 with a $9.99 asking price.
This Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.