Let's spend the next three real-time days together uncovering the mystery of what went horribly wrong on a derelict generation ship, with the help of a spunky/more-than-slightly-traumatized AI sidekick! A sequel to Analogue: A Hate Story that tells a whole new hate story of its own.
User reviews: Very Positive (209 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 19, 2013

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About This Game

Let's spend the next three real-time days together uncovering the mystery of what went horribly wrong on a derelict generation ship, with the help of a spunky/more-than-slightly-traumatized AI sidekick!

A sequel to Analogue: A Hate Story that tells a whole new hate story of its own. Analogue players can pick up where their finished save files left off, and new players can start fresh in Hate Plus.

A dark visual novel about transhumanism, cosplay, cake-baking, and the slow patriarchal erosion of freedoms taken for granted.

The story so far...

I can't believe it! My mission was supposed to be routine data recovery on an old derelict generation ship, but instead, I ended up rescuing an adorable AI girl who grew up in a tremendously patriarchal Neo-Confucian society? And now she's discovered a bunch of messages left by the mysterious Old *Mute... and wants me to uncover with her the slow enactment of a regressive political program that caused her society to regress to Joseon Dynasty social mores?!

I wasn't expecting this at all! I thought the three day trip back to Earth would be peaceful and lonely and not at all filled with reading about tragedy!

And so began my hateful days...

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8 or later
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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1 of 12 people (8%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Self-serving garbage made by a homophobic bully that leveraged personal relationships for positive coverage. So narcissistic that one achievement requires the creators personal thumbs up.

Only recommend if you sincerely hate yourself and wish to support a hateful bully.
Posted: October 10
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4.3 hrs on record
I love the characters, I love the immersion.
Posted: October 11
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7.2 hrs on record
Played, and finished it, then I saw other people's screenshots.
Funny to see how much I missed in a single playthrough

On a side note, it's not as good as the first game (for me), but there're many little stuff that makes it enjoyable
(Loved the spoiler achievement)
Posted: October 15
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45.0 hrs on record
Well written sequel/prequel to Analogue. Continues on right after the previous game. Ties things up and lets you know what lead to things going so badly.
Posted: October 24
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64 of 69 people (93%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Hate Plus is the only game I've ever played - the only piece of media I have ever consumed, actually - that has made me willingly wake up at 8:00 AM on a day off, shower, shave, get dressed, get in my car, drive to the supermarket, buy ingredients for a chocolate cake, drive home, bake the aforementioned cake, take a picture of me eating said cake with a digital 3000-year-old 640-year-old teenager, and email said picture to a Canadian woman with pink hair.

(By the by, playing Analogue first isn't necessary, but it helps.)
Posted: May 28
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Plot is not quite as good as the first one but it has a lot of cool extra stuff. I highly recommend playing Hate Story before this, even your save gets imported to Hate Plus.
Posted: June 22
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Step in the role of a space investigator who likes to solve mysteries and seduce cute (underage) anime girls with dialogue wheel.
Posted: July 17
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Now with 50% more hate!
Posted: July 30
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
This is a pretty good little conspiracy and if followed sequentially you get a taste of what's coming in day 1, get a glimpse of the end in day 2, and in day 3 you see it from the conspiracy side. It's a sad little tale where really, no one is happy and the "heroes" lose. I liked that there's not really a big event that's the cause; wheels were in motion before the logs you start reading, and you feel those wheel get a little oiling during the course of events, then turn some more. There's no magic gas or anything behind it all.

The problem is it's less of a game than Analogue. You have enough power over the three days for every log, every single one. So why make me pick? It's completely pointless, you may as well just have fed them to me in a set order. In the original you had a log percentage and you felt like you were investigating, unlocking new avenues as you passed logs to your AI companion. There's none of that there, you unlock the next six logs, read them, then repeat with the next six and so on until you run out of power. There's no reason not to read them in sequential order.

There's also a lack of variety. You had the terminal in Analogue to mix things up a little, plus the bit with the reactor added a little drama to the proceedings. Here it's just so... bland. You read logs, then shut down. Repeat for three days.

There isn't a climax to the story either. You just run out of logs. Contrast that to Analogue where you find out why the Pale Bride doesn't speak, or why everyone on the ship is dead.

It isn't helped that Hyun-ae's route is so unchallenging. There's no conflict, no drama, no tension. How can a relationship survive between someone in a screen and someone in the physical world? Won't the investigator eventually leave her? ♥♥♥♥ that, here's a message about AI bodies to completely dissolve any potential for dramatic tension. The opportunity is also completely missed to draw parallels between your relationship and that of Mute and her security lieutenants, the way she had seen them come and go. What happened when you died and Hyun-ae lived on? Nope, nothing. What about charges against her for her actions on the ship? Nope, answered, no tension. What about her being part of the contract and thus taken from you? Ignored.

Hyun-ae and the story are just completely disconnected from one another, and the new log format doesn't help. She doesn't make any substantive contributions to the narrative, just little one liners here and there, generally along the lines of "harsh" or some such.

I even felt the music wasn't as good this time around.

I hope and pray that when I do it with Mute further down the line that it will be better, because there's someone with a more personal investment in events. There's also that achievement for reading all the logs again on day 3 with her, which would suggest she reviews them in a new light.

I should be interested in the replay, but I can't get enthused. In Analogue I didn't need to re-read logs I still remembered, I could pass them straight to the AI to get the new content. You can't do that here, and I'm not sure I can face the idea of slowly... scrolling... through... every... log... again. It's a game designed to be replayed which isn't designed to be replayed. Or played at all really.

The game really only does one thing better and that's that it ties the side characters more tightly into the story. In Analogue you could know nothing about the Smiths and it wouldn't change a thing, but here all those people provide a window into how society was changing, and the impact it had on people.

I come out the end of this really disappointed. There's a good story underneath it all, but it misses every opportunity to be more.
Posted: August 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Books, movies, tv shows, even music can all change the way we view the world and think about things, for better or worse. But because games are interactive, I feel that they can be the most potent, because of the way that players feel they have an impact on the outcome. Hate Plus is far from the first videogame to mess with the player by any means, but it's certainly among the most directly and enthusiastically manipulative. Like the previous game, Analogue: A Hate Story (play it first!) Hate Plus' narrative undercuts some of the most basic assumptions about how stories work in videogames and in general, but it goes one further by making demands of the player which might seem ridiculous and unreasonable. You don't "have" to do what it asks of you, but if you don't want to, then you probably shouldn't buy it in the first place. Still, the game will never know the difference. It's not real.

...is it?

I'm still not sure.
Posted: June 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
First off let's get some things out of the way.

Don't buy this if you haven't played Analogue: A Hate Story or have no intentions of buying it.

Hate Plus is a sequel or, as some people in the reviews call it, an add on to Analogue. And besides you can't play the Harem route without Analogue.

There is a real life 12 hour "lock out" period between days. I say "Lockout" with pretend air quotes here as you can skip this time by hovering over the save file while it's on countdown and pressing the "S" key. This does however ruin one single achievement.

Anyhow with that out of the way let's talk Hate. (Possible SPOILERS ahead. I'm not gonna say since I really don't know what some people may consider spoilers. If anything I'm just gonna be spoiling the first VN/game.)

Like the previous Analogue you will yet again be playing the role of Space Investigator reading documents with your cute AI companion(s) who you convinced to come aboard your ship's computer by either accepting their virtual love, friendzoning their hopes and dreams or even possibly unlawfully kidnapping an AI. Either way they're back to make comments while you read documents, but In real time document scrolling action.

What's that? You left alone?

Well too bad that's not a route. You'll be scientifically provided with your choice of *Hyun-ae or *Mute if you start a new game instead of starting off a save file from Analogue. The Loner end to Analogue is locked as a grey file that you can not start from.

Once you do start a game from either a save file or the new game button you well be met with a new interface which will be colored depending on the current route you are on.

*Hyun-ae is Blue.
*Mute is Yellow-Male Space Investigator.
*Mute is Red-Female Space Investigator.
*Harem Route is Pink.

Besides this the command screen isn't in this game so no more comman shenanigans.

Document acquisition greatly differs from Analogue as you have access to (mostly) all of the documents straight from the get go. However the catch to this is you have to extract them at a rate of 6 documents per go which you can do until you run out of power. Essentially you get around 15 documents on day 1 21 ish on day 2 and day three varies a bit.

This means you're free to read what catchs your eye first, then either expand on the topic or try something else.

I personally like this system. Replayability is questionable because of it due to the fact that the documents never change no matter what AI you've got. If you're playing different routes you're doing it for that AI's reactions and comments on the documents.
And for their break chat events.

That isn't to say you shouldn't play all the routes. Each route has different AI specific events which are related to the story for the most part. I personally enjoyed the Harem route because it's hilarious with the AI's bantering between each other even while you're reading a document.

The story is on par if not better than Analogue's. It's the backstory of how the Mugunghwa became what it was.

The focus of this VN/Game seems to be more player immersion as the real time comments by the AI's while you scroll through the document and read it give it a more realistic feeling as if you were actually reading documents on a computer with AI's on it. The 12 hour wait periods are supposed to help with the immersion but if they do is questionable as reading all the documents for a day can take maybe 30 minutes to one hourish. Other things are that (MINOR SPOILER) in *Hyun-ae's route she asks you to bake her a cake. if you agree to there are times dialogue options that won't let you use them properly unless you wait about 2 minutes for on and around 20 minutes for the part where you should be baking the cake. You can then take an image with your phone or camera of the cake you baked on a certain screen and then send that to the developer for an achievement. To my eternal shame I did indeed make the 5 minute microwave cake and sent in an image.

As a side not if you're rushing through routes you may want to turn on "Minimal Animations" in option. For some reason even on a fairly powerful computer the game lags whenever your AI companion has a facial expression change or says something while you're scrolling a document. Which can get very annoying. It's mainly noticable on the Harem route as you have 2 AI's making faces and saying things.

The music is good although after going through the OST I realized I never really noticed the music changing half the time. Harem Route ending theme is fantastic though.

Overall yes I would recommend this VN/Game/Document Reading Simulator if you're a fan of the author, the series, or just want more cute AI waifus.

Posted: June 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
I really liked this VN, and the dramatic turns surprised me quite a few times. To find out what lead to the events in "Analogue: A hate story" was really cool, and it was really nice to get a sense of closure about the whole thing. The real-time waiting process really made me flip in a good way, as it was something i'd never experienced before. To actually have to wait for a substantial amount of time in order to be able to continue the game was equally frustrating as much as it was amazing.

It gave me time/forced me to process the story and actually reflect on what I'd read and found out so far, and it also did amazing things to increase the immersion, because well, time would pass, I'd do other stuff and then return to what almost felt as "my actual job".

All in all, really cool game/VN with some really cool mechanics going on and really nice immersion. Strongly recommended alongside "Analogue".
Posted: June 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
I Hate this game, I Hate my two Waifu and I Hate Love.
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
I love mai waifus
Posted: August 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Initially I didn't like this game as much as Analogue, but it got much better after the 2nd playthough with *Mute's route and then even more so with the Both harem route. Hilarious. Also, if you have a completed Analogue game save, Hate Plus will *notice it* by the way.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Rather than a sequel to the first game, Hate Plus plays more like DLC. Extremely short, meh story without the suspense of the first game. I also had to bake a cake. I am not good at baking cakes.
Posted: June 8
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
i wuld giv short-haired Hyun-ae my usb 3.0 inches.huhuhu
Posted: May 27
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