From the author of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, comes WORLD END ECONOMiCA. This is the first episode out of three part sci-fi/economic thriller visual novel set on the moon.
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リリース日: 2014年5月5日

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From the author of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, comes WORLD END ECONOMiCA. The opening video features music by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, known for the opening songs for High School of the Dead and Strike the Blood.

A three part visual novel set in the far future on the moon, 16 years after humans have begun to colonize it. A young boy named Haru has been chasing his wildest dream. His dream is to stand where no man has stood before, and in order to do so he needs capital, a ludicrous amount of capital. What better place to get that amount of capital by using the stock market? There are two key rules that govern the stock market.

  • The first rule: Never take a loss.
  • The second rule: Never forget the first.

Only those who follow these rules are able to obtain enormous wealth...

システム要件

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    最低:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • プロセッサー: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • メモリー: 256 MB RAM
    • グラフィック: 1280 x 720
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • ストレージ: 800 MB 利用可能
    最低:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • プロセッサー: Any 64 bit processor
    • メモリー: 512 MB RAM
    • グラフィック: 1280 x 720
    • ストレージ: 800 MB 利用可能
    最低:
    • プロセッサー: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • メモリー: 512 MB RAM
    • グラフィック: 1280 x 720
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.hack//Chiaki
( 記録時間: 0.5 時間 )
投稿日: 6月23日
"Learned how to love money."

As a VN, this title is lacking in CG, Voice and Music.
Yet, I recommend it for the story.
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majinsteph
( 記録時間: 7.3 時間 )
投稿日: 6月21日
One warning, this is not really a "game", rather it is a kinetic novel, which means it is all text (no choices) accompanied by character images, CGs, and music. If you like visual novels you may like this game if you are okay with not having any choices.

As for the actual game, it's worth noting that playing just this part alone will probably leave you disappointed. Part 2 of this series is already available on Steam and Part 3 is supposed to be coming....sometime. On its own, this is still a great story that is full of detail. The characters don't seem great at first, but they get more interesting as the story goes on.

The action in this novel all revolves around the trading of stocks. You will discover just how exciting this can be (but so risky that it didn't really encourage me to want to invest, haha). If you like Spice and Wolf, you will probably like this. If you don't like Spice and Wolf or have no idea what that even is, you will like this if you like character-driven stories where the action revolves around principles of economics or the stock market. Some of it can get pretty meaty, so if you are the intellectual type it will probably be pretty satisfying.

Some of the technical aspects of this novel are where it suffers. The music, while nice, often does not loop well. A track will be over and suddenly restart instead of having a seamless loop like most video game music. Also, when a character expression changes in the middle of a sentence, the text briefly disappears and then reappears, like it would when advancing to the next screen, but this is really annoying when it happens right in the middle of a sentence and is quite jarring. There were some typos and grammatical errors, but I would say the amount of these is pretty standard for most translated visual novels.
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Sarkoth
( 記録時間: 13.9 時間 )
投稿日: 6月19日
Interesting concept, which wasn't for me. Not bad for a visual novel per se.
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Zaeteo
( 記録時間: 2.4 時間 )
投稿日: 5月15日
Plodding, joyless. The author puts enough effort into world building (though 'colony on the moon' has been done many times before), but has no idea how to construct a plot. Instead, we witness in excruciating detail every moment of the protagonist's life. (The narrative walks you through instructions on how to move a couch. And how to bake cookies. Seriously.) There's no reason to be invested in the childish, greedy chauvinist of a protagonist; much less follow his every underwhelming footstep. No, no, no.
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GoteRo
( 記録時間: 14.9 時間 )
投稿日: 5月11日
For good
The story in its self is good.

For bad
The visual part is not that good. Its more novel then visual novel. As in 60% for the time i was looking at a black screen.
The caracters are one dimensional but they do have some interesting interaction form time to time.

It was a drag to read till the end when it all shined.
If you realy want to read this novel i sugest to take it when there is a sale.
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berzha101
( 記録時間: 18.4 時間 )
投稿日: 5月8日
World End Economica definitely met my expectations, although I'd still say I prefer Spice and Wolf if given the option between the two.

The story is kinetic VN about a boy who has decided to go to the stock market to make money and his journey. The author clearly knows what he is talking about when he wrote this VN. However, if one is not very financially literate, the VN will be a bit of a challenge to understand. Considering that I am a finance major and know about stocks and how the market works, I understood everything that was happening in this VN. In fact, I can say that the VN made the stock market look way TOO simple compared to the way it is actually. Futhermore, there was some nice references that some people would have caught. For example, Daniel Trap who bought a tower in Manhattan who had gone bankrupt 3 times... HMMMMM Also Carlyle Group is an actual company although in the VN it was Carlyle Investments. One other thing was that the stock market in the VN followed the Japanese market time from 9-5 instead of the US one from 9:30-4. Finally, the ending of the VN really laid the cold truth out there and I really enjoyed that realistically because before that, it just seemed like the stock market was a place where people can profit easily. But those detail aside, the VN presented a nice thought stimulating experience, especially for someone like me who is interested in the field.

Aside from the good parts of this VN, I thought the character development was a bit shallow to say the least. Some of the parts seemed a bit forced and the connection was surface level from one to another. Although you can see the growth in the character relations, I still felt like it came too sudden and sometimes too unexplained. That is one of the main reasons why I'd choose Spice and Wolf over World End Economica, because in Spice and Wolf, the character development was amazing.

Overall, definitely worth playing/reading this VN because it is really good. I look forward to better character development in episode 2 and 3 and for an amazing conclusion!

Rating: 8.4/10
Recommend: $5 or under
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demonborntwice
( 記録時間: 1.5 時間 )
投稿日: 5月6日
Let it warm up; you won't be disappointed
EDIT: I just found out that I was not actually exposed to any of Hasekura's previous work (i.e. he did not write Maoyu as I thought he did). In the end, I took a gamble on this thing based on faulty information...but I'm still happy I took the plunge.

Unlike most of the people talking about this game, I didn't come across this thanks to Spice and Wolf, but rather Maoyu, which I (mistakenly; see above) thought was from the same author. I've heard Maoyu's more contested quality-wise than Spice and Wolf, and it does have its issues, but if it's so much worse, Spice and Wolf is some kind of masterpiece, because Maoyu was able to render me full-on bawling for fifteen minutes straight thanks to the climactic speech in the ninth episode of the anime. It's pretty difficult for me to cry at stuff these days, and this thing had me going harder than the first five minutes of Up!

So, with the kind of anticipation that could inspire, I tried World End Economica out, though I wasn't sure how it was going to be.

Lemme just say, it started cold. Hal/Haru is a terrible trash pile of a person loaded with Social Darwinist machismo and casual misogyny. His internal monologues left me wanting to throw his laptop into a bonfire. Credit where credit is due, though, he's far from unusual when it comes to teenagers, so I let the story unfold, hoping that Haru's worldview wasn't being supported by the narrative.

I'm glad I stuck it out.

The characters developed slowly, but that's fine. When I wasn't yelling for Haru to take the hint from Lisa and stop being an ♥♥♥-ouroburos, I was enjoying the other characters (Lisa especially - she's got the patience of a saint) and the world-building. It's rare to really get legit hard sci-fi as opposed to sci-fantasy works, and this one delivers on that. Back to the characters, though; when Haru finally starts to take the hint (thanks to a plot spoiler that had me teary-eyed), things became more enjoyable, and other characters began to open up through his eyes. Hagana in particular became a favorite. Her trauma and mental issues spoke to me, and much of my initial dislike for Haru was because of his failure to truly understand what she (or anyone else, for that matter) was going through.

Still, by the end, while remaining a flawed person, Haru had me rooting for him in some of the most tense moments I can remember in a story like this, which is a real feat since the combat, so to speak, is largely cerebral. The stock trading scenes, especialy the ending, had me glued to my screen, hoping as Haru did for a happy outcome.

It takes a lot of patience, but I would call this a worthy experience, espcially for fans of hard sci-fi and/or economics. More than an exercise in world-building, this ends as a powerful story about hope, compassion, and what to value in life. There are some problems, mostly the rough translation and the lack of variety in artwork, but they didn't interfere too much with my experience. With interesting (eventually) characters, a strong if slow plot, and a focus on a more cerebral form of conflict, World End Economica stands as a worthy addition to Hasekura's library.
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v48e12 (Fit Via Vi)
( 記録時間: 3.8 時間 )
投稿日: 5月4日
a nother boring click story
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VanillaSandvich
( 記録時間: 8.8 時間 )
投稿日: 5月3日
What in the ever loving ♥♥♥♥ was that ending.

What the ♥♥♥♥.

WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥.

Damn now I need to read the sequel... please tell me it gets better for the protagonist...
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Pupupupupu! :D
( 記録時間: 16.3 時間 )
投稿日: 5月3日
The story is a 10/10 for me.
I really enjoyed the development of the story and the characters are well written. I never felt that one person was doing something only to progress in the story but it was what fits their pattern.
Also the setting on the moon and the economic view points were well set and explained.

But the overall rating for this VN would be 6.5/10 since the VN lacks on illustration and sometimes the sound was just cut off or there was no music at all.
Due to the limitation in pictures they often got reused even though it didn't really fit the situation.
I think that could have been easily improved and I hope this will be better in EP 2 and 3.

I can recommend this novel to anyone who might enjoy an economical setting in a future world with a great set of characters and a well thought plotline. But if you like your novels to have different endings and were you can chose your path, you should step back since this has a straight plotline with no choices.

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日本製ビジュアルノベル

ストーリー
舞台は世界一の経済拠点になった月面都市
主人公"ヨシハル"は夢を実現するため、株取引にのめり込む家出少年
教会で匿われることになった彼は家主の借金を知り、同居人で数学の天才"ハガナ"と協力して株取引で借金を返済しようとする

その他
日本語あり
ボイス無し
選択肢は無いけどそこそこなボリューム
立ち絵のキャラが可愛くない
株の知識が必要
全三部作(現在steamにあるのは1作目のみ)
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月面都市を舞台とした、金融と青春を織り混ぜ合せたヴィジュアルノベルゲーム
総評(エピソード1~エピソード3まで)としては、金融+青春物と言う、リアルと仮想現実を複合した物語ではあるものの、全体的には粗が目立ち、力押し感は拭えない
細かい事やレビューの評価を考えず、とりあえず試し読みしたいのであれば、SpicyTalesのホームページの方に、日本語版エピソード1のみ公式認定で無料配布されているので、頑張って探してみて欲しい

金融においてはまず、"投資"はあまりせず、ゲームの進行スピードや特性上からか"投機的"な方面において掘り下げている
勿論時代背景やいくつかのエピソードに渡って時間を大幅に"飛ばして"時間軸を渡り歩く事によって
よりリアルに"投資"方面の雰囲気を出してはいるものの、ある種それも第三者の民間人やそれらが投資しているのみで
仕様の都合上、実際に主人公のハル自身が投資的にやるタイミングはあまり無く、そこにおいて没入感が足りないのは否めない

青春においてはまず、生々しさ、これは Hateシリーズ と似たものを感じる、要は写実主義的であるのだ
金銭問題と青春謳歌を混ぜ合わせた事によって、月面という架空の舞台の癖には吐き気がする程に生々しい作品なのだ
ただの和気藹藹とした青春物語ではなく、"より良い現実を見据えた結婚前提の恋愛の物語"のようになってしまった
これは純粋にゲームの雰囲気を「リアルだなあ」と言う感想を思わせるのに一役買ったので、そこまでは良いのだが...
問題は主人公"ハルがヘタレすぎて"生々しすぎる、これが本当にどうしようもない程に
人によっては、あまりに感情移入し、没入しすぎて嫌気がさすのである、本当に、どうしようもない程に
逆にこういうのに感情移入できない人は、プレイ中は大人になり切れないガキが、感情に身を任せて奔走しているだけの、冗長で退屈な、子供っぽいに物語とも感じ取れるので
どちらにしても、そういう意味では、良い傾向の物語では無いので、あまりおすすめ出来ないとも言える
例えば一例として「私生活の問題を忘れるために仕事に逃げる」だとか「なあなあで、自分は安全圏にずっと居たいけど、チャンスは来てほしい」だとか
実際はどういう事なのかはプレイしてみれば分かるのでぼかすが、例えるならそういった運待ちの逃げが多いのだ
写実的作品なのは良いのだが、結局のところハルは人脈や運に恵まれて成功した人間でしかない
根幹はJRPGにありがちな「そこらへんの民間人が運とかに恵まれてたまたま勇者になった」みたいな部分がある
このあたりはどうにか修正できなかったものかとも思うのだが...
ハルの適度なヘタレ感は、そういう意味では個人的には吐き気をするほどに没入感を出してしまっていた(私はかえって楽しませて頂けましたが)
もちろん少なくとも"生々しい程の挫折を経験したが故に起こす行動"は努力の結晶ですから、尊敬に値する事には違いない(ただそれに甘えてる部分がヘタレだという話)
この事から個人的にはこういった没入感を全面に押し出した力押し作品は大好きなので良いものの
"粗があると言えば、そうだ"と言うのも否定できないので、かなり人を選ぶ作品ではあると思います
ただヴィジュアルノベルゲームとしての完成度だけで言えば、かなり高い水準のものになっているようなので、やはり個人的にはおすすめです

ここから萌豚御用達記述:
それはそれとしてこのゲームは"買い"だ!
見た目がSFチックだけどそこまSFじゃないよ!Ever17とは違うのよ!Ever17とはな!
つまり導入部から最後にかけて、没入しやすくて凄く楽しい!面白いからみんなやろうな!な!
そんでSteam英語版もいいが、しゃんとした日本語版の方は三部作出てるからな!
日本語版でEpisode3までやろうな!な!
英語版も日本語版も揃えような!な!
ねこみみハガナかわいい からな!な!癒されるからな!な!
いいぞ~かわいいぞ~お前ら萌え死ぬからな!な!マジでな!な!
買え!買うんだ!君は牛を2頭持ってるからそれ全部売っぱらってでも買う価値がある!な!
俺の言う通りに従ってればいいんだよ、おう、これはインサイダー情報だ!(錯乱)
EP3までやればもれなく破壊級のかわいさを持ったハガナに会えるぞ!
え?俺はクリス派だ?エレノア派だ?
甘いな!白い恋人よりも甘い!甘すぎる、アマチュアの情報屋だな、貴様!
EP3のパッチではなんとハガナ以外もケモみみになるのだ!知らなかっただろう!
これは国家機密レベルのインサイダー情報だ!
EP3パックにはもれなくハッセクライスナ―社のお墨付きのねこみみパッチだ!これは買うしかないな!な!
これは重要な事だ!どれぐらい重要かと言うと月面経済の推移状況が著しく低下する程に重要だ!
というわけで買おう!!バイマイブックならぬバイマイワールドエンドエコノミカってところだ!!
そんな感じだ!!マストバイだ!!考えるな感じろ!!五感で感じて戦え!!
ハガナがかわいい、かわいいは正義、つまりハガナは正義、超かわいいから大正義!!
ハガナ万歳!!ハガナに栄光あれ!!ハガナとハル結婚して末永く爆発しろ!!
そしてプレイヤーも爆発しろ!!みんな爆発しろ!!

そして月面経済も爆発して世界は崩壊した ちーん BADEND
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投稿日: 2015年4月4日
狼と香辛料とシナリオライターが同じです。 内容はタイトルのように経済を扱ったものですが、ヒューマンドラマのようなものなので専門知識がなくても楽しめます。 

このゲームに出てくる人物の多くが自分の中に強い意志を持っており、それに基づいて行動するため、色々な考えの人が出てきますが、総じてみんなかっこいいです。

問題を挙げるとすれば、このゲームは3部作なのですがsteamではep1しかまだ実装されてないという点。
辛抱強く続きが出るまでまてる人はsteamで買えばいいと思いますが、自信のない人は他のところで買いましょう。

時間は全体(3部作)を通して10時間、多くても15時間もあれば、分岐のない一本道のストーリーですので、読み終えることができると思います
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リリース前のレビュー
投稿日: 2014年5月6日
月面都市という架空の経済を舞台にした未来の金融冒険物の3部作の1作目


月生まれの少年ハルが、見果てぬ夢を追いながら様々な事を経験し成長していく物語。


amazonやメロンブックスなどでepisode3を購入すれば、全章読めます。

公式のspicy-tailsのHPにEpisode.1の無料公開や、獣耳パッチを配布してるので耳好きの人はパッチを当ててみるのもいいかも。

3作品、岸田教団&THE明星ロケッツがOpをやってます。
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おすすめしません
記録時間: 9.4 時間
投稿日: 1月7日
うーんごめんなさい、個人的には手放しにおすすめできないです
バナーのハガナちゃん萌えなら買いかもしれませんが
ハガナちゃんはあまり出てきません・・・
ノベルゲーとしては普通にちゃんとしてますけど
ストーリーがなんともいえない感じでして・・・
家出少年「絶対に、株取引で損なんてしないッ!」
 ↓
?????
 ↓
家出少年「・・・」
三部作なのにepisode.02から日本語が無いのも残念
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投稿日: 2015年3月1日
経済をテーマにしたビジュアルノベルです。

作者が「狼と香辛料」の人なので、
これも経済(というか株)についての話です。

ep1だけで話は完結しません。

表示や立ち絵の量などに文句をつけたいですが、
話はとても面白く、私は9時間半で一気読みしました。
主人公が短気なので、そこは感情移入が難しかったです。

ep1は続きが気になる終わり方をします。
完結版(ep3)は2014年8月に日本語版発売しました。
1年か2年くらいでsteamに来ないかなぁ…

なお、ep1は作者のページで体験版として配布しています…
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記録時間: 9.4 時間
投稿日: 2015年8月11日
暇つぶしで買ったこのゲーム。物語としては悪くない、主人公が株で儲けてヒロインと協力する話なのだが
俺はこのゲームを買って後悔した。なぜなら胸糞が悪くなるBAD ENDなのだから!
救いは無いのか?救いを求めて今から2をプレイします。
決してepisode.01単体で買わないことを強くお勧めする
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投稿日: 2014年10月23日
My god. My heart after playing this game. This is coming from a man who has watched & played multiple Urobochi works.

The story is about a kid who is attempting to enact his dream - to explore Mars - through rapid accumulation of wealth utilizing the stock market. At age 16 he ran away from home, earned 1,000 mools (appears to have 1/1 exchange rate with USD) working, then multiplied it to 72,000 mools through margin trading.

While starting off slow - perhaps even painfully so, the story moves towards a powerful, deeply moving (and terrible) conclusion. I don't want to spoil more, so I'll end by saying World's End Economica (in Volume 1, at least) is the definition of the Linear VN archtype, unlike Fate/Stay Night you don't even get to make choices.

For those who want some action in their VN, Sunrider (a free game, and on Steam) plays very much like Fire Emblem with a dash of Mass Effect style morality choices.

Although I am recommending World's End Economica, it is emotionally traumatizing. Definitely not for everyone.
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NO SPICE, NO WOLF
JUST FULL ON MOON ECONOMICS
IT'S THE STOCK MARKET ON THE MOON, MAN
IT'S A HIGH FLYING ROCKET TO THE COOLEST ECONOMIC STORY AROUND
BE INVOLVED IN SOME INTENSE TRADING
TALK TO GIRLS ABOUT STOCKS
IF YOU HAVEN'T INVESTED IN A COMPANY YET
WHAT ARE YOU EVEN WAITING FOR
PS: THE WORLD DOES NOT END
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NOTE: This review will only cover episode 01 and therefore contains no spoiler of later episodes. Spoiler of episode 01 is not guaranteed. This review is written from my experience playing the first English version of the game and after a quick technical test of the Steam version.

Quick story summary: In the far future, the Moon has been conquered and turned into a self-sustained colony. It quickly gathered wealth and became a capitalist haven. Haru/Hal wants to get rich quick in this Luna colony, so he does so by gaming the system through stock market trading, Episode 01 of this game follows his teenage years, accumulating his first successes at stock trading.

My view: The premise may make you think this story is gonna be like a boring Wall Street Journal article, but it really is not. This is really a drama. The game spends a lot more time with the relationships between Hal and the people around him, how they live their poor lives outside the center of wealth of the world, how capitalism affect their lives, how the pressure of a materialistic society pushes them into dark corners, and how the dream to get rich made Hal cynical of his circumstance. This is less Capitalism: A Love Story and more Wall Street (the Oliver Stone movie).

I like the character development a lot, although the game takes its time to play this out. I like the relationship between Hal and Hagana, they started out with a misunderstanding (to the point of physical violence) and remained hostile toward each other in the first part of the game. But as it goes along, both of them slowly softens up to each other, and it's pleasant to see this gradual shift in their relationship. I like how beneath the surface, our protagonist is not really greedy as the capitalist bosses that he resents so much. He actually has a noble purpose by getting rich which is revealed in the last part of episode 01. To many, money is their goal, to Hal, money is a tool to serve his higher purpose. I like Lisa and how she acted like a mother/older sister figure to the protagonist. I even like the money lender Toyama in this game, the game portrayed him as less of an one-dimensional loan shark, and more as just another victim of capitalism.

Another thing this game really succeeded at is how it engages you into stock market trading, which should have been dry and boring. Even if you don't understand any financial terms, the game explained all of them in a layman's language, from the basic terms to advanced trading and analyzing technique. And it goes really deep, explaining how the market is influenced, how the stock numbers form a pattern and how the common mentality is taken advantage of (the mentality to always bid at 10-rounded price marks, for instance). This game made me really get it, that thrill of trading stocks and taking risks that might give a big payoff. This is why people are obsessed with stock trading, I really get it now.

Yet despite indulging in the stock market theme, this game does not glamorize it. This is ultimately a cynical social commentary about capitalism. We have all seen this before in real life. The stock market ruins as much lives as the lives it paid off big. In this game, it ruins not only lives, but relationships as well. Without spoiling the specifics, episode 01 ends on a bitter note, prompting the next phase in Hal's life in his adult years in episode 02.

Graphics: The game runs in glorious 720p resolution by default, but you can resize the the window of the game on smaller screens. As a result, art assets in the game are made in native 1280x720 resolution. The backgrounds benefit from this the most. They look gorgeous, especially the views of Newton City, it's as much of a sight to behold as the narrative described it to be. There is not much variety in the scenes so you will end up getting the same backgrounds a lot of time, but considering this is an independent game, it's still quite impressive. The character sprites look okay if a bit lacking in poses, but they have some weird pencil sketch lines on their neck shadows. If you're bothered by this, do be noted that episode 02 onward no longer have these weird pencil sketches.

Audio: There is no voice acting. The soundtrack have some scifi bleeps mixed in here and there. For the rest of the time, they are mostly calming and not very memorable.

Technical report: I'll be commenting on technical aspects of this particular version in this segment. This is the 2nd English version of the game. And here are the differences:
- Config menu and pop-up messages in the first English version was in Japanese. The whole interface is now in English.
- The game now allows you to pick a much wider range of text font. The default font (Times New Roman) looks quite unpleasant. I recommend the font Flamenco for this game, it looks really nice.
- The original version had some game crashing bugs that occur when you open the About window or try to play a track in the music mode. Also, the gallery and the music mode are bugged in the original version (no images and tracks unlocked when you finished the game). All of these bugs have been fixed in this version.
- A slightly new translation. I can't comment on the translation quality, but I can only hope it would be better then the first English script. My experience of the game was from before it received a translation patch and an edit pass by sekaiproject.
Also do note that the game is bilingual. The original Japanese script is included, a great resource for language students.

Early Access status: Steam integration is incomplete. Steam overlay is not working in windowed mode right now and features like Screenshot is not working either.
Release version status: Not much different from the Early Access version. The same issues are still here and the game still uses the same engine. A bit disappointing, but at least the meat of the game is still intact.

I hope my review helps you making a decision whether to purchase this game.
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