Embark with Heileen in a unforgettable voyage to the New World! Met with old friends, and make new ones. Find romance, avoid dangers and life your life to the fullest!
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Mixed (92 reviews) - 57% of the 92 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2008

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About This Game

Heileen, cute 18 years old english girl.

She has a quiet life, without any real problems. But one day, her uncle Otto, a famous english merchant, decides that it is time for a change, and forces her to follow him on a journey to the New World.

During the voyage, she'll meet old and new friends and discover lots of secrets, and ultimately find what really wants for herself.

FEATURES

  • Lots of unique characters to interact with and three different endings!
  • Quest system: get points when you discover new quests and when you solve them
  • Get a final rating based on your score at the end of the game!


The story continues with Heileen 2, also available on Steam!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
Oh Heileen...

This first installment in Heileen's adventures is pretty cut and dry. You play a rather generic main character with rather generic romantic options and a generic story to follow. This game is very middle of the road all around. No voice acting, rather bland music and decent enough artwork, at first it might not even catch your eye at all.

To me what made it worth playing was the romantic path with Marie, your childhood best friend. It seemed to have the most depth story wise and the most drama, though even at the end I'm still iffy is Heileen really returned that same kind of love. You can also pursue an ending with Lora, your uncle's out going mistress but this was the weakest arch with barely any interactions and a vague ending. The default ending is with John, the only male option. Sadly, I found him to be a complete jerk as did Heileen but yet she still fell in love with him.

With only three endings to go after, the game is good for achievement hunters but not so good for anyone wanting a solid visual novel experience. The story is a bit dull, though they try to add mystery and drama to it just not enough for me. The characters aren't all bad and some are interesting, just could use more development. It's a sale purchase at best, but there are two more games in the series so if you really want to find out what happens next you may be tempted to purchase all three.


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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
This first visual novel release on Steam by Winter Wolves (Celso Riva) feature a female protagonist Heileen who is brought on a trip to sail to the New World by her uncle Otto. While on board the ship, Heileen will get to meet and interact with John, Marie, Lora, Otto and other minor characters. Achievements involve reaching a special romance ending with John, a sailor working on the ship, Heileen's childhood best friend Marie or with Heileen's aunt Lora. The game has plenty of save slots to enable quicker replays to reach a different romance ending, a tell-all relationship meter with any of the three main characters that goes up or down depending on your dialogue or option choices and the option to skip and fast-forward already read sections.

Soundtracks and overall game presentation are decent. Recommended when at sale or in a bundle offer as all endings can be reached and game can be completed in less than 10 hours.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Pretty much mediocre is the way to describe something like this...

The dialogues are so bad and awkward (looks like someone with problems or in a delirium would write), quite every character is a joke, the art is pretty bad, the only thing that could rescue it´s his soundtrack and I never listen something that good while playing.

Maybe this would be somehow pleasant for someone who likes cheap histories or began to play visual novels, looks like a whole weird try to bring climax to the history, without an end and much less a significance.

I give it 2/10, sorry but it feels like a really bad joke that it got 2 more chapters. (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ

Sigh, it is hard to recommend it, this is bad, but I hope you could find something hilarious on it or enjoy it in some way, this is the only excuse it has or that I could find. (¬_¬)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
This is the first Heileen game I’ve ever played, meaning I have no references about the other two games.

If you want a quick experience with this early Winter Wolves game, I guess it’s worth a try (but only on sale — ain’t worth paying the full price to be totally honest). The story is dull, predictable; the main character, at least on this first game, feels empty and rather annoying since it seems that all that matters to her are how good looking some people are. I found that simply atrocious, especially on a particular scene involving her friend Marie…

The art is okay. Some of the backgrounds are good, others are just bad. The background music is kinda weird: it plays sometimes, REALLY LOUD, scaring the f*ck out of me. Most of times there are some sad scenes and the songs are just all… happy. Makes no sense.

Another thing that annoys me on this game is the lack of expressions: Heileen always has a) her dumb face on or b) her dumb embarrassed face on. Same with all the other characters. And speaking of them… Just awful. John makes me so mad I wish I could hit his face with one of Marco’s pans.

I know this is an old game, but I’m being really honest. I hope the second and third games are better.

4/10. I don’t recommend this game unless it’s on sale, you get it as a gift, or if you want to play this mess by yourself.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Well it's not long story, but... there's multiple endings and even side quests...
Drawings seem to be ok, music fine. Witnessing the end of this novel takes something about an hour+, but there's continuation of this story, so if You will get interested in this story, You can find it's continuation on Steam...
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