Heileen 3 continues the story from the end of the second game and takes place in the Caribbean islands. Traveling side by side with Morgan the pirate, Heileen will search for her missing friends, hoping to reunite with all of them. But that's only the beginning, because the story continues!
User reviews: Mixed (53 reviews) - 66% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 12, 2012

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About This Game

Heileen 3 continues the story from the end of the second game and takes place in the Caribbean islands. Traveling side by side with Morgan the pirate, Heileen will search for her missing friends, hoping to reunite with all of them.

But that's only the beginning, because the story continues! You'll have a fixed amount of in-game time to unlock a romance or a profession ending! Do you have what it takes to make it?

The game plays like a raising/dating sim, in which you can learn several different skills and unlock advanced activities.

The Virtues/Sins system of the second game is present as well, making every decision you take in the game shape Heileen's personality.

GAME FEATURES


  • Featuring a story much longer than the previous two titles combined together!
  • Four male romances: Morgan, John, Jonathan and the new face Sebastian
  • Four female romances: Marie, Lora, Ebele and the irascible Juliet!
  • Dating sim gameplay, with lots of unique skills to learn and "level up"
  • 14 different profession endings to unlock based on your skills and virtues/sins
  • Get the bonus content version with OST, wallpapers, chibi, and more

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: 80 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
"Heileen 3: New Horizons" is final chapter in Heileen saga of visual novels by Winter Wolves. In short, it's telling the story of a young girl accompanying her rich uncle (who is pursuing the business in the New World) and eventually getting involved with pirates. It features all you can expect from a visual novel and it features elements of dating and raising sim. The game is running on Ren'Py engine and is not voiced (considering the number of characters, I actually see it as a sensible choice from the developer).

The story itself is quite good and engaging, with the laid back approach - but not entirely avoiding the mature themes (infidelity, prostitution, incest) under the cute anime-style visuals. For the most part, it feels like a family Caribbean trip, but the real life problems are still there and surfacting from time to time. And this style fits well the narrative, as the main female protagonist is a rich, spoiled child of a wealthy merchant, who is just learning about life. After the previous experienes, in "Heileen 3" our heroine's goal is to discover her own path in life (learning skills to unlock the 14 profession endings) and to find true love (8 romance endings).

The most original part of the game is the mechanic of virtues and sins, which are represented by (beautifully designed) cards. While the mystery and magic surrounding the cards are not present here to the same extent as in "Heileen 2" (where the cards were the main focus), their implementation is smoother, and the choice-consequence system is clear and logical.

Romances are well written, and pursuing some of the characters (my favorite being Juliet) is fun. To set the record straight from the beginning: there is no real nudity there, and the sexual references are mild. Following different paths, you start to see the same events from a perspective of a different character, and it's nice to discover, that a guy/girl that you saw as a complete jerk, actually had some reasons to behave the way he/she did. Unclocking all 22 endings however, turns the game into inevitable clickfest. This is especially the case with the "profession" endings: stats building is a painful grind, while the epilogues are not as rewarding as the final romance scenes. This is the biggest, and in my opinion, the only real flaw of the game. The good news is, the option of skipping the previously read scenes works as it should.

This is, by the large margin, the biggest and most refined entry in the series, and it's a sheer pleasure to see how the developer improved the experience with each entry, making the finale a satisfying and solid conclusion to the story started in "Sail Away" and continued in "The Hands Of Fate".To get the most of the game, it is highly recommended to play through the whole series, to get familiar with the characters and preceeding events. In my opinion, skipping the first two games (even if theoretically possible) would lessen your experience considerably. You have to keep in mind, though, that first two games (especially the first one) are shorter and limited in comparison, but they are still worth it for the complete experience.

To conclude this review, "Heileen 3: New Horizons" is a charming, uplifting, well-writen visual novel with a beautiful art. If you are into visual novels, I highly recommend getting the whole series on sale (and checking the other games from Winter Wolves; there are free demo versions available).

Pros:
+ well-written story with (mostly) charming characters
+ 8 romances (4 male, 4 female)
+ game lenght (your mileage can vary, but 10 hours is a safe assumption when trying multiple endings)
+ very good visuals and audio

Cons:
- stats building can become tedious
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
Got this game from my friend

Normaly, I'm not interested to play visual novels, but it has steam trading cards, so I download it, and at the first time, I was planning to idle my steam while "playing this game" , but after some minutes, I'm curious about this game, so I played it, at the first time, I was really enjoy it, about Heileen, her missing friends, Black the cat, and *cough* Juliet

Hey, just because I said "At the first time" it doesn't mean the rest of the game is bad
~Great Story that killin the time!
~Interesting Gameplay Mechanic
~Don't be afraid of your choises, you can save your game anytime you want!

IT'S GOOD, THIS GAME MAKE ME FALL IN LOVE AND ADDICTED WITH VISUAL NOVELS!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
Colourful, mild BGM, hard to recommend this if you don't like the game with long story but its still good enough to kill your time.
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44 of 56 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
All I say on this review can be applied as much to Heileen 2 as to 3, so I'm reviewing them together.

Once more a visual novel that disappoints. I was really excited about playing Heileen 3 (I got Heileen 2 afterwards from... somewhere, I forget, but it was free so I was like, whatever, cards!, and tried it for a while anyway in case it was good), even though I knew little about it. And then I played it and cried. :'(
No, I kid. XD I played it and rolled my eyes a lot, though.

It's a romance/dating sim/VN/princess maker type of game all mashed up into one, so basically the whole point of it is to end the game with one of the boy/girl options (or none, I guess, as I got none lol) plus with one major profession...
On the upside, you playing a girl who can actually date a girl is kinda cool, so there's that. The general idea of it being based with tarot cards and such is good, basically the underlying idea of the whole game is pretty decent, but the actual way it's been carried on is not.
There's a sort of story there in the back, something about ships, and shipwrecks, and making your way into the world, that in the end amounts to nothing because Heileen has ice cubes for brains and they melt in the heat.

The main character, Heileen, is one annoying, bratty little Mary Sue. For some reason she keeps thinking even the guy I have a 0 points "relationship" with is hot. Like, if I'm cultivating x and y relationships and not at all, z, why would you think z is hot? Ugh. I understand scripting a game is hard, but seriously, since you don't know what relationships people will cultivate, why would you hardcode that you think that really annoying guy is hot even at 0 points?

Heileen isn't the only one who suffers from being annoying. Almost every single character in this thing is. I only liked one of them, and he was still annoying to an extent.

The game contradicts itself constantly. Heileen 2 particularly seems to suffer from odd inverted choices. By which I mean logic will tell you answer x is virtuous and y is greedy, and yet when you choose answer x was greed and y virtue, and totally illogical.
Which, on a side rant, totally reminds me of that point in Shaolin school over in Age of Wushu, when I was given the choice between poisoning a betrayer to find out something or "being kind", whereas being "kind" turned out to be to beat him up to a pulp. lol? Okay... if you call that kinder... moving along...

The options we're given on Heileen 3 are ridiculous (not that it wasn't to be expected from a group of pirates that not only save these random people and not lock them up, but are actually nice to them, give them things for free, help them, and deliberately avoid going after ships as is their livelyhood because gasp, Heileen might be offended/surprised/think badly of a bunch of pirates). Seriously. Did I mention these guys are supposed to be pirates? How are they supposed to make their living? ::)

Someone over at steam reviewed Heileen 3 and said 3 of 4 of the guys on it are jerks: I totally agree. And the 4th one seems to be completely undecided on whether he wants to be a jerk or normal, because at times he's one, at times the other.
Even tho I usually don't go for girl on girl, I tried to cultivate one girl and one guy relationship because all other guys were creeeeepyyyyyyy.

Out of the girl characters the one that annoyed me the most (after Heileen herself, that is) was the 'dancer', because she was also very pushy and got super disappointed whenever she didn't get her way. If you want to find anything good to the game is that they have ridiculously skimpy outfits every now and again, but they aren't even that exciting. Sorry guys. :P

The professions are ridiculous. How come lust + dancing = dancer? Why do I have to be lusty to be a dancer? Just because the dancer girl is? No thanks.

The attributes modify nothing in my relationship attempts and only give boosts if I actually try to do something with the person.... but only gives boost to the attribute if I choose the right person, and unless there's an event, I get no boost to the relationship. You'd think spending time together would +1 the relationship, or +0.5 it at least.
Not to mention you don't have that much time to do things with others since you keep needing to level up basic skills too much.

Basically I finished only Heileen 3, abandoned 2 after I realized it was somehow worse than 3, and I only played to one ending of 3 because I just couldn't care less for anything or anyone in it...

Why yes, I do judge VNs at a completely higher standard than other games, because they're supposed to entertain with their story, not want to make you jump off a bridge.
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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
The culmination of the Heileen series, Heileen 3: New Horizons has the heroine of the series, Heileen, rescued from a shipwreck by a band of oddly sympathetic pirates. This game follows her journey as she tries to locate her other friends and relatives, while having the freedom to have a say in her future, whether it is pursue a romance from one of 8 possible people, or whether she finds contentment in a future career.

For how the game runs, it is reminiscent of visual novels (which the first two of this series actually was) with some dating sim mechanics thrown in. I appreciated actually having more of a say in my character.

I liked the game, but there are some caveats. First thing many people comment on is the price. This is on the higher end of the spectrum, but the Steam version contains both the GirlxBoy romances, and the GirlxGirl romances (which can be bought singly on the developer's website.) However, the developer does run several sales through the year if price is a concern.

Before purchasing, I highly recommend trying the demo (from the Dev's website as well). This style of game is certainly not for everyone, but the demo definitely gives a good idea what to expect.

Additionally, I would be remiss not to mention the job skills. It gets really grindy to raise those levels; additionally to unlock the final job endings, there is a Sin/Virtue system in game which must be met as well.
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