What is Shan Gui?
Shan Gui is a non-interactive visual novel about a young girl who travels to the Purple Mountain, meeting a younger girl and befriending with her. They spend the day together.
The beginning of the story is rather boring, and when it takes up pace, or interest, around two thirds of it are already over. It would have made a nice short story, and it is good to have such visual novels on the PC.
The graphics are nicely painted, the beautiful spirit of the younger girl is nicely caught, as well as the worldliness of the elder girl, the main protagonist.
The sound can only be praised when the younger girl sings. Otherwise it always is fitting.
The story is the main issue of the novel. As I said, it doesn't take up pace until too far in - until then, it feels mostly like a sightseeing tour around the Purple Mountain. Without the achievements, I would have missed the nice parts since the beginning would have thrown me off. It takes around one hour to enjoy it, maybe 75 minutes. The recurring theme is that beautiful times won't last forever
If you have it, it is definitely worth going through. If you don't have it, you should only get it on a massive sale.