It is the end of summer. Han Hui, a university student, meets a mysterious young girl named He Jia in the mountains. After this chance meeting, the two embark on a delightful journey.
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Mostly Negative (113 reviews) - 24% of the 113 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,841 reviews) - 79% of the 1,841 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2014

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It is the end of summer. Han Hui, a university student, meets a mysterious young girl named He Jia in the mountains. After this chance meeting, the two embark on a delightful journey.

Shan Gui is a short, linear, kinetic visual-novel set in Nanjing's gorgeous Purple Mountain. It follows the adventure of two young girls as they tour the park, attempting to recount faded childhood memories. Han Hui is moody and depressed until she eventually becomes enraptured by He Jia's overwhelming warmth and happiness. In He Jia, Han Hui finds respite from her sadness and a brand new friend... a friend who may be more than she suggests.

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or better
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or better
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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nullptr[暂时AFK]
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
a negative review not only for the boring and short story, but also for the f**king Publisher.

How did this game pass the greenlight? Publisher promised to give steam keys to voters. But broke the promise because "too much voters, and I don't have enough keys" (that's an absolute lie)

Why this game got removed? "The developer company didn't receive the payment from publisher in the past one year, and all developers are kicked from Steamworks group, so the developers are not able to update the game and have to cancel the support. So the developer company created a DCMA ticket to Steam and the game is removed."

Why did this game come back again? Because the publisher sued the developers, but developers didn't have enough funds and energy to deal with overseas lawsuit, so they gave up.

Go f**king yourself, ju cai!
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FrankHao
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Sorry 4 this comment
But this is what i call it a JUNK

我对我的留言感到抱歉
但是这就是我管叫作垃圾的货色
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Lyonesse
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Shan Gui is a short kinetic Visual Novel with gorgeous soundtrack, lovely voice acting and incredible artwork in general. The game had everything needed to be good game but, sadly, it isn't.

The plot development lacks consistency and the characters also lack a good background story, being like empty shells. It's simple... poor. To fill this emptiness, the developers tried to sexualize the romance between the characters for the sake of the fanservice, which made the whole plot even more forceful and empty. Besides the pretty backgrounds and relaxing soundtrack, this game has nothing else to offer.
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TakatoMakino
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
It's a good visual novel, the only downsides are It's linear storyline without choices for the player, and also It's lenght. You will finish it whithin two hours. No more, no less.
If you see it in a promotion, you won't be spending your money badly.
Good art, good music, nice story and a hint of yuri romance.
You will also end up knowing a thing or two about China.

Give it a shot.
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SpicyS
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Shan Gui

Shan Gui is a good but short VN game and it has great artwork.

6/10 i wanted a longer story but for 2 buck just get the game
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Negationix
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Short, linear, requires no action from part of the player (or should I say reader). Charming story that I liked to read. Very enjoyable experience.
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Suo 💛
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Beautiful artwork, I need to play more to review the story.
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Anselm of Ribemont
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
TL;DR: This game is ♥♥♥♥
I pressed play after my friend got this for me as a joke gift for about 20 cents.
I was greeted with a ♥♥♥♥ visual novel that I literally finished in 5 minutes by clicked through all the text.
This is the most ♥♥♥♥ game I have ever played, just read a ♥♥♥♥ing book for god sakes and don't buy this weaboo cringe "visual novel". We know people just want it so they can jack their chodes off to some ♥♥♥♥ softcore porn of an anime girl playing in a lake.

0/10 didn't 100% because I don't want to go back into the game in fear of vomiting, got 7/8 achievments, thanks "Magenta factory".

edit: I got the achievment from some guide. Thanks now I can finally kill myself
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Aserdon
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This game has no choices. But the story is nice and relaxing and the music is good. It also tries to teach you.
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Super Max
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Best 1 and a half hours of my life 10/10. Hope to see a sequel soon.
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Jiskra
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Very nice, short, kinetic visual novel.

Its story about girl, coming back to location she used to visit with her family as child. Looking for past memories and clues to her feelings.

Drawings are just beautiful and whole thing feels very different from japanese VNs.
I wish there were more chinese VNs
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~BC~ Donald / Member Suche
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
What a Beautiful VN! Love the musc and voice acting as it really goes well with the artwork. Short and sweet.
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The Guardian ♛
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Nice artwork. Sexy anime. Boring story.
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OniRobotics
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
A nice simple story
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𝕼𝖑𝖎𝖝𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖛𝖛𝖎𝖐
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
I was attracted to Shan Gui by the art, but while the art doesn't disappoint (apart from the protagonist's bust size, which I agree looks weirdly huge, and also appears to vary from scene to scene), the rest of the game does. The original voice acting was poor quality, but the dev was aware of that, and rerecorded it with much better quality... except for He Jia, who has something like 40% of the voiced lines, and still sounds lo-fi. I have no idea whether there are plans to fix that.

The story, which ought to be the best part of a VN, is just a couple hours of a young woman revisiting scenes from her childhood, making a new friend, and learning a little more about her father after his death (plus one scene that's almost entirely innuendo and feels completely out of place). It ends with a small twist that adds an element of the supernatural, but I don't feel at all bad about spoiling that becase it's foreshadowed from the start with all the subtlety of a boot to the head. Overall, it's decently well-written, but too lacking in conflict to be all that interesting (even internal conflict, which would fit with the game's theme - the protagonist strikes me as aimless rather than conflicted).

I don't regret having taken a chance on it since I got it in a bundle, but I came away from it feeling that the art was the only excellent part of it, and I can't recommend it on that basis alone.
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Cetais
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
This is quite a short visual novel. It's one of those kinetic novel! (No choices)

There's not much to it, you can expect at most 30 to 40 minutes of reading.
The story is short, and quite a bit developed.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
a negative review not only for the boring and short story, but also for the f**king Publisher.

How did this game pass the greenlight? Publisher promised to give steam keys to voters. But broke the promise because "too much voters, and I don't have enough keys" (that's an absolute lie)

Why this game got removed? "The developer company didn't receive the payment from publisher in the past one year, and all developers are kicked from Steamworks group, so the developers are not able to update the game and have to cancel the support. So the developer company created a DCMA ticket to Steam and the game is removed."

Why did this game come back again? Because the publisher sued the developers, but developers didn't have enough funds and energy to deal with overseas lawsuit, so they gave up.

Go f**king yourself, ju cai!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Shan Gui is a short kinetic Visual Novel with gorgeous soundtrack, lovely voice acting and incredible artwork in general. The game had everything needed to be good game but, sadly, it isn't.

The plot development lacks consistency and the characters also lack a good background story, being like empty shells. It's simple... poor. To fill this emptiness, the developers tried to sexualize the romance between the characters for the sake of the fanservice, which made the whole plot even more forceful and empty. Besides the pretty backgrounds and relaxing soundtrack, this game has nothing else to offer.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Sorry 4 this comment
But this is what i call it a JUNK

我对我的留言感到抱歉
但是这就是我管叫作垃圾的货色
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
It's a good visual novel, the only downsides are It's linear storyline without choices for the player, and also It's lenght. You will finish it whithin two hours. No more, no less.
If you see it in a promotion, you won't be spending your money badly.
Good art, good music, nice story and a hint of yuri romance.
You will also end up knowing a thing or two about China.

Give it a shot.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
I cannot recommend this as a game.
Shan Gui is a kinetic novel, which means there is no player interaction whatsoever aside from advancing the text. In that regard it is okay-ish, but nothing memorable to write home about.

The story, if you can even call it that, is very short and if you're a fast reader you'll be done in about half an hour, which I guess is okay for a 2 EUR game.

Overall the art is consistently solid, though the characters do tend to squint in the stills. The females are also overly busty, which I think doesn't fit the mood (sweet yet slightly nostalgic) of the story at all and was probably only implemented as eye candy.

But the backgrounds, oh boy, those are beautiful and among the best I have seen in any visual novel to date.

Sadly I can't say anything about the voiceacting or music because my sound system is AWOL.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Very very good read! It was so charming and innocent (o・ω・o) $1.99 is a steal. Its informative while you go on this exploring adventure. Learning about different things and just enjoying the story. The music was cute and the backgrounds were A+
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Pretty backgrounds and relaxing soundtrack, but other than that this game has nothing else to offer.
  • No story whatsoever (main character basically walks around a park and cries a bit )
  • No story means no character development
  • Whatever story that's left is full of cringe-worthy cliches

  • Also, unattainable chest sizes just like no matter how pretty this game looks it will never attain any real value
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Nice artwork. Sexy anime. Boring story.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I really enjoyed the fact how good is the artwork and story. Its an amaziing visual novel, that you will enjoy. :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
This game has no choices. But the story is nice and relaxing and the music is good. It also tries to teach you.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Beautiful artwork, I need to play more to review the story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Very short Kinetic VN with nice art and BGM. It's a relaxing VN that worth the 2$ spent.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
The artworks and OST are very relaxing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
A short kinetic novel,not the best story but it has nice atmosphere and music.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
This is quite a short visual novel. It's one of those kinetic novel! (No choices)

There's not much to it, you can expect at most 30 to 40 minutes of reading.
The story is short, and quite a bit developed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Review in a sentence: Really relaxing visual novel with really enjoyable music, but almost no happenings, action, or "story" - I think this is enough to consider if if you're intrested in reading further or not.

It was quite a pleasant visual novel - it's the kind of vn when there are no choice-making, just reading/listening to the story. (Well, mostly reading, the voices are in chinese)
As others also stated, the game/story is about an hour long.
Voice-acting is rather average - neither outstanding, nor really bad (though there are quite a difference of the recording quality of the sound of the two girls)
The whole game is about finding some kind of inner peace, the dialogues, the background, the music are all aimed towards it, and they do a decent job.
*a small edit here:* the english the game's using is just incredible! It uses a wide variety of words, making a superb job at expressing conflicted feelings, or describing environment. One of the most sophisticated use of english I've seen in games.
It was an enjoyable and relaxing read, I can definitely recommend it with a mug of tea :)
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