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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Very Positive (1,767 reviews) - 83% of the 1,767 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.

System Requirements

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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
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
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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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
"Old story-writing lady seduces the mountain king's third daughter"
Is it a dream or reality? However this VN is a short but nicely implemented game about an affair of a lady (Han Hui) and a young girl (He Jia). They are having fun in the parks around this mountain and explore a well architected teahouse during take cover from rain. Beautiful digitalized real life pictures, nicely drawn characters. voiceacting and a light piano soundtrack makes this game worthful.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
someone gifted me this becuz of my username...
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