London, 2099. The earth isn't what it used to be anymore. Incredible climate changes have corrupted the weather, causing a permanent rain on most of the Earth's surface. You play the role of Luke Black, a 36-year-old bio-informatic engineer. He is one of the lead programmers at Nanotech, a big nanotechnology research company.
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Release Date: Jul 7, 2009
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"A VN. You play the role of Luke Black, A bio-informatic engineer.There are 24 different endings truly dynamic adventure that will keep you entertained."

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London, 2099. The earth isn't what it used to be anymore. Incredible climate changes have corrupted the weather, causing a permanent rain on most of the Earth's surface.

You play the role of Luke Black, a 36-year-old bio-informatic engineer. He is one of the lead programmers at Nanotech, a big nanotechnology research company.

But one night, his life is changed forever when he encounters Tanya. Who is she? What does she wants from Luke?

Discover all the 24 different endings and explore all the possible paths! It's a truly dynamic adventure that will keep you entertained for hours.

The game features beautiful manga art, fun dialogue and characters relationship that will change the final outcome of the game.

GAME FEATURES


  • Dark and mature sci-fi setting
  • Interactive scenes and map system beside the classic visual novel gameplay
  • 24 unique endings to unlock
  • Optional fully voiced version available. Over 4h of voices!
  • High replayability, true multiple branching plot

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
It took me six and a half hours of playtime to completely finish the game, getting all endings. At a certain point, I simply skipped all the previously read dialogue just to get to the choices. All-in-all, it was a rather dull experience.

The personalities of the characters are flat, and easily predictable. The plot was often cheesy, and sometimes the reactions of the characters made no sense. The 'relationship meter' of the character only influences the game in very rare instances. For example, if you get to certain points, characters you have a great relationship to will still betray you/treat you like dirt if the plot demands it. There's only seven plot-relevant characters, the rest of the world doesn't even feature.

The sexual innuendo was especially painful. You are often forced to suffer through all sorts of sentences how 'hot and amazing' some girl's body is or our main hero commenting how he wants someone badly. it came across as a bit immature.

The voicing was... alright. The female protagonist was voiced by someone with either a bad mic or its an intentional effect to make her sound inhuman. Some others just sound really bad. The music has really strange cues and often ruins the mood. Not to spoil the story, but a tense scene where some people are about to die is suddenly overlaid with 80s porn music because they confess their love to each other. It was like a fist to the nose, mood-wise.

In the end, I didn't care for the characters, nor for the story. It was a bland, featureless experience. Alright to pass time, if you take it during a Sale, but don't expect to spend more than 6 hours on it.

Winter Wolves has the tendency to spit out Visual Novels like mass produced, pre-packaged goods. Check out their other games, judge for yourselves. As someone who often played and enjoyed Visual novels, I can warn you that this one is in the lower tier. Albeit I applaud the effort they made to voice the characters. That is about all that stands out positively. I was sadly fooled by the number of positive reviews in comparison to the bad ones.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
We went in to this looking for some fun and adding our own "unique" flare with our voice acting skills, but when the adventure was over I can safley say we were suprised. All your decisions and locations you visit will effect your final story outcome and with plenty of different endings there is a lot of replay value here. the story is engaging and if you are as despicable as us then you will try your heart out for the human / robot three way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8D0j3DX91E&list=PLBBqCiash9d6Xn-ARWU7TiIgz4HldWczh
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65 of 67 people (97%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Figuring I would check out Bionic Heart a bit while farming cards, I loaded up the game and started reading through the first chapter. Eight hours and 24 achievements later, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Bionic Heart isn't the best visual novel I've ever played, there are certainly issues that prevent it from being more, but it has a charm that I wasn't expecting. The game's greatest strength is in the sheer number of choices you're given and the many branching narratives that result. Discovering them all and winding your way through different story paths is truly where the fun lies.

Our story takes place in the 22nd century, in a world that through some catastrophic event is perpetually shrouded in clouds and endless rain. The protagonist, Luke Black, works for a biogenetics company in London. It is this association that leads him to a fateful encounter with a bionic human, a meeting that will forever change his life.

OK, so it's sci-fi and a little hokey, but that's part of the charm. Some of the ideas are pretty interesting, such as the endless rain, foam meals (because real food is too rare and expensive) and Mars colony that I wish we could have seen more of. Other ideas are rather silly, but if you can shut off the part of your brain that scrutinizes everything for realism, the game is fun and easy to get into.

The artwork is polished and quite good compared to a lot of other English language visual novels. It's a bit refreshing to see a game that clearly isn't trying to pull off the manga/anime look and stands on its own. The character designs are detailed and interesting. And outside of a few backgrounds being a bit more sketchy than polished, the whole look comes together very nicely.

This visual novel has full voice acting, which is a big deal for a lot of people. I usually play with the voices on mute for this type of game, so I can't comment on it much other than what little I actually listened to before turning it off was pretty....bad. I know Winter Wolves doesn't have the development funds to pay for high profile voice actors, but the B-movie quality of voice work here really takes away from the game, and that's saying something as the game's premise is pretty much a B-movie.

My biggest gripe, though, is that the writing could have been a little more polished. Some of the endings had glaring typos, and the writing style was more casual in places than I felt it should be. I know this is probably a silly nitpick, but everyone calling each other by their first names, even people who have never met each other, drives me up the wall. Luke referring to his boss as Richard instead of Mr. Meier or just Richard Meier (and this is a guy who only met his boss maybe once before) just seemed so out of place and awkward, it kept pulling me out of the story.

Despite some of the issues, I really enjoyed Bionic Heart. I was lucky and picked it up in a bundle, but for what's here I feel the $10 price point is fair. Fortunately, there is a demo available if you want to try it out before taking the plunge. I'll definitely be purchasing Bionic Heart 2 when it's released. If it's anywhere as fun as this one, I'm definitely in.
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Okay so initially I was really unsure about this. I was tempted to give it a miss altogether. However I tried it out and ended up really enjoying it.
- choices are a bit more broad than I expected, not only can you choose different dialogue options but you can also choose where to go to or to avoid certain locations
- getting to an ending only takes around an hour, but surprisingly if you go back and take a different path a completely different kind of story can unfold

http://youtu.be/fRX6viF_SrI
http://youtu.be/aTvH76MqHws
So I actually achieved three different endings. First I gave the robot away to the police, that made the game end very early on, and it was kind of lame.
-----But then I started again and avoided notifying the authorities. This time the story went for much longer. Choosing between your love for your girlfriend or the robot was a prominent theme. At the end of that play-through the bad guy was apprehended, the police conveniently let the robot go, nobodies heart was broken and everybody basically lived happily ever after. It was a bit too sweet for me (okay it gave me a nice warm feeling inside lol). This ending gave me new information about the mysterious robotic woman but only enough so that it actually created more unanswered questions.
-----At this stage I had more time to play, so i went back again. I actually didn't really find more out about the robotic woman's background. In fact most of the main characters that took part in the story in my second play-through were put aside and didn't feature at all once I got to about mid-story. The game took place in a completely different location with a couple of new characters instead. There wasn't really any romance this time at all, it was more Sci-fi with a touch of horror. Some scenes were the same but it was overall quite a different experience.

Obviously the game is very simply presented with still inanimate backgrounds and characters. But I liked how the game looked visually. The only problem I had with the game’s visuals was that occasionally you could see more of the character images than you should have. What I mean by this is that sometimes they are raised above the bottom of the screen and you can see that they are cut off where they should have legs. It wasn't a big deal but it was sort of an immersion breaker.
-----All the dialogue is voice acted. I thought the protagonist’s dialogue was done adequately. Some of the characters spoke a bit slowly and monotonously. It seemed like they weren't as good, perhaps because it was the same voice actor attempting to create different sounding voices for a variety of character. That didn’t really matter though. I really liked the voice of the protagonist's girlfriend, she sounded really convincing when she was angry.

Okay so I recommend trying this game out. There is actually a demo version. If you check out the community hub you will find information about acquiring that there. You might want to take a look at it before purchasing the full game. I found only three in endings in about two hours time. But the game allegedly has twenty-four alternate endings in total. Hopefully this means that for the $10 price there is enough unique content to satisfy people.

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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Ok so this game does bear some similarities with a certain game called "SAKURA SPIRITS" in so much as you do get to see some semi naked female's but (and its a big BUT) this game actually keeps you interested in its story and the decisions you make can and do really effect your story and the outcome you will reach.
The story is like a "SCI-FI B" movie but its done with such a gusto for the genre that you can (and do) forgive its (shall we say) lack of self control when it comes to the characters and their really cheesy "B-MOVIE" style voice overs.
The graphics are of the static variety and the quality of hand drawn artwork is of a good standard,there are plenty of characters to meet and interact with (well as much as you can interact with characters in a visual novel) and many an outcome from the choices you make (MORE ON THIS LATER)
The sound and music in game is all done well,but as mentioned earlier the characters all sound like they belong in some cheesy "SCI-FI B" movie,but actually this is'nt to the games detriment and it seems to just suit the game some how (dont ask me why it just does ??)
The story is very well written and can take very different path's depending on what choices you actually make and what you decide to do,should you go meet your friend in the park ?? or should you stay in the office and work through your dinner break ??.
In a lot of these type of games it wouldent make much difference but trust me when i say that in this game every choice you make can lead you to one of many different and really varied endings (i havent discovered them all yet,and i wonder just what i will have to do to get them all ??)
I must admit that i bought this game because i liked the premise of it and i actually didnt expect it to be as much fun as it actually is,every time i play i find myself making a slightly different choice and this leads to one of the many posible endings,even at the start of the game you get a chance to find one ending that literally finishes it before it even starts.
And thats the simple fact of why this game grabs you,we as human beings will allways wonder what if ??,what if i did that? and what if i did this? and in this game you will be wondering that as you choose how to answer people and where to go all the time wondering what if ??
If you like visual novels then you will love this if not then it wont convert the people that dont and will never like these sort of games,me i have found another visual novel that i found both interesting and fun to play through at the same time,and thats what a game is all about being FUN.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Really enjoy Bionic Heart for number of reasons. It's fully voiced and if you don't like that you have the option to shut it off. You are given multi choices which in there own right feel reasonably different that leads to different endings. Some are good and some are bad. So it's not happily ever after with everything you do. Even if you don't want to find all the endings yourself Winter Wolves has a guide to help you in the forums. Really enjoy a lot of Winter Wolves games hope they keep coming out with them on Steam.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
What is Bionic Heart?

Bionic Heart is a visual novel from the renowned studio Winter Wolves. It is set in the future. A robot escapes its facility and flees to a top programmer at Nanotech. The novel has 24 different endings, each one gives a Steam achievement.


Graphics:
The graphics are nicely done, but for me and other people I talked to there are too few artworks for the characters, meaning the only take so few positions during the game. The backgrounds are fitting, but mostly not a really spectacular sight. The artist however is not to blame since the setting of the game doesn't play in beautiful places but in a - dsytopian or just realistic? - future.

Sound:
The music is nicely done, an only downpoint is that - if you go on a certain path first - you get minorly spoilered about one character by noticing the voice also is robotic while the protagonists don't seem to notice it yet. Since you have to go a very specific way this is a minor issue, but there still could have been "normal" human voices to the bionic robotic protagonists since nobody in-universe seems to notice them by their voices.

Story:
The story reminds me very much of "The Outer Limits". There are all kinds of endings - some depressing, some uplifting, good and bad, and a spectrum in-between. Many times, several protagonists' fates remain unresolved, but by replaying the game one can sometimes get an idea of what happens to them.
There are two or three logic flaws in the game, noticeable when you replay. For example in one scene something happens which if you take another choice doesn't happen, although the people involved in making it happen shouldn't act differently at all.

Controls:
Due to engine limitations, it seems not possible to bring up the pause menu if you play with a controller, but as it is a visual novel, a controller is not superior to a mouse anyway. I just feel like this should be mentioned. There also seems to be no way to visit previous scenes, so one should save often.

Recommended:
If you like either visual novels or science fiction, you are right here, even more so if you liked The Outer Limits. An asking price between 5 and 10 Euro feels right for this game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I like the interactivity of this title being able to move around and the branching paths depending on how you interact with the game, However the story didnt grab me personally and some of the art just seemed a bit off.

So while personally I didnt find the story grabbing I do recommend it to those who may like this sort of Sci-Fi Love Triangle story

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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
In Japan, 《Bionic Heart》will be called "galgame".Galgame is a special kind of games.Most of them contain a story about love and beautiful ladies and many awesome pictures created by professional painter.Galgames are visual novel with beautiful pictures.Just click the button of choice and read the story to continue playing the game.It is so eazy that pretty of otaku love this kind of game
《Bionic Heart》is a visual novel game.The story set in the future about the relation between human and robot.i dont talk about it too much because the story is short but very interesting.maybe a bit scary.The story has 24 different ends,depend on your different choice.you can play the game again and again till the achievements are all unlocked.In my opinion,the story is very awesome and i recommand you to read it.
The graphics are not great. The artwork of characters is not enough.Lack of dress style and the experssions of different emotion.The backgrounds are good.But compare with the galgame in Japan,the quality of 《Bionic Heart》 is not high.And i dont like the style of the picture,is not very beautiful.The style of Japanese galgame is better.
The voice is pretty good.They act the characters successfully and make the characters real and different.I love the voice of Tanya, between the robot and human voice,it is pretty nice.The music is just not bad.When i play the game,i will open Windows Media Player.
The game key is from indle gala,it is very cheap.If you like visual novels,you shouldnt miss this game.the story is very good.just 200m you need to download.I recommend this game.English voice is different from Japanese voice.it have another feel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Bionic Heart is an interactive novel, by Winter Wolves, in which you play the part of Luke, a nanotech programmer who lives in London and is about to find his world turned upside down. You are in a future version of London where it is always raining, the leadership of the world did this to the planet, and now everyone has to suffer for it. You have a long time girl friend, Helen, and your best friend, Tom, in your life, but is there room for one more, very mysterious person named Tanya. This story does get up into the PG-13 realm, so its not for everyone.

Graphically you are looking and very well drawn characters of anime-ish feel. All the different rooms, or areas that you will be interacting with are static images, but definitely give you a specific feeling, for example your workspace at your job is very sterile looking, it makes it appear as if this is a place that you are forced to go so that you can live the life you are living. There's also the virtual park, which is filled with bright colors and reminds people of what it was like before the constant rain was falling from the sky.

The voice work that was done for the game fits. All the characters have that emotion to thier voice. You can feel the anger, the sadness, the frustration, etc.

The controls in the game are very straightforward, as this is a choose your own adventure type of game you will be click on the choices, or locations that you would like to go. Remember every decision could change everything about the game.

So you are a guy named Luke, and as I stated before this is the type of situation where there are multiple endings. Now of course there is the perfect ending, and part of me would really like to see what that has in store for me, but I'm okay with the couple of endings that I have so far uncovered. Ther are definitely twists and turns in this game. There's betrayal, there's emotional turmoil, and there's plenty of love and hate emotions flying around. There's also a like meter that changes based off of certain choices you make in the game with certain characters. Now of course this also causes a change in the story, but I think its pretty obvious that that would happen.

I really wish I could say more about the story, but the fact of the matter is that I've witness how different the story can go. So I have to say that if you are looking for something intriguing that won't take too long to get through, but definitely has its PG-13-esque steamy moments, and drama, you might want to check this thing out. I personally found that after the first time through I definitely flew through the dialogue I had already heard, but once I got to the chance to branch off I was back in the story until I got to whatever end I was headed for. So for this experience I'm going to give it an 8.5 out of 10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Time Played: 8 Hours
100% Achievements

Bionic Heart is a Science Fiction themed Visual Novel. Set in 2099, the main protagonist encounters a bionic woman as the game delves into bioethics and questions the player on what it means to be human. A somewhat farfetched plot and fairly passable voice acting gave the game a somewhat B-movie quality to it, which adds to its charm. With a branching storyline and 24 different endings, there is certainly a lot of replayability. However, there are parts of the story where the writing needed more polishing. While I do have issues with the writing, it is one of the better visual novels offered by Winter Wolves. Pick it up on sale or in a bundle.

Pros:
Fairly engaging plot
Every choice has some impact on the storyline which results in 24 different endings

Cons:
Writing suffered at certain points
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCWDZEkmICQ&list=UU7_-PLIhjsEBwIQXqKxmNpA

Bionic Heart is a novel-based game with a 'choose your own adventure' theme'.
This game has up to 24 available endings, which adds to its replayability.

It is set in a futuristic world where poor global choices by its
inhabitants have resulted in a world of neverending rain. While the designer
did a good job of portraying the consequences of the poor choices the
inhabitants made, there were small inconsistancies that took away from the
graveness of the situation, which I go into a bit more in the video.

There were some choices you as the player made during this game, but
as it is more of a visual novel, I felt in my several playthroughs that the
different choices tended to lead you down the same overal path, but I had
no problem with it, as this is more of a visual novel.

I had some issues connecting with the main character, and found myself
being annoyed by him, as his personality was so different from my own. The
game holds itself together in a respectable manner, and I would recommend it
as a different experience that I found enjoyable.

For more details, see the linked video review, as this is a basic
summary of what I cover in my video, I am a YT'er not a Blogger.

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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Bionic Heart is a most-addicting game for me. I've spent about 60/99 of my minutes on it trying to earn the achievements rather than actually playing the game for some reason. I haven't finished the entire game, but I can already say I know it'll be a great game with the most coolest ending. It's a sci-fi theme type of game, and I love that absoutely in a game.
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