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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.
Release Date: Jul 7, 2009
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About the Game

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

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 185 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
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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Posted: August 13
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 17
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 15
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 20
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
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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Posted: September 4
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