Despite determination and skill, Natalie Puccile, a Special Investigations and Tactics officer, has spent her career watching over a listening post in the middle of deep space. After the orders that she has always dreamed of arrive, she finds herself in charge of a small destroyer and tasked with discovering the fate of a missing...
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Mostly Positive (543 reviews) - 79% of the 543 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 31, 2013

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Rising Angels: Hope released

Rising Angels: Hope, the prequel of Rising Angels: Reborn, has been released on Steam! Discover the hidden tales behind Captain Faye Moonfallow, Major Sol Hackett, and Lieutenant Kika Starr as you go back to their Space Sector Academy days! The game is currently 33% off for a few more days, so get it while you have the chance!

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About This Game

Despite brilliance and skill, Natalie Puccile, a Special Investigations and Tactics officer with the Katajion Directorship, has spent her career watching over a listening post in the middle of deep space. After the orders that she has always dreamed of finally arrive, she finds herself in charge of a small destroyer and tasked with discovering the fate of a missing research team investigating an ancient civilization. Mystery swirls all around her as she reunites with old friends, meets emotional trials head-on, and faces the danger with new allies.

As the universe she knows falls apart around her, it is up to Natalie’s brilliance and the dedication of the crew of the KSS Nimross to avert a galaxy-shattering event that could spell the end of all space travel. With determination in her heart, Natalie rises to the chance to beat back the danger and perhaps find love in the twinkling lights of the distant stars.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 144 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 144 MB available space
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 144 MB available space
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Mostly Positive (543 reviews)
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( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
An Awesome Game. Good graphics with multiple choices. Kinda Suprised its free to play. So many endings and choices you can make its unreal. I recommend this game to all gamers who love a good story rich game.
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Luv Yan
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Kika still best girl, but I like Zuri too.
8/10 would be a terrible SITO officer
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( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
It made me feel, dammit !
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( 146.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I'm finding the whole experience enjoyable. Graphics, art style and the whole character backstory is quite interesting and decent. Although there's more dialogue than options to choose from. I'm rather satisfied with the ending? Can't wait for more to come.
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( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Interesting history, very good soundtrack, lovely characters and beautiful art. And to think I found this game in a casual random-games-installing-because-I'm-bored.
Definitely buying "Hope" in the nearly future, and also "Fate" when they the finish it.
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( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Rising Angels: Reborn is a Visual Novel with a lot of heart and enthusiasm, but the characterization can be weak.

Overall, I did like the story, but there was more bickering than useful work being done on this ship, even between friends. It creates tension when each crew member is different and they don't necessarily like one another. It was hard to take seriously when conflicts played out and reminded me of childish fights with a sibling.

The ideas of the different alien cultures are good, the gradual reveal of the Dreamon culture was good. The characters themselves don't have a lot of subtlety, though, and show their hands before the time is right in the plot.

It's odd that most of the crew are as unorganized as they are, even for rookies. Perhaps it's that in similarly-themed series (Star Trek: TNG or Mass Effect), even the most inexperienced crew members are more organized, at least once the mission or survival is of primary importance.

It was fun to see other choices and variations on further playthroughs, as the situations you end up in are fun to see, unfortunately some choices won't change a lot of the story.

There aren't many choices for a love interest. It feels like you could have had more. The Main Character is only interested in women. Shame for anyone who may find the men interesting.

This game puts an interesting spin on doomsday cliches, but I can't help but compare because I have a lot of Visual Novel and Sci-Fi media experience. I wish the developers the best. If you're looking for sci-fi stories that can be challenging, this VN is maddeningly close, but not quite there.

TL;DR: This game is good in concept and execution, despite weak characterization. Play it at least once if you love VNs, because it has something fun and unique to offer despite its flaws.
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( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
One of the best free VNs on steam right now. Great chracter art, above average writing.
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( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I have mixed feelings towards this VN. The concept is interesting, art style was nice/decent, BGs and BGM were good. But the beginning is boring; I love VNs with a complex story, but Rising Angels: Reborn was simply boring at some points. Character development wasn’t the best either (some characters were cute but others were mostly annoying, they acted so cliche and childish that it made hard to believe that this is a militar ship with adults around).

But I liked the fact that are multiple endings. This game is definitely better than a lot of paid VNs around Steam, but I hope that the sequel has some more action/plot twists.

6/10, if you like sci-fi stories, this one might be a good call!
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Good Game Buy it Trust Me, I'm a King. Plus I know my VNs boys I'm what you might call a VN Master new to steam though lol Anyways it's quality plus that Trailer Song is Great along with what I've heard of the soundtrack and played (which albeit aint much at all still it's good). Multiple Endings as well just pick it up it's worth boyz :)
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Chaos of Destruction
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Played through the halfway point of it, but the story is very good and love the artwork i'm suprised this is not in books out in stores in which it should be.
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251 of 294 people (85%) found this review helpful
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5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
This is a visual novel and not a game. You make a few major choices at the climax to drive it to a specific conclusion. The story is short so you can finish within one sitting, that is if you are into reading. If the music annoys you, feel free to mute. If you do not like ramblings, then skip straight to pro and con list below.

Don't let the negative comments get you from downloading this free game. It is known that story based "games" are not for everyone. Granted, when I first downloaded this game I was hoping for more then just dialogue and a few choices here and there. I stuck with it, however, and wanted to see where I would end up. I ended up following a story that goes further then just the stoic version of the protagonist which quickly breaks down later. Game critiques do what game critiques do, play for 10-20 minutes and base their critique off that short amount of time. Not trying to bash critiques as they are completing their objective the way they see fit. I on the other hand went through the entire game before making my critique.

  • About 1-2 hour story, so does not drag on forever (will be continued in further installments like a book in a series).
  • Major choices at the end of the game, driving the final product.
  • Limited artwork so you concentrate more on the story (sorry, I come from a generation that cares more for words then pretty pictures so be forewarned).
  • New age of openness by being gay within the story without being subjected to fan service art.
  • Music is astounding, however can become repetitive which leads me to my next pro.
  • Full set of options including fullscreen, audio control, and having the text auto advance if you do not want to be bothered by clicking.

  • Limited choice selection, although major decisions towards the end.
  • Not really a game
  • Scenes repeat which may be boring for those interested more in art.
  • Story is a bit shallow at the beginning.
  • Character development for one of the characters is brought forth too rapidly ruining some of the mystery of the story.

As a pun on the story and my conclusion, I let my heart decide my course of action and it led me to my desired ending.
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530 of 758 people (70%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
Still better than CoD: Ghosts
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66 of 84 people (79%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
An engaging little VN. While the plot reads like a book, and only some of the decisions actually impact the story in any way, it's still fun and engaging, and i look forward to a sequel if one comes out.

And hey, for the price, or lack thereof, it's certainly worth trying out!
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
Not bad for a visual novel.

+ It's free.
+ It's polished.
+ The artwork is both nice and original. I liked it.
+ Meaningful choices
+ A complete adventure in a space ship.
+ Varied cast of characters.
+ Interesting story and setting.
+ The protagonist is a gamer.

- Some characters are either unbelievable or plain irritating. Three of them would be booted off the ship immediately if there was even a slightly intelligent command officer on board. Some types of conduct are absolutely unacceptable on a warship during an actual war, even if a character is quirky, endearing or competent. Especially ONE character has no place in her position, and it frankly shatters my suspension of disbelief to pieces.
- The big bad is so glaringly obvious. Also, that person is so hilariously incompetent at what it does, making any attempts at spying or sabotage ridiculous. But they work... The crew is very special, you see.
- One choice in the game feels VERY contrived. It's either go stupid good or reasonably evil. Then, other characters react... in a completely unbelievable way.

Final verdict:

Despite some glaring flaws in character development, this visual novel is engaging. Sure, most of the crew's reactions are unbelievable, but it's still better than in most Hollywood films. Artwork, music, plot hovewer, make this a good and a fun experience. I recommend.

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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Well, I downloaded this little gem out of pure curiosity not knowing what to expect. Have to admit, I don't do many Visual Novels. They aren't really "games" in the same since most people think of when hearing the word. If anything, I always think of them as "Interactive Picture Books". Which I don't think if a bad thing, I may not have played many Visual Novels, but I have played enough to where I can say that I know a good one from a bad one. And I've played bad ones. And this... is not one of them. It's a fantastic story actually, that kept me going all the way to the end in one sitting. I didn't stop till the it was over, and it was a very well done V.N. With some very miner grammar mistakes here and there, but to be honest, I don't think there is a single one I've read that didn't have at least a couple grammar errors. They did stick out, but nothing that really pulled me out of the story enough to be much of a bother. The story it's self is far from original, but that's not really a bad thing as long as it's told well. And this one is told very well. Honestly surprised a V.N. that is a free download would be this good. It actually reads more like a science fiction book than the more classic romanticized stories I typically come across when looking at these kind of "games". It's actually pretty refreshing to see one done in this way.

The characters in this V.N. are all pretty colorful people. Maybe a bit stereotypical. but honestly there is nothing wrong with using classic stereotype characters, like the tsundere girl who act's superior to everyone, as long as these characters are used in the right way. And I personally believe they are here. Every character, be the a stereotype or not, fits into their respective role perfectly. Anyone who is a fan of Visual Novels, would probably like this one. I'm not even all that big on these kind of things, but I like it quite a lot. One of the best I've read even. And I wish the creators the best of luck in their efforts to make a sequel, cause I do want to know how the story ends with everyone in the story.

Having said all that, the main issue I think anyone who already knows what to expect from a V.N. is going to have is the reader's ability to direct the flow of the story. Or rather the lack there of. It's kind of an important part of any V.N. to have reader choices that have a large part in controlling where and how events will happen, be they for better or worse. This story, as much as I like it, is a lot more linear than what I would like it to be. However I did read from the makers of this novel's kick starter that they plan to fix this in the next installment of the story, which I would love to read by the way. Giving readers more power over the protagonists actions and building or breaking relationships between your crew members. With that in mind, I do believe that is a worth while effort to support them in their kick starter, and help bring the next chapter to life. Those are my thoughts on this Novel, and my hopes for the next one.
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2015
Disregard my play time as I've actually played this straight from the folder and not from the steam client due to the steam ingame overlay lagging oddly.

This was a really great VN, the story was really nice with alot of tense moments here and there, the characters were enjoyable (you may or may not want to strangle one or two though.) and the music was great as well although may get repetitive for some people. It's also free, so bonus points for that too. There's yuri too, if you're into that.

No, I didn't get this just for the yuri, really, trust me, I mean it.

Nat x Zuri

I want more

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36 of 50 people (72%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
I've played through this game fully one time. I hesitate to say game because it's not one. It is a visual novel. It has some interactive parts that let you make choices at times that may or may not influence then ending, but there is no "gameplay." Some of them are obvious and some aren't. All of them effect the story a little bit in what you get to read, whether it has an impact on the plot or not. If you're looking for a sim rpg then move on. The closest thing I can compare this to is the "choose your own path" books. I've only gotten one ending so far, but I absolutely plan on playing through again and checking out the other paths. If your looking for a fun story this is great. Either way I recommend at least taking a look at. I look forward to the sequel, and I look forward to reading the prequel Rising Angels: The Red Rose.

On a slight side note, the sequel I mentioned will take into account the complaints about "lack of interaction" and will be pushing more into gameplay with two modes: story mode and "investigation mode." Because of this, I highly recommend reading this, even if it's not your favorite type of thing. If you don't you'll be missing out on a lot of backstory when Rising Angels: Fates is released.
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
Rising Angels: Reborn being completely free, I was skeptical of the quality of this visual novel. I was surprised it turned out to be pretty decent. It was most definitely one of the more entertaining visual novels I have done, but that being said, I have not played "a lot" of visual novels. I myself don't really consider myself a fan of visual novels, but when a free one is just dropped in my lap the way this one was, I cant help myself but try it. I have got to say I did enjoy my "playthrough" of Rising Angels: Reborn, and if there is anyone looking for a free vn to try, I would recommended this one, not only because I enjoyed it, but because it is really truly free.

I am going to be honest, I feel like I was rambling a little bit in my review, the fine points however still stand, I like Rising Angels: Reborn, even though I dont have alot of experience with visual novels. Therefore I think there is a good chance you may like it as well, so you should indeed try it!
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2015
Looks better than many of the VNs on steam that actually charge you for their 'gameplay' so give it a go if you are into this. No risk involved after all.
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