Getting a girl-friend before National College Entrance Exam, I know it's crazy, but from today, we will face everything together.
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Release Date: May 30, 2015

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“A game of the first rank, absolutely.”
HGCN评论家·衫崎鍵

“Interesting and worth playing repeatedly!”
独立游戏作者·日津樹伶

“This game brings me back to my Senior High. Sometimes I even image that I live in this game and have a girl-friend like Muxin or Xiaohan.Thank you for creating such a wonderful world!”
玩家·萌丶乃大爱

About This Game

Introduction


Getting a girl-friend before Gaokao(National College Entrance Exam), I know it's crazy, but from today, we will face everything together.
Is there still room for love in this 100 days, or am I just ruining my life, or worse, her life?

This is a dating simulation game based on Chinese students' real life.
You can have romantic relationship with classmates,
but remember that you have just 100 days while preparing for "Gaokao".

Keep a balance between score and romance, or just drop one and see what would happen?
There are over 10 story lines and will lead to more than 50 ends.

What The Players Say


A game of the first rank, absolutely.
-- hgamecn commentator·Key

Interesting and worth playing repeatedly!
--indie game creator·Hitsukirei

This game brings me back to my Senior High.
Sometimes I even image that I live in this game and have a girl-friend like Muxin or Xiaohan.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful world!
--player·Moe-Love

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WIN7(Recommended)/WIN8/Vista
    • Processor: 1000MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Memory 128Mb
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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aim4thetop1
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
China is harsh.

If this game is remotely accurate at all, then it's pretty sad how things work over there. Our protagonist can't date before Gaokao, a national exam, because it's considered shameful, and a distraction. Didn't take long at all for me to get into the story, with this kind of setting going on.

And playing through the game for however long Steam says I've played it, it's pretty obvious that the creators of this game knew what they were doing. Game goes through all 100 days with surrounding events, which flow well enough for things not to feel like it was dragging on.

Translation was iffy most of the time, but I see it as part of it's charm than anything else. After the first half of the items are collected, it's mainly just studying and trying to obtain what route you want. Unfortunately, I have to say that it's extremely difficult to play the game blind.

I've played through it at least 4 times, trying to play without a walkthrough, but was unable to romance whatever number of girls there are on my own. And with 60ish endings available, according to Steam Achievements and the built-in End List, I wasn't willing to.

It's a great game, and clearly with a lot of replayability, but having to look up a guide to be able to romance a girl is kind of a bummer. I also found the Monitress dlc to be disappointing. Thought she was cute since she was introduced, and thought she would be a girl you could romance.

The base game made it seem like you could, during that cookie scene, but nope. It was disappointing, though I guess it doesn't stop it from being a good game.
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tlst9999
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Found the beginning fairly standard. MC has final exams in 100 days and gets a girlfriend. He's studying hard. He's balancing it out with sleep and exercise. He's got this. Yet his parents are nagging despite him studying till midnight every day. And then you finally make sense of everything when the mock results attacked....

HE'S JUST A C+ STUDENT!!!!! IN CHINA!!!!!

Everything went downhill from there.

10/10 for realism.
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MawkishTREX
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It's a horribly dubbed, translated, and designed game with nothing that sticks except the patriarchal masochism that floods every...single...moment... in the next one or two hour(s) tourture you are stepping into. Or you can be wise and have much better written stories by simply leaving this abomination of the creator alone and getting a real JRPG game.
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Jizzle My Fizzle
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Gaokao Love is a Visual Novel/Micro Manager game that takes place in China (not Japan?)
and you play as a senior in highschool trying to not fail the Gaokao (imagine SAT's if they were 10 times harder and on crack) while you also try to keep your sanity and newly made relationship with your new girlfriend and longtime crush "Muxin" afloat.

Will you get good enough grades and pass to a top tier university with your girlfriend? Or will you fail at absolutely everything and fall into a pit of depression as you ruin your future completely?

I give this game a 7.5/10, it's pretty good : )

(although beware that there are minor spelling errors scattered throughout this game and although they don't affect it much at all, it's still important enough to mention)


STORY TIME

"DAMMIT (insert name here), STOP GOING AFTER MUXIN, I WANT XIAOHAN!
NO! DON'T DITCH THE DATE YOU SET UP WITH XIAOHAN TO GO TO THE AQUARIUM!"

*few days later*

"Hey, where did my (future waif) Xiaohan go? Better go find her..."

"SHE'S BEEN IN THERE FOR THREE DAYS?! DAMMIT (insert losers name here), IT'S ALL YOU FAULT!
WHAT?! YOU DIDN'T GET THE HINT SHE LOVED YOU?!?! GODDAMMIT, SHE ALMOST DIED BECAUSE OF YOU!
I SWEAR, I BETTER GET A CHANCE NOW TO BE WITH HER NOW!"

*a few days later*

"oh hey, Muxin disappeared again, I might as well try calling her for the last few days since
my love interest Xiaohan is pretty much set in stone"

*like a year later, idk*

"Oh, I got them both? That's cool I guess." : /

THE END
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Mr.Willie
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
yes, one of the better produced/developed DS/VN games out there. It's Chinese based too! xD
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ThreeLeggedFeline
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
The patchy english translation aside*, this game is has a lot of positives. The storytelling and the sheer amount of content is stellar. Little choices have such a big impact, and there are so many different ways to go. The characters feel complex and interactions with them feel natural (despite the cultural differences and the more ambiguous aspects of translation). It's one of the few visual novels I've played which seems to capture the difficulty of interpersonal relationships. The tone and how it shifts, from comedic, tense, sad and bittersweet, is really well done. One of the few visual novels I've played that seems worth calling a 'novel' at all.

That said, this game is difficult. I feel like I have an appreciation of how tough the Chinese education system is, because the game conveys that very well indeed. I threw Muxin under the bus and studied my ♥♥♥♥ off, but I still only got into a crappy local college. This game made me stress. I had to leave it alone for a week after my first playthrough because it just made me angry. Balancing friends, girlfriend, schoolwork and the protagonist's parents (seriously...they are easily the most rage-inducing aspect of the game. I wish I had played this game as a teenager, it would have made me appreciate my parents so much more) is like purgatory. Despite this all, I still want to play more.


*Most of the game is understandable, if not completely grammatically correct. There are some sentences though where the meaning is lost completely. I realise that chinese to english is a pretty tough translation to make, and the sheer amount of text in this game makes it a hard task, it would be nice to see a professional translation though at some point. I really enjoy the story of this game, so being able to understand all of it would be great.
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SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:naNami
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
When I say you suck, that means you really suck.
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Atlas Was Here
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
> Found out my girlfriend was insane
> Ate a cookie
> Died

10/10
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VoidTracks
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Pretty good. I finally feel some accomplishment in my life, never mind I still don't have a girl friend so this game blows. I'm gonna go kill myself now. Peace.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
> Found out my girlfriend was insane
> Ate a cookie
> Died

10/10
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
The patchy english translation aside*, this game is has a lot of positives. The storytelling and the sheer amount of content is stellar. Little choices have such a big impact, and there are so many different ways to go. The characters feel complex and interactions with them feel natural (despite the cultural differences and the more ambiguous aspects of translation). It's one of the few visual novels I've played which seems to capture the difficulty of interpersonal relationships. The tone and how it shifts, from comedic, tense, sad and bittersweet, is really well done. One of the few visual novels I've played that seems worth calling a 'novel' at all.

That said, this game is difficult. I feel like I have an appreciation of how tough the Chinese education system is, because the game conveys that very well indeed. I threw Muxin under the bus and studied my ♥♥♥♥ off, but I still only got into a crappy local college. This game made me stress. I had to leave it alone for a week after my first playthrough because it just made me angry. Balancing friends, girlfriend, schoolwork and the protagonist's parents (seriously...they are easily the most rage-inducing aspect of the game. I wish I had played this game as a teenager, it would have made me appreciate my parents so much more) is like purgatory. Despite this all, I still want to play more.


*Most of the game is understandable, if not completely grammatically correct. There are some sentences though where the meaning is lost completely. I realise that chinese to english is a pretty tough translation to make, and the sheer amount of text in this game makes it a hard task, it would be nice to see a professional translation though at some point. I really enjoy the story of this game, so being able to understand all of it would be great.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Pretty good. I finally feel some accomplishment in my life, never mind I still don't have a girl friend so this game blows. I'm gonna go kill myself now. Peace.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
yes, one of the better produced/developed DS/VN games out there. It's Chinese based too! xD
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Found the beginning fairly standard. MC has final exams in 100 days and gets a girlfriend. He's studying hard. He's balancing it out with sleep and exercise. He's got this. Yet his parents are nagging despite him studying till midnight every day. And then you finally make sense of everything when the mock results attacked....

HE'S JUST A C+ STUDENT!!!!! IN CHINA!!!!!

Everything went downhill from there.

10/10 for realism.
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403 of 447 people (90%) found this review helpful
478 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2015
So basically, I paid $10 for my own biography.
Over the course of the visual novel, I broke up with my girlfriend, failed all the important tests that would determine my future and became a video-game addict. All that's missing is a sub-plot about killing tourists and burying them in the Blue Mountains.
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139 of 143 people (97%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
This is the story of Marsh, the kid who played it as cool as possible until the bittersweet end. Obviously, as an American, my study habits are different than that of a Chinese student. Comparing Gaokao to something like the SAT test is a world of difference. So for my playthrough of the game, I played it exactly like I do school in real life.

In the beginning, I had it all. The girlfriend, Muxin, friends, and generally nothing to worry about except the first Simulation test, which was about 30 days away. There were a surprisingly large amount of activities to choose from when free time was available, so I thought that the game likely wanted me to see what it had to offer. How wrong I was. After about 30 days of a happy, cute, almost relaxing little game of high-school antics, I screwed up on the first Simulation test. After all, I had barely studied at all during my free time.

The tone shift after messing up that test was jarring. The music pretty much ceased altogether, except for this haunting song that played rather frequently when I would have arguments with my dissapointed parents. Muxin wasn't the same either, as her score was rather low as well. Marsh used to be a nice kid, after all, I was the one making his decisions for the most part. After the arguments got more and more intense (to the point where coming home was dreaded), I was no longer able to study. It wasn't my decision any more, it was my character, Marsh, taking the wheel. The arguments got worse. Marsh needed to bring up the test scores, and after talking with Muxin and deciding that the RELATIONSHIP was likely the reason for the low scores, Marsh dumped Muxin after screaming at her about his feelings. I (the player obviously) had no say in this. And the arguments kept getting worse. Marsh's father eventually smacked him a few times.

The game was now very depressing. After sleeping outside under a bridge, he finally slipped from all that I had made him. If China wanted him to focus on the test and nothing else, it succeeded. Marsh snapped. Test problems became his entire life for the next 50 days. Grades sky-rocketed, but all of the old characters were nowhere to be seen and health was declining.

Eventually, after not eating for days, Marsh collapsed. And I was given a decision after a LONG time. Whatever I did, I picked the right thing, because Muxin, Xiaohan, and Stom saved him, and Marsh was back where he belonged.

In the end, I got a decent score and had no girlfriend.

This game was an emotional rollercoaster, and it's not just an "anime game", it's WAY more than that. I HIGHLY recommend it, and I'll be playing through it again very soon.
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118 of 131 people (90%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
As a Chinese student who experienced "ZhongKao", the entrance exam for Chinese high schools, I had similar experience.

I could still recall those days when we had endless practice tests, papers, teachers getting crazy and try to raise our score (because they get more bonus...?). Parents getting worried on us, believing in nonsense extra classes, useless lectures even fake nutrients, is there gonna be an end...?

And back to GaoKao, a much more serious situation than ever (however I didn't experienced this, but I could imagine). How are the students doing? Endless hell, again? This is the truth.

"You have so many chances to change your destiny, but GaoKao is the only time when your destiny gets decided." (I played in Chinese so maybe this is not the actual translation) - Ms. Mei

I mostly care about the storyline instead of animation or style. GaoKao.Love.100Days is reflecting the truth of a typical Chinese high school senior (with girlfriend). This might be one of the few games that could actually bring myself into deep meditation. Masterpiece.

Presentation: 9/10
Easy to catch up, easy to play. Although the tutorial was given in-game by his classmate which seems to be a little bit awkward, cookie let the player to speak out his name loud in the beginning of the game is quite interesting actually, especially when you put a funny name in.

Graphics: 9/10
Great adapting Japanese's drawing style, however in China everyone wear stupid school uniform... Umm I said too much?

Music: 10/10
The only way to judge is to listen.

Gameplay: 10/10
Not too complicated, not too easy. But this game offers much more choices than a typical gal-game.

Story/Background: 10/10
The school, parents, the ambition, so much reality. Can I give more than 10 points?

Overall: 48/50
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Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
I've recently finished my first playthrough of this game, and was compelled to write a review. I've played several Dating sims/Galgames, but it's never been my cup of tea, so to speak. The whole idea felt interesting yet impractical, I didn't expect much from this game when my friend recommended it me. This game however, is a whole another deal.

Currently a college student, the feelings of being a high schooler still lingers inside, and this game has brought it all back. Once again it hit me: the insecurities, the increasing pressure of schoolwork, the overwhelming want for some love, the struggles, and the urge to be live up to your parents' expectations, your peers' expectations, and perhaps most importantly, your own expectations. Throughout the game there come times where it was too emotionally difficult for me to continue playing and I had to pull myself away for a minute or two. You might be skeptical about how I can be so immersed into a seemingly simple game, and yes, I was skeptical about it afterwards. But if there are teenage memories that you still held dear, play this game and all those will come alive again.

I’ve played countless Galgames that are simply made to give the player pleasure out of playing them. You start the game for 30 minutes and suddenly all 25 girls in the game are devoted to you. Of course, that is an exaggeration, but you get my point. This game is an entirely different ballpark: it’s realistic. Consequences come when you least expect them, and you have to work hard to pull off anything. Sometimes there can, and will be times where you just can’t do anything about the horrible situation no matter how hard you work, and that’s just the way it is. Yes, it is extremely frustrating and stressful, but isn’t that just like real life?

Never have I in the course of only a few hours, experienced so many emotions. I was so ecstatic and overjoyed during the good times that I caught myself smiling at the screen like an idiot several times. But multiple times my head ached and stomach churned from stress that applied onto me through the main character’s words. When Muxin broke up with me (Sorry, spoiler alert, but this is only one out of 50 ways that the story could go), even though it’s temporary, I couldn’t stop tears from trickling down my cheeks when all these pressure from teachers/parents/myself that I’ve been enduring was for her. Heck, there are so many times when I said something in response to the situation, and the “me” I’m playing as in the game says the exact same thing right as I clicked through the text. This game really digs deep inside, and I can testify to that.

Of course, there are still flaws to this game. In my opinion, I was able to be so immersed in the game because I understood Chinese. The voice acting was spectacular (even though could be cringeworthy at times, yes I’m talking about Stom), but if you couldn’t understand what people are talking about, it really takes you away from the experience. Also, multiple translation problems are still present in game. From what I remember (which is not much, since I was so absorbed), the use of auxiliary verbs felt funny, even awkward to me. For example:
“Why she do that?” or “Why I need to go to school today?”
Should be something like “Why would she do that?” or “Why do I need to go to school today?”.
Notice without those auxiliary verbs, the meaning can change drastically. “Why would she do that?” does not equal “Why did she do that?”. I don’t have the Chinese manuscript so I wouldn’t know the real intention, but this is something I would like to see fixed, because without these little details, we aren’t getting the complete meaning behind each line here.

In the end, this game blew me away. I’d dare say this game made me actually fell in love with Muxin for the duration of the game, and several days after that, even right now as I type up this review. This game definitely separates itself from the genre and stands as one of the best, if not the best. I can’t wait to play more and see what’s to come, since I’ve heard there’s a total of 50 ways that the story could go, but I’m not sure if I want to experience the emotional trauma of preparing for Gaokao again. Plus, I love Muxin and Muxin only, so the storylines that doesn’t involve her…yeah.

Now, because this game is so well made, I guess I’d like to recommend the game for you, whoever’s reading this. The thing is, Muxin is mine and mine only, so don’t do it.



Please.
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115 of 139 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
there are 57 ♥♥♥♥ing endings
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