The story will develop into the year of 1947, where the players would face one of the most traumatic historical events in the history of Taiwan. Sorry,now there are only English interface, English subtitles are still being processed,we hope to complete as soon as possible.
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Release Date: Mar 30, 2015

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Sorry,now there are only English interface, English subtitles are still being processed,we hope to complete as soon as possible.

1945.

It was the end of an era – with the defeat of Japan, WWII had come to an end. Taiwan, a former colony of Japan, faced a change in ownership. One by one, soldiers from China boarded onto the island, from the port of Keelung. The Taiwanese welcomed these soldiers, expecting a better life, under the governance of those of whom that were supposed to be their kin.

It didn’t exactly turn that way.

It is a story about what Japan have left for Taiwan. It is also story about the very land of Formosa. It is also a story about the relationship between the Taiwanese residents, and those who have come from China.

The story will develop into the year of 1947, where the players would face one of the most traumatic historical events in the history of Taiwan.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: window VISTA(32/64bit)
    • Processor: Pentium4 1.4GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: window VISTA(32/64bit) / 7(32/64bit) / 8(32/64bit)
    • Processor: Pentium4 1.4GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Rain of Puzzle
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
different people has different fates but they are in the same time.
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xGreatben
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I played few after I buy the game. I dig into the game , the cutsence are nice. Although the dialouge in Japanese is not very good, I think the actress failed to pronounce frequently. It's still worth the price and keep my mind on the game. I pretty sure I'll finish this game. Nice one.
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Major-BerndBaltzar
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
Before you play the game you should:

1) Go to wiki and understand the February 28 Incident
2) Knowing a little bit about the imact of the Chinese Civil War acting on Taiwan
3) Knowing a bit of Tawian's history from 1895 to 1945 (Taiwan was a Japanese colony at that time)

Start the game, try not to cry XD
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Kai
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 29, 2015
It's extremly emotional and it has a lot of of sadness and horror in it.
Just finished all possible routes/endings & unlocking all CGs, I can tell that so far that this game has a lot of impact for being a visual novel. It's extremly amazing, the graphics are really nice and the soundtrack is very beautiful. There's plenty of diffrent choices which changes the story somewhat and how the ending will turn out to be, so make sure you save each time you get to choose, incase you want to load back and try out another choice.

Also even tho there's a lot of good points about this game there is ofc also a few negative points such as there being no actuall translation to text besides the menu & interface being in english.... everything else is in chinese. But they did say they were working on getting the rest translated so I'm sure this won't really be a negative point later on.


If you like VN's that are diffrent or simply not like most other VN's (im ref to all these love/romance/dating happy VN's) then this game is for you.
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Mordarto
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2, 2015
Edit: I just finished all the routes so I'll modify this review a bit.
Edit 2: A recent update (the one that added trading cards) wiped my gallery saves, but at least my actual save files were kept. Apparently an update earlier wiped some people's actual saves. Just something to keep in mind.

If you're here looking for gameplay and not a fan of reading (which makes me wonder why you're reading this review), turn back now. Visual novels are basically voice-acted choose-your-own-adventure books with drawn characters and background. I'd also recommend you to turn back temporarily if you can't read Chinese, as currently, aside from certain menu options, it's completely in Chinese. The devs did say they'll release a free English translation eventually, but I don't think that'll come any time soon.

If you want to know more about Taiwanese history and don't mind strong anti-KMT (Chinese Nationalists) bias, then I highly recommend this VN. Even if you don't, I'd still recommend it, only for the sake of learning a bit more about that country that used to make a bunch of electronics while enjoying a decent VN.

Objectively, The Rainy Port Keelung is a decent visual novel. Being an indie VN, the OP and voice acting can't compare to high quality Japanese VNs and was jarring to me at first, but I soon got used to it. I can't find fault with the background music, or the art for both characters and the background.

What makes the VN great for me though is the setting, characters, and story. Set in a time where Taiwan is going through a cultural identy crisis between their Japanese colonial past and future under Chinese rule, the three main heroines parallel each culture. There is the super jealous childhood friend who was born in Taiwan, there is the kind-hearted and air-headed half Japanese half Taiwanese land lady who wears a yukata, and there is a tomboy ojousama who just arrived in Taiwan from the mainland. Rounding out the female cast is a cold, intelligent, calculating, and manipulative senpai who received education in Europe. The VN centers around the protagonist and his female acquaintances while cultural tensions rise and living conditions deteriorate around them.

The only major issue for The Rainy Port Keelung is its strong anti-KMT bias. Sure, all sides in the story have both good and bad guys, but the majority of the Chinese nationalists are clearly portrayed as evil. I can't even recall an evil character who identifies as Taiwanese or Japanese.
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なの〈Nano〉
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31, 2015
*Important reminder*
Guess people will want to know:
Only buttons like 'Skip, Auto, Save, Load, Qsave, Qload, Option, Quit' is in English(the interface), others like menu, any in-game texts are in Chinese(T/S).
Do not buy if you don't feel used to play a untranslated game ._.
EDIT: The devs said they are making the translate, and will have a free update for it later :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
133 of 177 people (75%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2015
*Important reminder*
Guess people will want to know:
Only buttons like 'Skip, Auto, Save, Load, Qsave, Qload, Option, Quit' is in English(the interface), others like menu, any in-game texts are in Chinese(T/S).
Do not buy if you don't feel used to play a untranslated game ._.
EDIT: The devs said they are making the translate, and will have a free update for it later :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
53 of 65 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Before you play the game you should:

1) Go to wiki and understand the February 28 Incident
2) Knowing a little bit about the imact of the Chinese Civil War acting on Taiwan
3) Knowing a bit of Tawian's history from 1895 to 1945 (Taiwan was a Japanese colony at that time)

Start the game, try not to cry XD
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
56 of 71 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2015
Edit: I just finished all the routes so I'll modify this review a bit.
Edit 2: A recent update (the one that added trading cards) wiped my gallery saves, but at least my actual save files were kept. Apparently an update earlier wiped some people's actual saves. Just something to keep in mind.

If you're here looking for gameplay and not a fan of reading (which makes me wonder why you're reading this review), turn back now. Visual novels are basically voice-acted choose-your-own-adventure books with drawn characters and background. I'd also recommend you to turn back temporarily if you can't read Chinese, as currently, aside from certain menu options, it's completely in Chinese. The devs did say they'll release a free English translation eventually, but I don't think that'll come any time soon.

If you want to know more about Taiwanese history and don't mind strong anti-KMT (Chinese Nationalists) bias, then I highly recommend this VN. Even if you don't, I'd still recommend it, only for the sake of learning a bit more about that country that used to make a bunch of electronics while enjoying a decent VN.

Objectively, The Rainy Port Keelung is a decent visual novel. Being an indie VN, the OP and voice acting can't compare to high quality Japanese VNs and was jarring to me at first, but I soon got used to it. I can't find fault with the background music, or the art for both characters and the background.

What makes the VN great for me though is the setting, characters, and story. Set in a time where Taiwan is going through a cultural identy crisis between their Japanese colonial past and future under Chinese rule, the three main heroines parallel each culture. There is the super jealous childhood friend who was born in Taiwan, there is the kind-hearted and air-headed half Japanese half Taiwanese land lady who wears a yukata, and there is a tomboy ojousama who just arrived in Taiwan from the mainland. Rounding out the female cast is a cold, intelligent, calculating, and manipulative senpai who received education in Europe. The VN centers around the protagonist and his female acquaintances while cultural tensions rise and living conditions deteriorate around them.

The only major issue for The Rainy Port Keelung is its strong anti-KMT bias. Sure, all sides in the story have both good and bad guys, but the majority of the Chinese nationalists are clearly portrayed as evil. I can't even recall an evil character who identifies as Taiwanese or Japanese.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
It's extremly emotional and it has a lot of of sadness and horror in it.
Just finished all possible routes/endings & unlocking all CGs, I can tell that so far that this game has a lot of impact for being a visual novel. It's extremly amazing, the graphics are really nice and the soundtrack is very beautiful. There's plenty of diffrent choices which changes the story somewhat and how the ending will turn out to be, so make sure you save each time you get to choose, incase you want to load back and try out another choice.

Also even tho there's a lot of good points about this game there is ofc also a few negative points such as there being no actuall translation to text besides the menu & interface being in english.... everything else is in chinese. But they did say they were working on getting the rest translated so I'm sure this won't really be a negative point later on.


If you like VN's that are diffrent or simply not like most other VN's (im ref to all these love/romance/dating happy VN's) then this game is for you.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
different people has different fates but they are in the same time.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I played few after I buy the game. I dig into the game , the cutsence are nice. Although the dialouge in Japanese is not very good, I think the actress failed to pronounce frequently. It's still worth the price and keep my mind on the game. I pretty sure I'll finish this game. Nice one.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny