Review – Steins; Gate (Steam)
By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Sep, 2016 At 12:36 AM | Categorized As Featured, News, PC Games, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Steins; Gate is a visual novel game, originally for Xbox 360, that has now come to Steam. Visual novels are not usually a genre I have been very interested in, but I had heard good things about this game. How does this hold up on Steam? Well, not bad actually.

Steins; Gate feels a lot like a choose your own adventure but more immersive, if that makes sense. There is minimal gameplay until certain moments when you must make a choice or perform an action, which is actually kind of similar to some TellTale adventure games. Where Steins; Gate stands out though, is in the story of the game. Spoilers will not be given here, but this is one of the most immersive stories in a game that I have ever seen. It is in depth, detailed and full of twists and turns where you least expect them.

The music is this game is top notch, with their being character specific music as well.  The music sets itself well with the scenes and what is happening, but can get dull at times. The sound effects are also good but sound somewhat artificial even for a game. Visually the game is stunning and still looks good despite coming out years ago, and this is a testament to the art style chosen for this game.

Overall, this is a good package with some minor stutters that keep it from being absolutely perfect. I would suggest checking it out on Steam, especially if you never played it before. It is well worth it.

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