Update (09/21/13): A fan-made mod that changes one of the game’s endings has been released, more info over here. (Warning: spoilers!)
Click here for my review of the prequel, Analogue: A Hate Story
So here we are, almost a year and a half after the release of Analogue: A Hate Story, a tale about the hopelessly patriarchal generation ship Mugunghwa and the suffering of a young girl forced to live in its dystopia. Hate Plus, described as a game detailing *Mute’s backstory during the years preceding the draconian changes on the ship, was released a few days ago and admittedly, has quite the boots to fill, considering how much I liked the first game. Did it succeed? Let’s find out.
The full game is available for purchase here (there’s also a free demo): http://ahatestory.com/
Click here for my review of Hate Plus, the sequel.
In anticipation of the upcoming sequel, titled Hate Plus, I felt it was timely to get you a bit more acquainted with its predecessor, Analogue: A Hate Story. Although I’m not *too* well-versed in the world of western visual novels, this has to be my favorite one so far – a definite step up from Christine Love’s previous games “Digital: A Love Story” and “Don’t take it personally, babe”, both of which I had very lukewarm reactions to.
JP title: マブラヴ オルタネイティヴ クロニクルズ01
I don’t think my heart can handle any more MuvLuv games. But there are still two (soon three) more volumes of Alternative Chronicles! Oh man. Also, and I doubt I need to say this, but the review assumes you’ve already finished ML Unlimited and Alternative. There will be no spoilers for Chronicles itself, though.