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19th July
written by Splash

Title: Time Travelers タイムトラベラーズ
Platform: PSP
Genre: Adventure, Visual Novel (I dare make up a genre of Interactive Cinema, because the entire game is made up of motion cut-scenes)
Language: Japanese
Company: LEVEL-5
Summary: There’s never a dull moment in this game, and I LIKE it.

I imagine myself replaying this in 5 or so years and enjoying it just as much as I did the first time.
Characters: Hosoya Yoshimisa’s character (Fukase Yuuri) was beautiful \o/ \o/ \o/
The entire casting/acting was great, of course.

Fukase Yuuri’s American Jokes wwwwwww
Screenshots of some of them below in the link.~
Gameplay: 10-15 hours for a playthrough? Closer to the 10 hour end if you read through non-dialogue really fast and come across the minimal amount of Time Stops. The number looks short but it felt really long to me. Cuz seriously, it’s ALL cut-scenes with some timed interactive play here and there. That’s like marathoning the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy but having to pay attention the whole time for the timed interactions. Which isn’t a bad thing since the story is already suspenseful in a good way. But I did this in a good 6 or so sessions (some earlier parts during commutes to work). I can’t imagine doing it all in just one or two XD

But the last 3 or 4 hours are especially best in just one session. For me, that was right around the middle of the 17:00 hour.
Replay Value:
Overall: 9. This score is solely on my personal enjoyment scale. :V To be honest I think this is the first ever GENERAL “visual novel” type I’ve played, since all my other VNs are BL or Otome. So I don’t have anything to compare with at the time of writing this. That, and I don’t mind so much if it stays that way because I just don’t have much time to get into those super long other visual novels I hear about occasionally.

But anyway, this takes the “visual novel” to a very high level with its THOROUGH cinematics from start to finish. Total props to that.

The only thing I took points off of was lack of a faster skip button. Yep, that’s pretty much the only reason. XD;

More later!

Screenshots (mild spoilers)

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