[PS4] Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World Review | PS4Blog.net
Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World is a new rated M visual novel on PlayStation 4 from Spike Chunsoft. Learn more in our Yu-No review!
Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World – wow, what a long title for a game, huh? This is a romantic science fiction/time travel mystery. It’s a very complex visual novel, with a ton of content to experience. The story has multiple routes, which means that in order to see and experience everything the game has to offer, you will need to take different branches as you do each run. It’s also worth noting that, as I mentioned before, the game has some sensitive content that is not suitable for young players, hence its M for Mature rating.
The story follows a guy named Takuya Arima. His dad vanished while he was working. Sometime later, Takuya receives a surprising letter from his father, who wrote to tell him about something called “parallel worlds.” He also received a device that allows Takuya to travel through time to other mysterious worlds. This is the start of a journey full of mystery. Is Takuya’s father really alive, or is it all a hoax? If you’re a fan of visual novels, then you know the drill: there’s going to be a lot of reading in your future!
The core gameplay mechanic has you taking on different story paths depending on what is in your inventory. You need to have certain items in your inventory in order to progress through the story to the next section. Luckily you won’t have an issue managing your items, and there won’t be much backtracking going on due to how the game is set up and because of the complex nature of the branching story itself. Unlike a straight-up visual novel, there are some extra gameplay elements in this one, with some point and click interaction as you investigate each location and collect the items that will aid you on your quest.
The content in the game is of a mature nature, so it’s definitely not for younger gamers. Because of this, it’s going to be a visual novel point and click adventure that not everyone is going to like on PlayStation 4. Even though some of the images have been altered, their overall nature is rather suggestive – this might rub some people the wrong way. What will shine through is the game’s story and the big replay value on offer.
The art style of Yu-no is of great quality, making this a video game that is very pleasing to the eye. The cast is very diverse, and each character offers a different personality that helps to bring the story together thanks to the great writing. Speaking of this, something I did want to mention is that unlike many of the visual novels I’ve played in my time, I was surprised by the quality of the localization for Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World. Spike Chunsoft did a good job with this one!
Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World is a solid visual novel point and click adventure on PlayStation 4 that offers a complex and interesting branching story, that will certainly make it stand out from other entries in the genre. The game’s themes and visuals might not be for everyone due to its M for mature nature , but for $49.99 you’re getting a story that takes place over time and space, a ton of content to explore, and a big mystery to solve. Plus, the game has a Platinum trophy for trophy hunters to unlock with plenty of objectives to complete along the way.
You can get purchase the game digitally on PSN, or go for the physical Day 1 version with the game on a PlayStation 4 disc, as well as an exclusive mini-cloth poster.
This Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Spike Chunsoft.