Everlasting Summer

System: PC & OSX & Linux & Android
Developer: Soviet Games
Publisher: Soviet Games
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10 Feb 2015
Everlasting Summer is an Anime VN (Visual Novel). There are very few actual interactive scenes, which makes this more of a sit back and read experience, especially if you tweak the settings to your reading pace.

What little interaction you do partake in however, helps to direct the story to one of it's possible 13 endings. Choosing to play this as I'm winding down, instead of watching a film, I have spent around 4 hours so far with Everlasting Summer.

The story revolves around a grown man, somehow transported to another time (or reality, or multiverse, or is it a dream - I'm still not sure, and is why I'm hooked), namely his youth. Trapped in this time, as a Pioneer, surrounded by other Pioneers. The other Pioneers, arenít very helpful in giving clues, as to why this grown man is trapped as a now teenager.
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Mostly, the story is fixated on the females, throw in the H-Patch, and you could say this was a VN game for adults. In fact, the developers preferred that you install this patch, to view the VN as intended.

The graphics are well drawn, with a very high use of repeated backdrop illustrations. The audio suits the VN well, both atmospheric and sound effects that help to make the VN seem more realistic than it is.

Strangely, I will keep going back to this title to see at least three endings, instead of putting a film on.

Recommended Specs

CPU
GPU
RAM
Drive Space
Joypad
1.5 GHz
DX9.0c
512 MB
880 MB
partial

Scores

Graphics
Sound
Playability
Presentation

Overall Score

80
81
35
64

65%

Notes

Available Free, for PC & OSX & Linux, on Steam.






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