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Bustafellows

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

67%

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General Information

Available on:PCJul 30, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJul 30, 2021

Developers: eXtend, NIPPON CULTURAL BROADCASTING EXTEND INC.

Publishers: eXtend, PQube

Genres: Interactive Story, RPG

Delve into a visual novel with gorgeous animation. BUSTAFELLOWS features high quality artwork, from character designs to the background environment! You are in the driver’s seat! Use your trusty notepad to jot down information and clues that will prove useful to solve cryptic puzzles. Romance 5 dangerous fellows! Meet unique characters and build your affection through a deep, interactive system. High replayability factor! Unlock several side stories and endings through the choices and decisions you make. Multiple playthroughs are needed to see them all! Listen to a complete Japanese voice cast, including KENN, Yoshimasa Hosoya & more. Will all routes lead to romance? Which happy ending awaits you? Play to find out! CHARACTERS Teuta - the protagonist (the name can be changed) A 21 years-old freelance journalist working in New Sieg. She witnessed the murder of her brother when she was younger and became a reporter for her to serve justice. She has a mysterious ability that allows her to leap in the past for a very short period in the bodies of others, and uses it to help people and collect data. She is a bright and cheerful woman with a positive personality. Although she is a reporter, she is not skilled at taking pictures. Limbo Fitzgerald - A Crooked Lawyer A 27 years-old Lawyer. Limbo is known for advocating in court for even the toughest criminals. Although he is called a crooked lawyer, he is extremely skilled, and he is popular in the city and is seen as a hero. He abides by the law in his own standards and serves justice. Born into an extremely wealthy family, Limbo is soft-hearted. Shu - A hitman that silently eliminates hitmen He is 28 years old. Shu is a heavy smoker who makes a living as a bounty killer by eliminating other hitmen. He is a top-class martial artist and specialised in long-range sniping. The best sniper in town, he has no other goals in life apart from executing those on the list left behind by his foster parents and mentor. Helvetica - A specialist at changing his appearance A 26 years-old plastic surgeon. Popular in New Sieg, he loves beautiful things and constantly rates passer-by women based on their looks. Highly confident in his skills, he believes that people can be reborn by changing their natural features. Mozu - An autopsy Specialist At only 25 years old, Mozu is the chief of the autopsy department and work with the police forces. He is often misunderstood as apathetic and indifferent towards others. His way of thinking is usually from a medical point of view, which sometimes creates unexpectedly fun situations. Mozu talks to corpses and it is rumoured that he dissects animals as a hobby. He likes riding bicycles. Scarecrow - A Self-proclaimed Underground Boss A 22 years-old cyber-geek and computer hacker who is famous on the internet for hacking, money laundering, stealing, etc. Thanks to his abilities and connections, he is a self-proclaimed underground boss.

Bustafellows Critic Reviews

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With so much to love about BUSTAFELLOWS, it's an easy recommendation for all otome visual novel fans.

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Ultimately Bustafellows could be the breakout hit of the otome genre, a genre woefully underserved in the west. With its appealing character design and flashy noir setting, it’s an easy to digest pretense for otherwise timid readers.

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With its very likeable cast, distinctive and memorable heroine, beautiful presentation and compelling narrative setup, BUSTAFELLOWS should be on the shopping list of every visual novel enthusiast — not just otome fans.

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Bustafellows is part crime caper and part otome romance, and those are common enough things, but it's the quality of the writing and the strong thematic core that helps to set this one apart. It might be perhaps a little too long for its own good, and so some of the impact of it is softened via desensitisation, but even then, there's no real lull in the storytelling, and it's one of those rare lengthy games that isn't simply throwing content at players. The best crime fiction stories are page-turners, filled with excitement and drama. Bustafellows adds several proverbial tonnes of charm, humour and panache into the mix, and thanks to all of that, it is one of the most dynamic and exciting visual novels you can find.

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