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Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

67%

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Game Information

Available on:PCApr 27, 2016

Developers: Yeti, Regista

Publisher: Sekai Project

Genre: Interactive Story

The year is 2030. Business is as usual in the isolated research city of Rokumei–that is until several explosions suddenly go off in the nuclear research facility known as “LABO.” The city sends in “Sirius,” an elite rescue squad, to deal with the situation. But the situation only gets worse when LABO’s nuclear reactor melts down, sending the facility into lockdown–with members of Sirius and survivors still trapped inside. With lethal radiation leaking everywhere and not enough anti-radiation medication to last until lockdown lifts, the survivors make more and more grim discoveries. In their struggle for survival, in a deathtrap full of fire and radiation, they learn that doubt is their greatest enemy, and trust their greatest asset.

The story of Root Double features two different protagonists: Watase Kasasagi, a rescue squad captain who has lost his memories in the hours after the incident, and Natsuhiko Tenkawa, a student piecing together the clues in the six days before. The only key to survival lies in the player’s hands with the Senses Sympathy System (SSS). Unlike traditional visual novels, Root Double does not have clear cut “choices,” but rather, the game uses SSS to allow the player to manipulate the story based purely upon emotion. Your emotions projected upon the characters, particularly your trust in them, shape the progression of the story. Only with effective use of this system and completion of both protagonists’ stories can the player piece together the truth and hope to discover a way out of the facility.

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RPG Fan

78%
RPG Fan

A ridiculously compelling opening that turns into a tragic waste of potential.

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Hardcore Gamer

4 / 5.0
Hardcore Gamer

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- is an incredibly surprising visual novel in that it manages to tell a dramatic tale in a way which never comes across as ham-fisted or particularly childish.

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PSX Brasil

85 / 100
PSX Brasil

With ideas and plot twists as creative and complicated as its name, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition is a visual novel with a great, very captivating and fun story that, even with some pacing issues, still is a great choice for fans of the genre.

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Cubed3

5 / 10
Ofisil

Where does Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition sit on the visual novel scale? The answer is: perfectly in the middle. Enjoyable plot? Yes, but nothing to die for. Well-written? Sure, but also way too long. Has an innovative choice mechanic? Yes… but then again, no.

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