Chaos;Child tells a heartbreaking tale of murder, delusions, and what drives the essence of person. It's a painful tale, but one that very well may stick with you forever.
Chaos;Child is yet another great entry in the Science Adventure series, with a peculiar but believable cast of characters and a story that will unravel in the less expected ways. An easy recommednation for visual novel fans.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Chaos;Child is a deviously clever visual novel from start to finish. It plays the reader like a fiddle by presenting all the ingredients for a mystery novel, but without some of the necessary tools to solve it. A megalomaniac mystery fan will look for a logical solution finding none as the important pieces are hidden away from the protagonist, and by extension, the reader. It might seem insane and risky, but it works extremely well and creates a memorable read that, while perhaps annoying for some due to certain choices made during the prose, will impress many others. Like most visual novels, it is not a crowd-pleaser, but for the intended audience it is a must read, and one that will not easily be forgotten.
CHAOS;CHILD is not a game that holds back – it has gritty, almost horror-like themes on offer, with casualties, loss and dead ends that get in the way.
While Chaos;Child doesn't do much to innovate the genre at all, I can't deny that the story, sound and art are incredible. Although, the Delusion trigger system feels pointless and changes next to nothing. This doesn't damage the story or any other aspect of the game, but is disappointing. Any fans of the series or graphic novels will thoroughly enjoy this game.
Chaos;Child brings an amazing story to the world of SciADV titles, approaching a genre yet unseen by western players in this series. Despite having localization and a few structure issues, Chaos;Child is possibly the best visual novel released for console in the last few years.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
If you're a fan of visual novels -- and you have a strong stomach and a reliable night-light -- Chaos;Child needs to be on your must-play list.
Ultimately, if you're already a fan of lengthy visual novels then Chaos;Child is worth investigating but if not, this isn't the game to introduce you to the genre.
Chaos;Child is not just a visual novel but a commentary on how technology has changed our lives. The game excels at story telling and presents a dynamic branching narrative offering sufficient replay value.
Chaos;Child is a smart crime fiction/ science fiction mix that might be a little too subtle for its own good. It's a demanding game, not because it's difficult or has gamey elements, but rather because it asks for complete focus and imagination from its players. Thankfully, with a core theme that is both poignant and fundamentally interesting, this is a game that I've been more than willing to make that commitment to.