Bad Apple Wars

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

35%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

Bad Apple Wars is yet another interesting otome game from Otomate that manages to stand out from their other releases really well but one that has a terrible font that annoyed me constantly.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

Bad Apple Wars explores the afterlife in a way that is sure to grab the interest of visual novel fans, especially those who are already fans of Angel Beats!. However, the inconsistencies in character routes and a few dull events involving Rinka's pathetic attitude holds the game back from being a great otome. There is plenty to love of Bad Apple Wars, but to me it doesn't stand out when compared to some of the better otome visual novels available.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

The story is so great, it's difficult for me to not recommend it, but I can only, in good conscience, recommend only one playthrough. The magic is a bit lost after that.

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78%
Oct 12, 2017

Bad Apple Wars' lean tale of passionate teenage love in purgatory is, in a word, fine. But "fine" doesn't leave a lasting impression.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

A well-made otome game, where as a high school student we go after death to school purgatory. Although nothing original, yet intriguing story can cling to the console screen for longer.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

The story is by no means without fault, but Bad Apple Wars has something truly charming about it. The characters are so well written that I kept coming back until I'd seen everything the game had to offer and was touched every time.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Overall, BAW provides a rollercoaster of emotions. It will take you on a ride through the spine-chilling, the heartwarming, through good and bad. By the end, you have to question whether there is truly a difference.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 13, 2017

Between the heartfelt character stories, sexy designs, and the deep intimacy brought about by game mechanics, I found Bad Apple Wars' romance much more intertwined with everything that's going on.

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80 / 100
Oct 13, 2017

Bad Apple Wars tells a beautiful and touching story, full of philosophical discussions, without avoiding sad and dramatic moments. It's a mandatory acquisition for otome visual novels fans. There are some small problems, but the game lives up to the quality one expects from Otomate's games.

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7 / 10
Oct 12, 2017

Philosophical and bittersweet, yet also uplifting and wonderful, Bad Apple Wars is another fine addition to any Otome fan's library. This title's greatest quality is its storyline. While it is a slow burn, it's also well constructed and thought provoking. The protagonist does a great job of figuring out her place in this strange world, and doing whatever she can to help her friends out. The supporting cast is sometimes quirky, sometimes a bit dangerous, but they are all interesting. Aside from a few nit-picks, the aesthetics are pleasing to both the eyes and ears. All in all, it's a solid effort.

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