Punch Line

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2018

The game was a joy to experience and I cannot wait to see how the world is saved. Visual novel fan or not, the characters, writing, and unique gameplay are all easily appreciated and enjoyed. And while the fan service is definitely there, it's not the focus of the game. In fact, in a perfect, non-destroyed world, you'll see as few panties as possible.

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9 / 10
Oct 11, 2018

I had a fun time with Punch Line. I got a really cool story with twists and turns that keep my head spinning, with some interesting gameplay diversion as well, that helped to move the story forward. The episodic structure was really cool, giving it a different feel than most visual novels. This felt more like a binge watch than playing a game. Check this game out!

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018

Punch Line tells a fantastic story amidst all the chaos that takes place. It may seem pervy from its advertisements but there is a charming experience here that you will surely remember.

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Sep 2, 2018

Punch Line is a effective as a satire and parody. It's obviously only going to appeal to people that are that immersed in Japanese culture that their sense of hyperbole comes across as amusing and surreal, rather than just silly, but then this is very much an insider's parody of a type of anime that only the most dedicated (and therefore, likely aware) fans of anime in the first place. For that niche Punch Line is pitch-perfect.

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80 / 100
Oct 18, 2018

Punch Line adapts a great story to the consoles, but not without some minor flaws.

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7 / 10
Sep 9, 2018

Punch Line has a completely bonkers but utterly engrossing storyline. Its quirky cast of characters are incredibly captivating and it's easy to fall in love with all of them. The puzzles are a bit too easy but that just makes it quicker to get back to the thrilling story.

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May 30, 2019

Punch Line isn't for everybody, and this port has some issues, but it's a solid VN with a great story and an endearing cast of characters.

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7 / 10
Oct 4, 2018

Punch Line is a quite good visual novel with an interesting story and a lot of fan service.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2018

Fans of the anime might enjoy some of the more outrageous story moments in Punch Line, but for those looking for an interesting visual novel in the same vein as Zero Escape, this one, unfortunately, fails to hit the mark.

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7 / 10
Jul 8, 2019

It's best to think of Punch Line the visual nove/puzzler as a sort of addendum and guidebook to the anime. Fans of the show get to revisit their favourite characters and scenes in a different format, but everyone else might have a little trouble understanding the appeal.

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