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428: Shibuya Scramble

Spike Chunsoft
Sep 4, 2018 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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8 / 10
8.5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
65 / 100
IGN Italy
8 / 10
9 / 10
8 / 10
14 / 20
Push Square
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for 428: Shibuya Scramble

The unique presentation and excellent storytelling of 428: Shibuya Scramble make it a great visual novel experience.

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428: Shibuya Scramble may be a ten-year-old game, but it's such a unique experience that it feels like a slightly flawed, modern classic even today. If you have any love for the genre, don't skip this one.

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As a visual novel, 428 Shibuya Scramble is ambitious and makes a great combination of five different storylines. It suffers from the limitations of its own genre, such as poor visuals or little interaction.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Despite some minor issues, 428: Shibuya Scramble is one of the most unique visual novel ever seen.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Never before have I played an interactive novel that kept me so compelled to the very end, and once it was wrapped up all neatly, 428: Shibuya Scramble continued to surprise me with more and more story than I could've ever asked for.

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8 / 10

428: Shibuya Scramble is a classic nonlinear visual novel that requires you to be attentive. More than 50 hours of delight are guaranteed to the fans of good detective stories.

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14 / 20

428 Shibuya Scramble has its realistic atmosphere and a well-written and non-linear story which keeps the player in suspense and great characters . The fanatics of special visual nouvels should really enjoy the game. But this genre adresses to a niche audience, especially beacause there is no animations and the story remained in english.

Review in French | Read full review

428: Shibuya Scramble is a fun addition to the PS4's growing visual novel stable. Solve a kidnapping, thwart a viral conspiracy, and assist a hapless salesperson in taking off her giant cat costume: Spike Chunsoft's zany story has charm to spare and is both funny and thrilling while it lasts.

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