Those minor problems aside, Steins;Gate Elite is definitely the best way to get into this property. It has all the charm of the anime, all the narrative excellence of the original, and a refinement that hasn't existed in either up until this point. For new fans or veterans alike, Steins;Gate Elite is well worth the pick-up, and should represent a potential starting point for future visual novels looking to make a similar impact.
Although Steins;Gate Elite has a tendency to get lost in the minutiae, this updated release is perhaps the best way to experience 5pb's kinetic visual novel.
Whether it's your first time playing a game in the genre or not, Steins;Gate Elite is definitely one of the best visual novels available today. Just keep in mind that, while it may have taken a bit for the Phonewave (name subject to change) to heat the story up, the payoff is worth the wait.
The definitive way to experience one of the best visual novels.
Steins;Gate Elite meshes the best parts of the original VN and its anime adaptation, making it the definitive version of this classic.
Visual novel fans simply must play Steins;Gate at some point in their life.
Steins;Gate Elite succeeds to a surprising degree, and succeeds enough that some shortcomings can be overlooked. If you have not already, Steins;Gate Elite is the way to experience the classic story. This, too, is the will of Steins Gate.
This is one of the best visual novel ever. It's a pity that this new version adds nothing more than anime style animated scenes and little extras, but, even in the way it is, we cannot recommend this story enough.
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Steins;Gate Elite is a fantastic version of 5pb.'s beloved visual novel. Not only do the animated sequences help bring its story to live while players read, but the phone trigger gameplay system has been intelligently streamlined as well.
Steins;Gate Elite is out now for Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam. Have we sold you on the game? Why not pick up a copy?