Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue

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Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

LadiesGamers.com
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Oct 29, 2020

Aokana took me over twenty hours to complete. It seems that Misaki has the longest route while the others are much shorter in comparison. Though I wish there were more meaningful dialogue options, presentation wise Aokana shows just what you can do with a visual novel. The story is a nice change of pace with a good blend of sporting action, comedy and romance. It’s also made me really really wish I could fly.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 5, 2020

Aokana - Four Rhythm Across the Blue is a romantic visual novel with erogue overtones. This game tells us a sport’s school story through a world where people can fly thanks to antigravity shoes. It has a beautiful illustration stands out on the plot and the soundtrack, two points are already excellent. We will have four routes to choose with very well created characters and many CG images. I consider it an ideal game for anyone who wants to enter otomes or gives them a chance. Likewise, people are already used to playing these games, they will enjoy it very much.

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Scored Reviews

Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 21, 2020

Aokana – Four Rhythms Across the Blue is the type of game you can recommend to someone who is interested in dipping their toe into the world of visual novels.

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Hey Poor Player
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 20, 2020

It’s nice to know that my already-high expectations for visual novels can still be surpassed from time to time, and I have Aokana: Four Rhythms Across the Blue to thank for that. Despite mainly focusing upon basics such as love, friendship, and determination, the whole of it ultimately culminates into sublime VN experience. If you like VNs, you’re going to like Aokana. It’s really that simple.

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Killa Penguin
Aug 27, 2020

“Censorship” is one of those words that always feels oppressive, and yet Aokana – Four Rhythms Across the Blue doesn’t need any of that adult content because it’s not the game’s point; this is an uplifting, frequently hilarious visual novel that succeeds on the quality of its characterizations and the sneaky rhythm of its conversations that makes it possible for deep-seated trauma and dirty jokes to coexist without either extreme being jarring. It’s fantastic.

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Siliconera
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2020

Aokana is one of those romantic visual novels where yes, you are eventually trying to win over one of your classmates. But, it’s structured in such a way that the journey, your school life, and the Flying Circus team you help coach feel equally important.

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NookGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2020

Aokana is one of the prettiest visual novels I’ve seen. It has a surprising amount of depth to a sport that could’ve easily been a background excuse for the events to occur, and instead, we get techniques of flight and details explanations about the sport with diagrams. The game has a great story that unfortunately falls a bit with each heroine’s route, with some of them having potential for much much more. As a statement for Aokana’s quality, despite the flaws, the game is still highly recommended for anyone who enjoys visual novels.

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NookGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2019

I would highly recommend Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue to visual novel fans who enjoy either the sports theme or the light comedy style the story is told with. While I did have minor complaints about the romance in most routes, I felt it was one of the best visual novels of 2019.

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NaviGames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

Aokana: Four Rhythms Across the Blue doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's one of the most interesting visual novels I've played lately, all thanks to the world it creates and the lovely array of characters.

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Nintendo Blast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2020

Aokana: Four Rhythms Across the Blue is an excellent visual novel, whose charismatic characters and personal dramas are deeply engaging. By developing its story around a fictional sport and also offering good moments of comic relief, it is able to explore a variety of emotions, masterfully demonstrating the necessary qualities for the genre.

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GBAtemp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2020

I adore Aokana. From its characters, to its visuals, to its made up sport, I thoroughly love it all. It's the kind of story that will captivate you while saying and ultimately doing little. For visual novel fans on the Switch it's another triumphant port, and one that has me eager to see what PQube decide to bring us next.

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Noisy Pixel
8 / 10.0
Noisy Pixel
Kevin Mai
8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2020

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue is an enjoyable sci-fi fantasy visual novel full of compelling characters and exceptional presentation. The Switch offers a pleasant way to experience the game through portability at the cost of downscaled resolution. Although it may miss its landing with the main character’s plot and several forgettable themes, there’s so much here that will keep you soaring through each and every route.

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GaminGuardian
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2020

Surely one of the best visual novels nowadays, not just for the great history that they explain, it's because they make you feel so much inside of it. Also, it has a great design of characters and world with a very good soundtrack.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2020

Overall, Aokana is a really engaging story with characters that truly grow on you the more you see them. While there may be a few hiccups with some finicky controller options, there isn't any other issues "gameplay" wise. The story is entertaining and rather fresh as it has no gimmicks used as a fall back, there are tons of graphics for displaying both the sport matches as well as characters, and the vast majority of the cast are truly interesting to watch interact with other people. While these types of stories are generally pretty subjective, if you even have an inkling of picking this title up, at the very least you shouldn't come out disappointed.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2020

Aokana is an entertaining Sci-Fi Sports Fiction story, that is ultimately hard to stomach due to a plethora of lewd and toxic moments packed throughout.

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cublikefoot
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2019
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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 4, 2020

Ultimately, reading Aokana often feels like eating a variety pack of candy. Sure, there may be some flavors that don’t hit in ways that some do. But the ratio of good outweighs the bad here, and opening the box in the first place is a safe bet for a good read.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
5 / 10
Aug 24, 2020

Aokana is a wholesome underdog story ruined by panty shots and sudden nudity. This being said, if you can see past the fan service, the distinctly unlikeable protagonist and one note characters – OK, that's a lot to look past – this actually comes together to create an engaging tale of overcoming fears and the power of friendship, and you can't help but root for them.

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