Nameless;Code is the newest visible novel within the Science Journey collection. It takes place in 2037 Tokyo and focuses on Pollon Takaoka, a younger hacker who’s a part of a bunch known as Nakano Symphonies. Pollon doesn’t significantly get pleasure from being a hacker and isn’t even that expert at it, however he does it alongside together with his pal Cross to earn cash and assist individuals out.
Issues shortly start to escalate when he comes throughout an enigmatic younger woman known as Momo. It’s whereas Pollon is attempting to avoid wasting her from being kidnapped by a shady army unit that he realises he has the distinctive means to Save and Load the world. This implies he can basically return in time and use the data and expertise he is gained to alter the long run. It’s an attention-grabbing mechanic, particularly because it’s you because the participant who prompts when Pollon makes use of this talent, which may lead you to totally different endings.
Whereas Pollon has some attention-grabbing pals, it doesn’t all the time really feel like they’re given sufficient of the highlight. There are some intriguing backstories, however more often than not you’re solely given a short dialog to debate their previous earlier than being thrown straight again into the primary narrative. It’s nice that the primary story is so dramatic, with lethal challenges from a mysterious hacker, conspiracies involving faith, and shadowy authorities organisations, however it’s a disgrace the characters aren’t given sufficient time to shine. Due to this, you’re unlikely to have any actual attachment to them, and so the story by no means reaches the identical emotional highs and lows of its predecessor, Steins;Gate.
Regardless of that, it’s nonetheless a very entertaining visible novel and a worthy addition to the Science Journey collection. A big a part of that is due to the beautiful paintings, which incorporates dramatic comedian guide vignettes every time there’s a giant ‘motion film’ second. The English voice overs are additionally properly completed and it’s nice that there’s the choice to listen to the unique Japanese model in the event you want.
Even in the event you’ve not performed the opposite video games from the collection, Nameless;Code is a superb place to start out attributable to its standalone story. Whereas there are a handful of references to previous occasions, these are well-explained within the second. For those who’re searching for an thrilling new visible novel, this one is properly price your time.