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STEINS GATE 0 Free Download Repacklab is one of the best visual novels that you’ll ever play. Indeed, it’s a big part of the reason that more and more visual novels are coming out west – PQube hit some real success in localising the original and now other niche publishers want in on the action. Its sequel, Steins;Gate 0, is if anything even better. Related reading: It is essential that you play Steins;Gate before this one. Matt’s review of that game here. Steins;Gate 0 is a game that is going to be difficult to review, as it’s a direct continuation of one specific ending of the original game. I don’t want to give away spoilers, so I apologise that the below is going to read quite vague in places. I’m doing it because I love you all and don’t want to ruin either game. If you haven’t played Steins;Gate before (why have you been waiting?) then do so before digging in to this game. SEXY GAMES

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The original Steins;Gate was a masterpiece of storytelling, and not just because it told a ripping good yarn. What made the game so completely intriguing was just how immersed it was in Akihabara culture, and how it both deconstructed and examined how Akiba’s unique subcultures worked. Rintaro, the lead, was a chuunibyou. The broad narrative dealt with Akiba’s love of underground alternative philosophy and mania; in that case, the obsession with time travel and fringe science. In playing Steins;Gate, you can feel the pulse that it has on otaku cultures, and the nuanced storytelling balance between parody and reflection made that game a near-thesis on one of Japan’s most misunderstood and ridiculed social environments.

Steins;Gate 0 carries across the same larger than life character

Steins;Gate 0 does similar, though with less levity and a theme more directly related to society today. In Steins;Gate 0 the characters are grappling with death and the ethics of AI. Without giving too much away a group of scientists have created technology that allows a person to download their thoughts and memories into an AI software, that is then capable of developing its own personality and creating new memories. The scientific organisation in question has done this to a dead friend of Rintaro’s, giving him a chance to interact with his friend again. Whether that is a good thing or not, and whether this artificial being is ‘real’ or even ‘human’, are the key themes explored through the game, and they are poignant themes because they very much apply to the real world. Blackthorn Arena

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Steins;Gate’s themes were largely the product of fantasy because, if time travel is ever going to happen, we’re a long way away from it. But make no mistake, we are verging on the ability to download entire personalities into software to continue a ‘life’ after the person has deceased. Researchers are making great strides in this field, as the TED talk below shows. Our technology for bringing digital beings into the real world is becoming more and more advanced. I rave on about Hatsune Miku plenty, I know, but we are not far away from having the technology to interact with her as we would normal people. Does she become “real”, or even “human,” then? It’s going to be important to make this distinction.

Steins;Gate and its use of time travel and alternative world lines

Indeed, the game often seems to be directly pointing to Miku and other vocaloids through its analysis of digital personas. Every so often a character will pop up with a comment that directly references vocaloids or the culture around them, and even in little subtle ways it is constantly calling back to them. It’s possible to customise the ringtone on Rintaro’s phone, for example. At least one of the songs is an explicit riff on a popular vocaloid track (Luka Luka Fever. I never got around to checking the other ring tones, because that one is perfect). Steins;Gate 0 was developed with the full knowledge that digital celebrities were pushing even the likes of AKB48 out of their home turf in Akihabara, and it clearly wants us to consider the implications around this. Command and Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight

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That’s not to say the game is always serious, however. Steins;Gate 0 also remains an effective observation, critique, and satire of Akiba culture, from the over-the-top sleaziness of the ‘gentleman hentai’ Daru, to the equally over-the-top cuteness of Mayuri, Steins;Gate 0 carries across the same larger than life character personalities and well-written, but deliciously-ridiculous antics that they all get up to. Rintaro himself is a greatly reserved character this time around (given his circumstances, this is understandable), but we also experience the point of view from multiple perspectives this time around, and so right after Rintaro has a serious conversation with the AI, we cut to a group of cosplay girls talking nonsense about conventions, boys, and then the tomboy of the group is grabbing Mayuri’s boobs.

Great writing and well developed characters

In recent years you have seen more and more visual novels get some more gameplay mechanics to involve the player more in the game. Steins;Gate 0 is just not covered by this. So it’s a real ‘old-fashioned’ visual novel, where you just follow the story that takes place on your TV. All you do frequently in the game is press X to go to the next sentence. Very occasionally you have to use a mobile phone and you can make certain choices, but here too your input is very limited. Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

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The game takes the visual novel genre very literally, but that in itself is not a bad thing. It does ensure that the story has to be solid. However, it seems that you should not expect much from this for the first three to four hours. Steins;Gate 0 takes a lot of time to build the foundation of the story and that is sometimes accompanied by scenes that don’t really matter and feel like filler. Gamers who haven’t played the first Steins;Gate will find it even more difficult with the beginning, because there are many references to this game. You really have to pay very close attention to understand everything in the game if this is your first experience with the franchise and even then there will be things that aren’t quite clear. Crazy Taxi 

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Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
CPU: Intel Core i3
OS: Windows: 7/8.1/10
VIDEO CARD: Intel HD Graphics Series (With 1GB memory allocation)
SOUND CARD: Direct Sound compatible sound device.

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7 / Widows 8
Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 6870 (RAM1GB以上)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 15 GB available space