Cross Days is an erotic visual novel game that has quite the history behind it. One of the most interesting things about this game is that back in 2010, it was thought this game was “leaked” and many people who thought they were downloading it were actually downloading a nasty virus that would steal their personal information! Ok, so that has nothing to do with the actual game, but it is a cool little bit of trivia.
As is the case with all visual novel games, Cross Days is all about the story. This is the third in this series with School Days and Summer Days being the other two games. From what I understand, while this is its own story, it is actually set during the same time as School Days, but with different characters. The story is about a young high school man called, Yuuki. He starts to develop an infatuation with a girl in the school library called, Kotonoha and he is trying to make his move. Things are complicated when he meets another girl called, Roka that he also takes a liking too. You can probably guess where the story is going a mile away, but it does have a bit of charm to it. The story also features a pretty big “twist” that is rather unusual for a game like this to have.
Making Moves and Making Choices
As is the case with other visual novel style games, most of what you will be doing in Cross Days is reading. There is also some voice acting as well which is not all that bad to be fair. As you progress through the story, you get some choices that you can make. These will lead you to one of the multiple endings the game has as well as letting you see one of the XXX sex scenes as well. There is not really much animation here at all and I feel that if it had a bit of animation, it would make it easier to connect to the characters.
With that being said, I did actually go and play this two times as I wanted to try and get it on with both girls. So as far as the gameplay goes, it is about what you would expect from a visual novel game.
Smart and Stylish
I liked the visuals that the game had. It features some nice character designs and it was good to see a more realistic approach to things. Many visual novel games go for a bit of a fantasy or cutesy look these days so it is always nice when one does try and be more realistic in its character designs and environments as well.
I am not sure that I would say that Cross Days is one of my favorite visual novel games, but it is a decent enough one. The story is good, I liked the way the characters looked and in general, I found it to be an interesting time. The series is pretty huge with DVDs and Manga’s and actually, I must have liked the game as I am interested in checking out the Manga which I have heard is even better than this game.
- I liked the characters
- The writing is pretty smart and interesting
- The visuals have a cool and realistic style to them
- The XXX stuff is pretty hot
- In all a pretty solid visual novel game
- I wish it had more animation
- I sometimes felt that my choices did not matter much
Download Cross Days
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP