Love at First Sight
I have played many visual novel games and Love at First Sight here is one that has stuck with me for a few days after I had finished it. Look I get that a visual novel style game is not for everyone and I can understand that. What I will say before we jump into this is that this is a 100 percent visual novel and there is not really anything in terms of gameplay here at all. Thankfully, the story is done well enough that it is worth checking out.
A New Beginning
One of the things that is very, very common in visual novel games is that the protagonist be it male or female is someone who moves to a new school. That is the case here as the main character is a young man called, Mamoru who has just moved schools and is trying to figure things out. It is a kind of situation that we can all probably relate to in some way and that handled well here.
New Friends And More
The name Love at First Sight is rather interesting. As you would expect, Mamoru is going to have a “love interest” however, he does also make some new friends in Akemi and Tomoyori. I actually really liked the relationship and banter between these two and they are two good friends to Mamoru.
Mamoru is getting on quite good at his new school, but one day he hears someone crying. Here he finds Sachi who is a girl with a massive eye! That is right, she is a kind of cyclops. Her appearance is designed to capture you off guard and it does and this is explained in the story. However, Mamoru cannot get this strange girl out of his head and as a reader neither can you. There is something very captivating about her and you want to know more.
The story is very well written and the fact that Sachi has bruises and scars is something you do get to the bottom of and it is quite the reveal. I must say that the visuals are excellent here and do connect you to the characters more.
It Is All About The Story
There are no choices to be made here which may make some people check out. I think that the story is strong enough to overcome this, but I do think having a choice or two to make would have perhaps made me even more invested. The game is only around two hours long as well so it is a tad on the short side.
Love at First Sight is a game (well I should say story) that I really did like. The whole game is all about the story and I get that is not to everyone’s taste. I found Sachi to be a very interesting character to read about. The game looks great and it is a rather quick read. Of course, the lack of any interactivity along with the short length is going to be a huge negative for some people.
Final Score: 7.5/10
- The game has some very interesting characters
- I love the art style that is used
- Sachi is a very interesting love interest
- The story is rather dark and hard-hitting
- You can finish it in one sitting
- There is no interactivity here at all
- The short length may not sit well with some
Download Love at First Sight
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP