|a game by||Love in Space|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Eroge Games, Visual Novel, Lewd Games, Sunrider Series|
If you are in the market for a visual novel that offers far more than just reading, Sunrider Academy is the game for you. This is actually a spin-off from Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius, but apart from the main character, this is very much its own thing and a very, very different kind of gameplay experience. The good news is that you do not have to know anything about the Mask of Arcadius in order to enjoy what this hidden gem of a game is offering.
It Is Hard At The Top
The first thing I have to tell you about the story in Sunrider Academy is that it does not take itself too seriously and I mean that in a very positive way. The writing here is very witty and you are sure to get a few laughs as you make your way through the game. So, what exactly is the story?
Well, the star of the game is Kayto and he is a high-school student with a great deal on his plate. He is in charge of the student council and as a result, he needs to oversee the kendo, swimming, and science club and make sure that they are all happy. As well as this, he needs to make sure he is doing well in school, staying fit, and also trying to find the right girl to date.
Time Is Money
Most of what you are going to be doing from a gameplay point of view in Sunrider Academy is managing a ton of stuff. The game takes place over a 10-month period and you have to manage your time very wisely. You need to lead the three different clubs that you oversee so that they are running well and can compete. You need to take your own exams and you need to work out so that you do not get sick and die! You also need money, so you have a part-time job as well. It can be tricky to know what activity to do on a given day, but that is part of the fun.
As well as the management aspect of the game, you also have visual novel elements too. There are many girls that you can chat to and try and develop a relationship with. You need to talk to them and the way you respond will either see your score go up if she likes what you are saying or doing, or it will go down. As you can see there is a lot to keep your eye on in this game. It can be very difficult as there is a random generator thing at play for the goals and this can be annoying, but I found it to be much less frustrating when played on a lower difficulty setting.
While I really enjoyed the gameplay that was on offer here in Sunrider Academy I also thought that the game looked great too. It has a very anime look to the characters and the backgrounds and it is very appealing. I would not say that it is going to blow you away or anything like that, but each character is designed well and you will have no problems at all with the way the game looks.
My only gripe with the “presentation” of the game has to do with the sound. The music is great and goes with the art style very well. However, there is this very abrasive buzzer sound that happens when you fail and it can be very aggravating.
I had a great time playing Sunrider Academy and it is a game that could not be any easier for me to recommend. I will say that this is one game that in order to have the most fun with, you do have to play on the easiest setting. It has a ton of stuff for you to keep your eye on, it looks great and overall, it is a very fun and engaging game.
- I liked the story
- The writing is witty and will make you laugh
- There are a ton of tasks for you to do
- The visual novel aspect of the game is done very well
- I enjoyed the art style of the game
- The buzzer sound is annoying as hell
- The game feels way to punishing and unfair on higher difficulties
Download Sunrider Academy
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP