The third Christmas item to join my blog is another Day One Edition release from PQube, this time a very recent localised horror visual novel!
Raging Loop (Rei-Jin-G-Lu-P) is a 2015 visual novel developed by Kemco Corporation and published by Dwango Co., Ltd. & Kemco Corporation & Lemnisca LLC in Japan as well as PQube in Europe and North America. The game was directed by Nobuki Shuuhei and Watanabe Makiko with scenarios written by amphibian.
So in case you haven’t yet noticed, Raging Loop is a visual novel that is more focused on story-telling than moving around and hitting things. The game includes multiple endings for added replayability. In Japan it was originally released on iOS and Android in 2015, it was eventually brought over to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch in 2017. The game has received a cult following over the years, being regarded as one of the better recent titles to check out and supposedly liked by creators Gen Urobuchi (Saya no Uta) and Ryukishi07 (Higurashi: When They Cry).
UK Publisher PQube brought the game over to Europe and North America. Both regions included a physical and digital release for both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. A Day One Edition was also released which comes with an art book filled with artwork of the characters and scenery which is rather nice to see, though it can come with some spoilers if you are not careful.
The SRP for the Day One Edition is £34.99 which is a solid deal considering most games nowadays cost up to £49.99 to £54.99 depending on the genre and publisher. The game was released in Europe on 18th October 2019. The PlayStation 4 disc is region free just like 99% of the other titles for the platform, but you can also get the game for the Nintendo Switch if you prefer to read the game on the go and also on PC.
In terms of PlayStation 4 trophies, the visual novel genre is relatively easy to go through and it solely depends on how long you take to read through the dialogue and reach the endings provided, and Raging Loop is no exception to that.
PlayStation 4 Specs:
Exclusive: No (available on Nintendo Switch and PC)
Local Players: 1
Online Players: 0
HDD Space: 1.67 GB
PlayStation Vita Remote Play Support: Yes
Trophy Support: Yes
Raging Loop is available to own in digital and physical form for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch by UK Publisher PQube, and in digital form for PC.