One of the best visual novels to ever be released in recent memory (if not ever), Steins;Gate made a pretty big splash for itself when it released in Japan – selling 16,434 copies in its first week. And given the increasing popularity of the genre, not to mention the impending release of Steins;Gate 0 later this year (on PS4 and PS Vita only), it’s probably worth picking up the original Steins;Gate now – partly because the Limited Edition is a luscious package that comes with an art-book.
I bought Steins;Gate on PS Vita on the day of the game’s release, and am sad to say that my copy is still sitting on my shelf unplayed. Hopefully that will change someday, as the title has received great reviews in the press and amongst fans – with GodisaGeek.com giving the 5pb developed title a 9.5/10 and stating that: “Have you ever fallen in love with an album or a book so much that you wish you could go back in time or erase your memories and experience it blind? That’s how I feel whenever I think about Steins;Gate. I’d even go so far as to say it is the best story I’ve experienced of any medium in over a decade. Having watched the anime years ago, I am blown away by how much more I enjoyed the visual novel. If you’re even remotely interested in time travel or are a fan of the Back to the Future movies, experience Steins;Gate as soon as you can“.