CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- focuses less on a visual novel presenting a dizzying amount of choices or branching paths and more on a mystery story. Done by developer E.N. Nach and publisher Sekai Project—publishers of Nekopara—this visual novel will capture those who love to see an anime-like tale with a focus on narrative and simple visuals. Can you guess where CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare-‘s story will lead Hiro—the main protagonist—and his strange entourage of friends? Find out in CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare-.
What to Expect
While most visual novels appeal to gamers who like multiple paths and different endings, CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- focuses on one path and one path only. With a nice mix of original art and music, CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- feels less like a big production piece and more like a tale from a creative team who wants their vision unleashed on the world. CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- takes several hours to play—depending of course on your reading abilities—with the ability to save anytime and pick up the tale right from where you left off. Those who love to read and care less about having to jot down or look up walkthroughs for different endings will find the simplicity of CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- like a godsend.
Hiro is a young man who has always found himself thinking of rather useless things but somehow seeing the world in a different light than most. One night, hoping to grab a bite at his favorite restaurant, Hiro notices the place has gone dark and the owners/staff have left. After some snooping, Hiro does discover strange men in his once favorite place and it leads him to wonder what exactly has happened here? This one event will begin Hiro’s descent into a strange mystery that deals with arsons, hackers and those who seem to have motives greater than anything his mind can process. Can Hiro find his way out of the drama he’s wrapped himself up in?
Okay, let’s throw this out there right away: There is no actual gameplay to CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare-. That being said, this review will be quite short to avoid spoilers and ruin the experience for those who might want to play CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare-. Don’t worry though, folks. We will make sure to explain what to expect when you pick up CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- as to avoid a purchase you might regret later. Let’s see what this kinetic visual novel is all about in our review CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare-.
CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- follows a young man named Hiro who gets involved in a weird arson situation. However, what makes this arson case so strange is that it involves hackers with some rather odd reasonings for their actions. Hiro thus joins forces with some friends to figure out what’s going down, but his journey down that road leads him into some rather dark situations. With that being said, CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- will keep you interested with this mystery tale, but there are some things that might hamper your entertainment.
As we mentioned before, CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- lacks choices which means it’s a one-time experience gameplay ultimately. The only “game” element to CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- is the fact you can save at any time, load up at anytime and just watch static images appear behind text with occasional CGI appearing. There’s also music—that replays a bit TOO much—but no voice acting to be heard anywhere. CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- feels amateurish—and probably is done by a small team—but we still liked the style and enjoyed the music when it wasn’t being repeated a million times.
Lastly, if we’re just talking about the story, CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- can be really good and at times okay. The beginning can be a bit boring—though comedic thanks to some silly dialogue—but when the story begins to pick up, it gets stronger. CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- has some nice twists midway and seeing the characters go from silly situations to more drama ones, makes for a good story. That’s as far as we’ll go with talking about that though. If we talk any more about CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare-, you might be spoiled and we wouldn’t want that.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- has an interesting story with funny characters and drama filled moments. Unfortunately, calling this visual novel a game would be a stretch. With no options of choice, CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- is just one long novel with images and music to accompany it. The music and images though are okay at best and aren’t the most impressive we’ve seen in a visual novel. CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare-‘s story also has moments where the writing can be a bit boring and uneventful, but that’s to be expected from any visual novel with lack of actual choice. CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- isn’t a bad visual novel, but our time with it was a mixed bag which means it might not appeal to everyone. If you dig cyberpunk stories with mystery elements then CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- will be perfect for you, but all others might want to play other visual novels like Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness or Chaos;Child.
Interesting cast of characters
Unique story with some twists and turns
Decent price tag
Art style might not appeal to all
Music can become very repetitive during longer reading parts
No choices means only one path to go through and makes for no replayability
Could have used some voice acting
Text can occasionally have some overflow outside the box
Honey's Final Verdict:
In short folks, CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- won’t be seen as the best visual novel ever, but we didn’t dislike our time with it either. The story is interesting and has some whoa moments but there were times—particularly in the early game—that we felt a bit bored and that’s due to repetitive music and lack of voice acting. CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare- is a “game” you might like to play through once but don’t expect to enjoy it for multiple playthroughs like other visual novels with actual choices and branching paths. Are you going to pick up CyberRebeat - The Fifth Domain of Warfare-? Let us know in the comments below and for more game reviews and gaming related articles be sure to keep stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime!
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