The other night I bought and played through Analogue: A Hate Story, and I loved every minute of it. I have never been able to penetrate the visual novel genre as a general rule of thumb, getting bored quickly, or simply having no interest in the many dating related titles that are out there. Analogue promised something much different, and it delivered, in my opinion; a deep, complex retrospective of a fictional science fiction history, one largely steeped in traditional values of a most feudal sort. If that makes absolutely no sense to you, don't worry; I had no idea what was going on for the first hour of the game, or really, what my objective even was. I discovered eventually that it was simply to read a shitload of words and deduce the nature of the in-game AI characters based on the information they presented (and withheld) from me, which ultimately culminated in a "moral choice" of sorts, where the onus was really on me to analyze the material at my disposal to essentially decide who was right and who was wrong, and what the "proper" decision was at the climax of the game.
LOOK WHO CAME: