Little Busters! is a Japanese visual novel adventure game. This is the production of one of the most popular developers creating in this genre, i.e. Key studios, which on account such classics as Canon, Air or Clannad.
Players play the role of Riki Naoe, a teenage Japanese high school student with a boarding school. Riki is quite a small figure, but he has much more oil in his head than most of his friends. Together with four other students he forms a group of friends called Little Busters. Apparently, the game tells the story of everyday school life and youthful romances. With the development of the plot, however, there are elements suggesting that with the world around the characters not everything is in order and their reality does not necessarily have to be true. The game also covers a number of other serious topics. Headed by a player, Riki is an orphan who was saved from total despair by the presence of his friends in his life. The other characters in this story also have their own traumas, which they have to face in the course of the story.
Little Busters! is a visual novel adventure. This means that the fun comes down mainly to passive tracking of the plot. The scenario is very extensive and its size equals that of the most powerful novels. From time to time the player is placed before choosing one of the several available actions. Some of the decisions made have a short-term effect, but many of them can direct the story to other tracks. In total, the game contains six main plot paths. After passing them, the seventh one is unlocked, which contains the real ending of the whole story.
Little Busters gameplay! makes a number of ingenious mini games more attractive. During the adventure we have the opportunity to play in battle mode and improve our baseball skills. Both of these activities are related to the mission system, which allows the characters to acquire experience points and collect helpful accessories. However, all this is only a nice addition and does not affect the course of the main story. Traditionalists can even turn off all mini-games in the options.
Graphically Little Busters! does not deviate from the standards of the species. The graphics are two-dimensional and full of details, but at the same time they are mostly static and have fun with advanced animations. A great soundtrack composed by Jun Maeda adds to the attractiveness of the game.
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PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Due 2.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD or better, 9 GB HDD, Windows 7