One of my video game guilty pleasures is visual novels. I have yet to do any reviews of some of my favorite visual novels (I should really get on that…), but one of the most recommended visual novels that I have comes across is Steins;Gate. Y’all know how much I like to be in my feelings so Steins;Gate sounds perfect for me. What I recently found out is that it has an anime adaptation!
My Anime List is the first place I go to when I want to watch a new anime. Obviously, Steins;Gate is really popular and highly rated. I scanned a couple of reviews briefly to keep from getting any spoilers, but it sounds like an emotional sci-fi experience. As someone who enjoys a good cry and loves science fiction, it sounds like a winner.
I have one big reservation though. I really feel that I should play the visual novel before watching the anime. I’ve added it to my Steam wish list. After I get some other Saturday Suggestion posts out of the way, I’ll play it. Afterwards, I’ll revisit the idea of watching the anime. I’ll double check to see if this one is a good idea to stream.
The beauty of this visual novel is the multiple endings so I’m sure the anime will differ at least a little bit and give me a reason to check it out after completing the game. From glancing over the reviews, it looks to faithfully follow the visual novel but differs in some aspects which I think is fair. Just like with comic to TV adaptations, some things have to change!
I would love to hear from you guys in the comments. Have you seen Steins;Gate? Have you played the visual novel? How did you find the two? I’m extremely curious to hear from anyone that’s had a chance to play the visual novel and/or watch the anime.
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