Espritfan 's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
This kinetic novel (similar to a visual novel, but with no player choices) is very well done. You will have to fiddle with some options, but you can change the size of everything within the novel to make it as readable as possible. It has an excellent story, one that is often recommended to those who have never played the genre, and is worth a play-through regardless of your feelings about "anime" (the story stands on its own merits without the graphics). It had no bugs that I was aware of, and other than a few odd translations, was pretty much flawless for an iPhone kinetic novel.
Blenderben's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
Priced even at $3.99, 'planetarian ~dream of a little star' is a worthwhile purchase for any visual novel fan. With an official English translation by Visual Arts, it is worth it just to support the developers. The app itself is very well made. It's stable, snappy, and universal, meaning your purchase is valid for all iOS devices. The way they developed the UI is very nice and out of the way. The bottom left button rewinds your progress. Top right button opens the menu for settings, bookmarks, contents, etc. Tapping on the conversation box progresses the story. Playing on the iPad version does let you see more of the original art. On the iPhone version (obviously, because of the smaller screen resolution) Yumemi is cut off from her waist down. There isn't anything new from the original PC version. All original Japanese voices for Yumemi Hoshino (Keiko Suzuki) and the Junk Hunter (Daisuke Ono) were preserved. As for the actual visual novel, it is relatively short, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in quality. The story is fairly emotional and detailed. It is very refreshing and encouraging to see this visual novel make it to iOS with an English translation. Any chance for Key's work to get localized is a good thing. I hope more visual novels, not just from VA/Key, make it to iOS and other mobile platforms. Buy this app, you won't be disappointed, and tell your friends about it too!
Omareo's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
A great story- would definitely like to see more in English...
Firemarth's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
Bought this immediately when I found out it was released. Not just a visual novel translated to English, but an official translation of a Key novel? Hopefully this hints at future translations. As for an actual review, this is a short story, a few hours long. It's simple, but very emotional.
cta_x's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
I thought I was dreaming seeing a Key visual novel being translated into English. This is a great story and would LOVE to see more VNs in the future.
Malus92's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
Bought within a few minutes of hearing this was out. Thank you for doing this. Just a little FYI… If you guys translate Clannad or Little Busters I'd pay up to $50 for them on here. ;)
Mavisax's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
Of course, what else to expect from Key but the greatest? This was an amazing quick read that brought tears to my eyes. It only took about 2-3 hours to finish, but that was with reading fast and not waiting for the dialogue to finish. I would guess it is around 4 hours if you do auto mode or wait for the dialogue to finish. Not much CG at all, but the story definitely makes up for it, and it is very touching indeed. I would highly recommend for a good read. Now, I'm off to go find a planetarium and cry :)
Kingdomend's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
Wonderful, thoughtful, and beautiful. I hope this is a sign of more visual novels being more readily available in the App store.
Liberator1997's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
As someone who has purchased multiple platforms of planetarian, and numerous merchandises, I am still amazed that it has finally given an official English release. Being what I consider one of Key's greatest work, it is good to know that more people can experience this wonderful story. Hopefully this will be a good first step in having planetarian translated into more language, and more of Key's works being localize as well.
#DontLikeThidVersion's Review of PlanetarianReviewed on 11/20/18 12:41 PM
This is perfect, too bad it doesn't have an anime adaption, the music just goes along with it all ! One of the best few games imma remember