Talk:Rewrite (visual novel)

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September 19, 2008 Peer review Reviewed
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April Fools' announcement (proved false)[edit]

Zepy of Canned Dogs fame reminds us that the Clannad movie was announced on April 1st, 2006, and that it's not in Key's habit to make April Fools' jokes. This does look too good to be true, but then we're talking about about a company with a consistent track record of making what looks too good to be true actually happen. Bikasuishin (talk) 04:41, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

I have had a short discussion with User:Deadkid dk about this, and in the end, we really won't know until April 2, 2008 local time in Japan, which should be in about 9 hours. I am very sure that this is not a joke, and will be very sad to find out if it is one when I wake up tomorrow morning.-- 05:07, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
I also believe that it is a hoax, but would be gladly proven wrong once this day is over. ~ DarkS Umbreon (talk) 11:56, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
It's true. Key updated their blog, and Orito specifically says the project is not a lie. [1].-- 18:28, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Confusion over the number of plot lines[edit]

At the time of this comment, the 'Gameplay' section states:

There are five main plot lines that the player will have the chance to experience, one for each of the heroines in the story. To view all three plot lines, the player will have to replay the game multiple times and make different decisions to progress the plot in an alternate direction.

Are there five plot lines or three? Or are there five "beginnings" and then they end up converging down to three different endings based on the player's actions? Or is it set which one you go down to, presumably via a permutation of 1-2-2 or 1-1-3? I tried surfing around the official website but could not find any conclusive evidence as to how many plot lines there were. Could whoever contributed those two sentences rewrite ( pun intended) it for clarity? Thanks. --Remy Suen (talk) 17:59, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

I missed one of the "three"s. Originally, only three heroines had been announced and it was assumed that there would be no more, but then last April more characters were announced, and it seems like the number is now five given how their official website it set up.-- 20:12, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
I would keep an eye on the game upon release, as I think there's actually 6 plot lines, what with the second opening sequence out there. Golden Saphir (talk) 13:27, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
That's been updated already in the gameplay section. The new girl has already been described as the sixth heroine by Key.-- 20:16, 14 April 2011 (UTC)


The gameplay section seems to have a good amount of detail, but it seems to just generally be describing visual novels. Shouldn't it be more focused on what makes the game different from other games in this genre? --Kraftlos (Talk | Contrib) 09:59, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

What makes the game different is still left to be written. Anyone who's played the lengthy demo released last June should have a good handle on the game's features, though I have not played through it very much. The little that I did uncover had to do with this GPS-like map system the game employed to search in the woods for the main heroine, and then again the next morning on the way to school. I don't know how large that affects gameplay though, since from what I recall it was a relatively simple system, and seemed more or less fail-proof (as there were no dead-ends, or if there were, they didn't impede further progression through the game). As for other aspects, like in the bottom left of this image, I have no idea. A review of the game demo would be helpful if one can be found, or just find someone who played the game and get them to write the section. For the most part, the gameplay and plot sections probably won't be fleshed out until after the game comes out, so sometime in May.-- 11:15, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Dispute - I was able to enter Shizuru's route straight after Kotori on a fresh data. Didn't need to play through Chihaya. I don't know about Akane though. In the first place I'm not even sure that I had to play Kotori to unlock the other routes either. Can anyone confirm this? --SuShirou (talk) 16:16, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Going by a walkthrough I just found, Sizuru's can be accessed after Kotori's is done, and Akane's is accessed after Chihaya's. Thanks for the clarification.-- 21:11, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


Main heroine?[edit]

First, Kotori appears to be the main heroine (like Ayu, Misuzu and Nagisa), but the official couple in the true route is actually Kotarou and Kagari. So, Kagari should be written more, and game screenshot should be replaced. Plus: Key's next game may be "Utsuge"? --minhhuy*= (talk) 02:33, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

First of all, then entire gameplay, plot and character sections need fleshing out from people who have actually played the game. I thought that people were just going to populate the article after the game came out, because it happened with the Little Busters! article 4 years ago, but I guess I was wrong. At this point, we either wait for that to happen, or start scouring blogs and forums and what not trying to get a grasp of the game.-- 07:43, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Rewrite (visual novel)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: J Milburn (talk · contribs) 20:52, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Claiming this one now. Not at all the kind of video game I'd play, but I have friends who play this sort of thing, so I'm interested to learn. Review to come soon-ish. J Milburn (talk) 20:52, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

This article is not ready for GA. The plot and characters sections still need to be fleshed out first, at least.-- 21:30, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I'm taking a read-through now.

  • The opening sentence is a little hard to follow. A lot is packed in.
  • The lead really doesn't say what this is about. Are they old women in medieval England? Young children in a far-future Africa?
  • Further, for an article of this length, I'd expect to see a couple of paragraphs in the lead- there's more to be said, surely?
  • "choose different choices" - Clumsy phrase
  • "the player can meet various friends and have the option to do a quest." What is meant by "friends"? Friends of the protagonist?
  • There's not a single source in the "gameplay" section
  • "While set in a modern setting, the city also gives off a strange sense of nostalgia." What does this mean?
  • "The basis of the story is set in a high school setting. The first half of Rewrite primarily consists of the characters interacting in many everyday, enjoyable scenes. The latter half, however, is more serious, emotional, and carries a sense of mystery to the plot." Unsourced, does not come across as neutral
  • I was surprised to see that the first listed character is male. Previously, you had said that the plot followed six females
  • Again, great amounts of the of character lists appear unsourced. Claims like "Despite being the main heroine of the game, Kagari is often mistaken as a sub-character, because she is not introduced in the opening videos." would definitely need to be sourced
  • "she often gives off plentiful facial expressions" Not sure what this means
  • "and as such as a strong sense of responsibility and justice" Unclear
  • "basis of Rewrite' premise"
  • "Key went back to having Hinoue as the sole art director and character designer,[11] as was with Key's first three games Kanon, Air, and Clannad." Unclear
  • "Despite the manga being released before the visual novel, the stories are based from the game." Ref?
  • Clearly, this is a successful game; do we really have no reviews?
  • I have reached the end of the article, but I have no idea what the plot of the game is about. I know it follows some high-school kids, mostly girls, who live in a city that's also a forest, but other than that...

I am yet to check the sources. I do think the article has potential, but I think a little work is needed yet. J Milburn (talk) 23:32, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Well, there has been absolutely no progress since I offered the thoughts above, and so I am going to close this review at this time. I am also concerned about a number of the sources- they are publications I've never heard of without Wikipedia articles; some of them look worryingly like blogs. Please try to ensure that as much information as possible is attributed to reliable sources. I urge you to work on the issues in this article and then renominate when ready. J Milburn (talk) 12:20, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Rewrite #2[edit]

【G-netアンケート 番外編】読者が選んだ2011年もっともおもしろかった美少女ゲーム/ギャルゲーはコレ!

--minhhuy (talk) (WMF) 09:33, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Rewrite (visual novel)/GA4. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Khanassassin (talk · contribs) 12:22, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

It seems that the article meets the criteria. There's no real issues (there might be a chance this meets the FA critera). There's just one suggestion. Not necessary, just a suggestion: As the article's quite a long read, you could add a image or two or the developers or similar, just for a bit of "eye-candy" (not the best way to say it, but hey). Congrats on the Pass! :) --Khanassassin 12:22, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Age rating for Harvest festa![edit]

First of all, I'm fine with leaving Harvest festa! in the same infobox as the original game. However, the game has definitely received a "Restricted" (15+) rating from the EOCS as you can see from my copy of the game: --Orophin89 (talk) 22:26, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Kind of odd, since I'd think Rewrite would be the one that would get a restricted rating; guess it's all the semi-nude shots in the fan disc.-- 22:40, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Famitsu Review[edit]

The PSP has rating 7, 8, 8, 7 (30/40): --minhhuy (talk) 19:29, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


I come to this article searching information about writers, production, etc, but... the article has a large quantity of the spoilers of the game, please someone revise it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:50, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Please see WP:SPOILER; basically, spoilers are expected on articles about fictional topics, so they shouldn't be removed as long as they appear in sections where you would expect them to be, such as the plot section.-- 22:08, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

PS4 upcoming[edit]

Source: ANN, Gematsu, Crunchyroll. But per [2], it isn't titled "Rewrite+", although included all feature of "Rewrite+". --minhhuy (talk) 08:34, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Interlanguage link[edit]

I keep trying to add the interlanguage link to the Spanish Wikipedia but it keeps saying "Error". The interlanguage link should be to this article by the way. --Rey Yagami 11603 (talk) 15:30, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Fixed.-- 19:43, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

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