Because We're Here - Act I review

Because We're Here - Act I

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Because We’re Here ~Mohnblume und Blauerose~ is a bittersweet otome dating sim in an unforgiving First World War-inspired setting. It's an episodic visual novel, released in four acts.
1915, Wesslinger National Calendar. The Great War rages on.

As neurotic Postal Corps volunteer Elfriede Rauss, you walk the trenches with the men of a lost generation. And amidst the chaos and brutality of the front lines, you encounter an obstacle that you are absolutely and categorically not prepared for: love.

However. Love can be a difficult thing to hold on to at the best of times. And these are not the best of times...

  • A Horror-Tinged Anti-War Epic - Act I sets in motion a twisting trench-opera of conflicted loyalties and life-changing decisions. This first act features 20 pieces of original CG art.

  • Romance a Diverse Array of Bachelors - A large and varied cast, spanning childhood friends, aristocrats, corporals and cowards. Act I introduces 11 main characters; Act II introduces an additional 8. (A total of 16 are available as love interests.)

  • Discover a Rich WW1-Inspired Setting - Investigate a grave turning point in the continent’s history as you journey across the towns and battlefronts of the First Lassallian War.

  • Master the Battle of Wits System - Argumentative boss battles that pit your emotional literacy and persuasive power against enemies and allies alike.

Estimated playthrough time for Act I (Never Such Innocence) is roughly 3 hours. (55k words.)
Act I is a significantly-updated version of the early WIP demos from 2015 and 2016.

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Because We're Here - Act I Because We're Here - Act I
Because We're Here - Act I
  • Rating:

    4.5

  • Voted:

    60

  • Autor:

    Studio Elfriede

  • Size:

    400 MB available space