Yumeutsutsu Re:After Review

If you played Yumeutsutsu Re:Master then you would have been rewarded with experiencing an engrossing story and interesting characters. You may have wondered what would have happened to those relationships had Yumeutsutsu Re:Master continued to delve further into their futures. Obviously it would have been difficult to choose which of those relationship choices to pursue because there were a few choices. However, as luck would have it, the story of Ai does not end with Yumeutsutsu Re:Master, you get to find out what has happened in Yumeutsutsu Re:After.

DLC has been around for a while, but for the uninitiated visual novel gamers, there is something called Fandiscs. Fandiscs were released when games did visual novels did particularly well and also from fan requests. They would differ from DLC because generally speaking Fandiscs was more of an extension of the ending of the story, there would be many examples of just furthering the relationships which were had already been made in the original title, in this case Yumeutsutsu Re:Master. Usually you would have to wait awhile, but you lucky gamers get both Yumeutsutsu Re:Master and Yumeutsutsu Re:After released at the same time, obviously you need to play the first one if you want to have any idea of what is going on.

In Yumeutsutsu Re:After there are five new stories. You can follow Ai & her sister Kokoro as they attempt to create a Fandisc for the game they made in Yumeutsutsu Re:Master. Ai is in charge of the art whilst Kokoro is now in charge of the plot. Saki is planning a trip away but is called in to help with another game. What will she choose? Nana is now using her voice and is married to Ai, however, she receives some correspondence from her long deceased mother. Ai & Maria has moved out of their dorm accommodation and moved in together into a brand new house, however married life brings up many challenges. The final story is in regard to Ai and her dog. Yumeutsutsu Re:After carries on the endearing and adorable vibe, which Yumeutsutsu Re:Master contained, even if the stories are a little less engrossing and somewhat shorter. Perhaps this is less than a visual novel and more of a collection of interactive stories because the stories are smaller and also the interactively is a lot less compared to Yumeutsutsu Re:Master.

Thankfully, Yumeutsutsu Re:After contains enough branching points to keep you interested enough to go back and choose different options. Yumeutsutsu Re:After is a fantastic effort at creating a Fandisc because there are more details in this than some actual visual novels. Visually Yumeutsutsu Re:After is an improvement over its predecessor, the design and artwork looks somewhat more polished in its presentation. Each character virtue seems to have been worked on so they are more apparent in Yumeutsutsu Re:After but also taking into account the changes in their life choices. The voice acting is as good as it was in Yumeutsutsu Re:Master which is partly down to the original voices being used again in Yumeutsutsu Re:After. The replayability factor in Yumeutsutsu Re:After is substantially less than Yumeutsutsu Re:Master, arguably this is because Yumeutsutsu Re:After is just a continuation of decisions you made in Yumeutsutsu Re:Master, simply put there are fewer choices to be made.

Without doubt you need to have played Yumeutsutsu Re:Master first before you play Yumeutsutsu Re:After otherwise it’s a waste of your time. If you have played Yumeutsutsu Re:Master then Yumeutsutsu Re:After is as good as a Fandisc as can be expected, but the experience is lighter as you have fewer choices and less influence on the big decisions. Yumeutsutsu Re:After is a collection of positive stories which are well worth your time if you’re interested in how Ai, Kokoro, Saki, Nana etc. has got on since you played Yumeutsutsu Re:Master.

REVIEW CODE: A complimentary Playstation 4 code was provided to Bonus Stage for this review. Please send all review code enquiries to editor@bonusstage.co.uk.

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Yumeutsutsu Re:After Review
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Summary

After the conclusion of Yumeutsutsu Re:Master, you can see how the gang got on with the rest of their lives in Yumeutsutsu Re:After.