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XBlaze Code: Embryo Review

Visual novels have recently made their way into the limelight on Steam with more publishers targeting a larger demographic in the competitive video game market. As the PC is starting to receive its share of visual novels, the gaming consoles have not received the same kind of exposure in North America that has led many dedicated fans to import their favorite titles overseas. Aksys Games is stepping up to fill that void with the release of Arc System Works’ visual novel game, XBlaze Code: Embryo on the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita.

You take charge of Touya Kagari, a young sophomore at the Hakuou North Academy. On the way home one evening, he hears a strange sound and finds himself wandering into a quarantined area in a restricted ward to investigate. To his horror, he is spotted and then attacked by an injured savage man who declares Touya to be his enemy. At the last moment, he is miraculously saved by a mysterious girl wielding a large sword with a calm demeanor who possesses superior combat skills. As he leaves and tries to make sense of all the events that transpired back home, he is paid a visit by…

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