Blue Reflection

A conventional jRPG featuring a turn-based combat system. Blue Reflection was inspired by games such as Persona 4, anime series and comic books belonging to the magical girl genre. The game was developed by Gust - a studio popular mainly for the Atelier series, which comprises more than several installments. The game is set in contemporary Japan. Hinako, the protagonist, is an ordinary girl who attends high-school, but one day she is taken to an alternative dimension inhabited by dangerous monsters. In that realm, she discovers a mysterious power in herself, which allows her to transform into a magic warrior. Along with her friends having similar abilities, she fights the threats coming from the other reality.

PlayStation Vita
Game Blue Reflection (PSV) Cover
Blue Reflection

Blue Reflection | PS Vita

RPG, TPP, fantasy, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for Blue Reflection

Gust | game developer

Koei Tecmo | publisher   Official website

Blue Reflection release date for PS Vita:

game language:
Japanese

30 March 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

PC / Windows
Game Blue Reflection (PC) Cover
Blue Reflection

Blue Reflection | PC

RPG, TPP, fantasy, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for Blue Reflection

Gust | game developer

Koei Tecmo | publisher   Official website

Blue Reflection release date for PC:

game language:
English

26 September 2017 | Worldwide

29 September 2017 | Europe

26 September 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Blue Reflection (PS4) Cover
Blue Reflection

Blue Reflection | PS4

RPG, TPP, fantasy, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for Blue Reflection

Gust | game developer

Koei Tecmo | publisher   Official website

Blue Reflection release date for PS4:

game language:
English

26 September 2017 | Worldwide

29 September 2017 | Europe PAL

26 September 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Blue Reflection for PC / Windows is a jRPG set in contemporary Japan. The game was created by Gust - an experienced studio founded in 1993. The developer is especially popular for the Atelier jRPG series, which has been developed by the team practically without any breaks for over two decades of the studio's overall work. Blue Reflection is only the fifth franchise created by Gust, after Atelier, Ar Tonelico, Ar Nosurge and Nights of Azure. The creators were inspired by games such as Persona 4, as well as anime series and comic books belonging to a genre known as magical girl.

Plot

The story is set in contemporary times and the player is taken to a big Japanese city. The teenage Hinako Shirai is the protagonist - she attends a girls' high-school known as Hoshinomiya. At the beginning of the school year, she meets her old friend from the secondary school - her name is Sane. However, the protagonist is surprised to notice that a strange aura surrounds her friend. At that very time, she is taken to a fantasy world where a monster has waited for her. Facing a deadly threat, the girl discovers a power in herself, which allows her to transform into Reflector - a magic warrior. Along with the Yuzu and Lime twins (they have the same powers), she explores the mysterious dimension inhabited by aggressive monsters. Hinako learns, that those are actually manifestations of human subsconsciousness that represent the hidden issues and emotions of her school mates. The three warriors have so divided their lives into fighting the threats from another reality and participating in daily school routine.

Mechanics

In terms of the gameplay structure, Blue Reflection for PC / Windows resembles the Persona series. The game is divided into adventure, and exploration segments. The in-game time passes as the virtual days go on, when the protagonist attends the school and interacts with her friends, gaining their trust and resolving issues troubling them - those usually have their representations in the another reality mentioned earlier. The game is played from a third-person view. At her free time, Hinako can explore the school buildings and the area around them without limitations; she can also talk to her friends then.

When the protagonist travels to the other dimension, the player will be traversing simplistic mazes with enemies to be killed, as well as different items and treasures (useful in combat) to be found, apart from things required to complete side-quests. Fighting takes place on separate arenas. The player's team consists of three warriors: Hinako, Yuzu and Lime. Each of them has a unique set of attacks and special skills. Making moves is turn-based here.

Technical aspects

Similar to other games developed by Gust, Blue Reflection for PC / Windows is far from the highest quality possible in terms of the visuals, especially concerning the animations and impressions made by the in-game environment. However, the 3D character models filled with details deserve to be given attention - those were designed by Mel Kishida, who had worked on the Atelier franchise and such anime series as Hanasaku Iroha, Sora no woto or Kami-sama no Memo-chou.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i7 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 960 or better, 35 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 550 Ti or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7.81.10 64-bit

Blue Reflection Launch Trailer

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