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Planetarian ~The Reverie of a Little Planet~ Review

Planetarian is a visual novel developed by Key that was originally released in 2004 on PC before it was ported to the Playstation 2, PSP as well as the Android and iOS devices. Thanks to the efforts of Sekai Project and VisualArt’s/Key, the long anticipated wait for Planetarian is over as the visual novel is now available for purchase on Steam to the delight of countless visual novel fans. Celebrating its tenth anniversary since the original Japanese release, Planetarian features full Japanese audio with English subtitles along with beautiful character design and artwork.

You start the game as an unidentified man in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by nuclear warfare as a result of overpopulation, shortage of natural resources and the catastrophic failure of the Space Exploration Project. All that remains of a proud civilization are dark and desolate ruins surrounded by monolithic war machines programmed to kill any and all intruders caught trespassing in the hazardous city grounds. Among the few survivors of the human race, those able to scavenge and pillage any items of necessity to ensure their survival are known as “junkers”.  You are a middle-aged junker and after a narrow escape while scavenging, you seek refuge…

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