Promising twists, turns, quirks and more, Chemically Bonded launches on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
Coming from the Ratalaika Games team, Chemically Bonded is the latest weird and wonderful visual novel to hit console stores. And with it being the latest in the ever-lengthening line of Ratalaika titles, this one is playable across Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S (optimised), PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
Priced at £9.99, with a little launch discount dropping it down a tad, Chemically Bonded whisks you off to a Japanese High School. In it you play as a school lad who becomes embroiled in a bit of a dispute between a couple of female students. It’s up to you to mend the relationship between the two; Kiyoko and Naomi.
A new Ratalaika visual novel
As a visual novel, your choices will dictate how Chemically Bonded on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch plays out. Slowly piecing together backstory, you’ll find yourself partaking in both conventional – and unconventional – life choices. It’s these which will determine how your relationships unfold. And which of the two grows most fond of you.
This one is found running between some six and nine hours in length, multiple pathways and endings. If you’re up for a bit of romance and drama, Chemically Bonded should well cater.
“The story has been written with the tastes of the audience in mind and what people are looking for within the romance genre. It offers a more conventional take on modern day relationships and the emotional struggles of early adulthood as one stage of life progresses to the next. In contrast with other titles in this genre, Chemically Bonded follows the theme of ‘facades’ throughout its narrative and how people’s true selves often conflict with their desires to be accepted by others”, ds-sans.
It helps that Chemically Bonded is rich with features. You’re getting a fully-voiced story, an original soundtrack, a lovely depiction of a Japanese highschool and more…
- In Chemically Bonded the outfits and poses change depending on the scene/setting.
- ‘Interactive phone system’.
- A realistic depiction of a Japanese highschool (including classrooms, hallways and cafeterias) and a modern Japanese city featuring cafes and arcades.
- The ‘main character’s’ house which is used for moments of reflection.
- Replayability to allow for the player to reach every possible ending.
- Fully original soundtrack consisting of 14 different songs.
- Fully voiced by a talented team of voice actors / actresses
- Approx playtime is between 6 and 9 hours
Get Chemically Bonded now!
Chemically Bonded is on the Xbox Store. It’s playable across Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, with full new-gen optimisation in house. You’ll also find it on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
Our review is fast incoming. Stay tuned for it. Let us know if you decide to pick it up. The comments are below.
Chemically Bonded on Xbox Game Description
Enter the melancholic life of an ordinary Japanese high school male as you become entwined in the dispute between two neighboring female students.
Learn more about their past together as you piece together their relationship and mend their bond, all whilst forming new bonds of your own. You’ll be presented with both conventional and unconventional choices which shape the relationship formed with the girls.
You could choose to help restart the Science club, or to increase your athletic capabilities… all the while growing closer to the girl who holds the key to your heart.