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  • Summary: Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.” HerRestricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.” Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers’ clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen… Expand
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. Dec 17, 2015
    91
    It may be a simple thing - but as Code: Realize shows, simple can really work.
  2. Oct 26, 2015
    90
    Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ is an excellent story with creative, likable characters.
  3. Dec 3, 2015
    90
    As an overall package, though, Code: Realize is professionally presented and stands out as one of the best otome games available in English. In fact, if I could only recommend one otome game released in English this year, this would be it. With a strong female protagonist, exciting story, and likeable male characters, it's an exemplary title in the genre.
  4. Dec 4, 2016
    87
    If you enjoy visual novels, then I can highly recommend Code: Realize. There's a delightful cast of characters to meet, an interesting story to experience and beautiful visuals to take in. The plot rushes over details that could use better explanation, but there are plenty of twists and turns to keep things interesting. The dialogue is well written and I enjoyed my time with it from beginning to end. Even if you normally shy away from an otome game, do yourself a favour and pick this one up.
  5. Oct 21, 2016
    85
    Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth is a beautiful "otome" visual novel, well written and fun to read.
  6. Dec 3, 2015
    80
    An open mind and a willingness to try something new is inevitably required, but for the relatively niche friendly Vita audience, this unique and consistently compelling experience shouldn’t prove a jump too far.
  7. 75
    Unabashedly goofy and melodramatic. It brings in famous characters from classic fiction, then strips them down to the silliest of anime archetypes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 31, 2015
    10
    I am a huge fan of tome games, so of course I was excited to see Aksys bringing us one in English. There aren't many available in English, soI am a huge fan of tome games, so of course I was excited to see Aksys bringing us one in English. There aren't many available in English, so I hope a positive response to Code Realize will open the market for more games to be localized. In regards to the game, I was not disappointed at all. This was a great visual novel. The artwork is stunning. I constantly was looking back at the gallery of images and admiring each work. There are a good amount of images for each character. Every character had great, distinct personalities and stories. The voice acting was great; although it was in Japanese, the intonations that the actors provided always added to the story. The steampunk London setting was stunning; I remember beginning the game and wanting to share how beautiful it looked with anyone around me. The story itself was great. I have only played through one complete character route so far, but it had me so invested in the characters, and left me crying at multiple points due to the emotion it evoked in me. I smiled and laughed as well; the game leaves players completely invested. You won't want to put it down. Otome games and visual novels aren't for everyone; yet I definitely would suggest this game. It's not all about the romance, and there's a reason it is awarded #1 Best PS Vita Game of 2015. The localization was amazing, props to the team for there being an almost flawless translation. I hope more Vita owners give this game a try, because it truly is worth anyone's time. Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2016
    10
    Visual novels are certainly a guilty pleasure of mine from time to time, but this was my first otome game I actually played. From aVisual novels are certainly a guilty pleasure of mine from time to time, but this was my first otome game I actually played. From a storytelling perspective, the plot is actually quite interesting, mixing in a steampunk/19th century setting. The story, while cliched at times, does well in entertaining you until the very end, which is mostly due to the extremely likeable cast of characters and sometimes silly dialogue. The main character, Cardia, has some pretty deep character development, which isn't typical of other otome games. Also, the art is beautiful so that's a plus. Overall, it's a great pick for anyone looking for a good story or are already a fan of the otome genre. Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2017
    9
    This is really good game. First of all I was not sure if I should pick otome novel (cause I am guy) but I tried and it was really goodThis is really good game. First of all I was not sure if I should pick otome novel (cause I am guy) but I tried and it was really good reading. Graphic style of Code Realize is very colorful and the game looks really good. A bit sad is that there are not talking animations but it is not a big deal. Gameplay is OK, you have to make several choices which led you to one of the five endings. Story was very interesting, quite simple but mainly very enjoyable - especially first part which is more focused on story than romance is amazing. Second part of game is good too, but there are included more romance dialogues and some of them are a bit boring. Otome or not, this is very good visual novel which I can recommend to everyone who likes this genre.

    Visual elements - 9
    Audio Elements - 8
    Gameplay elements - 8
    Enjoyability - 8
    Story quality - 9

    Overall - 8,5
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  4. Oct 22, 2015
    9
    The game is thrilling so far.
    Plenty of adventure and silliness
    to go around! Even though it is an otome/ visual novel it can appeal to a
    The game is thrilling so far.
    Plenty of adventure and silliness
    to go around! Even though it is an
    otome/ visual novel
    it can appeal to a wide audience because
    of its funny story and use of literary characters.
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  5. Dec 27, 2015
    9
    While an otome game/visual novel may have somewhat limited appeal, this game is enjoyable enough for most individuals to have fun with. TheWhile an otome game/visual novel may have somewhat limited appeal, this game is enjoyable enough for most individuals to have fun with. The characters, while somewhat goofy, are interesting and provide more depth than you might expect if you are not used to otome games. The art is beautiful and portrays the characters and setting very well. It certainly has some iffy aspects such as the main character exuding poison that is deadly to the touch, but the translators and writers make them work for the most part. Not the greatest game ever, but certainly one of the best otome games I have had the pleasure of playing. Would highly recommend to any vita owner, even if they aren't particularly interested in romance stories with a female lead. Expand
  6. Feb 22, 2017
    3
    Well I like visual novels, I'm huge fan Steins;Gate, so I was really excited to try another VN with such great reception from critics andWell I like visual novels, I'm huge fan Steins;Gate, so I was really excited to try another VN with such great reception from critics and users.
    And I am in shock. Well, lets start with what I liked - artwork is really awesome. The steampunk england is nice. Well, thats about all of the good things I found in this game.
    Why this got so high scores is far beyond my imagination. Cast of characters are plain idiotic. I like fantasy, but come on! We got 2 female characters, one of them is protagonist which is NOT attractive, despite of that fact it seems every male in this universe is in love with her and willing to give their life for her. Not very likely. And when im on the male cast - they are a bunch of heroes, every single one of them is super strong genius, and the fact that they are far from being manly but plain gay looking isn't helping either. Damn knights on white horses. Special place among the cast has Nemo, Van Helsing and sisi = WTF are those.. things? Was they supposed to be funny? Cute? Dog with a hat and red heart drawn on its butt? Main bad guy who is some bizzare idiot-genius with so lame excuse to be bad in the first place? Come on..
    Van Helsing is portraited as almost inhuman martial artist and godlike RAMBO/COMMANDO but looks just like your average nerd - really thats something i'd love to see in real life.
    The story itself is also just way to absurd for a mature human to bare. Who the hell is this thing adressed to? Who in their right mind gave those almost perfect scores and for what reason/purpose? Are You all 13 year old girls or what? I dont believe that any sane, heterosexual male would have fun with this product.
    Damn You all to seven hells, give me back my time spend with this... PLEASE, SAVE YOUR TIME AND DONT BUY THIS IF YOU ARE NOT 13 YEAR OLD GIRL / GAY / RETARDED. Otherwise get it and rate it with another 10/10 ;P

    And yes, I got to admit that the first part of the game was a bit more interesting, but I got to give a score for the whole product, and it just sucks big time.
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