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ACE Academy

Anime Visual Novel about an exchange student from the US and his sister moving to Japan after the death of their parents.

ACE Academy is a Role-Playng Anime game developed by PixelFade, Canadian indie gaming studio focused on creating visual novels. In a Gundam Build Fighters-esque setting where the world has become obsessed with giant robots called GEARs, you are a nameless protagonist (named by you) recently transferred from America to Japan to the pilot program of titular ACE Academy following the death of your parents.The prevalent use and popularity of GEARs has created a new academic field known as “Cenorobotics”. ACE Academy is a comedy-centric, slice-of-life, visual novel with sci-fi and romance elements. This visual novel, just like many others, is about making choices. Difference is that this one has tons of choices that drastically change the story, while the others only have a few. If you need a comparison, compare it to Walking Dead videogame from Telltalles games. Some choices only change a few lines, while others change a lot of what happens. For example, earlier in the game, you can choose to go to school by bus or with the bike. Depending on what you choose, it will change what characters you meet first and what will happen in the next day. Not only that, but if you decide to be an A hole with someone, that someone will remember it later and act accordingly. With hundreds of choices available, you can experience the storyline and interact with characters in a much more personalized way. Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the protagonist finds himself transferring to ACE Academy, a premier school for Cenorobotics studies in Japan. He struggles to find a team willing to accept him and his outdated “American” GEAR to compete in the intramural tournament.

Game Info

Relase date: 22 August 2016
Developer: PixelFade Studio
Publisher: PixelFade Studio
Genre: RPG, Anime, Indie
Rating: 84/100

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ACE Academy

System Requirements

Minimum Specifications

OS: Win XP 32
CPU: Dual Core 1.4 GHz
GRAPHIC: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better

Recommended Specifications

OS: Win 10 64
CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent
GRAPHIC: DirectX 10 Graphics Card

Game Features:

  • Unique Playthrough. Hundreds of choices craft a personalized story, nurture romantic and platonic relationships and variety of branching paths.
  • Developed for Full HD. Panning artwork are created at resolutions higher than 1080p to avoid zooming – end result is clearer and sharper graphics.
  • Original Soundtrack (with a few homage bonuses!)
  • Fully Voice Acted . Ace Academy features a complete English voice cast.

ACE Academy Trailer

ACE Academy Reviews:

8.4 Total Score
Very Good

ACE Academy is shaping up to be a great Visual Novel with a ton of potential. Because of this game format, every playthrough seems unique, something rare in the visual novel genre. Developers put many nice jokes and references, many dialog choices, but those choices make no big difference. The backgrounds are just too good. The artist makes such a good job of using lightning to give more life to the backgrounds. If you’re looking for a good story and strong characters to while away some hours with, this game will definitely be worth your time.

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