Steins;Gate is easily one of the greatest visual novels ever made, telling a harrowing time travel story that digs deep into the consequences and effect it might have on the human psyche. The story revolves around a young man named Rintaro Okabe, who’s proclaimed himself a “Mad Scientist” named Hououin Kyoma.
Together with his friends he accidentally discovers a way to send his consciousness to the past using his phone and a microwave.
Steins;Gate is filled with fantastic characters and storytelling, with multiple characters going through arcs that seriously change them. The story definitely take a while to get going, but once it does boy is it a relentless emotional roller coaster.
Steins;Gate Elite also puts a fantastic twist on the genre, by literally letting you play through the anime. Instead of the usual static visual novel scenes, you’re playing through scenes from the anime, with new animation introduced to fit the original game.
It’s hard to explain without actually playing it, but Steins;Gate Elite is a visual novel experience like no other.