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EVE Burst Error is not bad at all

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Behind the horrendous system and 90’s art that take a while to get used to is an interesting mystery and fun characters. It almost feels like an Ace Attorney game with only the investigation parts, two protagonists, and more risque situations.

The story isn’t particularly deep, but the mystery kept me interested throughout. It has a little bit of various things: murder mystery, politics, romance, ecchi (no h-scenes in English release). Kojiroh is an entertaining protagonist, as well as Marina. I say it feels like Ace Attorney because there’s a lot of silly options and dialogue, a point & click-ish investigation gameplay, and a story that begins with a small case but ends on a big one. Most of the plot points didn’t surprise me (I would have been more surprised if I played this as one of my earliest mystery VNs, but its age certainly shows), except for the ending which felt too fast and requires a rather stretched suspension of disbelief because it threw in some sci-fi when the rest of the game had a decidedly normal “modern” 90’s setting. Nevertheless it was a fun experience with more 90’s style characters.

Switching between Kojiroh’s and Marina’s scenarios is key to the game, and provides a unique dual-protagonist experience. The protagonists are great, to the point that I’m considering digging into some of the sequels to see more of the character interactions. Marina is one cool gal, and not a female protagonist you’d see every day. I came for the mystery, stayed for the characters. Some of the dialogue had me really laughing, especially when Kojiroh was mocking Nikaido.

There aren’t really “heroines” since there are no routes, but Kojiroh does find himself surrounded by a bunch of beautiful women who have some kind of affection for him developed in several days. R-18 things happen, of course. The game seems to lean towards Yayoi for Kojiroh’s true love interest, although it doesn’t seem entirely sure whether it wants them back together or not. Meanwhile Marina is stuck in a romance that is the awkwardest kind of awkward.

Anyway, I’m now trying to find some of the sequels, like Eve The Fatal Attraction and Eve New Generation X. I don’t expect sequels to be as good as the original, but hopefully they’re at least a 6.5-7 if Burst error is 8+.

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Author: awesomecurry

A future engineering failure who likes RPGs and visual novels. At first, I swore that I would only ever like eroge for the stories and not the ero, but a pure person easily corrupts...

16 thoughts on “EVE Burst Error is not bad at all

  1. I prefer EVE New Generation X due it better graphic and soundtracks. Wow, EVE Burst Error was an old game use PC Win 98. How you play it today?

    • MangaGamer has a PC download version of the old game which was localized for North America back in like 2000. Judging from the coloring style, it’s not a port of the PC-98 version (might be a port of the Saturn version).

      • I knew MangaGamer, but I never heard they sold EVE series too. The download version was unreliable for slow internet connection. I prefer disk version but they are rare.

      • They only sell the first EVE game since it’s in English, and the physical disk is out of print. Generally I’d prefer physical copies too.

  2. Nice review! Haven’t got around to finishing it yet because I’m stuck.. Event triggering is really frustrating.. Do you mind giving me some help, please?

      • I used that, searched and searched.. Stuck on Marina’s scenario where she awaits the phone call from the chief on the night of Dec. 4th.. So I saved there, loaded Kojiro’s side, saved and reloaded Marina’s side and nothing. It’s something about having the 2 saves right next to each other.. That’s what I don’t know what to do.. Whenever I try to save it just overwrites.. =/ Such and old game but it really is good!

      • Yeah, Kojiroh and Marina are both on one save file. Kojiroh’s data is on the left side, Marina’s is on the right side, from what I remember. To begin someone else’s side, you load the same savefile but click the other side instead of starting a new game.

  3. Thanks for the help. I’m gonna restart Marina’s scenario tomorrow and try it. I’ll tell you if it works when I try it. After getting stuck in Kojiro’s scenario I started a new game from Marina’s side and saved it on a different slot.. It’s worth a shot!

  4. I did something. In the save slot where I saved my progress on Kojiroh’s side(Stuck there) I started a new game by loading the Marina save(which was blank). Did Marina’s part to where I’m stuck again(waiting for the phone call), loaded Kojiroh’s side, “Looked-Investigated” everything in his office. Saved, loaded Marina’s side and still nothing.. Are you also clueless about this? =/

    • It’s been a while since I’ve played and I don’t even have the game on my computer anymore, so I can’t help you much directly.

      The guide says you have to talk to Kyouko on Kojiroh’s side to unlock Marina’s phone call flag on 12/4. Where and when are you stuck on Kojiroh’s side? I started with him and I recall being able to get to 12/5 without having to do anything on Marina’s side.

      • Currently I’m stuck in his office at 12/5. It’s night and I’m in his office. “.Inside Office-(Unlock flag from Marina side) Telephone” I got the 2 saves right next to each other in the same slot. Yeah, that’s where I’m stuck…

      • Ehh…this is weird. So you’re not getting the chief’s phone call on Marina’s side on 12/4, even though you should have unlocked the flag?

      • Bingo! That’s the problem I currently have.. I don’t know what to do right now..

      • Well uhh…

        If you managed to get through to 12/5 on Kojiroh’s side, then the problem is definitely on Marina’s side. Did you do absolutely everything listed before chief’s phone call on the walkthrough?

  5. I’m at a stump as well on that one.. Yeah I did everything.. Wonder what’s the real reason..

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