“Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~” developed by OVERDRIVE and published by MangaGamer is a “choice adventure game” in which the protagonist, which is a foreigner admiring Japan, experiences the life in Japan and tours famous tourist attractions during his homestay with the older sister Makoto and the younger sister Akira (tsundere) that he met online. Get a taste of the foreign travel offered by printed guidebooks. Enjoy a tour around Japan from the comfort of your own home!
It is originally made for foreigner otaku who have an interest in Japan, the UI is in English, but the speech lines can be displayed in Japanese and English at the same time, which lets people learn the language at the same time too.
The amount of CG is small, it doesn’t stop at only being a guide to Japan’s tourist attractions, it also introduces manners like saying “itadakimasu” before meals, how to eat Japanese food, how to use SUICE and PASMO, the toilet seats with functions, and even small details like the obviousness of how Japanese people are used to vending machines and konbini operating 24-hours per day in Japan. But there is too much info that I found it boring.
The protagonist heads off for a week’s stay in Japan with two friends he met online, who show him around the sights. one playthrough you get to choose 3 destinations to visit out of a total of 6 options, plus you have a trip to Kyoto, and a trip outside of Tokyo on your last day with whichever girl whose route you’ve ended up on. Then after the credits you get a cute bonus scene with your return to Japan.
Visual and Music elements
Sightseeing Album where you can look back on the places you have visited and read up on them. I liked the animation during the train journeys which created a real sense of motion.
Character designs overall I liked both the girls designs but for the protagonist designs I somewhat dislike it why? He has a face he has everything what a normal human has on the face but he does not have eyes the area where its suppose to be his eyes were just part of his entire face he does not have any eyes which makes it looks quite creepy.
As for the music there is nothing too fancy and I have nothing to say here.
To sum up
I think that anyone whose dream is to go to Japan will enjoy it, but personally I found it boring and if you are intrested to learn about Japan and its culture, then this would be the game for you because it is very detailed.