We would like to thank the developer for providing us with a review copy of this visual novel.
Chloe and Jessie first meet in Isekai Online, an online fantasy game that is a battle royal. They both really like playing the game and want to be really good at it, but have different perspectives about what it means to be the very best, each having a different approach as to how they want to have fun. However, that’s not the worst part, the issue with their relationship, is that they both work in the same office building.
Pros and Cons Pros
Art style is very attractive and well done
Forgettable story, lacking interesting moments
Can complete all achievements in under an hour
Characters never develop in any meaningful way
The two endings you can achieve are too similar to each other
The story for this visual novel is rather forgettable. The issue is that nothing interesting ever happens leaving me with an empty feeling throughout my time with the story. I was really hoping for some conflict or something to happen at all that would grab my attention and get me excited to find out what happens next, but I was left disappointed when I reached the end of the game.
You see, the idea of Chloe and Jessie finding out that they work together and play the game is actually a good idea, but the execution was done poorly. I say this because it would have been nice if their interactions affected their jobs. Instead, nothing happens, they mostly just chat, hang out for a bit, and they do have a minor conflict but nothing major, almost too slice of life.
The story is also very short. I was able to complete the entire visual novel obtaining all five achievements within 30 minutes. Now, I will admit that I am a fast reader but even with all of that, this is the shortest visual novel that I have ever played.
There are two endings that you can achieve, but they are also the same as well. The only difference they have is some minor text changes but that’s it! There is nothing new and the conflict that the two characters have, which I suppose is there, sort of, doesn’t really resolve. Now, this is a yuri-based visual novel and it does some ecchi-based scenes, so if you are into that, there may be a reason to pick up this visual novel, but only if you enjoy that.
Of course, you may have noticed that I am not really providing a ton of details about the visual novel, but that just stems from the fact that nothing happens in the story or events. It’s pretty bare bones in terms of content and that just leaves me with very little room to talk about anything.
Art Style and Performance
There is one thing that is positive that I would like to say about this game, and that is the art style. There are actually two different art styles that the visual novel has, one of the world in which Chloe and Jesse reside in, and the other is the Mobile game world where they play and interact. Both art styles are very well done and are nicely detailed. I wish I could have seen more of the Mobile game world as the visuals really carried this game and is by far the best part of this game.
Everything ran perfectly fine and I came across no issues while playing through this title.
I tested the game on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core Processor 3.50, and 16 GB of RAM.
Office Girls and Games is a VN that does not offer much in terms of story which sits at a lower purchase price of $3.89 CDN. It’s not too expensive, but I have played visual novels similar to this which were priced even cheaper that provided much more content and enjoyment. The disappointing story and short playtime time prevent me from recommending this game, which is a shame when the art is fantastic and the yuri theme was something that initially grabbed my interest.