Developer: C's Ware
VNDB link: https://vndb.org/v2709
Length: 23 hours.
Game type: Command selection ADV.
Difficulty: Quite ok. There are some 5 spots where actions for another protagonist are needed to take place for the story to proceed.
Structure: Game takes place during eight days and has two minor actions in the middle of day 3 and day 4 that lead to two different endings on day 8.
Character Design rating: 10/10
Protagonist rating: 9/10
Story rating: 10/10
Game quality: 9/10
Overall rating: 10/10
1) Cloning there is an old theme, but here it stays the strongest since here is where it starts and develops initially.
2) Sacrifice is also an old one as well, but... It's a totally different sacrifice now. It used to be patriotic self-sacrifice, but now it's coercion sacrifice of other human beings in the name of the science.
3) The new theme is that of the spirit. Some characters get to live after they actually die in limbless state. That's a creepy and interesting thought.
Overall comments: Being a prequel EVE Zero introduces lots of new characters and mercilessly gets rid of many of them. That's why the game has the most amount of gore among first four games (have not played New Generation yet). The story itself is not really outstanding and moves at quite a slow pace while both of protagonists guard their protection target. But along with the story we get to know the conditions that led to events in Burst Error as well as more of the personalities of the main heroes. The flow is really lively thanks to appearance of many cute characters. Command selection with lots of locations to visit is quite painful though - I'd prefer just watching it myself. This is one of the greatest plot-driven games and I'm glad to be a part of it. Oh, and there's an obligatory for the series underwear girl party, of course (no, it's not that kind of a game)!