Red Spider:Vengeance

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Red Spider: Vengeance is a Hong Kong Noir style Visual Novel.
It includes 6 story routes with each of the characters(approximately 105,000 words in total).
A prequel to this story, Red Spider2: Exiled has been released.

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Synopsis

Yvet grew up as an orphan on the Mainland. She was taken in by a crime syndicate when she was young and trained as an assassin.
She killed many people, but she had her reasons for breaking out of that group. She escaped and married Francis, the leader of the Red Flower Society, an underworld mob that operated in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
One day, Francis was shot in a nightclub, and a doctor said that it was highly unlikely he would regain consciousness.
Yvet takes over his responsibilities and tries to find the person who was behind the shooting, with her bodyguards and a private detective she knew.

Characters

  • Yvet

    I refuse to forgive whoever it was that laid hand on my husband. I'll do whatever it takes to expose them and send them to hell with my own two hands.

    The heroine of this story.
    She grew up as an orphan on the Mainland and worked for a death squad.
    Francis's father, Yeung Kwun ,took her in after her breaking out of that group.

  • Francis

    Even if there's things I don't know about Yvet's past, I was prepared to accept anything, including things unknown, when I chose her.

    Yvet's husband.
    He was living legit working as a lawyer, but when Yeung Kwun died, he was pulled into a fierce struggle for succession amongst the officers of the Society.
    He agreed to assume leadership in place of Yeung Kwun on Yvet's support and, 6 months later, he was shot in a nightclub.

  • The Ghost

    If the Boss accepted you as you were, and you allowed him to do so, then likewise it's your duty to accept that truth.

    Francis's bodyguard.
    He was also Yeung Kwun's bodyguard. His loyalty towards the Red Flower Society is absolute. He is leery of Yvet and keeps some secrets from her.
    He hired the Luk brothers to guard Yvet.

  • Lai

    I want to be the one who lights up your eyes like that. I don't want to see you fall back into the shadows again.

    A private detective who assists Yvet.
    He was a police detective whose life was saved by Yvet.
    He's suspicious of the Ghost, who keeps some secrets from Yvet.

  • Luk

    If you've really become a monster who lives to kill, I'll accept the responsibility of ending your life.

    A bodyguard hired by the Ghost.
    He is a combat veteran, who has well build body and sharp judgment, but also he is out of touch with recent technology.

  • Shawn

    I sometimes wonder if the nightmares would disappear if I learned to protect myself and others rather than always needing someone to look after me.

    Luk's younger brother.
    He's not good at melee combat, but he is a hacker who's good at programming simple spyware and hacking networks that aren't well secured.

  • Dog Head

    You know that trading in peoples'lives is a serious thing. If you can't show people you know that, your crew aren't gonna want to put their lives on the line for you.

    An officer of the Red Flower Society.
    He is a militant type who, unlike the other officers, was not afraid to charge into situations alone.

  • Big B

    An officer of the Red Flower Society.
    He is a shameless money-grubber known to use any means available to get his hands on cash.

  • Boss Ting

    An officer of the Red Flower Society.
    He is a cunning man who wouldn't take the lead himself, but watches for opportunities and sides with whoever seems to have the upper hand.

  • Shrewd Lou

    An officer of the Red Flower Society.
    He is an intellectual type and the brains of the Society. He makes his money in speculative dealing.

  • Sergeant Fatso

    A sergeant of the Mong Kok police department.
    He investigates the Francis' assassination.
    He is a former colleague of the detective Lai.

Screenshots

  • Apparently all four of them are gathered at the Hot Pot Restaurant.
  • I think this domain is a bogus company the police are using for a fraud investigation.
  • You just hooked up with Francis so you could take over the Society, didn't you ?
  • Just try not to wind them up too much.
  • Yvet... what's going on?
  • I'm sorry, Lycoris. The Ghost might have tricked me.
  • Even though you're telling me not to kill people if I don't need to, you don't have any intention of giving up killing people yourself, do you ?
  • If you were told to kill me, would you do it ?
  • Prepared or not, it's time for you to get what you deserve. If you have any complaints, I'll hear you out in hell one day.
  • You've got a nerve defying the police !

Reviews

I thought the game was very unique and enjoyed the simple illustration style (which causes you to use your imagination).
It was my first time experiencing a ‘novel game’ but I thought the concept was very interesting and enjoyed what I did play!

I liked Francis' route the most.

I think I enjoyed Luk and the Ghost’s characters the most. I had always been quite fond of the Ghost mostly just because I really liked his English name, but I also enjoyed the development of his character in his track, and how the game allowed you to learn a bit more about why he was so stubbornly loyal to Yeung and suspicious of Yvet. I enjoyed Luk’s rough and tough character and was then disappointed (because I translated this one first) to find that he wasn’t the only guy Yvet got together with during the game!

I found the parallels between Shawn and Johnny interesting, and also enjoyed the Dog Head track and seeing a different side to him (as a parent) than what is seen in the other tracks. I also enjoyed Luk and Shawn’s brotherly interaction - they were fun to translate!

I also enjoyed the scene in the hideout where they are all cooking together and talking, and how people from different sides and who didn’t relate well to each other begin to connect and end up on the same team.

Overview

Title Red Spider: Vengeance
Platform Adobe Air Application (Windows/Macintosh/Android/iOS)
Requested software Adobe Air Runtime
Resolution 1280x720px
Genre Hong Kong Noir style Visual Novel
Inspired by the Infernal Affairs series and Johnnie To's films.
Age recommendation Recommended for age 12 and up due to one instance of violence.
Play time 7-8 hours (for all routes. About 1 hour for each route.)
Approximately 105,000 words
Game Engine AIRNovel
Developer studio wasp
Music Music composed by Yasunori Shiono (the main composer behind the Lufia series):
Title:"Red Spider Lily"
Opening: "Red Spider"
Theme: "Vengeance"
Ending: "Retribution"

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