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One Night Hot Springs Review

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Posted: 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


One Night, Hot Springs is a narrative game where you play Haru, a 19-year-old transgender woman in Japan. She's invited by an old friend on an overnight trip to a hot springs resort. You make dialogue and interactive choices as you discover that Haru is reluctant because hot spring baths in Japan tend to divide by gender.

With cartoon visuals, and dialogue bubbles, you guide Haru through various moments of decision: should you be cautious about anxiety-inducing scenarios, or more open and truthful. For example, when you friend calls, do you agree to go on the trip provided there are private reserved baths, or do you say you don't want to go. The choices have various consequences that shape Haru's day.

The game is a chance to share a small experience about what it can be like to be transgender in Japan. Haru is legally male and hasn’t had gender-affirming surgery, but lives as a woman. Unlike a book or a film, you are part of the story, making choices and seeing the implications. This means that it's a good game to play through a few times to see the different outcomes.

One Night, Hot Springs is a well-told and moving story. Along the way you learn about Haru and how she feels about her life.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 30/08/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac and PC

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Developer: @npckc


Duration: This game will take between half an hour and 1 and a half hours to complete. You can finish the game in half an hour, and see each of the endings in about an hour and a half.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.

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