Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
Visual novel has a lot of connotations, both good and bad depending on how one feels about limited actual gameplay options but instead a title that is almost solely focused on the narrative. Even RPG titles, which often have a great deal of story laced through them, are centered around completing various types of objectives. XBlaze Code: Embryo is one of those titles that that will no doubt prove polarizing as it essentially is just a guided story that gives the player a handful of chances to interact with and impact the direction of the way the plot concludes. Visual novels are quite popular in the East, but have not made their presence felt here in North America yet. I honestly did not think XBlaze Code: Embryo, a story set 150 years before the fighting series BlazBlue, would be released here. I am quite glad to have been proven wrong.