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√Letter - Root Letter

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When a letter is delivered 15 years late - you discover an old pen-friend was involved in a murder, before she disappeared.
Travelling to her hometown, you must investigate the murder, using her past letters as clues to uncover the disturbing truth. Using Visual Novel and investigative gameplay elements, Root Letter elevates the Visual Novel genre to a whole new level.

Root Letter Features:
• An intense murder mystery set in a gorgeous, real-word, rural Japanese setting.
• Stunning Visual Novel artwork from the renowned artist Minoboshi Taro.
• Increased gameplay elements - search for clues, present evidence and explore environments.
• Travel freely around Shimane, visiting real world locations and interviewing suspects.
• Interrogation mode allows you to present evidence to characters and catch them out in lies.
• Unravel the truth from your pen-friend's letters - was she telling the truth, was she even real?
• Make difficult choices as you straddle an investigation spanning 15 years.
• Five different endings with wildly different routes - for a huge level of replayability.
• Incredible Soundtrack from composer Takashi Nitta and lead voice actor role for Noriko Hidaka (Ranma)
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Kadokawa Games
Kadokawa Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Celeron G540
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: HD audio
  • Additional Notes: Windows Media Player 11
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600, VRAM 2GB, 1920x1080
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: HD audio
  • Additional Notes: Windows Media Player 11
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Cherry Blossom Stationery
Finish The Bond of Marriage Chapter 10.
Blue Sky Stationery
Finish The Bond of Marriage Chapter 9.
Checking on Shimane
Use the "Check" command 200+ times.
Mirror Stationery
Finish The Princess of Himegamori Forest Chapter 9.
UFO Stationery
Finish A Government Plot Chapter 9.
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√Letter - Root Letter reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
Okay, then. On paper it sounds good. A kind of mystery/slice of life very chill, an interface to the Ace Attorney to examine places/find clues/interrogate people. A melancholic story where adults confront secrets of their childhood. Except that's it:-it's ultra-linear, the game will never let go of your hand. Can't track a track, you have to click on "think" and the game decides on its own from the next place to go. What good is the interface? -The MC is a big ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥-the other characters are all a little ridiculous or niais, it's nerd since the story rests entirely on them-the tourist guide aspect is suffocating, without stopping harassing you "hey look she's too cool This city you don't want to come visit?! " Despite the interesting atmosphere, it's a lot of frustration to reach an end to both WTF and a bit boring.
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Microsoft from Spain
After about 18 HRAs, I can make the comment of this game, since it is important to know the final 5 you have, these are: The Cursed Letter The Princess of Himegamori Forest A Government Plot (unlock after first playthrough) Crossing Paths The Bond of Marriage (Unlock after first playthrough) I really liked the game, it is very intriguing and although at the beginning may be a bit slow, this definitely improves while you are playing. There Is A research part of the game that looks a lot like the Phoenix Wright, so if you like that mode, this game you might like. The finals have nothing to do with each other, in fact, they are very different and interesting, to get them out depends on what you answer to Aya in the cards, not the decisions you take in the game itself. Which makes it easier to get the other endings, because there is an option to skip the chapters and only have to answer the cards and so Chapter 9 and 10 change according to what you decide to answer in them.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
So I got the Game in the Autumn Sale, thought for the Price you can test it. I haven't played such a bad thing in ages. The Story is totally desolate, the Characters are all monotonous, the Main Character is for the Ton. An Introduction or Explanation is only briefly available at the Beginning for the Things you find out yourself (searching Objects, interviewing people, operating The mobile Phone, etc.). In the actual "Interrogation" you are simply thrown into the Conversation, have no Idea when you have to apply what and are totally left alone. The individual Conversations are also totally uneven and confusing. In itself, the Story at first is totally confusing and confusing-which is why it simply doesn't get any better with several Hours of play. I had the Feeling that I just like a Stray Child some Search or Backcirculation which no one says anything or everyone runs away from and you then constantly turn in Circles and just no Bit progresses. Personally, This is simply too much wanted for me and too little on offer.
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