The letter: a critique of visual horror novel
The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel is a very honest way. This is not Bart Simpson and his friends jump school to watch Naked Lunch. Where Nelson is at least two numbers with the title. The horror of The Letter is a return to Japanese horror films of the early 2000s, as Ring and Upon, but with a string of letters haunted, instead of a VHS tape or a haunted SMS. The presentation of the history of the game is what makes it an interesting visual novel. It has been designed to be shared as a visual novel from its inception. The choice of characters affects several perspectives, branching paths and relationships between characters. The full story is unlocked by finding all the pieces through repeated readings. In this structure exists genius Letter.
The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel beginning of Isabella perspective. This is a young Filipino real estate agent. Who lives in England and works hard to send money to his family. When selling a haunted mansion, she finds a letter bloody chain that told her she must share with five other people. The story is just good. But the mystery of the haunted house, the chain letter and the clone of Sadat is a very good reason to keep reading.
Choose your own adventure
The goal of the story is much more about the characters than the plot. Each chapter of The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel takes place during the same two-week period. They are written from the perspective of Isabella, one of his three best friends, one of two purchasers of the haunted mansion, or the architect hired inside to modernize. However, there are many other important figures throughout history. Every decision made by the player changes its level of relationship with someone else. These decisions affect the outcome of the story.
The story of The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel begins with a presentation at the Fashion. However, it ends up closer to Detroit: Become Human. Things begin with a seemingly simple story presented from many angles, but ultimately, a decision tree opens. This tree allows players to replay the events and make different decisions to discover all aspects of the story. Some results give the player fragments of memory, which are of historical events on obsession. Unlock the history and collect all the fragments of memory can easily take more than 100 hours. This is a major value for your dollar.
The only real gameplay in The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel, consists of QuickTime events. These situations occur when life-threatening. In fact, I really enjoyed them, because they have taken different forms, in the same way that the fight in Undertake. Anyone who absolutely hate QuickTime events can disable them, even in the first part.
Pleasant but awkward
The story is well written. I really enjoyed prose, and sometimes I got completely lost in the story reading. Dialogue is random, however. The cast is very diverse (which is always a plus). Due to the different cultural backgrounds of the characters and English part of the game, some of their dialogues were very scratchy. The game is fully lined, and the dubbing is good enough for most. There are occasional delivery line which shows that the players did not realize the intonation they were supposed to use. But these moments are rare. The thoughts of the characters are not expressed, unlike their dialogue. This decision was made very clear narrative, even if it was made for budgetary reasons.
The Art of The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel is a pleasant style, close to the anime. All images were detailed, richly colored and slightly animated. And the music was surprisingly good. I could not wait to hear some songs and I found myself singing in my head when I was not playing. The combination of strange music and sound effects has definitely increased the tension in horror sequences.
I should also mention that the game crashed the first time I went back. The backup recorded, however, and resetting the game allowed me to play where I left off. But crashing is a potential danger, so save often. I have not encountered any other bug after the first backup crash.
An excellent choice for the kind of fans
The Letter: A Visual Novel Horror is a very good story, with an excellent accent on the relationships between the characters. The story uses the structure of the kind of visual novel to deepen its quality. That's what a visual novel should be. It does not have the originality of the classics of the genre like 428: Shibuya Scramble, Danganronpa, or the ACE ATTORNEY series. But it's an easy recommendation for gender fans, who are looking for more. Switch code provided by the publisher
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