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Available on:Xbox Series X/SOct 28, 2021
PlayStation 5Oct 28, 2021
Xbox OneOct 28, 2021
PlayStation 4Oct 28, 2021
Nintendo SwitchOct 26, 2021
PCOct 28, 2021

Developer: Arrowiz

Publisher: Giiku Games

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

This gripping paranormal horror adventure revolves around Hermitage, the sinister bookstore that attracts most unusual customers – all of whom seem to be involved in mysterious cases bordering on the paranormal. Investigate mysterious cases by taking on the role of a less than motivated bookshop owner, a former anthropology professor who for unknown reasons has never been seen outside of his bookstore. With the help of a hacker genius on the run, a self-proclaimed detective and a short-tempered legal consultant, you must get to the bottom of a row of horrific incidents, bearing in mind the supernatural horrors that lurke within the pages of Hermitage's Lovecraftian book collection. Key Features: -Experience a unique adventure.....with a popular visual novel style -Collect clues......through dialogues, TV news, web forums, phone messages and emails -Get leads......by talking to other characters and choosing an approach that fits the target’s personality -Unlock character skills......and pass test trials at certain moments throughout the game -Use the pinboard......to link and analyze characters and events -View character backstories and skills......to help you along if you reach a dead end in during your investigations -Confirm your suspicions......by matching your intel and assumptions to provide proof -Decide which path your story will take......by unlocking various storylines through the choices you've made

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At the end of the day, however, none of these are hugely important in the grand scheme of things. Hermitage is a largely text-based game; if your game’s dialogue is tedious to read, then players are going to have a hard time not only understanding what is going on, but also enjoying the story that’s unfolding. Formatting is also another key part of this, as cutting off sentences makes it more likely that important information may slip past the reader.

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Hermitage: Strange Case Files does many things right, with well-written characters, interesting cases, and incorporating gameplay that affects the story's outcome. If you are looking for a very good visual novel and enjoy creepy mysteries with a twist of supernatural to solve, Hermitage: Strange Case Files is a solid choice.

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5 / 10.0

Hermitage: Strange Case Files really leans into the novel part of the detective visual novel. It looks very stylish and creates a moody atmosphere but most of the time is spent reading conversations with very little interaction, so if that is not your thing this is likely not the game for you. There is just not enough actual gameplay available within this title so it is fair to say that it will be a must-play for diehard fans of the genre only. After playing through, I’ve decided I am not one of them.

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Hermitage: Strange Case Files offers an interesting supernatural mystery experience. Unfortunately, the narrative has a bad rhythm and translation issues make it harder to understand. Despite that, if the player can ignore those issues, this is a really curious story to enjoy here.

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