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The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story

h.a.n.d. Inc., Square Enix, Square Enix
May 12, 2022 - PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Game Informer
8 / 10
IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
God is a Geek
8 / 10
Game Rant
2 / 5
GameMAG
6 / 10
Daily Mirror
4 / 5
The Games Machine
7.7 / 10
COGconnected
75 / 100
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Critic Reviews for The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story

Not many games are built like The Centennial Case, and I enjoyed the ambition behind trying something different to tell a complex story and involve the player in piecing it together. It gave me the feeling of reading a great mystery novel, where your head is spinning with possibilities, but the interactivity and structure allow you to better understand the clues and what they all mean. Sometimes The Centennial Case stumbles, but it’s worth enduring for the wild ride it puts you on and the broader questions it poses about what’s ethical in the world of science.

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The Centennial Case A Shijima Story is a well-written and acted investigative game; with undoubted charm, but with not always optimal pacing management.

Review in Italian | Read full review

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is a great example of FMV done right, with a captivating mystery and engaging investigations throughout.

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The Centennial Case aims to make poignant statements about life and death but succumbs to its poor medium choice and confusing logic.

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GameMAG

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6 / 10
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The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is a massive FMV-game that tries to do way too much with its story, and in result loses its focus, especially compared to some smaller scale titles.

Review in Russian | Read full review

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is surprisingly addictive, which comes down to the well crafted narrative and a great cast of characters.

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The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story shows us a hundred years of the Shijima clan amidst mysteries, deaths and intrigues. It does so with an interesting story, which works well and which, albeit with some strange events, follows a coherent and understandable plot. Gameplay is simple, with some interesting ideas and a few too many hints that reduce the need to think and to guess what happened. Even with this limitation, it still remains a fun gaming experience, that will bring crime fans on a century-long journey for a considerable number of hours.

Review in Italian | Read full review

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story tells a thrilling tale of greed, family and death. It is beautifully shot and manages to achieve a level of quality rarely seen in the genre. The detective segments are great but are far too easy due to visual clues plastered throughout. While there are issues with the game, it is still an enjoyable experience that will keep you guessing throughout.

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