Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition
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A ridiculously compelling opening that turns into a tragic waste of potential.
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- is an incredibly surprising visual novel in that it manages to tell a dramatic tale in a way which never comes across as ham-fisted or particularly childish.
The art of Root Double is that of a contemporary anime – the characters and the background are animated in full colour and frankly, look gorgeous
Where does Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition sit on the visual novel scale? The answer is: perfectly in the middle. Enjoyable plot? Yes, but nothing to die for. Well-written? Sure, but also way too long. Has an innovative choice mechanic? Yes… but then again, no.
With ideas and plot twists as creative and complicated as its name, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition is a visual novel with a great, very captivating and fun story that, even with some pacing issues, still is a great choice for fans of the genre.
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If you’re looking to pour a bunch of time into a good story, I would highly recommend Root Double. Info-dumping and disappointing soundtrack aside, it’s an experience that I’m not soon to forget, and it is greatly worth your time.