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Umineko When They Cry

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Available on:PCJul 8, 2016

Developer: 07th Expansion

Publisher: MangaGamer

Genre: Interactive Story

Welcome to the world of "Umineko When They Cry" (When Seagulls Cry) Welcome to the Rokkenjima of October 4, 1986. You have been given a chance to catch a glimpse of the family conference held annually by the Ushiromiya family. The remaining life in the old family head who has built up a vast fortune is very slim. To his children, the greatest point of contention at this family conference is the distribution of his inheritance. Everyone desires all that money, no one relents, and no one believes. Who will gain the old head's vast inheritance? Where is the 10 tons of gold that the old head is said to have hidden? Can the unnerving riddle of the epitaph which is said to point to the location of that gold be solved? In the midst of this, a suspicious letter is sent from one claiming to be a witch. The presence of a 19th person on this island, which should only have 18, begins to hang in the air. Brutal murders repeat, and unsolvable riddles are left at the scene. How many will die? How many will live? Or will everyone die? Is the culprit one of the 18, or not? Is the culprit a "human", or a "witch"? Please, enjoy this isolated island, western mansion, mystery-suspense gadget of the good old days to the fullest.

Umineko When They Cry Critic Reviews

It’s fantastic to see Umineko When They Cry available on Steam.

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Umineko is a strong story backed by fleshed out characters, wonderful music, and some much needed new sprites. However, its slow pacing and wordiness may turn off some readers.

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It might seem absurd for me to say I want to experience even more of Umineko's story given that ~130 hours is not a small investment of time; but as the final moments were unfolding and the conclusion was drawing near, I felt genuinely sad about the notion of saying goodbye to these wonderful characters, the amazing world in which they inhabit, and their incredible story. While Umineko is indeed a horror story with a tightly woven mystery tying it all together, ultimately it is also a deeply affecting story about love, loss, trauma, catharsis, feminism, family, the value of living, and the importance of our relationships with fellow humans. "Without love, it cannot be seen” is the core message of Umineko, and one which I’ll carry with me for years to come.

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Overall, Umineko When They Cry (Question Arc) is nothing short of a masterpiece. To put in other words, a chef-d'œuvre among visual novels. The story, characters, and music blend perfectly together to create this flawless work. If I had to nitpick, the inconvenience on parts of the UI would be my biggest gripe. This is a series recommended not only to visual novel fans, but also to those eager for a great mystery and story. Umineko is a work that transcends its medium and is a work nearly everyone should experience.

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