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The Silver Case

Oct 6, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
50 / 100
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
5 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
IGN Italy
7 / 10
God is a Geek
6.5 / 10
Push Square
4 / 10
7.1 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Silver Case

An intriguing but often incoherent mystery that’s bogged down by long-winded dialogue and terrible puzzles.

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The Silver Case is pure Goichi Suda, riveting and moody in idiosyncratic ways, but also frequently confounding

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Suda 51's first game finally debuts on Western shores, the game fails to deliver on its best concepts.

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The Silver Case is a mix between an awesome plot and a very "old style" control system that provides the player of a retro and very visual experience based on hours and hours of reading.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

After being released exclusively for PlayStation in the Japanese market in 1999, Goichi Suda's visual novel crosses over to the West. In its PS4 edition, it is also enriched with two new chapters. A mature and interesting script and an excellent soundtrack are the strong suit of this otherwise slow paced game, with a weird and clumsy control interface.

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The Silver Case isn't a bad game by any means, but it is definitely suited to a specific audience due to its story-heavy nature and difficult puzzles.

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The Silver Case is best enjoyed as an intriguing historical document: a statement of intent from a developer that would go on to bigger and better things. Removed from that context, however, it is difficult to recommend. An utterly glacial pace combined with often nonsensical dialogue means the experience is dull at best – and frustrating at worst.

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Although redesigned for a modern audience, much of The Silver Case is left behind in the past. The avant-garde storytelling and newly added chapters are the only things to properly stand the test of time.

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