The Silver Case

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Oct 12, 2016

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

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

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

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5 / 10
Oct 19, 2016

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

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6 / 10
Apr 21, 2017

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.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2017

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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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

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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7.1 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

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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4 / 10
May 11, 2017

The Silver Case is best enjoyed as an intriguing historical document: a statement of intent from a developer that would go on to bigger and better things.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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Roberto Vicario

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7 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

The Silver Case is a difficult game to review: the first work of Suda51 still has an intriguing gameplay, but there's no denying that time took its toll. Anyway, if you love Suda51, and you love graphic novels, it's really a no-brainer.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

In the end, The Silver Case is a strange, but interesting title.

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