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Root Letter Last Answer

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Based on 8 critic reviews
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67

Top Critic Average

50%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 1, 2019
PCSep 2, 2019
Nintendo SwitchNov 1, 2019
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Kadokawa Games

Publisher: PQube

The latest in the √Letter “Root Letter” series, which has recorded over 400,000 sales worldwide! The drama set on the stage of the beautiful townscape in Shimane, Japan was reproduced more realistically by adopting a "Drama Mode" which is a live-action version produced with a cast of 90 people. A highly immersive story experience as if watching a TV drama was made possible due to this feature. In the four “Answer” scenarios depicting the “The story” after the previous series, the surprising truth surrounding the legendary girl “Aya Fumino” and a heart-warming sequel of the main character, Max and his classmates are shown with breathtaking sceneries. Features and Contents ・Utilize game elements such as searching for clues, presenting evidence and exploring environments to uncover the truth of this 15-year-old mystery. ・Switch from the original illustration mode to the new Live-Action mode to realistically experience the entire story. ・“Max Mode” for players to interact with the characters in the game ・5 different endings with wildly different routes for the player to enjoy, and ・4 additional epilogues to portray the story after the previous one.

Root Letter Last Answer Critic Reviews

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Its live action overhaul gives returning players a new way to experience the game, while newcomers are sure to be captured by its quirky cast of characters and a plot that'll keep you hooked through to its conclusion.

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Root Letter: Last Answer adds even more to it, so fans of the original still have a legitimate reason to look into this new version. Just don’t bother with the live action visuals, unless you want to turn this charming light novel into a corny b-movie.

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If you're new to visual novels, and curious, then go somewhere else first; Root Letter: Last Answer could put you off the genre for life. But if you're a visual novel fan, you've played all the other interesting ones on the Switch and you absolutely cannot wait for another – and if you've considered maybe just going outside or watching TV or lying on the floor and staring at the ceiling and you still can't wait for another – then you could take a look at Root Letter and just hope you find it so bad it's good.

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Root Letter: Last Answer features an outstanding art style and a good set of additional epilogues for what is a good plot. At the same time, some of its endings seem out of place and the quality of the writing tends to fluctuate a lot. That doesn't mean that Root Letter: Last Answer for the Nintendo Switch is not an enjoyable game, as fans of visual novel-type adventures will find out, but the experience would be more immersive if there was any possible use of the touchscreen.

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