Death Come True
Top Critic Average
Ultimately, the overall conventionality of Death Come True means that it is not a title with any great staying power. It doesn’t really manage to try anything new, though the level of production shows that there is absolutely a potential future for FMV games. It’s certainly enjoyable and at its best as the clues are dropped and there are still parts of the mystery to uncover, but expectations should be tempered accordingly.
Death Come True is an interesting interactive cinematic FMV experience which fans of the genre will love. Running at around three hours per-playthrough, it’s much longer than similar games whilst offering you a reason to replay the entire game in order to unlock the other pathways and the second ‘ending’ (as you can’t reload once you’ve made your choice). The acting is of a very high standard with customary moments of sheer madness and wacky interactions based upon the options you choose, once again enticing you to explore every option you’re given – even if some are there merely for show and don’t alter anything.
Death Come True is an experimental piece of media that tells an incredibly intricate tale, which is only enhanced by the way it chooses to tell its story. The game aims to bridge the gap between visual novels, games, and film so that fans of all three forms of media could enjoy it. The developers did their best with the budget they had access to, but sadly, that came at the cost at some elements being untranslated and a shortened runtime.
Short and fun experience, the mystery and actors performance charm you to the end but it's affected by the simplicity of the story's general idea.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Death Come True is, ultimately, a story of romanticism set against a pragmatic realism.
Death Come True is a great FMV game from a creative mind. The characters and choices you make are really interesting, and everything is wrapped up quite nicely. I don't think players will have anything to return to in the long term, but the experience is enjoyable while it lasts. Hop into a strange hotel and let the journey take care of you.
Because despite the game’s many flaws, Kodaka proves that he continues to make brave and bold decisions in his creations, and has still delivered a title true to his vision. While featuring an extremely constrained plot, its surprising focus on love and its excellent take on the FMV genre was a thrill to experience. I simply want even more — and for Kodaka to have the opportunity to iron out the few nitpicks I’ve mentioned above.
A strong cast helps Death Come True be an engaging experience, even when the central mechanic isn't used to its best effect.
Death Come True is a fascinating and well-directed interactive movie with interesting characters, multiple choices, and the replay options, which are unlikely to open up additional layers of story, but will leave you with the best impressions. The purely Japanese atmosphere of the project with a reference to the classics of detectives and horror should please fans of the genre.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Death Come True has some curious idiosyncrasies , but it's simply a good movie with an enjoyable story and strong performances.