Developer – Kadokawa Games
Publisher – Pqube Ltd.
Platforms – PS4, PSVita[A review copy was kindly provided by Pqube] [Pqube has had no input into the content of this review]
For me this is a particularly exciting review, as it marks the first title for which The Geek Clinic has received a review copy that is not on the PC. Because of this, please note that this review concerns the PS4 version of Root Letter.
Visual Novels are commonplace on handhelds in the West and have been for a reasonable amount of time, so I jumped at the opportunity to see what might be done with a VN on a more powerful console. Root Letter is a tad different from the norm, and that’s good, with enough polish to feel like a worthwhile addition to the PS4 lineup. It’s relatively down-to-earth concept and strong characterization show a lot of promise but, unfortunately, the overall package fails to deliver more than the sum of its other bland components.
Aya Fumino. She was your penpal way back when, during a time where exams and the other trials of teenage life made a lifeline of the correspondence you exchanged. 15
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