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  • Summary: Play as detective Kaname Date on the case of an elusive serial killer in this thrilling, sci-fi murder mystery.

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  1. Feb 11, 2020
    10
    So good game.It's better than Zero Escape 999.And the The quality of the game performance has improved a lot.And a set is so sweet Ai that I love her.
  2. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    Amazing game and easily one of the highlights of 2019. One of the best Visual Novels I've ever played.
  3. Sep 21, 2019
    10
    To start, this game is well directed with loads of good work done into characters and the comfortable flow of what they put into the gameplayTo start, this game is well directed with loads of good work done into characters and the comfortable flow of what they put into the gameplay style in terms of concept. Despite it being what most would call a visual novel, AI: The Somnium Files takes the concept of it to another level by putting in interactive segments that are full of humor, character, symbolism, and aesthetic while still retaining it's full value of being a "Visual Novel" style story and character driven game that will throw you for loops with branching paths. Like many visual novels, it's a very laid back experience and it pulls off what it's supposed to do really well while somehow still having you on your feet with highly unique and dialogue centered interactions that you wouldn't want to miss.

    Gameplay: Consistent, Voluntary and Detail Oriented:
    In most parts of the game, you're playing a social first person dialogue oriented point and click interactive novel. For the people who like design and detail, the amount of interactions you can have within these areas and scenarios is done perfectly and done well enough to keep you interested into every single detail of every frame of the game. Plus, with me personally, I had fun with just the characters dialogue and the personalities alone.

    You can choose to blaze through the story like a regular visual novel, or you can choose to take in the small details in the environment and take in more of the personalities of the characters that I am sure many players would grow to enjoy. There are segments that are physically interactive in the third person as you roam the Somnium (deep sleep recess of the mind), and interact with items in the room that you move in while controlling Aiba, your AI False Eyeball Companion that literally lives in your head. Explore the Somnia, interact with items, and solve puzzles. It's quite simple and the developers did it well.

    The soundtrack is amazing. The characters are unique and amazing, and although there are some that are "cliche" in scenario, the way that they are interpreted and put into the story is well done. The physically interactive segments are a really good fun new touch to what one would expect from a Spike Chunsoft "Visual Novel". In all fairness, it's an interactive dialogue centered game that is a rare combination of being BOTH character (in terms of interactions and personality) and story driven. I am very happy I got this game. Definitely a must buy for anyone who is looking for a laid back yet highly enjoyable mystery solving aesthetically pleasing AND YET on your toes unique experience. Another amazingly directed game, and I hope it gets the recognition it deserves in my opinion.
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  4. Feb 11, 2020
    10
    Thank you Mr. Uchikoshi! I subscribed to Metacritic to share nice words about your games. AI is incredible, it's beautiful, well-written andThank you Mr. Uchikoshi! I subscribed to Metacritic to share nice words about your games. AI is incredible, it's beautiful, well-written and surprising too. Cheers! Expand
  5. Feb 16, 2020
    10
    Great game, amazing voice acting, and an absolutely crazy story. I thoroughly enjoyed this game.
  6. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    This game did not deserve a review bomb.

    AI: The Somnium Files is a high quality game from the developers of The Nonary Games. The story
    This game did not deserve a review bomb.

    AI: The Somnium Files is a high quality game from the developers of The Nonary Games. The story and twists are very nice, and every single route of the flowchart (the game's method of progression that allows it to have several different endings) is satisfying in its own way.

    The characters are also solidly developed and fun to explore in their different routes.

    I can't recommend AI:TSF enough-- its price tag of $60 is a bit much but that comes from a frugal gamer who doesn't like buying fully priced games in general. It's definitely worth $60 more than many other newer games, and it takes quite a few hours to get through the game-- none of which feels slow or boring (in my opinion). It's a good value even without a sale, but a great value if you do manage to pick it up on a Steam sale or something.
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  7. Feb 16, 2020
    0
    this game is a waste of money and lackluster at best. i don't even know were to start when tearing apart the creators crack induced dream of athis game is a waste of money and lackluster at best. i don't even know were to start when tearing apart the creators crack induced dream of a game. i do wanna say if you like this sort of thing that's fine enjoy not hate bashing on fans as everyone has likes and dislikes. that said the crashing of it is unacceptable.
    as some people have said it needs a i7 and that that's the main cause well here's mine
    i have a intel core i9-9900kcpu@3.60ghz 32gb of ram and a nvidia 2080 super =p you telling me its my system requirements???
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