User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
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  1. Apr 25, 2017
    3
    Extremely forgettable game with some of the worst mechanics I've ever seen.

    There is no point in having "Max Mode" and the dialogue is pretty terrible as well.

    There are multiple endings, but I stopped after the first playthrough. There's nothing fun about it that makes you want to keep playing like in 999.
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68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Feb 6, 2017
    50
    Proving too slow-paced and repetitive for its own good, Root Letter fails to seal the deal on its promising set-up, though it may yet pave the way for improved Kadokawa mysteries to come.
  2. Jan 17, 2017
    75
    Root Letter is an intriguing title with an interesting story that manages to stay engaging throughout. Although a couple of weird Japanisms occasionally get in the way, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys visual novels and detective games.
  3. Dec 23, 2016
    55
    A unique style and intriguing storyline unfortunately aren't enough to make up for the title's lack of interactivity and overall boring gameplay.