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  • Summary: In a town ruled by opposing clans and overshadowed by superstition and legend, a child is born with the dreaded mark of a witch. She conceals her identity until the theft of a mysterious relic brings to light a series of staggering revelations.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
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  1. Aug 12, 2019
    97
    Overall, there is very little to fault Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk for. My time spent with the game was memorable, and many of the endings emotionally resonated with me. As far as otomes and visual novels go, Ashen Hawk is one of the best I've played in a long time.
  2. Aug 16, 2018
    83
    Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk succeeds as a visual novel generally and an otome specifically because it ignores its genre conventions in favour of telling a compelling story, with largely decent characters and enough content to keep you interested all the way to the end. I’m not sure what Aksys’ goal with the Summer of Mystery was, but if it was to showcase just how impressive and engaging the genre can be, I’d say it succeeded beyond any shadow of a doubt.
  3. 70
    Once you get the decision-making ball rolling, it gets hard to put Ashen Hawk down.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 31, 2018
    70
    When the story kicks into gear, it's well worth the time as it's one of the most thrilling visual novels on the system. [Issue#152, p.90]
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  1. May 9, 2019
    10
    After playing Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly and reading many reviews on Ashen Hawk, I must say that I wasn't very eager to try thisAfter playing Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly and reading many reviews on Ashen Hawk, I must say that I wasn't very eager to try this game. That, though, started to change as soon as I hit the New Game. Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk is not your usual otome game, filled with fanservice and cutesy romance scenes with tons of choices to guide out the story outcome. Ashen Hawk focuses on telling a compelling story inside the world of Psychedelica, bringing out well written characters, beautifully made illustrations and a GREAT soundtrack. The game mechanics aren't really innovative, but it was a smart choice to keep the short-stories dynamic from Black Butterfly. It's easy to play, the voice actors did an amazing job and the protagonist quickly became one of my favourites to date.

    For me, Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk succeeded in every aspect of the genre, but the strongest point surely is the story it tells. Completing 100% of this game gave me nothing but pleasure and I can only hope for new titles inside the Psychedelica scenario.
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