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  • Summary: Investigate the tradegy of a young girl... ...using letters 15 years from the past.

    - Identify her old classmates using clues from her correspondence. - Uncover their stories, their relationships and their rivalries. - Investigate the beautiful real-world town of Shimane, Japan. -
    Investigate the tradegy of a young girl... ...using letters 15 years from the past.

    - Identify her old classmates using clues from her correspondence.
    - Uncover their stories, their relationships and their rivalries.
    - Investigate the beautiful real-world town of Shimane, Japan.
    - Confront and interrogate witnesses to uncover the truth!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 28, 2016
    100
    It's one heck of a compelling story, which means that all of them do their job. In fact, everything about Root Letter seems to do its job of making it a good, worthwhile game…which, in turn, is why it's most definitely worth a look.
  2. Dec 6, 2016
    90
    ROOT Letter is an excellent visual novel with a solid story, a realistic universe and surprising gameplay mechanics. A must have if you are a visual novel fan, and even if you're not.
  3. Dec 2, 2016
    80
    In the end, Root Letter isn't quite the complete package, let down by some issues with storytelling and character development. In spite of this, it's an enjoyable journey with some gorgeous presentation and something I'd easily recommend for fans of visual novels.
  4. Dec 19, 2016
    75
    A fantastic and mysterious thriller-lite. Though the protagonist has non-existent motives and the ‘choice’ isn’t really choice at all, the supporting cast and story arc make this difficult to put down.
  5. Nov 15, 2016
    60
    The beautiful presentation cannot hide some of the game’s irksome issues with its occasional wooden delivery and trip-ups within its script. Root Letter isn’t a visual novel that matches up with some of the quality imports that have come from Japan, but if you have exhausted all of those options, then Root Letter makes for an enjoyable alternative to spend a weekend with its intriguing story of friendship and love.
  6. 50
    Root Letter’s intriguing premise was just enough to keep me playing, despite the lacking tension that was initially promised.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 31, 2017
    10
    Absolutely fantastic, A must-play for your PS Vita. Even if you are not into these kind of games, don't worry, it's perfect for getting intoAbsolutely fantastic, A must-play for your PS Vita. Even if you are not into these kind of games, don't worry, it's perfect for getting into the genre. It's highly advised to use a guide or pick the replies in a certain order: always the first 2 replies, then in another run, the second 2 replies. Doing this will give you all the endings. Expand
  2. Feb 6, 2017
    8
    Root Letter is very catchy visual novel. Visually the game looks well and I quite liked art of the game. I even liked gameplay. Root LetterRoot Letter is very catchy visual novel. Visually the game looks well and I quite liked art of the game. I even liked gameplay. Root Letter requires more of your activity than typical visual novel and that was quite good and innovative. Unfortunately I felt like the potential of this participative gameplay could be developed a bit more to be perfect. Story was very interesting and very catchy I was hooked into the game for whole time. The game just keep you in, every chapter is interesting and you will not get bored even after many hours in the game. After first playthrough you can find in the game new button "skip chapter" which helps a lot with another routes. And what I did not like about Root Letter? There would be mainly 2 things. First, the game has small character recyclation. This is just for off characters like receptionists, tourists, etc. but still it is a bit annoying and probably would be better not to even have displayed these characters. And my second issue is with small diversity of music. I liked songs in game but unfortunately the diversity of them was low. Root Letter is very good visual novel with well made story and I would recommend it to every fan of the genre.

    Graphics - 8
    Gameplay - 8
    Story - 9
    Execution - 7

    Overall - 8
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