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  • Summary: Murder at the scene of a collapse in an audition show. Find the truth hidden under the mask. "Buried Stars" is a new mystery adventure game developed by Team Largo and LINE Games Corporation.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 11, 2020
    95
    Buried Stars came out of nowhere but it has become one of my favorite visual novels of this year. The titles’ fantastic presentation paired with the gripping narrative for unique experience within the genre. The localization can seem flat at times, but this is well worth the time of any adventure fan.
  2. Aug 14, 2020
    90
    Buried Stars will slip under the radar for most people; I implore you to check this wonderful visual novel out, as it’s perhaps one of the best narrative experiences this year. With a relatable and fleshed out cast of characters mixed with simple yet engrossing mystery mechanics, this one deserves your time and attention.
  3. Oct 19, 2020
    80
    I really enjoyed Buried Stars, but being overwhelmed by how in-depth and involved all of the mechanics were was a frequent occurrence. The presentation was easily my favorite aspect, but it thankfully didn’t do too much heavy lifting on the whole experience. I’ve never seen any other games from this developer before, but Buried Stars left a very good impression and I’m going to keep my eye out for their future releases. I hope they continue to push for worldwide releases for their games, and even with an imperfect localization, I think Buried Stars benefited from getting this kind of push. If you crave mystery visual novels, are okay overlooking the issues I mentioned, this game should be on your radar.
  4. Sep 12, 2020
    78
    Buried Stars will challenge you to solve mysteries while trapped in a collapsing studio with a few survivors as you struggle to build rapport and maintain your own sanity. Overall, it's a gripping story that will have you replaying until you reach its ultimate conclusion.
  5. 70
    Buried Stars could have been a 5/5 game, easily. Unfortunately, the narrative thought behind the game really relied on me having a personal interest in the characters and their plight, and thanks to the inelegant and overly literal localisation, it became impossible to see them as anything but constructs and narrative tools. Buried Stars is still good enough to work as an academic thought exercise, but I do wish I understood Korean, so I could play the game the way it should be.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 24, 2020
    10
    Beautiful artwork and great voice. K-POP audition is well described. Especially, the post messages in SNS are thrilling realistic and I wasBeautiful artwork and great voice. K-POP audition is well described. Especially, the post messages in SNS are thrilling realistic and I was totally absorbed in the game for tens of hours. 10 out of 10. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2020
    10
    It takes approximately 20 to 30 hours to go through all routes. The character development is fantastic and the plot is indeed engaging,It takes approximately 20 to 30 hours to go through all routes. The character development is fantastic and the plot is indeed engaging, despite the saving and loading system can be a little tedious. Expand
  3. Jul 31, 2020
    10
    The art is gorgeous, and the decision selection is so vast! It's also amazing to see a Korean voice cast!
  4. Aug 31, 2020
    10
    I love the cast of voice, art. Plot was also interesting. There's a lot of immersion in the story part.
  5. Sep 13, 2020
    10
    Amazing story and SNS system. The characters were attractive and it really touch me. However Communication system had come inconvenient points.
  6. Jan 21, 2022
    10
    The story and it’s themes are impactful, with a strong cast of characters that have a lot of depth to them. Beautiful art and music, withThe story and it’s themes are impactful, with a strong cast of characters that have a lot of depth to them. Beautiful art and music, with replayability due to the alternate endings. Truly a good game with realism and maturity. Expand
  7. Aug 12, 2020
    8
    The game is well-written, interesting and possesses a very engaging cast of characters. The mystery consistently had me eager to learn andThe game is well-written, interesting and possesses a very engaging cast of characters. The mystery consistently had me eager to learn and explore more, and kept me invested in the game throughout. Expand