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  • Summary: A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. ‘The House in Fata Morgana’ is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. This version includes three games and more:
    1: The House in Fata Morgana: the main storyline.
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    A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. ‘The House in Fata Morgana’ is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. This version includes three games and more:
    1: The House in Fata Morgana: the main storyline.
    2: A Requiem for Innocence: a prequel shedding light on the origins of Fata Morgana’s terrible curse.
    3: Reincarnation: a sequel featuring the central cast members reincarnated in the present day. *The part including voices
    4: Other additional short stories.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 100
    There are moments where Fata Morgana becomes very uncomfortable to witness, and a little like when I played Saya no Uta, I did need to put it down from time to time. This game is nowhere near as explicit or extreme as that one, but thematically it is, if anything, more demanding of the player. It's a little like how the real Grimm brothers fairy tales are deeply uncomfortable to read, though it's certainly not of the extreme, overt violence of a Marquis de Sade novel. If you want to see how a visual novel could be elevated to something approaching "high art," you owe it to yourself to play The House in Fata Morgana. The fact that the Switch release comes with even more stories and features as a "complete" edition just makes it all the more essential.
  2. Apr 8, 2021
    100
    The House in Fata Morgana on Nintendo Switch is the best way to experience a true masterpiece of storytelling.
  3. Jun 9, 2021
    100
    The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants is a true artistic work and does not fail in any aspect of its proposal. Highly recommended for fans of the genre.
  4. Apr 14, 2021
    100
    The House in Fata Morgana borrows the moves of classic tragedies, performing events past to demonstrate the tragedy of the current. It is impressive how little time it takes to understand the motives and dreams of the Rose Manor residents, even when they fall to their lowest extent. The storytelling, art style, and music harmonizes its themes of vintage times and freely mold each scene from childish hope to shock and terror. Having every game in this series on one of the most convenient gaming systems for visual novels makes it very difficult to argue its value.
  5. 100
    The House In Fata Morgana had a profound effect on me: I now have an answer to the question of “what was the last game to leave you in tears”, and they went from tears of sadness to joy after the main story’s stinger. I’m not sure there’s going to be another visual novel on Switch that hits me this hard - but I’d love to see someone try.
  6. Apr 30, 2021
    100
    Sublime writing, beautiful artwork, and a haunting soundtrack combine to undertake one most nuanced and thoughtful explorations of all the best and worst of the human condition—disturbing and intense, but ultimately hopeful, and with a level of care and humanity that’s rare to see in a game that goes to the dark places this one does. Perhaps most of all, it’s a perfect example of how much visual novels can push the boundaries of videogames as a medium and as an art form, both because and in spite of their “gameplay” constraints. The House in Fata Morgana is, quite simply, a masterpiece on every level.
  7. Jun 11, 2021
    80
    The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition is a long and finely constructed visual novel. It promises an intricate plot of suspense, intrigue and revenge for anyone willing to commit forty or more hours to the story.

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  1. Positive: 69 out of 105
  2. Negative: 30 out of 105
  1. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    This is, hands down, the best visual novel I've ever read. The music, the atmosphere, and the characters themselves all come together in aThis is, hands down, the best visual novel I've ever read. The music, the atmosphere, and the characters themselves all come together in a beautiful tale. Everything is perfect. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2021
    10
    The console version has more content than the PC version, and there is a chapter with a complete voice. I prefer this version.
  3. Aug 14, 2021
    10
    One of the most powerful stories you'll experience in any medium. Yes there's little to no gameplay, but that's not what you're here for.One of the most powerful stories you'll experience in any medium. Yes there's little to no gameplay, but that's not what you're here for. You're here for a tale that'll stick with you for the rest of your life. Expand
  4. Apr 20, 2021
    10
    Probably my favorite visual novel I've read yet. Gorgeous art with absolutely amazing music that always managed to only enhance the mood ofProbably my favorite visual novel I've read yet. Gorgeous art with absolutely amazing music that always managed to only enhance the mood of the story. I also love the way it takes full advantage of the medium in certain parts to give the reader hints as to what is really going on in the story.

    While most of the twists did surprise me, even the few times I saw a twist coming, it still managed to catch me by surprise in how it pulled it off.

    if you like visual novels, do yourself a favor and read this one. I first played the Steam version over three years ago now and it's stuck with me enough that I couldn't wait to get my hands on this version as well.
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  5. Apr 25, 2021
    9
    As someone who actually played this game and don't buy Call of Duty games expecting fighting gameplay I think I'm qualified to write aAs someone who actually played this game and don't buy Call of Duty games expecting fighting gameplay I think I'm qualified to write a review.

    This is a visual novel. Don't expect gameplay. Please know what kind of content you're buying. You don't like reading? That's totally fine. This game is probably not for you. It makes me go nuts when people think because they don't like something or they find it boring it means the game is bad. This kind of mindset should not exist for review pages.

    This is a pretty good visual novel, it's not a masterpiece, but it's pretty good. This novel has amazing music, good art and good writing. The music itself hits pretty hard in some parts of the story. There is a lot of endings. If you like reading, have patience and enjoy tragic stories you will probably like this novel. Just like many novels, don't expect action or anything like that very early on. Chapter 3 broke my hearth; it felt pretty real and taught me how dangerous miscommunication is.

    You know how games like Hotline Miami are best enjoyed with headphones and high volume? Well I think visual novels like this one are best enjoyed at night. PLEASE remember that a VISUAL novel before a game, its a novel:).
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  6. Apr 16, 2021
    2
    Mediocre at best. And that's being nice.
    Can't recommend it, don't waste your time.
  7. Jul 6, 2021
    0
    This should not be on tops. Waste of time. It feels same like giving 10 score to calculator application.

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