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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 559 Ratings

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  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 a beautiful tale. Everything is perfect.
  2. Apr 17, 2021
    3
    Having just finished the absolutely phenomenal Danganronpa series and the very good Raging Loop I was looking for another visual novel to scratch that itch.

    I had heard good things about this. The art style was nice. Thought I would give it a go. It's basically an anthology of stories set in a mysterious mansion with a history of tragedies. The first story was really promising! In
    Having just finished the absolutely phenomenal Danganronpa series and the very good Raging Loop I was looking for another visual novel to scratch that itch.

    I had heard good things about this. The art style was nice. Thought I would give it a go.

    It's basically an anthology of stories set in a mysterious mansion with a history of tragedies.

    The first story was really promising! In isolation I'd say it was a really good 7 or 8 out if 10. After that, however, is where things really started to fall apart. Every story follows a similar pattern after that. It's all written in the manner of a 14 year old who's not good at writing. I don't know if it's just due to the bad translation but it was next to unbearable.

    There were scenes that went on for way to long where a character would have one opinion and the other character would be trying to change that opinion. The scene would basically be one character saying "I'm going to do x" over and over and the other character would be saying "No. Please don't do that. Do y instead." and they would repeat this over and over and over and over and over to the point where I was just skipping through to the end of the scene where the character did inevitably change their mind.

    Because I had heard such good things about it I persevered hoping that at some point it would get good... But it never did. It never did. To see this averaging 100 on critic reviews on Metacritic is completely ludicrous. They must be on crack.
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  3. Apr 16, 2021
    2
    Mediocre at best. And that's being nice.
    Can't recommend it, don't waste your time.
  4. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    I didn't like it at all. Story was very boring and this game has hardly any actual gameplay. Not recommending to actual gamers.
  5. Apr 22, 2021
    10
    By far one of the best visual novels out there, both the art and the music are outstanding, and it's rare to find writing so solid and compelling in this medium. Its aesthetic and the quality of the story also make it a great title for all sorts of newcomers to the visual novel medium. I can't wait to find out what the developers have in store next.
  6. Apr 24, 2021
    10
    Personally, I liked the game. I would like to mention a few aspects:
    1)There are no character voices in main game. The reason being the OST are mainly all voiced, which makes the game more enjoyable.
    2) It is mainly a kinetic novel, meaning there are only choices with multiple endings and it mainly follows a linear storyline, so those who play the game expecting gameplay or puzzles, its
    Personally, I liked the game. I would like to mention a few aspects:
    1)There are no character voices in main game. The reason being the OST are mainly all voiced, which makes the game more enjoyable.
    2) It is mainly a kinetic novel, meaning there are only choices with multiple endings and it mainly follows a linear storyline, so those who play the game expecting gameplay or puzzles, its not for you.
    3)Its a massive 44hrs+ game according to howlongtobeat , so there can be something you don't like.
    4) first two gates are among the weakest and 4 gates only serve as prologue, so don't dislike the game only based on 4 chapters, kindly atleast complete the fifth one before making your decision on game.
    5)The people blaming it to be not a game but a novel, the game genre literally says "visual novel", i.e novel with visuals, what else you think it will consist of?
    6)About the people here saying about the 100 meta score, well it cant be said anything from meta score,only user score matters as there are many good games with no meta score or bad meta score. honestly no one should care about that score.
    Check the game features from user reviews and gameplay before buying to know what you are paying for. You cant like all type of games. If you like fps games like GTA, it is expected you will dislike this game, the game has no issue.
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  7. 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.
  8. Apr 25, 2021
    10
    A very touching AVG
    Can immerse every player who has played
    She is worth 100/100, everyone should try this game
  9. May 27, 2021
    10
    This game is simply fantastic. I'm not sure it's a perfect game but on of the best visual novels I have ever read. If you're looking for a very interactive experience (ala Danganrompa, this is not for you). If you are looking for a fantastic story, buy this.
  10. Jun 10, 2021
    10
    Worth your time, one of the best stories you'll ever read, plus great music and visuals.
  11. Jul 23, 2021
    9
    One of the best VNs of all time. I couldn't put it down. I'm actually more surprised that it's not a mainstream game. The story, OST, and art are all superb. I think the only thing you can (objectively) fault here is the length (I'm saying this for other people, I personally loved that it just kept on giving at times I thought it was over haha).

    If you're like me, who only took notice
    One of the best VNs of all time. I couldn't put it down. I'm actually more surprised that it's not a mainstream game. The story, OST, and art are all superb. I think the only thing you can (objectively) fault here is the length (I'm saying this for other people, I personally loved that it just kept on giving at times I thought it was over haha).

    If you're like me, who only took notice of this game after garnering a super high score, please do your research first. This is a visual novel. People can argue whether this is a game or not, but I personally do think it is. I like VNs. It's sad that some of the user reviewers here only gave one to bring down its score (e.g. some people complaining that it's JUST a VN so it doesn't deserve a super high score.. come on, can't you give anything substantial to warrant a true negative review?). I, too, had great expectations of this game due to its score, but I wasn't disappointed at all. Also, don't drop it until you've reached the fourth door. It gets better, I promise.

    My actual rating is 9.5 I really loved the whole experience but I just can't not dock points for this one story aspect (I don't want to elaborate further because it's a spoiler). It's a personal thing though, so I'm not surprised that a lot of other users rated it 10.

    Definitely recommended for lovers of VNs, and even those who don't but can keep an open mind. It's worth it, I promise.

    Definitely can't recommend to the "classic" (for a lack of a better term) gamers. Please, research first before giving in to the hype.

    And don't hate if you haven't actually played it.
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  12. May 28, 2021
    10
    I've played this VN about half a year ago and I still think about it every day. I listen to the soundtrack (which is on Spotify--I highly recommend it) often and it throws me back into the world of The House in Fata Morgana. I recall when I first experienced the story I was baffled like many others about the nature of the VN. There are very few choices and no voiced lines, but afterI've played this VN about half a year ago and I still think about it every day. I listen to the soundtrack (which is on Spotify--I highly recommend it) often and it throws me back into the world of The House in Fata Morgana. I recall when I first experienced the story I was baffled like many others about the nature of the VN. There are very few choices and no voiced lines, but after sitting and reading through the first couple of hours I realized that the story worked best this way. There are no mundane choices giving the player a false sense of control. In this case, we are observers to the story as it plays out. In retrospect, I think the story is masterfully conveyed. I had my mouth glued to the floor as the mysteries unraveled themselves one by one in this tragic tale. It's hard to express the amount of love I have for this game without spoiling anything, so all I can recommend is to sit back, relax, and let yourself get absorbed into the world. Expand
  13. Jun 13, 2021
    10
    "These are not your tragedies and, because they are not yours, you observe while holding onto your self and sanity. However, we will soon be seeing your tragedies; your pain, your torment, the secrets and memories you tried so hard to forget and bury. Will your mind keep its sanity or will you be swallowed by the darkness?"

    The House in Fata Morgana is a Grand Guignol of the highest
    "These are not your tragedies and, because they are not yours, you observe while holding onto your self and sanity. However, we will soon be seeing your tragedies; your pain, your torment, the secrets and memories you tried so hard to forget and bury. Will your mind keep its sanity or will you be swallowed by the darkness?"

    The House in Fata Morgana is a Grand Guignol of the highest order. The story is cut from the finest cloth and the characters are human to the core. This is a story that surpasses the Count of Monte Cristo, Brothers Karamazov, and every work of fiction I have read thus far.
    Not only is the writing superb, but it is paired with a haunting musical score and an art style that is as indistinct and hazy as the Fata Morgana itself.

    This is a story of human tragedy born out of human nature. Tragedies spring from the lies we tell ourselves, the lies we tell others, the preconceptions we hold so dearly, the expectations of family and society, and finally the unalterable nature of birth and the tragedies that come from genetics.
    There are no fairy tales here. No character truly and utterly evil and no character truly pure and good. Any such thing you may encounter is merely a fabrication. A lie meant to keep you from the truth.
    This story lays bare the raw pain and torment a human can inflict upon another. It explores these torments with tact and finesse to lead you down a long and grueling journey in search of truth.

    What are the circumstances behind these tragedies? Can one person's perspective really tell the complete story?

    The story rejects convention and the constraints of genre. It is true literature that seeks to convey messages and truths through its words. It accomplishes this goal so very well. it shows you a range of human behavior, relationships, and emotion born about through shared pain and extreme circumstances. A hatred that spans the centuries, and a love that spans equally long.

    In going down this journey, I wish to convey words of advice.
    As this is a visual novel, you will be asked to make choices so:
    Do not avert your eyes from the truth. Even if the past holds nothing but pain, secrets must be revealed, the story must be told, and only then can an honest dialogue and communication begin.
    You are hungry, thirsty......weary. As you limp across the path, the trees open up and.... as if from another reality....... a mansion looms before you. Something in the air seems indistinct or unreal. But you knock on the door.... to the House in Fata Morgana.
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  14. Aug 24, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There were few little flaws mainly at the end of the story (for example I didn't liked when it turned into semi-comedy scenes with Georges painting - it just felt out of place, not blending well with overall game atmosphere) and also some scenes were overdone like too much of "aah aaaa haaa" especially in "Beast" story which in my opinion was the worst overall.
    Anyway, in general it was quite great experience. The story was mysterious and held in suspense. It stimulates to analyze tiny bits of hints and theoretize about the true nature of bizzare situation you've end up after you lost all memories about who you are and past events. The very ending was kind of predictable though.
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  15. Jul 15, 2021
    10
    Play the game, and you shall find the 10 rating that you didn’t know exist in your soul.
  16. Sep 2, 2021
    10
    My favorite VN of all time

    Fata is a story about humanity, in a way. What makes people commit the actions they commit, how we influence others, and how we're influenced, and how we learn to love, to open up, to accpet others into our lives, and most importantly, finding it within ourselves to understand each other. Fata does this to such a great extent, in a way that doesn't feel cliched
    My favorite VN of all time


    Fata is a story about humanity, in a way. What makes people commit the actions they commit, how we influence others, and how we're influenced, and how we learn to love, to open up, to accpet others into our lives, and most importantly, finding it within ourselves to understand each other. Fata does this to such a great extent, in a way that doesn't feel cliched or in a way that feels forced. Throughout the course of it, you see the worst of people, and yet you see what causes "the worst" in them. There's never something as simple as "good and evil", and people never are under those two labels. People are people, because we are forged by others, whether good and bad. It's an incredibly potent message, and its amplified so well through the protagonist, who experiences this through their own character journey and through others, and how they begin to open up, and cause others to open up at the same time, and allow them to understand others.
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  17. Apr 26, 2021
    9
    “Or perchance the true shape of the world is visible only through the White-Haired Girl's sightless eyes.”
    An absolute masterpiece of VN, definately worth a try.
  18. May 1, 2021
    10
    This is a perfect masterpiece. Absolutely perfect. Best VN ever, absolute must play.
  19. May 3, 2021
    9
    This is my first visual novel and I genuinely enjoyed it. The story is intense and touchy, with quite a bit of twists. The character development and story build-up are top-notch. Music fits the scenes very well and are quite memorable and beautiful that I started listening to the OST on Youtube. I wouldn't recommend it if you don't enjoy reading. There is literally no combat/actions inThis is my first visual novel and I genuinely enjoyed it. The story is intense and touchy, with quite a bit of twists. The character development and story build-up are top-notch. Music fits the scenes very well and are quite memorable and beautiful that I started listening to the OST on Youtube. I wouldn't recommend it if you don't enjoy reading. There is literally no combat/actions in the game. All you do is reading so make sure you know what you are getting into. Expand
  20. 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 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
    Probably 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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  21. Apr 21, 2021
    10
    Wonderful piece of art, beautiful written story with well-crafted narrative and stunning artwork. The OST is simply incredible, I have purchased this game and the sequel. The soundtrack of this game never stopped impressing.
  22. Apr 29, 2021
    10
    Um game maravilhoso com um história sensata e ao mesmo tempo distante do que somos acostumados a ver.

    The Best visual novel created ever, Best Music, songs, visual gameplay and criativity, i Love this game soo much.
  23. Apr 21, 2021
    8
    Overall, a very solid VN.

    Positives: Music is exquisite. The central conceit of the game is extremely engaging. Neutral: The prose is excellent; however, the dialogue is poorly paced an in need of editing. The visuals are interesting; however, the backgrounds and sprites are not cohesive. Negatives: With one major exception, the characters are bland. I had trouble feeling
    Overall, a very solid VN.

    Positives:
    Music is exquisite.
    The central conceit of the game is extremely engaging.

    Neutral:
    The prose is excellent; however, the dialogue is poorly paced an in need of editing.
    The visuals are interesting; however, the backgrounds and sprites are not cohesive.

    Negatives:
    With one major exception, the characters are bland. I had trouble feeling connected to them.
    Just do yourself a favor and read a wiki of Chapter 3 and skip the entire chapter. It is so preposterously boring that I do not know how it made the final cut of the VN.
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  24. May 4, 2021
    10
    To start off: this is a visual novel, which means it’s entirely focused on reading. The extent of the “gameplay” is clicking a few choices. That doesn’t make this VN any less amazing, but don’t go into it expecting a game. Most of the negative user reviews are people who are mad an “anime book” can get a perfect critic score or people who are unfamiliar to VNs and were expecting somethingTo start off: this is a visual novel, which means it’s entirely focused on reading. The extent of the “gameplay” is clicking a few choices. That doesn’t make this VN any less amazing, but don’t go into it expecting a game. Most of the negative user reviews are people who are mad an “anime book” can get a perfect critic score or people who are unfamiliar to VNs and were expecting something different.

    The House in Fata Morgana is excellent. I’ve read nearly 100 VNs, and it still stands out to me as one of the most unique and heartfelt. It’s a horror/mystery VN set in a mansion, where the protagonist (“You”) travels through four doors set in different time periods to unravel the mystery. There’s a ton of depth to this game that doesn’t show up at a first glance, and the story is extremely moving and emotional with a ton of twists and turns along the way. The characters are the highlight of the game and feel very real and human, and eventually you’ll begin to genuinely care about them and their stories like they’re real people. All of them are very flawed individuals, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. FataMoru really shows how the visual novel medium can shine through its art and music. As you can see from the box art, the VN doesn’t use a typical anime style but instead has a more realistic painting style that’s very charming and somewhat creepy — fitting with the theme of the game. All of the CGs are beautifully painted and express a lot of emotion in them, making the experience much more rich. The OST is one of my favorites for any game, beautiful orchestral pieces accompanied by Portuguese lyrics. The soundtrack has a ton of different genres and greatly amplifies the emotional impact of FataMoru’s scenes. Both the art and music come together to make an already special VN even more unique. Overall, I highly recommend you give The House in Fata Morgana a chance, even if you’re new to VNs. It’s definitely one of the best and most unique VNs out there, and it’s a story that’ll stick with you for a long time.
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  25. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    The best narrative game on Nintendo Switch. The music is really nice to fit the scene. The graphic look nice on Switch too. The story is attracting.
  26. May 2, 2021
    10
    I'm giving this game a 10 because I cannot believe the insecurities and fragile egos within this community.

    You people are complaining that it got perfect scores from 6 enthusiasts websites....websites that no one has ever heard of? WHO CARES! If people want to like this game, let them like it! And if you're so butthurt that this game TECHNICALLY is the top rated video game on
    I'm giving this game a 10 because I cannot believe the insecurities and fragile egos within this community.

    You people are complaining that it got perfect scores from 6 enthusiasts websites....websites that no one has ever heard of? WHO CARES! If people want to like this game, let them like it! And if you're so butthurt that this game TECHNICALLY is the top rated video game on Metacritic, then maybe reevaluate your priorities in life a little.
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  27. May 11, 2021
    10
    This game is getting review bombed with bad reviews from people who don't understand what a Visual Novel is. So please know what you're getting into before you start this game.

    This is my favourite Visual Novel of all time and it's way up there even in my list of favourite overall games. But don't expect any standard gameplay or cool abilities. The story and atmosphere is the main (only?)
    This game is getting review bombed with bad reviews from people who don't understand what a Visual Novel is. So please know what you're getting into before you start this game.

    This is my favourite Visual Novel of all time and it's way up there even in my list of favourite overall games. But don't expect any standard gameplay or cool abilities. The story and atmosphere is the main (only?) selling point of this game and it blew me away with just those.

    If you like to read and are itching for a fantastic story accompanied by stellar music and characters, this is for you. Stick with it through to the end and I can guarantee it's worth the ride.

    If you aren't the reading sort or prefer FPS/platformers, please don't just buy this and then get mad that you didn't do your research before buying a $50 game.
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  28. May 27, 2021
    10
    Best visual novel on nintendo switch. Almost no boring moment (there’s some, but it’s still had hidden secret in those scene.) But if you don’t like visual novel, of course you won’t like this game. Best storytelling. Character progression is good. Plot twist in almost every chapters, while give you so much clues and mislead in the entire story. 10/10 is reasonable as VN. (I won’t compareBest visual novel on nintendo switch. Almost no boring moment (there’s some, but it’s still had hidden secret in those scene.) But if you don’t like visual novel, of course you won’t like this game. Best storytelling. Character progression is good. Plot twist in almost every chapters, while give you so much clues and mislead in the entire story. 10/10 is reasonable as VN. (I won’t compare them with other genre.) Expand
  29. May 27, 2021
    10
    So, The House in Fata Morgana has finally come to the Switch, huh? I have every version of this title available in English, and I can say that this is easily my favourite VN series (not that I've read a ton). It's highly recommended, even to people who aren't into anime games (since only one game in this collection even fits that description). Actually, this series appeals more to mySo, The House in Fata Morgana has finally come to the Switch, huh? I have every version of this title available in English, and I can say that this is easily my favourite VN series (not that I've read a ton). It's highly recommended, even to people who aren't into anime games (since only one game in this collection even fits that description). Actually, this series appeals more to my fondness for Europe, its history and the stories some of its buildings could tell than any fondness I have for Japan and its media. In fact, there are times when it's easy to forget I'm reading a script that was translated from Japanese.

    That said, note that these are VNs through and through, with no real gameplay. The first game, and its prequel to an extent, are the only ones with choices. They only affect the story in the first game though, and even in that case, the alternate paths are all dead ends. The third game and the extra stories are all entirely kinetic. Be warned, as this kind of game isn't for everyone.

    That said, if you want a great story, you'll find it here. I'm not actually going to spoil any of the plot points, but suffice to say, I highly recommend it. It is a tragedy, so keep that in mind. I'll also say that there are two humps to the story that some people may have difficulty getting past, the first of which is the part of the game where it appears to be an anthology of sorts. However, once you're able to get far enough into the story, I'll just say that it's unforgettable.

    I'm impressed that this title managed a perfect Metascore of 100. I'm sad that it will never get the awards and recognition it deserves in the mainstream, but I'll take it being immortalized as the top Switch game.
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  30. Apr 19, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Best VN of all time. The soundtrack is insane, it has 4 of the best characters devised in any fictional story (Giselle, Morgana, Jacopo, and Michel), and the mystery is entriguing in a similar manner to Umineko. The only visual novel that I have never skipped a line in. 10/10 Expand
  31. May 1, 2021
    10
    I think it's the best VN in the word. You need to read it. Don't listen haters, who like Call of duty and Fortnite.
  32. 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 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
    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 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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  33. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    There are always people who can’t understand AVG, just like fools can’t understand Hamlet, excellent works can never be understood.
  34. May 19, 2021
    10
    Fata Morgana is probably my favorite visual novel ever, now that I've finished it. I was a bit hesitant to play it at first, given the creepy-looking artstyle, but it ended up really fitting the story really well. The soundtrack is great, and the story is the real selling point.
    Don't give attention to all of those negative reviews, bitter people just trying to lower the score. They're
    Fata Morgana is probably my favorite visual novel ever, now that I've finished it. I was a bit hesitant to play it at first, given the creepy-looking artstyle, but it ended up really fitting the story really well. The soundtrack is great, and the story is the real selling point.
    Don't give attention to all of those negative reviews, bitter people just trying to lower the score. They're all either so vague that they can fit any game at all, or are just people who don't like the genre in the first place. Bottom line is, if you're a visual novel fan, this is a must-play.
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  35. Apr 20, 2021
    6
    I haven't finished yet but I am a little disappointed. It's my first time playing through this and at first it looked nice and interesting. But further into it, I think it's not as good as what I expected seeing the score on vndb/steam/metacritic.
    I feel the pacing could be better. I don't know if this is typical of vns, I haven't played a lot of them. The soundtrack can be corny and the
    I haven't finished yet but I am a little disappointed. It's my first time playing through this and at first it looked nice and interesting. But further into it, I think it's not as good as what I expected seeing the score on vndb/steam/metacritic.
    I feel the pacing could be better. I don't know if this is typical of vns, I haven't played a lot of them. The soundtrack can be corny and the way it loops can become annoying.
    The artstyle is not totally consistent. It is still okay though.
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  36. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN.
  37. Apr 17, 2021
    10
    The reason why a visual novel of this aperture must receive a perfect score is simply espoused by its deliverance of typical Lovecraftian, Gothic visual. But no, that's not the only reason why you should delve yourself and get invested into a story: The House in Fata Morgana has you explore multiple allegories, themes, imageries, and paths to evoke the emotional appeal of a GreekThe reason why a visual novel of this aperture must receive a perfect score is simply espoused by its deliverance of typical Lovecraftian, Gothic visual. But no, that's not the only reason why you should delve yourself and get invested into a story: The House in Fata Morgana has you explore multiple allegories, themes, imageries, and paths to evoke the emotional appeal of a Greek hero/heroine in the legends.

    What may be unsettling for many users would be its format, traversing multiple routes may not be a satiable cup of tea for the average VN player but if you're familiar with mediums like Umineko already, then don't fret just immerse yourself and you'll be lost within the gaze of the abyss before you know it.

    The final element that makes FataMoru laudable would be its soundtrack. The criteria for soundtracks to be audible aren't simply itself but whatever sceneries it encapsulates: in this regard, Fata Morgana excels in splendor and the simulacra of the plot emanates rigorously with it.

    The House in Fata Morgana, if not the best VN of the decade, might as well stand by itself as the most enticing VN in the legends. Don't waste your time any further and get right into the train that is a millennium long journey.
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  38. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    The House in Fata Morgana is one of the benchmark masterpieces of its medium, and whether you've played your fair share of visual novels before or are completely new to this type of storytelling and just want to experience something different, it is worth every penny.

    Calling visual novels "games" comes with its own complicated debate, but Fata Morgana does indeed have choices and the
    The House in Fata Morgana is one of the benchmark masterpieces of its medium, and whether you've played your fair share of visual novels before or are completely new to this type of storytelling and just want to experience something different, it is worth every penny.

    Calling visual novels "games" comes with its own complicated debate, but Fata Morgana does indeed have choices and the possibility for multiple (including bad endings). So if that's your deciding factor on the matter, best to let you know upfront. Game play however, is not why this title is so highly regarded. As the story of the cursed mansion and your role within it unfolds, it is difficult not to be completely engrossed and emotionally enamored with its beautifully unsettling atmosphere, complicated characters that are slowly revealed piece by piece and re-contextualized with each new chapter, and a story that rivals the absolute best the "gothic haunted house" genre has to offer in literature and film. While Fata Morgana is ultimately concerned with exploring the depths of unspeakable, horrific tragedy, unlike many other stories that also aim to tear out your heartstrings, every event feels earned and unavoidable (like classic tragedy should). To say anymore about the direction it takes would be giving away too much.

    As far as the Switch edition is concerned, this remaster comes with both sequel follow-ups (Requiem for Innocence and Reincarnation) and well as additional side stories, epilogues, updated art work (especially its backgrounds), and bonus features. There is also a backdoor mode, so if you have read Fata Morgana before, but maybe not its follow-ups, you can easily skip around without needing to put away 20+ hours on a story you don't want to re-read right away.

    If you love good storytelling, go in knowing nothing. I’ve seen both hardcore visual novel fans and complete newcomers fall in love with this game and I promise its worth the jump.
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  39. Apr 17, 2021
    10
    Storytelling masterpiece of the curfent generation. Definitely a must play!
  40. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    I usually like visual novels, but this one was just meh. Not sure why it is hyped up.
  41. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    This is storytelling done right, it is 30 hours of pure enjoyment. The commentary on today's society is chilling and thought provoking. It is a unique piece of art and the deep level of understanding it provides to trans-issues show maturity and wisdom. I hated the way the last of us 2 handled the whole thing and the story was shallow. This game has 10/10 story and 10/10 visuals, reallyThis is storytelling done right, it is 30 hours of pure enjoyment. The commentary on today's society is chilling and thought provoking. It is a unique piece of art and the deep level of understanding it provides to trans-issues show maturity and wisdom. I hated the way the last of us 2 handled the whole thing and the story was shallow. This game has 10/10 story and 10/10 visuals, really liked it, recommend it to everyone. How do we keep winning?
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    Esta es una narración bien hecha, son 30 horas de puro disfrute. El comentario sobre la sociedad actual es escalofriante y estimulante. Es una obra de arte única y el profundo nivel de comprensión que proporciona a los temas trans muestra madurez y sabiduría. Odiaba la forma en que los últimos de nosotros 2 manejamos todo el asunto y la historia era superficial. Este juego tiene 10/10 historias y 10/10 visuales, me gustó mucho, se lo recomiendo a todos. ¿Cómo seguimos ganando?
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  42. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    My favorite VN of all time. Don't let the bad reviews fool you. The story will sit with you for a long time after you finish.
  43. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    I really tried to like it, but i guess it isn't for me. Looks beautiful, but story didn't connect with me at all. To each their own i guess.
  44. Apr 19, 2021
    10
    The story in this way more mature than I expected! I thought this was an anime game but I was wrong. Definitely deserves the score it got.
  45. Apr 19, 2021
    10
    A game for true gamers, requires reading so you might have to have an IQ of more than 80 to get it, but if you do you will surely enjoy this masterpiece. Just yes.
  46. Jun 27, 2021
    0
    Nothing about this game deserves a 100. It is simply absurd to think a graphic novel for the Switch would be this highly praised, let alone good.
  47. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    Very mediocre game. I finished it and i just don't like it. There's something missing and i guess biggest problem was this extremely high metascore, because thanks to that i was expecting something mind blowing, something extremely new or interesting, but it's just all same. I have played games like this forever. Not recommending!
  48. thq
    Apr 17, 2021
    10
    Very non linear storytelling,great character development,entertaining story, likely the best if not one of the best games of all time
  49. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    It had potential for sure, but overall it's extremely meh. It's just not that good. Sorry, not sorry.
  50. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    What's worse - reading a boring book that has extremely high metascore (not that it ever matters) or reading a boring book and pretending that it is video game?
  51. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    It has hardly any combat, it's just boring overall. I was literally waiting when will game actually start, but apparently it never starts. You just read it, that's it. That's the whole "game".
    How the hell has a book, 100/100 metascore on video game site? This is literally insulting. I just can't...
  52. Apr 19, 2021
    10
    Absolute masterpiece. So much time, effort, and talent went in to this. So glad it came to Switch
  53. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    Botou o The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time pra mamar, pq menos de 100 é flop
  54. Apr 16, 2021
    10
    I don't like VNs but this one was really a masterpiece with a great story and cast of characters that touched my heart.
  55. Apr 28, 2021
    7
    This as the highest rated game of all time? Really? It's not even that good, it's fine as a visual novel, but it's not much outside of that
  56. Apr 16, 2021
    10
    This is the Ocarina Of Time killer. Highest ranking game in all of Metacritic's history. A masterpiece in every sense. Revolutionizing a more and more lacking genre like Visual Novels. The House In Fata Morgana is a revolutionary game.
    10/10
  57. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    É esse o tal do kino das visual novels, parece hype. Tenho muito interesse neste. Ocarina of Time killer.
  58. Jun 30, 2021
    0
    Expected more as the highest rated game on the system. You may enjoy it i did not.
  59. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    Overall it's very overrated. I'm serious. This is not some trolling or fake review. I actually have this game and i played it. There are so many better visual novels, i just can't believe it has metascore 100/100. I'm shocked and disappointed, because so much better games got way less attention.
  60. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    I tried it because of extreme hype it has and i'm very confused. What is this? Video game? Really? You serious? With score 100? Did i shift into some parallel universe, because i want to go back to my universe where actually good games got credit. Not recommending.
  61. Apr 17, 2021
    10
    This game has one of the most compelling and beautiful story that I ever read. I really connected to the art and music and it gave me hope in a time where my life was just a mess. This gave is an emotional roller coaster and really deserve all the praises, I can't wait to receive the physical copy in a few month and play it all over again.
  62. Apr 15, 2021
    10
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  63. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    This game is a Masterpiece. Soundtrack, Story, Characters all are amazing. One of my all time favorites
  64. Apr 16, 2021
    10
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  65. Apr 16, 2021
    10
    Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN. Literally a perfect VN.
  66. Apr 15, 2021
    10
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  67. Apr 20, 2021
    6
    Yes there is reading and that is not the problem here. The problem is WHAT you are reading. Its a 5-6 hours worth of good content stretched into meaningless chitter chatter about absolutely nothing, ending up with more than 20 hours of reading. And for what!?

    In fact, someone here said you need high IQ to read this, and that's completely wrong. You infact need zero IQ to be reading this
    Yes there is reading and that is not the problem here. The problem is WHAT you are reading. Its a 5-6 hours worth of good content stretched into meaningless chitter chatter about absolutely nothing, ending up with more than 20 hours of reading. And for what!?

    In fact, someone here said you need high IQ to read this, and that's completely wrong. You infact need zero IQ to be reading this stuff, its quite bland and not worth your time. Most conversations are quite useless, they'd have a snippet of story, and the rest would be just useless kiddy banter.

    But again, the story overall is good, the twists are interesting. Only hope the stories would have been more to the bloody point and concise, rather than stretching it for miles and miles. (yes reading an abridged version of this story would be really recommended)

    I would suggest this for 15 year olds. This isnt for the kids, and for the adults, I would suggest them to read the synopsis on wikipedia and not waste time.

    And if you've read visual novels before, and know there are usually such irritating conversations in them, then this could be a good visual novel after all.
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  68. Apr 20, 2021
    0
    Yet another boring bad game from 2021. I didn't like almost any of the characters and it was just boring.
  69. Jun 9, 2021
    0
    Boring. Seriously dont get the hype tbh story is fine ig but it’s a very lackluster gaming experience
  70. Jun 13, 2021
    2
    is very boring, i'ts not a game, i'ts a novel, the history is nice, but just, is boring, with no gameplay, and the music is bad too
  71. Apr 16, 2021
    7
    The most catchy critics of history! There are many games in history that have a better storyline. For example, Shadow Of Destiny, Grim Fandango, and the Neverhood. Sorry for all the critics!
  72. May 3, 2021
    0
    Я не понимаю как в такое вообще можно играть, тем более платить за это деньги
  73. Jun 10, 2021
    0
    I bought this game and it turned out it is not even a game per se. I still tought I should give it a try but the longer i tried playing the more painful it was to keep playing it is extremely boring.
  74. Apr 20, 2021
    0
    Not huge fan of visual novels, but sometimes i read them when i'm bored and they have somewhat interesting story. Only reason i tried this one was because it has 100/100 score and that's like extreme rarity. Of course anyone buying this, has to keep in mind that it has 100/100 score with only 4 reviews. This means that only 4 people out of 7.6 billion, think that this game is worth 100/100Not huge fan of visual novels, but sometimes i read them when i'm bored and they have somewhat interesting story. Only reason i tried this one was because it has 100/100 score and that's like extreme rarity. Of course anyone buying this, has to keep in mind that it has 100/100 score with only 4 reviews. This means that only 4 people out of 7.6 billion, think that this game is worth 100/100 score. There could be thousands who think that it's only worth 80/100 or 50/100. So it really should have more reviews to be fair. But either way, it wasn't that special or interesting. I was bored most of the time. Expand
  75. Apr 20, 2021
    0
    Imagine pretending that book is a video game, because you actually don't like real video games, but you wanna look cool, modern and trendy so you could say that you play video games too, but it's actually just virtual book. That's next level pathetic. How is it so hard to understand that gamers read books too. It's not like gamers hate books or something, that was never the point. Point isImagine pretending that book is a video game, because you actually don't like real video games, but you wanna look cool, modern and trendy so you could say that you play video games too, but it's actually just virtual book. That's next level pathetic. How is it so hard to understand that gamers read books too. It's not like gamers hate books or something, that was never the point. Point is that video games and books are different things okay? crazy, am i right? Giving 100/100 score to book on video game site is just absurd. If we start pretending that books are video games, i wanna get off this planet. I'm done. Expand
  76. Jun 11, 2021
    1
    Boring as hell..Avoid..I didn't like it at all. Story was very boring and this game has very bad gameplay. Not recommending to actual gamers just to nintendo fans!!
  77. Aug 8, 2021
    0
    The game is bland, original, and derivative. Why it's top 4 of the greatest games of all time is absolutely absurd. The devs should be ashamed of making such a terrible effing game.
  78. Jun 11, 2021
    4
    I'm Sorry, but even tho it's a great story with beautiful art and soundtrack, Visual Novels shouldn't be a genre of game. There's totally zero gameplay, it's letterally the same thing as pressing a button on your controller to skip to the next episode of a Show on Netflix. If there's no gameplay IT IS NOT A GAME.
  79. Jun 9, 2021
    2
    Jogo razoável, um pouco lento e ruim de angrense. Jogo razoável, um pouco lento e ruim de angrense. Jogo razoável, um pouco lento e ruim de angrense. Jogo razoável, um pouco lento e ruim de angrense.
  80. Jul 6, 2021
    0
    This should not be on tops. Waste of time. It feels same like giving 10 score to calculator application.
  81. Aug 25, 2021
    0
    Go read a book if you like stuff like this. Why in God's name is it rated so high? Pathetic
  82. Oct 7, 2021
    0
    How can this thing take such a high rating when it's not even a game very disappointed.
  83. Nov 17, 2021
    0
    Visual Novels are NOT games, stop labeling them as such. This kind of practice is destroying the industry nearly as much as microtransactions.
  84. Jun 9, 2021
    10
    This is absolutely one of the most impactful works I have ever experienced. It's hard to describe the story without spoiling it -- but I'll say that what makes this work special is the degree to which it explores human cruelty, revenge, hated, and forgiveness, especially the power that forgiveness has on the forgiver. It's a topic that has rarely been handled so well in any medium.

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    This is absolutely one of the most impactful works I have ever experienced. It's hard to describe the story without spoiling it -- but I'll say that what makes this work special is the degree to which it explores human cruelty, revenge, hated, and forgiveness, especially the power that forgiveness has on the forgiver. It's a topic that has rarely been handled so well in any medium.

    On top of that, it has an absolutely amazing soundtrack, plus beautiful artwork in a unique art style. If you even remotely like visual novels, I cannot recommend The House in Fata Morgana highly enough.
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  85. Jul 15, 2021
    10
    great game!! thanks to the devs for that masterpiece. I was immediately into it and couldn't stop reading through the story!
  86. Sep 20, 2021
    10
    I absolutely loved this. What an incredible tale of tragedy and layered consequences of selfish actions. The story is a slow burn and takes a bit of time to set the stage, but really comes with the gut punches in the fourth act. I don't want to spoil anything, so just strap in and let this game enrapture you.
  87. Jun 10, 2021
    10
    really well-written and touching story, one of the best i've seen, the visuals are also beautiful and the soundtrack is excellent, this game is really worth your time
  88. Jun 10, 2021
    10
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  89. Jun 9, 2021
    10
    So I saw that this game had a score of 100/100 and it really intrigued me so I picked up the game. I just finished playing door 7 and I can confidently say that this game is already a masterpiece even though I haven't even finished it yet. This is actually the first visual novel I've ever played and I couldn't be happier. So yeah you should definitely play this game trust me its good.
  90. Sep 3, 2021
    10
    There's no guns or rpg mechanics or cars or anything. The story is good but it's so boring and not even a game. It cannot even compare to the godlike masterpiece that is DDLC which only real gamers play. Literally the worst game every made -0/10
  91. Jul 14, 2021
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Contiene una historia muy plana y repetitiva, no abarca muchos personajes secundarios y no profundiza, es un juego muy repetitivo y no innovador Expand
  92. 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. You're here for a tale that'll stick with you for the rest of your life.
  93. Jun 25, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Really well done visual novel, I was interested the whole time while playing this game!!! Expand
  94. Jun 27, 2021
    4
    I personally think it's fine for visual novels to be loyal to the name, and be a novel with visuals and music rather than contain gameplay elements. In fact I really like that. My issue is mainly with how incredibly tedious the story is and how hard it is to relate to some characters, who are often either cliché, annoying or just have the weirdest logic. The last chapter was actually goodI personally think it's fine for visual novels to be loyal to the name, and be a novel with visuals and music rather than contain gameplay elements. In fact I really like that. My issue is mainly with how incredibly tedious the story is and how hard it is to relate to some characters, who are often either cliché, annoying or just have the weirdest logic. The last chapter was actually good though, as was the ending. The soundtrack is good as well, aside from some tracks. I cannot give this game a high score however, because of incredibly difficult it was to get through the first 80% of the game, which seemed to drag on forever. Expand
  95. May 31, 2021
    10
    This is literally the best story I've ever read/watched.The music is very nice too which makes the atmosphere of deep sadness very emotional.
    The House in Fata Morgana deserves this score!
  96. Jun 9, 2021
    10
    Genuine peak fiction and the best experience of all time. Unrivalled characters and story, fantastic OST and insane variety of themes.
  97. Jun 10, 2021
    10
    While it is weird to consider this game a "game," it is by far the most beautiful work of fiction I have ever laid eyes upon. Beautiful visually, beautiful musically, and beautiful in its story-telling. There's so much content as well. I felt connected to every character by the end, truly, even the ones that I didn't like at the beginning. Also, for someone with trauma, this game wasWhile it is weird to consider this game a "game," it is by far the most beautiful work of fiction I have ever laid eyes upon. Beautiful visually, beautiful musically, and beautiful in its story-telling. There's so much content as well. I felt connected to every character by the end, truly, even the ones that I didn't like at the beginning. Also, for someone with trauma, this game was INCREDIBLY cathartic. The lessons it teaches about emotional vulnerability, forgiveness, and so many other mental health topics is profound, to say the least. I beat the PS4 version of this game in 2019 and have not stopped thinking about it since. The switch version is even better, easily the best VN on the system. While there are not as many choices as in other visual novels, the choices that do occur actually matter and lead to endings much more directly. People have likely complained that there's no voice acting so you have to actually READ (gasp!) the text, but 1.) most of the soundtrack has vocals, and 2.) voice acting would actually ruin some of the suspense.
    Anyway, tldr, this game is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long, long time. If you want to support a small and passionate indie dev team and a female head writer, get this game.
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  98. Oct 3, 2021
    9
    This was the first visual novel I have ever played and I'm glad that I gave it a chance. There is a lot of content and I have spent approximately 60 hours reading through all three stories (main story, prequel, sequel) over the course of two months. Although I think parts of the story could have been condensed a bit, the plot was excellent, character development was excellent and theThis was the first visual novel I have ever played and I'm glad that I gave it a chance. There is a lot of content and I have spent approximately 60 hours reading through all three stories (main story, prequel, sequel) over the course of two months. Although I think parts of the story could have been condensed a bit, the plot was excellent, character development was excellent and the soundtrack is amazing. The reading is rather easy going. At times, the story can seem a bit convoluted, but I finished the "game" fully understanding everything just fine. The entire "game" is reading, without any voice acting except for the sequel, but I turned off the voiceover because it was Japanese but the onscreen text was English, which drove me crazy, so I chose to just read. Much of the storyline is just banter here and there, but overall it left me constantly wanting to proceed to see what happens next. The game is rated M because of a lot of vulgar language, violent plotlines and "adult" themes. I would not recommend it for children. But yeah, definitely a very memorable story with memorable characters and amazing soundtrack! Expand
  99. Jul 30, 2021
    0
    Recently finished 9.9.9, am playing Danganronpa, and so recently bought this because it's the "best game on Switch". Not even by its own genre standards, this is not a good visual novel. Less player engagement than the previously mentioned games, and from a visual novel perspective very dull and slow in terms of pacing. This feels more like an illustrated book than an interactive novel. IRecently finished 9.9.9, am playing Danganronpa, and so recently bought this because it's the "best game on Switch". Not even by its own genre standards, this is not a good visual novel. Less player engagement than the previously mentioned games, and from a visual novel perspective very dull and slow in terms of pacing. This feels more like an illustrated book than an interactive novel. I do not understand the high rating this is getting. Expand
  100. Aug 7, 2021
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. https://lbj.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/webform/the-conjuring-Watch-online-August-09.pdf Expand
Metascore
97

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 7, 2021
    85
    I think fans of gothic literature, visual novels and/ or engrossing stories will find something to love about this game. Just know that if you start it, you've got to reach the end to really appreciate what it has to offer. [Issue #55 – October 2021, p. 28]
  2. 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.
  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.