A murder mystery through a different lens.
Like any good story, it starts with a death. We don’t know why someone is laying on the street or why people are taking pictures of them with their phones, but the world is dark and getting darker until it all fades to black.
Root Film starts out grim and a little bit frightening, but the shock soon fades and we’re presented with a well-written and presented visual novel that Western fans of the genre have been looking forward to since we found out it was getting an overseas release. The translation is solid, with only a few small typos that pop up. The game is fully voice acted in Japanese and there aren’t any plans to provide an English dub, so players who aren’t fans of subs might fight that a barrier to getting stuck in.
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