While it attempts to create a slightly more interesting visual novel experience with some choice and oddity, it struggles
On the whole I think my feeling that most visual novels are a bit dull should be well-established, but that isn’t to say there haven’t been examples from the space that have caught my attention and that I appreciate. I always enjoy at least being given the illusion of choice, and then there’s always some joy in titles that subvert expectations. Angel Whisper does both of these things, at least to a degree, so I do appreciate the effort to construct something that initially feels quite normal and familiar and then slowly allow doubts about that fact seep in with odd happenings and interactions. That said, this doesn’t really slap you across the face and shock you in the same way as something like Doki Doki Literature club and I never really felt a connection with my character so making oddball decisions didn’t give me any pangs of concern with consequences. That leaves it just feeling a bit odd, neither horrible or mind-blowing, just somewhere in the middle.
Justin Nation, Score: