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Jisei: The First Case HD Icon
Jisei: The First Case HD

Developer: SakeVisual

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

  • Price: $4.99
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • As has been the case with several other recent mildly-interactive visual novel outings on the Switch, Jisei will probably appeal to a thin audience that is pulled in by the overall story, but most people will want to keep moving. In this case the story involves a young man with a curious ability to experience the last moments of a person’s life and the trouble he finds himself in after encountering a woman murdered in a coffee shop bathroom. There’s a certain level of intrigue and quirk to the characters that may draw you in but just don’t expect much in the way of real depth or backstory to fill in some blanks on who this person is and what they’re about. My biggest issue is the simple lack of much to do other than read the text on screen and look at the art changing periodically as you mostly talk to the other characters and move the story along. Relatively short, the lack of many choices also means it won’t take too much to burn it out after a few tries if it would even happen to take that many. If you really want a story, it may suffice, but otherwise you’ll want to pass.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.4]

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