This is one of those games where you just sort of need to be well-hydrated, strap in, and get ready for quite a bit of “Huh?” weirdness. It isn’t that the game’s exploration, clue finding, and mystery solving themselves are weird but you’re very much entering an unusual world with its own mythology, unusual characters, and situations. You play as Lady Love Dies, an investigator of the highest order who has been exiled for a ridiculously long time, brought back to find out who is behind the murder of the Council. Really, trying to describe the unusual circumstances and story isn’t something you can do in a sentence or two… it’s bizarre but you go with it. You’ll find yourself doing quite a bit of wandering the island, interacting with some strange folks, and looking for items and clues that can help you unravel what has happened. There can be a sense of aimless wandering at times, with portions of the island that are a bit barren, and you’re not given a great deal of specific direction, but the periodic oddity of it all can help make interactions as you try to understand it all interesting at least.
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