As you may know by now if you’ve read quite a few reviews I generally find narrative games to be less-than-stellar more often than not. I’m happy to say in the case of Vera Blanc, though, there’s just enough to its odd psychic investigator on the track of a werewolf storyline to make it stand out. Reading someone’s mind is akin to a game of hangman, with you having little opportunity for error but most of the time you can lock in on the thoughts pretty well, but even if you don’t use that ability there’s room for intrigue. It plays out a bit like a Choose Your Own Adventure, with you needing to make choices on what to do or who to focus on, and bad choices will then appropriately lead to a dire ending of some kind, but the journey is at least reasonably well-written and sucks you in to try again with your mistakes in mind. I do wish there were more illustrated panels to help keep the game more visually interesting but what’s there is adequate, just a bit limited. All in all if you’re looking for a bit of a mystery with a decent overall hook Vera Blanc is worth a look though.
Justin Nation, Score: