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[Nintendo Switch] Hermitage: Strange Case Files Review

[Nintendo Switch] Hermitage: Strange Case Files Review
EdEN
  • On November 3, 2021

Hermitage: Strange Case Files from Arrowiz and Giiku Games is a paranormal visual novel horror adventure game. Check our Hermitage: Strange Case Files review!

 

Hermitage: Strange Case Files from Arrowiz and Giiku Games is a paranormal visual novel horror adventure game. You’ll be exploring the cases surrounding the titular bookstore that seems to attract a ton of people involved in supernatural scenarios. You’ll play as the bookstore’s manager, a former anthropology professor who, for some reason, does not wander outside of the bookstore. He works at the bookstore, and once it’s time to close shop, he casually strolls to the room upstairs he calls home.

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You’ll be aided on this adventure by a very interesting group. It includes a hacker genius on the run, a self-proclaimed detective, as well as a short-tempered legal consultant. All cases seem to be tied to the contents of the Lovecraftian book collection at Hermitage, and you’ll have to find as much information as possible to be able to crack each case. Pay attention to every conversation you have, check web forums, watch the news, check emails, and more! You might get an important lead by paying attention to a character’s traits so that you can find the right approach to squeeze out some valuable information.

 

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Since Hermitage: Strange Cases is a paranormal visual novel horror adventure game, you’ll be moving a cursor around the screen with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, using the A button to confirm choices. You can use the right analog stick to adjust your view so that you can find points of interest or new characters to interact with. Sometimes you’ll be able to observe and take a closer look by pressing the R button. There’s no voice acting for this game, so you’ll be doing a lot of reading. Because of this, you might want to take advantage of the auto-play function, which will make text play automatically when you press the Y button.

 

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I won’t be talking about the story itself since it’s the big highlight for Hermitage: Strange Case Files, in a game that has an interesting art style and a soundtrack that does a great job of setting up the right atmosphere. Visual novels are all about the story beats and the different twists introduced as you progress through each chapter, and discussing anything else about Hermitage: Strange Case Files would ruin your experience.

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If you’re a visual novel fan and are looking for something with more of a supernatural, paranormal horror vibe to it, then you should definitely check out Hermitage: Strange Case Files, since it has that Lovecraftian horror to it that you’re going to enjoy. Hermitage: Strange Case Files is out on Nintendo Switch at a $19.99 price.

Disclaimer
This Hermitage: Strange Case Files review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Giiku Games.

Review Overview

A paranormal visual novel horror adventure game with a great story
8.5
8.5

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