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Soundless -A modern salem in remote area- [VN Review]

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I’m so good at writing reviews that my last one was months ago. If I continue like that I’ll eventually beat @Plk_Lesiak on the review count (we all know that is a lie).

Anyway gonna drop the structure of my last two reviews and freely type, I’ll still go over all of the topics presented there, but without separating them in topics, this way I can freely write what I want without feeling limited to a certain space.

Also I wouldn't call this a "review" in the literal sense, it is just my spouting my impressions of the game without properly analyzing all the aspects.

BUT enough rambling, know let’s talk about the matter at hand. 

soundless - A MODERN SALEM IN REMOTE AREA -

 You know a EVN is good when our official OELVN hater approves it (this is a joke btw not trying to personally offend him, you never know on the internet :makina:)

DAMN this game, it is been a while since a story engaged me to such level; I literally read it from start to finish in one sitting.

Where do I start… okay… this game does Denpa way better than DDLC. Our protagonist, Mercy lives in remote town of Phada (cultist type of town), she is constantly bullied and harassed because of her “cursed” vision which cause her too see a corrupted world filled with red and black beetles. The town’s main figure of worship is the “holy woman” whose purpose is to receive energy and messages from “god”.

So after the accidental death of such, suddenly two holy women appears at the town, and one of them approaches Mercy claiming that she also has a cursed vision. Mercy finally starts seeing the good side of life with the help of this girl, but…

Strange things happen, and the girl starts acting out of character….

The rest you’ll have to discover by yourself. ;o)

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Some of the CGs are pretty awesome from characterization alone.

First off, can I say how much I love the presentation of the game, the art and music fits so well and the atmosphere is so perfect, it weirdly reminded me of silent hill with all the red imagery and the unintelligible speech of people around mercy.

Other thing I have to praise is how none of the characters feel useless, all of them are developed, have their motivations and. The game deals with dark themes like bullying and abuse very well, the tone is consistent and it never feel like the novel is trying to be “edgy”, and it genuinely makes you feel bad for the protagonist, you just feel like jumping into the game and giving her a hug, because you feel like she doesn’t deserve any of the things that happen to her.

The mystery and Denpa aspects of the game are also incredibly implemented, like I said, the story was very engaging and I couldn’t stop reading it until I reach its conclusion, and the messages it passes with the ending is very beautiful.

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Some persons just don't know how rude it is to garble a bunch of nonsense from their scribbled faces.

But I shall say no more, this game is free, not that long and there are no branches, so no save scumming to get extra CGs is required ;o). So, go download it, this VN proves that not all EVN’s are trash and that there are some genuine gems out there.



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If I continue like that I’ll eventually beat @Plk_Lesiak on the review count (we all know that is a lie).

You shouldn't. I might be no Clephas, but it's also pretty unhealthy to produce a review every week. :P

I must prioritize reading this a bit more, so many people recommending it. :michiru: I also apologize for not being able to give you a like, it seems my backer privileges evaporated for some reason. :C

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