Can you solve who's the culprit on your own?

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#1 by janpri
2020-06-25 at 18:37
< report >Does this game follow Knox's commandments or is it impossible for the player to solve the mystery on their own?
And if it's indeed possible, when is the right time to start deducing and making theories because you have all the needed clues? Will Date say something like "I know who's the killer!" as a clue for the player to start making their own theories?

No spoilers, please.
#2 by lnn8v6
2020-06-25 at 20:31
< report >probably not, theres something really important u dont find out till near the end of a certain route
#3 by zucco1
2020-09-04 at 08:40
< report >Bad endings and joke ending aside, this game has 5 endings total. The final 2, which reveal the culprit, require you to beat the other 3.

By the time you've beaten the first 3 endings you should have enough information to make a pretty good guess regarding what happened. The few missing links are revealed very soon once the "4th ending" is unlocked. (Once Pewter reveals a certain secret regarding Psy Machines) At this point there are two characters who could reasonbly be considered suspects, but the killer's actions fit the profile of one of them much better.

As for the Knox rules... Well, the first rule states that "the criminal must be mentioned in the early part of the story, but must not be anyone whose thoughts the reader has been allowed to know." And this is a game about entering other peoples's minds, you know. ^^;

Also, regarding rule number 2... (all supernatural or preternatural agencies are ruled out as a matter of course.) This is an Uchikoshi game. Which means lots of pseudo-scientific stuff. Whether that fits into "supernatural" or not, your mileage may vary. I'll just say that the killer doesn't relly on anything that had not already been clearly stabilished.

Otherwise, yeah, it fits the Knox's commandments for the most part.

Either way, the Knox's commandments are more of a general guideline rather than absolute rules, and this is a really great game. I highly recommend it in case you've not played it yet.Last modified on 2020-09-04 at 08:41
#4 by belgand
2021-10-16 at 00:39
< report >If anything the problem is that it's far too easy to solve well before you reach the end. There are a ton of hints and clues, and it's not a very original concept.

There's no explicit "you've received all the clues" moment. It's more that it's really easy to figure out where the story is going to go and start building up evidence that supports that conclusion. I didn't have all the pieces to prove it and there were still other questions, but I had the correct answer to the core mystery before reaching the first ending. Finding out more tends to give you more of the "how" and "why".
#5 by historyeraser
2021-10-16 at 16:59
< report >Another reason the mystery can come across as obvious is because of the character profile menu. Later in the game you will see a only single profile hidden after all the characters are introduced, making it pretty obvious that none of the characters you meet early on is the killer.

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