Review of Fata morgana no Yakata -Another Episodes-
|Subject||Fata morgana no Yakata -Another Episodes-|
The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Collector's Edition
|By||Vote: 6.5cukamart on 2021-02-23|
|Review||Warning - I write about events which you should be familiar while playing the main game The House in Fata Morgana. There are no spoilers however I assume you played the main game before reading this.|
The House in Fata Morgana: A Requiem for Innocence (8/10):
A Requiem for Innocence started very strong. There was no slow beginning and you are thrown right into the action. I very much enjoyed the opening hour which revolve around slave revolt and rescuing Morgana from lord's castle.
There was a fight with an ex-gladiator Gratien which was epic! You will also find out several key story points which were left unanswered in the main game. I coudn't asked for better beginning.
After Jacobo saved Morgana they ended up in the brothel and reunite with old friend Maria. Story stopped and started to talk about events you already know from the main game which wouldn't be bad but the problem is there was too much repetition.
Too much of text is reused multiple times. There was some new information here and there but nothing interesting enough to spend additional two hours doing nothing.
I started to falling asleep when I had to read 10 sentences about what I already know again and again.
Sadly this story is related close to the main game and there are plot holes. E.g. in main Fata Morgana Maria told Michel she wasn't the best friend with Morgana during the time in Brothel. She insisted that she rarely talk to her and there were other girls who were better friends with her. In requiem it's all the other way and Maria is indeed one of the best if not the best and the closest friend to Morgana. Reincarnation also second that statement and Morgana is very grateful for Maria. When you have a related story and reuse a lot of sentences just to emphasize how interconnected they are you shouldn't make mistakes like this.
Fortunately out of nowhere new character Ceren appeared and the story started to kick in again. Ceren was lovely addition and I was always smiling and in a good mood while reading.
Ceren was a breath of fresh air. There's no character like her in Fata and it turned pace and feeling of the game up side down. She acted as opposite of what Morgana used to be.
There are several super exiciting moments. She is the star of the first half of requiem and I really enjoy the story with her around.
It can seems that I am very critical to Requiem but overall I enjoyed the story. It has great beginning, plot twists and one of the best most natural character development I've ever witnessed. The only downside is pacing. It could be shorther with less flashbacks and also 1 minor plot hole.
Requiem is solid 8/10 and live up to the expectation of the Main game.
The House in Fata Morgana: Reincarnation (6/10)
I expected a lot more from Reincarnation. It has different artwork than the rest of the game which was good and I like it. There's also a voice acting which I find average. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't mind if it wasn't there at all. In the epilogue I needed to mute all characters to enjoy nice background music.
The biggest problem with Reincarnation is that it's very predictable and really nothing happen. There are 4 stories and all are more or less the same. The are characters which meet themself by miracle (let's call it a fate) and then they will face the same problem they faced in the main entry and then they had a flashback what happened and tried to handle things differently. This is what you got 4 times with all the characters.
I had higher hopes I can't rate it higher than average 6/10.
The house in Fata Morgana: Requiem for Innocence - Fragment
It's a very short story about Jacobo and Morgana. You won't miss out anything to skip this entirely because it will be included in Reincarnation as well.
The House in Fata Morgana: Requiem for Innocence - Happily Ever ~After~
It's a prequel to the epilogue of Reincarnation. Again it doesn't add any value. You will just see the first date of Gisel and Michel. You will get additional ~4 hours of that story in Reincarnation.
The House in Fata Morgana: Requiem for Innocence - Assento Dele
Assento Dele is a nice addition to the main game. It will tell you a story about Michel in mansion before Gisel came to his life. It's about him meeting a new character Imeon. It takes 2-3 hours to complete and it begins as a mystery ends up emotional. If you enjoy the main game you will also like this one.