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Review of Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen

SubjectUtawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
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c6nceal on 2023-03-24
ReviewFirst off let me preface this for anyone who was wondering, YES this game is a lot better than the first instalment (prelude to the fallen). With that being said I don't think prelude is skippable. I think if you are a fan of mystery/political stories, with a lot of slice of life moments mixed in to develop character relationships and the world, this is the game for you.

Similar to the first game it starts off as mostly slice of life, dropping subtle hints at whats to come later on when the story picks up. I'm not gonna beat around the bush, there are A LOT of slice of life moments, which I was fine with because i enjoy that type of thing, but it might not be for everyone. With that being said, the pacing and quality of the slice of life segments in this game are what put it a notch above its predecessor.

The combat system is largely the same, and takes up id guesstimate around 30% of the game or so, so nothing new there.
Another thing I think puts this game a league above Prelude, is the main character. Haku is just so funny and loveable, and really is a unique main character. Found myself laughing out loud multiple times, and I really felt like I was on the journey with everyone having a good time. The hours of quality slice of life moments help reinforce this feeling of comradery and the game would suffer without them in my opinion.
As always the OST and artwork is great so no complaints there. Overall I'd give this game a 9/10, I really couldnt ask for more, and it sets up the sequel perfectly.
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