Visual novels hold a special place in the hearts of the players, thanks to the fact that they present us with a whole network of characters and stories that hook us as if it were a book. Its popularity has been demonstrated this week with The House in Fata Morgana: the gothic tale developed by Novectacle and MangaGamer is presented as the highest rated Nintendo Switch game on Metacritic. After debuting on the hybrid platform in Spain and around the world on April 9, it has a score of 98. This puts it ahead of other major console releases like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (97) the Super Mario Odyssey (97). It can be found on Nintendo eShop for a price of 34.99.
The House in Fata Morgana fall in love with the press
The House in Fata Morgana is presented as a suspense story set in una Mansin maldita. Its plot spans almost a millennium, and among the themes it deals with we can find tragedy, human nature itself and madness. The Switch version, in fact, includes three games: the main story; the prequel A Requiem for Innocence where the origins of the curse are investigated; Y Reincarnation, a sequel featuring the main characters today.
Your proposal seems to have convinced the specialized press: it has 8 reviews and all of them are very positive. If you want to see how a visual novel can rise to something that approaches ‘higher art’, you owe it to yourself to play The House in Fata Morgana“, they valued from the middle Digitally Downloaded. “The House in Fata Morgana on Nintendo Switch is the best way to experience a true masterpiece of storytelling“We can also read in the criticism of The Mako Reactor.
And what do users say?
On the other hand, The House in Fata Morgana he also manages to convince the players, although his criticisms are more varied. With a score of 83, has 55 positive reviews; 5 mixed and 25 negative reviews. “The story is more mature than I expected! I thought this was an anime game but I was wrong. It definitely deserves the score it got,” noted ScroopyNoopers. Others, like cookiewil, have pointed out that they did not like the pace of the game; while others like somereviews point out that they simply could not “connect” with the story. “
Be that as it may, the truth is that The House in Fata Morgana it seems that has convinced most players and the press, which has allowed it to become the Switch title with the best Metacritic score. If you like visual novels and suspense, this title seems to be the one. Also available on PC, platform where it debuted in 2016; in fact, on Steam it is currently reduced by 50% and also has very positive reviews. As a curious fact, the “Fata Morgana” is a mirage that makes us see flying ships in the sea and owes its name to the enchantress and stepsister of King Arthur Morgana le Fay.