Is it worth the hype?

Well, here we are. Eight months after The House In Fata Morgana‘s release, and six months since our first diary entry of “the game better than Breath of the Wild“, it’s finally time to actually, finally review it.

Fata Morgana is an subject of bafflement, a tantalising enigma, and a frequent point of mockery, all because its Metacritic score (which was a perfect 100, and is now a measly 97) elevated it into being described as “one of the best games of all time” on Switch. This placed it alongside such classics as the aforementioned Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Hades. PC Gamer included it in their latest “Top 100 PC Games” in September. Visual novel fans already knew this, of course — it’s well-reviewed for a reason — but anyone outside of that genre sphere was left to wonder how good an anime visual novel could actually be, and point out that Fata Morgana’s high score comes from just nine critic reviews, as opposed to the dozens those games above have to their names. There has to be a catch, right?

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