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Root Letter Review

Released in 2016, Root Letter is an enthralling adventure game that is sure to captivate players with its well-crafted design, intriguing story, and engaging gameplay.

It is the first entry in the Kadokawa Game Mystery brand and was followed by Root Film in 2020. Root Letter follows a boy looking to find out what happened to his mysterious pen pal Aya. He finds a letter dedicated to him from her that was never sent and he sets out to find the truth about Aya.

The story

One of the standout features of this game is its stunning visual design, which uses hand-drawn graphics to create a charming and immersive world for players to explore.

The game’s story is equally compelling, with a mystery at its heart that unfolds in unexpected ways as players progress. In true visual novel style, there are suspenseful moments throughout as well as horror elements that may make you jump.

The main character’s journey to uncover the truth behind a long-lost pen pal’s disappearance is full of twists and turns, and players will find themselves fully invested in the story’s outcome.


In terms of gameplay, Root Letter strikes a great balance between exploration and puzzle-solving. It’s a stunning visual novel with adventure elements. The game’s environments are detailed and richly rendered, offering plenty of opportunities to discover hidden clues and uncover secrets.

At the same time, the puzzles themselves are challenging without being overly frustrating, and the game does a good job of guiding players towards the solutions without giving everything away.


Root Letter is a highly enjoyable game that will appeal to fans of adventure and mystery games alike. Its strong design, compelling story, and engaging gameplay make it a standout title that is well worth playing.

Overall, I highly recommend Root Letter to anyone looking for a unique and rewarding video game experience. With its stunning design, thought-provoking story, and engaging gameplay, Root Letter is a must-play for anyone who loves unexpected twists and turns in video games.


Words by Charlie Vogelsang


Published by gamergirlmagazine

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