Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir
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About this game
Content Rating: Teen
Hunt for clues, talk to suspects, and explore the Japanese countryside after tragedy strikes the wealthy Ayashiro family. Filled with suspense, this tale follows an amnesia-stricken detective trying to unravel his own past amidst the horrors of a harrowing murder investigation. Play at home, on the go, or in your favorite reading nook—only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.
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I’m really happy I finally got a chance to play Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir. Even though the plot isn’t anything revolutionary, the well written characters plus a few surprises were enough to keep me intrigued the whole way through. The art design is a treat to look at, with some strong voice acting to further sell the story. You can tell a lot of love and care has gone into the recreation of this over decades old game, and I for one am thrilled to have experienced it.
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind don’t exactly have a lot of true “gameplay” to them and there are no consequences for wrong decisions, but the story that plays out as you figure out what to do next and apply logic and reasoning to investigations is a thrilling romp. If you want a high-quality visual novel, a good mystery story to follow, and a time capsule of game design all in one, the Famicom Detective Club remakes feel like a solid call.
I don’t think anything is gained by playing either Famicom Detective Club that can’t be gained by watching a playthrough because the puzzles are at best throwaway and at worst barely present. These are inherently flawed games, but if somehow the idea of slogging through menus isn’t a turn off there are absolutely two great, down to Earth murder mysteries to be experienced here.