Zero Escape director Kotaro Uchikoshi and the Spike Chunsoft gang returned today with another spooky-ooky adventure full of terrible killings, AI: The Somnium Files. It’s the branching story of a detective with an AI living in his bionic eye who’s out investigating a string of eye-gouging murders by gathering evidence then diving into witnesses’ dreams. Video games, you wonderful little weirdos, you’ve done it again. I did like the sound of Zero Escape, of what people tell me about the pleasures of exploring the branching paths of increasingly daffy murderplots. But I can only keep track of so many timelines in this dunce’s head of mine so I’ve never quite got around to it. I am therefore quite interested in a Kotaro Uchikoshi game making a fresh start without a full series of continuity. Our Matthew said he’s played a few minutes so far and “spent most of it trolling a policeman asking him his name over and over until he got sad,” which to me is glowing praise. AI: The Somnium Files is out now on Steam for £45/€54/$54. A soundtrack is thrown in as a bonus freebie for the first week. If you want a longer opinion, Malindy… Read full this story
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