The Letter is an interactive, horror/drama visual novel inspired by classic Asian horror films. Told through an immersive branching narrative, the game puts the players into the shoes of seven characters as they find themselves falling prey to a vicious curse plaguing the Ermengarde Mansion for centuries.
In this game, your choices will shape and drive the story forward: will you mend a relationship on the verge of collapse, or will you let it fall apart? Will you risk saving them, despite the consequences, or leave them to die a gruesome death? The fate of all the characters is in your hands.
* Non-chronological storytelling with seven chapters. Expect a lot of reading!
* Romance, friendship and drama; apart from horror, this game puts heavy emphasis on relationships and character development.
* Seven playable characters with varying personality and approach to difficult situations.
* Countless butterfly effects; your choices heavily affect the story.
* Full English Voice Acting.
* Animated backgrounds, CGs and sprites.
* Beautifully painted art style.
* Original soundtrack, with opening, ending and true ending theme songs.
* Quick-Time Events.
* Chapter one completely free, no ads whatsoever!
* Improved the compatibility of the game with newer devices!
* Bug Fixes!
Ratings and Reviews
After the playing the free prologue, I immediately decided to buy it based on the story it offered. The art is beautiful and the voice acting is great. I love how much you come to learn about each of the characters and how they each have something they are dealing with in their personal lives. This really helps one to connect with each of them.
Although the story was intriguing, it did tend to drag out and become frustratingly boring and repetitive on many occasions. There were also times in which the the audio for the characters was missing. The ending left a lot of questions unanswered, so based on the player this could be a negative as it leaves you frustrated and yearning for more information after playing through multiple chapters, or a positive as it leaves it open for you to fill in the blanks and make theories based on what you were able to collect.
Overall I believe this is a great game that is worth playing. There was a lot of work put into it, and it really shows through the story, artwork, voice actors, and the little hidden treasures they have to offer.
Great Visual Novel
After reading Doki Doki Literature Club I decided to look for more visual novels, some that I can have at my convince at my phone, of course. I looked into it on my phone and found this one. I will admit I was caught a little off guard by finding out you had to pay to continue the novel, but after buying the rest of the game on sale, I would slowly come to realize it was a great decision that I don’t regret. It took me about two months to complete the novel. I would be off and on with the novel completing a chapter within the span of 2-4 weeks or sometimes even a week or two. I will admit a few of the chapters were slow at the beginning but were worth it as I got more into their story. The only complaints I have about it is the Journal isn’t accessible beyond the first page, and some parts randomly cut out. Other than that the storyline is great and I loved it. I really loved Luke’s chapter because it reveals more about the history of the mansion, I think the choice of making him the last chapter was a great decision. I plan on playing it again making different choices. Please make new visual horror novels!!! Q
A Story to Die For
The characters each glitter in their own fabulous way, and of course, while I’m more than partial to the likes of Ashton, Isabella, and or Zach, I won’t hesitate to tell you that the story is worth getting invested in. Humanity shines through in each character through a multi-faceted window into storytelling, and it really lights up the “human” in the horror genera. Without spoiling too much, it’s a plot you’d never expect.
Yes, the occasional cheap jump scares can be a bit predictable, but that only goes to show that the real star of the show- the true focus, if you will, is the characters behind the bigger picture.
I’m obviously a writer myself, and I love games like this because exploring the human qualities of a character is what makes the horror aspect really so impactful in the first place. You care when a character dies, and yet are forced to push on and see your decisions through to the end so as to explore new endings.
Regardless: “The Letter” has a great level of replay-ability, even if the dialogue does get a big boggy after the tenth play through. All you need is a few months and you can pick it up again like it’s nothing. It’s one of my favorite games, and I knew from the moment I picked it up that I was going to buy the rest of the chapters.
I even spent my birthday money on it!
You won’t regret it either way, and I know that 2-3 years after I first bought it, I don’t either.
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- 326.6 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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- In-App Purchases
- All Chapters Sale - The Letter $10.99
- All Chapters - The Letter $13.99
- Chapter 2 - The Letter $2.99
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