The puzzles are beyond simple, but anything too overtly challenging would disrupt the game’s easy-going affability. Mostly you’re just in the puzzle game loop of finding an item to help somebody, receiving an item as reward, then using that item to help someone else until you work your way up to whatever items are needed to solve the case. Thankfully, the map is laid out well and the characters are memorable enough that you shouldn’t have any trouble remembering who needs what. The second game even supplies you with a handy notebook that’ll automatically keep a record of everyone you meet, also featuring a cute mini game near the beginning where you decorate it with stickers. The games are mostly linear, with the exception of some light exploration elements and the aforementioned cute mini game, but this isn’t a problem, of course. The writing’s the star here and keeping a tight focus gameplay-wise lets the writing shine.
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