AI: The Somnium Files
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Publisher: Spike Chunsoft Co.
He breaks into the merry-go-round's central column to find a young girl. And in her hands, she grips a bloody ice pick...
Hone your detective skills in this thrilling sci-fi murder mystery with 30+ hours of gameplay and multiple endings.
Enter dreams to solve puzzles and learn clues. With multiple outcomes and a 6 minute time limit, every second counts.
Discover the truth by interrogating suspects and using 3 special vision modes to investigate crime scenes.
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES Investigation Trailer | PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam)
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES Character Trailer | Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam (PC) English Dub
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - GDC 2019 Trailer | PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam (PC)
Ultimately, AI: The Somnium Files is a game that has moments of brilliance that are obscured by a disjointed narrative and investigative process. Aside from the Somnium sequences – which are, admittedly, very cool – the game failed to motivate me to truly engage with its overarching story. I just didn’t find it appealing.
AI: The Somnium Files tells an often engrossing tale. It takes a couple of hours to really get going, but when it does, it blossoms into one of the most impressively executed visual novels on PS4. A range of characters, both surprisingly deep and brilliantly stupid, elevate an already intriguing and smartly paced story. It's just a shame that the dream sequences, with their frustratingly obscure puzzle solving, can really put a dampener on the experience.