Visual Novel Review: The House in Fata Morgana

Intro: There lies a mansion that lures in the most desperate. It is cursed by a witch, said to fulfill the wishes of those who dwell within-but at a terrible price. You awaken in this very mansion by a nameless Maid who knows everything about you. You will travel through time to discover your origins…and learn that love isn’t always warmth and comfort, for it can be painful and lonely. Though, that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. What is your wish, dear?

No Spoilers:

Good GAWD where do you begin reviewing a masterpiece such as this game?!

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I was recommended this several times and I stupidly mistook this as some Yuri visual novel and I can’t face-palm enough.

Fata Morgana is a visual novel that explores the psychology and breaking point of human beings. It has its fair share of sweetness which spirals into madness when the witch’s curse takes hold of each new character’s chapter.

For true happiness can’t be bought through magic. Only misfortune.

And really, is magic even true? Or is the human psyche so fragile that the supernatural fades in comparison?

At its heart, Fata Morgana is a love story.

I was surprised that the core of the story was love considering everything that came before it, but then again, I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, every story had this element somewhere. And isn’t love part of being human?

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Morgana is a story that explores the depths of true love and how far one would go to keep it. How much one would have to endure to succumb to abuse to deal out torture and violence, reveling in the act.

I cannot think of anything that would scare anyone away from this game. The tale is one of redemption, of humanity, of love, of forgiveness. Yes, there is cruelty in this game. After all, it is about people. Not characters-for I couldn’t see them as simple characters. Each of them were gray and conflicted, complex and so very real.

I shed tears, I cringed, I asked why I was still playing when acts of unspeakable cruelty happened. But the story always had a shed of hope. And a happy ending.

While yes, this title does have triggers, they were handled with the utmost of care. There are two accounts of rape-one that almost happened, and one that did, and none of these are cast aside after being revealed. They are delicately handled and, if like me, you’re wary of this, please don’t be.

The writers know their craft and there’s no need to worry about these topics. Terrible as it is, it happens in real life, but that doesn’t mean it can claim us and bend us. We can rise higher and overcome it, and there will always be someone by us to help.

They also discussed people born as intersex, religion, sexuality, and a myriad of other topics without bias.

No voice acting, but really, when the soundtrack is so damn breathtaking, there is no reason to include voice acting. If anything, that would have taken away from the impact of the story.

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The first 3 chapters first seem unrelated to each other, but as the story comes full circle, you realize everything was resolved. Was for a reason. I’m honestly in shock. I can’t find any plot holes. If someone has, please inform me because I cannot find any.

I honestly don’t know what I can say to convince you to play this other than you are doing yourself a disservice. Robbing yourself of a story so well crafted and spun that when you finally do give it a chance, you will regret not doing so sooner.

This was a delight to play. It is more than worth its price and should be a game you add to your backlog-in fact, the very next one. I know I’m praising the shit out of this, but really, what else can I do? I’m in utter awe.

If you want to experience this masterpiece, please consider purchasing through my affiliate link since college debt 😦 Thank you!

Regular Edition

Deluxe Edition

And if you adored the game as much as I did and didn’t get the Deluxe, you can purchase the OST from them.

What did you think of this game? Who was your favorite character? Are you looking forward to the next game-because I sure am xD

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21 thoughts on “Visual Novel Review: The House in Fata Morgana

  1. aseriaa says:

    Woot you finished this game! Glad to see you loved it! Wasn’t it amazing!?

    Lol I was sorta similar with you too, I totally overlooked this VN when it first came out, so glad I realized how much of a gem it is now

    Anyways, I’m always happy to see more people join the fata train. I don’t think I’ll ever get off it haha

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