Weeping Willow from Sometimes You and TechnoCat Games is a detective visual novel set in the small medieval town of Weidendorft. Learn more in our Weeping Willow review!
Weeping Willow from Sometimes You and TechnoCat Games is a detective visual novel set in the small medieval town of Weidendorf. The town has been put under quarantine due to a peculiar outbreak in the poor neighborhoods. Your journey begins after Baron Von Wolf, who happens to be the main character’s husband, goes missing. The couple moved to Weidendorf a couple of days earlier, which makes everything even more bizarre.
The twist? The Baron is found a few days later at the local parish of the Scarlet Rose Order. But the Baroness claims that the man who was found is not her husband! She ends up confirming her suspicions, but no one believes her. This, unfortunately, leads to her being left captive in her own home due to the quarantine. She’s certainly not safe! Can you help the Baroness survive through this ordeal?
If you’re new to visual novels, games in the genre do its name justice. They offer a story that is experienced by way of the dialogue and interactions between characters, as you experience a novel come to life. Some of them offer voice acting, and those that do nowadays offer it in their original Japanese, because recording all dialogue in English is an expensive endeavor. And then there are visual novels like Weeping Willow, which are all about reading.
Trophy-wise, Weeping Willow has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. The list includes 11 Gold trophies. Since this is a visual novel, you’re probably expecting there to be trophies tied to getting different endings or making some specific choices along the way, but that’s not the case for Weeping Willow. As long as you go through the whole story and get to the end, you’ll have a new Platinum trophy in your collection.
Weeping Willow offers a classic visual novel experience where all you need to focus on is the game’s story and its characters. There are no choices to make along the way and no multiple endings to work on. That means it’s a visual novel that might not be for everyone. Weeping Willow is available at a $4.99 asking price on PlayStation 5. There’s also a PlayStation 4 version available for the same price as a separate purchase.
This Weeping Willow review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Sometimes You.