The 24 games of Christmas! Day #22: Master Detective Archives: Rain Code

If only there was a Santa costume for this one...

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It’s that time of year again! We’re counting down the days to Christmas with our own little “advent calendar” – one new game to play over the holiday season each and every day.

As the year winds down, things get really busy. We’ve got Christmas parties to attend, the end of year rush on work, and all the rest of it. But it’s also a time where we take holidays, find a moment to relax, and enjoy the company of others. This is the best chance to catch up on some key games that you might have missed from the year… or just play that multiplayer game that you’ve been waiting to get a crew together for.

Day 22: Master Detective Archives: Rain Code

Read our review here.

When is Danganronpa not Danganronpa? When it’s Master Detective Archives: Rain Code. This game comes from the same place as Danganronpa in every way. It has the same art team, the same creatives behind it, and the same warped-yet-brilliant sense of humour. It’s a different game to Danganronpa, in the sense that this is a neo-noir thriller, while that was a Battle Royale-style… thriller… but no one that plays the two is going to miss that they come from the same place.

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This also all-but demands that you sit down and spend a good chunk of time working through it, letting its narrative hook its claws into you. Once you do, you’re not going to want to put it down, because it’s the perfect “page turner” and the kind of game you’ll start playing at night, only to realise too late that the sun has risen and you’re still playing. That’s how good this game’s storytelling is, and Christmas is the perfect time for that.

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Matt S. is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DDNet. He's been writing about games for over 20 years, including a book, but is perhaps best-known for being the high priest of the Church of Hatsune Miku.

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