8/10"From the tense moments of its opening to the humorous interactions and eye-opening revelations that are woven through its story, this plucky indie offering never stops excitedly trying to show you another beautiful piece of hand-painted art, a clever puzzle design or a pithy line of dialogue."
9/10"NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is filled with sinister subplots and a wealth of twists. In fact, considering the adorable art style that illustrates it, the game is surprisingly mature – both in terms of theme, and difficulty. The world HomeBearStudio has built for NAIRI is incredibly deep, and there’s so much more that could have been discovered."
4/5"The puzzles are involved enough to keep you occupied, yet not too overwhelming for players who prefer something more casual. This game was clearly made for anyone who enjoys a good story (with lovable characters!) with some point-and-click gameplay goodness in their spare time."
9.5/10"The game does delve deep into the genre and employs combination techniques and the use of items like a knife for cutting ropes or a key to open the right door. There is some deep lore present as the majority of puzzles is quite extensive or brain breaking. I loved it very much."
"From the glittering sands of the deserts to the gloomy interior of a bandit hideout, you can’t help but appreciate the hand-drawn aesthetic that’s brought this whole world to life."
"Everything is a complete delight to play through, with navigation a breeze - moving through to different areas with a simple mouse click - and interrogation of the places visited being encouraged, in order to uncover plenty of hidden treats."
"I’m not going to go further in the story because oh boy, I don’t even understand why I enjoyed it so much. The hand-drawn art looks amazing, the characters are incredibly cute and charming too. "
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