Nintendo Switch Review: Seers Isle

Isle tell you if this is any good…

Seers Isle is an interactive graphic novel, set in a fantasy version of medieval northern Europe, where your choices impact the fate of a group of characters.

“The island It was my prison.
For ages, I roamed the land, helpless, looking for a way out…
… And then, they arrived.”

A group of shaman apprentices set foot on the shores of a sacred island to be initiated to magic. As they progress through the wilderness, looking for the “Seers”, their spirit-guides, they realize they’re not alone. Who is this strange horned woman they are seeing in their dreams?

Seers Isle is another visual novel game from developer Nova-box for Switch. The other being Along the Edge which we’ve just reviewed here. Seers Isle is a very different story from that as it’s more of a fantasy story as opposed to one set in reality. The art style is also different but still amazing to look at, while the actual mechanic for making choices looks almost identical to Along the Edge, which is no bad thing.

Both stories are well told and have amazing artwork, but it really depends on you as a gamer or reader to determine which visual novel is right for you. I personally prefer the setting of Seers Isle due to the fantasy nature, but I know some might prefer the more realistic approach of Along the Edge. As with the review for that game, I won’t be going into story specifics for spoiler reasons but I honestly loved what they did with this tale and how it can be taken on the go thanks to the portable nature of the Switch.

The Verdict

Seers Isle will please visual novel fans as much as Along the Edge, but it depends on what type of story you are looking for. Fantasy enthusiasts will prefer this, while those who like realism will prefer Along the Edge. Either way, there are two great visual novel games here and both deserve your time.

Score: 8.0