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While the Utawarerumono franchise's sheer name may make it difficult for some people to get into, the series is known for its strong emotional narratives. The original game, Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth, boast well-paced stories with memorable casts, excellent twists veiled by a fantasy setting, and stellar soundtracks.
Following the ending of Mask of Truth, I was unsure where the series could go, save for a gacha. So, the announcement of Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten as a prequel was largely unexpected. Plus, its gameplay approach and presentation were set to be an evident change of pace from what came before. With no real expectations in mind, I set off to experience this prequel and came out the other end feeling an array of mixed positivity.
Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten tells a captivating story Utawarerumono fans will appreciate, coupled with a terrific soundtrack and a well-written cast. However, narrative progress is not strongly paced, and combat tends not to be particularly engaging or compelling despite boasting intriguing concepts. Further, spots of poor presentation and technical faults can ruin the experience at points.
If you're a prospective newcomer, I recommend playing the other titles before this one since its cast and depiction of the world are substantially better appreciated with context. Though, you won't be lost if you choose this as your opening avenue.