428 is a live-action visual novel that combines text, photographs, and video clips to tell a story of kidnapping,overcoming personal struggles, the difficulties of selling a shady weight loss drug as a part-time cat mascot, and more.  It tasks the player with guiding five protagonists through their own separate but often intersecting stories via a slightly confusing flowchart system. Navigating the characters past bad endings is a fun puzzle thanks to the plot’s strength at balancing seriousness with humor.  It is a highly recommended title with a well developed cast and story full of personality and charm.  

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