The Genius Characterization in The Return of the Obra Dinn

How the mystery game excels in character storytelling

Michelle Kwan
7 min readMar 18, 2024

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Make sure to go into the game blind!!

Note: This article contains minor spoilers. The game is best played blind, so come back later!

One of my long-time guilty pleasures is playing mystery games, which most likely stems from my pipe dream of being a criminologist. From the Phoenix Wright…

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Michelle Kwan

Aspiring Narrative Designer/Game Writer + Avid Storyteller. I mostly write about games, but sometimes I go off-track and write about other things too.