The Ssum is an Otome mobile game developed by Cheritz, supposed to come out in 2018, postponed different times, released as closed Beta for Malaysia and India Countries (closed off at the end of 2019) and remained on hold for over 4 years of development. On August 17th 2022, Cheritz has launched the finished product. The Korean Company has created a few successful titles such as Dandelion – Wishes brought to you, Nameless and Mystic Messenger. Is The Ssum: Forbidden Lab up to fans’ expectations?
As someone who always loved reading manga and books of different genres since a very young age, there usually are a few things I look forward to in a visual novel; art style, general writing, plot development and character behavior. As good as some Otome games can look with their beautiful CGs and nice premise, not all the ones I tried managed to satisfy my tastes due to a poor writing and/or questionable game mechanics. In this article you can find my personal recommendations, listed for any avid reader constantly looking for something new to enjoy.