It is often said that one’s school days are the best times in a person’s life. While the validity of that statement is questionable, there are several video games which do a fairly good job at replicating the trials and tribulations of a school environment, such as Bully Scholarship Edition or the Persona series. The Academy: The First Riddle is the latest game to allow you to go back to the classroom. All that remains to be seen is whether it receives top marks, or if it deserves to be held in the video game equivalent of detention.
After a scene showing the apparent demise of an unnamed man, we are introduced to the protagonist Sam, who is beginning a four-year scholarship at The Academy, a prestigious school that defines itself as the pinnacle of education. Along with your new friends Dom and Maya, you spend the days of your new school life helping students in need, attending classes and investigating strange events that may be of supernatural or scientific origin.