Elizabeth Burnette of Vivid Gamer writes: "It can be hard for an independent developer to create a title that is popular enough to allow them to continue producing more. Red Panda Games, based in Seattle, made their first title Bipo: Mystery of the Red Panda two years ago. The RPG puzzle-adventure title proved to be fairly popular, and Red Panda Games is all set to release their latest title for a rather underrepresented genre. But have those two years between titles helped the company produce a worthwhile visual novel? I got my hands on the latest build of Curse of Slate Rock Manor and I think that whether the game is worth playing it isn’t much of a mystery."