The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Cheats and Tips
You Don’t Need To React To Clues During Incident Phases
Throughout the Incident Phases — that’s when all the drama happens — you’ll see clues popping up on the screen that you can react to. Don’t worry about missing any of these, as all the clues will be available in the Reasoning Phase regardless of whether you reacted to the prompt or not. We recommend doing it at least once to nab the related trophy/achievement, though.
Other Than Solution Phases, Your Choices Don’t Matter
The only choices that really matter are when you are explaining how the crime occurred and accusing the murderer in the Solution Phase. Any questions during the Incident Phase and any past confirming the killer’s identity have no impact on the storyline whatsoever. You might get slightly different dialogue, but your choices do not matter.
You Can Rewind And Fast-Forward
Did you just miss an important conversation? Don’t worry, you can rewind it to watch it back. While you can’t fast-forward through any scenes you have yet to watch, you can fast-forward anything you have already seen, regardless of whether it was on a different save file.
So, if for some reason you want to replay a section and start up a new save file, or reload an older save, you can fast-forward through as much as you like to skip to the good bits. If you choose a different answer during a conversation than what you chose before, you won’t be able to skip what immediately follows, as the dialogue is slightly different and so counts as something unseen.
You Can Pair Clues To Mysteries By Matching The Patterns
If you find yourself struggling to match the hexagonal clue tiles to the red mystery tiles in the Reasoning Phase to create hypotheses, there’s a very simple solution.
The mystery tile will have a different pattern on each side requiring a clue — simply search through the clues to find the matching pattern, as shown above. For clue tiles that border another clue tile instead of the mystery tile, they will match with the side of the clue tile it sits next to, meaning you’ll sometimes see a clue tile with more than one patterned edge.
You don’t need to complete every set of mystery tiles in these sequences, as soon as you have created enough hypotheses, the purple ‘Reasoning’ tile will appear and you can move on to the next phase.
Don’t Worry About The Summary
After the Reasoning Phase, you’ll be thrown into the Summary, where you answer questions using your hypotheses to try and work out which is the correct answer. This section largely doesn’t matter, though you’ll be forced to work through at least one set of summary questions before you can choose to ‘Finish Reasoning’ and move on.
If you want to work through some other summary questions by choosing “Redo Summary”, you can, but it doesn’t make any difference to the gameplay or plot.