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Secret Diaries: Manage a Manor Review

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Secret Diaries: Manage a Manor

Another great time management game from Gamehouse/SQRT3 in which you complete orders. It has no missable achievements and completion takes around 8h. Can be played on the easiest difficulty.

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Approximate amount of time to 100%: 8h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: You don’t need a guide
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: Not really, you might need to replay a few levels
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No, you an play on easy and still unlock all the achievements
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

Another great game time management game from Gamehouse/SQRT3 in which you complete orders. This time in a 19th-century setting where you play as Jane who has to get married before the summer or else she will lose her heritage. We’ll meet Jane when she just moved in and will meet the local rich people.

For me, in this time management kind of game, the story is less important, and this isn’t my typical story (I prefer fantasy stories) but this one was well done and the ending was nice. And what made this game even better is that it didn’t end on a cliffhanger as the other recent Gamehouse games did. I prefer this as it feels like a reward for completing the game, and the hell can break loose at the beginning of the next title if there will be a next one in this setting.

I played Secret Diaries: Manage a Manor on the Steam Deck, which worked great. It is so nice to be able to play with a touchscreen. The only thing missing is cloud saves, which makes that you can’t easily switch between playing on pc and playing on the Steam Deck.

The achievement list is kinda the same as in the other Gamehouse games, complete x amount of levels with all the stars, find the mouse, and do the side objective. Do each mini-game x amount of time. Nothing you have to worry about, just focus on doing as much as possible while playing through the game and later go back to finish the ones you’ve missed.

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This review for Secret Diaries: Manage a Manor was written on 2 Februari 2023, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 50 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.

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