Updog Craving non-violent adventure? Narrative mystery? Clunky 3D space? How about 🇯🇵🇪🇺Torico / 🇺🇸Lunacy on the Saturn? Maybe check if the first few scenes fly with you.
Or what about one of the recent 🇺🇦Frogwares-developed Sherlock Holmes games? 2014’s Crimes and Punishments is typically cited as the best of the bunch. It was recently ported to Switch.
Of course, there is also L.A. Noire which has minimal action scenes in a Black Dahlia-inspired setting.
If you can (speak Japanese or) apply an English translation patch, PS1’s experimental open world investigation Mizzurna Falls is worth a try as well.
But the closest experience to Shadow of Memories, in many ways, might be Capcom’s Glass Rose on the PS2. Janky game, compelling atmosphere, confusing mechanics, not much action, many unintended comical scenes, strong PS2 æs☆the☆tics.