Warning:This article may contain spoilers and
the content inappropriate for children…or may not contain.But get the children
away from the screen just in case.
It was the rainy day just like this one. I was in
my room watching porn the stars, when
I’ve noticed the body hanging in the opposite window. Neighbor hung himself.
While examining the scene I’ve found his laptop with unfinished article. I’ve
got the laptop and went home. Later I got arrested for break-in, but before that I managed to post
this article on tumblr. Enjoy!
1. Blight Dream
Blight Dream is an exploration
adventure game, where you play as a girl, suffering from memory disorder (
don’t confuse with amnesia ), whose goal is to regain memories from the blank
period of her life. But there’s one little problem-it seems that your brother
isn’t really excited about you getting back your memories, that’s why he’s
watching your every step and prevents all your attempts to remember. So, watch
his movements and try not to get caught by him. But is it really your brother,
who you should be afraid of? Play and see for yourself. Beside interesting
plot, this game has high-quality visuals ( character’s 3D-models are similar to
ones in remake of FF3 and CP:Blood Drive ) and wisely chosen soundtrack.
Here goes a sequel-spinoff to 1bitHeart, without
friend-making and QTE-scenes though. This time the main character is
Misane-chan, who, along with Nanashi, is solving various murder cases in resort
hotel. Gameplay is very similar to Ace Attorney games, logic is pretty simple,
so, as long as you’ve played any detective games-you’ll be fine even without
hints. Like it’s predecessor, 1BeatHeart has wonderful presentation – beautiful
art and sprites along with catchy soundtrack and quality voice acting.
3.The Hanged Man
Men Series is probably one of most known game series in rpg-horror community,
and, no doubt, one of the most interesting. Here goes the last game in the
series, which concludes the main plotline, and makes clear some things, that
were hanging in the air since the Crooked Man. The Hanged Man introduces us new protagonist – Will, a bit
unstable, but still nice boy with active imagination, who’s searching for his
missing friend. Along the way he’ll meet many of our old acquaintances from
previous games. Once again, game has fully voiced cutscenes, with quality voice
acting for an indie-game. Gameplay, though, is more simple compared to predecessors, most of the game you’ll be exploring
various locations and solving puzzles,
there’s no action cut-ins, except for quite complicated final chase. Overall, the
Hanged Man is an interesting game and very
decent conclusion of the whole series.
the game, made by Segawa, the author of our favorite End Roll. Farethere City
was his first game, and it’s bit more simple in terms of gameplay ( for
example, there’s no rpg-elements and game’s world isn’t that big ). But when it
comes to story, City is as good as ER, both sad and moving,-game starts with
little kelp (Mr.Turnip?) named Pigula,
who has recently moved to a new city and wishes to open a shop, but something
is definitely off with both city and our hero. Visual part is as bright as one in the
End Roll (including a bit of stylish disturbing artwork).So, if you liked End
Roll and still want more, I highly suggest playing Farethere City.
5.June Bride Nightmare
beautiful wedding…and how quickly it turned into a nightmare. Our protagonist,
Yuno, was so close to finding her happiness with the man she loves, but ended
up being the only surviving person on her own wedding, and now she’s forced to play
hide and seek with the mysterious maniac in the church, where wedding was held.
Every time the maniac appears, you have a choice to sneak past him or to run
for it by performing a QTE. Game has an interesting story, good gameplay and
wonderful presentation. Even if you are far from romance ( like myself, heh ), Bride still
leaves the strong impression, especially the bittersweet true ending ( there’s
also secret ending, but it isn’t that good, really ).
6.Little Red Riding Hood’s Wolf
know the tale about Red Riding Hood? Famous tale indeed, and has many various
interpretations, in most of them the girl gets eaten by wolf one way or
another. But not this time. In this game granny is dead from the very beginning,
little Red Riding Hood and the wolf are working together in order to find the
murderer. Story is interesting and have some nice plot-twists (personally, I
liked how the theme of split personality played in here ) and characters are
nice. When it comes to gameplay, LRRHW plays like any other rpg-horror, so if
you aren’t new to genre, you’ll easily beat this game in a hour or so. It’ll be
quite pleasant hour.
7.Stray Cat Crossing
constantly play rpg-horrors and still haven’t got tired from amnesiac characters,
I highly recommend you to play Stray Cat Crossing. First thing, that catches
the eye is very detailed sprites and pixel artwork. Other one is dark
atmosphere of haunted house with stylish designs and some grotesque well-animated
cutscenes. Gameplay is mostly consists from searching the right items and
solving simple riddles, but there’s also one frustrating chasing scene at the
end of the first section of the house. Story may lack originality, but still
good and teaches us to forgive, this time not others, but yourself, since
sometimes there’s things that are beyond our control. And despite ending being
optimistic, closing credits are a bit creepy.
8.Three Ghostly Roses
yourself in the strange place, greeted by mysterious man in the blue cape, you
don’t remember anything about yourself, except for the name. Edmund Brigham. Doesn’t ring a bell? Nope, it
doesn’t. To find out about your past and your purpose, you’ll need to carefully
explore every corner of the dark and unwelcome world, before it’ll start to
fall apart. TGR looks very similar to NES games and has wonderful original
soundtrack, which perfectly fits to dark atmosphere of the haunted world. Also
game has pretty unique battle system, where you watch the enemy’s movements and
try to exploit it’s weakness. And, there’s no healing items, you recover HP by
defeating the enemies, but despite that, difficulty level is quite fair.
is important, isn’t it? It definitely is, but not for the people in Dreamfarer,
who don’t need to sleep at all. In the society, described in the game, sleep is
considered something out of ordinary, since no one’ve slept and seen a dreams
for a long time. Yet, little girl, who has an ability to travel between other’s
dreams, accidentally gets into a dream of a man, who is currently in comatose
state in the hospital. To get back to reality, you’ll need to swap between girl
and the man, since both of them see the same things from different perspectives,
and help the inhabitants of the dream world. Dreamfarer is one of those games,
which start as cute adventure and get darker and darker towards the end. This
game has amazing fully redrawn graphics and stunning artwork (there’s literally
tons of CGs ).
10.Shirakami-sama to Yon-no-Oni
game is perfect if you are tired from jumpscares, suggestive content and brain(or heart)-breaking stories.
Shirakami is very heartwarming game about friendship between boy and four demons,
who help him in search of his cousin, who went missing while preparing to
upcoming festival. Game has warm atmosphere of small village, strong with it’s
traditions, beautiful illustrations and interesting gameplay, based on main
character’s perception. There’s 3 endings in total, to see all of them you’ll
need to beat the game 3 times (it’ll take from 3 to 5 hours in total ) and
every time story goes the different way. Currently, game ia available only in russian and japanese.
11.From The Next Door
When you see
something extremely cheap-it’s always suspicious. In case of food it might be
rotten ( not always though ), in case of newly acquired house-get ready to deal
with abomination living next door ( and no, I don’t mean neighbors ). Usually,
when you notice paranormal activity in your house-you try to get away from it
as far as you can, but in case of our heroine Namie ( who is as “smart” as
Ayumi Shinozaki in CP: Blood Drive )- you’ll wait until things will get
reeeeally ugly. Despite main heroine’s stupidity ( or thanks to it ), the game
came out really creepy and interesting. Additionally I would like to praise
game’s stylish visuals reminiscent of GBC-games and good work with setting the
right atmosphere. And, once again, if you’re not the sensitive type-I suggest
you playing in complete darkness with headphones on.
game’s title, you will meet neither Hansel nor Gretel, instead you are playing
as twin brothers, one of them is timid and another is sharp-mouthed (oh well,
they’re both little rascals, no matter how you look at it). Hansel is nice
adventure game with variety of references to famous old fairy tales, good
humor, adorable visuals and quite unexpected ending ( two endings, to be exact,
since another one is unlocked after beating the game for the second time). Game
is relatively short ( 30-40 minutes ) and puzzles can be easily solved without
presents another look on the Rapunzel’s story, in which there’s no prince and
evil witch isn’t that evil. Your goal in this game is to descend the tower to
retrieve your birthday present, solving various unique puzzles ( from feeding
plants to playing chess ) on your way down. Lavender has quality pixel graphics
and overall good presentation, which helps to create the feeling that you’re
traveling through old storybook. Personally, I really liked the game’s normal
ending, but there’s also a secret one for those, who like, when plot starts to
turn grim and bloody.
14.Dudley and The Mysterious Tower
There goes a
new title, developed by Sen, but don’t expect second Mad Father or Misao.
Dudley is far more simple in terms of both plot and presentation. But it
doesn’t mean that the game has nothing to offer. You play as a courier, who has
an important delivery to tower’s owner, and his dog. Each floor of the tower is
designed as a puzzle, in order to solve which you’ll need to switch between
courier and the dog, who can do things courier can’t ( like seeing ghosts and
talking to other animals).To climb the tower and see the contents of so-called
“delivery” you’ll need about 40 minutes,
so if you have some free time-be my guest.
again our closing title belongs to “escape” genre, where you need to leave
locked apartments by all means necessary. This time you play as carefree guy,
whose drunken older sister has changed all locks in the house. Game is about 30
minutes long and has several endings, which depend on how fast you’ll manage to
escape the house and meet up with a friend ( don’t forget to bring “that” with
you ).Also game has good humor (some jokes are just hilarious) and nice art
This took me a long time to finish, but it wouldn’t have come to this point were it not to so many of my friends… Lee, Ryan, Kitty, Rott, Ania, the entire flipping mysme squad, I see bits and pieces of all my friends in this and im a corny mess pls forgive
Finished playing The Hanged Man yesterday. So many feels! I am glad that I got to play all of The Strange Men games over the years. It’s been a long way and I can’t wait to see Uri’s upcoming projects (also, Pedestal when?)