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Game Review on Feb 9th, 2014
I love this.
I love everything about Higurashi.
I love the VN, I love the Anime, and I love the Manga.
This is one of the few VNs I actually enjoyed.
The whole story behind it truly kept me thinking.
The characters were great, and the atmosphere was intense.
The story was very well done, and ever since I discovered Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni, I've been hooked.
Well worth money, and well worth the time.
If you're a fan of horror this is something you truly can't miss out on.
Game Review on Jan 19th, 2014 - 1 person agrees
The game had some genuinely scary moments.
The character that stalks you is very creepy and I've never seen it before so it's original, and the sudden switch halfway through the game with all the images was very unnerving.
The lighting could be fixed, and the mouse should be locked and disappear. The game should also have an exit button (Such as escape) because without it you have to open task manager or x out of it if it's windowed.
Some placement of walls and such are a little wonky, and you can't run very well, plus it's hard to tell what you need to do or what you need to find for most of the gameplay.
It should be more up front about it, as I had no idea at first where to go or what to do.
Other than these complications - that while minor, drastically brought down the fun for me and my friend - The game has a very creepy feel to it, especially with no music for the first half, building tension.
And the jumpscares, while Minor, were scary. Not enough to make you cry, but enough to shock you and make you jump a bit.
Needs work, overall, but it may be a promising game with some changes.
Game Review on Jan 7th, 2014
I remember giving this game a go some time ago, and I've tried it recently as well.
It has fluid and smooth movement, and is somewhat complex to beat. I know it took me a bit of time to figure out some areas.
The game also has very nice graphics, and does not lag too much on good quality even on lower end PCs.
The concept of the game is actually very nice, and the gameplay is done well.
Overall the game is a 9/10. Nearly nothing is wrong with this game, though sometimes I had problems in levels.
That's simply my own intelligence, I suppose.
Test the demo, guys, and if you like it, then get the full game.
Give this game your money, it's well worth it. And it's $4, you can't go wrong.
Game Review on Jan 5th, 2014
This review is solely based off of the first episode.
I'll be frank and say I was highly disappointed.
I went into this game expecting a fun, scary experience -
It wasn't fun, or scary.
The slender figure I only saw 2 times, the 2nd of which I ran at him, because I was so bored from the gameplay.
The figure was not scary, and in several areas I actually got stuck and had to start all the way over.
The only notable feature that I can say is that the graphics are pretty nice.
Not the best graphics I've ever seen ever, but pretty good.
Other than that, it's just Slender.
If other episodes are different then good, but frankly I don't want to give my money to this series if they're all like this - It's boring and to be quite honest, unoriginal.
Kudos for graphics, that's it.
Of course, I only speak of episode 1.
If I see gameplay of later episodes and they happen to be actually decent I may consider buying them, but for now this game gets a 3/10 because it has good graphics and I like the character movement and camera movement, but other than that it's rather poor.
That's just me, though.
Game Review on Dec 26th, 2013
This game is rather fantastic.
At first it's difficult but as you familiarize yourself with the controls, it becomes much easier and funner.
Having major capabilities in terms of customization is a very good aspect of the game, and exploration is very addicting, which is good considering it's a big part of the game.
The character is fluid and fast, and the animation is nice for MOST parts of gameplay.
The monsters are quite a challenge, and the classes all vary with different strengths and weaknesses.
The pets are helpful in combat the stronger they get, as they should be.
Gliding in the air is so much fun and a very nice touch to the game as well.
The only major problem I have with this game is this;
You need a good computer to run it remotely decently, let alone at all.
However, that's expected as it's merely in Alpha and hasn't received a new update quite yet.
I recommend the game highly, but be wary of the requirements.
Be sure your Computer can handle it and test the demo screen first before giving this game your purchase, unless you feel like giving your money regardless, as I did at first.
Game Review on Nov 28th, 2013
While this game isn't exactly original (Because there are many Maze Games), it definitely has potential.
For the first 2 minutes or so, I felt tense, expectant of some kind of monster to nab me.
However, 3 or 4 minutes later, it was pretty obvious nothing was there.
There seemed to be no exit, and if there was it wasn't found by me, and the tenseness and fear I had turned more into annoyance afterwords, considering I was less focused on anything scary (Because there's NOTHING scary in the game so far) and more focused on getting out.
It got boring after about 10 minutes of playtime, and with no real monster at the moment I can't give it anything higher than a 5. It's decent, slightly tense at first, and fun for a few minutes.
The score I give it goes as follows:
No issue running the game: +1
decently fun for at least a bit: +1
Confusing and slightly tense/eerie: +1
Smooth Controls: +1
Nice Maze Design: +1
The rest of the points out of 10 can't be given until there's at least a monster implemented into the game as well as more pressure to hurry out of the maze.
It's got potential, however it's NOT a great game by any standards.
At least, not yet.
Game Review on Aug 21st, 2013
I've never been big on Simulation games. I saw this, thought "hey, this looks nice", and then saw the video for it. I liked it so much that I got it and gave it a go. It's pretty good at simulating - It's definitely not easy to ride so fast down a hill, or curves, for that matter. I think it was very well done and the music was nice. I didn't like how the other character, which seemed to be your Ghost, would actually cause you to wipe out if hit, and I thought about other features, and think that some could be implemented to make the game better. Overall, it's nicely made, and entertaining. Graphics are very well done too.
Game Review on Jun 14th, 2013
I enjoyed the game.
The player's Character was friendly looking and I liked the style that the character had.
Combinations of attacks were rather nice, although I felt limited sometimes.
Monsters were sometimes annoying and not fun, but just were hard to take down.
You couldn't move around on the map, just left and right, which I felt was a bummer, but not enough to dislike the game.
Overall it was enjoyable and I'll be tracking it, because I want to see where this game goes.
Game Review on Jun 2nd, 2013
Frictional Games has always made really good games.
This is no exception.
Graphics are amazing.
...Must I repeat myself?
This game isn't the BEST GAME EVER, but it is one of the best in Horror games. I love it.