The player to start the adventure has two characters, Utsuki or Sakuya to choose.
Both will even go to Fujiwara mansion to unravel the mystery of the trackless demise of the inhabitants. Utsuki accompanied by her sick sister, Kureha go in search of their father, while Sakuya and his group come with a mission to purify the mansion and inhabitants of any disease.
The story slowly becomes a black tale, where betrayal and black magic go together. The villain of the story is quickly discovered early in the game, apart from having some disturbing Images and a twist or two to keep the game’s interest a little, the game’s predictability takes away some of the drama.
The most predominantly enemies of this game are the “Gaki” creatures who love to devour human flesh. Although the player can dodge some enemies, many times he will battle them. Each character can use basic spell attacks like using a short range weapon. Magic attacks come from magical cards that the player will encounter throughout the mansion. Attacks can be from long range or summoning spirits to fight at your side. The player can choose some cards in order to associate with the buttons of the command the same the melee weapon.
The battles that could be something interesting since magic cards are used for the effect is what spoils the gameplay a little, taking the option of not exist jump in the game, but putting that aside the delays in the attacks are used cards or weapon are a shit because it makes the battles unequal, if in easy mode it is a headache then the last difficulty is to get sick.
Attacks of the projectiles have no automatic target unless the player is in the right angle to hit, not counting with the cards that can invoke spirit that in many situations always work. Anyway I advise 100% the player use the weapon to kill enemies since it is faster than the magic, but attention there are also some delays, since the player does not attack quickly.
The “tension” system is part of the game that should not be ignored. There are some areas where the negative energies are more concentrated and the characters become more sensitive, seeing a vision and being scared, if by chance the player starts running in one of these areas the effect is worse and can lose some resistance. Luckily there is the option to meditate to calm down the character and restore some lost health.
The same effect happens in battles if the enemy causes a lot of damage to the player, disabling to use magic cards. There are several items that one can find in the mansion and use them to quickly heal the character.
The narrative that involves Kuon can become a bit repetitive with the playable characters. Finishing the game with a character does not complete the game, so the player will complete the story of the two characters available to be able to unlock the third playable to complete the game.
What could have been improved was the common area of each character that covers the first half of the story. It is possible to find some different characters and find new documents, but by doing so the enemies do the same things, items in the same places, I know that the stories of Itsuki and Sakuya have the same timing when they enter the mansion, but because of this repetition the game seems superficial.
Graphically, the game has been faithful for the time, some internal areas are well detailed, and the darkness in which the torch can barely drill does a good job. The blood spattered on the walls, scattered on the floor and the blood trail behind various areas is undoubtedly an important graphic element in this game.
No doubt I was trapped, for that corpse recently pulled, leaving a trace of fresh blood leaves curiosity in the air, leading me to investigate what happened.
As happens most of the time in these genres, there is a disturbing melody on thr air, incredible as it may seem, stays in the ear, today I still remember the melody. The melody is sung by two beautiful twin children, nothing creepy, but still good, because otherwise silence would be the default melody for the most part.
I am an apologist for the original voices of the games, so the voices in Japanese fit much better in the game than the English ones.
The only extra in the game is a Japanese board game that can be played with a friend or with the PC but that’s all.
The game overall is not bad at all but the system of fighting and replaying some parts of the game elevates the player not wanting to pass the game a second time.