Following closely in the footsteps of Nippon Ichi’s survival title, Firefly’s Diary – you wouldn’t think it’s scary at all looking at the cute graphics. However, unlike games where you have a whole arsenal of weapons to deal with demons and monsters, in Yowamari [A Walk in the Night] AKA Night Alone in the West, you only have a torch.
So our innocent little heroine is out walking her dog Boro but suddenly – BOOM! Her dog is run over. Nippon Ichi doesn’t hold back any punches… She returns home dragging an empty dog leash and when her big sister sees Boro missing, she decides to go out to look for it. Late in the night, she never returns and worried for her sister’s safety, our heroine braves the demon filled night in search of her sister.
Not a happy story so far that’s for sure. Continue reading
So this official visual novel sequel actually takes part just before the “true ending” in the prequel where Okabe has undone everything, back in the beta timeline. Kurisu has been murdered and he is so depressed and traumatised that he refuses to try one last time in reaching Steins Gate where World War III never happens.
Tokyo Xanadu is your usual JRPG high school setting with students having special powers. Red tears appear around the world as demons known as Greed are trying to invade the human world.
Yet, another spin-off Persona 4 game from Atlus, exploring genres they’ve never been in before. Well, not really… Arena was developed by Arc System Works well known for their popular Guilty Gear fighter games and now DAN was developed by Sega who already has experience in rhythm games such as their recent Hatsune Miku series.
Anyway, taking part after Persona 4, the gang takes part in a programme called, “Kizuna Festival” and rumours have it that if you watch a video on the internet at midnight, you’ll find out the next idol that will disappear.
In the world of Yoru no Nai Kuni (Nights of Azure), a demon was defeated long ago and her blood scattered all over the world, turning everything it touched into demons. Now demons appear whenever it’s night, causing a lot of unrest sleepless nights and that’s why countries are now “nightless (yoru no nai)”. Two girls Lilysse and a half-bred, Arnice were born in this age, working as hunters and exorcising the areas they could to restore peace. When Lilysse is chosen as the next sacrifice to seal the evil away, Arnice is determined to find a way to defeat the Night for good.