One of the franchises I enjoy is Touhou which spoiler alert doesn’t have anything to do with Undertale I mean if it did it would have to be back when when floppy disks was how you got your game on like Touhou was. Anyway most of them are bullet-hell games and this one is actually a fan game of the franchise. Which I had found somewhere on Moriya shrine which is where I find new games to play from the franchise.
Labyrinth of Touhou is a wonderful JRPG game by Tasogare Frontier. It was great but when I started playing the English patch was not there so I went through most of the beginning not knowing what was going on but enjoyed it anyway. The big tree that they are exploring allows the ability to level, find more characters, find items, and of course ascend more into this tree. Now there is an English patch that I have yet to get the complete English patch though I’m sure it’s completed by now. Anyone that enjoy RPG games would like this game. though JRPG are more difficult than regular RPG games.
There aren’t many things I could say are exactly warning wise about it just if you like Touhou you already know what you’re getting yourself in a difficult game that may take years to beat and a lot of tears.
The witch’s house is about a girl named Violet that goes to see her friend in the forest pretty early you read a letter that her father had told her not to go past the woods. Though you go to the house of course anyway since it’s the only place you could go making it a bit cliché, but regardless a very good story as you go through the mansion you find out it’s practically abandoned as you look for her friend or a way out of the mansion.
It really captures the creepy magic house feeling. It has changing corridors and weird dead ends and things being not where it was supposed to last time. I believe it is a very well made psychological-horror game. There are two endings to find one regular the other secret. The soundtrack wasn’t too notable but the atmosphere was very good their scares aren’t simple cheap jumpscares.
There is blood, violence, body horror, animal death, jumpscares, and many ways to die…too many.
Here is the download link for The Witch’s House.
Off, originally in French, is a game as if Alice in wonderland and mother or earthbound had a child and made it even more unsettling. It was very interesting and a pleasant experience of a game even with it’s unsettling music and strange essence in the places and anything that is encountered. The main character is a guy named the batter which his mission is to be the purifier which I thought was a very dark term to give someone that just comes in to kill things, of course because the enemies are ‘purified’. But of course dark is the point of the game I believe. The game’s music for fighting is very strange and actually upset my nerves than unsettle me. The RPG portion was alright no need of amazing RPG skills were needed as long as killing a few things here and there over constant level grinding. There is three endings but I only stuck with the one I had gotten which wasn’t one I enjoyed which of course was probably one most get on their first play. It made me content enough to consider it a closed game.
Warnings consist of a bit of blood, unsettling music, some flashy lights, and dark themes.
The link can be found Here.
IB is an adventure game with a lot of horror elements. IB, the main character, is nine and goes to an art gallery and finds herself trapped in the art gallery her parents take her to. It gave me an Alice in Wonderland vibe with the craziness that goes on in the art gallery. The music and atmosphere does a very good job which is a very amazing trade for the pixelated graphics. The girl meets a few people on the way good or bad is determined by the player. There are in fact ten endings all quite diverse I have gotten at least five of the ten endings.
I personally thought the story was interesting and the chase scenes weren’t all that bad considering I consider chase scenes very annoying like in Ao Oni. The puzzles were decently challenging of course after already figuring them out the first time it is practically muscle memory. The soundtrack was really nice and honestly I wouldn’t mind listening to it without playing the game. The health mechanic was also very interesting.
Here is the link to IB if interested.
Be aware there are some grotesque themes and some blood.
The game Yume Nikki is an indie rpg maker game that is about a shut-in named Madotsuki. Instead of leaving the room the game is based on going around in her dreams lucidly. The game is made pretty well almost no bugs and the music is pretty good. There are many secrets though since it doesn’t really give you hints on the effects there is a chance to find a few secrets before the end game unintentionally. Those secrets are very well hidden being a certain percent when in the dream world to work, doing repetitive things multiple times, etc.
There is a lot of speculation on who Madotsuki is why she is a shut in and the psychological point of the characters and rooms many think each are intentional. Many probably know of it because of Uboa-chan which is seen various places without knowing of the game. There are a whole lot of fangames that popped up around the games like Yume 2kki (a fan game) but is well made and is very good like Yume Nikki itself and someone even made a 3-D version of it which is actually able to make the whole game so much more creepy than Yume Nikki itself is. Any other fangames are either not complete or not really worth the time to mess with.
Here is the link to the Wiki page if you wanna try it out.
Please be aware there are grotesque themes blood, and violence.