Japanese horror game Death Mark has escaped from its console-shaped crypt to hang-out once more on PC, and is out right now. Developed by Experience, it’s principally a visible novel, however with some Fighting Fantasy-esque game-book parts. There are stats, selections and adventure-style stock puzzling, however they’re secondary to the tales being informed. A set of ghost tales, together with your cursed investigator attempting to stave off their very own supernatural demise by confronting and placing to relaxation a collection of spirits which can be haunting modern-day Tokyo. A pre-exorcised launch trailer is beneath.
From what I’ve seen of the game (experiencing the console model over a good friend’s shoulder), it’s an engrossing little bit of old-school Japanese horror, with the occasional difficulty. The majority of every chapter is spent investigating the spirit that you simply’re attempting to cease, determining the who, why and the way behind the haunting. You’ll step by step decide up a list of things associated to the case, and through your closing confrontation, you’ll have to make use of the precise objects in the precise order to outlive. Destroying a ghost is the simpler possibility, whereas saving their soul wants extra analysis and thought.
The game has some beautiful artwork, principally stills, however with some animation throughout ‘fights’, and the soundtrack is particularly spooky. I can’t recall seeing something in the best way of jump-scares, this being a extra conventional set of Japanese horror tales, however I can’t promise there aren’t any in a while. One factor that did make me frown is a few of the ghost’s ladies victims, with the game unable to determine whether or not they’re meant to be in mortal peril or posing for a pin-up. These moments are few and much between, however slightly eye-rolling. Still, it’s a game I hope to play for myself in its entirety, some darkish and stormy evening. Maybe now it’s on PC I’ll get spherical to it.
Death Mark is out now on Steam for £26.39/€33.59/$39.99. It’s printed by Aksys Games.