Yomawari Midnight Shadows is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita now.
Yomawari Midnight Shadows throws you into the shoes of two best friends who are on the way home after a summer festival, but not all is at it seems. The two girls, unfortunately, get separated and at night, the town becomes a completely different place. The story wasn’t the strongest point of the game but it was interesting to see something so different in the current batch of releases. The atmosphere that the developers aimed to set really is tense and it works so well. The game felt like it was throwing things at random rather than scripted events which seriously kept me on my toes throughout.
The gameplay is pretty simple, run away from big bad monsters, if there’s somewhere you can hide and you hear a heartbeat you must hide. The run and hide gameplay moments really are quite thrilling. The exploration of the game is one of its greatest points, they’ve created a terrifying world full of things to explore and it gives you the freedom to make your own path and discover the horrors lurking around every corner. I didn’t run into any bugs in my playthrough either which was fantastic.
Graphically the games art style is superb, each and every little detail feels handcrafted to be unique and not a copy and paste job. From the houses to the forest it all looks really well detailed. The monsters also look terrifying, there are so many different kinds and really strange ones roaming the environment and they all have really had unique and distinct features. The sound design is also just as terrifying as the look of the whole game.
I had quite a bit of fun with Yomawari Midnight Shadows, I didn’t run into any bugs, I got scared, I found a lot of the game’s design to be quite unique but I felt more could have been added to the storyline. Overall if you’re looking for a horror game to scare you or a game to keep you on your toes Yomawari Midnight Shadows is definitely one to pick up.