Spooky school kids are spooky
Today I want to write to you about a plot-heavy RPG Maker game called Misao.
Misao is a survival horror and puzzle game developed by Sen and Miscreant’s Room released in May 2011. A remastered version was later released on Steam in October 2017.
Overall, my feelings towards this game are mixed. While I was playing it, I enjoyed it. It is mysterious and fun with effective jump scares and a gripping plot. There are also lots of scares that are not jump scares, it is creepy as hell in places, violent in others and tricky in some.
However, when I started writing this blog and got thinking about this game, I started to remember certain things about it that I was not a fan of. There is a weakness in some of the characters and the game has a few moments that feel unnecessary and gratuitous, at least to me.
As I said above this is a plot-heavy game, it also has multiple endings and I will be discussing this below, as it is exceedingly difficult to talk about what makes this a fun and interesting horror title without discussing the plot fully. Because the epilogue is considered the ‘true’ or ‘good’ ending.
So, if you have not played the game through then this is your warning, stop here and avoid spoilers.
I also want to put a trigger warning here, this game involves sexual assault and rape of high school students, not to mention a lot of violence.Continue reading “Review: Misao”