99 Spirits revolves around the popular Japanese folklore of Tsukumogami, everyday objects coming alive on their 100th birthday.
Work out the true identity of your enemies in a unique battle system
Capture enemies, master their skills for battle and use them to solve puzzles on the field
Interact with over 40 unique characters and battle over 100 monsters
Beautifully detailed art and an atmospheric original soundtrack bring feudal Japan alive
Discover multiple unique endings that change based on the player’s actions
Dual audio: Toggle between English and Japanese voice
Hanabusa is a young headstrong girl living in the Heian capital within medieval Japan. But when her mother is slain by evil spirits, her life turns into one of vengeance as she sets out to hunt and destroy the spirits.
During Hanabusa’s travels, she meets a white fox who turns out to be a servant of the mountain god. Hanabusa receives a special sword passed down from her mother, which gives her the ability to see the true forms of spirits to help slay them. Shortly after, a spirit claiming to be Hanabusa’s long-lost father, Hidetada, breaks her sword and leaves Hanabusa powerless and confused.
Now to mend her broken sword and learn the truth about her father, Hanabusa embarks on a journey to annihilate every last one of the evil spirits.
99 Spirits is a fun and unique indie role playing game with themes surrounding Japanese folklore and ancient culture. The world is small but you can return to older stages using the map. The stages are grid based similar to many strategy role playing games but in battle it is in first person. The enemies can be seen on the grid allowing you to avoid them if you pay attention to their path. The enemies themselves (called Tsukumogamis) are based off of Japanese household objects and cannot be hit until you solve their name. The battle is a first person role playing game battle system mixed with puzzle elements. The heroine's sword has the ability to collect pieces of the enemies name so you can solve it. Once you figure out what item the enemy is you can physically attack them. The unique battle system is one of the first things about the game that drew me in. The character designs and background art aren't ground breaking but they look great regardless. The characters themselves unfortunately don't have much for personality or character growth and often fit into stereotypes but the game doesn't lack in humor among the large number of serious moments. The music isn't terrible but it isn't great either. Overall 99 Spirits is great if you are looking for a game that isn't too fast paced and requires some thought. Pros: --Unique Battle System with puzzle elements -Enemies can be seen and avoided -Great for learning a bit about Japan -Nice looking art Cons: -Bland/stereotypical characters Neutral: -Music isn't good or bad
It's an RPG game with interesting battle mechanics. The battle mechanics are similar to the game-show, Jeopardy. You encounter unidentified spirits and you must identify them before you can defeat them. The spirits take the form of everyday items and you are given clues to figure out what that item is (guessing the word). Clues such as what letters the word consists of or what the item is made of. This game is not like the standard RPG games like Final Fantasy. The animations are great and the story is interesting. The music is not too great in my opinion, but it does not make it a bad game. Add this game to your Want List if you are somewhat interested. To be safe, I would get this game on sale because I know the battle system can be a deal breaker for standard RPG lovers.
Personally, Japanese indie game scene is one of the most creative indie scenes, I may have some bias due to that thinking. I like the game's art-style and gameplay, very unusual. The story is magical, simple yet quite fun at the same time. If you want to test your Japanese or English skills, playing the respective version will either make you satisfied or destroy your confidence because the gameplay requires you to "guess" your enemy's names. You won't find a lot of game with this mechanics, so if testing your knowledge is what you're after, then this will be for you. 84 because no game is perfect and this game is not for everyone, but I personally enjoyed it and believed many would feel the same.
A revolution i would say from a game in japanese rpg games. it has its own fighting system, unique items, offers good gameplay and nice music ^^. The graphics are really well done, and whats else more to say? its really unique.
This game has really good fight system. You can defend, counter and attack. And you got filling gauge from attack and defend. Then you can use your skill with filled gauge which is can identify enemy's form. If you identified your enemy you can see his form and HP. Then you can kill him. This fighting system used every battle and this makes you curious.
Simply rate this game out of 5 stars and submit
All of our reviews are moderated and may not appear on the site straight away.
Thank you for your patience whilst we complete this process.