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.
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.
Sure, there are RPG elements, but I wouldn't call this game a pure RPG one. What's really interesting in 99 Spirits is fight system. You are dealing damage, defend yourself and when monster's HP is gone, you need to write down a name of this monster in order to get rid of him. It's not that simple, and the only way to identify a monster is by some hints that you are getting from certain skill, but that what's fun in this game. The characters and monsters are well drawn, music is amazing and voices - if you are fan of japanese voices then you can play with them turned on! 99 Spirits is a game for many hours, there is even a DLC avaible. This game might interest people who loves japanese folklore, or are simply looking for some nice and unique game. I'm glad that after many years of playing games there are still developers that have a fresh ideas and can put them in games.
This is a japanese game so of course it is far from ordinary. The main goal is to defeat evil spirits that can "possess" items. Easy enough? Not, because to defeat spirit we must first reveal his true form and this require to call spirits name (that is actually a name of item the spirit possessed). Fortunately player has a special sword that have the ability to give some hints about spirits name. And that how combat works - you attack the spirit (swords abilities need to be charged before every use) till you can guess his name. It is easy at the start, but gets harder later on. There is some RPG mechanics like sharpening your weapon, getting food, leveling up and so on. If you are looking for an interesting game and don't mind manga like graphic - give this game a try. It may not be great but it is refreshing.
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