A young girl is walking her dog Poro around town at dusk when a tragic accident forces her to return home with only Poro's leash in hand. The girl's sister commands her to stay home while she goes out into the night to search for the dog. Time passes. Growing impatient, the girl decides to search for her missing sister and dog herself.
But when she steps foot outside, she realizes that this is not the same town. The darkness has made the town unfamiliar, and she appears to be utterly alone...save for the spirits that stalk her. The girl must hide from, outsmart, or outrun the hunting spirits while she searches for clues to find her loved ones.
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Yomawari Night Alone is a top down survival horror game that was also made for the PS Vita that has you playing as a young girl that is searching a town, now inhabited by spirits and monsters, for her missing dog and sister. The game opens with a brief tutorial that will show you how to run, walk slower, and how to interact with objects, after the opening you are left alone to figure things out. You have no ability to fight enemies and must run, hide, or use items to distract, your flashlight can also be used to locate hidden spirits. There is very little in the way of music, instead you will hear sounds of the environment and the footsteps of your character, the sounds of monsters and of your heart beat will let you know how close enemies are. As you get closer to enemies your heartbeat will increase and you won't be able to run as long as you normally can. The only annoying thing about the game is that you won't always be able to save as much as you would like because of the need to go home or to find statues, and death can come quickly. This can force you to have to replay sections where you now know what to expect, making it kind of dull when you add in that most enemies are fairly easy to avoid and the fear or appreciation for a well designed area or enemy isn't going to be as strong when played multiple times. Saving at statues also requires coins but you can find them pretty easily. There are sections of the game where you will run into checkpoints as well. Seeing new types of enemies and trying to discover what happened in the town is enjoyable but a lot of the gameplay is just going to be dodging or running from enemies and it does get repetitive even without having to redo a section. The game is fairly short, being around three hours in length, with time being added or reduced based on looking for side activities, finding collectibles, and how quickly you can figure things out. The Pitch Dark Edition includes the game's soundtrack and an art book. There really isn't much when it comes to the soundtrack but the art book is nice for those who enjoyed the game's style, and can be worth it as a way to support the game for an extra $2, though the game is fairly expensive already.
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