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Yomawari: Night Alone

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

69%

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Based on 32 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 25, 2016
PlayStation VitaOct 25, 2016

Developer: Nippon Ichi Software

Publisher: NIS America

Genres: Adventure, Strategy

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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A very different kind of survival horror, that despite a few flaws is both scarier and more thematically interesting than most of its contemporaries.

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I still get chills thinking about my time with Yomawari: Night Alone. Whether it's a particularly scary moment that pops into my head or one of the many weird visuals that I just can't get out of my mind, this is a game that's going to stick with me for a while. I just wish there was more of it for me to remember.

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It’s hard to find a truly glaring flaw in Yomawari: Night Alone. My biggest complaint of a lack of story or creature explanations is honestly something that other players might have zero problems with. It’s even something that I admit myself adds to the mystique and charm of the game. I’m awful at playing horror games, and I’m always too scared to make any real progress. Yomawari creates a great atmosphere of tension and terror that rarely relies on cheap scares, and it was the perfect formula to keep me hooked until the end. If you’re looking for a good alternate horror game, look no further.

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A charming & scary 2D adventure full of Japanese elements & a great aesthetic work on it's back. One of the best survival horror for PS Vita.

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