Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Reviews

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Nov 1, 2017

An even better game than the original, whose innocuous visuals hide a tense and unpredictable survival horror of surprising potency.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2017

If you enjoyed Yomawari: Night Alone, you'll love Midnight Shadows. It keeps the creative elements of its predecessor intact while expanding on some of its finer points. If you haven't played Night Alone, you can still jump into Midnight Shadows and experience the same surprises as the original, both scary and cute.

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9 / 10
Nov 6, 2017

It's been hard to find horror games that scratch my itch to be disturbed without catching me with cheap scares or leaving me with weeks of nightmares. I long for tense, atmospheric experiences that get me shivering and shaken and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows shook me to my core. It's a masterful horror game that tops anything else on the Vita, and rivals many other things on the PS4 as it blends detailed sound-design with rich art and a somber narrative to craft a breath-taking horror experience. Some puzzle segments can be obtuse, and the ending lacks the same sense of accomplishment of the first game, but despite all that, Yomawari continues to perfectly define horror.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2017

An adventure that should be played by every fan of the survival horror genre. It is not based on gaming cliché and has an amazing 2D style that shows that great games can be created without having too many resources.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

Interesting sequel that repeats almost everything that made Yomawari Night Alone great, but with less novelty.

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7.8 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows will cause you to scream out of fear multiple times.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is a worthy successor to one of my favourite horror games and an unforgettable experience that is marred with a few annoyances.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is a pretty basic horror title, with a creepy and disturbing atmosphere, and an interesting bestiary. The game is not too difficult, the super-deformed art direction is a little bit anticlimactic, but overall is a good scary ride.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 30, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows shines a brave light to eschew some genre conventions, but not all. Though the lack of sound and solemn streets are sure to please anyone who loves horror, the abundance of save points makes death inconsequential, removing some terror that the atmosphere instills.

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Oct 31, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows puts cute girls in a dark soundscape to create a wonderfully unnerving experience.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is a cute-looking survival horror game, with unexpected twists and a surprisingly dark narrative.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows has everything a horror game needs, engaging story and characters, creepy town, and scary spirits. Most importantly, it shows a significant improvement over what the previous entry in the series offered. Sadly, the game lacks more explorable areas and also a more extensive variety of enemies, who end up overstaying their welcome in the later parts of the game. With that said, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows caused me to scream out of fear multiple times and, at the same time, kept me excited for whatever was coming next.

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RPG Site
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 23, 2017

Its bleak story and strong ambiance will do a number on your emotions in this nerve-wracking adventure.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows mixes a creepy cute art style, atmospheric sound design and a heart warming story for great comfy horror experience. A few jump scares aside, it captures the scary ambiance perfectly.

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NZGamer
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Haunting, in both the ghostly and the emotional sense.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 25, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is wonderful, strange, scary, sad, creepy, startlingand cute in equal measure.

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7.9 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is a great addition to the survival horror genre with a tense and atmospheric world coupled with a wonderful story. Fans of the original or survival horror shouldn't be disappointed.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2017

So the question comes to why you should buy Midnight Shadows? Well if you're looking for a horror game, there are better titles out there and if you want a deep, memorable adventure Yomawari is at most fine. But despite all of this, it's an enjoyable experience for those who like these kind of games or those who enjoyed the previous game.

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70 / 100
Dec 20, 2017

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows rides the wave from a horror standout from last year, but it fails to bring something new to the table and exaggerates in what made the first game so special.

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PS4Blog.net
ThaRaven403
9 / 10
Jan 8, 2018

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is a great sequel to Yomawari: Night Alone that bumps up the horror and gore while doing everything that its prequel did so well. If you liked the first game in the series then you're going to love this one, but even if you haven't played it you can dive right into the sequel since it's mostly self-contained.

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