From the moment I saw the first trailer, I knew I wanted to try Yomawari out. It looked both adorable and horrifying, but I had no idea just how powerful the experience would be.
At the end of the adventure, the hero defeats the evil overlord and saves the world. The End… Or is it? Yuusha Shisu. (勇者死す。English title, Hero Must Die) is a game that looks at just that — the aftermath of the final battle.
When I first saw the promotional video for Nippon Ichi software’s upcoming game, Hotaru no Nikki, I was instantly captivated by the overall aesthetic. It had the feel of a game like Ico, but with less action. And that’s pretty much what I got.