Average Playtime: 4 hours

Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch. 5 Meakashi

Add to
My games
148
Add to
Wishlist
Save to
Collection

Click to rate

4
Exceptional
Meh
Skip

About

June, 1983.

The summer heat has arrived earlier than it does most years.
By day there are cicadas, and by night, the higurashi.

Hinamizawa, a small village in the Japanese countryside.
While there are fewer than two thousand people there, every year, 'something' happens.

For the past 4 years, someone has died, and someone else has gone missing.
This series of deaths and disappearances is connected to the local resistance against a now-abandoned dam construction project.
A murder during the construction, covered up by the local authorities, is being re-enacted year after year.
Is it a conspiracy? A coincidence? Or perhaps a curse?

Someone who was supposed to be there... isn't.
Someone who wasn't supposed to be there... is.

Someone who was alive last night is now dead, and someone who is here right now isn't alive.

There is no way to avert this tragedy. There is no choice but to give up trying.

But even so... please don't give up.
Platforms
Release date
Developer
07th Expansion
Publisher
MangaGamer
Age rating
Not rated
Website
https://07th-expansion.net/

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+ Mountain Lion
  • Processor: 1 Ghz or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 128Mb Video Memory
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+ Mountain Lion
  • Processor: 1 Ghz or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256Mb Video Memory
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
  • Processor: 1Ghz or Faster Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 128Mb OpenGL2 Or Higher Compatible
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Pulse Audio Compatible
  • Additional Notes: Not Tested with Distros other than Ubuntu
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
  • Processor: 1Ghz or Faster Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256Mb OpenGL2 Or Higher Compatible
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Pulse Audio Compatible
  • Additional Notes: Not Tested with Distros other than Ubuntu

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium III 800 MHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 128MB DirectX 9c Compatible (Pixel Shader 2.0+)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Pentium 4 1.4GHz
  • Graphics: 256MB DirectX 9c Compatible (Pixel Shader 2.0+)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
Read more...
Edit the game info
Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

Where to buy

GOG
Steam

Top contributors

accujazz

1 edit
139

Sinkler

1 edit
42
MEAKASHI END
Feb 19, 2018
LAMBDADELTO
THE GREAT ESCAPE | Higurashi When They Cry Ch.5: Meakashi [PART 1] [BLIND]
Feb 7, 2020
Rose Matter
MEAKASHI BAD END
Aug 6, 2019
LAMBDADELTO
MEETING SATOSHI | Higurashi When They Cry Ch.5: Meakashi [PART 2] [BLIND]
Feb 14, 2020
Rose Matter
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi Trailer
May 22, 2018
GOG.com
#6 Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.5 Meakashi - PC HD -Visual Novel
May 5, 2017
DeViiaTe
View all videos
515 items
75.00%
Detective - Meakashi
Read all TIPS in Meakashi.
81.25%
The Path to Hell
Continued down the road into darkness.
81.25%
Revelation
Reached an epiphany at the end of it all.
81.25%
Tying Your Own Noose
Took another step on the journey of revenge.
81.25%
Shocking End
Killed someone very dear to you.
view all achievements
16 items

Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch. 5 Meakashi reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Perhaps one of the strongest chapters. Impressed by all-beautiful sound accompaniment, such different voiceover twins, a lot of small details, which did not show anime. And especially the words of Rykishi in the dock-how easily we justify violence based on our own sympathies. To myself I will say that the character who has drawn here in full, has not caused me these sympathies. If in previous chapters of heroes to violence were pushed fear, self-defense or desire to protect others, here-revenge, seasoned with a large portion of sadism. The Central theme is the search for answers to what happened to Satoshi, a relationship in the Sonogaki family. The Killer here is the most ambiguous of all, one that would probably be able to kill and without the syndrome of HINAMZWAW, EGOCENTRK and manipulator, perfectly capable of pretending. Her inner World, obsessive attitude to the object of the senses, is shown much deeper than in the anime. And If in humanity it is inferior to the rest of the characters, then as a character in its versatility is one of the most interesting. The Author of this novel does not cease to amaze by good.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I really did like Shion when I first came accross Higurashi. Now reading the VN thoroughly, her character was kinda hard to stomach and everything she pulled afterwards. Meakashi was great, and what made it this way obv was Ryukishis way of retelling the story from "shions" perspective (putting that in quotes, because for obvious reasons. Strongly recommend to reread it if you didn't catch that). She's sly, sick and a really ♥♥♥♥ed up garbage can. CH 2 showed us what Keiichi actually is capable of. Her talking him down to the utmost just... felt so wrong. Her arrogance slightly slows down during the end, but from all of the characters so far, her mindset was the most godlike. Now you'd probably think I'm talking about the parts after she gets "♥♥♥♥ed up". Honey, no. As stated above, I adored Shion and that was mostly due to Satoshi and her caring personality towards him. Only through the VN honestly I saw how obsessive she's over him and thats before♥♥♥♥♥♥goes down. Ryukishi prob wrote it that way on purpose, but the more it disturbed me when I realised how sick her situation was beforehands. All of her violent acts only add up to that and highlight her worst traits - which always makes you question the character at hand (AND I love that the most abt his novels because yes). Her jealousy towards satoko is completely uncalled for, given the situation the houjous have to fight through. The reader learns how satoko actually is aware of her own faults, which is so sad and I had to put the game down a few hours because it was so harsh. So good, but so harsh. You get what I want to say. In conclusion, I prob liked CH 5 the most because of the way it made me feel. The after party also brought up questions the reader prob had through mid-reading. Good stuff, very good, even though I now want to throw Shion down a cliff.
Read more...
read more